the matrix online

Official Site: The Matrix Online (Wikipedia)
Studio: SOE, now Daybreak Game Company, and Monolith Productions
Launch Date: March 22, 2005
Sunset Date: July 31, 2009
Genre: Sci-Fi Themepark
Business Model: Subscription
Platform: PC

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US Library of Congress grants DMCA exception for preserving online games

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Take a look behind the curtain at The Matrix Online’s emulation history

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The Game Archaeologist: Classic PlanetSide

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Jukebox Heroes: MMO music for epic fights

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Perfect Ten: The final minutes of beloved MMORPGs

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This week's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from Kickstarter donor Aldranis, whose query neatly dovetails with the IP-related question we answered...

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