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

Here’s a shocker: Hellgate is shutting down (again)

Raise your hand if you're surprised that the latest version of Hellgate is closing down. OK, smartasses in the back row, put 'em...

Dragon’s Prophet has shut down

It's always sad when a game shuts down. Dragon's Prophet never managed to quite find its audience in the American marketplace, and

PSA: GuildPortal is shutting down this month

If your guild's web presence depends on GuildPortal, you may want to start looking for a new home. The long-running web host, which...

New DMCA exemptions will preserve some abandoned online games, but not MMOs

Late last year, the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a petition with the U.S. Copyright Office seeking specific exemptions to the DMCA essentially on account of...

Dragon’s Prophet calls it quits in North America

The latest free-to-play fantasy MMO to call it quits is Dragon's Prophet. Daybreak and Runewaker announced today the decision to shutter the...

Echo of Soul announces China closure too

Any way you look at it, Echo of Soul is taking a beating lately. Following the announcement earlier this month that the game...

Archlord 2 to sunset on November 24

Just weeks after its Season of Siege patch came out, Archlord 2 announced that it will be shutting down on November...

Echo of Soul sunsets in Korea next month [Updated]

Hangame announced yesterday that it will sunset MMORPG Echo of Soul in its native Korea. Hangame thanked players for their loyalty since...

Undead Labs cancels Moonrise, cites lack of projected profitability

Pokémon-like battler Moonrise won't be seeing the light of commercial release, apparently. Undead Labs announced today that after several months in early access testing...

Chaos Theory: I’d fund The Secret World for Funcom if I could

Funcom is in trouble? Say it isn't so! No, seriously -- giving it words feels like personally putting a nail in the coffin,...
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.

Today is the last day to play Infinite Crisis

In case you had forgotten, Infinite Crisis is shutting down for good on August 14th. That makes today the last real day...

With Your Destiny and Asta close down

We truly do hate to be the bearers of bad news, especially when that news has to do with the demise of an MMO....

Face of Mankind is shutting down in August

Sci-fi sandbox MMO Face of Mankind is calling it a career. A Nexeon spokesperson confirmed the news on the game's official forum,...
Here we continue.

Final Fantasy XI previews the second part of its final story

The next version update for Final Fantasy XI doesn't bring the end, but it does bring the continuation of the end. The second...

RaiderZ is shutting down in August

Perfect World is shutting down RaiderZ, effective August 7th at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The firm says that payments back-dated to May 7th...

PlanetSide 2 hits European snags, closes in Korea

It isn't all sunshine and daisies for PlanetSide 2, even following yesterday's massive PlayStation 4 launch. For starters, the European servers for...

Co-op sandbox Windborne is closing down on Steam

You're in for some disappointment today if you were hoping that Windborne would ever emerge from early access. Developer Hidden Path announced this...

‘Speed MOBA’ Solstice Arena shutting down, offers parting gift

After two years in operation on both mobile devices and the PC, Solstice Arena is calling it quits. The so-called "speed MOBA" announced...

Not So Massively: Heroes of the Storm launches, Infinite Crisis gives up

It's been a week of mixed feelings in the land of MOBAs, with the thrill of a new game launch juxtaposed against the background...

Infinite Crisis fan organizes last hurrah

When faced with the end of a game that you love, how do you use those final days? While some might grieve over

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