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World of Tanks takes aim at Xbox One

World of Tanks may prove to be one of the most unstoppable online gaming invasions of the past five years, as the WWII...

Leaderboard: Which Daybreak MMO is most vulnerable?

Are you over the Daybreak Game Company layoffs shock yet? Nope, neither am I. But my shock is compounded by dread over the fate of...
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Pantheon devs want your feedback

The Pantheon dev team has turned the tables on its fanbase in a new community Q&A. Developers -- including Chief Creative Officer...

NCsoft buys Netmarble stock to block hostile takeover by Nexon

How do you prevent a hostile takeover? In NCsoft's case, you buy something. Specifically, you buy a large portion of shares from...

MOBAs dominate Raptr’s January rankings as WoW playtime falls

According to a Raptr press release posted today, MOBA League of Legends dominated the service's January rankings with just under 20% of total...
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Former Guild Wars 2 writer becomes Bungie’s ‘loremaster’

Former ArenaNet writer John Ryan is now Bungie's "editor/loremaster," according to his Twitter account. Ryan started at ANet in 2010...
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Daybreak teams reassure MMO players, deflect DDoS attacks

More assurances are coming your way from Daybreak Games, this time from reps of each of the studio's games. "Absolutely nothing" has changed, according...

The EFF wants to exempt some emulated game servers from copyright laws

How many times have you dusted off an old game you used to love to play online, only to find that the official servers...

The Soapbox: Has F2P worked for SOE?

The MassivelyOP staff was discussing the SOE Daybreak armageddon recently, and given the total absence of public data relating to who or what...

PlanetSide 2 Creative Director Matt Higby resigns from his post

EverQuest Next might be safe according to the head honcho of Daybreak, but PlanetSide 2 is in for a rocky time:...

Daybreak’s John Smedley: EverQuest Next is going to be ‘more than ok’

Worried about this week's mass firings of Daybreak employees and wondering what might happen to both Landmark and EverQuest Next?...
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Elder Scrolls’ road ahead is paved with virtual currency

Elder Scrolls Online game director Matt Firor has posted a lengthy Road Ahead update on the game's website. He touches on...
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Nexon pressures NCsoft as largest shareholder

While Nexon and NCsoft may be competing developers in the MMO space, business has made strange and hostile bedfellows of both. After purchasing...
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Former PS2 producer: ‘Don’t hate on Daybreak’

After yesterday's news it's understandable that fans of Daybreak Games' software lineup might be somewhere between nervous and upset. Former PlanetSide...

The Soapbox: Facing an industry of change

Right now I believe that we are on a threshold of change in the MMO industry, and it feels a little uncertain and a...

Listen to a Star Wars Galaxies and Earth & Beyond ‘post-mortem’

If you're looking for a blast to the past of science fiction MMOs, then clear your schedule for an hour of enlightening talk by...

Star Trek Online changes executive producers

Star Trek Online has a new captain helming its ship, as Stephen D'Angelo has stepped down as executive producer and long-time STO...
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Daybreak layoffs hit Landmark, EverQuest Next, H1Z1, more

Well, here's a news post I didn't want to write. SOE Daybreak Games has laid off popular Global Community Relations lead Linda...

NCsoft financials paint a grim picture for WildStar

The good news for fans of NCsoft's game catalogue is that the company as a whole is doing well. The most recent earnings...

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