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Perfect Ten: Counting Fallout 76’s many post-nuclear flubs

I'll admit that I was the first one out of my seat, applauding wildly, when Fallout 76 was first announced at Bethesda's E3...
Viva buhos!

A mobile version of Granado Espada is in development from Hanbitsoft

We understand if you have forgotten about Granado Espada at this point. Sure, Hanbitsoft has been developing it consistently for years now, but it...

Guild Wars 2 has lost yet another developer, this time to Bungie

Even if you disregard the poor community reception of some of ArenaNet's recent initiatives, it's been a rough couple of months for Guild...

British Esports Association aims to increase ‘female esports players at the top level’

If you'd like to see more ladies kicking butt and taking names in esports like Xiaomeng "VKLiooon" Li did at the Hearthstone Grandmasters...

Funcom Q3 2019: Amid revenue drop and Tencent stock buy-up, Funcom is working on multiple new games

It was going to be hard for Funcom to top its 2018 financials, given that it rolled out Conan Exiles last year but...
Nothing really changes.

EA Spouse was 15 years ago, and not much has changed in games development

When it arrived back in 2004, EA Spouse felt like a wakeup call. But now it's easy to mark how long it has been...

EverQuesting: Contemplating content and communication on EverQuest II’s 15th anniversary

You've no doubt heard of the quinceañera: It's the Mesoamerican coming-of-age celebration, a giant gala commemorating a girl's move to adulthood at age...

Superdata says in-game spending is down thanks to gamers’ leeriness of monetization schemes

This news will very likely elicit replies of "well, duh" from many, but now there are numbers from Superdata to back it up:...

Crimson Oasis: Speculation on Crimson Desert, Pearl Abyss’ new MMORPG

Lasst week, we reported on what looks like Pearl Abyss' power move to overtake the MMO market. With three MMOs and a Shadow...

The Elder Scrolls Online introduces new cash shop pet that increases your inventory and raises some eyebrows

Generally speaking, The Elder Scrolls Online has some pretty good and adorable pets, but all they really do is just look cute. The...

The Daily Grind: Should World of Warcraft switch to annual expansions?

During last week's Activision-Blizzard investor call, Blizzard executives dodged hard on one analyst's question about WoW Classic retention - no great surprise...

Make My MMO: Destiny’s Sword is launching a Steam demo Monday

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, we learned that Destiny's Sword is dropping a Steam demo on Monday as a tie-in with Veterans...

Improbable and Tencent join forces to bring SpatialOS and a developer program to China

It would appear that Improbable, the company behind SpatialOS, is hedging its bets on China. Improbable announced that it will be working with...

Overwatch’s Jeff Kaplan thinks Blizzard’s Blitzchung punishment was too harsh

Last week, it was players, game industry leaders, and congress against Blizzard in the matter of Hearthstone player Blitzchung's sentencing over pro-Hong Kong...
Blessed not be.

Betawatch: Bless Unleashed launches into open beta

Aw, they grow up so fast. It feels like just yesterday that Bless Unleashed was being announced as a project making everyone ask why...
This is what it looks like.

Nexon has officially cancelled Dragon Hound

Oh no! Not Dragon Hound! Anything but Dragon Hound! Remember how promising Dragon Hound looked? No, you probably do not even remember that Dragon Hound existed at...
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Overwatch’s ‘stagnation’ is the direct result of Blizzard working on Overwatch 2

If it's seemed to you like Overwatch just hasn't gotten as many fun seasonal events or unusual updates for a while, that's because it's...

WAPO says Activision-Blizzard execs profited from dodgy but legal stock sale

Yesterday we covered Activision-Blizzard's third quarter financial results, which were... not good. While WoW Classic drove a subscription spike and saw Blizzard's...

EVE Online Senior Community Manager CCP Falcon departs CCP Games

It's safe to say that EVE Online hasn't had the smoothest history of dealing with its playerbase throughout the game's 16-year life, having...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst of BlizzCon 2019

BlizzCon 2019 is behind us, finally, and we're winding down our coverage and trying to put a capstone on the experience. In this...

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