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Make My MMO: Star Citizen’s dazzling CitizenCon

This week week in MMO crowdfunding, Star Citizen wowed audiences in Austin and at home with its annual CitizenCon event, plus CIG rolled...

Black Desert’s Russian servers and accounts are toast as Pearl Abyss says transfer negotiations failed

Over the last month and change, we've been covering the news that GameNet, Black Desert's Russian publisher, was handing the service in...

Federation 2, a text-based intergalactic trading game from the 1980s, has sunsetted

While the common assumption about text-based MMOs is that they can and will last forever, the truth is that many of these are subject...

MMO Business Roundup: Bethsoft Moscow, A:IR publishing, OSU esports, SpatialOS, and Square-Enix

Business business business numbers, is this working?! Let's dip into some of the scattered online gaming business tidbits of the week that might...
GOTH GOTH GOTH GOTH

Diablo ‘Reign of Terror’ merch in Blizz store revives speculation on Diablo IV

Set aside your French history knowledge for a sec and consider the phrase Reign of Terror in a new light: a light that also...

Shroud of the Avatar’s Richard Garriott sheds CEO title for Creative Director role

It looks as if some corporate reorganization is going on over at Shroud of the Avatar studio Portalarium, as Richard Garriott's CEO title...

The Daily Grind: How important are minimaps to your MMORPG experience?

MMO minimaps became the topic of a weird debate this week, as multiple sites appeared to have misunderstood a Belgian magazine's interpretation of the...

Black Desert’s Russian publishing transfers this week, and we still don’t know the fate of player accounts

Back in September, we covered the surprise announcement from GameNet that it was handing back its Russian Black Desert publishing rights back to...
This is the reboot, which did all right for itself. No, I don't know how that happened.

APB Reloaded is turning its premium fee into a recurring subscription

Well here's an odd one to be writing in 2018: APB Reloaded is getting a subscription. Technically, it already had a premium upgrade...

Greed Monger’s original lead programmer now says he’s working on a prototype for the failed Kickstarter MMO

The Greed Monger saga never freakin' ends. But hey, at least we're getting some twists and turns for the Kickstarter money that got...
Launch or do not, folks.

Skyforge launches into open beta in Japan on October 11

If there's one thing Japanese people like, it's science fantasy action RPGs. (If there are two things, the other one is not having...
GO LEFT YOU IDIOT

Visionary Realms is hiring more staff to develop throwback MMORPG Pantheon

Good news for fans of old-school development or those looking for a career in that field, as Visionary Realms is hiring once again....
It's a playground.

The Daily Grind: What online game template will be the next to take off?

Like many of you, I remember the rise of MMOs when it was actually happening. I remember when shooters were king too. And I...

Massively Overthinking: The sunsetted MMOs we never played

I've been thinking a lot about MMO sunsets lately, thanks to WildStar, Pirates of the Burning Sea, and even that ridiculous

Leaderboard: Are you buying a BlizzCon virtual ticket this year, and is WoW Classic the reason?

Oof, some people really, really do not like jokes about BlizzCon, as I found out Sunday when my throwaway headline about paying Blizzard...

Tencent is working on locking kids out of Chinese games using facial recognition tech

So add this one to your creepy dystopian nightmare-fuel bin: In the war on supposed gaming addiction, at least one corporation is hoping to...

CCP Games offers DUST 514 veteran reward accounts in upcoming Project Nova

Those of you who have been following the highs and lows of EVE Online developer CCP Games over the years will remember the...

PUBG has banned 13M cheaters since 2017, rolls out new anti-cheat systems

You know what I'm really, really tired of? Freakin' cheaters. They aren't just cheating at the game itself; they are robbing all of us...
Oh gosh why.

Mike Morhaime steps down as Blizzard president; J Allen Brack takes over

Looks like there's a changing of the guard over at Activision Blizzard: The company just announced that World of Warcraft Executive Producer...
This is the real magic item.

Neverwinter devs say that a legacy server is unlikely

If you're the type of person who loves to delve deep into the messy format of Reddit AMAs for juicy information, then boy does...

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