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Studio known to MMO players for games like RIFT, Defiance, Trove, and Devilian.

Gamigo shuffles out RIFT’s old Hellbugs event for the Lunar New Year weekend

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Gamigo's been a bit of a mess the last couple of months, and by all accounts RIFT's last community manager was let go earlier...

Fractured should be back in February as Gamigo shrinks to just a quarter of its 2020 portfolio

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Last month, Gamigo suffered a round of layoffs, axed multiple MMOs (dispatching them to other publishers), and stealth-deleted Fractured from its website - Fractured,...

Trove’s Renewus New Year’s event returns with a new quest chain and the same old celebratory orbs

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Can it really be a new year unless Trove drops orbs on players' heads every few minutes for a few rounds of impromptu soccer?...
It's Cid! Hi Cid! Fix this.

End-of-Year Eleven: The best value MMOs going into 2023

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Every year when I do this post, I muse about what "value" actually means for MMOs because it's actually a tricky proposition and that...
Wheeeee

Fractured Online returns to closed development over ‘platform troubles’

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Over the course of this week, we've been covering the ongoing Gamigo clownshow: The company suffered layoffs it didn't disclose, which took out the...

Fractured vanishes from Gamigo’s site, Fawkes Games opens a weird website

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Yesterday, we covered the distressing news that Gamigo had suffered layoffs - including the loss of RIFT's last remaining community manager, which is already...

Gamigo transfers publishing of Aura Kingdom, Grand Fantasia, Shaiya, and Last Chaos amid layoffs and Aeria portal closure

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It just wouldn't seem right to end the year without watching Gamigo light itself on fire, now would it? Fortunately, the company has indulged...

The Stream Team: Reveling in this year’s Snowfest in Trove

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MOP's Chris isn't usually the one to stream Trove, let alone its holiday event, but he's not going to be missing out on this...

Trove’s Snowfest invites you to save the yeti as console begins Reeling in the Stars

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Christmas returns to Gamigo's voxelbox Trove today as Snowfest has returned to blanket the gameworld in snowfall. Oh, and with rampaging yeti and dungeons...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2022

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You might not know this about me, but I literally spend all year jotting down in my little notepad file all the quirky stuff...

Old School RuneScape layers on new features for speedrunning worlds and applies the last of Poll 77’s updates

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This week has brought some new goodies to the speedrunning worlds of Old School RuneScape. Specifically, two new quest options are moving from "beta"...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs have gotten too grim and dark?

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While we expect grimdark themes in certain MMOs -- such as Secret World, Mad World, or Star Stable -- even the most light-hearted among...

Blade & Soul adds a new Demonsbane dungeon, an auto-hunt area, and a holiday Treasure Trove this week

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This Wednesday, December 7th, is bringing a new update to Blade & Soul, and despite some of the holiday cheer that it's partially bringing,...

The MOP Up: SWTOR spins a Bounty Hunter yarn

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, it was nearly your bedtime and Star Wars: The Old Republic sat down next...

The Stream Team: Thanksgiving in Trove

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When thinking about where Massively OP's MJ wanted to spend her Thanksgiving, she couldn't help but think of the bouncing turkeys in Trove. And...

Trove’s Reeling in the Stars update revamped fishing and added a star chart progression system

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Bored Trove players are in a treat for Thanksgiving, as Gamigo took the opportunity to roll out the Reeling in the Stars update on...
WHEEEEEEEEEEEE

MMO veteran Scott Hartsman discusses why overseas game publishing is so messy

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All right, so Blizzard and Netease are no longer working together for publishing the former studio's games in China. That's significant, but it should...

Trove is dishing out another Friendsgiving feast between now and November 29

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It's time to celebrate friends, food, and everything cubic in Trove as this year's Friendsgiving seasonal event is back again, running between today, November...

The Daily Grind: What would you say is the best item rarity system in MMOs?

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Let's talk about rarity systems in MMOs! The first one I remember was Ultima Online's, and it was text-based without colors and hardly counts....

Gamigo is apparently opening new official forums for Trove and Fiesta Online after eight months of downtime

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Back in February we were all pretty surprised by a sudden shutdown of the official forums for Gamigo's suite of MMORPGs, effectively turning off...

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