kingsisle entertainment

Studio known primarily for Wizard101 and Pirate101.

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,...
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Pirate101 introduces rotating weekly events, Wizard101 applies a patch full of fixes

When you're told to do something by a bulldog admiral by the name of Reginald P. Jowlsley, you darn well better do it. Taking...

MGI & Gamigo Q1 2022: Atlas Rogues is dead

I'm sorry to report this morning that Gamigo is sunsetting Atlas Rogues. The news came on Memorial Day when nobody in the US was...

Perfect Ten: MMO critters so cute it makes your teeth hurt

I vividly remember a conversation I had with my then-girlfriend's parents back in 1996 about the potential of this growing "internet" phenomenon. With my...

Wizard101 drops paid access to PvP, improves spellment drop rates, and opens Angoro’s Tower

When Wizard101 put out its big spring update, a lot of the big-ticket features went over like a lead balloon for most players, including...

Pirate101 talks up new hires, highlights a home decorating contest, and heralds a dev roundtable this week

What's going on in the world of Pirate101? Not much, but developer KingsIsle is still drawing from the fanbase's seemingly endless well of patience...

Wizard101’s spring update makes massive PvP changes, adds cantrip spells, and launches a loyalty program

If you're a player of Wizard101, you've got a whole lot of things waiting for you in the game's spring update. New PvP content,...

Free Realms would’ve turned 13 years old this week if it were still alive

If you were around the MMO genre back in 2009, you might remember when SOE launched Free Realms, a cutesy kid-centric MMORPG that was...