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07.18.13
The Perfect Ten: MMO commercials that take us back
07.18.13

The Perfect Ten: MMO commercials that take us back

I don't see a lot of commercials these days. I like to imagine that I'm a one-man force out to frus...

By J. Olivetti,   07.18.13
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04.02.13
Jukebox Heroes: The Sims Online's soundtrack
04.02.13

Jukebox Heroes: The Sims Online's soundtrack

The recent SimCity is by far not the only botched product that EA's launched with the Sims name o...

By J. Olivetti,   04.02.13
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09.24.12
Leaderboard: MMO most worthy of resurrection
09.24.12

Leaderboard: MMO most worthy of resurrection

I had an interesting revelation this past week. While it seems that we've had so many MMOs shutti...

By J. Olivetti,   09.24.12
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05.09.12
The Daily Grind: Are virtual worlds still important?
05.09.12

The Daily Grind: Are virtual worlds still important?

As part of the recent Massively Speaking bicentennial, we were reminiscing about the fact that Ma...

By J. Olivetti,   05.09.12
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12.28.10
The Game Archaeologist and the year that was 2010
12.28.10

The Game Archaeologist and the year that was 2010

Earlier in the year when I started this column, I realized two things. First, I'd be giving myself...

By J. Olivetti,   12.28.10
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07.13.10
The Game Archaeologist and the Legend of the Sims: Our memories
07.13.10

The Game Archaeologist and the Legend of the Sims: Our memories

Last week marked the beginning of a brief foray into the world of The Sims Online -- "brief" becau...

By J. Olivetti,   07.13.10
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07.06.10
The Game Archaeologist and the Legend of the Sims: The history
07.06.10

The Game Archaeologist and the Legend of the Sims: The history

The Sims Online was one of the odder entrants into the MMO genre this past decade, an online iterat...

By J. Olivetti,   07.06.10
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11.09.09
The Daily Grind: What MMO would you like to see be brought back to life?
11.09.09

The Daily Grind: What MMO would you like to see be brought back to life?

Today is a day where we should honor our fallen. Motor City Online. Tabula Rasa. Auto Assault. Ashe...

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12.05.08
Player Consequences: Closing Time
12.05.08

Player Consequences: Closing Time

If you look into the history of modern MMOs, you will notice that most games in the genre are still...

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