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Nexon saw a record 2020 revenue haul thanks to MapleStory and FIFA

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With an emphasis on MapleStory's continuing success and a push into "new markets," Nexon settled out 2020 rather well for itself. Its

Former Riot Games staffer accuses CEO Nicolo Laurent of sexual harassment in new lawsuit

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Another day, another round of bro culture at Riot Games. The latest episode has gone even further up the chain of command, as former...
Whee.

E3 is currently in planning to be a digital-only event this year

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If you were hoping that 2021 would return to hordes of people crammed into convention halls for this year's E3 after last year's...

Terraria cancels its Stadia release after Google openly mishandles the developer’s YouTube account issues

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There's burning bridges and then there's firing a massive orbital strike laser at them. Google has effectively chosen the latter with its handling of...
It goes clicky.

Rumor: EA is debating the future of the beleaguered Anthem Next

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If you thought Anthem Next was in the clear following EA's Andrew Wilson telling investors that he was confident in BioWare in...
Cyberpunk means many things.

CD Projekt Red is the victim of a cyber attack compromising its systems and ransoming its data

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The time since the Cyberpunk 2077 release has not been a good one for CD Projekt Red, and it appears to have gotten...
why does this continue

Epic Games denies rumors that it’s aiming for an IPO

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It's a pretty well-known fact that Epic Games is doing pretty well for itself between the success of Fortnite and the ongoing popularity...

NCsoft Q4 2020: Aion Classic was a huge success, Guild Wars 2 improves on 2019

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NCsoft's Q4 2020 financials are up, and while it was a solid year for the company on the whole, some of its games...

A new version of the long-sunsetted MMORPG Shadowbane has landed on Steam

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Shadowbane has had one of the strangest journeys of an MMORPG over the past two decades. Originally launched in the early 2000s, the...

The Daily Grind: Are lifetime subs in MMOs still worth it in 2021?

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MOP reader Kaz sent us a note over the weekend alerting us that Star Trek Online's lifetime sub just so happens to be...

Make My MMO: Chronicles of Elyria backers lodge lawsuit, Wagadu snags more funding

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This week in MMORPG crowdfunding, the backers of Chronicles of Elyria have officially lodged their class-action lawsuit against Soulbound Studios and Xsolla...
Based star.

Betawatch: Starbase plans to offer an easy build mode

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The tricky thing about games that offer you a lot of freedom when it comes to building is that sometimes it's difficult to figure...

OSRS expands the Isle of Souls and discusses equipment balance as Jagex’s CEO talks about its new owner

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We've got a tale from both sides from the same RuneScape coin -- the gaming side and the business side -- so let's...

Activision-Blizzard Q4 2020: Activision’s revenues are up QoQ and YoY as Blizzard MAUs drop again

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We've simply got to stop meeting like this exactly every three months. Yes, it's time for another round of Activision-Blizzard dissembling in the form...
Take me to iurch (imperial church).

Obituary: ZeniMax Media founder and CEO Robert A. Altman has died

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I'm sorry to report that the founder and CEO of ZeniMax Media, Robert A. Altman, has apparently passed away. He was 74. The...

MMO Business Roundup: Improbable’s defense contracting, Amazon Games’ internal support

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Improbable: Back in January, CNBC did a big story on Improbable, the massive...

Posting record 2020 revenues, EA recommits to the Star Wars franchise that made it $3B

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It's been an EA day today as reactions to the company's Q3 FY21 financial report continue to collect around the industry, largely because...

Siege Survival: Gloria Victis announces an updated prologue demo for the Steam Game Festival

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For those who have been following the development of Siege Survival: Gloria Victis, the standalone survival and resource management game set in the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 307: Blackwood barges into town

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Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online Blackwood, Fallout 76, Star Trek Online, Magic Legends, the GameStop stock thing, and Amazon Game Studios' mess, with adventures in WoW Classic, LOTRO, SWG Legends, and ESO, plus a mailbag topic on questing vs. grinding.
Battleunborn.

Battleborn has officially shut down completely

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We're sorry to inform you that if there were things you still wanted to do in Battleborn, you have missed your chance. Like,...

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