At MMOBomb, we are constantly evaluating what we cover, how we cover it, and (most importantly) what you, our fans, want to see. You’ve already seen a few of the changes we’ve made here over the past few months. From increased site performance to a complete redesign of the web site and beyond, we aim to keep improving the quality of MMOBomb.

As you’ll see over the next few months, we have even more in store for you! New Shows, new ideas, and even coverage of new platforms will all be coming to the site. With that growth in mind, we wanted to take a minute to announce another exciting change!

Mike “Magicman” Byrne will be returning to MMOBomb. For those of you that are long time MMOBombers, you probably remember Magicman as our previous Editor-in-Chief and you certainly remember when he started the Free to Play Cast on this site over 2 years ago. We’re excited to have him back and we know he is looking forward to jumping back into making fun, informative, and (most importantly) interactive content for the site.

Stay tuned for more announcements and videos as Magicman jumps back into the saddle soon!

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  1. Jellopy on October 5, 2014

    Welcome back magic, you better be bringing the whole cast back with you! That’s part of the bomb community I missed a ton, Free to Play Cast. Curious to see what else is going to be added as well, I doubt this major restructure of the site is just to make it look sleek – Expecting to see some major content additions.

  2. TheGamer on October 3, 2014

    MagicMan = God of the Internet

  3. Dubator on October 3, 2014

    Finally back.

  4. TwoDigitScout on October 3, 2014

    Woot! \o/

    Your reviews and F2P Casts are what kept me comin back to this site. Glad to see your long awaited return.

    I hope Spunkify sticks around to write articles and such. I dig those.

  5. Adrian87 on October 2, 2014

    This is the best news i have read in a long time… like EVER!
    We have missed you. Happy to see you return. Welcome back Magicman!!!

  6. dhul on October 1, 2014

    well well well look what the cat dragged in

  7. bluesword on October 1, 2014

    I am really happy to see you back magicman. You always made watching the f2p cast exciting the way you offer unique insight really helps us understand the game industry. I always like it when you say what a company dose wrong and you go into detail. You really are on our side as gamers. In some episodes I can’t even stop laughing. I really look forward to watching the next f2p that has you as host.

  8. DiceColdfire on October 1, 2014

    YEEEEEEESSSSSSSS Magicman Rocks!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Marto on October 1, 2014

    Man, I’ve missed Magicman!
    Welcome back. Hope you do some magic tricks for us this time.

  10. Bic Boi on October 1, 2014

    It’s good to see you back Magicaman. To be blunt I felt that this site lost a lot of its personality when you left.

  11. Unmarked on October 1, 2014

    Looks like today is

    A magical moment


  12. sniperman248 on October 1, 2014

    sighs super happy to see you back Magicman lol things will truly be interesting once more now that your back lol.

  13. Jethrayne on October 1, 2014

    Honestly this the best news I’ve read on this site in months. Welcome back, Magicman!

  14. Elesion on October 1, 2014

    Daaayyyyuuummmm !

    I’ve been following magicmann since the first ever Free2Play cast, his (incredibly handy) show where he gave us tips on becoming active gamers on the internet (Showing us what equipment he used to record the podcasts etc.) and of course his game first looks !

    Just the other day I thinking on those times and then to see this post … Excited !

    MMOBomb is getting bigger and better everyday !

    Can we look forward to a magicmann livestream? 😉

  15. Hantzie on October 1, 2014

    OMG i had a boner and instantly came. Magickmann is back 😀

  16. dario on October 1, 2014

    MAGICMANN YOU’RE BACK, WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. John Wayne on October 1, 2014

    Let me guess, he got fired and then begged his way back in?

    • Magicman on October 1, 2014

      Hehe, sorry to disappoint but I still work content for Pay to Play MMOs on the other site as well 🙂

      • sniperman248 on October 1, 2014

        OMGUR your back yay!, time to start skulking this site again like crazy XD.

      • sniperman248 on October 1, 2014

        Dat Magic Hype like dude welcome back omgur lol

    • Flevalt on October 1, 2014

      Didn’t get fired nor rage quitted.

      It was a time discrepancy from working for 2 different sites.

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  19. Pennlion on October 1, 2014

    Welcome bck, and might we hear from your lovely wife as well?

  20. el on October 1, 2014

    guess who’s back, back agian.., magicman is back,.. tell a friend, guess who’s guess who’s back…

  21. Matt on October 1, 2014


  22. Spammie on October 1, 2014

    Welcome back magicman hope to see some free 2 play cast from you and your gang old school style 🙂

  23. Magicman on October 1, 2014

    Thank you all so much for your kind welcome! Looking forward to it! 🙂

    • Rabanash on October 1, 2014

      Please tell me you’ll be part of free to play cast again and possibly some old friend i still remeber the story where one of them broke their laptop screen in half because he couldnt log into SWOTOR

  24. some random scottish guy on October 1, 2014


    Welcome back ^^

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  26. zakena on October 1, 2014

    OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!! wooohooo

  27. Zion on October 1, 2014

    WOHOOOOO welcome back magic man i love spunkify but u were dearly missed! 😀

  28. pinky_pimp on October 1, 2014

    I allways fin his glasses too 00’s but i sure missed him!Welcome back!

    • Magicman on October 1, 2014

      Then you’ll be happy to know that I stopped wearing those Gunnars about a year ago 🙂 I wore them for one year to write a review on them 😉
      Thanks for the welcome back!

      • Bratwurst on October 1, 2014

        So does that mean we can auction them off?

        • Magicman on October 1, 2014

          That would suck for the winner seeing as they were prescription glasses 🙂

          • Bratwurst on October 1, 2014

            I mean as a collectible! I mean I remember one time in one of your streams we were auctioning off your pants, underwear, toothbrush, etc.

  29. Abnormal4k on October 1, 2014

    Awwwwww yeah the wizard is back, don’t get me wrong I love the rest of the MMOBomb team as well bu MM has that charm that goes a long way. 😀

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  31. Edge Damodred on October 1, 2014

    ………….YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES! Welcome back Magicman!

  32. Bratwurst on October 1, 2014

    AH MAH GERD! *Starts foaming at the mouth*

  33. ExHuman on October 1, 2014

    Wellcome back, you nifty wizard!

  34. Vinal on October 1, 2014

    Good to have you back. It’s the right time to tune back in to the f2p podcast

  35. freshundead on October 1, 2014

    MOUNTED! came to this site originaly for a free AION pet give away and haven’t missed a free to play cast since so thrilled to hear Magicman comin home =)