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EverQuesting: EverQuest II’s 14th anniversary retrospective, from Columbus Nova to Chaos Descending

During last year's anniversary retrospective for EverQuest II I dared to say things were too quiet. Big...

ArcheAge consumer lawsuit hits snag: Trion Worlds’ corporate dissolution

Remember that player lawsuit lodged against Trion Worlds back in 2015? The one where ArcheAge players Aaron Van Fleet, Paul Ovberg, and James...
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Gamigo formally announces the Trion Worlds buyout that manifested yesterday

Yesterday's surprise news that MMO company Trion Worlds had been sold to Gamigo was then all but confirmed by Trion's Linda "Brasse" Carlson, who...

Trion Worlds has been sold to Gamigo, and yes, there have been more layoffs

File this one under "huge things that rudely happened while we were all in the middle of recording the podcast": Trion Worlds has...
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EVE Vegas 2018 is this weekend: Here’s what to expect from the show

It's that time of year again when internet spaceship nerds descend on Las Vegas to get incredibly drunk find out what the future holds...

Shroud of the Avatar’s Richard Garriott sheds CEO title for Creative Director role

It looks as if some corporate reorganization is going on over at Shroud of the Avatar studio Portalarium, as Richard Garriott's CEO title...

TUG studio Nerd Kingdom owes its Kickstarter backers an explanation – or their money back

We've been following the sad story of TUG, The Untitled Game, for years now, ever since its May 2013 Kickstarter. At the time,...

The last remnants of Club Penguin are sunsetting, again, as Disney lays off Club Penguin Island staff

Back in 2017, Disney announced that it was shutting down kid-friendly MMO Club Penguin after 12 years of play, replacing it with a...
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A laid-off Telltale employee is suing the company for violating state and federal labor laws

Though we've streamed some Telltale games with interactive/multiplayer elements, we seldom cover the studio, but we figure you'll forgive us today: At the...

The Game Archaeologist: City of Heroes moves into the Paragon Studios era

As we move into the fourth of five installments in the history, development, and downfall of City of Heroes, you may be wondering...

EVE Evolved: What could the sale of CCP Games mean for EVE Online?

Just a few days ago, we awoke to news so unexpected that it made me check I hadn't time-traveled to April 1st: EVE...

Daybreak announces new investment, new H1Z1 and EverQuest mobile titles, and a new esports arena

Today does seem to be the day for big financial bombshells, doesn't it? Turns out Daybreak had a card up its...

Trion Worlds rebuts staffing rumors, confirms RIFT is not in maintenance mode

We received a concerning tip today claiming MMORPG company Trion Worlds was forcing employees into paid time off ahead of some sort of...

Daybreak is sunsetting Just Survive in October, and it never even really launched

I'm sorry to report some Daybreak news tonight that sadly won't come as a shock to most gamers: The studio is sunsetting

H1Z1 has officially launched on the PlayStation 4 as Jace Hall joins the H1Z1 PC team

Daybreak's battle royale game H1Z1 has been through more ups and downs and ups again in the last few years than most games...

ArcheAge, Trove producers address Trion layoffs, tell players not to worry

Last week's Trion Worlds layoffs appeared to have hit ArcheAge particularly hard, with the loss of a well-known producer to the eliminated...

Trion Worlds has been hit with layoffs, loses ArcheAge associate producer

Trion has confirmed the layoffs - we've updated below. Trion Worlds in general and ArcheAge in specific are going through a turbulent time this...

Richard Garriott rejects idea that Shroud of the Avatar is a ‘flop’, says the game will run ‘forever’

Shroud of the Avatar has long been an odd bird in the MMORPG crowdfunding space. Driven by the eccentric Richard Garriott, it raised...

Shroud of the Avatar’s 55th release includes brewing and starter houses for everyone

Portalarium is shaking off its layoffs and plunging onward with the release of Shroud of the Avatar's 55th update. Release 55...

Shroud of the Avatar suffers layoffs, saying ‘right-sizing’ is needed ahead of episode 2

It appears as if Portalarium is suffering some layoffs and downsizing in the wake of the launch of Shroud of the Avatar: The...

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