Final Fantasy XIV brings around its annual Halloween event on October 19

Another All Saints’ Wake is approaching once more in Final Fantasy XIV, and that means players will need to deal with the usual antics of the Continental Circus and its associated void-based schemes. Of course, this year also sees the addition of a woman from Othard with an… unusual set of traits. Given the year’s rewards, one may be certain […]

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H1Z1 has defeated its ‘King of the Kill’ branding in a last-man-standing battle royale

Looks like at least some of the rumors last week have proven true, as Daybreak is indeed removing the “King of the Kill” branding from H1Z1, meaning the battle royale half of the zombie survival sandbox is now getting the unified game’s original name free and clear. You’ll recall that in 2016, Daybreak split H1Z1 into two separate games, H1Z1: King of the […]

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World of WarPlanes – Onsite at Wargaming America and Hands-on WoWP 2.0

The guys at Wargaming.net flew me out to take a gander at the newest World of Warplanes 2.0 patch, in what is essentially a re envisioning of the game. I got to meet with the developers and get a hands on with the new Bomber class and play with the Wargaming team on the new objective focused maps. Al King, Global Brand Director of Wargaming, also took the time for an interview about how the team reached 2.0 and their future plans for the game, which you can read here.

Runescape – Spend 10 Days in the Dimension of the Damned

Runescape players can take part in an all-new competitive adventure called the Dimension of the Dead. For ten days, players will be challenged to survive the zombie challenge. The event takes place in a “parallel Runescape universe” with the challenge coming to a final showdown where top players compete to be named King of Queen of the Damned on October 28th. Players will score in game items, a year’s Premier Club membership and even an all-expense paid trip to Jagex!

RuneScape is overrun by undead, challenges players to survive the next 10 days of Dimension of the Damned

“When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk Gielinor and there’s 200 million in-game gold pieces to be won by the player who can survive the longest.” That might be hard to fit on a movie poster. Fortunately, it’s for an MMORPG instead. Starting today, RuneScape is hosting a new 10-day challenge called Dimension of the Damned. […]

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The Witches Festival Returns!

The ghostly spectre of the Witches Festival has returned to Tamriel! Want to take part in this spooky celebration, enjoy a bonus to XP gains, and earn terrifying rewards? Read on to find everything you need to know about this ghoulish gala.

The Daily Grind: How should studios solve the gaming-while-rural problem?

If you’ve ever read any of MOP’s Andrew’s coverage of Pokemon Go, you’ve probably noticed a recurring theme: One of his biggest pet peeves is that Niantic privileges urban players over everyone else. If you live far away from a large city, you’ll not only struggle to attend events there; you’ll suffer from a lack of hotspots, gyms, raid opportunities, […]

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds – 322,000 Players Banned Since Launch, 6k-13 Per Day

According to BattlEye, between 6,000 and 13,000 players are being banned from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds per day. Since launch, 322,000 players have been booted from the game for any number of reasons from using third party programs to exploits and more. The BattlEye Twitter post says that “the vast majority is from China”. In addition, the company claims the number of banned players is “more than twice as many as posted by PUBG just a month ago”.

– South Park The Fractured But Whole Review – A Super Heroic Fart Fest

For those not aware, “South Park” is an adult oriented cartoon TV series that’s in its 21st season on Comedy Central. It’s been over two years since a sequel was announced for the TV show’s first video game, 2014’s “South Park: The Stick Of Truth”. Since the announcement, UBISoft has been working closely with the show’s creators; Trey Parker, Matt Stone and their staff at South Park Studios to make what can only be described as the funniest turn-based super-hero, adventure RPG ever.

Minecraft – Spoooooktacular Event Begins on Official Partner Servers

Minecraft players can now take part in the annual SPOOOOKTACULAR Halloween event taking place across the Mineplex, InPvP and Lifeboat servers, official partners of the devs. Players will find “blocky Halloweentowns” packed with tricks and treats. They’ll also find Zombie Invasions, Pumpkin Kings and special Jack O’Lanterns with in game prizes and quests included.

Grand Theft Auto Online – Transform Races to Launch Tomorrow – Get Ready for a New Twist

RockStar has released a new trailer for Grand Theft Auto Online’s newest game mode called Transform Races. During these special events, the vehicles players are driving will change constantly. Players will be instantly shifted into land, sea or air vehicles in the blink of an eye. Transform Races will launch on October 17th.

World of Tanks – Kennedy's War Story Campaign Launches for Consoles October 17th

Wargaming has announced that console World of Tanks players will be able to revisit the Cuban Missile Crisis in the new story campaign called Kennedy’s War. It will be available on October 17th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and XBox 360 and for XBox One X at launch. The story mode campaign is free to all players.

Secret World Legends – Link Up with SWL And Get Awesome Stuff as Funcom Celebrates Community

Funcom is celebrating and growing its Secret World Legends community by asking fans to subscribe to social media channels. By way of thanks, players can score a Cerulean Eagle (Twitter), a Pajama Onesie Outfit (Twitch), a Modern Cowhand Outfit (Facebook) and the Grim Glamor Mummy (Google).

Recollection of Vana'diel

As we celebrate the 15th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY XI, we’d like to encourage you to look back on some of your most cherished memories of Vana’diel. Whether it be fighting an HNM for the first time, navigating Valkurm Dunes with a party of fresh adventurers, or even just fishing alongside Joulet and Gallijaux to obtain Lu Shang’s fishing rod! With so many memories made in the Vana’diel it may be difficult to narrow it down to just one!

Read over the campaign details and submit a screenshot of a cherished memory and we’ll award qualifying participants with a special Well in-game item.
Read on for details.

MMO Week in Review: Warframe’s first steps into a larger world (October 15, 2017)

Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! Warframe took another step closer to being an MMORPG this week with the launch of its Plains of Eidolon expansion, which introduced an open-world landscape feel to zones and a slew of MMO-like questing options. In […]

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EVE Evolved: EVE Online’s free-to-play upgrades are pretty damn generous

You’ve probably heard by now that EVE Online is giving its free-to-play alpha clone characters a massive boost in power in December about a month after the launch of the Lifeblood expansion. The news has been spreading through the gaming media since it was announced last week at EVE Vegas 2017 and the reception online has been generally positive. Some existing […]

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The MOP Up: Speedrunning World of Warcraft (October 15, 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 of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line! Maybe […]

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Battle Bards Episode 107: Blade and Soul expansions

After 50 episodes, the Battle Bards have made the brave decision to revisit the hallowed lands of Blade and Soul to look at two of the soundtrack expansions. The team combs through The World and Silverfrost Mountain albums to see what bounty can be harvested. It’s another lively episode with plenty of upbeat music, so what are you waiting for? […]

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– Creative Sound BlasterX Vanguard K08: Surprisingly Capable

Sound Blaster is a name that’s almost legendary in the PC audio space, backed by an extensive range of sound cards, speakers, headsets and amplifiers that stretches back over decades. But how would the firm’s first pro gaming keyboard stack up in the highly competitive peripherals market? As an opening effort, the Vanguard K08 is a surprisingly capable and full-featured choice.

MMOs you’ve never heard of: Immortal Thrones, Identity, and Lordmancer II

Welcome back to our intermittent series on MMOs and other multiplayer games you you’ve never heard of! Let’s run down three of them. Immortal Thrones First up is Immortal Thrones, a mobile MMO import from Chinese studio Zloong, which is calling the game a 3-D MMO set in a “richly detailed medieval fantasy world.” It’s just launched on both iOS and […]

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