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EA Spouse was 15 years ago, and not much has changed in games development

When it arrived back in 2004, EA Spouse felt like a wakeup call. But now it's easy to mark how long it has been...

ZeniMax and Bungie are part of a joint effort to fight against gamedev crunch

People are becoming more and more aware of the abusive mill game developers are being ground against in order to release the titles we...

CD Projekt Red weighs in on crunch as Cyberpunk 2077 development gears up

Development crunch is a hot-button topic in the gaming industry these days, and the latest studio to take a stance on the matter is...

Another crunch-ridden game studio exposed: This time it’s Fortnite’s Epic Games

"Crunch" was surely the gaming industry word of the year in 2018, thanks to a massive backlash over horrible working conditions at some...
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Massively OP’s 2018 Awards: Biggest MMO Industry Disappointment of 2018

Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2018 awards continue today with our award for Biggest MMO Industry Disappointment, which was awarded to the sad death of Marvel...

‘Tenno Against Crunch’: Warframe players urge devs not to overwork on updates

Here's a feel-good story to cap off your Veteran's Day whether you're stuck working or not: Warframe players on Reddit last week...
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Red Dead Redemption 2 posts a record-breaking weekend while possibly sneaking in a crunch reference

It's hardly a surprise that Red Dead Redemption 2 is a successful game, but let's just quantify that by noting that the game...

More Rockstar devs speak up on crunch as Red Dead Redemption 2 official launch trailer drops

Rockstar is trying to get the Red Dead Redemption 2 narrative back on track this week after one of the company bosses
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Rockstar boasts of 100-hour work weeks on Red Dead Redemption 2

If you're looking forward to Red Dead Redemption 2, we can hardly blame you as it seems like half of the civilized world...
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The ESA claims crunch issues in the industry have been declining over the past decade

Crunch - the act of putting in way too much overtime to get a video game completed and out the door - is a...

Here’s how Netmarble’s fighting crunch after multiple developer deaths

Last year, Netmarble came under fire from South Korean authorities following the death of a game developer under its banner. Korea Workers' Compensation...

MMO Business Roundup: EA Spouse 14 years later, PUBG poaching from Riot, and Funcom financials

Welcome back to another edition of our informal business roundup, where we wedge all the fun MMO industry tidbits that pile up in...
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The Daily Grind: Should video game developers unionize?

The New York Times ran an op-ed from Kotaku editor Jason Schreier last week outlining the perils of game industry "crunch": 80-to-100-hour weeks,...

Camelot Unchained adds persistent items and destructible buildings

As the Camelot Unchained team goes through its first -- and hopefully only -- crunch period in preparation for the title's beta test,...
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Camelot Unchained’s Mark Jacobs explains CSE’s Beta 1 ‘hard crunch’

City State Entertainment has announced on its livestream that it's entering a "hard crunch" mode to deliver RvR-centric crowdfunded MMORPG Camelot Unchained...

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