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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.

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, Diane...

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...

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 ultimately...

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 trailer...

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 on...

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 Archaeologist...
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 - but battlegrounds...

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 the...

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 excited and...

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

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

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

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

Perfect Ten: MMOs that flirted with permadeath

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

First impressions of DC Universe Online – on the Nintendo Switch

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

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

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

The Game Archaeologist: Ironman modes and elective permadeath

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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

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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...

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