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With some trading restrictions lifted, GameStop stock is taking off again

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The GME train keeps on a rollin' here on Friday. As daytraders and retail stock-buyers have been organizing on Reddit to buy GameStop stock...
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Habbo Hotel developer Sulake is fully bought out by gaming and adtech firm Azerion

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It's time for some games business news that may or may not be good for Habbo Hotel! The multiplayer social game's developer Sulake has...

The Reddit-driven GameStop stock spike isn’t going to end well

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(We're continuing to update this piece on the latest at the end!) If I had told you last year that GameStop, the retail business that...

Roblox goes public on the stock market with an IPO filing, confirms it’s operating at a loss

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The massively popular online game-building game Roblox is going to toss its hat into the stock market ring. The company has officially filed an...

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...

MMO Business Roundup: Guerilla Collective, PlayStation Studios, XLGAMES’ new MMO, ChinaJoy, and NCsoft’s baseball team

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Welcome back to another roundup of business stories relating to MMOs - or adjacent to them. Adjacentness! Funcom: The Norwegian MMO company will be participating...

MMO Business Roundup: Warcraft modding, Valve source code leaks, and Nvidia goes good

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Warcraft modding: Polygon has an interesting explainer up on Blizzard's recent changes to its...

MMO Business Roundup: Funcom’s corporate move, Japan’s ratings board, and Dean Hall’s next big thing

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We're back with another roundup of MMO industry and business stories related to our corner of the online gaming world. Funcom: Funcom is moving to...

MMO Business Roundup: Valve is shopping around Dota 2’s top tourney

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Time for another quick roundup of a bunch of MMO-adjacent businessy stories that were drowning in our busy Thursday newsroom! The International: Valve is raising...

MMO Business Roundup: Tim Sweeney’s politics gaffe, Nexon’s Q4 2019, and the old BioWare crew

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Politics in games Epic's Tim Sweeney opened this week's DICE Summit with a whopper of...
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Vague Patch Notes: How to read games industry investor reports as a player

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The old adage goes that diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggy" until you can find a rock. By extension, marketing is the...

MMO Business Roundup: Kakao’s controlling stake in XLGAMES, Steam’s new record, Xbox’s games-as-a-service

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Kakao Games: Kakao has snapped up a controlling stake in XLGAMES, having acquired 53%...

MMO Business Roundup: Stadia, Coronavirus, E3, VR, EVE Fanfest, Discord, and WOTC’s BioWare devs

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Stadia: Google has responded to the uproar over its poor communication with the Stadia...

MMO Business Roundup: Guild Wars’ art book, Day of Dragons drama, Red Dead hackers, FogBank layoffs, and more

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Guild Wars' art book: If you happened to read our swag guide ahead of...

MMO Business Roundup: Tencent, Ubisoft, Rockstar, energy, Creativerse, and Cold Iron Studios

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Tencent: Just before Funcom and Tencent announced the Chinese gaming giant was angling to...

MMO Business Roundup: Netmarble’s new CEO, Riot Tabletop, and Epic Games Store’s 2019 numbers

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO industry news that was mildly interesting but not enough to make anyone wanna do it as a...

MMO Business Roundup: Threats on Square Enix, Netmarble’s weak Q2, and Steam’s Workshop scammers

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Welcome back to another roundup of business tidbits relevant to the MMO industry! Square Enix: First up, another edition of why we can't have nice...

MMO Business Roundup: Riot’s diversity ‘progress’, NetEase’s esports arena, DayZ down under, and Twitch threats

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Welcome back to another roundup of what's going on in the business of making online games! Let's start with the most controversial of the...
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MMO Business Roundup: Video game gambling, toxicity, post-lawsuit reconciliation, and successful UX design

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Welcome back to another mish-mash roundup of MMO-business-related happenings that just don't fit in anywhere else. To wit: On game gambling: Remember the bizarrely bad...

MMO Business Roundup: Stardew, Curse, Epic, Niantic, unionization, and HOTS’ wrecked esports scene

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Welcome back to another catch-all post of gaming business stuff that might otherwise slip through the cracks! Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone, who recently took...

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