LEGO Universe Just Died a Sudden, Peaceful Death

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The second this story went live, at midnight EST, January 30, the lights went out on LEGO Universe, a massively-multiplayer game that should have been amazing, but in the end, was far from it.


With Minecraft doing everything people wanted from a LEGO game, and this LEGO game doing little to capitalise on why people like LEGO in the first place, it never struck a nerve with the market, and a move last year to a free-to-play model was too little and too late.

Rest in Peace, LEGO Universe. May the LEGO game that follows you actually remember why it is people love LEGO in the first place.


The art of fucking up.

The Lego games have always sold and reviewed well. Minecraft has changed into a cultural phenomenon to an extent.

How does one go about fucking up a Lego MMO? Someone's head is gonna roll for this!