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The Game Archaeologist: The history of play-by-email games

For most all of human history, people who wanted to play a game together usually had to be in physical proximity with each other....

MMO Business Roundup: Tim Sweeney’s politics gaffe, Nexon’s Q4 2019, and the old BioWare crew

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Politics in games Epic's Tim Sweeney opened this week's DICE Summit with a whopper...

Anthem’s weekly updates stay thin as the launch anniversary approaches

If you were hoping from something big from Anthem this week, with the anniversary of its launch rushing up on us soon, well,...

MMO Business Roundup: Stadia, Coronavirus, E3, VR, EVE Fanfest, Discord, and WOTC’s BioWare devs

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Stadia: Google has responded to the uproar over its poor communication with the...

Cryptic’s Magic: Legends is an isometric RPG and not an MMORPG because of earth elemental butt

Yesterday, we got our first look at the gameplay in Cryptic's upcoming Magic: Legends MMO, and, well, it didn't go over that...

Massively Uplifting: Gamers and studios raise millions for Extra Life and other charities

Had enough of the tricks of October? How about some treats now that we're in November! Generous donations #forthekids were collected by gamers and...

The ESA says a crapton of game companies are finally embracing lockbox transparency

Under pressure from no less than the US Senate, the FTC held the first of its planned video game monetization workshops today, and...
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Elder Scrolls Online issues an apology over the Elsweyr adventure plagiarism debacle

It was just supposed to be a fun little promo item to help spark excitement for The Elder Scrolls Online's next expansion, but the...

Elder Scrolls Online yanks allegedly plagiarized Elsweyr-themed pen-and-paper adventure

As part of the promotional push to highlight the Elsweyr expansion coming to The Elder Scrolls Online, a Dungeons & Dragons adventure set...
Whew. All right.

WoW Factor: Why Legion 2 wouldn’t win back the World of Warcraft crowd

Let's talk about fan expectations and naked fanservice for a bit. In fact, let's start with the Power Nine from Magic: the Gathering, and...

Here’s why a Magic: The Gathering hall-of-famer was disqualified from Mythic Championship II

It's not an MMO, but it's one more example of the problems of competitive gaming: Last weekend's Magic: The Gathering Mythic Championship II...

SWTOR’s James Ohlen is heading up a new Wizards of the Coast game studio working on a new IP

I guess James Ohlen isn't totally out of game dev quite yet. After announcing his retirement in July of 2018 and then...
laugh, then laugh again

Valve parts ways with Artifact creator Richard Garfield in round of layoffs

Forget for one moment the horrific bleeding of Artifact's playerbase -- now the digital card game has lost its most high-profile designer. We...

The Survivalist: Seven survival game features I want to see in 2019

A new year is all about new hopes, new goals, and -- hopefully -- new features and content. I am talking about games, of...

WOTC announces new esports initiative for Magic: The Gathering Arena

At tonight's Game Awards ceremony, Wizards of the Coast announced that it will be expanding the Magic: The Gathering competitive scene with a...

Magic: The Gathering Arena’s Chris Clay details planned fixes to the ‘fifth-card problem’

Although fan reception to the open beta/soft launch of Magic: The Gathering Arena has been largely positive, there's one glaring issue that's had...
Plus ce change...

Magic: the Gathering Arena is now officially in open beta

It turns out that people are very excited to play trading card games in digital format. So why not play the original trading card...
And sometimes there are... different issues.

Perfect Ten: The unique pitfalls of licensed MMOs

Making a list of the "biggest" MMOs currently running is always an exercise in frustration. It's easy to put a few things on the...
For lore(n).

Perfect Ten: You got your MMORPG in my tabletop RPG

Tabletop games and MMORPGs seem like they would go well together, but remarkably they often don't. That's true for several reasons, but one of...

Magic: The Gathering Arena moves into the next phase of its closed beta

Wizards of the Coast's most famous card game continues to prepare its newest multiplayer version for public consumption. This Thursday, Magic: The Gathering Arena...

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