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Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s Niantic is listening to the wrong voices in its own company

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As I noted in my May event round-up, Pokemon Go's one-coin weekly Remote Raid passes will be dead starting May 23rd. Despite a recent interview...
Snap.

Final Fantasy XI developers plan a Reddit AMA for next week

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The Final Fantasy XI team is still not the best at talking to the game's North American fanbase, but it's getting better. (Getting better...

Jagex unveils the three backer tiers for the RuneScape board game ahead of its Kickstarter drive

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Ready to throw money at the board game edition of RuneScape but aren't sure how much scratch to put aside? Wonder no more, as...

EA lays off up to 100 Austin support staff, Nexon says FIFA Online 4 is safe

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The split between Electronic Arts and FIFA may have resulted in more than just the end of EA-published FIFA-branded soccer games: Now EA's pushed...

Dual Universe’s beta introduces an EVE Plex-like coupon for subscription time

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Those who haven't been following Dual Universe for a long time may not realize that it's had a subscription system in its pre-launch state...
It knows you sinned.

Hearthstone class action lawsuit targets ‘deceitful’ marketing practices

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Behind the jaunty art designs and goofy voice quips of Hearthstone lies another headache-in-the-making for Blizzard Entertainment. Polygon reports that the studio is getting...

Destiny 2’s Bungie says it won’t be ‘muzzled’ by Sony when it comes to ‘standing up for what’s right’

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For the last week, we've been covering a WAPO story on the games industry's tepid response for reproductive health rights, which led to a...

Scavengers enters PC maintenance mode and cans console development as its studio gets sold by Improbable

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Over the past year, we've been following the development of Scavengers, a multiplayer PvPvE survival shooter that entered early access last April. Gameplay involved...

Pearl Abyss Q1 2022: Black Desert revenues take a hit, EVE Online hangs in there

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If you were curious about how Pearl Abyss is performing since its Q4 announcement - during which we learned that both of its core...

Sony subsidiary Insomniac secures new policy, donations for reproductive rights

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Last week, we covered a Washington Post article that sharply criticized the gaming industry for its almost complete silence on the likely overturn of...

Dauntless developer Phoenix Labs says it has ‘close to’ 10 games currently in the works

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Most people around these parts know Phoenix Labs as the studio behind the multiplayer monster slaying RPG Dauntless, but a new dev blog post...

BioWare is seeking new hires to ‘create the next Star Wars The Old Republic game’

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Apparently, BioWare is hiring, seeking developers to create "the next Mass Effect, Dragon Age, or Star Wars: The Old Republic games." Yes, you read...

Contract QA workers at BioWare Edmonton were allowed to work from home as union vote begins

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Near the end of April, we reported on the news that contracted QA testers working at BioWare's Edmonton studio who have started the process...

Lost Ark admits it’s been ‘fighting a war against bots’ since launch, banning millions of accounts

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Have you spotted a bot or two in Lost Ark over the past few months? If so, you're definitely not alone. Amazon admitted on...

Activision-Blizzard creeps out the internet with its ‘Diversity Space Tool’ as union-busting continues

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Friday afternoon, Activision-Blizzard proudly trotted out a dev blog talking up the creation of a "Diversity Space Tool" that the company has apparently been...

Lost Ark KR’s director is reportedly stepping down because of health concerns

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According to myriad unofficial reports from fans across Lost Ark's official forums and subreddit, the director for the Korean version of the game, Keum...

MMO Business Roundup: Nexon, Roblox, and EA’s latest financials

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Welcome back to a fresh roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business and industry news, today all of the financial report variety. Roblox Roblox's revenue reports have...

Bethsoft has delayed its co-op shooter Redfall to next year – along with Starfield

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Blink and you probably missed it: Bethesda Softworks dropped some bad news on Twitter this morning, delaying two of its upcoming AAA games into...

WAPO calls out gaming industry for lack of support for reproductive health as workers strike

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The Washington Post has a new article out this week ripping into the gaming industry for its "silence" on the likely overturn of Roe...

Ubisoft 2022 financials: Skull & Bones will finally set sail by early next year

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It's not every quarter that Ubisoft's financials merit a post or even a mention, but the company has been a low-key mess for the...

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