MMO Week in Review: Amazon joins new Lord of the Rings MMORPG, Daybreak is up to something

    
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Any other week, the news that Amazon Games Studios has joined up with Leyou on a previously announced Lord of the Rings MMORPG would easily crowd out any other contenders for biggest news. But this week, Amazon must share with other corporate shufflings, as we learned Daybreak shuttered Player Studio and has been busy this summer filing trademarks for what look like new studios, as well as registering a new Daybreak Game Studios LLC.

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!

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THIS WEEK’S CASTS & STREAMS

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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Bruno Brito

Daybreak and up are not two words i expected to hear in the same sentence.

Alyn
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Alyn

Hmmmm-Daybreak’s stock?

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Hikari Kenzaki

Daybreak: *Files trademark for 3 new companies*

Everyone else (as played by Alan Rickman):