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EVE Online is declared immortal, draws scientists to its Project Discovery system, reveals a space cult

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There's quite the cocktail of news pieces floating out there in relation to EVE Online as that headline would suggest, so we'll collect them...
And chill.

Chinese Overwatch teams are boycotting a South Korean player who called out Chinese policies

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Another year, another furor involving Blizzard, boycotts, China, and livestream remarks. Sounds familiar, eh? Well, the situation is a little bit different this time...

Four Winds: Why are Asian MMOs monetized the way they are?

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Welcome to Four Winds, Massively OP's newest column, dedicated to Asian MMOs and the culture around it. As the resident Black Desert columnist, I'm...

The Game Archaeologist: Lifestorm, Japan’s first MMORPG

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In comparison to how widely that China and Korea's game development studios embraced MMORPGs right from the beginning, Japan's been curiously low-key in creating...

Steampunk MMO Noah’s Heart aims for a summer 2021 beta

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Last summer we delivered to you many precisely crafted words regarding Noah's Heart, a steampunk mobile MMO being developed by Archosaur Games, which is...
You deserve what you got.

Darkfall Rise of Agon launches in China as the western version revives player cities

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Remember back in February when the two devs working on Darkfall Rise of Agon announced they were making a huge move: partnering with an...
Emergency food.

Genshin Impact has made a billion dollars in its first six months of operation

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For a while there it seemed like no one would stop with the Genshin Impact memes, huh? But six months out from launch, it seems...

New World sets the scene for its Ebonscale Reach endgame location with a lore post

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The last thing we heard out of New World was from this past February, and that was to let players know that the game's...

China shuts down Genshin Impact KFC promotion at certain locations due to pandemic concerns

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I'm pretty sure we were all expecting the Genshin Impact KFC crossover promotion in China was just going to be a one-and-done sort of...

SuperData says WoW’s player count is already ‘back to normal levels’ post-Shadowlands

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How fast did the gaming world get over Cyberpunk 2077? One month, according to SuperData's latest revenue rankings. While CDPR's sprawling RPG dominated the...

Pearl Abyss Q4 2020: An overall drop in profits and revenue but a revenue rise on PC

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The quarterly earnings report from Pearl Abyss is now available to peruse for armchair fiscal analysis types to chew over, and in the fourth...

Genshin Impact will reportedly get a crossover promotion with KFC in China

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KFC has its fingers in a lot of weird things, whether it's visual novels, gaming PC creation, or attempts to hawk its product via...

A new version of the long-sunsetted MMORPG Shadowbane has landed on Steam

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Shadowbane has had one of the strangest journeys of an MMORPG over the past two decades. Originally launched in the early 2000s, the PvP-centric...

MMO Business Roundup: Improbable’s defense contracting, Amazon Games’ internal support

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Improbable: Back in January, CNBC did a big story on Improbable, the massive Herman...

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...

RuneScape studio Jagex disputes RICO-tinged lawsuit over its convoluted ownership

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Earlier this week, RuneScape studio Jagex announced it had been sold to a new investment company, The Carlyle Group. But then we learned another...

Changyou’s World of Shadowbane opens its Steam page, lists a February release window

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Back in December, we caught wind of the 2003 MMORPG Shadowbane preparing for a return on Steam after publisher Changyou snapped up the rights...

MassivelyOP’s Weirdest MMO Stories of 2020: Tencent and the Great Chili Sauce Fraud Caper

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Today we're finishing off our countdown of Massively OP's weirdest MMORPG stories of 2020! Coming in at #1 on our list is... Chinese fraudsters posed as...

CEO of League of Angels and GoT: Winter is Coming dev studio passes away due to suspected poisoning

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You perhaps aren't familiar with Shanghai-based Yoozoo Games, but if you've heard of free-to-play games like Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming or League...

Life is Feudal MMO announces imminent closure, cites ‘reasons beyond [its] control’

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Enjoy this Christmas, Life is Feudal, because it will be your last. The Life is Feudal team made the shocking announcement on Friday that it...

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