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ECO is full of garbage (and patches)

Planetary simulator ECO is surprising testers with an interesting twist that will be sure to keep them on their toes (and plugging their...
How much did a lot of these choices mean?

Massively Overthinking: Paying for MMORPG emulators, legal or otherwise

MassivelyOp reader Bryan recently wrote to us with a fun question about emulators, a topic that will simply never die as long as MMORPGs...
born to be wild

ECO shows off its upcoming vehicles

At long last, players of ECO will no longer be stuck having to walk from place to place like an animal, but will...

Global Chat: Avoiding MMO activities

Have you ever noticed that you play it way too safe in your MMOs, especially when it comes to interacting (or not) with others? 

ECO jumps into beta and Steam early access

The blocky world simulator ECO has bidden farewell to alpha and moved right into beta today. The beta transition also coincides with the...

The Stream Team: Exploring ECO with devs

ECO is a survival game unlike the others; you are trying to keep the entire planet alive! Not only that, but it is full...

Shroud of the Avatar saves the wetlands

Wetlands are an important part of the ecosystem, and not just because they are chock-full of stinging insects, biting snakes, and muddy bogs. They...
It's possible to start from a basis and go someplace innovative, but you have to be starting from that innovation.

ECO’s player housing is more beneficial than you think

In some online games, player housing is mostly a way to show off personal creativity and set up a space of your own. In...

ECO drops a massive alpha build with world laws, player contracts, and fishing

It is high time that we check back in with ECO, that multiplayer world ecosystem simulator, because there's some major happenings going on...

E3 2017: ARK Survival Evolved on scope creep, Xbox One X, and leaving early access

So ARK: Survival Evolved is going to be the first big survival sandbox not named Minecraft or Don't Starve to not only make it to...

Emil Chronicle Online closes its last server

It's the end of the line for one long-running Japanese MMORPG. Emil Chronicle Online, also abbreviated ECO (no relation), is closing down its...

ECO explores climate change with the power of video games

If you're averse to politics, science, and education, you might want to give ECO wide berth. Otherwise, Strange Loop Games CEO John...

The Survivalist: Massively OP’s guide to multiplayer survival sandboxes

Welcome to The Survivalist! Ya'll might have noticed that I have gravitated a bit from my happy home of deep, immersive virtual worlds...

Global Chat: Interior decorating in MMORPGs

With Elder Scrolls Online's new housing system coming early next month and LOTRO testing out some much-needed housing improvements, homemaking seems to...
It's cactUS, not cactYOU.

Eco delays its Alpha 5 update to October 24th

Eco's Alpha 5 brings in its comprehensive ecosystem mechanics, but as a result of polishing those mechanics, it's going to take a little...

ECO’s ecosystem will release October 5th

Total War: ArenaAn ecosystem is coming to ECO! Though if you consider the survival sandbox's name, that probably doesn't come as much of a...

The newest ECO patch adds food, buildings, and power

ECO's alpha 4 update is now live, and boy is it a major patch for the upcoming sandbox. Several major systems have...

The MOP Up: Blizzard’s mobile prospects (May 15, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

The MOP Up: Paragon recruits Sevarog (April 3, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

The MOP Up: Blade & Soul brings in the Warlock (March 6, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

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