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Perfect Ten: The best value MMOs at the start of 2022

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One of the reasons that I have been a huge fan of MMORPGs for nearly two decades now is that they offer a terrific...

The Game Archaeologist: The Blizzard Real ID fiasco of 2010

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As we come off a year when Blizzard Entertainment's seedy underbelly of scandals and coverups was exposed, I thought it might be worth risking...

Massively Overthinking: Our 2022 MMO resolutions

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Even if you're the kind of person who is deeply opposed to the idea of resolutions - or your typical resolution fizzles out by...

KingsIsle confirms new Pirate101 content for 2022 is in the works, looks back at 2021 design goals for Wizard101

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Before launching into this story, let's put out a quick review. At the beginning of this year, players of Pirate101 started up a "flood...

Massively on the Go: How to fix Pokemon Go’s longstanding player safety failures

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This article is part four of a four-piece series on safety in Pokemon Go as well as other Niantic games. You can read all...

Diablo III brings back its Diablo I dungeon event

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Kids, it's time to put down Diablo II so that you can pick up Diablo III and play some Diablo I! This confusing era-hopping...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go actually nerfed its own support rather than help players

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This article is part three of a four-piece series on safety in Pokemon Go as well as other Niantic games. You can read all...

Choose My Adventure: All the MMOs you made us play in 2021

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It’s been quite a year of Choose My Adventure columns, hasn’t it? We did a pretty good random skip around of different games, in...

Massively on the Go: How Pokemon Go support fails MMOARG stalking victims

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This article is part two of a four-piece series on safety in Pokemon Go as well as other Niantic games. You can read all...

Massively on the Go: How Niantic evades handling stalking and harassment in Pokemon Go and other ARGs

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This article is part one of a four-piece series on safety in Pokemon Go as well as other Niantic games. You can read all...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v5.0

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It has been another thrilling year of exploring the relatively unknown or forgotten lands of MMORPG history here in The Game Archaeologist. From projects...
No, you don't get to be awful here.

Roblox’s business model prompts fresh accusations of child labor exploitation

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For the longest time, we always thought of Roblox as "that kids game with ridiculous numbers of active users." Yet as we reported last...

One Shots: Christmas is on fire, yo

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'Twas the One Shots before Christmas, and all through Star Citizen people were throwing trees on the bonfire and making their arboreal relatives watch....

The Daily Grind: What MMO Christmas gift would you love to get?

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My kids are wizards at making wish lists when their birthdays and Christmas approach. I do think that they're getting a little over-ambitious because...

The Game Archaeologist: Hero101, the lost KingsIsle superhero MMO

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You do get the sense that KingsIsle once had very grand plans for what is called its "101 Universe." After Wizard101 came out to...

Working As Intended: The hits and misses of MassivelyOP’s 2021 predictions

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Last year's MMORPG predictions didn't exactly go to plan, since in 2019, we weren't really expecting 2020 to play out the way it did....

Wizard101 takes you to the lost world of Lemuria with its latest update

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Did you really think that Wizard101 was going to let you end this year without a heavy dose of charm, weirdness, and cybercop platypi?...

One Shots: Multilevel marketing dragons

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To kick us off in One Shots today, Miol seems embroiled in some... issues: "You’d think with a flying dragon, you could finally reach...

Perfect Ten: 10 stock MMO mobs from crummy to cool

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My pet theory of MMOs is that they exist in a gaming multiverse with scores of unseen connections. This explains why so many of...

Gamigo investor report promises a ‘great update’ for RIFT in Q1, Atlas Rogues is abandoned

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It's a bit of good news and unsurprising bad news out of the third quarter investor report from MGI, the company that runs Gamigo....

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