kingsisle entertainment

Studio known primarily for Wizard101 and Pirate101.

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...

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, which talks up...
How dare I have to play to get things!

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 you...

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 of...

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 -- because pirates know...
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 the...

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 play...

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