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Nexon Q2 2022: MapleStory’s dramatic turnaround is attributed to monetization transparency

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While many tech companies are offering up weak quarters or even outright struggling, Nexon's financials are on the rebound. The company's Q2 investor report...

Elite Dangerous’ David Braben steps down as Frontier CEO into president role

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David Braben, founder and CEO of Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier Developments, is going to be switching roles as he steps down as CEO and...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 384: The World of Warcraft we’ll never see

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Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard's financials, the canceled WoW mobile MMO, LOTRO remastered, the Riot MMO, and Legends of Aria's monetization, with adventures in RIFT, LOTRO, City of Heroes, and Fallout 76, plus a voicemail wishing for an MMO amnesia button.

Rumor: NCsoft may publish Throne and Liberty globally through Amazon Games

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Remember when NCsoft's first quarter financial report noted that Throne and Liberty would be arriving to the west this year? "According to sources quoted...
We're doing great, promise.

Court tosses lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard’s Call of Duty as ‘factually baseless’

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Nowadays it takes some impressive work to look like the bad guy in the room compared to Activision-Blizzard, but one games developer has managed...
And the crowd goes mild.

Overwatch 2 will not have a third round of beta testing ahead of its launch in October

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The saga of Overwatch 2 from launch until present is an interesting one in terms of scope and content throughout the years since its...
You really shouldn't have.

Warcraft Adventures fan remaster project reaches completion after six years

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Back in the long long ago, there was a Blizzard project titled Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans, a point-and-click adventure game that explained...

CCP Games’ VR multiplayer game aspirations expire as EVE Valkyrie, Sparc, and EVE Gunjack go dark

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This past weekend saw CCP Games' run at VR games development die on the vine, as the shooter EVE Gunjack, the sports title Sparc,...
Load it up.

Little Orbit talks APB Reloaded’s 64-bit update and new blockchain online shooter STFU

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Little Orbit is getting quite chatty these days, which certainly benefits All Points Bulletin: Reloaded desperate to hear about the future of their title....
Rise, rise, rise.

Final Fantasy XIV is a bright spot on Square Enix’s otherwise bleak quarterly report

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Square Enix's latest financial report is a textbook example of "good news, bad news" for players. The bad news is that the studio had...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offers the best leveling curve?

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Last weekend I logged into a City of Heroes rogue server to take my kids for a round of radio missions. I let my...

Embers Adrift hires a streamer and YouTuber as its narrative designer

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That headline might read like it's a weird jump for Embers Adrift to make, hiring a streamer and YouTuber as a part of its...
Holy holy.

Betawatch: Overwatch 2 wonders if you’d pay big money for skins

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It's been a quiet week on Lake Betawatch, even with as Overwatch 2 seeing how players feel about dropping large sums on character skins...

Tencent seeks larger stake in Ubisoft, Unity considers Chinese spinoff

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China continues its wrangling of the western gaming industry with moves on both Ubisoft and Unity. Reuters reported yesterday that Tencent is attempting to increase...
Everybody dies.

WoW Factor: Dragonflight, Wrath Classic, and trying to stop the bleeding

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So if you somehow missed it, Activision-Blizzard posted its most recent earnings report this week. It was not good for the company as a...
Where's Glimmer?

AdventureQuest 3D, of all games, tweaks Blizzard’s nose over mobile MMO cancelation

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If you're sad about the cancelation of Blizzard's mobile Warcraft MMO Neptune, maybe some self-promotional cheek from the crossplatform indie MMO AdventureQuest 3D to...

Blizzard is union-busting again, this time targeting the Diablo IV team

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It would appear that Blizzard just can't stop trying to fight those pesky workers. QA devs at Blizzard Albany, formerly known as Vicarious Visions...

Stalkers harassed Destiny 2 devs with racist voice mails and doxxing, new court filings show

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Earlier this week, we wrote about Destiny 2 studio Bungie's plan to reduce comms between developers and players temporarily over some extreme harassment and...

Blizzard-NetEase financing dispute leads to canceled Warcraft mobile MMO ‘Neptune’

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Blizzard has apparently canceled an in-development MMORPG. Bloomberg, which first broke the news, says the game was code-named Neptune and was a "massively multiplayer...
Fight!

Project L is confirmed to be free-to-play with ‘respectful’ monetization

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Riot Games was long known for making exactly one game (League of Legends) but it's lately been diversifying into other fields. That diversification is...

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