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The Daily Grind: Which MMOs have had the most successful monetization turnarounds?

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Up until the last couple of years, I would've said Lord of the Rings Online's monetization was... not good. In fact, even though plenty...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO Kickstarters that let us down

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MOP's Chris penned a solid piece earlier this week about the fate that has apparently befallen Destiny's Sword, and as I was editing it,...

Twitch averts streamer strike with proposed ban on some gambling content

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Following major drama this week over gambling streams and scamming that resulted in popular streamers threatening a Twitch boycott and strike, Twitch has issued...

Roblox announces plans for ‘immersive ads’ and a marketplace with ‘scarcity’

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The beginning of September saw Roblox hold its own developers conference, which outlined several planned features and updates to the way players can play...
Yourcraft.

NFT gaming consultant proposes conscripting poor gamers as MMO NPCs

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In case you needed another reason to keep crypto out of gaming, a new article on Rest of World chronicles an NFT scheme in...
date you a person who...

Riders of Icarus swaps to Nexon game cards following weak crypto token reception

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There's a new way to pay for Riders of Icarus, just in case you're old fashioned and still like to buy premium currency instead...

Legends of Aria details its upcoming jail system, heralds it as ‘the first ever metaverse prison’

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Now that the Kickstarted Legends of Aria has gone all-in on the ultimately superfluous integration of the blockchain, the game is further lauding a...
And... NO.

Bless Unleashed on console becomes the latest Bless title to shut down

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Stop me if you've heard this one: Bless is shutting down. It's Bless Unleashed this time. Our readers will remember that Bless Online originally launched...

The MOP Up: Closers Online promotes from within its ranks

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Two of Closers Online's roster got a major tune-up this past week. Sylvi got promoted to a Prime Agent, while Levia joined the Fatal...

Crypto WoW-wannabe Ragnarok loses $1.8M in ETH before it even gets off the ground

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The crash of crypto has damaged another starry-eyed dreamer looking to blend MMORPG gaming, the metaverse, and NFTs together: Ragnarok, not to be confused...

XLGames ties down another ArcheAge trademark, this time for ArcheAge WAR

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XLGames' ArcheAge is once again pinging the trademark radar, with Redditors reporting yet another new filing made by the developer last week for something...

In-development play-to-earn racing game Torque Drift 2 earns a MegaGrant from Epic Games

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Epic Games is apparently about as careful and selective of tossing out its money to developers as Nintendo is with applying its Seal of...

Kickstarted MMO Untamed Isles ‘goes into hiatus’ after devs lose funds thanks to crypto market

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Just last month we put a spotlight on Untamed Isles, a promising Pokemon-like MMO that raised $528,804 from a 2021 Kickstarter campaign. In fact,...

The Daily Grind: Is the MMO genre thriving in scarcity?

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I want to talk about the MMO genre in the meta sense for a sec this morning. Every time I see another game pivot...
Shame, shame, shame.

Richard Garriott’s NFT MMO has a website and a name: Iron and Magic

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You may remember that space tourist Richard Garriott, fresh off the utter collapse of Shroud of the Avatar, had threatened us all with another...

Crime life sim MMO Identity finally breaks radio silence with funding and development updates

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You'd be forgiven for having completely forgotten about Identity, the ambitious life of crime simulation MMO that's made some big promises but ultimately saw...

Kritika Global’s latest update grants players one free character slot and adds a new character

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Kritika Global, the action MMO that came back as a P2E zombie version of its former self and then shambled back to Steam without...

NCsoft Q2 2022: Throne and Liberty delayed to 2023, Aion 2 in dev, Guild Wars 2 booming

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If you were skeptical about NCsoft's Q1 financial report and its confidence about still managing to get Throne and Liberty out the door in...
And... NO.

Bless Unleashed celebrates its one-year anniversary while ignoring its play-to-earn announcement

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It's been a year since Bless Unleashed returned to PC players, and developer Valofe has been celebrating through the month of August with a...
Unappealing!

Vague Patch Notes: No, Little Orbit has not solved the MMO blockchain problem

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It looks like we have indeed lived long enough to see the heroes become the villains: Little Orbit, which we once lionized for saving...

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