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The studio behind Revival.

Sometimes the issue comes back to a failure to launch.

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs that died too soon

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Your favorite game is going to die. I wrote about that. Some games are never even going to get to launching in the first...

The Game Archaeologist: How Sceptre of Goth shaped the MMO industry

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When it comes to text-based MMOs created in the '80s, '90s, and 2000s, the sheer number of them would blot out the sky. There...

Snag a Twin Saga key from Aeria and Massively OP in honor of the Monk patch!

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Twin Saga rolled out a truly massive patch this morning, introducing a brand-new Monk class to the cutesy Aeria MMORPG, along with a new story...

BioWare delays SWTOR 5.2 for a week, might be working on KOTOR 3 and a ‘semi-MMO’

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Let's rip off this band-aid quickly: There will be no SWTOR Update 5.2 today. BioWare announced on the forums that it is delaying the...

The Game Archaeologist: How DikuMUD shaped modern MMOs

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Even though there are hundreds and thousands of MMOs spanning several decades, only a small handful were so incredibly influential that they changed the...

The Daily Grind: What do you think about slavery as a concept in MMORPGs?

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Last week, MJ and I were discussing a stream she was planning on Conan Exiles where she planned to help friends capture "thralls" to...

Dark and Light’s world map covers 25 regions

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The team behind the revival of Dark and Light have a mighty task ahead to convince players to give this fantasy sandbox a second...
Oh jeez.

The MMOs we lost in 2016

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If you thought we lost a lot of MMOs in 2014 and 2015, wait until you see 2016's list. It's easy to shrug off some...

Hellgate fan project moves toward an alpha build

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Work continues on the fan-powered project to bring back Hellgate: London to the masses. The London 2038 team reported that it is working through some...
Overpowered.

Perfect Ten: Biggest MMORPG surprises of 2016

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Back at the beginning of December, I posted a list of what I considered to be the biggest MMORPG stories of 2016. However, there...
Mead mead mead mead mead mead.

MMO Year in Review: EverQuest Never (March 2016)

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This year, we’re taking a time-machine back through our MMO coverage, month by month, to hit the highlights and frame our journey before we...

The Soapbox: Asheron’s Call is dead, and Turbine killed it

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You'd think recent news about Asheron's Call 1 and AC2 would be easy to swallow. After all, we'd already been warned that Turbine was becoming a mobile...

Gamers are trying to revive Hellgate: London – again again again

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We all know that Hellgate: London has been revived and used at this point more than your average CPR training dummy. So while we're...

EverQuest Online Adventures revival project solicits aid

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It's been well over four years since EverQuest Online Adventures was unplugged and its servers shut down, as SOE deemed the old hardware (PlayStation...

Dark and Light may be a smaller MMO than its previous version

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Snail Games' Dark and Light revival project might not be as massive as its earlier incarnation, according to a new interview. "We’re not quite ready...

Revival’s universe developed as Theleston, might return to MMO space

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While Revival the MMORPG was "indefinitely suspended" back in March of this year, there's an interesting coda to this story that might be of...
Bye.

Battleborn boss denies free-to-play plans

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Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has denied a Kotaku report that Gearbox is about to take its flagging shooter Battleborn free-to-play within a couple of...

Guild Wars 2’s Rising Flames episode will finally fix revive orbs

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If you play Guild Wars 2, I bet you have a huge stack of pink revive orbs in your bank just like my stack,...
Yes, we're here.

Enter to win a Twin Saga Pioneer founder pack from Aeria and Massively OP

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If you're eager to jump into Aeria's anime import Twin Saga and want to go in bedecked in all the game's fineries, then winning...

The Game Archaeologist: The Shadow of Yserbius

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Really, I blame my parents for not being filthy rich. If they had been, we could've afforded the $130/month unlimited subscription fee to the ImagiNation...

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