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The Game Archaeologist: Sierra’s Fates of Twinion and Ruins of Cawdor

A few years ago I regaled you with the fascinating tale of one of the very first multiplayer graphical MUDs, the absurdly named

Leaderboards get streamlined in the latest Trove PC hotfix

The leaderboards of Trove have undergone something of a diet. A hotfix applied earlier this week to the PC version has seen several...

Interview: Camelot Unchained’s Mark Jacobs on the state of the beta and the NDA

We've been watching Camelot Unchained ever since its original Kickstarter in 2013 - and a lot has changed in the ensuing six years,...

WoW Classic’s stress test is stressing player patience

Last night I, and apparently 80% of human civilization, logged on to the public stress test for World of Warcraft Classic. There I...

The Survivalist: The perils of breeding pets in PixARK, chapter one

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. I am going to share a story with you. At it's core, it's...

E3 2019: Terraria: Journey’s End will be the game’s final update before entering maintenance mode

It's been a long trip for the 2-D multiplayer side-scrolling exploration title Terraria, and while we don't cover this one particularly closely, the...

E3 2019: Minecraft Dungeons delays to 2020, drops new trailer

In the oddly specific Venn diagram where Minecraft fans and small-group co-op lovers collide, the center offers a tantalizing solution to appeal to...

The MOP Up: KurtzPel’s early access rolls out globally

While it was already accessible to North American players, the anime-styled KurtzPel is now open to a much wider audience thanks to

Massively Overthinking: Does the MMO genre have too many games for its own good?

Last month I saw a video from YouTuber Josh Strife Hayes with an eyebrow-raiser of a thesis: He essentially argues that we have...

Indie MMO ‘spaceship design game’ Exocraft ports from PC to mobile today

Exocraft caught my eye earlier this year chiefly because I cannot stay away from these retro games with colorways that just glow right...

The Game Archaeologist: 1998’s Mankind

In the annals of the MMO genre, the massively multiplayer RTS has had perhaps the worst go of any variations on these online games....

The Survivalist: What ever happened to the smaller survival sandbox MMOs? Part two

Last week we learned what was up with a number of the smaller survival sandbox MMOs. Sadly, some have faded away, but others...
What is even happening now

Final Fantasy XIV challenges fans to hunt for irregular tomestones with the Moogle Treasure Trove

Do you want to do random older content in Final Fantasy XIV to earn a grab bag of odd rewards for familiar content...

The Survivalist: What ever happened to the smaller survival sandbox MMOs?

With big name survival games getting ignored developmentally, you have to wonder what's been going on with the smaller titles. After all, we've got...
Time is on my side, after a fashion.

Global Chat: Is it worth it to subscribe to MMOs?

MMO blog Altar of Gaming has a fascinating series going on in which Rimuru is evaluating whether or not it's worth picking up a...

Trove’s long-awaited gardening overhaul patch is now on the test server

Trove's gardening system has been in the works for a very long time - all the way back to early October. Of...
Misty.

Guild Wars 2’s S4E3 A Star to Guide Us is free in the cash shop tomorrow as the welcome back promo rolls on

We're barreling on toward the end of Guild Wars 2's fourth living story season with the War Eternal episode launching... well, we...

Fan recreates classic Guild Wars’ Ascalon City in RPG Maker

Remaking your favorite online world in a different program seems to be a hobby of some fans, which is why we get (for example)...

One Shots: Band practice went long today

Fred and Wilma's parents always wondered what happened to them. One day they stayed after school for a little extra band practice... and they...

Adorable retro sandbox Staxel has officially launched today with a huge update too

We've been covering the supercute voxelbox Staxel for the last year of early access, so what a joy to get to say that...

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