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.

Neverwinter’s 28th module, Adventures in Wildspace, lifts off on PC and console today

I can't tell you how relieved I am to see Neverwinter get back on the tracks of its traditional cadence, and that's exactly what's...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 464: Guild Wars 3 is a go

Justin and Bree discuss NCsoft, Guild Wars 3, DCUO, Monsters and Memories, Hellgate, and the LOTRO downtime, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, SWTOR, and Valheim, plus a mailbag topic on Palia.

Chrono Odyssey pitches its time travel format, announces that it’s coming to the Epic Store

In case you haven't devoured every GDC panel from the recent trade show, Chrono Studios popped up during the State of Unreal presentation to...

New Hellgate game for PC and console, codenamed Hellgate Redemption, is in the works

Hellgate: London is mostly known nowadays as the IP that just won't die despite resurrections continuing to prove to be increasingly shambolic - a...

Hostile NCsoft shareholder meeting reveals ArenaNet is working on Guild Wars 3

The topic of Guild Wars 3 has been a common one over the last few years; when I dredged our articles, the first one...
City again.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that experienced a surprising comeback

It's hard to pass up a really good comeback story. We love it when a beloved something or someone is counted down and out......

Blizzard’s Diablo IV gets a visual glow-up this week

While nobody's ever described Diablo IV as a "beautiful" game, it's certainly visually striking in some regards. Yet Blizzard isn't content with the graphical...
Well, points for effort.

Vague Patch Notes: Why in the world do you want the Riot MMO to be a thing?

Let's make something clear right up front: If you came into this column eager to head for the comments section to say, "Well, I...

Black Desert launches the Scholar on console as it celebrates four years of crossplay

Now listen, I've been married to a real-life scholar for a long time, and the only hammer I've ever seen him pick up is...
Something fell.

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v7.0

Once again we put a wrap on another year of MMORPG news, opinions, and -- most pertinent to this column -- history. In a...
There are problems with this art, but we're going to overlook that.

End-of-year Eleven: The healthiest live MMOs at the end of 2023

When it comes to making a judgment call about the "healthiest" MMORPGs on the market at any given time, there are always plenty of...

Albion Online’s latest Wild Blood patch casts a wide combat balance net

Albion Online is barreling forward with fresh updates to its Wild Blood update this week as patch 2 has arrived, though it's not the...

Global Chat: Reactions to BlizzCon’s World of Warcraft announcements

Even as BlizzCon 2023 recedes into the distance, the reverberations of its announcements for World of Warcraft and WoW Classic continue to be felt....
So many colors in the rainbow.

Perfect Ten: Classic video games that would make terrible MMORPGs

There was a time when MMORPGs were all based on existing storied single-player RPG franchises, and that time was when Ultima Online launched and...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: Wild Card Football, Bish Bash Bots, Silica, Zombie Within

Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMOs and MMO-adjacent multiplayer titles you've (probably) never heard of! This edition is mostly smaller-scale multiplayer, but...

One Shots: Secret underwater garden

I don't know much about plants, as evidenced by all of my vegetable projects that withered and died this past summer, but I've heard...
honsing around

Equestrian MMO Star Stable counts 25M registered users as it finally lands on Android

I know it's 2023, and the trend of launching a mobile client for a game for iOS but not Android seems like a distant...
Bad plans.

Perfect Ten: 10 of the worst launches in MMO history

Launch time is a difficult time for every MMO, and honestly, I have nothing but sympathy for the teams launching a new game at...

Diablo IV’s head start launches this evening – Blizz warns it might be ‘a little bumpy’

A little over 11 years after the release of Diablo III, this is the day that Diablo IV hath wrought... for pricey edition pre-orders,...

LOTRO Legendarium: Is the Burglar LOTRO’s least-loved class?

In most MMOs that I play, I confess a certain attraction -- if not affinity -- for seeking out the least-played and -loved class...