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The land of Caledonia will soon be swallowed up by the sea of game closures. On Monday, May 12th at 2:00 a.m. EST, Lord of Ultima services will be stopped permanently. Announcing the closure, the developers of Lord of Ultima thanked players for their continued support over the years. Starting now,...

February 12th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Timewalk Games, a company that specialized in reproducing classic video games from the pre-HD era, has blown the dust off a cartridge for the last time. For those unfamiliar with Timewalk's work, you may remember them as the company that crafted the golden DuckTales NES cartridge. The Timewalk web...

February 1st 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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So here's something that bothers me about this whole SOE MMO armageddon thing. When CEO John Smedley took to Twitter to sympathize with upset Vanguard fans yesterday, he implied that the firm has done all it could to keep the long-running fantasy MMO afloat. "I realize the Vanguard players are upse...

January 25th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Just over two years after being launched by two Activision expats, Offensive Combat studio U4iA Games is no longer in operation as of today. The news comes via U4iA's site, where no reason is given for the sudden and immediate closure of the Washingon-based studio. "Our sincere apologies to all of...

January 15th 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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It's been a rough year for MMOs, with several high profile titles going dark over the last 12 months. Unfortunately, it looks as though 2013 has a last-minute casualty to add to the pile in the form of Lunia, the free-to-play action-arcade RPG from All-M. According to an update on the game's offici...

December 30th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Cyber Front, the Japanese publisher of Telltale's The Walking Dead, Valve's Portal series and CD Projekt's The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has been dissolved by parent company Kaga Electronics. According to a Gamasutra translation of a statement posted by the company on its website, Cyber Front...

December 21st 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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With Warhammer Online's closure tomorrow, some of the players will be entitled to a partial refund for money spent during the past few months. Those who qualify for a refund will include those who had paid game time on their accounts on November 1st, including credit card payments and game time ca...

December 17th 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Developer Terminal Reality, a studio best known for creating the Bloodrayne franchise, has apparently been shuttered - though official confirmation of the closure is difficult to pin down. Veteran artist Jesse Sosa, who departed Terminal Reality in 2011 after ten years with the company, confirmed...

December 12th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Blockbuster's fate may already be sealed in the US, but there was hope that its UK brand might lead itself out of the darkness. Today, administrators in control of the movie rental chain dealt it a killer blow, announcing the closure of its remaining 91 UK stores by December 16th, resulting in the...

December 12th 2013 at 10:31am 0 Comments
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Aeria Games is not having a good month, apparently. Shortly after the company announced the closure of Lime Odyssey in Korea, it broke the news to the Dynasty Warriors community that the North American servers will be shut down on January 10th, 2014. The company posted its reasons and condolences...

December 11th 2013 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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Archlord will be no more, as Webzen has decided to sunset the title. The company announced the closure of the fantasy title on the official site: "Unfortunately, we have come to a difficult decision to end this long journey we have enjoyed and cherished together. We understand that this will disap...

December 7th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments