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The Daily Grind: Do you follow Discord servers for specific MMOs?

On some level this might be a case of an old man yelling at clouds, but I really dislike joining Discord servers for specific...

Discord scoops up harassment-detection AI startup Sentropy

Happy Thursday: Here's your weekly argument over toxicity, moderation, and AI, courtesy of Discord, which has apparently purchased a company you've probably heard of...

Bethesda is shuttering its official forums and moving to Discord, Elder Scrolls Online’s forums will remain

Whether you like them for communication, commiseration, and news, or despise them because they almost never seem like happy places, the point stands that...

MMO Business Roundup: Discord, Ubisoft, Twitch, WB Games, Starfield, and more

Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO- and MMO-adjacent games industry news! First, let's talk about Clyde. He's got a bit of a makeover. Discord:...

Sony injects investment into Discord ahead of putting Discord on PlayStation

Well now, suddenly it's a lot more clear why Discord and Microsoft ended their buyout talks, isn't it? Yes, Sony announced today that it's partnering...

Discord ends talks with Microsoft, remains independent – for now

Considering how popular and heavily used Discord is to MMO players, there were plenty of concerned and interested eyes turning to a proposed deal...

Discord is rumored to be in negotiations for a potential $10 billion sale to Microsoft

Remember when Discord servers weren't basically the foundation of every single video game community online? Those were good times. It also meant that people...

Gaming chat client company Discord issued an unknown number of layoffs this week

If you're a gamer, you probably use Discord, so you're probably interested to know that the company behind it is evidently going through a...

Here’s how Discord says it’s been addressing toxicity and spam

It's nearly impossible to be a gamer in 2019 and not be at least familiar with Discord, the ubiquitous chat program that's replaced, in...
Not everything is a job.

Temtem announces ‘huge’ alpha update, will offer pre-orders (and alpha) via Discord store

Crowdfunded, Pokemon-inspired critter-catching MMO Temtem has been in alpha since late last year, and the folks at Crema are continuing to make great strides...

Steam plans game library and events revamp as Discord begins monetizing ‘insights’ for game devs

The battle for your game dollars and storefront participation is on, and we're not sad to see the competition heating up, finally. At GDC this...
This guy, dudes.

Kotaku exposes the creeps of game streaming, plus the update on Elvine you didn’t want

At the beginning of the month, we were all horrified to cover the news that a Twitch streamer and (now former) Hi-Rez employee, Thomas...

The Division 2’s Steam landing page is nuked as Ubisoft joins team Epic Games Store

The Epic Games Store vs. Valve (vs. Discord vs. GOG, we suppose) showdown just got a bit more interesting. Readers will recall that in December,...

Epic will challenge Steam with the Epic Games Store’s pro-developer policies

Hey Valve, it's not just Discord coming for you: Epic Games wants a piece o' that action too. The Fortnite-and-Unreal-Engine developer today announced the Epic...

The Daily Grind: How can we solve Reddit’s gaming ‘tragedy of the commons’ problem?

In dealing with the ArenaNet fallout over the last couple of weeks, I started giving serious thought to the Reddit problem in gaming, and...

World of Warcraft’s communities will bring players closer together than ever before (unless they’re in different factions)

The common consensus in the World of Warcraft community is that Patch 8.0 -- the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch -- is due to arrive...

Steam and Discord keep trying to copy each other

Where does your allegiance lie: Steam or Discord? It won't really matter either way, considering that both online services are trying so hard to...

GDC 2018: Bridging and embedding cross-platform online communities

As this year's GDC coverage is winding down, I am finally coming to the topic I saved for last: community. MMOs are more than just...

Discord whips up a looking-for-group tool

Discord is a proven hit in the gaming community, bringing together players from guilds and games to talk about their hobby. With a recent...

Rumor: Blizzard is buffing Battlenet with chat channels, offline mode

The dataminers at MMO-Champion may have just figured out one of the big reveals Blizzard has cooking for BlizzCon next month. It revolves around...