westwood studios

Defunct studio known to MMO fans for Earth and Beyond.

The Game Archaeologist: Jumpgate and Jumpgate Evolution

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Historically, space-bound MMORPGs have not had as easy of a go as their fantasy counterparts. For one thing, there are proportionally fewer of them...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v4.0

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By far, my favorite column to write here at Massively OP (and the one that always takes the longest) is The Game Archaeologist. I've...
We got it back, after all.

Perfect Ten: Dead MMOs resurrected via rogue servers

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Last December, the Massively OP 2019 Awards gave its "Best Trend" nod to the rise of rogue servers in the MMO genre. Preservation of...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v3.0

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

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offers the best systems for helping newbies?

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A while back I saw a deeply underrated post on the MMORPG subreddit about mentoring systems. I don't mean the kind of systems like...
This was once controversial!

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v2.0

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While The Game Archaeologist columns take up the most time of any project I do here at Massively OP, I absolutely love doing them...

Massively OP’s 2018 MMO Video Game Music Awards

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We have been talking a lot about what we've been playing this year and what we're looking forward to in 2019 and beyond, but...

Battle Bards Episode 126: Out of this world

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It’s time to boldly go where no podcast has gone before — by exploring MMO space themes! It’s perhaps the flat-out goofiest and silliest...

The ultimate guide to The Game Archaeologist’s MMO archives

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When we moved over here to Massively Overpowered, some of us transplanted our long-running columns to the new space. I perhaps felt most devastated...

EA has put the kibosh on a player-run Battlefield emulator – are MMOs next?

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We don't cover the Battlefield games much on Massively OP, but this particular story caught my attention anyway because of the company and subject...

Crucible gets Westwood co-founder as its new boss

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Hands up: Any Massively OP readers play the crap out of Command & Conquer back in the day? In the '90s, Westwood Studios was...

The Game Archaeologist: Earth and Beyond

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Personally, I prefer science fiction over fantasy nine times out of ten, even though most of the MMOs that grace my desktop are fantasy...

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs that help you get your spaceship on

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Sometimes even the most die-hard MMORPG player finds him or herself a little tired of constantly looking at the back of a head and...

The Game Archaeologist: Wing Commander Online and Privateer Online

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In late 2012, former Wing Commander developer-slash-movie director Chris Roberts emerged from a decade of obscurity to ask for help to fund his vision...

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs with vehicle avatars

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When you take a step back and look at the broad MMO genre, you see some common threads that run through most games. One...

Working As Intended: The MMOs we lost in 2015

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It's become tradition to fare well the MMOs that sunsetted in the preceding year, but that wasn't always the case. At the beginning of 2015,...

Listen to a Star Wars Galaxies and Earth & Beyond ‘post-mortem’

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If you're looking for a blast to the past of science fiction MMOs, then clear your schedule for an hour of enlightening talk by...

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