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Tencent, Netease hit with stock losses amid China’s gaming industry clampdown

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If you've been following the gaming industry for a while, you probably remember the big "freezes" that the Chinese government placed on new game...

Portal Knights studio gets $10M investment to make open-world sandbox

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After selling over 3.5 million copies of Portal Knights, what's indie developer Keen Games going to do next? Make an even bigger game, that's...

Lawful Neutral: Defining toxicity in the MMO industry

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One of my earliest memories from World of Warcraft isn't really a positive one. It was in back in the Wrath days. My guild...

MMO Business Roundup: Chicken Drumstick, 9000 zombies, Valorant Mobile, Pantheon hiring, Secret World’s novels

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Welcome back to our semi-regular roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent gaming industry news. Chicken Drumstick: Yes, I'm afraid this is a real thing. Vice's Motherboard...

MMO Business Roundup: Discord, Ubisoft, Twitch, WB Games, Starfield, and more

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO- and MMO-adjacent games industry news! First, let's talk about Clyde. He's got a bit of a makeover. Discord:...

MMO Business Roundup: Q1 2021 financials for Roblox, Nexon, and Star Stable

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Star Stable: I'm frankly just as surprised as anyone to be starting this...
Oof.

Sony injects investment into Discord ahead of putting Discord on PlayStation

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Well now, suddenly it's a lot more clear why Discord and Microsoft ended their buyout talks, isn't it? Yes, Sony announced today that it's partnering...

MMO Business Roundup: Roblox prank, Hi-Rez, Wargaming, Epic’s funding round, CCP’s metaverse

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! A Roblox player from a goofy political meme group apparently pulled quite a stunt...
See! It's a robot in a jacket.

MMO Business Roundup: Germany, lockboxes, Distintegration, and CCP vs. the bots

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Welcome back to another quick rundown of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. German lockboxes: We've gone through two full cycles of lockbox backlash in the...

MMO Business Roundup: Stadia’s and Bethsoft’s class-actions, Epic’s lockbox settlement, and CDPR’s DMCA takedowns

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news - in this case, all happy fun lawsuits. Stadia: Consumers are waging a new...

MMO Business Roundup: Stadia’s bungle, Axie Infinity’s $1.5M in-game property

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Stadia: The Google mess just gets thicker, as apparently, developers on Stadia's internal...
why does this continue

Epic Games denies rumors that it’s aiming for an IPO

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It's a pretty well-known fact that Epic Games is doing pretty well for itself between the success of Fortnite and the ongoing popularity of...

MMO Business Roundup: Gamestonk is tipping toward over as shares dip below $100 a pop

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Welcome back to a fresh roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business news! Gamestonk: It's starting to look as if last week's wild GameStop stock squeeze...

Lawful Neutral: The bizarre corporate effort to buy RuneScape studio Jagex

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Would it really be a new year without Runescape developer Jagex being involved in some sort of weird corporate sale only to be blocked...

MMO Business Roundup: ESA’s PAC, mail criming, Steam by the numbers, and Blizzard charity

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO- and MMO-adjacent industry news in our first MMO Business Roundup of 2021! The ESA: The Entertainment Software...

Lawful Neutral: 2020 was the year that wasn’t for MMO legal news

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It seems surreal, but it is that time of the year again when we wax nostalgic about the year that was. Well, maybe this...

MMO Business Roundup: Activision’s Netflix lawsuit, Tolkien’s house, Roblox in China, and more

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Welcome back to another quick spin through MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Fortnite - It doesn't look as if gaming companies are feeling too hopeful...

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: Twitch affiliate mess, NFL esports, Skull & Bones boss ousted

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and games industry news relevant to our interests. First, Twitch is making waves - the bad kind...
why does this continue

Lawful Neutral: The Epic vs. Apple lawsuit – when titans are tweens

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The MassivelyOP Golden Yacht was anchored someplace off the coast of Maine when the first news about Epic suing Apple hit. We had sailed...

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