Classics

01.03.15
The Game Archaeologist: How DikuMUD shaped modern MMOs
01.03.15

The Game Archaeologist: How DikuMUD shaped modern MMOs

Even though there are hundreds and thousands of MMOs spanning several decades, only a small handful...

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12.20.14
The Game Archaeologist: The complete history of classic MMOs
12.20.14

The Game Archaeologist: The complete history of classic MMOs

Since this is my final Game Archeologist post of 2014, I want to indulge in a personal project that...

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11.22.14
The Game Archaeologist: Perpetual's Star Trek Online
11.22.14

The Game Archaeologist: Perpetual's Star Trek Online

If you're among the legions of Trekkies, then you are almost certainly aware of Cryptic Studios' St...

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11.08.14
The Game Archaeologist: Four online sci-fi titles no one remembers
11.08.14

The Game Archaeologist: Four online sci-fi titles no one remembers

In the MMO industry, science fiction has always taken the role of the overlooked little brother to...

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10.11.14
The Game Archaeologist: The Chronicles of Spellborn
10.11.14

The Game Archaeologist: The Chronicles of Spellborn

Hey! Hey you! Yeah, you the I'm-so-bored-with-all-of-these-MMOs gamer! You've been grousing about f...

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10.04.14
The Game Archaeologist: The return of Habitat
10.04.14

The Game Archaeologist: The return of Habitat

After over four years of writing for Massively, I've ceased to be surprised by how bizarre and unex...

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09.13.14
The Game Archaeologist: How Hellgate survived being Flagshipped
09.13.14

The Game Archaeologist: How Hellgate survived being Flagshipped

It seems that it really wasn't too long ago that I was filling in the time between night classes by...

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08.30.14
The Game Archaeologist: Ironman modes and elective permadeath
08.30.14

The Game Archaeologist: Ironman modes and elective permadeath

One facet of video games that's been around almost since the very beginning is the difficulty level...

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08.09.14
The Game Archaeologist: Six more MMOs that never made it to launch
08.09.14

The Game Archaeologist: Six more MMOs that never made it to launch

It's always possible to be surprised with reveals of older MMOs, even after years of writing this c...

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