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12.20.11
The Game Archaeologist crosses Meridian 59: An interview with Brian Green (part 1)
12.20.11

The Game Archaeologist crosses Meridian 59: An interview with Brian Green (part 1)

Last week we began to examine one of the most significant MMOs in history: Meridian 59. While it...

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12.13.11
The Game Archaeologist crosses Meridian 59: The highlights
12.13.11

The Game Archaeologist crosses Meridian 59: The highlights

A colony founded through a magical nexus, Meridian 59 had it all going on -- until, that is, the...

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01.05.10
Meridian 59 dev Near Death Studios reaches death
01.05.10

Meridian 59 dev Near Death Studios reaches death

We don't blame you if you can't remember Near Death Studios, which today announced it will be closi...

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01.02.10
The Daily Grind: Can you look backwards with games?
01.02.10

The Daily Grind: Can you look backwards with games?

Take a look at the screenshot above from Meridian 59. It probably doesn't look like much to most o...

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01.01.10
Near Death Studios closes down
01.01.10

Near Death Studios closes down

If 2009 hadn't claimed quite enough lives for your tastes quite yet -- in terms of companies, jobs,...

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09.07.08
The Daily Grind: Are the stakes too low in modern PvP?
09.07.08

The Daily Grind: Are the stakes too low in modern PvP?

Player vs. Player gameplay has undergone a drastic change in recent years. Games like Meridian 59 a...

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05.24.08
Vigilante Meridian 59 players wage war against pirate servers
05.24.08

Vigilante Meridian 59 players wage war against pirate servers

Meridian 59 is a game with a pirate problem. A while back, the server source code leaked onto the in...

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03.31.08
Massively's Visual History of MMORPGs, Part I
03.31.08

Massively's Visual History of MMORPGs, Part I

The MMORPG genre has come so far in these past few decades, it's almost difficult to believe. The j...

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11.01.07
Podcast looks back at Meridian 59 history
11.01.07

Podcast looks back at Meridian 59 history

Want to work on your old-school cred? Check out Virgin Worlds' "Online Gamer's Anthology" podcast e...

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