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Perfect Ten: MMORPGs with interesting Guinness World Records

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I never quite know how much stock to put in Guinness World Records. I guess it's somewhere between "for amusement value" and "stone cold...

Working As Intended: My 25 years of Ultima Online

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Twenty-five years ago my boyfriend, Paul, and I walked into a shop to find a new game to play together. He picked up this...

The Game Archaeologist: The legacy of Ultima Online

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Last week in The Game Archaeologist, we traced the history of Ultima Onlineā€™s origin, development, and testing -- not to mention one pesky in-game...

Leaderboard: Are you tempted by Ultima Online’s New Legacy server?

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So here's a fun fact for you: While vanilla, legacy, and progression servers have been all the rage for the last five years or...

The Daily Grind: If you had your way, what one MMO patch in history would you roll back?

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Rollbacks are in the news lately, and not for great reasons - some Guild Wars 2 players did indeed lose hours of time played...

Interview and excerpt: The ‘Braving Britannia’ book preserves Ultima Online’s oral history

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Earlier this week, we wrote about the launch of a new book that's right up MMORPG fans' alley. Dubbed Braving Britannia: Tales of Life,...

Massively Overthinking: The many ‘NGE’ moments across MMORPG history

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Eleven years ago this week, the New Game Enhancements patch descended on Star Wars Galaxies, forever changing the trajectory of the game, SOE, and...

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