This year, we’re taking a time-machine back through our MMO coverage, month by month, to hit the highlights and frame our journey before we head into 2016.
Two stories dominated July 2015.
After Daybreak CEO John Smedley called out a Lizard Squad e-thug convicted of thousands of crimes — including the crime of making a terrorist threat on a plane Smed was on in 2014 — Daybreak itself was slammed with DDoS attacks, ultimately leading Smed to nuke his social media accounts and step down as CEO. Tributes flowed in his wake.
And then there was “Internet Warlord” Derek Smart, who kicked off the month by throwing punches at Star Citizen, presenting a list of demands to Chris Roberts, getting booted from backerdom, and then upping the ante by demanding Roberts resign in what has become the industry embarrassment of the year.
In happier news, July was also the month we opened our Marvel Heroes guild. Read on for a look at the best stories and articles of July 2015.