an Elite: Dangerous DLC
the original name for Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted

Star Citizen’s May dev report shares work on new ships, new game modes, and progress towards 4.0 and 1.0

It's time yet again for a monthly Star Citizen progress report, and while much of the May 2024 edition is understandably about alpha 3.23...

20-year-old MMORPG Istaria processes its massive combat overhaul and Year of the Dragon plans

The classic MMORPG Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted (aka Horizons) has made it to 20 years of operation, which would lead one to think...

Cozy co-op game Ikonei Island launches 1.5 overhaul on PC March 21 alongside console debut

It's been a tick since we peeked at cozy co-op Ikonei Island, a cutesy blend of Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing New Horizons that...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon GO’s Season of Wonder is evasive, but March scores critical hits

Pokemon Go's Sinnoh Tours and Season of Timeless Travels are both behind us, and we're left with... World of Wonders? Based on the latest announcements...

Animal Crossing-inspired cozy MMO Galactic Getaway launches $50,000 Kickstarter

Twice last spring, we covered a new-to-us MMO called Galactic Getaway, a game that had been in production already since 2021. We originally binned...
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The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v7.0

Once again we put a wrap on another year of MMORPG news, opinions, and -- most pertinent to this column -- history. In a...

Global Chat: What’s the best Wrath of the Lich King zone?

With Wrath Classic starting to wrap up, The Ancient Gaming Noob figured that this was the perfect time to rank the famous expansion's zones....
treasure hunting is one step from lockboxes

The Soapbox: The ‘problem’ with MMO hoarding

I remember a number of years ago, in an article for a game I can't recall, an MMO developer discussed how an early build...

Classic MMO Istaria Chronicles of the Gifted (aka Horizons) celebrates 20 years of operation with new video

Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted aka Horizons is the classic MMORPG that keeps on truckin' even though it flies below most genre fans' radars;...

Foxhole’s Naval Warfare update sets sail for beach invasions and multiplayer ship crewing today

Siege Camp's "massively multiplayer war game" Foxhole has expanded its horizons with today's patch as promised: Naval Warfare is officially live. As we've previously...

The Stream Team: Making our way to Menzoberranzan in Neverwinter

After finishing up Neverwinter's elemental evils adventure series, the D&D night crew is ready to set off for new horizons... underground. The group is...

Massively Overthinking: Do you strive to be ‘rich’ in MMORPGs?

Last week, we did a Daily Grind about living our best lives in MMOs, doing things in video games we wish we could do...

Whatever happened to Eco, Odd Giants (Glitch), and Istaria?

Welcome back to Whatever Happened To, our intermittent check-in on MMOs that may have fallen off your - and our - radar! Odd Giants Odd Giants...

Massively Overthinking: How to alienate your MMORPG playerbase

I am not a Pokemon Go player, but I can't help but stare at its many trainwrecks thanks to the detailed coverage of our...

Massively Overthinking: What MMORPG content requires the most skill – and why?

Back in January, there was an inflammatory thread on the MMORPG subreddit that argued that anyone using rotation mods in endgame MMO content was...

Albion Online launches an Asian server on March 20 with multiple founder packs

Albion Online, recipient of our own Best PvP MMO award two years running, is expanding its horizons eastward with an Asian server launching on...

End-of-Year Eleven: The top MMOs to watch in 2023

You know how some people like to push this narrative that "MMOs are dying?" If that were actually true, then my job to round...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v6.0

And that's a wrap on this year in history! While everyone says farewell to 2022, here at TGA we're always looking way back at...

Stick and Rudder: The year that was in Elite Dangerous, from self-owns to sloppy updates to slight hope

To say that Elite: Dangerous had a rough 2022 is putting it mildly (and pretty much dismisses the nuance this retrospective hopes to provide)....

Elite Dangerous readies Update 14 for release on November 29

Tomorrow, November 29th, will introduce another large scale update to Elite: Dangerous as Update 14 is set to arrive to the game at that...