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Academics argue WHO’s ‘gaming disorder’ classification could cost South Korea billions

Over the last couple of years, we've been covering the science behind gaming addiction and more specifically the World Health Organization's attempt to insert...

Academics argue WHO’s ‘gaming disorder’ is arbitrary, criticize lack of evidentiary transparency

Researchers and self-regulatory bodies are continuing their denouncement of the World Health Organization's plan to classify "gaming addiction" as a "gaming disorder." The...

Academics debate WHO ‘gaming disorder’ classification and global political implications

Remember how the World Health Organization is angling to classify gaming addiction as a "gaming disorder"? Researchers and self-regulatory bodies have been pushing back...

No, exploitative gacha mechanics are not a good idea for western devs

We've been talking about exploitative gacha games and related business models on Massively OP for a long time, most recently and notably in...

Marvel Heroes super jumps over to South Korea

Marvel Heroes has gone live today... in South Korea. Gazillion announced this morning that it's teamed up with Taiwanese cloud-gaming tech firm Ubitus,...

Wizardry Online to sunset in Japan

Hardcore perma-death MMORPG Wizardry Online just can't catch a break: MMO Culture reports today that the game is shutting down in Japan,...
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Leaderboard: Are you playing Blade & Soul?

Blade & Soul formally launches in the west next week, with its headstart period for preorder buyers opening up today. MMORPG players...

The Daily Grind: Would you try a pay-per-hour MMO model?

Massively OP Kickstarter donor SoMuchMass offers an intriguing business model question for your consideration in this morning's Daily Grind: Would a pay-by-hour model work as a...

Nexon, Smilegate top eastern revenue charts

Last year was a very good year indeed for Nexon, which made $393M in revenue in 2014. However, Smilegate clambered up to...

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