the sims

Disambiguation:

The Sims Online, a defunct MMORPG
The Sims, an EA/Maxis single-player game
The Sims 2, an EA/Maxis single-player game
The Sims 3, an EA/Maxis single-player game
The Sims 4, an EA/Maxis single-player game

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v3.0

Behind history are people and stories, some of them well-known and some of them obscure. It has been my mission in The Game...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 248: Saying farewell to Aradune

Bree and Justin mourn Brad McQuaid, dip into Guild Wars 2, side-eye Stadia, imagine 20 more years of LOTRO, and enjoy watching EVE Online and Star Citizen's cons fight. Plus we tackle two mailbag questions about MMO genre positivity and playing solo in MMOs.

Massively Overthinking: What MMO were you hoping to hear much more about this year?

Going through our coverage of 2019's MMOs, I realized there are a bunch of games that have previously been on our "anticipated" lists that...

EA is bringing an unspecified number of games back to Steam along with the EA Access plan

While it's not the death of Origin, this bit of news certainly sounds like the dull, wet thud of an axe ramming into its...
There is a metaphor here somewhere.

Battle Bards Episode 154: Death and decay

Get an early jump on Halloween with the Battle Bards, as they grab the nearest shovel and start unearthing all sorts of morbid and...

Perfect Ten: Solo prequel games to MMORPGs

When studios go about making MMORPGs, risk comes along with the effect as a matter of course. The only question is how to reduce...

Rogue Server Report: Battle of the Immortals is back, The Sims Online’s emu gets an update

We've got a couple of updates on the emulator/rogue server front. Specifically, the return of Battle of the Immortals, which was sunsetted by...

Massively Uplifting: LOTRO community events, appreciative FFXIV fans, and making gaming accessible

Just because it's the hottest month of the year doesn't mean we don't want to bury ourselves in warm fuzzies! Positivity is always...

The Sims dev studio is seeking a creative director for an all-new ‘live service’ title

Maxis, the development studio most noted for simulation game series like The Sims and SimCity, is apparently entering the live service gaming venue. A...
It doesn't stop.

Perfect Ten: 10 things I’d love to see added to City of Heroes in the rogue server era

When will the staff here stop talking about City of Heroes? Now that there's actually something to talk about regarding it, probably never. Look, you...
Sort of?

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG was ahead of its time?

I want to wax poetic about Warhammer Online for a moment here. While it never maintained the initial level of success that it...

Massively Overthinking: What are your favorite MMO ‘chores’?

A few months ago, The Outline ran a piece on Red Dead Redemption 2 titled I don't wanna do my video...

The MOP Up: Population Zero throws a fashion show

You know how people advise you to "dress in layers" during inclement weather? And you think, "If I'm wearing pants, I'm doing well here,...

Here’s a look at the female armors in Star Citizen

Whether it's the digital world or the real one, window shopping is easily one of my favorite pastimes. It's like retail therapy but without...
Not today, old man.

Remember Booty Bay in World of Warcraft? It’s back! In Sims 4 form!

If you've ever wandered through Booty Bay in World of Warcraft and thought that it'd be much cooler if the town featured a bunch...

Massively Overthinking: Showing up vs. showing off in MMOs

Last week's Daily Grind about ambient sociability got a lot of MMO gamers talking about that desire to have people around, even if...
LOOK AT ME I'M NEAT

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v2.0

While The Game Archaeologist columns take up the most time of any project I do here at Massively OP, I absolutely love doing...
Now my stats are good!

There are no Blizzard games in the November 2018 SuperData games revenue ranking, not even WoW

I did a little double-take when I read SuperData's November 2018 games industry revenue ranking piece today, and not because the title and...

The Survivalist: Giving thanks for survival, from the genre to Conan Exiles

Since my column falls on Thursday, I always have the honor of sharing in the spirit of Thanksgiving by discussing what I am grateful...

Battle Bards Episode 130: Oddballs 2

While every Battle Bards episode is a cavalcade of strangeness, this week the team is ratcheting it up with the return of “Oddball” MMORPG...

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