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Sony injects investment into Discord ahead of putting Discord on PlayStation

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Well now, suddenly it's a lot more clear why Discord and Microsoft ended their buyout talks, isn't it? Yes, Sony announced today that it's partnering...

Project Steel promises a first-person sandbox MMORPG, is already shifting its Kickstarter plans

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When you launch your crowdfunding campaign and then decide to close it and relaunch it after only five days, that can only mean good...
All right, then.

Betawatch: Enlisted opens its closed beta in the Battle of Berlin

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Ready to take part in the closed beta for Enlisted's Battle of Berlin? It's out there and active right now, if that's what you're eager...

EG7 addresses the Daybreak buyout, says EG7 is ‘evaluating’ H1Z1 and Just Survive

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As promised, Enad Global 7 has released a community update specifically to address the future of games under Daybreak - something lots of folks...
Keeping your garden.

Final Fantasy XIV takes a look at character concept artist Hiroyuki Nagamine’s work

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What do the Four Lords, the Koropokkur, and the Fat Cat minion in Final Fantasy XIV all have in common? Well, all of them were...

The Daily Grind: Are you concerned about Guild Wars 2’s End of Dragons?

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The Guild Wars 2 community has been a jumble this week. While half of the discussion has centered on the brewing hype machine for...

MMO Business Roundup: Nexon’s bitcoins, Fortnite’s tiny iOS playerbase, and GDC’s State of the Industry

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. GDC's State of the Industry: GDC's annual survey of game developers offers an array...

Google Stadia hypes up the addition of a search bar and other quality-of-life additions coming soon

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At long last, users of the Google Stadia for Web can find the games they're looking for without the agony of scrolling manually through...

Activision-Blizzard is halving Bobby Kotick’s exorbitant salary and bonuses

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Activision-Blizzard's Bobby Kotick made headlines back in March when on the same day the company was going through its (at least) fourth round of...
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Former Marvel Heroes developer Brian Waggoner is now working on Marvel’s Avengers

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Remember Marvel Heroes? You probably do! It was a pretty popular game, after all, and as we noted last year it was ultimately the implosion...

Riot Games’ demand to shut down a fan-run 10 year-old League of Legends build causes a community uproar

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Riot Games is back in the news for yet another unsavory reason as the League of Legends developer has acted against a fan-made emulator...

Dreamworld co-founder’s ex-fiancee calls out Kickstarter fibs but says he’s not intentionally scamming

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A couple of weeks back, we covered the impending Kickstarter funding of Dreamworld, a game by a couple of MMORPG industry novices promising the...
H-how can she punch, kupo?

Final Fantasy XIV and XI now support more authenticator software for one-time passwords

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If you want to enable a one-time password for your Square-Enix account to access Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XI, or both? That's a good...

EA insists it’s focused on ‘engagement,’ not monetizing FIFA players into gambleboxes

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Yesterday, Canadian outlet CBC published a massive Electronic Arts document leaked by a supposed "gaming insider" that seemingly confirms what you already thought about...
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Final Fantasy XIV confirms that there will be no in-person attendance for the digital fan festival

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Here's the good news for Final Fantasy XIV fans: The digital fan festival scheduled for May 14th and 15th is still going to go forward...

Make My MMO: Crowfall’s GvG tourney is dishing out $50K in cash and prizes

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This week in crowdfunded MMOs, you could win a slice of $25,000! Or you could if you're a badass in crowdfunded beta MMO Crowfall,...

Humble Bundle’s charity donation caps cause an uproar among donors and subbers

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The folks at Humble Bundle decided to light a tinderbox yesterday with an announcement that outlines a shift in how sales of its game...
Sure, whatever.

Betawatch: Skydome offers closed beta signups ahead of April 27

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Remember Skydome? You should; we just talked about it earlier this month! It's a new sort of MOBA and tower defense hybrid from Gamigo....

Ex-Overwatch lead Jeff Kaplan posts fond farewell to Redditors

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After briefly announcing his departure from Blizzard Entertainment earlier this week, Jeff Kaplan is making the rounds to say farewell to the fans who...

Massively Overthinking: How much are you spending on MMOs every month right now?

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A while back, MOP's Justin joked that his wife, who loves econ PvP in MMOs, was funding a year of his play on Classic...

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