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Betawatch: The Division 2 barrels toward open beta

It's almost time for everyone to do the hip new dance that's sweeping the nation with the arrival of The Division 2. Assuming, of...

Daybreak is delaying PlanetSide Arena again, this time to summer 2019, and it’s refunding preorders too

It's late Friday afternoon, Daybreak's favorite time for dropping bad news, and here it is: PlanetSide Arena's PC launch is being delayed until...

Tencent and Netmarble might team up to buy South Korean MMO giant Nexon

It's time for another round of our favorite gameshow, WHO'S BUYING NEXON THIS WEEK? I'm your host, Bree Royce, and with me today playing...
See, this is why no one likes you. It's because of this.

For Science: Yet another study finds no link between violent video games and aggression

Yet another academic study appears to indicate no correlation between aggressive behavior and violent video games, this one specifically in kids. In the newly published...

Video game unionization effort starts petition to remove Bobby Kotick from Activision-Blizzard

After calling for Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick to resign on Wednesday, video game industry unionization group Game Workers Unite has now put together a...

Sony’s claims that it’s open to cross-platform play are bogus, game devs say

Cross-platform play has been a hot-button issue for almost as long as online gaming has been commonplace, and for some time now, Sony has...
Keep playing, darn it!

Ubisoft hits its Q3 earnings targets while betting big on The Division 2

Here's the bad news from the latest Ubisoft earnings call: The company's profits are down year-over-year. But that's about it in terms of bad...

Deep-diving AdventureQuest 3D’s Artix Entertainment

Are you familiar with Artix Entertainment? You may not be. That's because this studio flies so far under the radar of drama that...

Korean MMO ROSE Online is shutting down permanently after lengthy maintenance mode

After about thirteen years of operation, one Korean MMORPG is calling it quits. Gravity Corp's ROSE Online closed its doors earlier this week...
No, you don't get to be awful here.

Roblox appears to have banned PewDiePie’s name

You probably already know of Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie. If you don't... well, PewDiePie exists, he shrieks a lot while playing video...

Blizzard devs characterize layoffs as a ‘bloodbath’ as pro-unionization effort calls for Bobby Kotick’s resignation

A day after Activision-Blizzard announced record earnings and began laying off a reported 800 people, we're finally getting a clearer picture of the...
On the other hand, it's possible that this is the price you pay for playing Fortnite

Epic Games files to dismiss rapper 2 Milly’s Fortnite dance lawsuit

Epic Games has taken its next step in its legal tango with the growing list of artists who have filed lawsuits over the...

Nexon had a record-high 2018, but it’s got only mobile titles coming westward in 2019

If you were hoping for some eye bleach after the financial reports from Blizzard and NCsoft yesterday, then I'm sorry - Nexon...

Activision-Blizzard posted another record-high quarter and year, layoffs begin anyway

Activision-Blizzard's financial reports have been rather dull affairs for MMO gamers over the last few years, ever since the company stopped reporting World of...

NCsoft 4Q 2018 financials: Mobile made almost twice as much as all NCsoft’s other MMOs combined

NCsoft's financials for the final quarter of 2018 are in, and it wasn't the greatest report the South Korean gaming giant has ever...

Dual Universe studio Novaquark expands to Montreal with second studio

How big is Dual Universe? Big enough to need a second studio! While continuing to grow in Paris, Novaquark just announced that it...

The Daily Grind: Are you concerned about New World’s setting?

When New World was announced back in 2016, the MMO community went to work dissecting everything, from its PvP system to its...
All is well.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds wins Game of the Year in the third annual Steam Awards

It's like a law of nature when you're connected with video games: You need awards, and something needs to be the game of the...

The Monster Hunter movie will hit theaters September 4 of next year

Work on the live action Monster Hunter movie continues, and now the whole shebang has a date: next year on September 4th, 2020 -...
This is neither fine nor not fine.

EA stock recovers from loss on the back of Apex Legends’ launch

After the release of the third-quarter results for Electronic Arts on Tuesday, the company experienced a nasty dip in its stock value, dropping 18%...

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