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Make My MMO: Star Citizen’s dazzling CitizenCon

This week week in MMO crowdfunding, Star Citizen wowed audiences in Austin and at home with its annual CitizenCon event, plus CIG rolled...
This is the reboot, which did all right for itself. No, I don't know how that happened.

APB Reloaded is turning its premium fee into a recurring subscription

Well here's an odd one to be writing in 2018: APB Reloaded is getting a subscription. Technically, it already had a premium upgrade...
We're not counting your game dying as death here.

Perfect Ten: The big book of MMORPG death mechanics

Video games will kill your characters. It's inevitable. I still faintly remember my younger brother's first video game death, when he ran full-tilt into...

MapleStory 2 answers questions about the head start and monetization

With only a couple of weeks to go before MapleStory 2 makes its big debut in the west, it is all hands on...

Make My MMO: Camelot Unchained works on Mages, the WoW Diary is about to Kickstart

This week week in MMO crowdfunding, Camelot Unchained has been working on everything from earrings to pathfinding, though the effort on Mages is...

LOTRO Legendarium: Future classes, business models, and direction

For any MMORPG fan, the future often weighs heavily upon the mind. We get excited about what secrets might be in development. We wonder...

You can safely ignore those weird Lord of the Rings Online subscription messages

If you got a cryptic letter from Lord of the Rings Online payment processing company Xsolla in the last day, you can safely...

RIFT Prime is preparing for the Storm Legion expansion

RIFT's progression server is about ready to go where this MMO has only gone once before: into Storm Legion. On October 3rd, the subscription-only...

Interview: Bless Online on early access, pay-to-win, and its western refuge on Steam

Last night's bombshell that Bless Online is closing down its final Korean servers, leaving the game's Steam version in the west as the...

Fallen Earth is planning on a fresh start server for the future

The long road to revamp and repackage Fallen Earth stretches ahead of new owner Little Orbit, but to the company's credit, it's making...

Make My MMO: Project Gorgon builds a new city, Camelot Unchained teases Star Citizen

This week week in MMO crowdfunding, Project Gorgon has been cooking up a big patch. "Next week's update includes a new city for players...

The Game Archaeologist: City of Heroes moves into the Paragon Studios era

As we move into the fourth of five installments in the history, development, and downfall of City of Heroes, you may be wondering...
Sorry, guy.

Vague Patch Notes: WildStar deserves its shutdown, even though we loved it

Last week, when we heard that WildStar was being shut down, I penned a truthful, heartfelt eulogy for the game as it...
Doooo not care

Overwatch is headlining this month’s Humble Monthly Bundle

All right, where's the one person on the planet who does not yet have Overwatch? Who is it? Is it you, the person...

Zombie MMO Dead Frontier 2 is in early access to scratch the H1Z1 Just Survive itch

I'm not quite sure how we missed Dead Frontier 2, but there it is on Steam, happily calling itself an MMO and an...

EVE Evolved: What could the sale of CCP Games mean for EVE Online?

Just a few days ago, we awoke to news so unexpected that it made me check I hadn't time-traveled to April 1st: EVE...

Make My MMO: Crowdfunding for Shroud of the Avatar’s comic and an injured dev (September 8, 2018)

This week week in MMO crowdfunding, it's a minor miracle that anybody is paying any attention to Kickstarted games, what with all the mega...
Free me!

Black Desert and The Division are both free to play this weekend on Steam

There was a time when it was rare to be able to try out an MMO without buying it, but these days the majority...
Tappy

Final Fantasy XIV introduces paid features on its mobile companion app

Do you want to be able to buy and sell items in Final Fantasy XIV while you're on the go or just talk...
How are you this dumb.

Valve’s Artifact will feature no moderation and no cards earned through play

Oh boy. If you've avoided hearing about Valve's upcoming digital card game, Artifact, you might want to take a look at the latest...

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