The-game-archaeologist

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...

By J. Olivetti,   01.03.15
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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...

By J. Olivetti,   12.20.14
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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...

By J. Olivetti,   11.22.14
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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...

By J. Olivetti,   11.08.14
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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...

By J. Olivetti,   10.11.14
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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...

By J. Olivetti,   10.04.14
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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...

By J. Olivetti,   09.13.14
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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...

By J. Olivetti,   08.30.14
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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...

By J. Olivetti,   08.09.14
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