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Venting prevents ex-plo-si-on.

EVE Online addresses community safety and promises more action to police community behavior

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There's been some drama unfolding in EVE Online recently, the kind of drama that is at once not surprising when you see the cast...
Where does the time go?

Unity’s John Riccitiello apologizes for sentence he wishes he ‘never said’

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A harsh judgment from Unity's CEO last week experienced a fair bit of pushback and criticism from gamers and other studios alike. John Riccitiello...
This is not a doll.

The Daily Grind: Have you ever ragequit an MMO?

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We've all heard the stories, at the very least. Someone died in a particularly inconvenient way, or someone lost a valuable items, or a...

Players of Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds decry a crypto-powered cash shop filled with pay-to-win PvP items

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Players of the recently released mobile RPG Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds have some thoughts on the game's monetization, particularly its engrained pay-to-earn crypto...
Pork chops

The Daily Grind: What’s your worst MMO guild drama moment?

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Guild drama! The words that strike fear into the hardened hearts of MMO players all over the world. Whether it's World of Warcraft or Ultima Online,...

World of Tanks community rep resigns in protest over firing of fellow Wargaming staffer

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Wargaming, the studio behind World of Warships and World of Tanks, is garnering the wrong kind of attention all over again, this time for...

Complete coverage of Blizzard’s sexual discrimination and harassment scandal

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In the summer of 2021, Activision-Blizzard made headlines when the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a civil rights and equal pay...

The Daily Grind: What’s your oldest memory of epic MMO guild drama?

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Let me tell you a story about my first real experience with guild drama. It was back in the days of yore, when I...

Ashes of Creation boss criticizes New World’s business model, argues for subs and cosmetic shops

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New World's cash-shop snafu last week still has a wide swath of the MMO community up in arms, apparently. Readers will recall that a...

Dreamworld co-founder’s ex-fiancee calls out Kickstarter fibs but says he’s not intentionally scamming

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A couple of weeks back, we covered the impending Kickstarter funding of Dreamworld, a game by a couple of MMORPG industry novices promising the...

EA insists it’s focused on ‘engagement,’ not monetizing FIFA players into gambleboxes

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Yesterday, Canadian outlet CBC published a massive Electronic Arts document leaked by a supposed "gaming insider" that seemingly confirms what you already thought about...
Yum yum rocks.

Elite Dangerous YouTuber is denied free access to Odyssey’s alpha due to ‘offensive’ content

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There are a number of YouTube content creators that have hitched their wagons to Elite: Dangerous. One of them is a YouTuber by the...

Cyberpunk 2077 developers share insight into issues that led to the RPG’s stumbling launch

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While we'd heard a supposed account of a developer of Cyberpunk 2077 that was weakly denied by CD Projekt Red before, there's a new...
Cool.

Guild Wars 2 plans Wintersday for next week as the community debates hacking and toxicity

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As expected, Guild Wars 2 is capping off 2020 with its holiday events in the form of the official release of Wintersday next week,...
Popcorn appropriately.

No, friendos, streamers should not be paying games studios for licenses

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Did you miss the debate last night? The debate over whether we should all be paying game companies extra for the pleasure of streaming...

ArcheAge Unchained offers free trial as Reddit melts down over pay-to-win

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So let's just get this out of the way upfront: ArcheAge Unchained's rollout a year ago did not go as well as Gamigo was...
Blaaaah

Apple argues Epic’s lawsuit is ‘part of a marketing campaign’ to ‘reinvigorate interest in Fortnite’

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The Epic/Apple legal drama continues as this week Apple's filed its response to Epic's request to force Fortnite back on the Appstore, and you...
why does this continue

Epic-Apple lawsuit filings reveal Epic’s pre-suit efforts at securing competing payment options

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The upcoming legal clash between Apple and Epic Games has mostly featured a competition by Epic to secure mind share, painting the company in...

Shocking almost no one, Dragon’s Prophet was yeeted off Steam

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So, we have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that there's a Dragon's Prophet emulator out there that's been...

War breaks out in WoW Classic as Horde players retaliate for Alliance Ahn’Qiraj Scarab Lord griefing

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It would seem that the factional drama over getting the Scarab Lord title in WoW Classic was simply the flashpoint for a major bonfire...

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