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Gameforge is sunsetting Swords of Legends Online not quite two years after launch

I wish I could say nobody saw this coming, but unfortunately, the writing has been on the wall for a while: Gameforge announced this...

Life is Feudal MMO returns under new management – and a testing subscription fee

For those who don't remember Life is Feudal, it was a medieval-style simulator that was most notable for spawning multiple versions: an MMO, a...

Fight or Kite: Hero Realms is a true evolution of Star Realms and Ascension

Good news, everyone! I’ve found another card-wielding dueler that absolutely hits it out of the park. I’m talking about one that sets it up,...

Ethyrial Echoes of Yore continues to crank out fixer-upper patches as player sentiment sours in Discord

The woes for Ethyrial: Echoes of Yore continue on since the game's fumbled reset earlier this month, though to Gellyberry Studios' credit, it's continuing...
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WoW Factor: Blizzard’s week of bad decisions

First of all, before you clever clogs start in down in the comments, yes, I realize that almost any given week in World of...

Massively on the Go: Jurassic World Alive plods on five years later, encumbered by over-monetization

Ludia's Jurassic World Alive is still stomping along. It's gotten some features over the years that seem, well, "borrowed" from that Pokemon GPS game, but yeesh,...
See, that's the joke of the name.

Perfect Ten: 10 old MMO promises that never happened

Developers like to talk a big game. It's expected, it's encouraged by all parties, and it's part of the fun. When a game or...

Blizzard introduces the WoW Token to Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Hello there, fan of WoW Classic who dislikes retail World of Warcraft! Are you still having a fun time watching Blizzard contort itself into...

Wisdom of Nym: Top takeaways from Final Fantasy XIV’s The Dark Throne patch notes

I have to say that whole "preliminary" patch notes thing that Final Fantasy XIV has been pulling for years now has begun to wear...

Seafaring MMO Rulers of the Sea and its development studio announce their closure

Back in 2019 we highlighted Rulers of the Sea, an MMO in development by Dutch studio Deadeye Games set in the seafaring real world,...

The Soapbox: Raiding isn’t the problem with World of Warcraft

It is by now clear that World of Warcraft's Dragonflight expansion hasn't exactly set the world on fire. This has set off another round...

Aion Classic is granting sub benefits to North American players for a whole month

Aion Classic is having a bit of a moment this spring. It finally launched for European players, and then the North American branch launched...
Bad men.

The Division 2 readies a free-to-play event as Ubisoft’s sales figures take a dive

Ubisoft had suggested that investors should buckle up for a financial hit in January, but the impact appears to have been a bit worse...
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Perfect Ten: Overwatch 2 is peak Blizzard

So in case you missed it yesterday, Overwatch 2 got unceremoniously canceled. Oh, I know, the game is still operating, but someone has already...
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Overwatch 2 devs admit team strategy on PvP/PvE development shifted ‘about a year and a half ago’

So a lot of gamers were not terribly happy that Overwatch 2 director Aaron Keller and executive producer Jared Neuss announced that most of...

Amazon appears to confirm Throne & Liberty will be a free-to-play title when it launches in the west

With Throne & Liberty delayed for the zillionth time and yet another round of betas still on the way, would-be players have had a...

Ethyrial Echoes of Yore’s reset descends into chaos with new bugs, tanking reviews, and lead dev’s partial withdrawal

The initial Steam launch of Ethyrial: Echoes of Yore went badly enough that developer Gellyberry Studios announced plans for a full server wipe and...

Make My MMO: Embers Adrift vetoes PvP, Zenith launches Skyward Summit

Welcome to another blast of MMO crowdfunding news from the last few weeks! We don't often hear the word "never" from MMO developers as...

Massively Overthinking: What’s your monthly MMO budget?

Unless you are fabulously wealthy, you probably maintain some sort of budget for your discretionary expenses, and if MMOs had their way, they'd claim...

Massively on the Go: WalkScape’s Schamppu wants game to walk the fitness walk

It turns out I wasn't alone in WalkScape piquing my curiosity, so those of you who are intrigued by a new RuneScape-inspired walking-centric MMOARG...