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Sky: Children of Light anniversary festival draws a million fans for hybrid online/offline event

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It's been quite the celebration for Thatgamecompany and its Sky: Children of Light this month, as its anniversary celebration drew hundreds of thousands of...
Theoretically there's a non-jerk version of this out there, but...

The MOP Up: League of Legends’ game modes help to refresh its theme park design

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League of Legends' game director explained why the MOBA is adding a Vampire Survivors-type mode to make it more like a "theme park," saying,...
It's a fooler.

Perfect Ten: The MMORPG terms we use but never define, from murderhobo to sandpark

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Over in Vague Patch Notes, I have an ongoing series of columns that I describe as being primarily about having useful notes for us...

The MOP Up: Among Us adds three new playable roles

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Highly sus game Among Us added three new roles with its latest update: Tracker (keep tabs on Crewmates via the minimap), Noisemaker (make noise...

Tarisland has officially launched in China ahead of next week’s global rollout

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Even though Tarisland's big global debut isn't scheduled until next week, Tencent's anticipated fantasy MMO already launched in its target country of China. The...

Tarisland counts 3M pre-registrations, opens lore site prior to global launch

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We're just a couple weeks away from a major global MMO launch in the form of Tarisland, and it's all hands on deck in...

Multiplayer survival sandbox Aloft opens Steam demo for the Open World Survival Crafting Fest

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Among the many multiplayer survival sandbox titles being promoted on Steam this week as part of the Steam Open World Survival Crafting Fest is...

The MOP Up: Dungeon & Fighter Mobile’s Chinese launch crashes from high demand

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Dungeon & Fighter is one of those odd franchises that nobody seems to notice in the west but is incredibly, obscenely, immensely popular in...
LET ME GO HOME

MMO Business Roundup: Nexon’s Q1 2024, Microsoft’s AI fiddling, XDefiant’s monetization

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of some MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! This time around, we've got only one first quarter report to...

Pearl Abyss Q1 2024: Revenues hold steady as Crimson Desert gears up for reveals

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Pearl Abyss makes its English financials website a bit of a navigation nightmare, but the company's Q1 2024 earnings presentation is indeed up -...

The MOP Up: Tarisland’s Mr. D fixes the world

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Over on Discord, Tarisland continues to walk fans through the history of its world, including the war between powerful beings, including a guy named......
WoW

Massively OP Podcast Episode 465: Remixing Pandaria

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW's Mists of Pandaria remix, new progression servers for EverQuest and EverQuest II, WoW Cataclysm Classic pre-patch, Blizzard's return to China, Blizzard's new mystery game, FFXIV's Dawntrail benchmark, Sky Childreon of the Light, Palia layoffs, and the Stop Killing Games game preservation movement, plus adventures in LOTRO.

Blizzard’s return to China has already counted over two million interested WoW players

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After over a year of bad blood following the removal of most all Blizzard's games from China, the World of Warcraft studio is poised...
re-mess up the remix

NetEase and Blizzard ink deal to revive World of Warcraft, Overwatch 2, and Diablo IV in China

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(As of late tonight, Blizzard has officially confirmed the rumors. Our original post follows, and we've updated with the official news at the end.) It's...

MMO Business Roundup: Embracer finishes restructure, Riot settles lawsuit, Ubisoft continues layoffs

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Welcome back to another brief roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Business business business! Embracer: Embracer has been a dumpster fire of epic proportions...
City again.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that experienced a surprising comeback

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It's hard to pass up a really good comeback story. We love it when a beloved something or someone is counted down and out......

Pearl Abyss Q4 2023: Well at least EVE Online had a good financial year

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Pearl Abyss, best known to MMO fans for Black Desert and CCP Games' EVE Online, has continued its humdrum financial performance in Q4 2023,...

War Thunder welcomes Lunar New Year with beefy Chinese tanks

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With an increase of Lunar New Year celebrations in online games across the world, it's not quite as surprising that War Thunder wants to...

Q4 2023: Nexon, Krafton, and Roblox all posted soaring revenues in 2023

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Welcome back to another MMO business roundup - this one all about financials for some of the companies we keep an eye on 'round...

RuneScape’s Jagex confirms it’s being sold for the fourth time in eight years as it talks up ‘forever games’

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Rumors from earlier this week that suggested RuneScape company Jagex was once again for sale have now been proven correct, thanks to a formal...

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