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Ascent The Space Game is back from stasis with a big client update on Steam

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Five or six years ago, indie MMO players were enthralled by Ascent: The Space Game, a sci-fi sandbox made by a solo developer. It...

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs made by tiny teams

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I don't really have to tell you this, but creating an MMORPG is a huge undertaking. These are some of the most complex games...

Massively Uplifting: Destigmatizing mental health in games, celebrating loved ones in LOTRO, Guild Wars 2, and Elite

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Spring started splendidly this year. While all may not come up roses in the world at large, plenty of good deeds and uplifting stories...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2019

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With nearly all of our end-of-2018 content finally and blissfully behind us - seriously, I always breathe a huge sigh of relief when it's...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding news of 2018

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Welcome to a special edition of Make My MMO, Massively OP's regular recap of what's going on in crowdfunded MMOs, which we do specifically...

Perfect Ten: MMOs to watch in 2019

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The MMO genre is in a strange and uncertain place right now -- but also one that is quietly thrilling. We've long passed the...

Ascent: Infinite Realm resurfaces with new images

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You guys remember Ascent Infinite Realm, right? PUBG publisher Bluehole's upcoming fantasy-steampunk mega-MMORPG? The game's official Twitter account has been silent since last spring,...

MMO Business Roundup: Bethsoft Moscow, A:IR publishing, OSU esports, SpatialOS, and Square-Enix

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Business business business numbers, is this working?! Let's dip into some of the scattered online gaming business tidbits of the week that might otherwise...

Perfect Ten: Anticipated MMOs I want to know a lot more about

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One of the most exciting parts of covering the news here at Massively OP is that we challenge ourselves to stay on top of...

No Man’s Sky received death threats over butterflies

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On the verge of expanding into a full multiplayer experience, No Man's Sky has rocketed back into the spotlight with July 24th's NEXT update....
Our house in the middle of our street.

The Daily Grind: What exactly defines an ‘indie’ MMORPG studio?

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Earlier this week, I happened to see a mainstream website refer to ArtCraft as an indie studio, and it jolted me. ArtCraft, as anybody...

Meet Ascent: Infinite Realm’s Assassin and Gunslinger

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Before you take flight with Ascent: Infinite Realm, you are going to need to choose the best possible class for you. Bluehole gave a...

Ascent: Infinite Realm teases its world-building as it adjusts from beta feedback

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Last year's announcement that Kakao would be bringing the steampunk-flavored Ascent: Infinite Realm to the west was a much-needed shot of encouragement to MMO...

Ascent: The Space Game is close to pushing out a new patch and client after switching engines

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Back in January, we expressed concern for the brilliant one-man space indie sandbox MMORPG called Ascent: The Space Game (not to be confused with...

PUBG, TERA, and A:IR company Bluehole has gone on a shopping spree

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South Korea's Bluehole has been busy as the rise of PUBG has filled its coffers. It partnered with Tencent. It's been hiring for TERA's...
yungman

Trademarks, copyrights, and patents: What they mean for you and for video games

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Has the pace of news moved so quickly that we've already forgotten about Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene's statement that video games lack any IP copyright...

Whatever happened to Ascent: the Space Game, Aura Kingdom, and Fragmented?

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Ever pause during your day and find yourself wondering, “Whatever happened to that game?” With hundreds upon hundreds of online titles these days, it’s surprisingly easy...
Guns and ships.

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO hopes and wishes for 2018

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One of the frustrating bits about our end-of-the-year content rollouts is that sometimes predictions and story roundups can come across as negative. It’s way too easy...

MMO Year in Review: WoW Classic and the doom of Marvel Heroes (November 2017)

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We’re taking a time-machine back through our MMO coverage, month by month, to hit the highlights and frame our journey before we head into...

Perfect Ten: 20 upcoming MMOs to watch in 2018

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It has become a long-standing tradition as Massively OP and our former site that we like to end the year by creating a list...

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