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NCsoft 4Q 2018 financials: Mobile made almost twice as much as all NCsoft’s other MMOs combined

NCsoft's financials for the final quarter of 2018 are in, and it wasn't the greatest report the South Korean gaming giant has ever...

Dual Universe studio Novaquark expands to Montreal with second studio

How big is Dual Universe? Big enough to need a second studio! While continuing to grow in Paris, Novaquark just announced that it...

The Daily Grind: Are you concerned about New World’s setting?

When New World was announced back in 2016, the MMO community went to work dissecting everything, from its PvP system to its...
All is well.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds wins Game of the Year in the third annual Steam Awards

It's like a law of nature when you're connected with video games: You need awards, and something needs to be the game of the...

The Monster Hunter movie will hit theaters September 4 of next year

Work on the live action Monster Hunter movie continues, and now the whole shebang has a date: next year on September 4th, 2020 -...
This is neither fine nor not fine.

EA stock recovers from loss on the back of Apex Legends’ launch

After the release of the third-quarter results for Electronic Arts on Tuesday, the company experienced a nasty dip in its stock value, dropping 18%...

Make My MMO: You can’t launch people from catapults in Ashes of Creation, but you can attend a play in Shroud of the Avatar

This week week in MMO crowdfunding, Ashes of Creation posted up a sizable Q&A on Reddit, telling its community that it's still working...

Activision Blizzard expected to slash jobs after flat sales, loss of Destiny 2

Storm clouds are gathering above Activision Blizzard, a portent of bad sales and dire predictions: The publisher is expected to cut "hundreds" of jobs this...
My authority as principal is total.

Betawatch: Camelot Unchained puts the numbers on the field

How many players and bots were on the field with the last test for Camelot Unchained? Not one. Not two. Not three. Not... all...

Leaderboard: Are you concerned about the health of the games market right now?

In the last couple of weeks, we've been posting what seems like an endless list of bad news from gaming companies insofar as their...
Guns hurt more when you're shot in the back, I can only use this gun for that, sorry, don't make the rules.

The Soapbox: A pre-mortem for Star Wars The Old Republic, a game that never knew what it had

Would you believe that Star Wars: The Old Republic is shutting down? I'm going to bet that you could believe it, and I'm even going to...

MMO Business Roundup: The Fair Play Alliance, Warface splits from Crytek, ESA expansions, and WoW esports

We're back with another quick roundup of MMO industry news! Remember the Fair Play Alliance? It was supposed to be a group of major...
Things could be going better!

Square-Enix’s latest financials show a decrease in sales and profits for the past nine months

The latest financial report for Square-Enix is out for the prior nine months of operation, and it's not a great report for the...

Riot Games says it’s really, truly not working on a League of Legends MMO

Remember last summer when Riot Games co-founder Marc Merrill teased Twitter by asking whether the company should make an MMO? Then, just as...
Well, this is fine.

Take-Two’s crusade against Grand Theft Auto cheat creators continues with another successful lawsuit

It looks like Take-Two has added another marker to its tally of successful lawsuits against cheaters, this time against the creator of the...
Guns!

Red Dead Redemption 2 leads the charge in Take-Two’s unexpectedly successful third quarter

It's been a good third quarter for publisher Take-Two, which posted $1.57 billion in net bookings, $1.248 billion in revenue, and $350 million...
There's a spot of sun, then.

Apex Legends passed 600,000 concurrent players in 24 hours

Amidst the bad news for Electronic Arts yesterday, there was a note of positivity when it comes to Apex Legends. You may remember...

Pennsylvania legislators introduce video game ‘sin tax’ bill

Pennsylvania lawmakers have introduced a bill that seeks to institute a tax on mature-rated video games sold in the state. House Bill 109 would...
It goes clicky.

EA is focusing on Anthem and Apex Legends following disappointing quarter

Things haven't been going as well as planned for Electronic Arts lately, if its latest earnings report is anything to go by. The...
More like... mild.

Wild Terra is going free-to-play next week as its ‘next stage of active growth’

You might have wondered whether this was happening, given all the key giveaways, but yes, you were right: Juvty Worlds is taking its isometric...

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