Post Thumbnail

Even though there are hundreds and thousands of MMOs spanning several decades, only a small handful were so incredibly influential that they changed the course of development for games from then on out. DikuMUD is one of these games, and it is responsible for more of what you experience in your cur...

3 months ago 0 Comments
January 3, 2015 at 12:00PM
Post Thumbnail

If you're among the legions of Trekkies, then you are almost certainly aware of Cryptic Studios' Star Trek Online. Since early 2010, players have boldly gone where no one has gone before in this MMO that blends spaceship battles, ground combat, and faithful tie-ins to the long-running franchise. St...

4 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

In the MMO industry, science fiction has always taken the role of the overlooked little brother to big sister fantasy's popularity. Sure, there have been several online games that eschewed dungeons and dragons for spaceships and solar radiation poisoning, but even today the fantasy genre continues ...

5 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

I have been wanting to do an article on the whole saga (small pun intended) of Vanguard for some time, and now that Brad McQuaid has returned with plans to make what appears to be a very similar game, I need no more prompting to do it. The significance of Vanguard's development, release, ongoing...

1 year ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

A good origin story always captivates me, especially when it gives me a new perspective on something I've come to appreciate over the years. I love looking back at actors' first few films or hearing about how, say, Atari and Microsoft got their start. With MMO studios, these origin stories abo...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

While some fledgling MMOs may act coy or hesitant about including user-created addons for their game, WildStar is going the opposite route and embracing them full-on. Lead Client Engineer Jon Wiesman penned a dev blog explaining why Carbine is enthusiastically supporting addons for the game from ...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

To many veteran MMO players, the opening horns of EverQuest's score are enough to trigger vivid memories, violent hallucinations, and an unstoppable desire to leap through the computer screen to return to Norrath. It all depends, of course, on which MMO you first cut your teeth, and while many game...

4 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

You never really get over your first MMO. Even if the graphics were old-school like today's EverQuest One Shots, you spent way too long doing things you take for granted these days, or some of the mechanics may have been the harshest thing you ever faced, there's still that warm, bubbly spot in yo...

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

How much attention do you pay to the names behind the MMOs we're playing just now? Do you dig up as much information as you can on the developers, producer and designers involved in up and coming games? Do you even pay any attention at all? I'll be honest – I picked up Star Wars Galaxies based...

7 years ago 0 Comments