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Vitae Aeternum: Analyzing New World’s storytelling

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I've been wanting to write this column for a while, but it's been a struggle to find the words. I'm never sure of how...
Bored now.

World of Warcraft prepares to kick off its anniversary celebrations on November 15

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It's almost time to celebrate 17 years since World of Warcraft initially launched, so hopefully you're feeling in a celebratory mood at the moment. Or...

RuneScape’s new illustrated book recounting its 20 year history is released

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If you're a fan of RuneScape who likes coffee table books filled with concept artwork and tales of the game's 20 years of development,...
Hooray, I won!

The Daily Grind: Are you good about remembering old MMO account details?

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Theoretically, you should have all of your account credentials for various MMOs set up so that if you decide to go back after a...

Not So Massively: Age of Empires IV is a thoughtful love letter to the past

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Folks who grew up gamers probably all have a few games or franchises that just defined our childhoods. For me, one of those franchises...
Map.

Final Fantasy XI launches a new website for its upcoming 20-year anniversary

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It's not long now before Final Fantasy XI manages to hit its 20th anniversary. Sure, it's going to be a little while longer, but...
Close enough.

Blizzard teams up with Z-Man Games for a Pandemic-style World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King game

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We all know that if there's one thing people still love about World of Warcraft, it's Wrath of the Lich King. It makes a...

Age of Empires II Definitive Edition begins testing co-op campaigns

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E3 saw the reveal of an October release date for Age of Empires IV, but its much beloved predecessor is not being left behind....

World of Warships spearheads 17-hour international virtual museum hop next week

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If the suggestive World of Warships transmedia synergy we joked about earlier this week didn't grab you, maybe this much more serious and wholesome...

Desert Oasis: A brief history of Kakao Games, Black Desert’s former PC publisher

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It's been a busy couple of months for Pearl Abyss and Kakao games. While Black Desert players knew about Pearl Abyss taking up self publishing...
Still.

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

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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...
Pepperidge Farm remembers.

The Daily Grind: How solid do you think your memory of your favorite MMO’s history is?

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Ages ago, I wrote a column in which I jokingly pointed out that in order to really get the WoW Classic experience, you should need...
A bunny must jump.

A new interview reveals how Naoki Yoshida leveraged charisma and spreadsheets to make Final Fantasy XIV happen

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We all know that Final Fantasy XIV is a big success story. So what's the secret behind Naoki Yoshida taking the game from zero...
Another one of these, but the art is more boring.

David Brevik discusses how Diablo 2’s development was marked with a year of crunch

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It's easy to think of "crunch" in game development being something of a more recent phenomenon as we've heard more about it. It's also...
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT

World of Warcraft has been post-Pandaria longer than it has been pre-Pandaria (in the EU)

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When dealing with a long-running MMO, it's easy to sort its history into eras based on expansions. But it's also good to remember that...

The Game Archaeologist: The virtual worlds of the 1990s

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With the increased speeds of modems and the move into 3-D space in the 1990s, some game designers thought it was a logical conclusion...
lol so randum

The Daily Grind: Were you present for any historic MMO events?

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For all the talk of world firsts, server firsts, and so forth, the real notable MMO events are usually ones that just seem to...
Herp to the derp.

WoW Factor: A history of itemization in World of Warcraft

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Huh. You know, I really thought I'd written about the whole Corruption system in World of Warcraft's upcoming 8.3 before now in a format more...
All she really wants is pants; is that so wrong?

The Daily Grind: What MMO did you not give enough credit until after the fact?

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Sometimes I ask myself whether I really liked WildStar as much as it deserved. Obviously, it's a kind of inherently silly line of thinking;...
Texty!

Tracing the lineage of the modern MMORPG

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Do you ever wonder where the MMORPG was born? If you said, "The internet, duh," you're technically correct but also a huge smartass. But...

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