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MMO Business Roundup: Comic Con 2021, Apple v. Epic, and Twitch transparency

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Comic-Con 2021: Organizers have now canceled the core Comic-Con event for the second year...

MMO Business Roundup: CDPR’s misery, Gamestonk revives, Riot’s Game Changers

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Console shortages: You probably saw all kinds of headlines this week about how President...

Kakao Games bids a fond farewell to fans as Black Desert publishing officially changes hands to Pearl Abyss

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Today is the official end of the Kakao Games era of Black Desert. We all knew this was coming, of course: The move was...

Former Riot Games staffer accuses CEO Nicolo Laurent of sexual harassment in new lawsuit

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Another day, another round of bro culture at Riot Games. The latest episode has gone even further up the chain of command, as former...
Well well well, how the turntable.

Discrimination class-action lawsuit against Riot proceeds in spite of Riot’s arbitration success

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In the summer of 2018, which seems like an eternity ago now, Kotaku published a massive expose of Riot Games' "culture of sexism," the...
Why do you have the Dreamworks Faces.

Hi-Rez’s Paladins ends its esports program: ‘It’s time to close this chapter’

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This can't be a good sign for competitive shooter Paladins: Hi-Rez announced this week that it has decided not to go forward with a...

The MOP Up: Valorant welcomes Yoru to the roster

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With the new character of Yoru joining up in Patch 2.0, Valorant's getting more interesting by the day. The team's also helping to clarify...

MassivelyOP’s Weirdest MMO Stories of 2020: Tencent and the Great Chili Sauce Fraud Caper

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Today we're finishing off our countdown of Massively OP's weirdest MMORPG stories of 2020! Coming in at #1 on our list is... Chinese fraudsters posed as...

MassivelyOP’s Weirdest MMO Stories of 2020: Racecar go brrr

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Today we're continuing our countdown of Massively OP's weirdest MMORPG stories of 2020! Coming in at #3 on our list is... The year NASCAR failed at...

End-of-Year Eleven: The healthiest live MMOs going into 2021

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It is only natural that, when you are shopping around for a different MMORPG to play, to consider the health of potential play candidates....

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: RISE, Carth, Hunternet Starfighter, World of Kung Fu, Heroes Evolved, Arelot Kingdom, and Project EVE

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of some MMOs and MMO-adjacent titles you’ve probably never heard of. Of course, YOU have heard of them,...

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 rewards. "The...

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 Pass, a...

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 Anti-Defamation...

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 kind...
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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 good...
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 fight...

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...

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