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EA’s C-suite declines executive bonuses following 2019 financial performance

EA hasn't had the best week, what with sending its representatives before a UK parliament committee to insist that lockboxes are totally fine,...
THE RESTLESS SOULS OF THE DAMNED, I CHOOSE YOU!

Rumor: Diablo 4 and a new Overwatch game are seemingly confirmed by Blizzard Versailles employees

We've had persistent rumors about development on Diablo 4 for a long time now, thanks to Blizzard job postings and teases and leaks....
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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has generated about 15% of what Pokemon Go made on launch

How big were you betting on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite? If you look at it in terms of developer history, the obvious point...

The Daily Grind: Which problems is the MMO industry never gonna solve?

Earlier in June, Wilhelm of The Ancient Gaming Noob posted a provocative article about the three problems MMORPGs are never going to...

Make My MMO: Pantheon’s Brad McQuaid is ‘feeling great’ about the game’s progress

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Pantheon's Brad McQuaid posted a lengthy dev blog all about its use of Unity and how the...

Betawatch: Astellia’s beta is next week and available for pre-loading

It's almost closed beta time for Astellia, with the testing starting on Tuesday. Fortunately, players who have access to the beta through...

SuperData May 2019: Overwatch returns to the top 10 as battle royales duke it out

We're nearing the end of June, and you know what that means: It's time for SuperData to peek back at the global revenue...

Xbox’s Phil Spencer elaborates on community controls in the works to make Xbox Live less toxic

Jean-Paul Sartre's play "No Exit" provided us with the phrase "Hell is other people," and if you've dared to leave your mic or chat...

Interview: Camelot Unchained’s Mark Jacobs on the state of the beta and the NDA

We've been watching Camelot Unchained ever since its original Kickstarter in 2013 - and a lot has changed in the ensuing six years,...
That's something like a relief.

EA CEO on Anthem: ‘I feel like that team is really going to get there with something special and something great’

We don't want to say that the mood of the Anthem fanbase is fatalistic at this point, but it's certainly not predicting that...

Massively Overthinking: The worst MMO cash shop trickery

Last week, games psychologist Jamie Madigan tweeted an underrated comment about how psychological tricks used in restaurant menu design are also found in...
Kick it down the road.

EA absurdly argues video game lootboxes are ‘surprise mechanics’

Did you think EA had maybe learned its lesson from the whole Star Wars Battlefront lockbox meltdown back in 2017, when the uproar over...

New study finds connection between gambling addiction and lootbox purchases in adolescents

The research and science continues in the case of lockbox/lootbox purchasing habits and gambling addiction. The latest piece of scientific literature on the subject...

US Senator Bernie Sanders publicly offers support for game worker unionization

That dull, wooden hammering you hear in the background is the attachment of planks to platforms. With the US 2020 presidential campaign season drawing...

Star Trek Online’s Discovery Enterprise lockbox has captains in an uproar

It stands to reason that in a game called Star Trek Online, the most desirable starships of them all will be any that...
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Destiny 2’s daily player count is surging back to a million players

Things were looking a little... dicey for Destiny 2 for a bit there, let's be honest. But the good news is that all...
I thought about this a lot.

Twitch is suing unnamed parties over the flood of offensive content in the Artifact space

Congratulations, Artifact, you made a big impact on video games! Not because of actual players, no, but because your more or less...

The Daily Grind: What does Destiny 2 still need before you’ll call it an MMO?

With Destiny 2 back in the news thanks to its free-to-play relaunch, Stadia platforming, and new expansion, online gamers have once again...

Pokemon Go studio Niantic is suing PokeGo++ hackers ahead of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’s launch

Niantic and Pokemon Go have been no stranger at all to lawsuits over the years - it's just that most the suits have...

Former Epic producer reveals that Fortnite almost got canned over Save the World

Fortnite Battle Royale has been a runaway success for Epic Games, cementing the popularity of the battle royale genre in mainstream gaming...

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