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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.

Daybreak’s John Smedley: EverQuest Next isn’t ‘vaporware’

Even though the big SOE-to-Daybreak transformation happened three months ago, the entire ordeal still feels fresh to many fans. An air of uncertainty permeates...

The Daily Grind: What would the MMO world look like without WoW?

Here's a fun question from an anonymous Kickstarter donor to kick off the morning: What do you think the MMO world would look like if
Medieval Engineers

Medieval Engineers adds multiplayer

Keen Software House has added multiplayer functionality to Medieval Engineers. What's Medieval Engineers? It's the firm's followup to Space Engineers, an...
Dota 2

Dota 2’s International prize pool nearing $6 million

Dota 2's International prize purse is approaching $6 million, thanks to crowdfunding efforts centered around the "Compendium," a virtual level treadmill that rewards...
lol

Portions of the tribunal system are returning to League of Legends this month

Remember Riot's Tribunal? Back in 2011 it was put forth as a possible antidote to toxic player behavior in League of Legends. Three...
Less than heroic.

Singapore-based Garena buys out S2’s Heroes of Newerth MOBA

Heroes of Newerth has a new owner, but Michigan-based Garena subsidiary Frostburn Studios says that the five-year old MOBA's 30 million registered...

Not So Massively: HoN’s fifth anniversary update; Dota 2 rakes in millions of dollars

Heroes of Newerth received a colossal patch this week to celebrate its fifth anniversary, introducing a new intelligence carry hero, a capture the...
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: May 2, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Pathfinder Online made some noise about the future of its settlements feature. Goblinworks CEO Ryan...
Civilization Online

Here’s what Civ Online’s industrial age looks like

XLGAMES and 2K have released some new screenshots of Civilization Online (you know, that Civ title that currently has...

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