game history


The Daily Grind: Which doomed MMO would you love to play again from launch?

Good news! Your friend, Professor Hypothetical-Question, has developed a time machine! Unfortunately, it's pretty limited. It will allow you to do one thing and...

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs that turn you off just based on history?

We were having an interesting discussion in work chat the other day aboutĀ EVE Online involving Brendan and me. Brendan, obviously, is the expert on...
Of course, you can argue that the lack of BfA is actually a positive.

The Daily Grind: Do you skip periods of MMOs you play?

I've seen the argument put forth several times over the past month or so about World of Warcraft players just... skipping the current expansion....
If you look to your left, you will see a sad person.

The Daily Grind: How faithful a recreation should classic MMO servers be?

There was a great thread on the official World of Warcraft forums the other day about the game's upcoming Classic servers talking about the...
Freedom, sort of.

Blizzard is rolling out StarCraft: Remastered for hardcore fans

It's been a very long time since StarCraft was first released. By this point, the original game is just part of the landscape, and...
I'm going to blame these jerks.

Former City of Heroes developers fill out the game’s annual lore reveal

There are going to be two potential reactions to the yearly set of lore reveals from former City of Heroes developers Matt Miller and...
When leveling alts was already the plan...

WoW Factor: A decade of Blizzard’s bad habits

The funny thing about World of Warcraft - and I should note here that I'm using "funny" in this case as a synonym for...

WoW Factor: Flying ruined everything and shouldn’t be removed

Allowing flying mounts in World of Warcraft was a terrible mistake that should never have been corrected. For those not up on their history, here's...
You may be my old favorite, but you don't get a free pass.

WoW Factor: The design slide from start to present

After more than a decade of operation, a curious thing has happened to World of Warcraft: It's circled back around on an awful lot...