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Oh, there's going to be so much chopping.

Investment firm sees a dark future for WildStar, bright hopes for Guild Wars 2

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Korean investment firm KDB Daewoo Securities is not predicting a rosy future for WildStar, although it still is recommending NCsoft as a "buy" prospect....
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: March 14, 2015

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This week in MMO crowdfunding news, we learned about the Kickstarter for a "MOBA type of combat game" called Descent: Underground. Yes, it's that...

Embezzlement scandal hits NCsoft

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Three NCsoft employees have been caught embezzling funds from one of the company's newer titles, a multiplayer mech shooter named Project HON. The theft, which...

BlizzCon 2015 is coming this November 6 and 7

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Any uncertainty over whether Blizzard was going to throw a convention this year is now over, as the studio announced that BlizzCon 2015 will...
Descent Underground

Star Citizen’s Roberts endorses Crowfall, Descent: Underground

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Star Citizen boss Chris Roberts has taken a moment to endorse a couple of fellow crowdfunded games. He has high praise for Crowfall head...

Director of Design Chris Whiteside leaves Guild Wars 2

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Former Guild Wars 2 Director of Design Chris Whiteside has left ArenaNet to pursue other opportunities. While on a long roadtrip, Whiteside tweeted the news...

PlanetSide 2’s Clint Worley departs Daybreak

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Former PlanetSide 2 Executive Producer Clint Worley has left the team and studio, according to a brief announcement by him on Twitter. It is...

Age of Conan plans blockbuster year while Bylos teases ‘super exciting’ project

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Age of Conan players, don't feel left out; you got a meaty game director letter too. Joel Bylos appeared for his last time in...
Descent Underground

Descent returns… as a MOBA Kickstarter hopeful

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Remember 1995? I don't, mostly because I was either playing Descent or catching matinee screenings of Braveheart. The former is making a comeback of...

Final Fantasy XIV won’t be going F2P any time soon

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Would you love to play Final Fantasy XIV if only it didn't cost per month? According to a new interview with producer Naoki Yoshida,...
You have to be really bad to get kicked out of here, that's the takeaway.

Riot and Blizzard are purportedly good to their employees

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Want to be a game developer? Why?! Don't you know it's all about long hours, low pay, and angry pitchfork-toting man-children who want the...
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: March 7, 2015

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This week in MMO crowdfunding news, a couple of projects went bye-bye. First up was Trials of Ascension, which admitted to Kickstarter defeat and...
Batman

Infinite Crisis is coming to Steam on March 26

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I did a double-take when Turbine announced that Infinite Crisis is launching on Steam later this month. I've been launching it through Steam for...

RIFT players have clocked 45,817 years of gameplay

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There's nothing like a good anniversary to brings out the infographic-making in developers, and so it is with RIFT's fourth birthday. Trion Worlds posted...
When leveling alts was already the plan...

WoW Factor: A self-defeating genre

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Remember when World of Warcraft launched? I sure do. I remember when the game's developers strapped into a helicopter and broke into the building...

Daybreak layoffs totaled 140 in San Diego

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It's been almost a month since Daybreak (formerly SOE) laid off several of its employees following its acquisition by Columbus Nova, but we're only...
Crowfall

Crowfall is raking in the big bucks

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Crowfall's Kickstarter campaign is little more than a week old, but that hasn't stopped the PvP MMO from racking up 10,000-plus backers and over...
Big time.

Gigantic will be published on Windows 10 and Xbox One

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In a news sure to relieve the gamers unsure whether a MOBA would come along specifically designed to work with Windows 10, Motiga has...

Daybreak now has two G.I.R.L. scholarships for 2015

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After this week's Storybricks drama and today's brutal cutbacks of customer service and forum support, the company formerly known as SOE could really use some good...

Schilling says Rhode Islanders don’t know the full story of 38 Studios

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Curt Schilling talks a lot. Or should I say, he writes a lot, as you'll see in his lengthy blog post that covers everything...

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