Ten Ton Hammer News Editor Stacy “Martuk” Jones reviews the highs and lows, the launches and cancellations, the lawsuits, bankruptcies, and corporate hijinx that made up this year in MMOGs in our very last article of the year: The Ten Biggest MMOG News Stories of 2010.

7. Square Enix Replaces FFXIV Leadership, PS3 Version Delayed

When it comes to worst launch candidate of the year, I’m not sure if that dubious honor goes to APB for its short-lived existence or to Final Fantasy XIV. One of the year’s most anticipated titles, FFXIV was released in such a poor state at launch that developer / publisher Square Enix has yet to charge a month of subscription, delayed the PS3 launch, and swapped out the original project leadership team almost entirely.

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Stacy "Martuk" Jones was a long-time news editor and community manager for many of our previous game sites, such as Age of Conan. Stacy has since moved on to become a masked super hero, battling demons in another dimension.