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Allods Online is shutting down in China

So long, Allods Online; you will be remembered. The Russian-made fantasy MMO is shutting down... in China. The English servers are still...
I am still proud of myself for this screenshot.

Perfect World Entertainment hit with potentially massive layoffs

Layoffs have hit Perfect World Entertainment. It was first rumored in a tweet by Ben PerLee, who had previously worked as PR for...
Perfect World

PSA: Perfect World is closing its wallet system on March 17

Perfect World wants to remind you that it will be shutting down its wallet system on Tuesday, March 17th. If you still...

Hawken snapped up by Reloaded Games

After languishing in limbo for the better part of a year, mech shooter Hawken will apparently be returning, thanks to a deal with...
Oh, there's going to be so much chopping.

Investment firm sees a dark future for WildStar, bright hopes for Guild Wars 2

Korean investment firm KDB Daewoo Securities is not predicting a rosy future for WildStar, although it still is recommending NCsoft as a...
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: March 14, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, we learned about the Kickstarter for a "MOBA type of combat game" called Descent: Underground. Yes, it's...

Embezzlement scandal hits NCsoft

Three NCsoft employees have been caught embezzling funds from one of the company's newer titles, a multiplayer mech shooter named Project...

BlizzCon 2015 is coming this November 6 and 7

Any uncertainty over whether Blizzard was going to throw a convention this year is now over, as the studio announced that BlizzCon...
Descent Underground

Star Citizen’s Roberts endorses Crowfall, Descent: Underground

Star Citizen boss Chris Roberts has taken a moment to endorse a couple of fellow crowdfunded games. He has high praise for...

Director of Design Chris Whiteside leaves Guild Wars 2

Former Guild Wars 2 Director of Design Chris Whiteside has left ArenaNet to pursue other opportunities. While on a long roadtrip, Whiteside...

PlanetSide 2’s Clint Worley departs Daybreak

Former PlanetSide 2 Executive Producer Clint Worley has left the team and studio, according to a brief announcement by him on Twitter. It...

Age of Conan plans blockbuster year while Bylos teases ‘super exciting’ project

Age of Conan players, don't feel left out; you got a meaty game director letter too. Joel Bylos appeared for his...
Descent Underground

Descent returns… as a MOBA Kickstarter hopeful

Remember 1995? I don't, mostly because I was either playing Descent or catching matinee screenings of Braveheart. The former is making a comeback...

Final Fantasy XIV won’t be going F2P any time soon

Would you love to play Final Fantasy XIV if only it didn't cost per month? According to a new interview with producer
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...

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