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Official Site: RuneScape
Studio: Jagex Games Studio
Launch Date: January 4, 2001
Genre: Fantasy Sandbox
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Optional Sub, Cash Shop)
Platform: PC, Browser

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There's a new boss in town at Jagex. Rod Cousens, previously the CEO of Codemasters, has moved shop to be the...

Massively OP’s MMO April Fools’ Day roundup

It's April 1st, and in the MMO space that means that studios morph into merry tricksters and devious liars. But how will you keep...

RuneScape adds its 200th quest

A new quest in RuneScape is something to be celebrated and enjoyed, as that MMO's quests often go far above and beyond menial...

Jagex is working on a mystery MMO

A job posting for a lead programmer revealed that RuneScape developer Jagex is indeed working on a new MMO. The secretive posting...

RuneScape explains survey polling on buyable skill levels

When one eagle-eyed RuneScape player saw that the studio was polling players about potentially purchasing skill levels in a recent survey, it...

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Justin and Bree discuss SWTOR, Guild Wars 2, Marvel Heroes, EverQuest Next, Storybricks, Neverwinter, Crowfall's Kickstarter, and Skyforge, with mailbag questions on Livefyre and MMO IPs.

Crowfall: The ultimate union of MMOs and strategy

What do you get when you take a few of the most experienced developers in the MMO industry and give them the freedom to...

Old School RuneScape releases permanent F2P servers

Originally released back in 2001 when the MMO genre was in its infancy, browser MMO RuneScape has endured through over a decade of...

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