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Google has fallen radio silent for 40 days after Stadia’s launch

In what can only be described as a failed smokebomb drop, owners of the Stadia streaming game console are calling out Google for...

The Survivalist: So Funcom’s DUNE will be a survival game, not an MMO

Remember back in February of last year when we learned that Funcom inked an exclusive deal for at least three games based on...

Torchlight Frontiers launches this summer as Torchlight III – and it’s not an MMO now

So here's one nobody quite got right in the 2020 predictions: Torchlight Frontiers is changing its name to Torchlight III, with a summer...
It lurks.

League of Legends Chinese pro esports league suspends events over spreading coronavirus

If you've somehow missed all the news about the growing coronavirus epidemic, we'll forgive you - it's been a wild news week in the...

Make My MMO: Temtem’s early access, Dual Universe’s metaverse

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Dual Universe's Jean-Christoph Baillie chatted up GamesIndustry.biz about the development of the game, suggesting a game that's...

MMO Business Roundup: Guild Wars’ art book, Day of Dragons drama, Red Dead hackers, FogBank layoffs, and more

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Guild Wars' art book: If you happened to read our swag guide ahead...

Following studio layoffs, Frostkeep is sunsetting Rend in one week

Earlier this month, we reported on layoffs of unknown size at Rend developer Frostkeep Studios. Now, the studio has admitted that it'll...

Betawatch: Temtem moves into early access with just a bit of shakiness

Oh, Temtem, things looked fine when you were waiting to go into early access. You even had a cute trailer! And then...

MMO Business Roundup: Tencent, Ubisoft, Rockstar, energy, Creativerse, and Cold Iron Studios

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Tencent: Just before Funcom and Tencent announced the Chinese gaming giant was angling...
You know who is what here.

Blitzchung: No regrets for speaking up for Hong Kong despite Hearthstone suspension

Chung Ng Wai, better known as Blitzchung, took a big risk when he spoke out in support of Hong Kong on an official Hearthstone...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offered the best PvE experience in 2019?

PvE content is pretty much considered a given in MMORPGs: Even games without virtual combat usually pit the player against something environmental, whether it's...
Cuddly.

World of Warcraft took a tumble in SuperData’s December 2019 revenue rankings

SuperData's December 2019 report on the global games industry's monthly revenue is up, and it's a head-scratcher indeed. On the PC side, there hasn't...

Riot Games’ $10M settlement could climb to $400M due to California state agency filings

Allow us to recount events for a moment: In 2018, a Kotaku expose blew the lid off of a deeply alarming "bro culture"...
You're already a corpse.

Vague Patch Notes: Chronicle of a Daybreak death foretold

On Tuesday, Daybreak Games announced what amounts to a form of slow death. Technically, sure, what it announced was that the company is...

Tencent wants to buy out the rest of Funcom as board recommends focusing on DUNE

My inbox this morning had half a dozen tips and press releases on this Funcom story, so you know we're doing it first thing:...
We wouldn't want to assail your dignity.

Fortnite bans certain actions in competitive play to avoid cheating

Good news, Fortnite players, you can be issued a ban for jumping during competitive play! Sort of, anyhow. See, Fortnite really doesn't want players...

Daybreak says its studio split-up will have ‘no impact’ on Standing Stone, LOTRO, or DDO

Following the big (but not unexpected) announcement that Daybreak is fracturing into a trio of studios underneath a publishing arm, one of the...

Daybreak formally announces the new substudios for PlanetSide, EverQuest, and DCUO

Last year was riddled with rumors coming out of Daybreak Games, as last summer the once-glorious MMORPG company registered multiple websites and trademarks for 

Lawful Neutral: Examining the ArcheAge class action lawsuit – and what it means for gamers

Gamers threaten lawsuits a lot. Most of the time they threaten lawsuits over things that aren't really something they can sue over, usually due...
This is someone else's problem.

UK NHS director calls out lootboxes as ‘under the radar’ gambling

As much as the developers who make lockboxes would probably like for the random packs of items to start slipping back under the radar,...

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