flagshipped

A reference to the sorry state of Hellgate: London as originally released by Flagship. “To have been flagshipped” is to have been screwed over by the studio in some way.

Star Wars Squadrons will include crossplay, VR, plenty of multiplayer content

If you were waiting for confirmation that Star Wars Squadrons would have multiplayer, today you have it, as EA officially dropped its new...

Former Diablo and Marvel Heroes boss David Brevik announces Skystone, a new game publishing house

David Brevik has been a fan-favorite in the online gaming world for years. Though probably best known for his founding role on the Diablo...

The Game Archaeologist: The rise and fall of Landmark and EverQuest Next

The year was 2013. Sony Online Entertainment was still a functioning and seemingly robust MMORPG studio, and its yearly SOE Live convention was a...

Star Citizen alpha 3.9 Locked Up & Loaded is live with survival effects, new mission, and prison (!)

It'll probably never stop sounding silly when alpha MMOs make a bit to-do about their patches, but it's gonna keep on happening, and today...

Interview: Saga of Lucimia on themepark design, SWG inspiration, and the MMO genre

Last week, we ran an interview with Stormhaven Studios' Tim Anderson, the boss behind upcoming MMORPG Saga of Lucimia. That interview was focused...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v3.0

Behind history are people and stories, some of them well-known and some of them obscure. It has been my mission in The Game...
Testing 1, 2, 3~ ♪

Warsong Gulch, Alterac Valley, and plugin nerfs are live in WoW Classic

It may be too late for the WoW Classic folks who've already abandoned ship - or at least their PvP servers -...

BBC tech program Click promises investigation into Star Citizen’s delays

No matter what sorts of progress the alpha builds of Star Citizen make, there's always going to be a question of when...

Desert Oasis: Getting hyped for Pearl Abyss’ Crimson Desert

Curbing my enthusiasm is something I constantly work on, so when the announcement for Crimson Desert made its rounds, I was both

Daybreak’s Holly Longdale promises: ‘There is a future for EverQuest’

Even as Daybreak fractures into several studios, its flagship MMORPG continues to fly high. EverQuest itself recently confirmed the Q4 arrival of...

First impressions of WoW Classic – from a total World of Warcraft newbie

The gaming world is abuzz with excitement over World of Warcraft Classic. Players around the world are gushing with nostalgia over this trip...
This took some work.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that flirted with permadeath

This month, Dungeons and Dragons Online will be venturing where many MMORPGs have feared to tread: into the realm of officially supported...

First impressions of DC Universe Online – on the Nintendo Switch

Last week, DC Universe Online became one of the only MMOs on the Nintendo Switch, prompting many gamers to give it a...

A sale of company shares may have brought survival MMO Edengrad back to life

Cast your mind back to April of 2017, when a new survival MMO hit early access after it completed a successful...
This took some work.

The Game Archaeologist: Ironman modes and elective permadeath

One facet of video games that's been around almost since the very beginning is difficulty levels. This allowed the player to choose how hard...
This was not the worst, but we will buy the bus.

Perfect Ten: The most poorly managed MMO sunsets of all time

MMOs shut down. This is just kind of a reality. It's an unpleasant one, but we also are collectively aware that it happens and...

RuneScape: Banks are bettered, RuneFest approaches, and Old School gets better support

There's a lot buzzing and swirling about in RuneScape's neck of the woods, so let's catch up with this long-running title. In fact,...

Snag a TERA anniversary gift bundle and celebrate the MMO’s seventh birthday

It's a big month for TERA: En Masse's flagship MMORPG is in the swing of its 7th anniversary celebrations, and we've got a...

LOTRO Legendarium: My vision for free-to-play version 2.0

A few weeks ago I embarked on an experiment that I had hoped would make for a fascinating column. Basically, I created a brand-new...

ZeniMax has begun pre-production on a AAA game set in a major new IP

Could the digital wizards behind Elder Scrolls Online have a fresh spell or two hidden up their sleeves? It looks like this may...

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