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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings MMO is hiring, online shooter Crucible gets a launch window

We are still largely in the dark when it comes to Amazon Game Studio's upcoming Lord of the Rings MMO, but a new...

COVID-19 roundup: Final Fantasy MMORPG disruptions, Xbox Series X release, and philanthropy from Sony and Albion Online

Yes, we're doing another roundup of stories from the novel coronavirus' impact on our slice of the gaming pie. This one, though, has some...

COVID-19 roundup: #PlayApartTogether, Blade & Soul perks, and Twitch Aid’s $2.7M charity raise

Welcome back to another quick roundup of pandemic-related MMO and gaming news. We'll start with the big one: The World Health Organization, which made...

The Game Archaeologist: Shenmue Online

If you ever stumble across a Dreamcast enthusiast -- and believe me, they are everywhere -- on the forefront of their diatribe about how...

GDC plans summer events as studios from Gamigo to Blizzard to Riot see player surges

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread here in the US and around much of the world, changing life for nearly everyone - even in...
science, together, fun

EVE Online returns to China after a two-year interruption

EVE Online has been given the thumbs-up by the People's Republic of China. The space sandbox MMORPG originally released in China back in 2006,...

SpatialOS developer Improbable reports $81 million in operating losses

Improbable, the London-based startup that's responsible for creating SpatialOS, has released its accounts to Companies House, and the news is not good. The...
Fair fights.

CCP Games just canceled April’s EVE Fanfest over coronavirus concerns

Yesterday, we wrote about ongoing discussions in the EVE Online community about the safety and wisdom in attending EVE Fanfest, then set...
Please come back.

WoW Classic offers another guide to starting out as the WoW Token rolls out to China’s version

You there! Do you know about starting out new in WoW Classic? Probably yes, if you had an interest in it, but Blizzard has...

EVE Echoes has been ‘hindered’ by the coronavirus but will launch in ‘late 2020’

With CCP Games seemingly trying to sneak game cancelations under the radar, you might be wondering what's going on with EVE Echoes....
Hooray, no shouting LFG for hours, that's enticing.

EA becomes the latest studio to back out of a con over coronavirus concerns

This week's Boston-based PAX East has already felt the effects of multiple companies, from Sony to Square Enix, backing out over...

Multiplayer RPG Portal Knights just got new DLC with druids, Furfolk, and new mounts

It's been half a hot minute since we last checked in with Portal Knights, so we're rectifying that today. Gamers will recall that...

Visions of N’Zoth boosted World of Warcraft subs, but it’s lost tons since WoW Classic’s 2019 peak

SuperData's January 2020 games industry revenue rankings are up, with only mild shakeups since December 2019. On the PC side, Red Dead...

Apex Legends is getting a mobile version for the Chinese market

Mobile gaming and breaking into the Chinese gaming market (however lucrative that may or may not be) are still going to be things...

Mobile MMORPG Dragon Raja announces global release date of February 27

We had an inkling Dragon Raja was coming westward sooner rather and later, especially when it dropped on Google Play prereg last...

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

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...

Bless Unleashed kicks off a weekend-long server stress test

Bandai Namco is looking for players to put the servers of Bless Unleashed through its paces. From now until Monday, February 3rd, at...
And chill.

Blizzard’s Overwatch League matches in China are on hold for two months for the coronavirus

For whatever other issues Blizzard is having right now, it can't be said that the studio isn't paying close attention to potential viral outbreaks...
It lurks.

League of Legends Chinese pro esports league suspends events over spreading coronavirus

If you've somehow missed all the news about the growing coronavirus epidemic, we'll forgive you - it's been a wild news week in the...

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

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...

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