columbus nova

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

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...

EverQuesting: EverQuest II’s 14th anniversary retrospective, from Columbus Nova to Chaos Descending

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During last year's anniversary retrospective for EverQuest II I dared to say things were too quiet. Big mistake! Why would I tempt fate like...

Daybreak announces new investment, new H1Z1 and EverQuest mobile titles, and a new esports arena

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Today does seem to be the day for big financial bombshells, doesn't it? Turns out Daybreak had a card up its sleeve too. The...

Daybreak is sunsetting Just Survive in October, and it never even really launched

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I'm sorry to report some Daybreak news tonight that sadly won't come as a shock to most gamers: The studio is sunsetting Just Survive. "After...

EverQuesting: A guide to EverQuest II’s new Oceansfull Festival

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So there was an update in EverQuest II recently. It was major enough it had a real name. But honestly, that barely garnered a...

The MOP Up: Fractured Lands has fun in the apocalypse (June 3, 2018)

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The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Daybreak promises a patch for Just Survive – but it’s also ending lockbox sales

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When Daybreak's Columbus Nova fiasco and layoffs were hitting last month, most of the company's MMORPGs resurfaced without missing a beat, reassuring their playerbases...

Daybreak update: Renova boss questioned over Columbus Nova’s alleged payment to Michael Cohen

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MMOs and politics once again collide this week as last night CNN broke the news that Robert Mueller's FBI team has zeroed in on...

EverQuesting: Columbus Nova or not, Daybreak is tying its own noose

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How about those Red Sox? Seriously, that's a conversation I'd rather be having than the one that has cropped up this week -- and...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 167: Daybreaking news

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Justin and Bree host a special edition of the podcast focused entirely on the Daybreak denial and layoff story as it's unfolded.
Nope!

Daybreak has now been hit with layoffs [Confirmed]

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Daybreak has now confirmed the layoffs, and we've got lots more information from our own sources - see below for updates and context. Multiple game...
Hate the player, not the game! It's not the player's fault that they're in the game as it is.

Leaderboard: Does the Daybreak fiasco affect whether you play its MMOs?

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Over the last couple of days, we've been covering the Daybreak scandal - specifically, how concerns over the impact of government sanctions on Daybreak's...

Daybreak update: Chief Publishing Officer Laura Naviaux has left the company

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Yesterday, Massively OP put together a piece on MMO company Daybreak Games Company and its corporate overlords, chronicling the US government's asset freeze of...

Daybreak says it has ‘no affiliation’ with Columbus Nova, the company it said bought it in 2015

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Note: We've updated this piece heavily at the end with Daybreak's statements and further links. A chain of business connections could have a real and...

EverQuesting: Celebrate everything Nights of the Dead with our EverQuest II guide

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I may be disappointed with the lack of caring I feel is being shown to EverQuest II players by Daybreak/Columbus Nova, but that doesn't mean I...

EverQuesting: Is EverQuest II in a downward spiral?

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Are we witnessing the death throes of EverQuest II? Of the whole EverQuest franchise? These questions have been at the forefront of my mind lately....

EverQuesting: The loss of Landmark

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Daybreak did it again. Boy, that phrase has come to mean a great many different things over the years. However, in this case it...

Daybreak confirms its president has stepped down, Columbus Nova exec continues in his stead

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Last week, we reported on the news that Daybreak President Russell Shanks, who had been the President of the company ever since John Smedley resigned last...

Rumor: Daybreak’s Russell Shanks is out, Columbus Nova exec is in

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Wilhelm over at The Ancient Gaming Noob has dug up what appears to be juicy Daybreak news. According to entries on Linkedin and Wikipedia,...

Massively Overthinking: The future of Daybreak

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This week's Massively Overthinking topic revolves around the EverQuest Next cancellation, of course. MOP Patron Roger sent us 11 (!) questions to pick from....

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