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Rumor: More high-profile esports figures are leaving Blizzard within the next two weeks

Remember just last week when the commissioner of Overwatch's premiere and eponymous league left his position? That alone was a bit of a...

Make My MMO: Boobs don’t work that way, League of Maidens

A few weeks ago we teased newly announced MMO Eternal Magic for offering a beauty contest "for the girls," which, OK, we all...
If you don't start calling it 'starbae' you're doing it wrong.

Betawatch: Starbase is blasting off into your world

Gosh, every so often you just get a big surprise like Starbase, which came out of nowhere this week to just drop onto the...

Microsoft is bringing more Xbox Game Studios titles to Steam and other platforms

Microsoft seems to be branching out with its game distribution policies, as it announced this week that it will be working to...
Kick it down the road.

Lawful Neutral: Why Josh Hawley’s lockbox regulation Senate bill is dead-on-arrival

There's a special place in my heart for lootboxes and exploitative monetization, and that place is somewhere below the revulsion I feel for Martin...

The Daily Grind: Which sunsetted MMO had the most wasted potential?

Since Bossa's announcement that it's sunsetting Worlds Adrift this summer without even even launching out of early access, there's been an odd reaction...

Massively Overthinking: Tackling the ‘big four MMOs’ meme

Over the last couple of months, there's been a meme floating around the MMORPG subreddit. Someone will ask that the community recommend a game,...
The core here is so hard.

World Health Organization’s gaming disorder classification causes discord within South Korean government

The World Health Organization's recent decision to recognize gaming disorder as a mental health issue in the most recent revision of its International...

Google Play is now requiring mobile games with loot boxes display the probability of getting items

Many can agree that loot boxes are a problem to varying degrees in gaming today, but does knowing the odds of getting something you...

Tamriel Infinium: Massively OP’s guide to The Elder Scrolls Online’s cash shop

Ah, the crown store: the third leg of the business model (along with buy-to-play and subscription) that’s powered The Elder Scrolls Online to...

RIFT just launched a mount datamined back in 2018 – and it’s in a lockbox

RIFT players' eyebrows are sky-high at the moment thanks to the addition of a new random mount in the Regulos Brooding Supply Crate...
Whatever of whatever.

Tencent is apparently giving up on the Western port of Honour of Kings, Arena of Valor

Here's a fun bit of statistical data for you on this Tuesday: Honour of Kings is literally the most successful mobile game in...

Flemish Games Association speaks out against Belgium’s loot box ban

You may recall that last year, the Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) released a report in which it concluded that "the purchase of loot...

Worlds Adrift to close in July with ‘End of the World Party’

Say farewell to grappling hooks, sky piracy, endless exploration, and one promising SpatialOS MMORPG, because Worlds Adrift has announced that it is...

Dauntless attracts over 6 million players in the first week following its official multi-platform launch

It's been only one week since Phoenix Labs' free-to-play monster-hunting MMORPG Dauntless officially launched on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4,...

Overwatch League commissioner jumps ship for Fortnite esports

There's probably not a lot of lines to read in-between here, but then again, the commissioner and founder of Overwatch's premier esports league...

Warframe of Mind: Should Digital Extremes ditch RNG in endgame loot drops?

Here's a question for you: Should a game that eschewed random loot boxes at the request of players use RNG loot drops for rare...

‘Gaming disorder’ has been officially added to the World Health Organization’s ICD-11

The World Health Organization has officially adopted a revision to its International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11) to include "Gaming...

The Daily Grind: Is the esports bubble about to burst?

Last week, Kotaku put up a compelling piece about the online gaming industry's obsession with esports - specifically, how the esports bubble is...
Crafty.

Make My MMO: Playcraft’s Kickstarter ends May 28

This week in MMO crowdfunding, we're turning our eyes back to Playcraft, the MMO in which you build other MMOs. Its Kickstarter...

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