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MMO Week in Review: Skull & Bones departs drydock

Skull & Bones finally drifted into its soft launch open beta after eleventy billion delays and do-overs, and... it's actually not terrible? And it's...

MMO Week in Review: Blizzard’s brand-new boss

Meet the new boss, same as the... well, actually we don't know how samey Johanna Faries is going to be just yet. She's replacing...

MMO Week in Review: The Activision-Blizzard and Riot layoffs

Two of the biggest gaming congloms chose this week to lay off a combined total of 2500 people, as Riot Games and Microsoft-owned-Activision-Blizzard shed...

MMO Week in Review: Elder Scrolls Online paves the way for Gold Road

Elder Scrolls Online fully unveiled its Gold Road chapter this week, letting players peek into the region, the city of Skingrad, and a tantalizing...

MMO Week in Review: MMO peregrinations with Pictomancers, phasers, and PSO2

Bad news, everyone: Some dude on Reddit says there's not enough MMORPG news, so you're imagining Star Trek Online announcing its 31st season, Vindictus...

MMO Week in Review: Strong and pretty

We're sorry, but Bree can't come to the Week in Review right now; she's too busy playing City of Heroes, whose Homecoming servers were...

MMO Week in Review: Dragging MMOs kicking and screaming into 2024

The last MMO Week in Review of the Year on the last day of the year... convenient, eh? Well, it is for me, anyway,...

MMO Week in Review: MMO players, please do not punch the Christmas tree for logs

Happy holidays, everyone! Bobby Kotick departs Activision-Blizzard this week, The Day Before announced an official sunset, Guild Wars 2 is plotting expansions into at...

MMO Week in Review: I’m as out of clever The Day Before titles as the game is out of money

The Day Before utterly imploded this week after just a weekend online, admitting on Monday that the game had failed financially and that the...

MMO Week in Review: No Man’s Skyrim

'Twas a juicy week for MMORPGs, as we got a tease for Hello Games' new survival MMO, Light No Fire, plus Throne & Liberty...

MMO Week in Review: Season of (Queue) Discovery

So it turns out that everyone wanted WoW Classic Plus! Who knew? Oh, everybody knew? Literally everybody? Right on. Well, you've got a version...

MMO Week in Review: A Feast for MMOs

Thanksgiving and Black Friday week may have been a short one for MMO studios, but there was still news! We took a long hard...

MMO Week in Review: Tripping into Tarisland

The week before the week before Thanksgiving is prime time for pushing out major MMO patches and news, and this week delivered: Pantheon axed...

MMO Week in Review: How to help Project Gorgon and its devs

This week in MMO land, we covered distressing news: Eric Heimburg and Sandra Powers, the husband-and-wife duo behind beloved indie MMO Project Gorgon, admitted...

MMO Week in Review: BlizzCon 2023 highlights

If you weren't paying much attention to BlizzCon this weekend, you missed out on some big reveals: World of Warcraft announced a three-expansion content...

MMO Week in Review: This is (MMO) Halloween

It's Halloween-eve-eve in the real world, which means it's Halloween in just about every MMORPG - for a few more days, anyhow. Meanwhile, Guild Wars...

MMO Week in Review: FFXIV’s Viper, Star Citizen’s Pyro

The MMO genre saw dueling conventions this weekend: Final Fantasy XIV's London Fanfest revealed the new Viper job and Dawntrail regions and content, while...
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MMO Week in Review: 77 days to go

Whether or not it was a great idea to let a company long embroiled in antitrust lawsuits to buy one of the largest corporations...

MMO Week in Review: Daybreak week

It was a massive week for Daybreak MMOs, which often don't get much glory individually, but all five of them got something tangible this...

MMO Week in Review: Third quarter layoff week

If there's one constant for September in the games industry, it's the layoffs as companies juice their numbers at the end of the third...