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Raph ‘Designer Dragon’ Koster reminisces 25 years of Ultima Online

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While our own Game Archaeologist columnist Justin offered a retrospective of Ultima Online (and its alt ruleset server New Legacy was delayed into next...

Retro-styled roguelike MMO Mythic releases on September 29

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We've been keeping tabs on Mythic for the past few months now. Readers will remember the pixel-art roguelike MMO from Abyssal Studios LLC. first...

RuneScape outlines content plans for 2022 and 2023, Old School RuneScape continues tuning its raid

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RuneScape promised to outline plans for its next series of updates in its weekly newsletter, and sure enough it delivered. The devs at Jagex...

The Daily Grind: Are isometric-ish viewpoints in MMOs a turnoff?

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When we did our roundtable on the biggest MMORPGs in 2022, I included Albion Online among them, and I stand by that inclusion. Regardless...

Fight or Kite: Warspear Online is a retro MMO that left me asking questions – mainly, ‘why?’

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I absolutely love and adore retro and retro-inspired games - games from the 8-bit era are my bread and butter. The NES was my...

One Shots: Zen and the art of motorcycle flying

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As we all well know, motorcycles are among the safest forms of transportation ever devised. This is especially true if you careen off-road without...

The Stream Team: Playing cowasaurs and dinoboys with Trove

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Ah, the memories of playing cowasaurs and dinoboys when we're young. Wait... that doesn't sound right. But it is right right now in Trove!...

Trove’s Cowasaurs and Dinoboys event sees dinosaurs and cowboys try to encourage each other

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Dinosaurs and cowboys would already make strange bedfellows, but what if both factions were trying to encourage people that the opposite side is awesome?...

Monumental, the studio that bought Crowfall, just bought Boundless too

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To make some sense of this press release and why it matters to MMO fans, we're going to have to throw it back to...

The Game Archaeologist: The legacy of Ultima Online

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Last week in The Game Archaeologist, we traced the history of Ultima Online’s origin, development, and testing -- not to mention one pesky in-game...
Yourcraft.

NFT gaming consultant proposes conscripting poor gamers as MMO NPCs

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In case you needed another reason to keep crypto out of gaming, a new article on Rest of World chronicles an NFT scheme in...

The Game Archaeologist: How Ultima Online got made

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You know how there’s that yokel in every global chat channel that likes to troll players by claiming that World of Warcraft was the...

Atomic Heart teases a Bioshock-like journey through an alternate USSR

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In Atomic Heart, a new first-person shooter from Mundfish, the clock is rewound back to the 1950s and players are shuttled into an alternate...

Minecraft-powered MMORPG Wynncraft enters open beta for its 2.0 update before its full release

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It's been five years since we peered in on Wynncraft, the MMORPG that runs on Minecraft (just in case any of the other voxelbox...
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Global Chat: Will World of Warcraft ever give up its raiding fixation?

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MMO blog Kaylriene posted a lengthy article recently examining the state of the non-raiding scene in World of Warcraft while comparing it to Blizzard's...

Massively Overthinking: The most unusual subscriptions in the MMO space

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A while back on the MassivelyOP Podcast, so long ago that I can't remember who or when, a listener asked us about unusual MMO...

Retro roguelike MMO Mythic delays launch to late September

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Dungeon crawlers are going to have to assign a few more stat points to (P)atience if they were looking forward to dipping into the...

The Game Archaeologist: MegaWars, the Star Trek online sim from the ’70s

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When we look at the early days of online computer gaming, it shouldn't be a surprise that the geeky crowd that was working on...

Trove’s Lunar Plunge brings back the battle against the minions of Q’bthulu until August 23

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Eldritch horror that are boxy and colorful are still eldritch horrors, so players of Trove are going to want to perhaps handle the matter...

The Stream Team: Peeking in on the early access of retro-style survival RPG Tinkertown

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We're back once again with another quick check of a developing multiplayer title! This time around we're getting a quick look into Tinkertown a...

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