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The Game Archaeologist goes to Earth & Beyond: Final memories

The question that lurks deep in the recesses of most MMO gamers' minds -- the question that they never really want to ask -- is what will happen when the lights go out? When your favorite game is finally sent to its resting place in that server farm in the sky, will we still care about it, and if...

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The Game Archaeologist goes to Earth & Beyond: The vet

Space: the final frontier... except for 4chan, which is a lot scarier to explore. These are the voyages of the Starship Massively. Its five-year mission: to explore strange, new worlds; to seek out new life and blow it out of the sky; to boldly exploit trade routes like no one has done before! ...

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The Game Archaeologist goes to Earth & Beyond: The highlights

For this month's Game Archaeologist expedition, I deliberately wanted to look at an older MMO that was -- for whatever reason -- no longer with us. After voting on a handful of these titles, Massively readers selected Earth & Beyond for March's focus, and I have to say that I'm intrigued. ...

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The Digital Continuum: Why must MMOs die?

Sitting on my desk are copies of Earth and Beyond and Auto Assault. In fact, I've even got a CE box for Auto Assault (that thing cost me 80 bucks). Unfortunately, these games are just dust collectors now. I keep them to remind me of the possibility of sunset and how much it can suck. Even if you...

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One Shots: Tracking Old Nick

Reader Shawk is making us feel nostalgic with this blast-from-the-past screenshot from long since shut down MMO Earth & Beyond. (If you aren't familiar with the game, it was a sci-fi MMO developed by Westwood Studios and published by Electronic Arts. It launched in September 2002 and was shut...

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Massively's Top 5 Sci-Fi MMOs

Orcs and Elves are all well and good, but some of us are more attracted to a mythical future than to a mythical past. Sci-Fi is trendy again, in case you hadn't heard. From Tabula Rasa to Star Trek Online (we hope), the future belongs to, well ... the future. But what about the past of the future?...

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