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Fortnite and Nike’s Jumpman brand team up for a new LTM

I never would have thought to stir Fortnite and a brand of footwear together, but then again I also never would have thought...

The Survivalist: What ever happened to the smaller survival sandbox MMOs?

With big name survival games getting ignored developmentally, you have to wonder what's been going on with the smaller titles. After all, we've got...

Assassins killed Fortnite’s puppy so it created a John Wick-themed event

Anything goes with the Fortnite narrative at this point, so why shouldn't John Wick show up? His house has been on the island...

Apex Legends irons out server issues and hit-registration bugs, makes plans to punish piggy-backers

Respawn Entertainment's surprise-hit battle-royale title Apex Legends has long been grappling with some particularly annoying (and persistent) server issues that have been...

LOTRO Legendarium: My vision for free-to-play version 2.0

A few weeks ago I embarked on an experiment that I had hoped would make for a fascinating column. Basically, I created a brand-new...
It couldn't happen to a game more... this.

Tencent gives up on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds being approved in China

Tencent has been waiting a long time to release PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in China. For more than a year, the game has been in "testing" whilst...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: Mordhau, Dransik Rebirth, Aberoth, Star Sonata, and Kicks Online

Welcome back to another roundup of MMOs and MMO-adjacent online multiplayer games you've probably never heard of - or have totally forgotten about. Up first:...
Hear me roar,.

Over 777,000 Apex Legends cheaters have been banned as Respawn cracks down

In last week's Apex Legends developer blog, Project Lead Drew McCoy said that the Respawn Entertainment team has been hard at work...

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...

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...

Desert Oasis: A post-mortem examination of Black Desert’s defunct Shadow Arena

Last week was such an intense week for Black Desert. The community took a blow when news broke out regarding
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...

Fortnite teases imminent Avengers: Endgame crossover event

This weekend, Marvel's epic Infinity War saga will finally be drawing to a close with the release of Avengers: Endgame, and it looks like...

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...

Black Desert says it’s finished its Shadow Arena-related ‘false bans’ investigation

Since March, we've been covering a hacking wave and the ensuing fallout in Black Desert, as cheaters swarmed the now-defunct Shadow Arena battle...

MMO Business Roundup: Funcom financials, NetEase, Improbable’s BioWare roots, and a real-world battle royale

Welcome back to another MMO business roundup! Business business business! If you've been watching Funcom's financial reports since 2017 or so, you know that...

Daybreak devs address the Z1 Battle Royale turmoil, vow ‘minimal disruption’

It's been a rocky week for Z1 Battle Royale, as developer NantG laid off a number of its staff before

Massively OP Podcast Episode 215: Anthem exposed

Justin and Bree discuss Anthem and BioWare, Guild Wars 2, DCUO, RIFT, Albion, DDO, Dragon Quest X, and Black Desert, plus a mailbag topic on event fatigue in MMOs.

Black Desert has 18M registered players as Pearl Abyss counts $1B gross sales

If you're still reeling over the news that Black Desert is unceremoniously deleting its battle royale mode, Shadow Arena, from the game...

Kakao is permanently killing off Black Desert’s battle royale mode, Shadow Arena, this week

Dang, this was not the outcome we were expecting here: Kakao has announced it is outright sunsetting Black Desert's Shadow Arena mode. On...

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