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Legends of Aria’s crypto version, Britaria, goes bust over ‘financial constraints’

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When Citadel Studios announced back in April that it was planning to relaunch the Kickstarted MMORPG Legends of Aria (fka Shards Online) as a...

Helldivers 2 PC players are furious over returning hard requirement to link to a PSN account by June 4

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It would appear that Sony has elected to call down a 500kg bomb strategem on the PC-using playerbase of Helldivers 2, as a previously...

Escape from Tarkov cedes PvE mode to earlier special edition buyers, but only ‘in waves’ and after full release server updates

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This past weekend saw Escape from Tarkov start a row with its biggest supporters by paywalling a PvE mode, forcing new buyers to cough...

MapleStory superfan transmutes promoted stream into Nexon critique and quit

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What was likely meant to be a watershed moment for MapleStory PR ended up being an alley-oop to the MMO's own live dunking: Niru,...
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10-year-old Camelot Unchained is launching ‘late next year’ following CSE rebrand and investment haul

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So, remember Camelot Unchained? The throwback sandbox MMORPG that was Kickstarted way back in 2013, hit beta in 2018, then added a second game...
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Crema Games says it is ‘still working on Temtem’ following Temtem Swarm backlash

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If you're just a wee bit anxious about Temtem these days, what with a new spinoff being announced after the last spinoff didn't work, the...

The Day Before studio claims to be the target of misinformation and a hate campaign

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When Fntastic's survival shooter The Day Before officially shut down its servers, we had assumed it would be the last headline to come out...
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The Day Before has officially sunsetted, bringing its early access drama to a final ending

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This year's popcorn drama is currently being provided by the likes of Palworld, but last year, it was The Day Before - and now...

‘Shit happens,’ The Day Before devs tell disgruntled players as mass-refunds continue

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We're into day six of The Day Before drama, which certainly doesn't embroil any of you, as our readers were too clever to buy...

MapleStory addresses uproar over Sol Erda energy caps in New Age

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Nexon's MapleStory isn't often the subject of a big messy drama, but Nexon has gone and stepped in it with its big New Age...

Destiny 2’s Bungie addresses layoffs and prior releases as devs express ‘anger, sadness and fear’

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This news update is essentially a tale of two sides of the same Destiny 2 coin: On the one side, there's the public-facing statement...

Unity CEO John Riccitiello resigns after nearly a month of self-inflicted corporate drama

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It probably won't come as a shock, but after all the Unity drama sparked almost exactly a month ago, Unity CEO John Riccitiello is...

RuneScape walks back detested Hero Pass, calls it a ‘misstep’

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After weeks of derision and divisiveness over the system, RuneScape's new Hero Pass is heading to an early grave. Jagex announced that it would be...

Guild Wars 2 Discord drama sends community scrambling for a new server

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An environment turned sour apparently spurred a number of Guild Wars 2 mods and admins to break off from the main unofficial Discord server...

Unity promises ‘changes’ to its deeply unpopular install fee policy after a week of backlash

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The intense backlash over Unity's decision to assign staggering new per-install fees to game studios last week probably made last night's admission inevitable: At...

RuneScape’s Jagex on the much-derided battlepass: ‘We messed up’

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All week, we've been covering the chaos brewing over in the RuneScape community as players have put up a strong protest against Jagex's new...

ArcheAge rogue server AA Classic is hobbled by launch woes

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We don't generally cover rogue servers for still-alive MMORPGs here on MOP, but this weekend's messy launch for an unsanctioned player-run classic version of...

Dungeon Fighter Online grants compensation after catching former dev criming with an RMT ring

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It's not often that Dungeon Fighter Online makes it to our headlines but that's mostly because the game just keeps on keepin' on with...

Reddit isn’t backing down over API changes, but it’s trying to woo mods back anyway

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It's been over a month now since Reddit became worldwide news following the a mass community revolt against the company over its decision to...

Blizzard attempts to mollify Diablo IV players threatening boycott over season patch

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Diablo IV players are none too pleased about the game's patch this week, which rolled out ahead of the release of season one today....

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