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We know that the Guild Wars 2 beta coverage is all the rage today, but it's certainly not the only sequel worthy of attention. SEGA has announced that its upcoming Phantasy Star Online 2 will utilize a free-to-play business model, which of course means that the title will feature an item shop w...

March 26th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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After last week's foray into the colorful world of Phantasy Star Online, I knew I had to step it up for a great follow-through. That's why I got in touch with three excellent MMO bloggers who have long histories with PSO and were more than eager to share their perspective on this unique game worl...

February 7th 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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The Dreamcast was a brief but shining aberration in the gaming world. Coming along years after Sega had fallen out of its position as a top-runner in the console market, it represented the company's big attempt to reclaim its former glory. While it failed to succeed in that respect and ultimately...

January 31st 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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A decade ago, Phantasy Star Online brought the special multiplayer magic of the emerging MMO genre to console gamers around the world. Sega celebrated the game's 10-year anniversary with the announcement of a sequel due to hit the shelves in Japan this year. No word has been given on whether ther...

January 28th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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It's one thing to tease us with a short video and a title card announcing the sequel of the incredibly beloved Phantasy Star Online 2. It's another thing entirely to make us wait a half year to get any more details! But we'll shove aside our complaints in a heartbeat in favor of diving into a poo...

April 25th 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Like the Dreamcast itself, the heyday of Phantasy Star Online has faded into history. Oh sure, you can play one of those newfangled Phantasy Star games, but the magic of Dreamcast keyboard-infused, 56K-powered goodness is long gone. Still, you might be able to recapture some of the old fire with...

March 30th 2011 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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Sega has opened a site for the now official Phantasy Star Online 2, whose announcement coincided with the tenth anniversary of the PSO series. The trailer, first spotted in a TGS livestream, can now be seen there, providing proof of the new game's existence -- as well as proof that there have been a...

September 17th 2010 at 10:26am 0 Comments
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Phantasy Star Online is dead -- long live Phantasy Star Online 2! Sega just announced the sequel to the hit MMO during a livestream event at the Tokyo Game Show. Slated for release in 2011, PSO2's unveiling was a surprise to just about everyone. Phantasy Star Online released for the Sega Dreamcast...

September 16th 2010 at 1:45pm 0 Comments
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Segabits reports that Sega's TGS livestream just showed a trailer for the as yet unannounced Phantasy Star Online 2. According to Segabits, the game is currently slated for a 2011 release on PC. We happen to be at TGS, so we're going to check this out for ourselves.

September 15th 2010 at 10:56pm 0 Comments