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The Game Archaeologist: SEGA’s Dragon’s Dream, the first console and cross-platform MMO

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When most people are asked to think back upon the first console to attempt an online RPG experience, the name that most likely pops...

Trove’s Shadow’s Eve Halloween event returns with new cosmetics, styles, and decorations

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The spooktastic season has arrived to the voxel world of Trove as the game's Shadow's Eve event has kicked off for 2021. Players can...

Retro MMORPG Ravendawn offers up a list of updates for its impending third alpha

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Remember Ravendawn? It's a retro-styled MMORPG built on Open Tibia that we reported on in April of this year. The game has since had...

Minecraft Dungeons announces seasonal content, a battle pass, and Halloween

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It's maybe not the biggest update that the multiplayer ARPG Minecraft Dungeons is going to ever see, but it is an update all the...

Trove’s newest patch reworks the Lunar Lancer and adds new dungeons and gear styles

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Back when I was exploring Trove for Choose My Adventure, I had a lot of love for the Lunar Lancer, finding it an extremely...

The Game Archaeologist: Kingdom of Loathing

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It is, in so many ways, the antithesis of a modern MMORPG. It has crude stick figure drawings instead of lush 3-D graphics. It...

Gamigo’s charity project planted 200K trees with player donations – now that promo is permanent

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If you can somehow remember early 2020 - and I know, it's a painful ask - then you might remember that Gamigo began a...

‘Brutal’ MMO Valorbound explains that it’s really about friendship and flexible play sessions

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Back in June, we introduced a new MMO project to you called Valorbound, which sought to set itself apart from the pack by being...

2-D retro MMO Mirage Realms is once again under heavy development

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Back in 2016 the 2-D retro-styled MMO Mirage Realms crossed our notice; it's a single person project that sought to take an old school...

The Game Archaeologist: Tanarus, Sony Online Entertainment’s first online game

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While EverQuest is perhaps thought of as Sony Online Entertainment's first online game, the truth of history tells us differently. Just as how Mythic...
BEHOLD MY HUMAN LASER

Minecraft Dungeons is now available on Steam

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Who wants to play Minecraft Dungeons on the PC but doesn't want to go through the Windows store in any way? The latter part of...

Trove asks players to side with fae or undead in latest event, releases the Bard class to Xbox and PlayStation

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If you had to choose between undead horrors or trickster faefolk, which would you go for? That's the question being asked of Trove players...
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Minecraft mod Mammoth is meant to allow more than 1000 players to play together

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We're probably not going to blow anyone's mind with this revelation, but here it is: Making a lag-free environment for a bunch of people...

Nightmare is a new F2P pixelart MMORPG that’s launched on Steam today

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Happy Tuesday, and welcome to the launch of a new MMORPG! We're talking about Nightmare, a new open-world retro pixelart MMO from the indie...

The Game Archaeologist: SOE’s many MMO spin-off digital card games

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One thing that I deeply admired about old Sony Online Entertainment was that it strove to experiment, innovate, and take risks. Sometimes those special...

Global Chat: Returning to Guild Wars 2

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Guild Wars 2's new (old) leadership, uptick in communication, and upcoming expansion have a lot of MMO players returning to the game lately --...
I'll be gone soon.

Massively Overthinking: MMO ideas that were ahead of their time

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I'm gonna say something wild right now: In some ways, CliffyB was ahead of his time. My husband and I came to this realization...

Trove’s latest PC patch adds ‘Depth Stepper’ gates to elite delves

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Gamigo has rolled out a fresh content patch for Trove, at least for PC. The studio's calling it the Depth Stepper update. What the...

Choose My Adventure: Club Worlds are the pinnacle of player creativity in Trove

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Homestead who? Dungeons what? Player-made items? Don’t need ‘em. The pinnacle of player creativity in Trove, without any peer or equal, is the Club...
I suppose it's cheaper than actually hiring someone to design these spaces?

The Game Archaeologist: Jeff Butler on EverQuest, EverQuest Next, and Vanguard

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As an MMO historian, I have to applaud the work of former SOE developer Shawn Lord in his huge interview series with the people...

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