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.

Bleak!

Xbox’s Phil Spencer suggests the Bethsoft buyout won’t limit games launches to Microsoft platforms

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Microsoft has been up to a lot in recent months, what with a new console launching and a new title in the flagship Halo...

Perfect Ten: 10 notable MMO developers that shut their doors

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When En Masse Entertainment announced that it would be closing its doors this fall, we here at Massively OP came to the realization...

Amazon just killed off another online game – this time it’s Crucible

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Like Breakaway before it, Amazon's Crucible is over before it began. Before it began again. It really depends where you start counting....

Star Wars Squadrons gears up for launch tomorrowday

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EA's next big Star Wars game, Star Wars Squadrons, is set to release tomorrow with its shiny $39.99 pricetag and availability on almost...

One Shots: Amnesia and shipwrecks at level one

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Utakata's shot of a "quiet earth" in Blade and Soul here is not from the starting area (I'm assuming!), but it definitely makes...

Hellgate: London’s rogue server schedules its beta for Halloween

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In terms of online video game resurrections, Hellgate: London seemed like it was going for the world record at one point. The infamous...

Krafton spins Bluehole off as an ‘independent subsidiary’ to handle TERA and Elyon

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The corporate reshuffling that's been going on ever since En Masse Entertainment announced that it was closing is producing interesting developments this fall. Krafton,...
That just happened.

Final Fantasy XVI is announced with Naoki Yoshida of Final Fantasy XIV as producer

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Surprising absolutely no one, Final Fantasy XVI is going to happen! Yes, it turns out Square-Enix is continuing its flagship series, we're all shocked....

Crowfall just picked up former SWG comms director Diane ‘Tiggs’ Migliaccio as its new community manager

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There's a fresh face over at Crowfall, though it's one long-time MMORPG veterans will remember: Crowfall has picked up a new community manager,...

The Daily Grind: What MMOs did you test that never released?

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When I submitted my column on Flagship's Mythos (shameless plug!), Bree and I got into a short discussion about how we both tested...

The Game Archaeologist: Flagship’s Mythos

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Whenever the topic of Flagship Studios comes up, usually it's in conjunction with Hellgate: London. And while Hellgate certainly was a huge and...

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

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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

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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

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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 (!)

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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

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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

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Behind history are people and stories, some of them well-known and some of them obscure. It has been my mission in The Game...
Pepperidge Farm remembers.

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

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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

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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

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

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