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The Game Archaeologist: Hero’s Journey

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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...

The Game Archaeologist: Wing Commander Online and Privateer Online

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In late 2012, former Wing Commander developer-slash-movie director Chris Roberts emerged from a decade of obscurity to ask for help to fund his...

Don’t miss The Game Archaeologist’s histories of Asheron’s Call

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The impending loss of Asheron's Call -- and Asheron's Call 2 again -- hit the MMORPG community pretty hard when the

The Game Archaeologist: A talk with the man behind EQOA’s revival project

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This past week we reported on an ongoing attempt by a small group of faithful EverQuest Online Adventure fans to bring back...

The Game Archaeologist: EA’s Majestic

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"This is not a game. Or is it?" Conspiracy theories and paranoia were hot with pop culture in the 1990s, largely thanks to movies like...

The Game Archaeologist: Mark Jacobs on Mythic’s early online games, part 2

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We're back with our second part of an interview retrospective of Mythic Entertainment's early online games with CSE's Mark Jacobs. Last...

The Game Archaeologist: Mark Jacobs on Mythic’s early online games, part 1

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When you bring up the name "Mythic Entertainment," chances are that most gamers are going to immediately think of the studio's two major...

The Game Archaeologist: Six Halloween holidays from buried MMOs

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There are two things to know about Halloween and MMOs. The first is that just about every online game in the known universe...

The Game Archaeologist: The Island of Kesmai

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It was the mid-'80s, and I was just a kid in love with his family's IBM PC. Not having a wealth of capital at...

The Game Archaeologist: The silent world of Tibia

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If I were to tell you that there's a Western MMO out there that's as old as Ultima Online and yet still has...

The Game Archaeologist: Highlander Online

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One of the things that I love about Massively Overpowered's readership is how fans often bring games to my attention that I never knew...

The Game Archaeologist: Six videos from MMOs that never launched

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Whenever I compile lists or run articles on MMOs that never made it out of the gate, it seems as though talking about it...

The Game Archaeologist: Middle-earth Online

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I suppose there will always be a special place in my heart for Lord of the Rings Online. Not only is it one...

The Game Archaeologist: True Fantasy Live Online

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As an extremely amateur historian -- and an extremely attractive archaeologist -- I've always been fascinated with the "what ifs" of gaming's timeline. What...

The Game Archaeologist: Sega’s 10six MMO

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If you were to think of Sega and MMOs, chances are the only thing that would come to mind is the Phantasy Star...

The Game Archaeologist: Eight launch trailers from classic MMOs

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When YouTube first became a thing, I dismissed it as a site that was mostly preoccupied with people talking into cameras in an attempt...

The Game Archaeologist: Dark Age of Camelot

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Today, we take a trip to England, but not the England of our timeline. No, this is the England-That-Could-Have-Been, the England of King Arthur,...

The Game Archaeologist talks to the Asheron’s Call super-fan

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A little while back, I received a rather passionate email from Massively OP reader Diego regarding Asheron's Call. He had quite a lot...

The Game Archaeologist: The Shadow of Yserbius

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Really, I blame my parents for not being filthy rich. If they had been, we could've afforded the $130/month unlimited subscription fee to the

The Game Archaeologist: Five eye-opening videos about the MMORPG genre

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When it comes to tracking down history for MMOs, I've found that there are an array of sources at hand that have preserved (unwittingly...

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