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MMO Business Roundup: Comic Con 2021, Apple v. Epic, and Twitch transparency

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Comic-Con 2021: Organizers have now canceled the core Comic-Con event for the second year...
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BioWare is halting development on Anthem Next, but Anthem itself will stay up

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A few weeks back, we reported on credible rumors that BioWare was revisiting whether or not the Anthem reboot was still happening. BioWare had...

MMO Business Roundup: Stadia’s bungle, Axie Infinity’s $1.5M in-game property

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Stadia: The Google mess just gets thicker, as apparently, developers on Stadia's internal...
Whee.

E3 is currently in planning to be a digital-only event this year

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If you were hoping that 2021 would return to hordes of people crammed into convention halls for this year's E3 after last year's version...

Activision-Blizzard Q4 2020: Activision’s revenues are up QoQ and YoY as Blizzard MAUs drop again

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We've simply got to stop meeting like this exactly every three months. Yes, it's time for another round of Activision-Blizzard dissembling in the form...

SuperData says the gaming industry grew by 12% during COVID-dominated 2020

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Even though we're nearly in the middle of January, that's not exactly stopping folks from looking back at 2020 quite yet. Particularly our number...

Massively Uplifting: Niantic, ArenaNet, and more MMO studios end 2020 on charitable high notes

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Do you know what one of the best things about Massively Uplifting is? Although the world focuses on giving good deeds and Joy to...
Get thee within, ye of victories forsaken.

Wisdom of Nym: Predicting Final Fantasy XIV’s 2021 for now

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I don't know what 2021 is going to bring in general. This has always been the case, of course, but if anything 2020 should...
Lead you in.

Popular World of Warcraft cosplayer Jarod Lee Nandin passes away from complications with COVID-19

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Sad news this past weekend for the World of Warcraft community: cosplayer Jarod Lee Nandin, best known for his cosplay of the antagonist from...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding news of 2020

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Welcome to a special edition of Make My MMO, Massively OP's weekly and sometimes biweekly recap of the big news in crowdfunded MMOs. If you're...
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Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida teases the next expansion while saluting frontline health workers

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The new year is here, and Final Fantasy XIV producer and director Naoki Yoshida has greetings for the playerbase as he always does. Yoshida...

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.

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