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Not So Massively: Diablo III thieves sentenced; LoL begins automatic bans

League of Legends launched a new system to hand out immediate automatic bans for chat infractions this week, leading to many claims of...
Holy holy.

Betawatch: May 22nd, 2015

It's been a busy week for the folks at Blizzard. We've gotten a quartet of videos for Overwatch characters showing off
At least the baddies are... present?

Blade & Soul’s announcement livestream features gameplay and Q&A

Surely by now you've heard that Blade & Soul is heading west. You probably even read our hands-on impressions from a...

Allods Online looks for approval on Steam Greenlight

Allods Online is looking to join the not-very-exclusive Steam club by going through the greenlight process. Right now the game is up...
GTA Online

Ultraviolence, virtual worlds, and why I hate myself for loving GTA Online

OK, maybe that title is overly dramatic. Still, I feel guilty for liking Grand Theft Auto Online. I've touched on this before, as...

Linda ‘Brasse’ Carlson on ArcheAge, community management, and her new role at Trion

Linda "Brasse" Carlson is one of the MMO industry's most beloved community specialists, and genre fans everywhere boggled just a bit when
Warcraft

The Daily Grind: Would you watch a movie based on your favorite MMO?

I'm not the biggest World of Warcraft fan. That said, I'm pretty interested to see what Duncan Jones does with the Warcraft movie. This...
Out breaking logs in the hot sun.

Tree of Life launches early access on May 27th

Nothing like a quick turnaround to pique your interest in a game, right? Tree of Life came out of nowhere to announce that its...
Oh, this is going poorly.

Nexon Korea apparently yoinked some Blizzard artwork

There are certain phrases you never really expect to come up over the course of a work day, and boy, "Nexon steals artwork...

Funcom financials trend downward, new CEO appointed

While it could have been worse, Funcom's Q1 2015 financials could have been a heck of a lot better, too. In yesterday's...
Project Morpheus

Sony is hiring developers for Project Morpheus

Sony is apparently ramping up development on its Project Morpheus VR headset, which was announced in early 2014. According to a job...
Ex Machina

NCsoft hopes its AI tech will lead to less predictable game environments

NCsoft is spending time and money on artificial intelligence, according to a report in the Korea IT Times. "Controlling games mobile environment...

CCP Games buys back $20m in bonds, drops Legion trademark

News is circulating in the EVE Online blogs and forum that developer CCP Games has just bought back $20 million in publicly...

Blizzard ordered to pay costs in stymied lawsuit against gold seller

It's not always a foregone conclusion that Blizzard will emerge triumphant from its many court cases. Recently, it chalked one up in the...
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: May 16, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Gloria Victis developer Black Eye Games let us know that it's in "the home stretch" in...

The Game Archaeologist: Multiplayer BattleTech

It was the 31st century, where feuding factions decided to settle their differences by throwing multi-ton war robots at each other. It was also...

Camelot Unchained’s Friday update talks blowing stuff up

Mark Jacobs has posted Camelot Unchained's traditional Friday update. In it, he thanks a couple of backers for their gifts to the...
Why do you build me up, Buttercup, baby, just to let me down and mess me around?

Project HON is cancelled by NCsoft

Remember Project HON? It was a giant robot combat game in the Unreal 4 engine, and every trailer released for it looked stompy...

Massively Overthinking: What would persuade you to play a classic MMO?

For this edition of Massively Overthinking, Kickstarter donor Sargon wants us think back to 1997, when Ultima Online launched and parted MMOs from graphical...
Space Engineers

Space Engineers opens its code base to modders

Hey space engineers, how would you like access to the source code of, um, Space Engineers? You can have it, since developer

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