middle-earth online

A Sierra Online MMORPG set in Tolkien’s world and canceled in the early 2000s when the license was transferred away. Further reading: The Game Archaeologist’s post-mortem on Middle-Earth Online

The ultimate guide to The Game Archaeologist’s MMO archives

When we moved over here to Massively Overpowered, some of us transplanted our long-running columns to the new space. I perhaps felt most devastated...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that changed their names

Names and titles fascinate me. While sometimes they have no deeper meaning than to sound pleasant and be memorable, a label can indicate purpose,...

LOTRO Legendarium: Playing second fiddle to the Fellowship

Back when Lord of the Rings Online was being developed as Middle-earth Online in the late 1990s, the original concept was to...

The Game Archaeologist: Six videos from MMOs that never launched

Whenever I compile lists or run articles on MMOs that never made it out of the gate, it seems as though talking about it...

The Game Archaeologist: Middle-earth Online

I suppose there will always be a special place in my heart for Lord of the Rings Online. Not only is it one...

The Game Archaeologist: Puzzle Pirates

Up until this point in my life, Puzzle Pirates has always been that "Oh yeah, that actually exists!" game to me. Even when...

Jukebox Heroes: Six soundtracks from MMOs that never launched

As an MMO fan, there are few things as sad as a promising game being killed in development without seeing the light of a...

The Game Archaeologist: Middle-earth Online

Out of all of the MMOs that I've played over the years, I must have spent the most time in Lord of the...

Former LOTRO employee dishes out behind-the-scenes secrets

There's always more to every story than is often told, which is why it's fascinating to come across accounts like this one by...

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