H1Z1’s seventh season goes live on PS4 and brings back the classic Z2 map

Ready for a new season of doing things in H1Z1? That's good because season seven is officially live on console, bringing with it a...

One Shots: The Mo Army marches on

Has there ever been a figure as majestic, as inspiring, as armor-plated as Massively OP mascot Mo? Probably, but that didn't stop our antsy...

Jack Emmert isn’t sure Daybreak will publish his next MMO, says DCUO is as big as it was four years ago

In January, Daybreak finally announced the fruits of its "realignment" that we'd been covering since last summer: It was splitting off new substudios for...

New World shows off the factions and enemies of the world of Aeternum

We already had an idea that New World is a dangerous place and that we were getting a video diary about the factions as...

The Game Archaeologist: The legacy of Guild Wars

Last week on The Game Archaeologist, we examined the exciting beginnings of Guild Wars, thanks to a trio of ex-Blizzard developers who wanted to...
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H1Z1 aka Z1 Battle Royale’s concurrency shot up 900% last month – here’s why

If you happen to be one of those weirdos who is constantly thumbing through SteamCharts to see how games are doing (i.e., me), you...
Have you heard?!

The Game Archaeologist: The rise of Guild Wars

In early 2005, World of Warcraft mania was rising exponentially, month over month. But even as Blizzard's MMO juggernaut barreled toward its full strength...

Massively Overthinking: The undeath of the MMORPG genre

Last week, there was a provocative thread on the MMORPG subreddit that subverted the tired idea that the genre is "dead." It's not, u/Selphea...

One Shots: Abusing emote spam

Emotes: They're a privilege, not a right. Well, they actually come pretty standard in most online games, so I guess they're more or less...
No, this one... this one's certain.

Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures at the start of 2020

This annual column always inspires a certain amount of debate, which is intentional. Outside of the office, a good chunk of that debate is...

GTAO, Apex Legends, Warframe, and H1Z1 are among PlayStation’s most-downloaded games of 2019

One of the frustrations we always have when reporting on playerbase size in the MMO industry is that the console market is way more...

Massively Uplifting: Gaming studios and communities support kids, trees, cats, STEM, and gaming grandparents

While there are understandably many reasons folks may not want to look back on 2019 fondly, the year wasn't all bad. Massively Uplifting has...

New Frontier leaves early access, Magnificent 5 enters early access, and a zombie-based spinoff is revealed

This one is a bit of a wild ride, friends, so bear with me here. One game has broken up into three pieces, each...

The MOP Up: Dark Age of Camelot’s progression server

Dark Age of Camelot recently put up a huge end-of-year Q&A grab bag for you to enjoy, including plans for next year -- and...
Ho, then when I say so, ho again.

The Massively Overpowered 2019 winter holiday MMO roundup

The holidays are here! Well, most of them are. Some of them might not be. And as is tradition here at Massively Overpowered, we...

Undead Labs founder Jeff Strain to open a game dev studio and academy in New Orleans

Jeff Strain, the former ArenaNet co-founder who went on to helm State of Decay developer Undead Labs, has decided to expand his horizons with...

ExileCon 2019: Summing up Path of Exile’s epic inaugural con (plus all our photos!)

Other than the pre-con jitters of devs unsure what to expect or how things would ultimately go, you wouldn't know that ExileCon 2019 was...
Those who fear darkness have never seen what the light can do.

The MOP Up: Destiny 2 worships the sun

That glowing ball of thermonuclear radiation in the sky might just mean warmth and crispy tans for you, but for Destiny 2, it is...

One Shots: The miseries of camping

Isn't camping wonderful? Reconnecting with nature, smelling like smoke, and sleeping with a canvas wall between you and predators? Obviously, it's not for everyone,...

H1Z1’s sixth season features paltry rewards and no actual patch features

Remember when Daybreak changed H1Z1's name yet again, presumably to distance the title's console version from the already floundering PC version (also known as Z1 Battle...