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Perfect Ten: The most poorly managed MMO sunsets of all time

MMOs shut down. This is just kind of a reality. It's an unpleasant one, but we also are collectively aware that it happens and...

The Daily Grind: Is the esports bubble about to burst?

Last week, Kotaku put up a compelling piece about the online gaming industry's obsession with esports - specifically, how the esports bubble is...
Hey, I duped that fair and square!

Meta: A heartfelt farewell to MMO Fallout

Anybody who's been watching MMOs long enough knows MMO Fallout: It's been a staple MMO website for the last decade, perhaps known best...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that set themselves up as spiritual successors

As with the larger video game market, sequels aren't unknown in the MMO space. We've seen studios take a stab at following up successful...
It's clear now.

Perfect Ten: Failed MMOs that could have succeeded with more love

Hindsight is 20/20. Unless you're blind in one eye from nostalgia, in which case hindsight is 0/20. In any case, you understand that it's...
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Mark Kern’s crowdfunded MMO shooter Em-8ER has ‘nearly’ finished its demo characters

It's been a while since we checked in on Em-8ER, Mark Kern's frustratingly named "massive planetary wargame," so we're rectifying that today. MMO players...

Em-8ER lands Firefall’s composer, works on demo

So what has Mark Kern's Em-8ER been up to these past couple of months? The team shared the latest news about the giant...

Working As Intended: The MMOs we lost in 2017

It's true that we lost a lot of MMOs in 2016 -- bigger and more important ones than in 2014 and 2015. 2017,...

MMO Year in Review: July was the high mark of the year for MMORPGs (July 2017)

We’re taking a time-machine back through our MMO coverage, month by month, to hit the highlights and frame our journey before we head...

MMO Year in Review: Landmark is wiped off the map (January 2017)

December's many article roundups and awards always remind us that it's hard to remember what happened last month, let alone what happened way back...

The Daily Grind: Did Marvel Heroes just get the worst-managed MMORPG sunset of all time?

If you happened to catch the Massively OP Podcast this week, you heard my positively livid rant about the whole Marvel Heroes...

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO stories of 2017

One thing you can say for the MMO industry: It never ceases to surprise all of us. No matter what predictions we may make...
Sometimes the issue comes back to a failure to launch.

Perfect Ten: The 10 saddest MMORPG stories

Every MMO tells a story through the run of its life. A lot of those stories are pretty happy, too. Ultima Online may...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 126: Firefall gets extinguished

Justin and Bree discuss Firefall's sunset, WoW's datamining, Wild West Online, Secret World Legends, Tibia, and Warframe, plus a mailbag question on how MMOs could ditch pure DPS roles.

Firefall fans lock up the subreddit and turn out the lights

Firefall fans can cross their fingers hoping for the promised mobile edition, but we wouldn't put too much stock in waiting for it....

One Shots: R.I.P. Firefall

Do not go gentle into that good night forever, Old MMOs should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the...

Firefall will officially sunset tomorrow

Did our article yesterday on MMOs in limbo knock one loose? Probably not, but one of them is sunsetting all the same:
Nothing's going to change my world.

Perfect Ten: MMOs in limbo

The one thing that I thought we could all count on forever was that the MMO life cycle was pretty easy to understand. A...
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Em-8ER funds on Indiegogo and adds new stretch goals

If you were worried that Mark Kern's Em-8ER (properly pronounced "eem-eight-er" for those willing to die upon snarky hills) wouldn't fund on...

One Shots: Action arrested

In tossing out a screenshot challenge last week revolving around combat action shots, you'd think that this would be a piece of cake. After...

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