stardew valley

Global Chat: FFXIV’s out-of-control cutscene scene

Here's a terrifying and fascinating fact: Did you know that Final Fantasy XIV's cutscenes now total up to 159 hours of non-interactive, viewable-only content? Gamer...

The MOP Up: Stardew Valley’s creator can’t quit tinkering with the game

Stardew Valley's creator recently sat down for an interview in which he said, “Once I reopen the book on Stardew, I always have a...

Miracle-Gro asks gamers to film gardening in games from Stardew Valley to Minecraft

This is such a weird crosspromo that I literally dropped what I was doing to write it up because I know this is gonna...
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Why I Play: Stardew Valley is still something special

I'd been saving this for myself for weeks now. It was late Saturday when I finally decided it was time to stop waiting and...

Farm Folks is a new multiplayer solarpunk cozygame headed for a second Kickstarter

If you haven't swung by Steam's front page this week, you might not realize that the platform is in the middle of Steam Farming...

Stardew Valley’s latest patch adds more mines, fairies, and fish frenzies

Stardew Valley isn't quite finished perfecting its cozy life sim world. This past week saw the release of Patch 1.6.4, and as usual, the...

Stardew Valley adds new festivals, a new farm, a mastery system, and eight-person multiplayer in 1.6 update

The single-player/multiplayer life sim RPG darling Stardew Valley has received one of its rare but absolutely loaded content updates, touching pretty much every aspect...

The MOP Up: Monster Hunter World sells a monster 25M copies

Capcom's Monster Hunter World is a force of nature unto itself, with the boss-slaying game topping 25 million units sold and setting a record...

Cozy co-op game Ikonei Island launches 1.5 overhaul on PC March 21 alongside console debut

It's been a tick since we peeked at cozy co-op Ikonei Island, a cutesy blend of Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing New Horizons that...

The MOP Up: Lost Skies gets downright cozy inside of its ships

Lost Skies' February dev blog showed off some UX work, early prototypes of its weapon damage system, and some super-cozy ship interior concepts. Also, the...

A fresh first impressions: Checking out Palia for the first time on Switch

Outside of MMORPGs, life sims are probably the most-played genre in my household. I originally bought Stardew Valley for my wife a few years...

Cozy sandbox My Time at Sandrock has launched – with online co-op multiplayer

If you're a fan of cozy survival sandboxes of the Stardew Valley variety but prefer the graphics of Palia, you're in luck, as this...

The MOP Up: Aion Classic finally gets its delicious revenge

Aion Classic unleashed Update 2.4: Stormwing's Revenge on its servers this past week: "Get ready to battle Stormwing and defeat Yamennes to loot heroic...
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Stardew Valley’s patch 1.6 will include new festivals, new late-game content, and 8-person multiplayer

Seven years on from launch, Stardew Valley remains the game that keeps on farming, and every time we think we were supposed to have...

First impressions: Palia is a half-baked project that could rise to be a masterpiece

For a reviewer, there is nothing more frustrating than something that is equal parts amazing and terrible. All awesome? That's an easy, glowing recommendation....

Singularity 6 interview: Palia is the cozy cottagecore sandbox to beat as it begins closed beta

The label "cozy" is in increasing danger of becoming a watered-down label thanks to how much it's being used in culture these days. Yet...

Loftia is yet another ‘cozy solarpunk’ life sim MMO in the making

You know what's a recent trend we can get behind here at Massively OP? The rise of so-called "cozy" multiplayer life sims that prioritize...
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WoW Factor: Age vs. World of Warcraft vs. player retention

In my time, I have gone from being a young man to an old man on the interwebs. I have gone from being a...

Massively on the Go: WalkScape’s Schamppu wants game to walk the fitness walk

It turns out I wasn't alone in WalkScape piquing my curiosity, so those of you who are intrigued by a new RuneScape-inspired walking-centric MMOARG...

Stardew Valley has another big update left in its future

Just because developer Concerned Ape is hard at work on his next title, Haunted Chocolatier, doesn't mean that Stardew Valley is being put to...