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EVE Online’s CCP Games cancels EVE San Diego and all 2021 events over COVID

April's EVE Fanfest won't be the only EVE Online live event that will succumb to COVID-19, unfortunately: CCP Games announced today that...

Guild Wars 2’s latest balancing patch is live as ArenaNet offers summer roadmap

Happy patch day, Guild Wars 2 fans. As we noted last week, Guild Wars 2's latest class balancing update is live today,...

Dragon Con is the latest fan show that’s going virtual this year

It's gotten to that point in 2020 where the news that another gaming convention has canceled over the murder hornet pandemic is very...

Massively Uplifting: Speech therapy, a college class in WoW, and the Ian Holm tribute that crashed LOTRO

Inside or outside? Like a cat at the door, June had many of us unsure if we wanted to go out or stay in;...
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Quantic Foundry surveys say gamers are seeking more relaxing and less intense gaming experiences during COVID-19

How has the novel coronavirus pandemic altered the types of games people play, if at all? According to some new survey results from...

EA says it can ‘no longer be a bystander’ to toxicity in online gaming

Electronic Arts is continuing to promise to clean up its communities. In addition to changes to its EA Sports moderation policies and the...

Activision-Blizzard shareholders say nay votes constitute ‘rebuke’ of company pay practices

Earlier this month, we covered moves by Activision-Blizzard shareholders and long-term investor watchdogs to agitate voting against the company's "Say-on-Pay" policy. Critics argued...

World War II Online aka Battleground Europe offers everyone a free premium month

It's been a while since we poked our heads into World War II Online, the Cornered Rat Software MMO formerly known as Battleground...

MMO Business Roundup: Richard Garriott, Square-Enix’s charity, Stadia, and Team Fortress’ racist bots

Welcome back to another quick roundup of video games business and industry news relevant for the MMO genre. Richard Garriott: Apparently, the former icon of...

Fortnite’s long-delayed Chapter 2, Season 3 is live today – bring your swimsuit

I dunno about your town, but where I live, all the real-life pools are closed for the summer because of COVID-19. But if you're...

MMO Business Roundup: PAX Online, PAX Aus, games for ADHD, Epic’s $17B valuation

Welcome back to another quick roundup of video games business and industry news that bumps into our little old MMO genre over here. PAX: PAX...

EVE Online’s Project Discovery initiative tasks players with helping research COVID-19

The novel coronavirus is still out there and it's still a problem, and EVE Online players are being tapped to help out thanks...

The MOP Up: COVID-19’s digital silver lining

While the COVID-19 epidemic has been nine types of awful over the last half-year, video game studios and publishers aren't complaining quite as loud...

MMO Business Roundup: Paradox signs union agreement, shareholders slam Activision-Blizzard

Welcome back to another quickie roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent gaming industry business news. Activision-Blizzard is under fire yet again for its corporate management,...
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Final Fantasy XIV cancels its North American fan festival for 2020 over COVID-19, delays patch 5.3

One of the later events scheduled for this year has still been claimed by the global pandemic; Final Fantasy XIV's fan festival scheduled...

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...

Desert Oasis: Recapping Black Desert’s Heidel Ball, from backstage to balancing

One of the complications of playing playing Black Desert is that it operates on UTC. Since I live in California, aka the center...

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...

SuperData April 2020: Games spending shatters more records thanks to the pandemic

This will probably come off as "water is wet" news, but for those who like to keep a finger on the pulse of these...

The MOP Up: Bossa Studios releases World War AI

Bossa Studios, the team behind the late Worlds Adrift, just rolled out a new prototype game for you to check out for free:

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