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Kingdom of Loathing Shut Down

The administrators of the successful multiplayer online game Kingdom of Loathing have been forced to call it quits due to rising bandwidth and administration costs and, a minor but contributing factor, pressure from American neo-prohibitionist organizations.

In an email blast to longtime members of the colorful game, Administrator Zach "Jick" Johnson admitted that he and Josh "Mr. Skullhead" Nite had reached the end of their ropes financially. Nite has been working with Electronic Arts on a plan to create a 3D version of the game that will be released on PC and console platforms. Johnson hopes to recharge his batteries by creating a series of novels based on the game.

The domain has been sold to Site Pimp, an online asset reseller, and various parties such as Yahoo and Google have, according to Johnson, expressed interest in the site's engine. The Marin Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems condoned the game's shutdown, having frequently targetted Kingdom of Loathing as glorifying consumption of alcohol to youth.

KoL shut down

Never been here, so I don't know if this is a serious site or not, but the KoL being sold was an April Fool's Day joke. Check the links in the picture. They all linked to the regular login page.

re: KoL shut down

KoL really did get shut down. The KoL currently running is a knock off by Time-Warner, complete with a fake "Jick". It is one of the great crimes of the internets.


That snt even funny...its a great game....and would be sorely missed by millions...

re: KOL

Amen, borther.

not funny

The KOL April Fool's Day joke was awesome. This article isn't. Nice try.

re: not funny

Actually insert some wit in your barb and I might take it seriously, oh foul dog of the Internet.

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