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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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
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China’s video game regulators introduce a three-tier age rating system for games

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If you're accustomed to the age rating of games in the US, it's easy to forget that this is a voluntary system rather than...

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...

Gamers review bomb Monster Hunter World on Steam over Monster Hunter film

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There's a clip from the current Monster Hunter film that's drawn a lot of ire particularly from Chinese audiences, which has resulted in...

Sea of Thieves announces Seasons, the arrival of a battle pass, and the end of active development for Arena

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It's been some time since Sea of Thieves kicked out a news bulletin video -- three months to be exact -- but that...
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Yes, Genshin Impact is blocking Hong Kong and Taiwan-related chat

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There are some words you can't say in Genshin Impact even when chatting with friends. These words are probably not of an enormous...

Genshin Impact’s international launch is making a big splash outside China

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The release of Genshin Impact on PS4, mobile, and PC has not only caught many by surprise but has also captured a...
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Did Amazon just sign on to be Lost Ark’s western publisher?

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Last night, Amazon announced that it's signed on to an exclusive publishing agreement in North America and Europe with Smilegate, specifically to
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Nintendo’s financials hail Animal Crossing’s success while Nexon crushes it with MapleStory

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More quarterly financial reports are rolling in, this time from Nintendo and Nexon, and both studios are crowing about exceptional runs. For the big N,...

MMOs you’ve never heard of: Helbreath, Luna M, Tower of Fantasy, and Sea of Dawn

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Think you've played every MMO that's out there? There are more games, Horatio, than your mind could even conceive. And that's why we have...

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