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Fortnite devs apologize for unintended base demolition

When money is put down on the counter and the word "launch" is used, it doesn't matter if you say your game is in...

One Shots: The one where we mention Michael Bay

Warning: This column will contain GRAPHIC and EXPLICIT references to film auteur Michael Bay. You may find yourself cutting away in excitement every two...

The Game Archaeologist: Where are all of the open-source MMOs?

Recently we had an interesting question come in from reader and Patron Rasmus Praestholm, who asked me to do a little investigating: "What (if...
Sometimes the issue comes back to a failure to launch.

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs that died too soon

Your favorite game is going to die. I wrote about that. Some games are never even going to get to launching in the...

The MOP Up: SMITE’s console mea culpa (May 7, 2017)

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 Daily Grind: If you could live in an MMO world, which one would it be?

As much as we complain about MMORPGs, with their grinds and their boredom, even the most kill-or-be-killed ganker paradises would probably be better to...

Jukebox Heroes: Your top six favorite MMO music themes

After over a month of voting and counting down, we've arrived at the final six picks for your favorite MMORPG theme songs of all...

Global Chat: The fallout over Secret World Legends

The fallout over The Secret World's reboot into Secret World Legends has spread far and wide over the MMO blogging community, with...

Black Desert’s St Patrick’s Day patch brought its own beer

It is written in The MMORPG Code that MMOs, especially those of foreign pedigree, must indulge our most silly faux holidays. I'm sure that's...

ARK Survival Evolved rolls back official servers following Amazon outage

Did Amazon's Web Services outage on Wednesday wreck your day? It wrecked a lot of the internet, including ARK: Survival Evolved, which uses...

Battle Bards Episode 93: It’s a madhouse!

It’s taken this long, but the Battle Bards have gone completely and irreversibly insane in the membrane! Today the team cracks open the door...

The Daily Grind: What’s the weirdest MMO glitch you’ve ever experienced?

Have you ever fallen through the world in an MMO? Good times, right there. It's a jarring, crazy experience in which you see...

Massively Overthinking: Death and dying in MMORPGs

In March of last year, MOP's Justin wrote a detailed guide to the most common death penalties in MMORPGs. Last September, Gamasutra pulled...

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs that walk on the weird side

In third grade, my teacher sent home a report card with the note that "Justin is wonderfully strange." Ever since then, I never found the...

The Daily Grind: How often do you claim refunds on MMOs?

Chargebacks were a big deal in 2016: Black Desert, ArcheAge, and No Man Sky were all embroiled in community drama thanks...

Winter festivities arrive in Black Desert today

It's Christmas in Black Desert! Or at least it will be once the extra maintenance is over. Kakao is kicking off the...

Massively OP’s guide to the best upcoming indie MMORPGs, part two

Last week, we introduced the first part of our guide to the best upcoming, in-development indie MMORPGs -- yes, the list was so long...

Here’s what’s going on with Glitch’s successors

We are fast approaching the late, lamented Glitch's birthday on September 27th, and to mark the occasion, we thought we would check in...

Massively OP’s guide to the best upcoming indie MMORPGs, part one

When you write for an MMORPG website that covers literally hundreds of games and could probably add in hundreds more that are extinct, are...
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Guild Wars 2 suffers technical difficulties, pushes out gifts following rollback

If you're logging into Guild Wars 2 today, expect a bit of weirdness. Yesterday's patch caused a soulbinding glitch that took the servers offline...

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