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Bungie swells its studio size and seeks to expand the Destiny IP with ‘new stories and experiences’

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It would appear that things are going just swimmingly for Destiny 2 studio Bungie. In a recent press release, the company announced...
Service service

Runes of Magic announces two new servers coming to the game

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These days it seems like most of the news about servers in any MMO is about merges or closures. So it's nice to know...
Bad bad bad.

Betawatch: Titan Reach backtracks on admission it’s not paying all its devs

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So Titan Reach is launching into its paid early access, and it announced that fact. That's good. What is less good is...
And the living is... you know what? No. Screw that song.

House financial services committee investigates Gamestonk as investors sue Reddit ‘agitator’

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As promised, the US House Financial Services Committee held its hearing on Gamestonk yesterday, and to read some of the coverage, you'd think...

Gamigo is merging down ArcheAge and ArcheAge Unchained’s servers, and yes there will be new land rushes

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ArcheAge's misery just compounds lately: Gamigo has announced that it's merging many of the gamers servers servers under the "server evolution" catchphrase....

Naoki Yoshida sees at least another five years of vitality in Final Fantasy XIV

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The fourth major expansion for Final Fantasy XIV, Endwalker, is just around the corner (to the extent you can consider "planned for fall" to be...
A cast

Phantasy Star Online 2 has launched on the Epic Games Store today with a new limited-time quest

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The state of Phantasy Star Online 2 is very different now from when it launched in North America last year, because you can now...

MMO Business Roundup: Stadia’s bungle, Axie Infinity’s $1.5M in-game property

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Stadia: The Google mess just gets thicker, as apparently, developers on Stadia's internal...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 309: You can take my loot over my dead body

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Justin and Bree discuss Valheim, Elite Dangerous' slave cult, BlizzConline, Hearthstone, WoW's valor, Neverwinter Nights Arelith, Phantasy Star Online 2, Black Desert, and Shadowbane, with adventures in LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, SWG Legends, and Farm Together, with mailbag topics on full-loot open world PvP and brute-forcing unpopular gameplay design.

Epic Games lobbies for a North Dakota bill that would force Apple and Google to allow alternative payment systems

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Considering Epic Games' legal interest in seeing Apple and Google allow for alternative payment systems and app stores, this bit of news makes...

Gamestonk’s gamified guerilla trading made losers of both the good and bad guys

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It seems like a long time ago, but just a few weeks back, the mainstream news cycle was absolutely obsessed with Gamestop thanks to...
The 'ablo'

David Brevik confirms there was a plan for a second Diablo II expansion

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David Brevik has been something of a font of information about the road not taken with Blizzard's Diablo franchise. As we covered back...
Lies and the lying liars who tell them.

Titan Reach promises to start its limited early access on February 28

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It's almost time for indie MMO Titan Reach to open the doors to early access, apparently. A new entry on the official site...

Valheim concurrency soars past 360K as the game’s now sold 2M copies

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When we first reported on the early access launch of Valheim, the new Viking-themed co-op survival sandbox, we pointed out that the...

Gameforge is sunsetting the western version of SoulWorker as the original dev promises a new global version

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Bad news for western SoulWorker players today: Gameforge has announced that it will no longer be running the game in Europe and...

Obituary: Guild Wars 2 composer Stan LePard passes away

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It's a sad way to start a week with the announcement of the loss of one of Guild Wars 2's musical talents, indeed....

ZeniMax Online Studios goes on a hiring spree for ESO and ‘multiple unannounced projects’

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Readers are surely familiar with ZeniMax Online Studios' work on The Elder Scrolls Online, but you're also probably curious about what the studio's...
You're the real thing.

Betawatch: Pantheon shows off its crafting

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Could you describe Pantheon as a game about standing in place with other people and slowly leveling up? Maybe, if you were being reductive,...

Hackers have successfully sold stolen CDPR source code and internal documents in a dark web auction

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Earlier this week we reported on a breach of CD Projekt Red's systems that resulted in a number of stolen pieces of data,...

MMO Business Roundup: Microsoft’s ZeniMax Vault, Square’s financials, and the Fortnite ‘scapegoat’ lawsuit

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Welcome back to another happy fun roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Business business business! ZeniMax: Microsoft is apparently creating a subsidiary named...

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