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Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s 2020 year in review

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2019 was a rough year for Guild Wars 2. Its studio, ArenaNet, suffered sizable layoffs, and lost game directors Mike O’Brien and Mike Zadorojny....

Massively OP’s 2020 Awards: MMO Story of the Year

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MassivelyOP’s end-of-the-year awards for 2020 continue today with our award for MMO Story of the Year, which was awarded to the Blizzard boycotts last...

Into the Super-verse: A heroic year of superhero MMO development

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As we get ready to tuck 2020 into the annals of history and venture into the wilds of 2021, it's a good time for...

Legends of Aria apologizes for COVID-related update and communication delays, shares details for Season 7

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Season 7 is underway in Legends of Aria. This would likely be welcome news for most players but it's also possible that they were...

Tencent moves forward in buying Leyou Technologies for over a billion bucks

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Throughout the 2020, we've been covering the many companies competing to buy up Leyou Technology, the holding company that both owns the majority of...

PAX hopes to return in 2021 with a full slate of conventions

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While it certainly wasn't the greatest tragedy of 2020, the cancelation of numerous game trade shows and conventions was felt among fans who enjoyed...
Ominous.

End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO surprises of 2020

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Whew. We're finally getting close to the end of 2020, and I think I speak for all of us when I say that it...
Ta-da!

Black Desert pushes back its digital Calpheon Ball as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

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COVID-19 is such a threat, it's even causing digital events to be delayed. According to an announcement post from Black Desert, preventative measures that...

Massively Overthinking: Gratitude for the devs of the MMO genre

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Thanksgiving conveniently falls on a Thursday every year, which means it's the perfect topic for our regular Thursday Massively Overthinking roundtable. I've asked our writers what they're grateful for in and around the MMO genre the last couple of years - and now we're gonna do it again.
Not paying attention is not a mark of honor.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMO blessings to be thankful for in 2020

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There is no doubt that this has been a much more difficult year than most in many respects, almost to the point where it's...

Pokemon Go is reviving some of the COVID enhancements it had earlier rolled back

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Well, that was fast! This week, Niantic announced that it was bringing back in-game bonuses - such as buddies giving increased numbers of sendable...

MMO Business Roundup: Twitch affiliate mess, NFL esports, Skull & Bones boss ousted

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and games industry news relevant to our interests. First, Twitch is making waves - the bad kind...

EVE Pulse thanks players for PLEX for GOOD donations and shows off an updated jump clone panel

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EVE Online has once more cobbled together a new episode of the Pulse, which rounded up the game's latest developments. As one would expect,...

The Daily Grind: How did the pandemic change your MMO gaming this year?

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It's certainly been an unprecedented year for all of us, especially with the coronavirus impacting pretty much all spheres of our daily life. Even...

CCP Games’ EVE Online community raised $135,500 for COVID-19 response through PLEX for GOOD

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EVE Online is having a good run right about now. Not only is it busy enjoying topping its own Guinness World Records and contributing...

Massively Uplifting: Supporting small businesses, grieving through games, and lending helping hands

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Did you go trick-or-treating? There's still time! Here, have a handful of warm fuzzies! Take some full-sized good deeds! October has been full of...

Activision-Blizzard Q3 2020: Blizzard MAUs fell to 30M as overall ActiBlizz revenues hold steady

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It's time for another round of Activision-Blizzard financials as today covers Q3 2020. It's been a weird couple of years for the company as...

As US COVID deaths pass 200,000, the LA ComicCon refuses to cancel

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Since January, we've been covering the endless stream of gaming and geek conventions that have closed their doors and gone online in an effort...

EVE Online players submitted over 41M classifications to fight COVID for CCP’s latest Project Discovery initiative

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What's better than a science MMO story or a feel-good MMO story? One that's both. And this one is both, as EVE Online and...

Massively Uplifting: MMOs from LOTRO to ESO bring comfort, healing, camaraderie, and charity

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Summer may be ending, but good deeds and uplifting stories aren't! Throughout August we've been surrounded by stories of kindness, generosity, and goodness within...

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