MMO Week in Review: Hold my beer, says Activision to Unity

    
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Oh I sure am glad the first full week of 2019 was calm and gentle as we ease into the new year… hah just kidding. We’re already off on a wild ride as Activision’s being investigated for fraud over its Bungie split while Improbable, Unity, and Epic squared off over licensing agreements. 38 Studios even cropped back up in the news!

Video games? Yeah we covered those too: Guild Wars 2 launched All or Nothing, Black Desert announced a battle royale mode, and we got the scoop on Legends of Aria’s next big thing. Plus we brought back our old Storyboard column!

Read on to catch up with the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions today as every Sunday in Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review!

THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES

SEC and Wells Fargo settle a suit over 38 Studios - The seemingly never-ending saga of 38 Studios and Project Copernicus has another coda this week in its sad history. Gamasutra is reporting that the Securities and Exchange Commission and Wells Fargo…
LOTRO Legendarium: A requiem for trait lines - Back in last October when Standing Stone Games announced that it would be launching the legendary server type, one of the most contentious points of discussion arose from vocal players…
Perfect Ten: Mobile MMOs to watch in 2018 - Love it or hate it, MMOs are going mobile in ever-increasing numbers. Last year saw a crop of acclaimed titles making their way to tablets and smartphones, including Old School…
Working As Intended: The MMOs we lost in 2018 - While we lost several painful MMOs in 2016 and 2015, 2017 was noticeable chiefly because we lost a large number of small MMOs, perhaps signalling a shift in the market. In 2018,…

THIS WEEK’S CASTS & STREAMS

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Every week, get caught up on the MMO genre’s latest news and Massively OP’s best content in our MMO Week in Review! Want more roundups of content? Try Friday’s Betawatch for MMO testing highlights, Saturday’s Make My MMO for MMO crowdfunding updates, and Sunday’s The MOP Up, which mops up all the bits of news we didn’t cover anywhere else.
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IronSalamander8 .

There’s also some controversy over the Paladins Champions Assembly and ex-employees:

2019 is going to be a bumpy ride!

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rafael12104

Heh. Had not seen this. Thanks for the post.

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rafael12104

Heh. My only comment is simply you can’t make this shit up.

Activision, Unity, and we are just getting started in 2019.

What is next?
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