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Massively OP Podcast Episode 45: MMOs in the new year

Justin and Bree discuss Albion Online, The Repopulation, Firefall, Crowfall's innovative "vessel" system, and Pathfinder Online, plus mailbox questions on EverQuest Next, ArcheAge's health, and WoW.
Good thing kobolds never get boring or annoying!

Final Fantasy XIV voice actress goes missing, possibly murdered

Tragic news for Final Fantasy XIV fans this afternoon: The BBC is reporting that actress Sian Blake and her two children are...

Blizzard’s copyright lawsuit against Chinese game-maker is dismissed

Today's big news is that you can copy as many characters from World of Warcraft as you want without any legal penalties whatsoever....

Jumping onto a Final Fantasy XIV Japanese server can be a culture shock

Have you ever been curious about how different the Final Fantasy XIV experience is on its native Japanese servers? One English-speaking player

Linkrealms announces winter beta, Steam early access in March

Linkrealms developer Mythyn Interactive announced today that it's planning a Steam early access launch in March 2016 and as well as a fresh round of beta...
Hey, kids! I bet you thought I was dead!

Check out legendary Hearthstone cards with their inspirations from World of Warcraft

It's no secret that Hearthstone takes its inspiration from World of Warcraft. The former is meant to be inspired by the latter....
Myth: Lalafell have to be irritating cutesy-boop piles of crap.

Wisdom of Nym: Elitism and playing properly in Final Fantasy XIV

There was a thread on the official Final Fantasy XIV forums back about... I want to say a million years ago? Maybe two...

Subdivision names its streets after World of Warcraft

How would you World of Warcraft fans like to live on Ashenvale Way in real life? What about moving into a house on...

One Shots: Every shot is awesome!

Today's headlining picture is another debut for One Shots: Funcom's LEGO Minifigures Online. I don't know many people outside of MOP who...

World of Warcraft invites you to ring in the new year with fireworks and pet battles

It might not be World of Warcraft's most content-filled event, but it is its most explosive. The New Year celebration for Azeroth...
Space is so big.

EVE Online looks back at 2015 in its totality

So, how was 2015 for EVE Online? Well, it featured a lot of stuff from the game's development team, definitely. But is that...
Samurai still not confirmed, somehow.

Final Fantasy XIV welcomes players to another year of updates

It's sometimes difficult to believe that Final Fantasy XIV has been running for five years now in one form or another. A
Would you like to see something unsettling?

WoW Factor: The view from outside the Legion alpha test

I've been paying rapt attention to the ongoing-though-paused World of Warcraft Legion alpha tests  because said tests are looking good. That's a positive. Whilst...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO with the brightest future

Imagine you have a friend who wants to play an MMO but doesn't want to get involved in a game that's in decline or...

MMO Year in Review: Star Citizen’s triumph (December 2015)

This year, we're taking a time-machine back through our MMO coverage, month by month, to hit the highlights and frame our journey before we...

Perfect Ten: The MMORPGs to watch in 2016

A long time ago on another website far, far away, I held a tradition of kicking off the new year by listing the top...

The Stream Team: Going wild in WildStar’s Winterfest

Holidays mean festivals! And in WildStar, it's the grand celebration of Protostar's Winterfest that brings the seasonal cheer and gift-giving (and most importantly, gift-buying!)....

MMO Year in Review: Blizzard’s big plans (November 2015)

This year, we're taking a time-machine back through our MMO coverage, month by month, to hit the highlights and frame our journey before we...

Albion Online extends beta test, nixes free-to-play for launch

Major changes are afoot at Albion Online -- and some might not make fans of the cross-platform sandbox too happy. Sandbox Interactive
Oh, so many trials.

Pathfinder Online has a new investor interested in taking over the game

Acting CEO Lisa Stevens has good news for Pathfinder Online fans - the game may have found the investors it has been...