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Massively OP Podcast Episode 288: ArcheAge again

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Justin, Bree, and Mia discuss ArcheAge 2, TERA, LOTRO, Wizard101, Corepunk, Raph Koster's new MMO, and Star Citizen, with adventures in WoW Classic, SWTOR, Black Desert, Echo of Soul, SWG Legends, and LOTRO, plus a mailbag discussion on the Final Fantasy XI mobile remake.
My name is might have been.

Raph Koster argues MMOs are much more than ‘a series of kill and fetch quest pellets’

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As many of us know, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will be the only leavings we may ever see of 38 Studios' ambitious MMO...

Game preservation champion The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment has closed its doors

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VentureBeat is reporting today that MADE, aka the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment, is closing down its Oakland, California, base. It had...

MMO designer Raph Koster talks about what makes the subscription model a success

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Playable Worlds CEO Raph Koster, as we all know, has opinions about MMO gaming and multiplayer gaming, especially on the business side of things,...

The Daily Grind: What borky system in your favorite MMO needs some love?

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A few weeks back, a new SWG Legends chef was chatting me up on Discord, asking what were frankly very reasonable questions about...

The MOP Up: Sims Online’s rogue server goes sunbathing

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FreeSO, the rogue server for the late Sims Online, is getting into the spirit of the season with a whole bunch of beach- and...

Raph Koster shares rare behind-the-scenes Star Wars Galaxies pics in honor of the anniversary

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He might be busy creating a brand-new virtual world, but legendary game designer Raph Koster always has time to chat about his...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 276: Opening the doors to Torchlight III and New World

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Justin and Bree discuss New World, Torchlight III, EVE Online, Phantasy Star Online 2, Playable Worlds, ArcheAge, EverQuest, and EverQuest II, with adventures in RIFT, LOTRO, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on moderating chat toxicity and the impact of modding on games like Fallout 76.
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Raph Koster touches on the technology and community that will bring Playable Worlds’ MMO to life

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Raph Koster, the CEO of Playable Worlds, certainly has plenty of thoughts about the creation of a metaverse. First, however, you have to actually...
This is what we were really missing.

Blizzard and Bethsoft donate for racial justice, Riot parts ways with troubling exec, and Raph Koster writes a song

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We've got a few more gaming-related Black Lives Matter stories to share this morning. Riot Games: First up, yesterday we reported that Riot...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Raph Koster’s Playable Worlds studio raises an additional $10 million in funding

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We still know nothing about what the first project out of Raph Koster's new studio, Playable Worlds, will actually look like. But we do...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Raph Koster will give more insight on Playable Worlds’ in-development MMO next year

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We've been wondering just what Playable Worlds, the dev studio headed by Raph Koster, has cooking for the MMORPG world. During a an "MMO...

Darklands creator Arnold Hendrick passes away at age 69 due to cancer

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Game dev lost another of its luminaries recently with the news that Arnold Hendrick has passed away at age 69, succumbing to terminal cancer...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Raph Koster’s dev studio Playable Worlds opens a new website and begins the search for game devs

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While the world waits to learn more about what Raph Koster has in store for the MMORPG world with his game, we can at...

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...
You guys are still here?

Destiny 2 staff told to work remotely to keep season on track (and the novel coronavirus at bay)

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As the coronavirus has now passed 100,000 cases worldwide, more than just gaming conventions are angling to make sure they aren't among the list...

The Game Archaeologist: Tabula Rasa

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The story of Tabula Rasa begins, as so many others do, with 1997's Ultima Online. Raph Koster and Richard Garriott's online fantasy...

Massively Overthinking: What one piece of knowledge would you like to impart to new MMO gamers?

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A while back, I was reading on a non-MMO subreddit some comments from some younger people that made my head spin: They were informing...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v3.0

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Behind history are people and stories, some of them well-known and some of them obscure. It has been my mission in The Game...
Here we go.

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO surprises of 2019

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After 10 years of covering MMORPG news, I can assure you that I am still fired up to keep doing this. One of the...

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