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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 dubbed...

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 and...

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 with...
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 and making inroads...

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 a...

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 than the...

Trion’s Scott Hartsman on Trove’s console launch, fighting lag, and whether RIFT is next

Following Trion's announcement earlier this week that its cutesy voxel sandbox MMORPG Trove had registered five million players in its first year and that...
Someone's getting hurt, and it ain't not me.

Trion’s Scott Hartsman speaks out against G2A: ‘Game creators of all sizes survive on your support’

In the wake of accusations about G2A becoming a haven for unscrupulous third-party sellers to move keys bought with stolen credit cards, Trion Worlds...

Trion Worlds CEO: RIFT’s retention rate is ‘astounding’

In a new interview with VentureBeat, Trion Worlds CEO Scott Hartsman stated that RIFT's retention rate is "astounding" compared to the rest of the MMO...

Atlas Reactor launches Vive preview, EVE Gunjack launches on Vive, EVE Valkyrie confirms Vive arrival in 2016

If you're not quite sure you'll want to play Atlas Reactor when its closed beta launches on April 14th, then today's playable preview might...

Trion Worlds shies away from sub-only games, praises Defiance’s console success

RIFT fans with long memories will recall how the game first launched in 2011 as a subscription-only title, staying that way for about a...

Trion’s Trove has a million monthly users

Could Trove be the sleeper hit of 2015? Signs are looking good already. While the sandvox title lingered in open beta for quite some time,...

MMO devs pay tribute to Smedley

Former Daybreak CEO John Smedley may have been a polarizing figure to MMO gamers, but several high profile devs have spoken up in the...

Trion Worlds purges Glyph of third-party games

Trion Worlds is apparently getting out of the game distribution service, as least when it comes to games made by other studios. Scott Hartsman has...

Trion welcomes action-RPG Devilian into its fold

After a cryptic teaser site posted last week, Trion Worlds is finally ready to make its big announcement: The studio will be publishing Korean...

The MMO industry mourns the passing of Christopher Lee

If you haven't heard the news already, then we're sorry to report that Star Wars and Lord of the Rings actor Christopher Lee has...
Price shark.

Trion snaps up Linda ‘Brasse’ Carlson

Nothing tells your player community that the transition to a new corporate structure will be totally fine like firing a pillar of community interaction,...

The Daily Grind: Do you see hate speech in your MMO?

The other day one of our readers, Joe F., pointed us at a conversation between Trion Worlds CEO Scott Hartsman and an ArcheAge customer...