MMOs

Postscript

'World of Warcraft' Has Finally Left Me Cold

Despite the 'Battle For Azeroth' update, the reality that I have other things to do meant that I couldn’t get back into 'WOW.'
Cameron Kunzelman
8.24.18
MMOs

'Empires of EVE' Creator's New Podcast Tells Online Gaming's Lost Stories

'The Secret Lives of Virtual Worlds' aims to bring to life the personal histories of online communities.
Cameron Kunzelman
12.14.17
The Tomorrow Children

My Last Night With 'The Tomorrow Children'

A final farewell tour with a game about authoritarian communism, mining, and matryoshka dolls.
Janine Hawkins
11.24.17
Meridian 59

How the World's Oldest 3D MMO Keeps Cheating Death

'Meridian 59' keeps evolving long after its original servers were shut down.
Samuel Axon
8.19.17
No utopias

'Governance in the Real World Is So Fucked:' Lawrence Lessig Is Working on an MMO

‘Seed’ will allow players to build a society together, from the ground up.
Jordan Pearson
6.8.17
Club Penguin

Farewell ‘Club Penguin,’ the MMO of My Generation

It’s time to get nostalgic about messing around at the Pizza Parlor and searching for Rockhopper.
Kyle MacNeill
2.7.17
Game Preservation

The Death and Rebirth of 'The Matrix Online'

When 'The Matrix Online' announced it was shutting down in 2009, a modder named Rajko decided to save it. Seven years later, he's still working on it.
Matt Sayer
12.7.16
Sex

The Highs and Lows of Moderating a Porn MMO

Moderating a porn game has its own set of challenges. Note: this piece carries a content warning for sexual assault.
Kyle Bradford
12.3.16
The Secret World

Inside the Dying Days of 'The Secret World'

It's not over yet, but the vibrant, weird ride that is 'The Secret World' is slowly coming to a halt.
Natalie Moore
11.21.16
Gaming

A Gold-Stealing Script Is Rapidly Spreading Across 'World of Warcraft'

Running an add-on script forces victims to give away in-game gold.
Ian Birnbaum
7.6.16
short circuit

Players of 'EVE Online' Are Improving Our Knowledge of Proteins in Human Cells

With "Project Discovery," EVE Online players are helping to classify proteins in human cells.
Leif Johnson
6.23.16
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Is 'Second Life' Still a Thing?

It was never just a game.
Emanuel Maiberg
4.29.16
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