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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 and AAUGIVEAWAYS voucher 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...
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...

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...

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...

Riot Games canceled its League of Legends esports partnership with Saudia Arabia after massive backlash

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The League of Legends esports community was set on fire and then partially doused this week thanks to a decision - now rescinded...

More Ubisoft employees recount a culture of sexism that propped up offenders and informed game design decisions

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The fact that Ubisoft executives have made the studio an unsafe place to work has already been well chronicled, but a new...

Chronicles of Elyria backers have now hired a lawyer to file a class action suit

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Chronicles of Elyria may not be a game right now, but you can bet your sweet bippy that it's a saga. A legal...

Elder Scrolls Online doxxing drama ends with one partnered streamer booted

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The Elder Scrolls Online community has been abuzz this weekend over an incident that rocked the game's streaming crew. According to streamer

SuperData and Fortnite studio Epic Games tussle over reported revenue numbers

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We've been covering SuperData's monthly reports on the state of the industry for a long time - since before we were MassivelyOP, for...

Kickstarted survival sandbox Day of Dragons’ early access launch is bogged down by drama

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Remember the tussle over in-dev MMO Oath a while back? A sub-contractor for the game accused the developer of screwing with 'em, it...

EVE Online’s new HyperNet Relay reintroduces gambling to New Eden

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Remember way back in 2016, when CCP Games outlawed gambling in EVE Online's universe after turning a blind eye for over a...
Smart-ish.

Pro esports players criticize Blizzard for sticking gamers with the whole WoW Arena World Champs prize pool

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World of Warcraft players gearing up for the Arena World Championships and the Mythic Dungeon Invitational will have a bigger prize pool...
Fine.

Complete coverage of Blizzard’s ‘Hong Kong liberation’ fiasco

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In October of 2019, Blizzard made international news headlines when it banned a Hong Kong Hearthstone esports pro and two Taiwanese contracted casters over...

Physical power armor helmet from Fallout 76 is being recalled due to mold

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Remember when the worst thing about Fallout 76 merch was a crappy canvas bag? Get ready to feel the bottom dropping out...

Apex Legends boss apologizes for Reddit dust-up, but there’ll be no auto-da-fé for the devs

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It was just a matter of time before the apology came out - we all know how this script goes. Yesterday we covered the

Apex Legends devs and gamers clash over Iron Crown monetization

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Wanna know how not to put out a dumpster fire? Pour some gasoline on it! That's the lesson we'd like to think was learned...

Apex Legends launches the Iron Crown event and provokes riot over monetization

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So there's a limited-time event going on in Apex Legends right now, which normally would be a cause of generally happy reactions. However,...

EVE Online controversy breaks out over new starter pack, CCP addresses the community

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EVE Online has a long and complicated history when it comes to the debate surrounding microtransactions. The playerbase literally revolted against developer CCP...

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