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What the heck is Krafton up to this week

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Krafton Krafton Krafton. This massive Korean games company has been a whirlwind of confusion over the last couple of years as it's smooshed around...

Daybreak has been sold – again – this time to EG7 Global for $300M

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Who had this on the end-of-the-year bingo card? Apparently, Daybreak has been bought out - again. The company holding the hot potato this round is...

The MOP Up: Shadow Arena pings instead of pongs

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Pearl Abyss' Shadow Arena got a lot more friendly this past month thanks to an improved ping system and the addition of login...

Hearthstone’s new Tavern Pass and Give C’thanks bundle light a tinderbox of player outcry

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When Hearthstone released its Madness at the Darkmoon Faire update, it brought along with it a number of features, including the Tavern...

New survey points to increase in hate and harassment in online multiplayer games

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The behavior of people in online games does not appear to be improving for the better. According to national survey results from the...

MMO Business Roundup: Twitch affiliate mess, NFL esports, Skull & Bones boss ousted

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and games industry news relevant to our interests. First, Twitch is making waves - the bad...

PUBG Mobile hosts K-pop group BLACKPINK in a special ‘Fun Match’ collab broadcast

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For readers who happen to be fans of both PUBG Mobile and the K-pop group BLACKPINK, this morning is going to be a...
Celebration of whatever.

What’s going on with Epic Games’ lawsuit against Google?

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Ever since Epic Games took its festering feud with Apple to the courts back in August, lawsuit news has focused on that specific...

Activision-Blizzard Q3 2020: Blizzard MAUs fell to 30M as overall ActiBlizz revenues hold steady

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It's time for another round of Activision-Blizzard financials as today covers Q3 2020. It's been a weird couple of years for the company as...

Counterstrike: Global Offensive players in Australia get a year-long ban for betting on themselves

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It turns out that professional athletes placing bets on their own performances in games is generally frowned upon in most sports. This is true...

World of Warcraft’s new wings have the community in an uproar

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Hey look at that, Blizzard is running another promotion to try to lure players into enlisting for a six-month tour in World of...

Explaining Genshin Impact’s impact: Is it actually worth your time?

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In Explaining Genshin Impact’s impact: The reinvention of gachapon, I went into the nitty-gritty of the gacha system and how it's actually pretty...
oh no skellingtons

World of Warcraft honors Reckful with a new Rogue trainer

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It was a big deal when World of Warcraft streamer and esports star Reckful passed away this summer, with large parts of the game's...
This is reasonable.

StarCraft II officially ends development as Blizzard ‘thinks about what’s next’

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Earlier this year, MOP's Tyler noted that StarCraft II had quietly become Blizzard's best-managed game, with updates and events rolling out even...

SMITE reworks Loki and adds Gummy Worm Medusa for Halloween

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Halloween is a season of tricks and/or treats, so perhaps it's that connection to trickery that prompts SMITE to kick out a...

Riot Games is shuttering its Sydney, Australia, office as it sunsets its Oceanic Pro League

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Activision-Blizzard isn't the only company shuttering overseas holdings this week, it seems: Riot Games is closing one down too, this time the company's Sydney,...

The MOP Up: FFXIV blasts out its first remix album

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Final Fantasy XIV's soundtrack is downright legendary -- and now it's gotten even better, thanks to the game's first "remix" album that was...

Fortnite celebrates the third birthday of Battle Royale with challenges and free goodies

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Happy birthday to Fortnite! Specifically to Battle Royale, aka the primary mode of the game now. It's been three years, and the folks...

MMO Business Roundup: FarmVille’s sunset, Netmarble’s acquisitions, Intrepid hiring, WoW esports, PUBG India

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Welcome back to another roundup of gaming industry news relevant to MMOs and MMO adjacent-titles. PUBG India: Earlier this month, we covered how...
Big time.

World of Warcraft hypes this weekend’s Arena World Championship finals

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The final event for World of Warcraft's PvP esports scene is on the horizon. This Saturday, September 26th (aka today) marks the finals...

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