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Ubisoft made good on its NFT scheme promise with ‘Ubisoft Quartz’

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File this one under "who asked for this": Ubisoft is going all in on the crypto dystopia with a new NFT-driven implementation in Ghost...
Unified.

Activision-Blizzard is walking out again, Australia’s game industry unionizes

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Activision-Blizzard's workers are continuing to mobilize: Following the mass-layoffs at Activision's RavenQA over the weekend, Raven workers staged a walkout yesterday, and now they're...

Lord of the Rings Online explains how its delayed legendary item track works

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While it was supposed to be a launch day feature for Fate of Gundabad, Lord of the Rings Online's new legendary item reward track...
Gifts?

The Daily Grind: Do the holidays mean more or less time for MMOs for you?

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For some people, the advent of the holiday season means that you'll have more time to do whatever you want. You'll have some vacation...

Activision-Blizzard is suddenly laying off more QA, won’t be at The Game Awards

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Yes, Activision-Blizzard is in the news again: Raven Software, one of the studios behind games like Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and...
The first one was enough.

Second Life’s Philip Rosedale is skeptical about the promises of the metaverse

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Let's not kid ourselves, everyone: Second Life was doing the metaverse thing before the metaverse was cool. It's basically entirely built around the idea of...

Dev studio One More Game touts a ‘players first’ attitude and a studio ‘free from ego’

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Last July we got word of the founding of One More Game, a dev studio launched by former founder of ArenaNet and En Masse...
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World of Tanks unveils partnership with Arnold Schwarzenegger for this year’s Holiday Ops event

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A lot of World of Tanks partnerships have been with washed-up B-list celebrities who were never actually good in anything (looking at you, Chuck Norris)....

Treasurers of states invested in Activision-Blizzard join the call for leadership changes

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In mid-November, we reported on a group of shareholders joining the calls for change at Activision-Blizzard leadership, led by the Strategic Organizing Center Investment...

Funcom’s DUNE MMO is still happening, just picked up a co-developer: NUKKLEAR

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Yesterday I happened to be working on an article looking back at our predictions for the year when I stumbled across one about Funcom's...

Gamigo’s parent company just became a key investor in Daybreak’s parent company

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You know, when I was joking on the last Massively OP Podcast that Gamigo was becoming Daybreak, I didn't mean it should literally buy...
It's fine.

One of Activision-Blizzard’s key workers alliance organizers just left the company – and the gaming industry

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We regret to inform you that Bobby Kotick is still the CEO of Activision-Blizzard at the time of this writing. What has changed, on...

Mainframe Industries’ cross-platform cloud-powered MMO raises over $22M in series B funding

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Let's open this up with a bit of a history lesson: Back in October 2019, some former vets of CCP Games, Remedy, and Next...

Gamigo just abruptly sunsetted its brand-new MOBA Skydome

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If you're currently wondering what Skydome is, well, that was part of the problem. Skydome was a multiplayer 4v4 MOBA hybrid from Brazil's Kinship...
So, probably not.

Visionary Realms rebuts the idea that Pantheon Rise of the Fallen is a niche game

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The devs at Visionary Realms feel pretty strongly about where Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen fits in to the whole MMORPG universe, as evidenced...
Not this one, but it is happening.

Betawatch: Guild Wars 2 readies its fourth beta event

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Rejoice, Guild Wars 2 fans! No longer will you need to just test the elite specs three at a time, as the next beta...

EG7 Q3 2021: Daybreak revives Marvel MMORPG, still promising console and gfx upgrade for LOTRO

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Enad Global 7, the company that bought Daybreak just about a year ago, has now dropped its Q3 2021 financial report. Just one quarter...
No, you don't get to be awful here.

Roblox sues toxic player for $1.6M over ‘terrorist threats’ and ‘targeted harassment’ of employees and players

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Benjamin Robert Simon, otherwise known as Ruben Sim online, is being taken to court by the devs of Roblox. A suit was filed against...

Massively Overthinking: Gratitude in the MMORPG genre

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It's Thanksgiving here in the US, and while some folks have probably already kicked back from the table and have started in on the...

Black Friday sales around the MMO world, 2021 edition

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Even if you're not a Thanksgiving person or even a "harvest festival" type of soul, you can take advantage of the sales and events...

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