kingsisle entertainment

Studio known primarily for Wizard101 and Pirate101.

Wizard101 is getting a fashion event while Pirate101 hires devs for ‘new playable content’

If your Wizard101 character looks a little threadbare and out-of-style, then you're going to want to brush up its wardrobe for a fashion event...

Wizard101 improves life for Europeans while Pirate101 gets all lovey-dovey

Wizard101 is kicking off February with some appropriate love for our European friends. The magical MMO released its quality-of-life update for the EU client,...
How charmingly old world.

End-of-Year Eleven: The best MMO expansions and updates of 2022

One of the underrated aspects of being an MMO player is that our games get more updates and expansions than almost any other type...

Pirate101 and Wizard101 highlight a charity speedrunning event for the holidays

While the newsletters coming out of both Wizard101 and Pirate101 might be kind of thin in terms of new content is concerned, they both...

Gamigo transfers publishing of Aura Kingdom, Grand Fantasia, Shaiya, and Last Chaos amid layoffs and Aeria portal closure

It just wouldn't seem right to end the year without watching Gamigo light itself on fire, now would it? Fortunately, the company has indulged...
Are you for real, guy.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 399: Dragonflight takes to the skies

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Dragonflight's launch; New World's 2023 roadmap; the sunset of Elyon and Forsaken World; new content for EverQuest II, Wizard101, Embers Adrift, Guild Wars 2, and Elite Dangerous; plus adventures in LOTRO, MOP's end-of-the-year awards, and a mailbag topic on auto-scaling in MMOs.

Wizard101 invites players to the surrealist world of Novus in latest update

When a world arrives that sounds like some strange amalgamation of multiple realms, presented as a gift by "some thing," there might be reason...

The Daily Grind: What type of MMO merch are you most likely to buy?

Back in October, MJ linked a time-limited funding drive from Pirate101 that included one of my major weaknesses: adorable plushies. In this case, they...

Wizard101’s Novus update arrives to PTS with new region, new mechanics, and an Archmastery system

There's a pretty significant update landing in Wizard101 in the near future, but that will only happen after the content has gone through its...

Wizard101 works to correct guild and raid issues

In case you've been away from Wizard101 for a while now, you might be surprised to discover that the family-friendly MMO added guilds this...

The Stream Team: Pirate101 turns 10 for Halloween!

Hitting double digits is a big deal, and Pirate101 just turned 10 today! In honor of the occasion, Massively OP's MJ is getting gussied...

One of Wizards101’s most iconic voice actors passed away last week

The passionate Wizard101 community is holding up a goblet of remembrance this week in honor of Dell Fife Aldrich, who passed away on October...

Wizard101 admits the in-game alert system hijacking last weekend was an external hack

Over the weekend, we covered the bizarre news that someone was filling up Wizard101's in-game alert system with malicious text and vulgar messages attacking...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 389: Grinding out them dailies

Justin and Bree discuss ArcheAge 2, WoW Classic Cataclysm, Fractured Online, LOTRO's 2023 ocean expansion, and the Wizard101 hack, with adventures in Guild Wars 2 and WoW Classic, plus meta discussion on how The Daily Grind works and how game studios handle pesky journos like us.

Someone hijacked Wizard101’s in-game alert feed to spam toxicity

Wizard101 is normally associated with kid-friendly fun, but over the past weekend it got decidedly more adult in terms of its language as someone...

The Stream Team: Celebrating Wizard101’s 14th birthday in Krokotopia

Massively OP's MJ is sad that she wasn't able to celebrate Wizard101's lucky 13th birthday, but she's very glad she can make it this...

Wizard101 opens the Karamelle region to EU players

Those who like a bit more whimsy in their MMO gaming diet would likely find it hard not to be drawn to locations like...

Wizard101 explains its massive gear rework that’s been a year in the making

Wizard101 players are teetering on the edge of anticipation and dread as the MMORPG grows ever closer to a massive gear rework that's been...

Wizard101 preps guilds and raids while Pirate101 gets into a pillow fight

Big things are afoot in the magical land of Wizard101. This month, KingsIsle is testing two new huge features for the game: guilds and...

The Daily Grind: Has a pirate MMO ever appealed to you?

With Ubisoft's long-delayed Skull and Bones finally arriving this November, gamers will enjoy yet another option to get their pirate fix -- if, indeed,...