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E3 2020 wants more consumers, more celebrities, and to pay major media outlets to ‘control the message’

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E3 is looking to be a completely different show in 2020 if the plan slides distributed today mean anything. Pitch slides and details shared...

Predictably, the ESA rebuffs UK call to ban lockboxes, citing nebulous transparent lockbox plan

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Yesterday, we covered the UK government’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee panel report on addictive technologies: Readers will recall that the lengthy...

Leaderboard: Does the ESA’s new transparent lockbox policy go far enough?

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Last week, just as the FTC's video games monetization abuse investigation got underway, the ESA announced that many of the major and minor games...

The ESA’s 2019 E3 journalist database breach wasn’t at all a one-time thing

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Last weekend, we learned that the Electronic Software Association, the US's biggest video game lobby backed by some of the biggest companies in the...

The ESA says a crapton of game companies are finally embracing lockbox transparency

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Under pressure from no less than the US Senate, the FTC held the first of its planned video game monetization workshops today, and while...

MMO Business Roundup: Prince Harry vs Fortnite, China’s big thaw, Gamigo’s new acquisition, and industry transparency

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Welcome back to another edition of the MMO Business Roundup, random bits of industry news that are interesting but probably not worth their own...

MMO Business Roundup: The Fair Play Alliance, Warface splits from Crytek, ESA expansions, and WoW esports

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We're back with another quick roundup of MMO industry news! Remember the Fair Play Alliance? It was supposed to be a group of major and...
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The ESA claims crunch issues in the industry have been declining over the past decade

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Crunch - the act of putting in way too much overtime to get a video game completed and out the door - is a...
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Video game industry groups across the globe reject WHO’s ‘gaming disorder’ classification

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As we noted yesterday, the World Health Organization has gone ahead with the inclusion of "gaming disorder" in the publication of its most recent...

ESA president argues ‘video games never take money from a player and leave them with nothing’

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GamesIndustry.biz has a fantastic piece illuminating the Entertainment Software Association's apparent game plan on lockboxes going forward. The publication recaps a lengthy talk ESA...
We were so certain we had this.

MMO business roundup: Steam, toxicity, Kartridge, contracts, dopamine, and guns

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What's going on in the online video games business this week? Let's dig in. Steam, toxicity, and Kartridge The Center for Investigative Reporting (via Motherboard) has a...

Raph Koster on the ESA’s DMCA battle: ‘Preservation matters’

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Remember last week when we covered how the Entertainment Software Association is fighting a proposal to amend the DMCA that would help preserve online...
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The ESRB proposes new microtransaction label, while Hawaii’s Chris Lee questions the ESA on lockboxes

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The Entertainment Software Rating Board claims it's taking steps to solve the lockbox crisis, in part in response to bills before multiple state governments...

The ESA is fighting proposed DMCA exemptions that would preserve sunsetted MMORPGs because of course it is

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Over the last couple of years, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has been petitioning for changes to the DMCA to help preserve old video games...

WHO attempts to defend its proposed ‘gaming disorder’ classification

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At the tail end of last year, we caught wind that the World Health Organization is planning on classifying gaming addiction as a "gaming...
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ESA pushes back against World Health Organization’s gaming disorder classification

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In case you missed it over the holiday break, but the World Health Organization announced it would be adding "gamer disorder" and "hazardous gaming"...

Game devs react angrily to ESA’s support of government tax proposal

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Last week, the Entertainment Software Association, the video game trade association you probably know best from its stewardship of E3, released a contentious statement...

The MOP Up: EVE Valkyrie lowers its price point (June 11, 2017)

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The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

MMORPG developers, GDC organizers speak out against US ‘Muslim ban’

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You might want to keep politics out of gaming, but politics has a way of forcing itself in the door no matter what. Multiple MMO developers and...

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