The-game-archaeologist

01.18.14
The Game Archaeologist: A brief history of roguelikes
01.18.14

The Game Archaeologist: A brief history of roguelikes

As with adventure games, it appears as though the mobile market has triggered a resurgence in the p...

By J. Olivetti,   01.18.14
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01.04.14
The Game Archaeologist: Four efforts to preserve dead MMOs
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01.04.14

The Game Archaeologist: Four efforts to preserve dead MMOs

As I type this, we are now living in a post-Warhammer Online world. You can probably tell by all of...

By J. Olivetti,   01.04.14
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12.21.13
The Game Archaeologist: Revisiting the BBS
12.21.13

The Game Archaeologist: Revisiting the BBS

Back in 2010 (2010, really? Wow.) I gave a broad overview of the history and importance of the BBS...

By J. Olivetti,   12.21.13
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12.07.13
The Game Archaeologist: Going forward by looking back at the past
12.07.13

The Game Archaeologist: Going forward by looking back at the past

Have you noticed? I'm sure you've noticed. It seems as though ever since this Kickstarter fad flare...

By J. Olivetti,   12.07.13
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11.23.13
The Game Archaeologist: The bizarre death of Wish [Updated]
11.23.13

The Game Archaeologist: The bizarre death of Wish [Updated]

First of all, "wish" is one of those words that ends up looking dang strange the more you focus on...

By J. Olivetti,   11.23.13
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11.09.13
The Game Archaeologist: Classic servers and you
11.09.13

The Game Archaeologist: Classic servers and you

Sometimes players don't want progress into the future; they want to regress into nostalgia. I've al...

By J. Olivetti,   11.09.13
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10.26.13
The Game Archaeologist: Classic MMOs in October
10.26.13

The Game Archaeologist: Classic MMOs in October

You think your fancy modern MMOs have the patent on Halloween? Mister, classic games own this holid...

By J. Olivetti,   10.26.13
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10.12.13
The Game Archaeologist: A history of EverQuest expansions
10.12.13

The Game Archaeologist: A history of EverQuest expansions

This past week, EverQuest made history as the title published its 20th expansion, Call of the Forsa...

By J. Olivetti,   10.12.13
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09.28.13
The Game Archaeologist: WAR's biggest battle was with itself
09.28.13

The Game Archaeologist: WAR's biggest battle was with itself

Who would have thought that on WAR's fifth anniversary and just days after I dropped a few favorite...

By J. Olivetti,   09.28.13
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