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Make My MMO: Titan Reach and Ilysia head to Kickstarter

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This week in MMO crowdfunding, Titan Reach kicked off its Kickstarter, seeking $428,000 US to fund a modern take on an "old-school" MMO...

Krafton spins Bluehole off as an ‘independent subsidiary’ to handle TERA and Elyon

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The corporate reshuffling that's been going on ever since En Masse Entertainment announced that it was closing is producing interesting developments this fall. Krafton,...

Global Chat: Which MMO has the least annoying inventory system?

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Inventory is something we have to deal with in, oh, pretty much every MMO that we play. Some games are far more generous with...

Meta: Meet Mo Mania the Third, coming to SUBtember this Saturday

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Whats better than a regular Mo stream? A Mo Mania stream-athon! (And a third one at that!) Meet...

Massively Overthinking: Contemplating in-game advertising

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Last week, EA announced that it would finally be removing all the in-game ads from UFC4 after a few days of intense complaining...

The MOP Up: Elder Scrolls Online’s Stonethorn DLC arrives on consoles

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Good news for the patient and long-suffering Elder Scrolls Online console players: The game's latest DLC and patch have finally arrived following the...

The Game Archaeologist: Mirrorworld

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In this column, we have previously journeyed to lands where you saw not with your eyes, but with your imagination. I speak, of course,...

Spellbreak trades battle royale’s shooting for spellcasting as it officially launches

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As we mentioned earlier this week, the battle royale sub-genre has a fresh arrival in the form of Spellbreak, a game where...

Hands-on with the four Vs of Nexon’s mobile MMO V4

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One of my friends once said to me, "Carlo, I always see you play those random 6 out of 10 MMOs, and I don't...

‘Circular economy’ MMO Virtuverse schedules public early access test for this fall

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Over the past two years, we've been lightly tracking the development of Virtuverse, an episodic online sci-fi RPG with a curious business...

Kids MMO developer Age of Learning must pay the FTC $10M to settle ‘dark patterns’ complaint

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The US Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on the purveyor of kids game ABCMouse this week, having alleged that the company "made...

Make My MMO: Dual Universe’s beta – its ‘fully playable version’ – is up and away

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This week in MMO crowdfunding, Dual Universe hit true beta, dropping its NDA and swelling its ranks far past the 20,000 testers who...

ArcheAge Unchained is free-to-play this weekend with the SUMMERTRIAL code

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If you've been eyeing ArcheAge Unchained over the last year but hadn't wanted to pull the trigger on a buy-to-play experience, especially after...
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Massively Overthinking: The MMOs we intentionally avoid

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A few weeks back, I read a Twitter thread about people who avoid specific games and types of games, and the folks chiming in...

MMO designer Raph Koster talks about what makes the subscription model a success

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Playable Worlds CEO Raph Koster, as we all know, has opinions about MMO gaming and multiplayer gaming, especially on the business side of things,...

The Game Archaeologist: Flagship’s Mythos

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Whenever the topic of Flagship Studios comes up, usually it's in conjunction with Hellgate: London. And while Hellgate certainly was a huge and...

EVE Echoes approaches 20K reviews, drops patch, and adds notifications to your watch

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So how is EVE Echoes doing out in the wild? It's hard to know hard numbers from CCP and Netease, but since its...

Electronic Arts is rebranding all its EA Access and Origin stuff as EA Play

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Less than a week ago, we covered EA's new plan to port EA Access, which was originally part of the EA Origin hodgepodge, over...

Vendetta Online pretty much just went free-to-play last night

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One of the first cross-platform MMORPGs ever just got even more friendly to the free-to-play PC crowd. Sci-fi MMO Vendetta Online announced last...

Make My MMO: Crowfall extends its beta as the superhero MMOs vie for testers

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This week in MMO crowdfunding, Crowfall blasted into beta, becoming the latest crowdfunded MMORPG to break through that barrier. In fact, it's even...

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