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I logged into classic Guild Wars for the anniversary last month, and all it did was break my heart. I truly think it was one of the more original MMOs to launch in World of Warcraft's wake, and I'm still sad that it's essentially in permanent maintenance mode and eclipsed by Guild Wars 2, even thou...

May 13th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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When an MMO has reached a certain age and dwindled to a certain player population, what do you do with it? Do you put it out to pasture, nurture it, or put it down? With some of our older graphical MMOs approaching their 20th anniversaries, the question of what studios should do with aging titles...

March 1st 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Once Turbine applies a March 4th update to Asheron's Call, the studio plans to move the game into maintenance mode -- with benefits. Producer Severlin dropped the news on the forums today: "Once this next update is in the hands of the players, the updates to Asheron's Call will be limited. We inte...

February 25th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Guild Wars 1 has seen the end of an era of live development today, as ArenaNet stated that it is switching the game over to automation. The studio said that players should not expect any further content other than the systems being put into place to keep the game running on auto-pilot for the fores...

May 17th 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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I do not play Warhammer Online any longer, but it holds a special place in my heart. I greatly enjoyed playing the game when it was selected for Choose My Adventure back in the day, and I still hold out hope that the game will emerge from its slow stagnancy to be some sort of WAAAGH-based phoenix...

February 5th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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In the last few years, long before rumors that Vanguard would be heading down the F2P path were confirmed, players groused about the state of the game, complaining that SOE was allowing the game to languish with no devs and no updates. Those were exaggerations, of course, but the players were voc...

April 2nd 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments

var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/nintendo_wii/Internet_sleuths_find_Maintenance_Mode_in_the_Wii_But_what_is_it_VIDEO'; Besides switching off the Message Board, we're not sure what exactly this newly uncovered Maintenance Mode accomplishes. Several people who've tried it out have reported a num...

November 8th 2007 at 5:00pm 0 Comments