kingsisle entertainment

Studio known primarily for Wizard101 and Pirate101.

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,...

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...

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...

Wizard101 talks up 2021 stat rebalancing and PvP changes, Pirate101 adds a free respec for subscribers

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The producer of Wizard101 really likes the world of Karamelle. That's part of the impression given by her recent producer's letter,...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 298: The one with the chocobo

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW Shadowlands, LOTRO, Guild Wars 2 Truce, Final Fantasy XIV, and Wizard 101, with adventures in New World and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on WoW marketing and our defining MMORPGs.

Global Chat: Are login rewards actually evil?

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What could be evil about game studios giving out daily treats to its players? Settle back, folks, because Going Commando is going to tell...

Wizard101 opens the world of Karamelle and a new story arc in its latest update

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I'm going to be honest, the new world that's been added to Wizard101 sounds absolutely delightful. The newest update has introduced the region...

Massively Uplifting: Supporting small businesses, grieving through games, and lending helping hands

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Did you go trick-or-treating? There's still time! Here, have a handful of warm fuzzies! Take some full-sized good deeds! October has been full of...

MassivelyOP’s 2020 guide to Halloween across the MMO world

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Take a pro-tip from a Halloween gaming expert: If you shout "Bloody Mary" three times at any MMO login screen, you'll unlock a secret...

The Stream Team: Celebrate Pirate101’s 8th birthday with free gifts!

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It's birthday parrrrty time in Pirate101, and Massively OP's MJ is grabbing her eyepatch and setting sail for the celebration --...
How are you this way.

Eight-year-old Pirate101 is essentially in maintenance mode with no new content planned for the next year

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We've got some unfortunate but not unexpected news from Pirate101 this week, as KingsIsle has admitted that its content drought will continue for...

Standing Stone, Daybreak, KingsIsle, and more MMO companies will fundraise for Extra Life 2020

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The season of Extra Life is almost upon us, meaning all your favorite MMO studios are going to be dispatching their developers to...

Wizard101 and Pirate101 get into the Halloween mood with Crown Shop items and quests

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Both Wizard101 and Pirate101 have begun to celebrate the Halloween season in their own individual way, though one game is offering more...

The MOP Up: Razer accidentally exposes 100,000 consumer accounts

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Razer, a popular provider of gaming hardware, joined the notorious list of companies that accidentally exposed their consumer's personal information to the world. While...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 288: ArcheAge again

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Justin, Bree, and Mia discuss ArcheAge 2, TERA, LOTRO, Wizard101, Corepunk, Raph Koster's new MMO, and Star Citizen, with adventures in WoW Classic, SWTOR, Black Desert, Echo of Soul, SWG Legends, and LOTRO, plus a mailbag discussion on the Final Fantasy XI mobile remake.

Wizard101 is getting an Amazon Prime documentary. Yes, really.

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If you live and game outside of the Spiral, you may not have noticed that Wizard101 just celebrated its 12th anniversary this year....

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