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Betawatch: Anthem weathers tester phase as public demo kicks off

The first demo forĀ Anthem had certain problems because launch day on any sort of online game always does, as we've all no...
Good thing this isn't ever predatory or awful in the real world and thus should totally be brought over, huh?

Legends of Aria pulls controversial item from in-game store as dungeon patch and anti-gank spell go live

This week we've been covering the unfolding concern over Legends of Aria's newly instituted in-game store, specifically the release of a power...
Oh great.

That ancient ArcheAge consumer lawsuit against Trion reveals possible rebrand

Over the last couple of years, we've been covering a player-led lawsuit against Trion Worlds. Back in 2015, three gamers alleged that Trion...

Fallout 76 is now a gift with controller purchase in Germany as duping crackdown hits legit crafters. I am so tired.

Last week, we ran a poll on Fallout 76 that picked up on rumors that stores across the globe, from the UK to...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever been to a concert in an MMO?

Slightly embarrassing story time: One of my favorite things to do in classic Star Wars Galaxies was sing. Yes, musicians and dancers were...

Massively Overthinking: The boring MMO development between bookends of hype

If you watch MMOs being developed for long enough, one truth becomes evident: It's kinda boring. I started thinking a bit about this last week...
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MMO Business Roundup: Netmarble’s Nexon bid, Warframe’s owners, PC H1Z1, and the Fortnite kid who saved us from Facetime

Welcome back to another roundup of the business of business in the MMO and multiplayer world! Among the multiple companies apparently considering serious...

Escape from Tarkov devs apparently abused DMCA to target more than one YouTube critic

Back in December, we covered trouble brewing in the Escape From Tarkov community, as Russian developer Battlestate stood accused of abusing DMCA takedowns...

Vague Patch Notes: How to recognize MMO lies from quite a long way away

One of the most consistently weird elements of covering MMOs is that there's a very simple and yet incredibly odd metric of knowing if...

Legends of Aria players grumble over perceived pay-to-win items in new cash shop

Yesterday, Legends of Aria players were startled to see the new cash-shop in the early access version of the game. Upsetting players...

Dauntless details how account migration to the Epic Games Store will work

Back in December, Phoenix Labs announced that it was working with Epic and the Epic Games Store to release Dauntless on the store...
Even-handed.

Perfect Ten: MMO arguments we need to put down

You know what I hate? No, not just botting. No, not people with more cash to spend on game development than sense about whether...

Kakao is apparently considering a bid for Nexon as sale process heats up

Over January, we've been covering the future of Nexon, whose controlling owner, Kim Jung-ju, is aiming to sell his nearly 99% stake...

Guild Wars 2 compensates those suspended unjustly in 2018 spyware cheater purge thanks to victim’s GDPR sleuthing

Last April, the Guild Wars 2 community was shaken by the news that over 1500 players had been suspended from the game after...

Jagex reassures players that it’s business as usual for RuneScape as possible sale looms

Last week, we covered the disturbing news that RuneScape developer Jagex was being put up for sale by the Chinese holding company that...

EA cuts sale of FIFA currency in Belgium in ongoing lootbox legal conflict

Remember back in 2018 when Belgium cracked down on gambleboxes in video games, zeroing in on Overwatch, FIFA 18, and CSGO and
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Leaderboard: Where do you stand on the Epic Games Store (and proposed boycott)?

It's a day that ends in Y, so of course there's trouble on Reddit. The PC gaming sub today has a massive thread...

There’s another investor suit mounting against Activision, this one alleging fraud in Bungie split

The controversy over the sudden split between Destiny 2 developer Bungie and longtime publishing partner Activision continues with the announcement that...
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Fortnite changes its PvE lockboxes to be more transparent

Do you keep forgetting that Fortnite has a PvE Save the World mode? Don't worry if that's the case -- the entire globe...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best example of wasted aesthetics in an MMO?

If you somehow missed our award for meme of year, now's a good time to trot it back out because it could so...

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