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Sega is promising a new open-world and massively multiplayer Crazy Taxi game

If you've never played Crazy Taxi before, the gameplay is very simple to describe: Someone gets in your taxi, you drive to the designated...

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis preps a 12th anniversary, in-game card game, and new weapons for July

Wait, didn't Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis already celebrate an anniversary? Yes, but that was the third anniversary for NGS specifically; the month...

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis continues its third anniversary and adds more limited-time quests

May continues to be a month of celebration for Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, as this week's patch has continued the MMORPG's third...

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis marks three years with Halpha’s Super Origin Festival

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is kicking off a celebration of its third anniversary this week with a big event that has a...

Perfect Ten: The 10 best Final Fantasy crossovers

So yesterday we got hit with the Final Fantasy XVI crossover in Final Fantasy XIV. It was all right, I guess. But it wasn't...

April Fools’ Day 2024 events and gags from around the MMORPG world

Welcome to weird MMORPG game mode day! I mean, April Fools' Day - not that we're sorry a lot of the "pranks" have become...

MMO Business Roundup: The Gearbox sale, GDC 2024, and layoffs for SEGA and Smilegate

Welcome back to another quick roundup of some MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Embracer - The ailing games giant announced this morning that the rumored...

Ragnarok Online kicks off a collab event with Sonic the Hedgehog today

Ragnarok Online has been running for a pretty long while now, but we're certain that the MMORPG has never held a collaboration event with...

Has 2024 put the game industry ‘on the brink of disaster’? Extra Credits weighs in

If you haven't been paying attention -- despite even our own hollering it from the rooftops -- this year has been absolutely terrible for...
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Perfect Ten: MMOs where you can play as robots and cyborgs

Robots are, let's face it, very important. You might say that's not true, and to that I say: When you get to write the...

The MOP Up: Lost Skies gets downright cozy inside of its ships

Lost Skies' February dev blog showed off some UX work, early prototypes of its weapon damage system, and some super-cozy ship interior concepts. Also, the...

Massively Overthinking: Always-online vs. offline modes in multiplayer games

The Nightingale team's admission that players are clamoring for an offline version of the game - and that Inflexion is now planning to do...

Four Winds: Phantasy Star Online 2 offers some of the best social features in MMORPGs

I don't know about everyone else, but a huge part of MMOs for me is the fashion. My characters need to absolutely slay the runway...

Massively Overthinking: When the original MMO is better than the sequel

A few weeks ago, two lovely gamers I follow on Bluesky were discussing how let down they felt by Diablo IV, less because Diablo...
Just barely avoided this fate.

Perfect Ten: The MMO franchises that can’t count past two

Back in the day, there was a running joke about how Capcom had shown with Street Fighter that the company could not count higher...

Phantasy Star Online 2’s latest update adds more story and raises the level cap as SEGA America begins layoffs

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis players are in for a treat today, and they deserve it after waiting through a nine-hour maintenance with...
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The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v7.0

Once again we put a wrap on another year of MMORPG news, opinions, and -- most pertinent to this column -- history. In a...

Four Winds: Catching up with Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis

I believe it was Napoleon Bonaparte that once said "SEGA better release Phantasy Star Online 2 stateside or I'm going to conquer France." Unfortunately,...

The Game Archaeologist: The Sims Bustin’ Out, the online Sims game nobody remembers

Many gamers who complete that Venn diagram of being fans of both MMOs and The Sims no doubt will be familiar with the tragically...
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Vague Patch Notes: MMOs are still just games you rent

When I was a teenager, I accidentally stole a few games from a video rental place. You might wonder how you accidentally steal something,...