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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...

The Soapbox: Has F2P worked for SOE?

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The MassivelyOP staff was discussing the SOE Daybreak armageddon recently, and given the total absence of public data relating to who or what was...

PlanetSide 2 Creative Director Matt Higby resigns from his post

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EverQuest Next might be safe according to the head honcho of Daybreak, but PlanetSide 2 is in for a rocky time: PS2 Creative Director Matt...

Daybreak’s John Smedley: EverQuest Next is going to be ‘more than ok’

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Worried about this week's mass firings of Daybreak employees and wondering what might happen to both Landmark and EverQuest Next? The studio has a...
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Elder Scrolls’ road ahead is paved with virtual currency

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Elder Scrolls Online game director Matt Firor has posted a lengthy Road Ahead update on the game's website. He touches on loyalty rewards (including...
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Nexon pressures NCsoft as largest shareholder

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While Nexon and NCsoft may be competing developers in the MMO space, business has made strange and hostile bedfellows of both. After purchasing enough shares...
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Former PS2 producer: ‘Don’t hate on Daybreak’

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After yesterday's news it's understandable that fans of Daybreak Games' software lineup might be somewhere between nervous and upset. Former PlanetSide 2 producer David...

The Soapbox: Facing an industry of change

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Right now I believe that we are on a threshold of change in the MMO industry, and it feels a little uncertain and a...

Listen to a Star Wars Galaxies and Earth & Beyond ‘post-mortem’

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If you're looking for a blast to the past of science fiction MMOs, then clear your schedule for an hour of enlightening talk by...

Star Trek Online changes executive producers

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Star Trek Online has a new captain helming its ship, as Stephen D'Angelo has stepped down as executive producer and long-time STO dev Stephen...
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Daybreak layoffs hit Landmark, EverQuest Next, H1Z1, more

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Well, here's a news post I didn't want to write. SOE Daybreak Games has laid off popular Global Community Relations lead Linda Carlson as...

NCsoft financials paint a grim picture for WildStar

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The good news for fans of NCsoft's game catalogue is that the company as a whole is doing well. The most recent earnings report...

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