game preservation

The Daily Grind: Which MMO companies care about game preservation?

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With game preservation back in the news thanks to Ubisoft's The Crew criming and the Stop Killing Games initiative, I thought it would be...

It’s 2024 and the ESA is still fighting game preservation, forecasting a depraved ‘online arcade’

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If you're a longtime MOP reader, you might remember that back in the late teens, we followed the Electronic Frontier Foundation's efforts to petition...

‘If buying isn’t owning, piracy isn’t stealing,’ say gamers reviewbombing the remaining The Crew games

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Ubisoft's self-inflicted wounds continue their slow damage-over-time effects as the company that responded to the Stop Killing Games initiative by killing The Crew 1...
A bit of a message disconnect.

Ubisoft pulls The Crew 1 from player libraries, encourages them to ‘check the store to pursue your adventures’

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Last March was the final bell tolling for multiplayer racer The Crew 1, as Ubisoft completed an announced sunsetting of its servers, effectively making...

Vague Patch Notes: Game preservation is way more complicated than it seems

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Before I say anything with this week's article, I want to make something very, very clear right from the premise: As you have probably...

Stop Killing Games is a modern games preservation initiative prompted by The Crew’s cynical sunset

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The words "game preservation" are holy words here on MOP and in the MMORPG genre beyond, as few gaming communities understand the pain of...
WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO KISS

The first two Warcraft games and the original Diablo are now on Battle.net

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For too long, you have had to live in a universe where your only access to the original Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, its sequel...

14-year-old golf MMO Sega Splash Golf is slowly being reassembled by one dedicated fan

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Normally we open these kinds of stories by asking our readers if they remember an old game, but it's extremely likely that nobody outside...

Preserving Worlds is an indie TV docuseries about preserving classic MMORPGs

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So here's something fun we just learned about thanks to a friendly tweet: Preserving Worlds is a 2021 indie TV show on Means TV...

EA is sunsetting another trio of online games from the Battlefield IP

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Prepare to say farewell to a whole 'nother slew of online games and a whole 'nother reason to support widespread game preservation. Though technically these...

Project Visitor, the emulator of Sega’s 10Six, is still going strong after six years

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We're dipping deep into antiquity with this question: Who here remembers 10Six? If you don't, that's all right because we unearthed it back in...

Copyright lawsuit over Shin Megami Tensei MMO brings rogue server project to a halt

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We're not sure how many of our readers recall that the RPG series Megami Tensei had an MMORPG, but it did. It was called...

MMO Business Roundup: Preservation, charity, modding, memes, and Microsoft’s merger

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Business business business. Microsoft ABK: It's not just the US digging into Microsoft's...

The Soapbox: Are modern games more disposable than ever?

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Atlas Rogues went out not with a bang but a whimper. I forgot it even existed. And after it closes July 5th, it's gone....

Gravity is apparently cracking down on Ragnarok’s rogue server community

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The Ragnarok Online rogue server community is in uproar this week as Ragnarok's Korean developer and publisher, Gravity Co., has filed at least one...
Sorny.

Sony appears to have set up an internal game preservation department

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It probably goes without saying that we here at Massively Overpowered are kind of fond of game preservation, helped by the fact that we...

Disney has quashed another Club Penguin emulator, this time with arrests in the UK

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Remember way back in 2017, when Disney shut down the long-running Club Penguin MMO in order to replace it with Club Penguin Island? And...
Oops.

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer advocates for game preservation through emulators

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You have probably noticed by now that we here at Massively OP are proponents of game emulators for MMOs that have been decommissioned. Rogue...

Game preservation champion The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment has closed its doors

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VentureBeat is reporting today that MADE, aka the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment, is closing down its Oakland, California, base. It had already...

MMO Business Roundup: Valve is shopping around Dota 2’s top tourney

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Time for another quick roundup of a bunch of MMO-adjacent businessy stories that were drowning in our busy Thursday newsroom! The International: Valve is raising...

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