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The MOP Up: TERA and PUBG combine unholy forces

TERA sent out a press release this week confirming the end of the world: "Finally, the dream collaboration between TERA and PUBG...

The Stream Team: Exploring the dungeons of The Elder Scrolls Online

You voted for it, and you got it: MassivelyOP's Chris is fulfilling the wishes of the voting public in last week's Choose My...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard of: Tales of Wind, Era of Legends, and Darksburg

Welcome back to another run-down of MMOs and other online games you've probably never heard of. We love doing these! Here's some stuff...

The Stream Team: The Love ARK

Love, exciting and new Come to ARK, Dinos are expecting too! And love, with babies galore Raise them up, and then breed some more The Love ARK, soon...

The Game Archaeologist: Terra, SubSpace, and Sovereign

In the MMO industry, science fiction has always taken the role of the overlooked little brother to big sister fantasy's popularity. Sure, there have...

The Stream Team: Surging toward a Syndicate safehouse in Path of Exile

OK, maybe surge isn't quite the right word when describing the journey toward an Immortal Syndicate safehouse in Path of Exile. Plod probably works...
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Lineage II Classic releases its Saviors update on February 27

The first major update to Lineage II Classic is arriving on February 27th, and it's got some steep new challenges for players. Four...

City of Titans demos the current state of its elaborate character creation

Yesterday's City of Titans update was... pretty horrifying. Fortunately, today's update is probably more like what backers had in mind, as

The Stream Team: More adventuring in Astroneer

During her first look, Massively OP's MJ just barely scratched the surface of Astroneer. And there is so much more planetary destruction she...
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For Science: Yet another study finds no link between violent video games and aggression

Yet another academic study appears to indicate no correlation between aggressive behavior and violent video games, this one specifically in kids. In the newly published...

Anthem’s early access launch is already suffering from connection issues

Raise your hand if you're surprised by this: BioWare's much-anticipated online shooter Anthem went live for Origin Access subscribers earlier today, but...
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Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s mysterious Hrothgar text has no good explanation

It was just supposed to be a minor patch for Final Fantasy XIV and it's touched off a huge flurry of confusion. Someone in...

Crowfall welds leveling and talent systems onto its framework

There is a lot for Crowfall's team to discuss this month, what with the delay of the first sanctioned campaign and all...

Video game unionization effort starts petition to remove Bobby Kotick from Activision-Blizzard

After calling for Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick to resign on Wednesday, video game industry unionization group Game Workers Unite has now put together a...

The Daily Grind: How much does nostalgia drive your MMO play?

Blogger and MOP reader Serrenity recently pointed us to a Kotaku article on the subject of video game nostalgia. Author Alyse Knorr maintains...

The Stream Team: Looking for love in all the wrong places in Secret World Legends

Just because it is Valentine's Day, you might be thinking that Massively OP's MJ will visit the Love Hotel in Secret World Legends. That...

Tamriel Infinium: The many breeds of Elder Scrolls Online’s cat people, the iconic Khajiit

In the real world, I am not a cat person. Actually, I'm not a pet person. But in video games, I collect minipets, tame...

Elder Scrolls Online: You could dive into Wrathstone’s dungeons, or you could just sleep on a bridge

ZeniMax has a new video up on social media today zeroing in on the dungeon content coming in Elder Scrolls Online's Wrathstone...

Anthem’s live-action video Conviction is serious business

BioWare's been teasing a new live-action short for Anthem all week, and it's finally dropped. It's called Conviction, and it's credited...
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Vague Patch Notes: On play conditioning and the lecture of experience in MMOs

Yes, it's another week in which we talk about abstract concepts that underpin the way we play video games, this time inspired by a...

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