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Microsoft executives talk about expanding game services, game accessibility, inclusivity, and first-party releases

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The head execs at Microsoft have some lofty plans for the wider gaming world if several statements are anything to go by. The company...

E3’s digital event officially kicks off today with a hype trailer

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It's either gaming's biggest event, its most annoying event, or a swiftly obsolete event, depending on whom you ask. One way or another, E3...

Standing Stone Games executive producer praises the longevity of Dungeons and Dragons Online

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It's been 15 years since Dungeons and Dragons Online has been released, and Standing Stone Games' executive producer Rob Ciccolini has been around for...

Crowfall lowers its buy-to-play price and details its optional VIP sub

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Ahead of Crowfall's launch this July, ArtCraft is announcing a reduction in its box price and reveals its full subscription plan. "Crowfall is unveiling...

EA suffers major data breach while CDPR says its own breach targeted more than just source code

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"It's been a bad day for security in games," MOP's Andy sighed in team chat earlier today, and unfortunately, he's quite right. For starters, EA...

PAX Online East is selling a digital badge that grants merch discounts and early Discord access for 15 bucks

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With PAX East going to an all-digital format this year, there are a few experiences that are missing from the event that probably can't...

Moonlight Sculptor hits one million downloads as its first post-launch release goes live

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It would appear that the mobile MMO Moonlight Sculptor has found its audience as developer XL Games and publisher Kakao Games are lauding the...
Dead friends.

Battle.net adds global friend lists with its most recent update

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It's a little easier to have friends across the world in Blizzard's Battle.net services with the most recent update. The latest client update adds...

E3 digital’s PC Gaming Show promises 39 new trailers, including something from EVE Online

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Since this year's E3 showcase will once more be all-digital, we've got big swaths of presentation shows to look forward to. Among those is...
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Path of Exile plans its next expansion for mid-July

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The developers behind Path of Exile really hope you're enjoying the current Ultimatum League, especially since it's not going to be around all that much...
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The Division 2 will not be at Ubisoft’s E3 kickoff, but the company is supposedly working on a new F2P shooter

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Here's the bad news for fans of The Division 2: The game is apparently not going to be featured at this year's Ubisoft Forward event,...

Pearl Abyss opens new studios in US and Europe as part of western expansion efforts

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Pearl Abyss very clearly has eyes on expanding its reach further into the western market. The publisher/developer of Black Desert has opened up two...
Dear Blizzard, how are you? I am fine...

Naoki Yoshida of Final Fantasy XIV considers World of Warcraft a ‘mentor’ for the game’s relaunch

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If you need to know the degree of regard that Final Fantasy XIV's director and producer Naoki Yoshida has for World of Warcraft, a recent interview...

Second Life’s CEO, Ebbe Altberg, has passed away

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We're terribly sorry to report that Second Life CEO Ebbe Altberg has passed away after a long illness. Linden Lab posted the news to...
Tiptoe through the something-or-other.

Make My MMO: Crowfall cometh

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This week in crowdfunded MMOs, the big news was Crowfall - yes, the MMORPG everyone Kickstarted way back in 2015 is has a real...
Pals.

Betawatch: We want us some Palia

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Palia! It exists! We got a whole preview for it, and it looks wonderful, and people will not stop telling us about it and...

The Soapbox: MMO monetization that complements poor game design makes us all losers

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I have a problem: As much as I enjoy games, I can see that many online and multiplayer games are becoming designed more poorly...
Dreamy.

Bloomberg takes a look at the growing presence of ‘Blizzard 2.0’

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By this point everyone has had time to read and analyze that lengthy piece on IGN about Blizzard as a company in turmoil, wracked...

MMO Business Roundup: Chicken Drumstick, 9000 zombies, Valorant Mobile, Pantheon hiring, Secret World’s novels

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Welcome back to our semi-regular roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent gaming industry news. Chicken Drumstick: Yes, I'm afraid this is a real thing. Vice's Motherboard...

CD Projekt Red sees profits plummet in 2021 thanks to Cyberpunk 2077 woes

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We reported yesterday that Cyberpunk 2077 had lost its top director, Adam Badowski, but as it happens, the latest news from the game is even...

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