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MMO Year in Review: Endwalker, Cryptic, and Crowfall (December 2021)

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The final month of 2021 didn't let up. We had some great news, such as the launch of ArcheAge under Kakao and the release...

MMO Year in Review: The Marvel MMO, $400M, and Blizzard’s decline (November 2021)

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What would you say to another Marvel MMO? Hopefully yes, as Daybreak's parent company let slip in November that it's working on one -...

MMO Year in Review: Elyon, Book of Travels, and Queue World (October 2021)

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I always joke that we're not an uptime monitor, but it sure seemed as if we had to be in October as we chronicled...

MMO Year in Review: Old genre, New World (September 2021)

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New World stole the fall season: It's the biggest launch the MMORPG has seen in several years, so it only made sense that people...
Are we good now? Do you love us yet?

MMO Year in Review: Bless redux (August 2021)

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The Bless franchise had yet another go at the western gaming market this month as Neowiz and Round8 formally launched Bless Unleashed for PC...
The audience

MMO Year in Review: The Blizzard lawsuit (July 2021)

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July started out so well, you guys. We had two major MMORPG releases right off the bat: Crowfall and Swords of Legends Online, which...

MMO Year in Review: Blackwood, New Genesis, and Burning Crusade (June 2021)

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June was a packed month for MMOs as the summer deluge of releases was just getting started. We were treated to the launch of...

MMO Year in Review: Odyssey and a billion betas (May 2021)

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May brought on a rush of tests and launches for MMO players. Elite Dangerous finally launched Odyssey, Elyon kicked off its first western beta,...

MMO Year in Review: Amazon’s Lord of the Rings MMO is over (April 2021)

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April was a relatively quiet month for launch news - the calm before the storm before the big MMO launches really got underway. Which...
Deception!

MMO Year in Review: Magic Legends begins (March 2021)

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March 2021 was a month of releases, thanks to the arrival of Elder Scrolls Online's Flames of Ambition, Guild Wars 2's Balance chapter, and...

MMO Year in Review: The first and only BlizzConline (February 2021)

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It's weird to look back at February 2021 and remember those halcyon days before the great Blizzard collapse of mid-year, but roundabout the time...
Darn it.

MMO Year in Review: At least it wasn’t 2020? (January 2021)

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December's many article roundups and awards always remind us that it's hard to remember what happened last month, let alone what happened way back...

MMO Year in Review: When Daybreak and Albion got bought out (December 2020)

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Well, we made it to the final recap of the final month of the hell year known as 2020, and for MMOs, at least,...

MMO Year in Review: Shadowlands’ arrival (November 2020)

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While World of Warcraft's Shadowlands smooth-launching expansion was certainly the big drop of the Thanksgiving season, several other MMOs brought the goods, including Guild...
Just marking time after all.

MMO Year in Review: The Shadowlands delay (October 2020)

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In October, Blizzard did something few people expected: It delayed World of Warcraft's Shadowlands expansion, offered refunds, and rolled out the pre-patch and new...

MMO Year in Review: FFXVI, ArcheAge 2, and the Bethsoft buyout (September 2020)

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Three big stories dominated September: Microsoft bought out the entirety of Bethsoft, including ZeniMax Online Studios, Elder Scrolls Online, and Fallout 76; Square-Enix announced...

MMO Year in Review: Business business business (August 2020)

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August turned out to be a month full of industry moves, good and bad. It was the month that saw the start of the...

MMO Year in Review: Lord of the Rings Offline (July 2020)

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I always joke that MOP is not an uptime monitor, but in July, it sure felt that way, as following the launch of its...
Black Lives Matter.

MMO Year in Review: Solidarity (June 2020)

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June 2020 in the US was dominated by widespread protests over racism and law enforcement abuse, and MMO companies rushed to show solidarity, donate...

MMO Year in Review: ‘Technical clownshows’ for PSO2 and ESO Greymoor (May 2020)

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The two big launches of May had one thing in common: technical snafus. Phantasy Star Online 2's western PC "technical clownshow" launch even generated...

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