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ZeniMax Online Studios appears to be ramping up development of its long-speculated new MMO

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If you've been wondering what's going on with that new IP that's almost certainly in development at ZeniMax Online Studios... well, we don't know...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Raph Koster’s Playable Worlds studio raises an additional $10 million in funding

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We still know nothing about what the first project out of Raph Koster's new studio, Playable Worlds, will actually look like. But we do...
Ain't no one sailing now.

Atlas appears to be listing dead in the water

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Off the port bow, there's something drifting in the water. Is it a shipwreck? Yes, in the sense that the ship is Atlas, the...
Mourning.

Former ArenaNet art lead Jens Hauch passes away at age 46

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It's always sad to report when one of the forces behind a game has passed away. Jens Hauch served as a longtime technical art...
That was a real laugh!

Vague Patch Notes: Ambition is not delivery in MMOs

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So Chronicles of Elyria is dead in the water. Or... wait, that's not actually accurate; let me start again. Chronicles of Elyria...
It's coming around again.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands gets another encrypted alpha build

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If you're one of the World of Warcraft players eagerly awaiting more news about Shadowlands, you may be a bit nonplussed that the...
Nothing really changes.

EA Spouse was 15 years ago, and not much has changed in games development

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When it arrived back in 2004, EA Spouse felt like a wakeup call. But now it's easy to mark how long it has been...
Keeping at it

The Imperial Realm: Miranda celebrates a decade of work by a single developer

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On Saturday, November 9th, The Imperial Realm: Miranda will have been in development for a solid decade. That in and of itself...
That's something like a relief.

EA CEO on Anthem: ‘I feel like that team is really going to get there with something special and something great’

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We don't want to say that the mood of the Anthem fanbase is fatalistic at this point, but it's certainly not predicting that...
Yo.

The Daily Grind: Do you have any hope left for Anthem?

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I feel faintly as if I owe Bree an apology. When I volunteered to do our first impressions piece on Anthem, it was actually...
Never mind, I'm not real!

Peria Chronicles has announced its first test phase starting on May 9

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After a long silence, it looks like Peria Chronicles is finally moving into a state of active testing! Or it is soon, anyhow; registration...
Our faith has been rewarded!

Peria Chronicles promises to announce something soon via Facebook

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Those of us who were still looking forward to Peria Chronicles got used to being mocked. We grew accustomed to being told that we...
SWEET GUITAR RIFF

The Daily Grind: When does an in-development MMO become real to you?

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Call me a cranky old person if you wish, but a game goes from "nice idea and/or tech demo" to "actual MMO" when it's...
Let's protest by playing!

The Daily Grind: What would cause you to stop playing your main MMO?

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In the broadest terms, it's easy to know what makes you stop playing an MMO. Specifically, you're just not having fun any more, or...
How near, how far.

After a month of quiet work, Valiance Online updates fans on internal progress

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A while back, Valiance Online made a thread on its official forum to keep fans up to date on the internal progress for the...
Someone hold the lamp up.

Saga of Lucimia developers are closing the game’s pre-order store as development enters its second stage

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Remember the old story from The Onion about Starbucks beginning a sinister "phase two?" That's not at all what's happening with Stage Two...

Massively Overthinking: The boring MMO development between bookends of hype

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If you watch MMOs being developed for long enough, one truth becomes evident: It's kinda boring. I started thinking a bit about this last week...
In we go.

Anthem is just under a month away from official launch, but weekend VIP demo downloading has begun

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If you've been looking forward to Anthem, you have about a month to go until it has launched for everyone. The game's full launch...

Bungie contradicts Activision disappointment in Destiny 2: Forsaken

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Players certainly seem to have been happy with Destiny 2: Forsaken, which many players have cited as a similar update in nature...
This mailbox is mine.

Chronicles of Elyria’s latest blog post recaps the development of Adventure 0.4.0, previews Adventure 0.5.0

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It's an exciting time for the folks over at Soulbound Studios, as they're putting the wraps on the development of Chronicles of...

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