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Ubisoft delays The Division until Q1 2016

A couple of months ago, we reported that The Division was on track for a 2015 release. Not so fast, according to...

Elder Scrolls Online loses two key devs, WoW picks up Moorgard from EQ Next

The MMO industry is a vibrant market that's always shifting as developers move between projects. So who has gone where lately? For starters, former

‘No more grind’: PvP sandbox Das Tal launches its Kickstarter

As promised, buy-to-play indie PvP sandbox Das Tal has begun a Kickstarter campaign today to coincide with the launch of the...
Oh, yeah, we sort of see it now.

Did you know Diablo III was once planned as an MMO?

It's indisputable that World of Warcraft took a lot of nods from online Diablo II when it first launched. Sometimes, it almost seems...

The Daily Grind: Are modern console MMO communities worthwhile?

This morning's Daily Grind hurtles through space and time to us from Kickstarter donor Kenneth "Fizwocket" Gonsalves, who wonders about the console community potential...
This is that ice-cold N. Yoshida, it's pure gold. This one's for them hyur girls, them roe girls, straight masterpieces.

Final Fantasy XIV is coming to Korea, keeping its subscription

Final Fantasy XIV has been pleasing MMO audiences around the globe for nearly two years now. Except for those unfortunate South Korean franchise...
Questing ever onward.

EverQuest’s progression server launches on May 20

Are you itching to turn back the clock with EverQuest's progression server? You don't have much longer to wait, as Daybreak has...

League of Legends community forms rival subreddit in response to heavy moderation

In response to the heated debate over alleged heavy-handed moderation and undue studio influence on the League of Legends subreddit, a...

Das Tal counts down to its Kickstarter campaign

Das Tal's Kickstarter campaign has a start date: May 12th. The crowdfunding campaign for the isometric PvP sandbox will kick off on Tuesday,...
This is the reboot, which did all right for itself. No, I don't know how that happened.

APB weathers (another) GTA V launch

I feel kinda bad for APB Reloaded given that it's had to weather not one but two launches of GTA V, first on...
Aiming for the planet.

Elite’s Mac client launches May 12, Powerplay beta on May 20

This week's Elite: Dangerous newsletter covers quite a bit of ground. Firstly, the game's Mac client will launch on May 12th. Mac and...

Daybreak’s John Smedley: ‘Modders getting paid is an awesome idea’

Where do you come down on the subject of paying for game mods? While the reality of the issue might be off the table...
More than you know.

Ubisoft Annecy joins the many teams working on The Division

You remember The Division, right? We sort of do. It was supposed to be released... eventually. Was it supposed to be now? Meh,...

Talking with Trion about the future of Trove

If you dismissed Trove early on as an insignificant game or a thinly veiled Minecraft clone, then it might be time to take...

The Daily Grind: Does WoW’s dramatic sub dip worry you?

So World of Warcraft lost three million subs in the wake of Warlords of Draenor, bringing it back down to right...

Blizzard still succeeding despite World of Warcraft slide

There's no doubt that Blizzard took a mighty hit this past quarter as it lost three million World of Warcraft subscribers...
Classic.

Star Wars: The Old Republic cracks down on RMT ring

In the MMO community, shady websites selling game currency for real currency are considered especially heinous. In Star Wars: The Old Republic, these...
Ready

Entropia Universe angles to enter the VR market

Is virtual reality just a fad that happens to come around every once in a while? Entropia Universe is banking that it's here...
WoW

WoW lost nearly three million subs in three months

Stop me if you've heard this one before: Blizzard behemoth World of Warcraft loses a bunch of subscribers, the internet loses its mind,...

Massively Opinionated: Hearthstone vs Neverwinter vs LoL

In this episode, Larry, Jason, Justin, and Tina debate the MMO free-to-play business model: the best takes, the western market, and awful F2P ads.

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