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The investment company that purchased Daybreak Game Company (fka SOE) from Sony.

Q2 2021: What the heck is going on at EG7 and Daybreak and who the heck owns Cold Iron

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Last week, we covered the puzzling news that EG7's CEO Robin Flodin has been (at least temporarily?) replaced by Daybreak's Ji Ham, a move...

Rumor: EG7 and Daybreak might be prepping PlanetSide 2’s Rogue Planet for its own company

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Daybreak corporate sleuth and TheoryForge crewmate @MSandersonD has uncovered another Daybreak gem: new corporate registrations for Daybreak-related companies. California and Delaware filings show that...
Tink tink.

The Daily Grind: Are you more hopeful about Daybreak after the latest sale?

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There's a strong sense of cynicism around these parts when it comes to Daybreak, probably due to how frequently Daybreak goes to extreme lengths...

Daybreak has been sold – again – this time to EG7 Global for $300M

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Who had this on the end-of-the-year bingo card? Apparently, Daybreak has been bought out - again. The company holding the hot potato this round is...

The Game Archaeologist: The rise and fall of Landmark and EverQuest Next

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The year was 2013. Sony Online Entertainment was still a functioning and seemingly robust MMORPG studio, and its yearly SOE Live convention was a...

Jack Emmert isn’t sure Daybreak will publish his next MMO, says DCUO is as big as it was four years ago

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In January, Daybreak finally announced the fruits of its "realignment" that we'd been covering since last summer: It was splitting off new substudios for...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 259: Once upon a Phantasy Star

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Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard, PSO2, WoW Classic, Camelot, the site's 5th anniversary, adventures in STO and SWGL, and mailbag topics on Daybreak, the podcast, and gaming ambassadors.

Massively Overthinking: MassivelyOP, five years in

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Five years ago, we flipped a switch, let the site go live, and published our first article as Massively OP. It was from Justin,...

Leaderboard: What’s the most vulnerable Daybreak MMO in 2020?

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It's become a bit of an unhappy tradition here on MOP to take stock of Daybreak at the start of every year, due in...

After suggesting it’d save Player Studio, Daybreak has quietly shuttered it for EverQuest instead

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Back in March, Daybreak appointed a new Producer for its long-running Player Studio program - that's the system that allowed players to create and...

Daybreak’s definitely-not-owner Columbus Nova is back in national news again

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Does it ever seem weird to you when companies involved in gaming show up in big political dramas in the real world? Because it...

EverQuesting: EverQuest turns the big 2-0

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Today is a pretty big day in Norrath: EverQuest turns the big 2-0! Impressive. Twenty years is quite an accomplishment. Even more impressive than...

Leaderboard: What’s the most vulnerable Daybreak MMO in 2019?

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Way back in 2015, not long after the SOE game purge and Daybreak transition that laid off a huge number of developers, we began...

The best Massively OP MMO community polls of 2018

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Polls are a quantitative sort of magic that we don’t often get from our other articles - at least when they aren’t being brigaded...

The most popular MMORPG conversations of 2018

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We can't do an accurate "most popular MMORPG articles of 2018 by pageviews" list as we usually do thanks to skewed data from MOP's extensive...

EverQuesting: Why I’m hesitant to jump on Daybreak’s lifetime membership deal bandwagon

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Well there's something I wasn't expecting, and I admit it: I am not really sure what to think about it. Daybreak just jumped on...
NO I GET THE REAL HEADER NO BLOOPERS

Massively OP’s 2018 Awards: Biggest MMO Story of 2018

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Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2018 awards continue today with our award for Biggest MMO Story of the Year, which was awarded to The Great Lootbox Debate last...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2018

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We've got a lot of awards going out over the next couple of weeks about the "best" and "biggest" of this and that. But...
THIS IS NOT FINE! THERE WAS NO REASON TO LET IT GO THIS LONG OR GET THIS BAD!

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO news stories of 2018

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With the turn of every new year, I know we are entering unexplored territory in the field of MMO news. No matter what we...

Jace Hall denies report about H1Z1’s esports league insolvency, view manipulation, and missing money

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Over the weekend, eyebrows inched up again over ESPN's report on H1Z1's esports league, which was "suspended indefinitely" following what sounded like major financial...

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