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The Game Archaeologist: Puzzle Pirates

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Up until this point in my life, Puzzle Pirates has always been that "Oh yeah, that actually exists!" game to me. Even when...

The Game Archaeologist: Myst Online Uru Live

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The impact of Myst's launch in 1993 was akin to an atomic bomb going off in the PC gaming world. The leap forward in graphical...

The Game Archaeologist: Saga of Ryzom

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Every so often I get requests to cover such-and-such game in this column. These are often incredibly obscure titles, even to me, and when...
See, that's the joke of the name.

The Game Archaeologist: Guild Wars Utopia

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Aztecs. Chronomancers. Mounts. Halberds. Golems. Dual wielding. These are all but a hint of what a fourth Guild Wars campaign could have been, a...

The Game Archaeologist: The Wish that wasn’t

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First of all, "wish" is one of those words that ends up looking dang strange the more you focus on it. Wish, wish, wish,...

The Game Archaeologist: The sad saga of Stargate Worlds

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In 1994, a science-fiction movie called Stargate took the idea of alien portals that allowed people to travel instantaneously across the universe and turned it...

The Game Archaeologist: Meridian 59

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A colony founded through a magical nexus, Meridian 59 had it all going on -- until, that is, the portal to the colony...

The Game Archaeologist: 1988’s Monster

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"You're in the middle of a vast hall stretching out of sight to the east and west. Strange shadows play across the high vaulted...

The Game Archaeologist: Ten strange pre-release facts about World of Warcraft

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An endless ocean of words, a tsunami of thoughts, and a riptide of fan devotion has flooded the gaming world about World of...

The Game Archaeologist: Perpetual’s Star Trek Online

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If you're among the legions of Trekkies, then you are almost certainly aware of Cryptic Studios' Star Trek Online. Since early 2010,...

The Game Archaeologist: Online gaming service providers of the ’80s and ’90s

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As graphical MMOs took off in the 1990s with the advent of games like Neverwinter Nights, The Realm, and Ultima Online,...

The Game Archaeologist: Asheron’s Call 2

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MMO sequels are funny animals. Sequels (along with prequels and "reimaginings") are ingrained into the entertainment industry so deep that it makes sense that...

The Game Archaeologist: Asheron’s Call

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It's hard being the youngest child -- you get the hand-me-downs, suffer through swirlies by older siblings, and eventually develop such a neurosis that...

The Game Archaeologist: Shadowbane

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Way back when I used to haunt the corridors of Gamestop and had yet to shun the place due to its stinky evil, I remember...
It was real, Justin.

The Game Archaeologist: Seed

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Seed is a game that I thought I must have dreamed up at some point. Do you ever have that happen? For years...

The Game Archaeologist: Dark Sun Online

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Computer RPG players in the late '80s and early '90s were surely familiar with Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI) and its now-famous Gold...

The Game Archaeologist: The assassination of Lord British

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At the end of August 2015, the fledgling Shroud of the Avatar community gathered together for a massive PvP fight. This wasn't...

The Game Archaeologist: Anarchy Online

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"The future in your hands." This was Funcom's promise to gamers in the early days of the 2000s. Even as the MMORPG genre slowly...

The Game Archaeologist: Lucasfilm’s Habitat

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Some of you reading this may simply never have known a world before the internet existed by virtue of your age. It's not your...

The Game Archaeologist: Star Wars Galaxies’ NGE

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It became one of the most infamous moments in MMO history -- and perhaps one of the most misunderstood. For all that the MMO community...

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