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Whatever happened to Spiral Knights, Arcfall, and Antares Open World?

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMOs that needed a solid check-up in our Whatever Happened To series! Whatever happened to Spiral Knights? I'm happy to...

Legends of Aria’s new owner begins testing NFT system even as crypto crashes globally

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Considering how badly crypto currencies and NFTs are crashing all over the globe this week, you would think that game studios would be running...
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Vague Patch Notes: The negatives of MMORPG rogue servers

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Last week, we began a discussion about the ups and downs of rogue servers in the MMO space, by which I actually mean we...
Fine. Sure.

Ethyrial: Echoes of Yore heads to Kickstarter with an ask just above $63,000 and an open test running concurrently

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We've been keeping our eyes on Ethyrial: Echoes of Yore for a while now, as it's the latest in a long line of games advertising...

Ship of Heroes’ player housing beta begins today

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As promised, City of Heroes-inspired indie MMORPG Ship of Heroes is throwing open its superhero doors for a fresh round of open beta beginning...
Where's Glimmer?

AQ3D community manager quits after lodging sexual harassment allegations against Artix Entertainment dev

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(We've updated this end of this article with the latest developments, which include the CM retracting her claim of workplace sexual harassment.) Another potential sexual...

TrinityS is an early access three-player co-op game that’s all about beating raid bosses

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What if you took the big raid boss fights in traditional MMORPGs and made that into a three-player online co-op title? You might get...

Massively on the Go: Niantic’s Peridot may be cause for Pokemon GO alarm

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Earlier this week, Niantic announced its next location-based game coming to some countries later this month: Peridot. It's about finding and raising virtual pets...

Indie sandbox Prosperous Universe emerges from early access to launch on April 20

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We've been keeping an eye on indie MMORPG Prosperous Universe for almost five years now. It's a browser-base space sandbox that's heavy on spreadsheets...

EA will foot the travel bill for all players of Apex Legends esports events after facing community backlash

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It's hard to believe that a company the size of Electronic Arts can't handle the travel expenses of 40 different esports teams for an...

Massively Overthinking: What do you expect from MMO Kickstarters?

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I know, I know. People don't trust Kickstarters anymore. Nor should they, especially now. I think our genre knows this now. For every Wagadu...

International sanctions cause Steam payment snarl-ups for indie game devs in Russia and Ukraine

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The effects of Russia's invasion of Ukraine have already been felt across the gaming industry in a variety of ways, but a new effect...

Fractured’s closed beta begins April 6 amid Gamigo’s corporate chaos

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Never mind that this information was supposed to land last week; it's here now. It's the news that Fractured Online's beta is rolling out...

Tabletop board game-styled MMO World Seed enters early access

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It's been quite some time since we checked up on World Seed, an interesting and laid-back MMO done up in a tabletop board game...

Ship of Fools is a co-op seafaring roguelite full of sea monsters, island exploration, and loot

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What if the dangerous co-op sea exploration of a game like Barotrauma or We Need to Go Deeper held hands with a co-op roguelite...

Itch.io’s Bundle for Ukraine, Cyberpunk 2077 review-bombing, and Twitch withholds pay to Russian streamers

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Back in 2020, as BLM protests were ramping up across the United States, multiple game devs contributed to the cause of racial equality, including...

Mortal Online removed two alternate continents in favor of increasing server capacity

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You might have noticed that the angry chanting surrounding Mortal Online 2's long queues and server woes has died down since launch, though we're...

Zenith’s Ramen VR joins chorus of MMO studios donating to support Ukraine

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Large gaming companies, organizations, and esports teams have been raising their voices - and wallets - in support of Ukraine following the Russian invasion...

The Wagadu Chronicles has kicked off its alpha-1 phase today

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As promised, The Wagadu Chronicles begins what Twin Drums is calling alpha-1 as of today. "The first closed Alpha-1 will last a week from today...

Project Gorgon acknowledges development delays as key dev contends with a ‘rare form of cancer’

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Fans of the upcoming indie MMORPG Project Gorgon were given incredibly disheartening news this week as it was revealed that one of the lead...

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