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Not So Massively: LoL’s streaming controversy, Star Citizen’s mining, and Diablo III’s microtransactions

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The League of Legends community is in an uproar this week over a dispute regarding who owns the gameplay in a League of Legends...
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Microtransactions on tap for Diablo III, but not in the US or EU

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Blizzard is likely adding microtransactions to Diablo III. The proposed funny money and its associated features won't be coming to European or American versions...
Yes, yes it is.

EverQuest Next may not be F2P

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SOE Daybreak has been all about "F2P your way" for a couple of years now, but comments by EverQuest Next senior producer Terry Michaels and...

WoW and Destiny topped media mentions in 2014

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This will probably not come as a shock to you, but a lot of press was talking about World of Warcraft and Destiny last...

EverQuest Next severs ties with Storybricks

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Daybreak continues to trim its asset portfolio, as the former SOE studio has cut loose artificial intelligence software company Storybricks from the EverQuest Next...

Trials of Ascension attempts another Kickstarter campaign

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Permadeath, corpse looting, and no mini-map: Will this be tempting enough to get the community on board with donations? Trials of Ascension hopes so,...

Working As Intended: ‘Multiplex monotony’ and the death of the mid-budget MMORPG

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Back in December, film editor and author Jason Bailey wrote a piece on Flavorwire called How the Death of Mid-Budget Cinema Left a Generation...

Defiance switches up leads while ArcheAge and RIFT elaborate on game worlds

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Trick Dempsey is out as Defiance's creative lead, but he's pleased to pass the project on to his successor: Carble Cheung. Cheung has been...

Old School RuneScape releases permanent F2P servers

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Originally released back in 2001 when the MMO genre was in its infancy, browser MMO RuneScape has endured through over a decade of development...
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The Daily Grind: Are you optimistic about WildStar’s future?

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I'm sure this won't serve as a grand surprise to anyone reading this, but I've been thinking a lot about the future of WildStar...

EVE Online tests potentially revolutionary tutorial replacement

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Throughout its over 10-year life span, EVE Online has always been regarded as having an insane learning curve. New players are dropped into the...

Trion Worlds weathers DDoS assault

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If you've been having a hard time logging into one of Trion Worlds' games today, you can thank DDoS instigators for that. On both the...

World of Tanks takes aim at Xbox One

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World of Tanks may prove to be one of the most unstoppable online gaming invasions of the past five years, as the WWII sim...

Leaderboard: Which Daybreak MMO is most vulnerable?

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Are you over the Daybreak Game Company layoffs shock yet? Nope, neither am I. But my shock is compounded by dread over the fate of the...
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Pantheon devs want your feedback

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The Pantheon dev team has turned the tables on its fanbase in a new community Q&A. Developers -- including Chief Creative Officer Brad McQuaid,...

NCsoft buys Netmarble stock to block hostile takeover by Nexon

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How do you prevent a hostile takeover? In NCsoft's case, you buy something. Specifically, you buy a large portion of shares from Netmarble while...

MOBAs dominate Raptr’s January rankings as WoW playtime falls

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According to a Raptr press release posted today, MOBA League of Legends dominated the service's January rankings with just under 20% of total playtime...
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Former Guild Wars 2 writer becomes Bungie’s ‘loremaster’

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Former ArenaNet writer John Ryan is now Bungie's "editor/loremaster," according to his Twitter account. Ryan started at ANet in 2010 and worked on Guild...
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Daybreak teams reassure MMO players, deflect DDoS attacks

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More assurances are coming your way from Daybreak Games, this time from reps of each of the studio's games. "Absolutely nothing" has changed, according to...

The EFF wants to exempt some emulated game servers from copyright laws

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How many times have you dusted off an old game you used to love to play online, only to find that the official servers...

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