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Blizzard and Bethsoft donate for racial justice, Riot parts ways with troubling exec, and Raph Koster writes a song

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We've got a few more gaming-related Black Lives Matter stories to share this morning. Riot Games: First up, yesterday we reported that Riot Games was...

MMO Business Roundup: Paradox signs union agreement, shareholders slam Activision-Blizzard

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Welcome back to another quickie roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent gaming industry business news. Activision-Blizzard is under fire yet again for its corporate management, this...

Gaming events and patches are delayed, games taken offline to support Black Lives Matter protests

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The PC Gaming Show that was scheduled for Saturday has been postponed a week, PC Gamer announced last night. It'll run June 13th instead,...

GeForce NOW lets game publishers opt-in, Guild Wars 2 and Albion Online decide to opt-out

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The stumble-stepped release of Nvidia's cloud-based games service GeForce NOW is having another wobbling point. Nvidia has elected to let game developers and publishers...

Nexon Q1 2020 financials: COVID-19’s economic damage caused ‘no significant disruption’

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How is Nexon faring after the 2019 year that saw the company’s owners give up on a sale and instead begin slashing teams and...
I blew things up!

EA delivers solid Q1 2020, YOY revenue increases, and a promise of game upgrades for next-gen consoles

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Activision-Blizzard beat revenue expectations for the first quarter of 2020, so it won't surprise anyone to learn that EA did too. But while revenue...
No expression.

ActiBlizz Q1 2020: Blizzard MAUs flat at 32M, but revenue jumps ahead of Shadowlands, launching Q4

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It won't surprise you, given the current global health crisis, that a large portion of Activision-Blizzard's first quarter revenue report and conference call focused...
I'm an excellent fighter.

Global Chat: The problem with being bad in MMOs

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Have you ever felt weirdly reluctant to go the full "dark side" in a video game that offers morality meters? MMO blogger Yeebo Fernbottom...

COVID-19 Roundup: EVE Online’s huge influx of newbies, live Gamescom is probably toast

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Welcome back to another roundup of how MMOs and the gaming industry are faring and fronting during the COVID-19 pandemic. First up: CCP's Hilmar Pétursson...
Of course 400 million people can be wrong. it just means they have a wider range of collective error.

Call of Duty wins a ‘first amendment’ lawsuit, Tencent sues cloud company for hosting its games

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Ready for some litigious gaming news? Sure you are. In part the first, we look towards vehicle manufacturer AM General and its 2017 lawsuit against...

COVID-19 roundup: #PlayApartTogether, Blade & Soul perks, and Twitch Aid’s $2.7M charity raise

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of pandemic-related MMO and gaming news. We'll start with the big one: The World Health Organization, which made...
Hello? I'm here because someone called? Something about duty?

Call of Duty: Warzone scored 15 million players in its first four days of operation

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Hey, when the timing is right, the timing is just right. Call of Duty: Warzone is the battle royale free-to-play spinoff of the Call...

Global Chat: Don’t mess with my GeForce Now

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The titanic struggle going on right now between cloud-based game streaming platform GeForce Now and studios who are pulling their titles from it is...
Bang bang.

Call of Duty: Warzone launches to day one numbers greater than Apex Legends’

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Those people who like their military shooty-shoots and also like their battle royale games got something of a treat when Call of Duty: Warzone launched...
In a world of human wreckage.

Blizzard roundup: Michael Chu leaves Overwatch, Acti-Blizz gets a new COO, and WoW Classic drops a banhammer

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Blizzard's been on a tear this week with staffing shifts and patches and cancellations, so let's dig in. First, probably the saddest part of...

Leaks suggest Call of Duty battle royale called Warzone is on the way [Update: It’s official now]

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Update: The game's been confirmed now; we've updated at the end. Just in case you thought the battle royale craze was on its way out,...

Massively Uplifting: DragonCon announces official charity, more studios support Australian wildfire relief

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This past month has been filled with its share of dark news, not the least of which is the coronavirus that is plaguing the...
Hooray, no shouting LFG for hours, that's enticing.

EA becomes the latest studio to back out of a con over coronavirus concerns

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This week's Boston-based PAX East has already felt the effects of multiple companies, from Sony to Square Enix, backing out over coronavirus fears -...
Someone called us? Something about some duty?

Activision is trying to locate its Call of Duty leaker via Reddit subpoenas

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Yes, that headline is true. Activision is attempting to track down the mysterious person who leaked the cover art of the next Call of Duty...

Bethesda Softworks has also pulled its games from GeForce NOW

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It would appear that the GeForce Now games streaming service has lost another big publisher's support. A very brief post on the GeForce Now...

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