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You have to be really bad to get kicked out of here, that's the takeaway.

Riot and Blizzard are purportedly good to their employees

Want to be a game developer? Why?! Don't you know it's all about long hours, low pay, and angry pitchfork-toting man-children who want the...
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: March 7, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, a couple of projects went bye-bye. First up was Trials of Ascension, which admitted to Kickstarter defeat...
Batman

Infinite Crisis is coming to Steam on March 26

I did a double-take when Turbine announced that Infinite Crisis is launching on Steam later this month. I've been launching it through...

RIFT players have clocked 45,817 years of gameplay

There's nothing like a good anniversary to brings out the infographic-making in developers, and so it is with RIFT's fourth birthday. Trion...
When leveling alts was already the plan...

WoW Factor: A self-defeating genre

Remember when World of Warcraft launched? I sure do. I remember when the game's developers strapped into a helicopter and broke into the...

Daybreak layoffs totaled 140 in San Diego

It's been almost a month since Daybreak (formerly SOE) laid off several of its employees following its acquisition by Columbus Nova, but...
Crowfall

Crowfall is raking in the big bucks

Crowfall's Kickstarter campaign is little more than a week old, but that hasn't stopped the PvP MMO from racking up 10,000-plus backers and...
Big time.

Gigantic will be published on Windows 10 and Xbox One

In a news sure to relieve the gamers unsure whether a MOBA would come along specifically designed to work with Windows 10, Motiga...

Daybreak now has two G.I.R.L. scholarships for 2015

After this week's Storybricks drama and today's brutal cutbacks of customer service and forum support, the company formerly known as SOE could really...

Schilling says Rhode Islanders don’t know the full story of 38 Studios

Curt Schilling talks a lot. Or should I say, he writes a lot, as you'll see in his lengthy blog post that...

Daybreak constricts gamemasters in EQ and EQII

A Massively Overpowered reader named Nick recently alerted us to a new EverQuest II customer support policy he'd been sent in-game in response...
Sometimes it kind of works out this way.

Braben: Elite won’t be ‘dumbed down’ for consoles

Are you tired of the eternal console vs. PC culture war? Yeah, me too. Thankfully Elite: Dangerous won't be partaking of that foolishness,...

Funcom’s financials improved in Q4 2014 but are down year-over-year

So do you want the good news or the bad news when it comes to Funcom's financials? The good news is that...

Indie Harry Potter MMO slapped with cease and desist

Let this be an important lesson to any would-be game designers: If you try to make a game based on a very well-known IP...

Nexon, Smilegate top eastern revenue charts

Last year was a very good year indeed for Nexon, which made $393M in revenue in 2014. However, Smilegate clambered up to...

NCsoft’s games are going free-to-play in Japan

NCsoft games are shedding their subscription requirements -- at least in Japan. MMO Culture is reporting that between March and April, NCsoft...

Project Morpheus signals Sony’s entrance into the VR arms race

The Oculus Rift won't be the only gaming headset that people will be talking about in the near future. Sony announced this week...
Elite Dangerous

Elite: Dangerous is coming to the Xbox One in 2015

Elite: Dangerous is coming to the Xbox One, according to a new teaser that was released at GDC this week. There's no firm...

Former LOTRO employee dishes out behind-the-scenes secrets

There's always more to every story than is often told, which is why it's fascinating to come across accounts like this one by...

Storybricks has closed down

It's been but a week and a half since we heard official word that Daybreak Game Company was cutting ties with

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