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Choose My Adventure: The joy of hunting for new critters to add to the Temtem collection

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I'm going to be honest, the initial worry when I saw what won last week's Choose My Adventure poll was that I had already...
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Maplestory 2 announces a shutdown date for its Chinese server in November

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Alas, poor Maplestory 2, you were cute and likable and then you got kicked to the curb after less than two years. We did...
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The Chinese version of the Life is Feudal MMO will be shut down in October

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Fans of the sandbox MMO version of Life is Feudal are unfortunately dying a second death in a manner of speaking. Tiancity, the publisher...

China’s restrictions on game time sees a drop in minors’ gaming engagement in the country

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Last year, the Chinese government tightened the screws on minors' gaming access, limiting play time to only three hours a week at specific times...

The MOP Up: Survival sim Grounded tames gnats and preps for launch

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Honey-I-shrunk-the-players survival sim Grounded's last big pre-launch patch arrived recently, adding gnat pets, a cookery building, and armor and weapon upgrade revamps. Grounded is...

Nexon Q2 2022: MapleStory’s dramatic turnaround is attributed to monetization transparency

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While many tech companies are offering up weak quarters or even outright struggling, Nexon's financials are on the rebound. The company's Q2 investor report...

Tencent seeks larger stake in Ubisoft, Unity considers Chinese spinoff

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China continues its wrangling of the western gaming industry with moves on both Ubisoft and Unity. Reuters reported yesterday that Tencent is attempting to increase...
Where's Glimmer?

AdventureQuest 3D, of all games, tweaks Blizzard’s nose over mobile MMO cancelation

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If you're sad about the cancelation of Blizzard's mobile Warcraft MMO Neptune, maybe some self-promotional cheek from the crossplatform indie MMO AdventureQuest 3D to...

Blizzard-NetEase financing dispute leads to canceled Warcraft mobile MMO ‘Neptune’

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Blizzard has apparently canceled an in-development MMORPG. Bloomberg, which first broke the news, says the game was code-named Neptune and was a "massively multiplayer...

The MOP Up: Trove’s Sunrise update arrives on consoles

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Trove's new Solarian class is finally available to play on Xbox, Switch and PlayStation, as the Sunrise update landed on those consoles this past...
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Diablo Immortal made $100 million in revenue in two months

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When Diablo Immortal launched, pretty much everyone was united in calling the game out for its absolutely atrocious and exploitative monetization model, which led...

Wallpaper Engine’s rise in popularity is likely thanks to Chinese gamers using it as a porn delivery system

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"The Internet is for Porn" as the Avenue Q song goes, which appears to be holding true in the unique case of Wallpaper Engine,...

Diablo Immortal set to launch July 25 in China after bizarre delay

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Back in June when Diablo Immortal launched here in the west, Chinese publisher NetEase surprised everyone by delaying the game's release in China itself,...

‘Shared open world’ mobile and PC RPG Tower of Fantasy confirms global release later this year

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In July of last year, we caught wind of the multiplayer title Tower of Fantasy, a sci-fi open world RPG in development by China's...

Diablo Immortal snagged 10M players out of its 30M registrations

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Blizzard dropped an infographic last night for Diablo Immortal showing... well, some numbers, though probably not the numbers you're most interested in. Most notably,...

Diablo Immortal delays its launch in China, sending NetEase stock into freefall

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It would appear that investors of the Chinese games giant NetEase were pinning a lot of hopes on Diablo Immortal's launch to China. The...

MMO Business Roundup: Embracer, Perfect World, ESO Chinese localization, and Runeterra cheaters

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business news. Embracer - The company that now owns MMORPG studio Cryptic and all its games...

Gamigo’s Echo of Soul will close July 15, though a new publisher could potentially take over

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Gamigo recently announced that its publishing agreement with the Nvius MMORPG Echo of Soul aka EOS Phoenix will not be renewed when it's set...

The MOP Up: MU Origin 3 ‘launches’ into open beta

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The latest chapter of the MU saga is here, as MU Origin 3 launched its open beta this past week. Players can now check...

Whatever happened to the Life is Feudal MMO?

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We understand that people miss a sunsetted MMO and are willing to go through a lot to revisit an old haunt, but sometimes the...

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