kingsisle entertainment

Studio known primarily for Wizard101 and Pirate101.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 317: Stay awhile and listen

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Justin and Bree discuss MMO Kickstarters, Path of Exile 2, Global Agenda 2, Dual Universe, and Wizard101, with adventures in WoW Classic, Fallout 76, Diablo 2 Resurrected, and Guild Wars 2, plus mailbag topics on Steam and FOMO, Diablo 3, and No Man's Sky.

Wizard101’s spring update arrives to the test realm with new social features, balancing, and events

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Players of Wizard101 are now able to kick the tires of the game's spring update, which will be adding a number of new features...
You know what Aymeric and Raubahn look like. Fill them in mentally.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 316: Talkin’ trash with MMO Fallout

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Justin, Bree, and MMO Fallout's Connor discuss April fools' day around the MMOverse, FFXIV's patch and PS5 beta, WoW's 9.1, Trove's Switch port, and Elyon's closed beta, with adventures in RuneScape, Wild Terra 2, Magic Legends, WoW Classic, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on starting fresh in WoW Classic and irritating season passes.
Always something new to adventure.

Trove is coming to Nintendo Switch this year, Wizard101 and Pirate101 may get a console port

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Whether you are a dinosaur tamer, a ruthless pirate, or a dashing superhero, you soon will have another platform to enjoy the antics of...

Battle Bards Episode 189: Spooky and Magical 3

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Is that a chill creeping down your spine? Did your ears just perk up at the hint of fae music in the trees? Is...

Choose My Adventure: The point where Wizard101 blends in with other MMOs

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I feel like I’ve got the general thrust of Wizard101. For the most part, anyway. This week it was all about trying to clear the...

Choose My Adventure: Fizzle frustration, boss beatdowns, and slowly forming strategies in Wizard101

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Remember last week how I wrote about being surprised at the depth of Wizard101’s combat? This week I learned that the game’s combat can...

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,...
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...

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...

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...
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.

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...

Pirate101 players hope to save the game by flooding its servers starting January 24

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While Pirate101 isn't being targeted for shutdown, it is effectively in maintenance mode, which probably makes some long-time fans of the MMO a bit...

The Game Archaeologist: Free Realms

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Its very name was a declaration of rebellion against the status quo. In an era that had yet to shift from a subscription-only model...

MassivelyOP’s 2020 Golden Yachties: Best MMO rumor we want to be true

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MassivelyOP’s not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards continue today with our pick for best MMO rumor we want to be true. (If you’re wondering what the heck...

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