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Funcom celebrates its 30th anniversary as it looks back at Anarchy Online, Conan, and Secret World

It's a landmark year for Funcom, as the Norwegian video game developer celebrates its 30th anniversary. The studio got started making games for the Genesis...

MMO Business Roundup: MY.GAMES’ CEO, Valve’s antitrust fine, and research on China’s gaming regulations

Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business news. Numbers numbers numbers. In fact, this edition has the whole trifecta: business,...

Epic Games raises Fortnite prices in wake of layoffs and financial woes

Once again, Epic Games is asking for your help. Well, it's not so much asking anyone for assistance as it is jacking up the prices...

The Soapbox: The real cost of breaking trust with gamers

There's a quote going around these days in gaming spheres about trust being like a broken vase that can be fixed but will never...
Looking closer.

WoW Factor: If this is the state of World of Warcraft, why talk about it?

The other day, I was talking with a friend about another MMO altogether. It doesn't actually matter which one it was because the important...
This is what I always wanted.

Blizzard teases BlizzCon’s stage schedule ahead of today’s round of ticket sales

If you really have an earth-shattering need to attend BlizzCon 2023 in person and have $299-$799 to drop on a ticket, you're in luck;...

Fall Guys developer Mediatonic ‘hit very hard’ by Epic Games’ mass-layoff – but not shuttered

Epic's mass-layoff of 830 workers (and offloading of 250 more to spun-out companies) yesterday may have been characterized by the company as largely outside...

Fortnite’s Epic Games confirms mass layoff of 830 workers

Epic Games has joined the long list of gaming companies to slash its staff after winding up during the pandemic gaming boom. Following a...

Vague Patch Notes: The games industry arrogance cycle, in MMOs and elsewhere

Unity has fallen. Oh, sure, the company has rolled back the worst parts of its incredibly boneheaded "give us money for your successful game"...

Sony Interactive’s Jim Ryan steps down next March after three decades of PlayStation

Last night, Sony Interactive Entertainment's Jim Ryan announced he's stepping down from the CEO role after 28 years with the company - the last...
Into the exceedingly well known.

Wurm Online’s owner Game Chest Group sees negative profits but says it’s ‘on the right track’ in Q2 financial report

Yesterday we reported on Wurm Online's end to a two month-long bout of radio silence, which saw corporate owner Game Chest Group detail efforts...

The Cycle Frontier sunsets today as studio YAGER says goodbye to players, literally

Back in June, we learned the sad news that Tencent-backed YAGER would be sunsetting its PvEvP shooter The Cycle Frontier, owing in part to...

Lord of the Rings Online studio pushes back against maintenance mode claims

There are a lot of wild conclusions you could leap to after hearing the report that EG7 put an end to the 2020 remaster...
It's all the money we don't have!

Layoffs hit Blizzard’s Hearthstone team as Chris Metzen upgrades to new World of Warcraft exec title

Tuesday marked another dark day for the teams at Blizzard once again, with news coming out that the studio is being hit with more...

Sony is investigating claims that hackers ‘compromissed all of sony systems’ – big sigh

Can the console wars get any dumber? Oh, you already know the answer to that: Last night, a relatively new hacker group claimed responsibility...

SAG-AFTRA members overwhelmingly vote in favor of a video game voice actors strike

Over the past few months, Hollywood has been ground to a halt as voice actors and screenwriters hit the picket lines to fight against...

Roblox sheds 30 ‘talent acquisition’ employees as part of a company plan to improve its profits

We've reported numerous times how the company that runs Roblox has continually seen revenue rise but profits plummet as it outspends those earnings to...

EVE Fanfest 2023: EVE players will help cure cancer with new Project Discovery minigame

Back in 2016, EVE Online developer CCP Games announced an unusual partnership with scientific research organisation MMOs and the Human Protein Atlas. They created...
One convenient location.

Betawatch: The Wagadu Chronicles is gearing up for early access this year

We still do not have a firm date for The Wagadu Chronicles hitting early access; all we know is that it's still on track...

Unity finally apologizes to game devs with latest round of fee concessions

Unity has delivered what is essentially its latest round of concessions to the gaming industry after nearly two weeks of uproar over its originally...