A niche gaming web site that was founded in early 2001 to cover the video game Phantasy Star Online
for the Sega Dreamcast
, hence the name PSO-World (or Phantasy Star Online World). The site quickly grew in size due to word of mouth and mentions in popular gaming magazines (such as Electronic Gaming Monthly
, which called it a "fan site done right"). PSO-World.com provides guides and information for each release in the Phantasy Star
franchise, including titles like Phantasy Star Universe, Phantasy Star Portable, and Phantasy Star 0 (Zero).
PSOWorld is also home of FKL
(Fresh Kills Landfill), a sub-forum originally meant for discarded and deleted message board threads, which eventually spawned an entire community of its own.