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The Game Archaeologist: Deadlands Legends, the western MMO that never saw the light of day

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The saying goes that there is nothing new under the sun. So while you probably can't write an original setting that's never been seen...

The Game Archaeologist: World War II Online

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The 1990s saw the rise of flight simulators that thrived on detailed, complicated controls and handling. Such games threw out accessibility and casual-friendliness for...

APB Reloaded is 10 years old as its latest owners are throwing a (gun) party

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When I joined the Massively team in 2010, the first MMO that released during my tenure was All-Points Bulletin, at the time one...

ROSE Online’s Japanese operator filed for bankruptcy while promising new content

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ROSE Online, a Korean MMO that first launched in 2005 and was shut down in its home country in February 2019 after...
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Lawful Neutral: The long fall of Project Copernicus’ 38 Studios

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There are some MMO stories that are just unbelievable. They are so warped convoluted and confusing that we think there's no possible way it...

Former 38 Studios boss Curt Schilling contemplates run for Congress

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You folks remember 38 Studios, right? The studio at the heart of one of the most scandalous fiascos in the whole MMO genre?...

Alpha MMO battle royale Mavericks has been canceled as its company enters bankruptcy

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Mavericks is toast, I'm sorry to report this morning. GIbiz caught a notice posted on the website of the game's company, UK-based...

The Game Archaeologist: Sierra’s Fates of Twinion and Ruins of Cawdor

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A few years ago I regaled you with the fascinating tale of one of the very first multiplayer graphical MUDs, the absurdly named

The Game Archaeologist: Project Copernicus

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In the end, one of the biggest shames of the whole 38 Studios fiasco is that the MMORPG it was creating and the people...
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Perfect Ten: The best MMO updates and expansions of 2018

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A not-inconsequential part of me misses the days when every MMO would pump out boxed expansions. I like buying boxes of stuff I like...

Trion just bought up Gazillion’s assets to beef up its MMO publishing arm

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Did you see this one coming? VentureBeat has a piece out this morning interviewing Trion Worlds CEO Scott Hartsman, who's apparently just...

The Game Archaeologist: The tangled legal history of Interplay’s canceled Fallout Online

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With the recent revelation that Bethesda's Fallout 76 is going to be an online multiplayer survival game, players who have been hoping for...

Get caught up on the Darkfall spinoffs as ex-Aventurine devs explain what happened to the original (and throw shade)

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Unless you're a hardcore Darkfall player from way back in the day as MOP's Andrew was, you probably look at the sequels and...

Video game preservationists attempt to raise $450K to rez Marvel Heroes [Updated]

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(We've updated below with MMOBomb's detailed investigation into this Indiegogo - short story, don't go handing over your dough.) With Marvel Heroes dead and...

Creditors lay claim to nearly $700,000 in Gazillion assets in bankruptcy case

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We named the sad death of Marvel Heroes the greatest MMO disappointment of 2017, and it appears it's not even over yet. Redditors...

The Game Archaeologist: Neocron

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It's the distant future. The high-tech battle armor you wear sharply contrasts with the ruins of civilization that you traverse. You spot an enemy...

Marvel Heroes: Former dev says Disney’s not the bad guy, Xbox One grants automatic refunds

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Still reeling from the abrupt early sunset of Marvel Heroes yesterday? Same here. If you want a little closure, maybe check out
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Curt Schilling settles 38 Studios lawsuit with Rhode Island

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Ready your "beating a dead horse" memes one last time, MMORPG readers, because baseball star and video game mess Curt Schilling has finally settled...

Rhode Island investigators will not criminally charge 38 Studios

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Neither Curt Schilling's 38 Studios nor the state of Rhode Island will be subjected to criminal charges after years of investigation into...

Vette gets a big gun in SWTOR’s next chapter, Profit and Plunder

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Hot on the heals of last week's producer livestream announcement, we've gotten a look at the next Knights of the Fallen Empire chapter...

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