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Shooty tooty.

GeForce NOW adds Guild Wars 2 and Destiny 2 to its streaming lineup

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Feeling the urge to take on some new streaming MMOs via GeForce NOW? Good news: The cloud gaming service has just added 13 titles...

EG7 Q2 2022: Daybreak’s Jason Epstein is now chairman of the board

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Remember a year ago when the Enad Global 7 board ousted CEO and co-founder Robin Flodin and replaced him - temporarily and in an...

Elder Scrolls Online’s Rich Lambert admits to ‘some’ crunch at the studio

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An interview with ZeniMax Online Studio's Rich Lambert has regrettably confirmed that there is indeed some crunch that occurs while developing and updating Elder...

CCP Games is hunting for veteran DUST 514 players to test its next EVE universe FPS

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If you're hankering to take peek at CCP Games' next big thing - and yes it's another attempt at an EVE Online-universe shooter -...
Sorny.

Sony hit with $5.9B UK class action lawsuit alleging PlayStation’s store overcharged people for games

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It would appear that consumers of the Sony PlayStation in the UK are feeling ripped off by the console's digital storefront. A £5B class...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 386: Lord of Lord of the Rings Online

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Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO's mini-expansion and IP rights, Dual Universe, Mad World, Wrath Classic's prepatch, Alganon's return, and Guild Wars 2's Steam launch, with adventures in LOTRO, CoH, SWGL, and RIFT, plus a mailbag question on Ultima Online New Legacy.

XLGames ties down another ArcheAge trademark, this time for ArcheAge WAR

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XLGames' ArcheAge is once again pinging the trademark radar, with Redditors reporting yet another new filing made by the developer last week for something...

Tencent lays off over 5000 workers following Q2 revenue decline

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Chinese gaming giant Tencent has developed a gap in its business armor: The company's second quarter earnings report has posted a decline in quarterly...
And a real universe.

Betawatch: Dual Universe is finally launching next month

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I know, I know, this column is called "Betawatch" and not "Launchwatch." That one isn't a thing. But it's still notable that after six...

In-development play-to-earn racing game Torque Drift 2 earns a MegaGrant from Epic Games

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Epic Games is apparently about as careful and selective of tossing out its money to developers as Nintendo is with applying its Seal of...
THE BOX OF LOCKS

Singapore creates a government body to regulate lootboxes, citing a blurred line between gambling and gaming

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The government of Singapore is becoming another country that's less friendly to the monetization practice of lootboxes thanks to the formation of a new...
Take a walk on the already-done-this side.

Judge denies Activision-Blizzard’s attempt to toss California discrimination lawsuit

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I'm sorry to ruin your Friday afternoon with another update on the year-long Blizzard scandal, but it must be done, as Activision-Blizzard has lost...

Massively Overthinking: The real-world value of MMOs

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A while back on the MMORPG subreddit, there was a wildly contentious - one might even say transparently provocative - thread declaring that "f...

Lord of the Rings Online’s next two zones leak as Embracer buys up rights to the LOTR franchise

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There's a big announcement on the horizon for Lord of the Rings Online -- but it may have just been leaked from the game's...
DO YOU NOT LOVE US?!

CWA accuses Activision-Blizzard of spying on workers and threatening to shut down labor discussions

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The Communications Workers of America, the parent union where Raven's QA workers' union falls under, continues to keep a spotlight on Activision-Blizzard's ongoing attempts...
I'm definitely an elf!

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that took aim at World of Warcraft

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The fact that we currently have a Big Five in the MMO space is a big change from not so long ago, when the...
Skeletons vs. tigers is an underappreciated genre.

Alganon’s website is back as Derek Smart explains the relaunch is coming very soon

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Those who had long doubted if Alganon was ever coming back are now invited to eat crow, as it has... a website once again!...
Drig-drag.

Rumor: WoW Dragonflight launch date and Diablo IV pre-purchase event possibly leaked

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A purported internal memo at Blizzard is making the rounds on the internet this week thanks to certain specific dates for World of Warcraft's...

China’s restrictions on game time sees a drop in minors’ gaming engagement in the country

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Last year, the Chinese government tightened the screws on minors' gaming access, limiting play time to only three hours a week at specific times...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 385: Dungeons & Delays

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Justin and Bree discuss NCsoft, Aion 2, Guild Wars 2, Throne & Liberty, Nightingale, Path of Exile 2, and DDO, with adventures in SWG Legends, LOTRO, and RIFT, plus mailbag topics on playable pandas and MMO housekeeping.

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