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Massively Overthinking: Retaking Quantic’s survey to determine our ‘gamer type’

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Five years ago - yes, it's been that long! - we did an Overthinking in which our staff all took Quantic's...
how DARE you

World of Warcraft gamers move 21B gold through the player economy every day

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IT-centric Splunk's .conf is not generally an event we cover here on MOP, but the .conf20 edition held back in October had a presentation...

EU fines Valve, ZeniMax, and other gaming companies almost $10M for antitrust geoblocking

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The EU is cracking down on multiple games companies this week, finding them in violation of market regulations. The European Commission announced today that...

TERA PC plots update with new dungeons and gear as Krafton’s stock prepares to go public

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PC players of TERA will have some dungeons to delve in the first new update of the year coming tomorrow. One of...

Grand Theft Auto patent hints at a future multiplayer game

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While it remains to be seen what Rockstar will do with its next iteration of Grand Theft Auto -- and whether or not it'll...
Keanu, why.

CD Projekt Red faces a second class-action lawsuit from investors over Cyberpunk 2077

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It feels like there's not much bottom for things going wrong over at CD Projekt Red in the wake of Cyberpunk 2077. Sure, it...

The Daily Grind: Do you judge MMOs by what’s in their screenshots?

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A week or two ago, the MOP staffers were chatting about a new MMO we were covering - Fioresia Online - and its...
How am I supposed to remember you if you won't let me forget?

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen adds two new members to its QA and HR teams

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There are a couple of fresh faces in the (likely digital right now) offices of Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen. An announcement

The company that owns Gamigo bought out Wizard101 studio KingsIsle too

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Tis the season for selling and buying MMO companies, apparently. Adding to the Daybreak and Albion Online pile is KingsIsle Entertainment,...

Cyberpunk 2077 developers share insight into issues that led to the RPG’s stumbling launch

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While we'd heard a supposed account of a developer of Cyberpunk 2077 that was weakly denied by CD Projekt Red before, there's...

Epic Games brings Fortnite complaint against Apple and Google to the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal

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While understandably most of the attention in the Epic vs. Google and Apple legal scuffle has been focused on the suit being heard in...
Not factored.

Betawatch: Fractured opens up a bonus playtest weekend

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Here comes the weekend, and that means here comes Fractured. Any and all registered users can get in on the fun of...

PlanetSide 2 boss Andy Sites announces his departure and Rogue Planet successors

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Here's a huge Friday bummer for PlanetSide 2 fans: You're losing your much-loved lead dev. Executive Producer and Head of Rogue Planet Games Andy...

Blizzard prepares to roll out a major Battle.net upgrade

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The biggest upgrade to Battle.net in a long time is on the cusp of coming to players' screens everywhere. For those of you...

MMO Business Roundup: ESA’s PAC, mail criming, Steam by the numbers, and Blizzard charity

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO- and MMO-adjacent industry news in our first MMO Business Roundup of 2021! The ESA: The Entertainment...

Cyberpunk 2077 bosses: ‘Don’t fault any of our teams for what happened’

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Facing what could turn out to be multiple lawsuits over the disastrous launch of Cyberpunk 2077 and the ensuing financial fallout, CD...
Mister Chef.

The Xbox 360 servers for Halo multiplayer will be shutting down at the end of 2021

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All right, it's time to face facts. If you've still been playing Halo 3: ODST multiplayer on your now-ancient Xbox 360, that hardware is...
BD-1

The Division 2 and Ubisoft Massive studio tapped to create a Star Wars open world game

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When Lucasfilm Games announced its resurgence, we wondered aloud whether Electronic Arts' exclusivity contract to create Star Wars games was set to die...
Destined even further.

Riot Games and Bungie join forces to sue creator of Destiny 2 and Valorant cheat software

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When I saw this story cross our news room, I immediately envisioned Guardians and Agents clapping hands together and very possibly pumping their...

Lord of the Rings Online’s new expansion bundle smashes its huge barrier to entry

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Lord of the Rings Online had one heck of a 2020, in all the ways you're thinking: It stole players' hearts by giving...

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