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Krafton continues its massive corporate consolidation with PUBG Corp amalgamation

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If you've been watching all the Bluehole and Krafton and TERA and En Masse tomfoolery this past month, you've surely wondered what the...

Afrofantasy MMO The Wagadu Chronicles hits Kickstarter target, adds navigation stretch goal

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Earlier this week, we covered the launch of the Kickstarter for a new MMO The Wagadu Chronicles. Built by diversity-minded developer...

MUD network and roleplaying repository Skotos celebrates 20th anniversary with retirement

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While many old-school MMORPG players came from MUDs, I didn't: I didn't even know they existed until several years into playing Ultima Online and...

SuperData August 2020: Fall Guys dethroned League of Legends, pushed WoW to its lowest rank in over a year

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SuperData's August global revenue report for the games industry has more than a few eyebrow-raisers this week. On the PC side of things,...
Want to dig the depth.

World of Warcraft developers discuss endgame loot tables, Chris Metzen acknowledges Warcraft movie sequel rumor

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The endgame mechanics for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands are still under a degree of scrutiny by players, to the point that the developers have...

MMO Business Roundup: Morhaime is back with Dreamhaven, plus NCsoft’s parking lot and Epic’s Manticore ambitions

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of video game industry news relevant to MMOs and MMO fans! The Morhaimes: When Mike Morhaime announced he was...

The Daily Grind: Are you planning to buy a next-gen console?

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So at this point, we've now seen PlayStation 5 preorders go live, in a clusterfudge Sony has already apologized for, and we've...

EVE Online players submitted over 41M classifications to fight COVID for CCP’s latest Project Discovery initiative

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What's better than a science MMO story or a feel-good MMO story? One that's both. And this one is both, as EVE Online...

Riot Games-backed afrofantasy MMO The Wagadu Chronicles just went live on Kickstarter

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MMO developer Alexander Zacherl kindly put this game on our radar today, and it couldn't be more timely, given that this summer's swelling of...

Sony admits PlayStation 5 pre-orders ‘could have been smoother,’ promises more consoles through year’s end

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If you were among those who took part in the pre-order blitz for the PlayStation 5 and found things far from well handled,...

Epic ends support for Fortnite: Save the World on Mac because Apple won’t sign patch updates

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The saga of Epic and Apple's legal spat has once more applied a ripple effect to players, this time to Fortnite's PvE mode...

Microsoft just bought ZeniMax, Bethsoft, and Elder Scrolls Online’s ZOS for $7.5B

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Here's your Monday bombshell: Microsoft announced this morning that it has acquired ZeniMax Media - and therefore Bethesda Softworks and ZeniMax Online Studios and...

The Daily Grind: What’s your ‘palate cleanser’ MMO or MMO zone?

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A few weeks back, Justin said something on the MOP Podcast that stuck with me. He was talking about how he liked to go...
I'm purely idiotic!

Make My MMO: Titan Reach and Ilysia head to Kickstarter

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This week in MMO crowdfunding, Titan Reach kicked off its Kickstarter, seeking $428,000 US to fund a modern take on an "old-school" MMO...

Krafton spins Bluehole off as an ‘independent subsidiary’ to handle TERA and Elyon

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The corporate reshuffling that's been going on ever since En Masse Entertainment announced that it was closing is producing interesting developments this fall. Krafton,...
Icy Hot, but a game.

Betawatch: Frozen Flame burns its way into a cool closed beta

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Survival action RPG Frozen Flame announced this week that it was heading into closed beta with a single-player mode, a new event, and...
why why why why why why

The World of Warships Transformers promotional event is live

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Do you like World of Warships? Do you like Transformers? If the answer to both of those questions is "yes," you are the reason...
See! It's a robot in a jacket.

Disintegration is shutting its multiplayer servers down after less than five months

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In what will no doubt be a non-surprise to pretty much anyone who has paid attention to the industry over the past decade, it...

The US government is now probing Epic and Riot in relation to Tencent’s data security

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Remember back in August when the Trump administration made noise about trying to ban WeChat and Tencent from transactions with folks in the...

Xbox Series X and S preorders go live on September 22nd, with hopefully no chaos

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So apparently somebody at Xbox was watching the PlayStation 5 preorder debacle last night and said, "Hey so yeah let's not emulate that...

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