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Halloween blows through RIFT, Trove, ArcheAge, Atlas Reactor, and Defiance 2050

Something sinister is brewing over at Trion Worlds, and soon the whole world will pay the price as Scott Hartsman's corgi transforms into its...

Trion just bought up Gazillion’s assets to beef up its MMO publishing arm

Did you see this one coming? VentureBeat has a piece out this morning interviewing Trion Worlds CEO Scott Hartsman, who's apparently just...

Atlas Reactor arrives in China via Steam

Atlas Reactor really needs to be given some credit for striking out in a different direction when the rest of the PvP scene...

Trion Worlds’ Scott Hartsman goes on NBC to address video game violence and game ratings

Here is something kind of neat: Trion Worlds CEO Scott Hartsman sitting down with NBC's Press:Here to talk about video game violence and...

Trove launches in Japan this spring, offers freebies through Twitch Prime promo

Trion announced today that Trove is launching in Japan on PS4 this spring, with closed beta coming "soon." You'll recall it

Interview: Trion Worlds goes in depth on RIFT Prime

Following the initial announcement of RIFT Prime and the ensuing details that started to come out of Trion Worlds on the...

Former SWTOR dev talks about designing ethical lockboxes

An extensive Twitter thread from former Star Wars: The Old Republic lead systems designer Damion Schubert grappled with the timely and touchy topic of...

Game devs react angrily to ESA’s support of government tax proposal

Last week, the Entertainment Software Association, the video game trade association you probably know best from its stewardship of E3, released a

Trion Worlds’ Scott Hartsman rebuffs financial panic rumor

A business-oriented piece on Delidded Tech overnight seems to have rustled up Trion Worlds CEO Scott Hartsman in response. Delidded digs into...

The Game Archaeologist: How Sceptre of Goth shaped the MMO industry

When it comes to text-based MMOs created in the '80s, '90s, and 2000s, the sheer number of them would blot out the sky. There...

Trove officially launches for Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Voxel sandbox Trove has formally launched on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One today, having been in open beta on both consoles since December. Trion...

Trove counts almost 10M players ahead of March 14 console launch

Voxel sandbox Trove's been in open beta on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for only a few short months, but it's already...

Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime ‘troubled’ by latest US immigration policies

On Monday, we covered some of the MMORPG companies speaking out against new immigration policy that opponents of the current US administration have...

MMORPG developers, GDC organizers speak out against US ‘Muslim ban’

You might want to keep politics out of gaming, but politics has a way of forcing itself in the door no matter what. Multiple MMO developers...

The Game Archaeologist: Hero’s Journey

Fiction writers know well of Joseph Campbell's identification and outline of the monomyth, or "hero's journey," in many stories. The 12-step process starts...
Every day, sadly.

Massively Overthinking: The best MMORPG developer quotes of 2016

One of the fun things we implemented on the site this year is a database of quotes from developers (among other entries) that are...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 88: Miles per hour

Justin and Bree discuss AQ3D, Halloween, SWTOR, LOTRO, RIFT, and the health of the MMO market, with mailbag letters on the MMO endgame paradigm and SOTA vs. Camelot Unchained.

Trion’s Scott Hartsman: The MMO market is ‘in very good health’

In a new interview on MCVUK this week, Trion Worlds CEO Scott Hartsman dishes on the state of the MMO industry...

RIFT defends swing back to buy-to-play model for Starfall Prophecy

Trion Worlds has been doing its darndest to get out in front of any consumer issues with its decision to revert back to...

Here’s everything you need to know about RIFT’s Starfall Prophecy expansion

When RIFT players cast their minds back to the last expansion, Nightmare Tide, chances are that two aspects that stick out more...

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