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Riot is trying to divert its employees’ gender-discrimination lawsuit to arbitration

Hoo boy. Just when it was starting to look like the seemingly interminable saga of Riot's sexual harassment and gender discrimination scandal couldn't...
Blessed not be.

Betawatch: Bless Unleashed enters beta testing on the Xbox One

If you own an Xbox One and would like Bless Online Without Quite So Much Bless Online In It, you're in luck! Bless Unleashed is...

Apex Legends devs discuss season 2, content cadence, and avoiding development crunch

Although the frankly obscene amount of hype that surrounded Apex Legends in the weeks following its launch earlier this year has subsided to...
Oh, cool.

Cox Communications is rolling out a new Elite Gamer ‘fast lane’ internet connection

Who wants to pay more for your internet connection to make sure you can play games on it? Because that's what Cox Communications...

Amid crunch allegations and another dance lawsuit, Epic Games challenges Steam to buff developer payouts

The conflict between Steam and its newest challenger, the Epic Games Store, has thus far been a Cold War of sorts, but the other...

PUBG Corp. is suing over the Chinese term for Chicken Dinner as Update 28 goes live

PUBG Corp. is back in court, and this time it's suing not another game company or clone but the Chinese bureaucracy itself. As MMO...

SWTOR’s James Ohlen is heading up a new Wizards of the Coast game studio working on a new IP

I guess James Ohlen isn't totally out of game dev quite yet. After announcing his retirement in July of 2018 and then...

CCP Games withdraws all accusations against EVE Online CSM member it banned for supposed leaks

At the beginning of April, we covered the latest scandal to rock MMORPG EVE Online, as studio CCP Games rather publicly removed a...

Another crunch-ridden game studio exposed: This time it’s Fortnite’s Epic Games

"Crunch" was surely the gaming industry word of the year in 2018, thanks to a massive backlash over horrible working conditions at some...

World of Warships and metal band Sabaton make over-the-top music video for the Bismarck

Wargaming has never been subtle in its advertising and promotions. It also prides itself in the historical accuracy of its vehicles in its...
Hooray, I actually do exist!

Massively OP Podcast Episode 218: A pretty darn good week

Justin and Bree discuss City of Heroes, Atlas Reactor, Peria Chronicles, Torchlight Frontiers, Caravan Stories, Villagers & Heroes, and Star Trek Online.
But seriously, what's Damien's deal this week?

SuperData March 2019: The Division 2’s strong entry and the dominance of battle royale

Were you worried about the success of The Division 2? Maybe don't be. Ubisoft's big multiplayer sequel entered Superdata's global gaming revenue...

Pirates of the Burning Sea’s new owners aim to revitalize the game after rescuing it from certain doom

City of Heroes' resurrection and preservation efforts are big news this month, but we've covered similar stories about playerbases rescuing video games from...
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MMO Business Roundup: Apex Legends’ Twitch decline, PUBG’s funding, and crappy gaming myths

Welcome back to another roundup of smaller business stories affecting the MMO industry and orbiting genres. It's not just your imagination: Apex Legends...

China reveals new regulatory system for online video games after more than a year of confusion

For the last year and change, we watched in slowly dawning horror during China's big game "freeze," when bureaucrats shut down avenues for...

1998’s Lineage finally adopts free-to-play in Korea

It's one of the oldest continually running graphical MMORPGs -- and also one of the last free-to-play holdouts in the industry. That last part...
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The Daily Grind: Which MMO in 2019 offers the best content for healers?

A few weeks ago, there was a neat post on the MMORPG subreddit about healing. Author Rapthorne Lightweaver points out that "the industry...

Make My MMO: City of Titans’ enemy mob design, Oath’s Kickstarter, and Star Citizen 3.5

This week in MMO crowdfunding, it's been superhero insanity, and I don't even mean City of Heroes. We got updates from Ship...

A new medical research paper attempts to set health guidelines for collegiate esports players

One of the refrains bleated by those who dislike esports is that competitors are not "real" athletes. This appears to be a similar idea...

Daybreak’s Z1 Battle Royale is sunsetting its South American servers, canceling Showdown event

April's been a rough month for fans of Z1 Battle Royale, the PC version of H1Z1. Developer NantG laid off a...

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