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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

Nexon revenues rise in early 2015

After reading through Nexon's financial report for Q1 2015, one can imagine the company skipping along while whistling a merry tune. Yes,...
I repent.

Rumor: Blade & Soul might be in internal testing for US release

Hey, you all remember the guy causing a whole kerfluffle about the fact that WildStar is supposedly going free-to-play? Good times! But...

Raph Koster used MMO design to help revitalize a bar trivia game

You might know Raph Koster from his MMO legacy as a designer on Ultima Online or Star Wars Galaxies, or perhaps...

Rumor: WildStar coming to Steam as a free-to-play title in August [Updated]

WildStar is coming to Steam, according to third-party scraper site SteamDB.info. When and for how much is less clear, given that Carbine...
Heroes & Generals

Heroes & Generals celebrates five million registered players

Reto-Moto has announced that more than five million players have registered for its F2P World War II MMO shooter called Heroes &...
And now everything will be better forever!

Aventurine is exploring a Darkfall 1.0 reboot

Remember a couple of weeks ago when Aventurine developer axilmar caused a bit of a stir with an informal poll regarding Darkfall's...
Nothing but sad things to say.

LEGO Minifigures Online is switching from F2P to B2P this summer

Funcom has announced that its LEGO Minifigures Online is launching "with full cross-platform play this summer." Wait a minute, didn't this game...

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