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Pokemon Go studio Niantic is suing PokeGo++ hackers ahead of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’s launch

Niantic and Pokemon Go have been no stranger at all to lawsuits over the years - it's just that most the suits have...

Former Epic producer reveals that Fortnite almost got canned over Save the World

Fortnite Battle Royale has been a runaway success for Epic Games, cementing the popularity of the battle royale genre in mainstream gaming...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offers the best systems for helping newbies?

A while back I saw a deeply underrated post on the MMORPG subreddit about mentoring systems. I don't mean the kind of systems...

Here’s what Steam’s new Library overhaul is going to look like

It's been hard to gauge whether Valve is feeling any pressure from the likes of Epic and Discord when it comes to its Steam...

Make My MMO: Temtem’s alpha, Destiny’s Sword Kickstarter midpoint

Last year's big crowdfunded MMO of the year, Temtem, officially rolled into alpha 0.2 this week, boasting "character customization, trading, new battle...
There's a thing with this game and redheads, huh?

Betawatch: It’s a Crowfall sort of week in alpha-beta-land

Considering that this past week was the fabled E3 week, you might have expected something else to just keep throwing out beta updates, but...

Amazon Game Studios is apparently suffering layoffs and game cancelations

Next week, we've got a piece coming in which one of my colleagues remarks that Amazon Game Studios' greatest claim to fame right now...
Them's fighting words.

EA held a summit about toxicity and healthy video game communities at E3

In March of last year, a whole truckton of video game companies announced the formation of what they called the Fair Play Alliance,...

Dauntless recaps E3 with roadmap update, mobile teaser, and new Switch trailer

Dauntless has a flurry of news to cap off what was a big week, given that it announced a Switch port and...

Massively Overthinking: The one about MMO superfans, zealots, and insidious tribalism

We recently received two pieces of mail from longtime MOP readers and commenters that worked together perfectly to form a unified topic. Alex emailed...
Well, it's happening.

Square-Enix wants to make its entire back library available digitally

The announcement of Trials of Mana - the upgrading and localization of Seiken Densetsu 3, a game that was long held as a lost...

The Division 2: Freebie weekend and lessons learned from running a live game

The whole "games as a service" thing is a pretty hot-button topic in gaming circles, but there often isn't a lot of discussion about...
Success?

California says Riot Games is refusing to fully cooperate with its gender discrimination investigation

The Riot sexual harassment and gender discrimination fiasco is coming up on its anniversary this summer, and from a legal perspective, it's only just...

ELOA aka Warlords Awakening suffers the indignity of a triple shutdown

Here's a hat trick that no MMORPG ever wants to earn: being closed three times in a row. For Elite Lord of Alliance...
Switchy!

E3 2019: Dauntless hits 10 million players and is heading to the Switch

All the hip kids are playing Dauntless, it seems. Phoenix Labs reported today that the game had managed to hit 10 million players,...

Indie sandbox MMORPG Dual Universe just raised another $11.2M from investors

We've had an eye on Dual Universe for the last three years, since even before its official reveal in 2016. Since...
Forget it, back to the last place.

E3 2019: The Division 2 heads back to New York for third DLC, plus Uplay and movie updates

It seems a little odd that The Division 2 sends us down to Washington, DC when our actual main antagonist heads right back...

E3 2019: Bethsoft’s Project Orion tackles streamed gaming from an engine tech angle

At BE3 last night, Bethsoft took the wraps off Orion, a project that... well, it's not Elder Scrolls VI, so I suspect most...

The Daily Grind: What’s been the biggest change to the MMORPG genre in the last 20 years?

A while back, there was a thread on Reddit from a younger MMO player who was curious about changes to the way players...

Whoa: Cyberpunk 2077 snagged Keanu Reeves, launches April 16 2020

During the Microsoft Xbox presentation ahead of E3 this afternoon, CD Projekt Red dropped some big news: Cyberpunk 2077 has landed Keanu Reeves,...

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