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Originally known for Dark Age of Camelot, Mythic was snapped up by EA and put to work on several other MMOs new and old, including Warhammer Online and Origin’s Ultima Online, which predated it. It was closed down in 2014, but not before spinning out DAOC and UO to newly formed company Broadsword Online.

Ultima Online teases publish 109’s global events system, Dark Age of Camelot begins Midsummer war event

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Publish 109 is just a week away from Ultima Online's test center, Broadsword's latest newsletter for the seminal MMORPG says. "Global, persistent events...

The MOP Up: QuakeCon and Tankfest 2020 come to your home

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If you are the sort who would much rather enjoy conventions from the comfort of your home, then 2020 is shaping up to be...

Warhammer Online: Return of Reckoning adds an original dueling arena, teases future content

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The Warhammer Online rogue server Return of Reckoning is pressing on with updates, including yesterday's patch which added an all-new dueling arena...

Warhammer Online rogue server Return of Reckoning celebrates sixth birthday with new scenario

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Are you aware that it's been six and a half years since Warhammer Online ended its official run? What might be even...

Perfect Ten: The most fun pre-launch MMO runs

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You know what's really fun? The build-up to an MMO's release, especially when you're really invested in that particular game. Some of my fondest...

The MOP Up: Second Life’s super expensive brothel

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It's not every week that my editor marches up to me and demands that I cover virtual brothels as headlining stories, but this did...

Perfect Ten: Unconventional MMORPG magic classes

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Earth. Fire. Air. Water. These elements are all well and good if you want to summon Captain Planet for some reason, but they...

The MOP Up: Bossa Studios releases World War AI

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Bossa Studios, the team behind the late Worlds Adrift, just rolled out a new prototype game for you to check out for free:

COVID-19 gaming impact roundup: Studios working from home, War Thunder as an Army training tool

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The global novel coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the gaming industry - here's the latest. Warhammer Online fans will remember well the name Carrie...

The MOP Up: Twin Saga blossoms into spring

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Spring has blossomed in Twin Saga, with the huge Update 25 bringing a new Senshi quest, the Trade Fjord and Fairy Valley zones,...
It tracks.

Amazon says New World’s territorial sieges represent a ‘social dynamism that no other game has’

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Amazon Game Studios may have delayed New World and changed its PvP up dramatically, but it's apparently going to keep on pumping out...

COVID-19: Gamescom goes digital, Star Trek Online honors medics, Raph Koster tackles pandemic denialism

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Welcome back to another roundup of how MMOs and the gaming industry are handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday we reported on the news that...

Easter dawns in Warframe, Dauntless, ArcheAge, Elite Dangerous, RIFT, Hackmud, DAoC, and WoW

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Just because you're homebound doesn't mean you can't stretch your legs in virtual worlds and enjoy your favorite Easter activities! We've got a...

Ultima Online’s next update will feature an overhaul to its quest system

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With Publish 108 out the door, it's time for Ultima Online to look forward to Publish 109, which will feature an overhaul...

The Daily Grind: What is your favorite memory from a shuttered MMORPG?

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Free Realms. Warhammer Online. WildStar. Asheron's Call. We've lived through so these and so many other MMO shutdowns over the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 264: Don’t feel blue, MapleStory 2

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Justin, Bree, Eliot, and Chris discuss the pandemic's positive impact on gaming, MapleStory 2, Guild Wars 2, EverQuest, and Warhammer Online, with adventures in Animal Crossing, Star Trek Online, GW2, SWG Legends, Dauntless, and FFXIV, and an epic lightning round mailbag.
Cold times

The MOP Up: Big huge numbers for Monster Hunter World and Sky

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We assume that there are some of you out there who get an injection of dopamine anytime that we mention Big Huge Numbers here...

Perfect Ten: Original MMOs that never came to be

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"What could have been" is a path that I travel frequently, especially when I write The Game Archaeologist column. It genuinely haunts me...
Sort of?

Warhammer Online rogue server Return of Reckoning WAAAGHs its way to success

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So let's talk Warhammer Online for a few minutes, shall we? The cult MMORPG ran for six years from 2008 to 2014, at...

The MOP Up: Dark Age of Camelot widens its F2P doorway

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St. Patty's day is alive and kicking in Dark Age of Camelot through next Wednesday, but the big news here is that Broadsword...

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