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I'm sorry this is the only long-form article you're likely to get, Twin Saga.

MMO Week in Review: Gamigo’s game-pocalypse

Gamigo laid waste to its MMO stable this week, devastating the fanbases for Defiance, Twin Saga, and Eden Eternal - and worrying players of...

MMO Week in Review: BlizzConline’s biggest news

BlizzConline wasn't packed full of major surprises, thanks to educated guesswork and a devastating leak of all the WoW news the day before. But...

MMO Week in Review: WoW’s valor, Elite’s jerks

Demonstrating once again why we can't have nice things, World of Warcraft dangled valor in front of players only to yank its original meaning...

MMO Week in Review: Endwalker

It's not the end, but it is an end: Final Fantasy XIV announced its Endwalker expansion this past Friday during its showcase. Launch is...

MMO Week in Review: Gamestonk, Amazon, Jagex, and Blackwood

Well this was a fun week - the week everyone learned how to stock market, and it was all thanks to GameStop, which is...

MMO Week in Review: Guild Wars 2’s Power, KingsIsle’s acquisition

This week in MMOs, Guild Wars 2 showed its true Power with... its Power episode. Chapter. Thing. Plus, KingsIsle got bought by Gamigo's parent...

MMO Week in Review: LOTRO plz

So Lord of the Rings Online appears to have kicked off 2021 the way it ended 2020: on fire. This week, SSG was cheered...

MMO Week in Review: Great expectations for (MMOs in) 2021

So that first week of 2021 has been... interesting. While I'm sure you all have more important things to do than hang out with...

MMO Week in Review: Riot’s MMO, Albion’s new owners, Elyria’s revival

Who says nothing interesting happens right before the December holidays? Riot's working on an MMORPG, Albion Online's studio just got bought out, City State...

MMO Week in Review: MMOs at the edge of 2021, from Crimson Desert to Gates of Oblivion

While many PC and console gamers were obsessed with Cyberpunk 2077's launch this week, the MMO industry was busy delivering its outlook for the...

MMO Week in Review: Unbreaking Daybreak

If Daybreak's been a bit of a punching bag in the MMO genre over the last five years, it's only because of its long...
All things go, all things go.

MMO Week in Review: Into the Shadowlands

So if you were all but holding your breath to see whether Blizzard was going to pull off World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, you can...

MMO Week in Review: Calling a Truce

It was a surprisingly huge week for MMORPGs, even setting aside the fact that WoW Shadowlands launches tomorrowday. Guild Wars 2 released Truce, we...

MMO Week in Review: Next-gen is now-gen

The Xbox Series and PlayStation 5 systems launched this week, which meant that a lot of companies who weren't launching games along with them...

MMO Week in Review: Marching to Markarth

If the last couple of years have taught us anything, it's to appreciate a low-key week when everything was fine and nothing was actively...

MMO Week in Review: WoW Shadowlands repositions for launch

This week in MMOs, we learned that Guild Wars 2's Steam launch and Path of Exile's next league would be delayed, which is a...

MMO Week in Review: No, LOTRO’s War of Three Peaks is not an ‘expansion’

This week, we took a first deep-dive into Torchlight III (we found it cheerfully "adequate"!) and struggled to puzzle out just why Standing Stone...
It's on my list of 'things you did wrong,' yeah.

MMO Week in Review: Squishy squish squish

World of Warcraft's Shadowlands pre-patch launched successfully this week, with some squishing and some bugs and some downtime and some meandering through the new...

MMO Week in Review: Crucible is canceled

Good news, junior high students everywhere: The Crucible is canceled! Nobody even likes that play. It's boring and sanctimonious and tedious - good riddance! Oh....
This is really what you're going with, huh.

MMO Week in Review: Shadowlands postponed

World of Warcraft's Shadowlands delay - to later in 2020 - was by far the biggest news of the week, all but smothering news...