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Overwatch 2’s Jon Spector confirms that hero unlocks will be on the free track of the battle pass

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Blizzard has not been doing a great job of managing its leaks lately, and another one hit last night when a description of Overwatch...

Krafton has put Thunder Tier One into maintenance mode after less than a year

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You guys remember Thunder Tier One, right? It's a top-down tactical multiplayer shooter with a heavy emphasis on player modding along with single-player, co-op,...

Amazon canceled its Lord of the Rings MMO over Tencent complications, Smed’s new game is still in production

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Almost exactly four years ago, we first learned about the existence of a new Lord of the Rings MMORPG, backed by Hong Kong-based Leyou...

Legends of Aria details its upcoming jail system, heralds it as ‘the first ever metaverse prison’

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Now that the Kickstarted Legends of Aria has gone all-in on the ultimately superfluous integration of the blockchain, the game is further lauding a...

The Daily Grind: Do you want another game in the EVE universe?

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CCP Games, we gotta talk. You've been trying to make the EVE Online "universe" thing happen a long time. You've put out so many...

Make My MMO: A big September for Fractured, Temtem, Genfanad, Embers Adrift, and Dual Universe

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A whole bunch of Kickstarted MMORPGs are launching or heading into their last legs of testing this month. A slew. A plethora. A lot! ...
Ahem.

Riot’s new League of Legends head honcho discusses updating old content and experimenting with PvE

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Longtime veteran character designer Andrei Van Roon has been promoted to the head of Riot Games' League Studios, the subsection of the company that's...
Nope, not letting this one go.

Ubisoft delays sunsetting some online games – including Anno 2070

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Ubisoft has an ongoing habit of launching games with online components and then turning those online components off when the games get old enough,...

MMO dev Raph Koster disambiguates sandboxes, themeparks, simulation, and stagecraft

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Veteran MMO developer Raph Koster, who himself is working on a sandbox MMO couched in a metaverse, is back with another dev blog this...

NetEase snaps up Detroit Become Human developer Quantic Dream

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Like a person going grocery shopping, NetEase is casually strolling up and down the aisles of the video game industry deciding which studio to...

Microsoft elaborates on its mobile platform hunger, confirms Overwatch and Diablo’s arrival to Game Pass

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The vast majority of our readers made the shocked pikachu face when Microsoft CEO Phil Spencer admitted that his company's buyout of Activision-Blizzard is...

Activision-Blizzard’s Bobby Kotick downplays regulatory scrutiny, says Microsoft deal is on track for 2023

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Skepticism over Microsoft's takeover and buyout of the beleaguered Activision-Blizzard group is mounting across the industry, as multiple of news outlets have pushed stories...
Hacked.

Maplestory 2 announces a shutdown date for its Chinese server in November

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Alas, poor Maplestory 2, you were cute and likable and then you got kicked to the curb after less than two years. We did...
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: The MMO studios that keep whiffing on new projects

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Everyone makes mistakes, and that's all right. That's not necessarily a big deal. Yes, this is true when it comes to MMO studios too....
THIS IS YOUR NEW GOD, CHILDREN

Fortnite sees another dance lawsuit dismissed by the court

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Fortnite and lawsuits over appropriated dance steps go together like, well, Fortnite and fourth-graders stealing their parents' credit cards. Unfortunately for people suing Epic...

Microsoft admits that Activision-Blizzard acquisition is primarily driven by a desire to get into mobile gaming

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Those who were questioning the motives and reasons for Microsoft's big juicy buyout offer of Activision-Blizzard need not wonder any longer. An interview with...
Not AGAIN.

Betawatch: EVE studio seeks testers for another shooter spinoff

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CCP Games is forever in a cycle of trying to make fetch happen, huh? The developer is looking for veterans of DUST 514 to...
The cat, if she exists, will have to fend for herself.

Global shortages have delayed Elder Scrolls Online’s much-needed EU hardware upgrade well into 2023

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It's no secret that The Elder Scrolls Online's weakness has been its server and client performance, and over the last few years, ZeniMax Online...

No, Amazon is not trying to buy EA, probably

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If your gaming-related social media feeds were full of breathless hot takes and panicked concern over rumors that Amazon was looking to buy up...

Massively Overthinking: The most unusual subscriptions in the MMO space

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A while back on the MassivelyOP Podcast, so long ago that I can't remember who or when, a listener asked us about unusual MMO...

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