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Salem ends ‘beta,’ adds animal husbandry and more

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Salem's "beta" officially ended this weekend, according to a post by Mortal Moments project lead John Carver. "Salem has been designed from both a business...

ECO boasts server-wide permadeath for failure

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Individual character permadeath is so yesterday, right? An upcoming title, ECO, dares to think even bigger, proposing "server-wide permadeath" if players can't band together and...
Novus Inceptio

Survival sandbox Novus Inceptio is now on Greenlight

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Post-apocalyptic sci-fantasy MMO Novus Inceptio is now on Steam Greenlight. The indie title aims to diverge from current MMO norms and create an "integrated...

Massively Overthinking: The return of ‘consequences’ to MMOs

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This week's Massively Overthinking topic comes to us from Kickstarter donor Antonia "Toni" Phillips aka ToniLyran, who's hit on a sore point with our writers, it...
E-sports

E-sports, permadeath, and completionist are now in the dictionary.com

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Dictionary.com has granted a bit of legitimacy to a trio of gaming terms. E-sports, permadeath, and completionist were among the latest batch of words...

How Jedi ruined Star Wars Galaxies

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Hope you're not tired of hearing about Star Wars Galaxies because Raph "Holocron" Koster's got SWG on the brain this week, and he's answering...
I don't know what's going on in this picture and I honestly don't wish to.

Salem isn’t dead! It’s launching June 17th

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Salem might have slipped off of your radar over the past few years. It's a permadeath, open-PvP sandbox that fell into the perpetual beta trap....

The Game Archaeologist: Roleplaying dreams in Underlight

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After years of digging into the field of classic MMOs, I know there aren't too many undiscovered titles that haven't been brought to my attention...

The Game Archaeologist: Middle-earth Online

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

Starship Empire gives you command of your own ship and crew

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How much would a decent intergalactic starship cost? If you said $10,000, you are totally dreaming -- but you also might be in luck...

Trials of Ascension cancels second Kickstarter campaign

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What crowdfunding giveth, crowdfunding also withholdeth. This is the hard lesson that Trials of Ascension has had to learn, not once, but twice. Less than...

Trials of Ascension attempts another Kickstarter campaign

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Permadeath, corpse looting, and no mini-map: Will this be tempting enough to get the community on board with donations? Trials of Ascension hopes so,...

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