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Bethsoft has delayed Elder Scrolls Blades into 2019

Fans of the Elder Scrolls franchise (and Elder Scrolls Online specifically in our neck of the woods) have been in a state of...

Project Nova’s alpha is postponed indefinitely as CCP Games heads back to the drawing board

CCP Games has put the brakes on Project Nova, according to a message plastered on the company website today. The game isn't...
This is my surprised face.

No, private World of Warcraft servers aren’t shutting down for World of Warcraft: Classic

So remember how a whole lot of private World of Warcraft servers justified their operation by claiming that the real reason they were operating was...

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Stewart Chisam makes sense of the studio split, hints at new game

You've heard of Simon Says? At Hi-Rez Expo I played Stew Says, but in this game I try to get Stew Chisam, President...

Rockstar partners with fashion label for Red Dead Redemption 2-inspired fashion line

If the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 (and as of this week, Red Dead Online) has you wanting a little more...

The Daily Grind: Must MMOs keep moving or die?

Bhagpuss over on the MMO blog Inventory Full put up a piece earlier this month about EverQuest II - specifically about MMO...
Pssssssst

Perfect World Entertainment confirms Steam China deal

Earlier this year, we reported on the surprise announcement that Perfect World Entertainment was in talks with Valve to bring Steam into China....
Yes, this assuages my nervousness, you bet.

Smed vows he’ll someday make a game akin to EverQuest Next

Earlier this week on the podcast, Justin and I were joking around about how one of our favorite fun things to write about...
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Vague Patch Notes: Having fun in an MMO doesn’t actually mean it’s any good

It appears that Fallout 76 has become the latest in a long line of games that launched too early with ill-defined goals, trying to...

Path of Exile delays PS4 launch from December 2018 to February 2019

Ah heck. If you were hoping to be roaming around Path of Exile on your PS4 by Christmas, best stick a pin in...
But on a phone. A phone.

Kakao is set to publish mobile spin-off TERA Frontier

We're just speculating, but it's possible you guys all have phones. So perhaps you'd like a version of TERA to bring along on your...
Ex Machina

MMO Business Roundup: Chinese vs Western gamers, devs against Brexit, and lockboxes as gambling in Australia

Welcome back to another quick trip through some of this week's gaming business tidbits. Profiling Chinese gamers Quantic Foundry, the Nick Yee research firm...
Answer a question, Todd.

Fallout 76 fans are livid over what they call a collectors edition ‘bait-and-switch’

Bethsoft just can't catch a break with Fallout 76, can it. Players across social media are bemoaning an apparent switcharoo in the Fallout 76...

So-called gaming addiction and Fortnite myopia aren’t just a problem for The Children

If you're over that whole lockbox politics thing, you can always fall back on the moral panic that's gripping parents and teachers instead: video...

Shroud of the Avatar studio Portalarium confirms it’s taken over European publishing from Travian

Back in October, we briefly covered the news that Travian Games, Shroud of the Avatar's European publisher since 2017, appeared to
It's sort of like progress.

World of Warcraft on stumbling into a woman-dominated cast for Battle for Azeroth

If you hadn't noticed, the cast of this particular World of Warcraft expansion is pretty heavy on the leading ladies. Sylvanas, Jaina, Talanji...

The FTC commits to investigating video game lootboxes following US Senate subcommittee hearing

Readers following the long-running lootbox/lockbox debate will recall that back in February of this year, New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan, who sits on...

SuperData says RDR2, Fortnite, and IAP propelled record Black Friday weekend sales

So, how many yachts did you guys buy for the EA and Rockstar execs over the holiday buying weekend? SuperData has a rough...
Why are you supporting this?

Fortnite now has 200 million registered users

To get the obvious fact out of the way, yes, the latest Fortnite milestone is counting only how many registered users the game has...

There might just be a class action lawsuit over Fallout 76 refunds

If you're having fun in Fallout 76, awesome - our own Fallout fanboy certainly found some positives in the game - but...

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