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MMO Business Roundup: Theorycraft, My.Games, the FIFA fixing lawsuit, and Roblox’s latest concert

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Theorycraft: Could you found a new games studio on $37.5M? Yeah, probably. A bunch...

Massively Overthinking: ‘Dead games’ in the MMO space

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I had a laugh a while back when I spied this tweet in my feeds from a Bungie CM who was suggesting people mute...

Star Stable announces new Wildwoods zone and releases ASMR video

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Gather 'round, fellow horse girls and horse guys, because the kid-friendly equestrian MMO Star Stable is announcing big news for the game today, and...

Choose My Adventure: The combat is the sauce in Wizard101

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It’s only been a little bit of time, but I am already mightily impressed with Wizard101. The game has a pretty rich and involved following,...

Massively Uplifting: Love and generosity in Sea of Thieves, Guild Wars 2, SOTA, and more

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February is often known as the commercialized month of love (Happy Hallmark Day!), but that doesn't mean there wasn't genuine love abounding throughout the...

Sorry kids, Dragon Age 4 is cutting multiplayer after years of troubled development

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BioWare is not being very kind to multiplayer this week, we've noticed. Right after announcing that the studio was effectively halting all development on...
Smoke on the water

Leaderboard: So, is RIFT next?

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Gamigo, which just bought the studio behind Wizard101 and Pirate101, cleaned house yesterday, purging multiple MMORPGs that it acquired during its past acquisitions of...

Eden Eternal becomes the third MMORPG Gamigo killed off today

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Right about now, a whole bunch of Gamigo MMORPGs are wishing they had to deal with only server merges. That's because Gamigo's now axed...
A journey into complexity.

Perfect Ten: MMOs of the ‘internet spaceships’ genre

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It's at once the most important and most underserved genre in MMOs, aside from gigantic robots - it's the valuable genre of internet spaceships. They're...

Battle Bards Episode 187: Sewers and swamps

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Oh yeah, this is destined to be our most-downloaded show ever, because the Battle Bards are bringing the THRILLS of sewer systems and the...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs to get you out of your gaming rut

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We have all been there. You've been gaming in your standard comfort MMOs when one day you hit that wall of burnout. You feel...

Valentine’s Day arrives in Skyforge, EverQuest II, GTAO, PlanetSide 2, and Runes of Magic

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The Valentine's Day MMO events are piling up in our newsroom like all the candy wrappers piling up in our garbage... actually let's just...

Wizard101 assures players it is ‘still KingsIsle’ after acquisition and outlines a PvP hotfix

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It's a tale as old as time by now: MMO studio is acquired, MMO studio issues a stated commitment that nothing in the game's...

Massively Uplifting: 2021 begins with Trove’s trees, Warframe’s Tennobaum, and Star Trek Online’s Tribbles for charity

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Ready or not, here 2021 comes! And that's a relief to many. It's no stretch to say that we want 2021 to be a...

Massively Overthinking: Are you susceptible to second-hand MMO hype?

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So there's a thing going around the MOP virtual offices lately: Elite Dangerous hype. Between Chris and Ben especially, the excitement for Odyssey is...
Well, I guess.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 306: Money makes the MMOs go ’round

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Justin and Bree discuss Pantheon, the KingsIsle and Jagex buyouts, World of Warcraft, Star Trek Online, and Guild Wars 2, with adventures in WoW, LOTRO, and SWG Legends, plus mailbox topics on underwater combat and choosing between MMO subs.

Into the Super-verse: Will we ever get a Marvel MMORPG?

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While DC Universe Online is coasting high on its success in Year Ten, it feels a shame that there's no Marvel MMORPG to match...

Following Gamigo buyout, Wizard101 keeps monetization and Pirate101 might resume development

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Earlier this week, we covered the surprising news that Media and Games Invest, whose chief subsidiary is Gamigo and which is run by Gamigo's...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 305: Restoring faith

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Justin and Bree discuss Elite Dangerous' Odyssey delay, LOTRO's latest mishaps, Guild Wars 2 Power, Pirate101 and the KingsIsle sale, and FFXIV's Ishgard restoration, with a Daily Grind blitz and mailbag topics on WoW Shadowlands, seeing how the sausage is made, and lifeskill-centric MMOs.

The company that owns Gamigo bought out Wizard101 studio KingsIsle too

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Tis the season for selling and buying MMO companies, apparently. Adding to the Daybreak and Albion Online pile is KingsIsle Entertainment, which has apparently...

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