Today let’s take a walk down memory lane courtesy of archived magazines (the printed, offline versions) that featured MMOs.
The impending failure of Hellgate London aside (although that armor design was pretty cool), I love reading the bylines. “Mad Money Secrets for World of Warcraft” sounds like a good TV show, but what amused me the most was “Why do we complain but still play?” Years later, we still don’t have a good answer to that.
It’s just surreal to see Ultima Online — an MMO that’s still running and played to this game — featured alongside of games that probably most younger gamers today have never heard of. Outlaws had a killer soundtrack, by the way.
More awesome bylines. “OMFG WTF are they saying in chat?” Did the magazine take the time to clinically spell out all of the swears? “I hired a Chinese gold farmer.” Shocking! And my favorite, “Why you’re still playing The Sims Online.” AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Just in case we ever forget the travesty that was Vulcan Cleavage Girl (the original), here we go. Don’t you like the “We boldly play what no man has played before” subtitle there? As in, “We date girls this hot but you don’t”? Maybe I’m reading into that too much.Beyond being a wonderfully ugly cover, the focus on LOTRO’s PvMP game is side-splitting when you realize just how tiny that population is. It’s “radical” though! And in-game protests are pointless. When will we learn from our lazy folly?