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Chinese fraudsters posed as a famous chili sauce brand to get free keys out of Tencent — and it worked

What you're about to read is an account of how three guys in China defrauded Tencent under the guise of a famous chili sauce...
Rewarding.

Pakistan becomes the latest country to crack down on PUBG for the children

PUBG's not having a good week: It's been banned in yet another country, this time Pakistan. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority announced the temporary...

RuneScape details changes to the chat profanity filter as Jagex marks a fifth year of revenue growth

Platitudes about supporting Black lives are fine, but action is far more vital, and RuneScape is hoping to make its game friendlier for...

Nexon’s mobile and PC MMORPG V4 opens up for global pre-registration

Ever notice how mobile MMOs seem to love pre-registration events? Well guess what? Nexon's upcoming PC/mobile MMORPG V4 has started doing the same...

Who really owns RuneScape? A new Chinese lawsuit in the UK is poised to find out

Ah, remember 2019? Such a terrible year, made good only in hindsight. Throughout that year, we wrote about how RuneScape developer Jagex was...

Echo of Soul is getting a new version that will come to the West via Gamigo

This news will either signal an exciting bit of new MMORPG gaming or strike very familiar, depending on whom you ask. In any...

Lost Ark announces a registration date for Japanese closed beta, shows off a guild territory feature for Season 2

The outward expansion of MMOARPG Lost Ark has taken another big step forward. The game's official Japanese Twitter account has announced that...

The MOP Up: Granado Espada got a brand-new server

Have you completely forgotten that Granado Espada -- also called Sword of the New World -- still exists? It does, and in fact, the...

Massively Uplifting: Charity tourneys, Asheron’s Call in Animal Crossing, and over a million Kind Words

May day! May day! We have warm fuzzies incoming! And just in time to start June off with happier thoughts. And who couldn't use...

The MOP Up: Second Life’s super expensive brothel

It's not every week that my editor marches up to me and demands that I cover virtual brothels as headlining stories, but this did...
It lurks.

MMO Business Roundup: Tencent facial recognition, Chinese gaming regulation, anti-cheat, and hackers

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news bits that just didn't fit in anywhere else. First, Tencent has spent part of...

NetEase financials Q1 2020: A revenue boost ahead of EVE Echoes and Diablo Immortal

NetEase joins NCsoft in having a big first quarter financial report for investors, and it didn't have to bluster about merely surpassing...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 272: Death of dragons

Justin and Bree discuss Fallout 76, WoW China, MMO financials, Dragon's Prophet, Guild Wars 2, and Aion, with adventures in SWG Legends and Elder Scrolls online, plus mailbag topics on character select screens and new classes for expansions.

Ubisoft takes Google and Apple to court over an alleged Rainbow Six Siege mobile clone

Ubisoft is legally miffed at Google and Apple. After pleas to both companies to remove a mobile game that looks an awful lot like...

EVE Echoes confirms August 2020 launch window, debuts new gameplay trailer

Well, it wasn't exactly a launch date as originally believed, but we at least now have a launch window for EVE Echoes....

LOTRO Legendarium: What I want from Amazon’s Lord of the Rings MMO

While my primary interest and focus in this column continues to be Lord of the Rings Online, I'm not so stubborn as to...
Wait... didn't we win?

Chinese World of Warcraft players beg NetEase to rescue them from RMT bot infestation

How is World of Warcraft doing in China? If one player's collected account is anything to go by, not well at all. A...

NCsoft Q1 2020: Double YoY revenue thanks to Lineage 2M, Tencent to pub Guild Wars 2 in China

Business is booming over in NCsoft's world, though it's not because of its western holdings. In this first quarter of 2020, the South Korean...

Nexon Q1 2020 financials: COVID-19’s economic damage caused ‘no significant disruption’

How is Nexon faring after the 2019 year that saw the company’s owners give up on a sale and instead begin slashing teams...

Pearl Abyss Q1 2020 financials: Black Desert, EVE Online revenues hold steady

We've got Pearl Abyss' financial report for the first quarter of 2020, and in common with so many gaming companies right now it...

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