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MMOs, unfortunately, do not last forever. When they sunset and close down for good, the whole genre mourns.

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The Daily Grind: How much does fear of an MMO shutdown affect your playtime?

There are two basic reactions I've seen to people who fear that their favorite MMO is going to shut down. Not people who know,...

Perfect World is sunsetting Swordsman Online and Jade Dynasty as teams move on to ‘bigger and better things’

Perfect World announced two sunsets yesterday: Four-year-old Swordsman Online and nine-year-old Jade Dynasty will close down in June. Here's the
Bye Felicia

Elite: Dangerous is discontinuing support for the Mac [Updated]

We're sorry to inform fans of Elite: Dangerous on Apple computers that they're soon going to be forced to choose between the platform...
If at first you don't succeed, that means nothing now.

Echo of Soul closes its Classic servers on May 23

It's been a while since we've talked about Echo of Soul, but it turns out that a lot has been happening with the...

Ragnarok Online shuts down in Europe due to new regulations [Update: US servers blocking EU access]

Update: This story was a miscommunication in the media. It turns out that while the servers are staying up, Ragnarok Online's North American servers...

Paragon artist shows off concept art from the doomed MOBA

Perhaps because the announcement was all the way back in January, but Paragon's shutdown is scheduled to take place at the end...

Amazon Game Studio’s Breakaway is officially dead

Last fall, we heard word that one of Amazon Game Studios' three announced online titles, Breakaway, was going into development hiatus....

Devilian has officially sunsetted

At some point, the ending credits have to roll. And Devilian's have started as of 3:00 p.m. EST today. Devil transformations are now a...
So, bye.

Demon’s Souls servers turn off tomorrow

There's been a trend over the past several years of games that are not MMOs but still have a pretty robust suite of online...

Cabal 2 calls it quits in the west

If you have any pressing business left in Cabal 2, don't put it off for too long. ESTsoft announced last week that...

Perpetuum Online developer: MMO felt like a ‘no-win scenario’

At the end of the game's life, when the lights are going out and the developers drifting off to different positions, the most...

EVE Online is shuttering EVE Voice in March

More chunks of EVE Online are on the chopping block this week, as CCP announced today that it's sunsetting EVE Voice with...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO sunset had the biggest impact on you?

If you've been playing MMOs long enough, you've probably lived through at least one sunset of a beloved game world. In fact, I bet...

MMO devs discuss the painful process of shutting down online games

Have you ever thought about what it is like for developers and community managers who handle online games that are being shut down?...

Minecraft developer announces the shutdown of card game Scrolls

Minecraft developer Mojang revealed this week that it will be shutting down its online card game Scrolls on February 13th. This...

Video game preservationists attempt to raise $450K to rez Marvel Heroes [Updated]

(We've updated below with MMOBomb's detailed investigation into this Indiegogo - short story, don't go handing over your dough.) With Marvel Heroes dead and...
So long, guy. You looked good.

The Daily Grind: Has the MOBA bubble burst?

The past few weeks have not been kind for fans of MOBAs. In a short span of time we've lost Paragon, Master...

The Stream Team: Farewell, Master X Master

It is never a happy day to see a game end. Perhaps inevitable in the grand scheme of life, but never happy. Today Massively...
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PWE will sunset MOBA Gigantic in July because it couldn’t ‘break through in a crowded market’

Gigantic is on the short road to sunset, I'm sorry to report. The move by publisher PWE won't surprise many players, as the development...

Linkrealms is sunsetting today

Sad news this morning: Linkrealms is sunsetting, today if our read of the letter sent to players yesterday is correct, since today...

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