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Vague Patch Notes: The community is and is not the MMO

The community is not the MMO. That should be obvious. There is a game to League of Legends that exists without any of the...
Sure, great, whatever.

Fortnite updates competitive play fans on the state of competitive development

Tournaments are generally rather straightforward affairs in which people compete, someone wins, and then everyone goes home. But why can't you have a...
Hmm. Appears I'm still alive.

PUBG creator on moving away from battle royale to the next big thing

It's likely that 2018 will be remembered as the year of battle royale in the gaming industry. But it's 2019, and game developers need...

The Daily Grind: Should AAA companies expect gamers to fund esports prize pools?

The esports industry is absolutely no stranger to watcher-funded prize pools. I know this. We've watched as companies like Riot Games and Hi-Rez have...

The MOP Up: Warframe descends to Deck 12 on consoles

Warframe's Deck 12 has unlocked for console players -- and there are deep, dark secrets to be uncovered by descending to it. "Now...

MMO Business Roundup: Philly’s Overwatch arena, the PUBG Netease settlement, and GDC’s record showing

Welcome back to the MMO Business Roundup! Remember about a year ago when the battle royale industry started trying to sue everyone into oblivion?...

WoW Classic dishes on plans for Alterac Valley as Blizzard fundraises for WoW esports

Ah, Alterac Valley. That battleground and I spent thousands of hours together back in the early days of World of Warcraft. I remember...

EA opens state-of-the-art competitive gaming broadcast center

Electronic Arts is branching out into esports broadcasting with the unveiling of a new "state-of-the-art competitive gaming studio" at the company's headquarters in...
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H1Z1’s PC version, Z1 Battle Royale, sees another leadership reshuffle as Jace Hall steps down

Yesterday, Daybreak and NantGMobile announced that Jace Hall is no longer consulting on the PC version of H1Z1 known as Z1 Battle Royale,...

Heroes of the Storm discusses ranked mode and hero changes in an AMA

Considering the rollback in operations for the MOBA Heroes of the Storm, fans were very likely eager to hear from the game's...

Yes, Virginia, a Stardew Valley esports scene exists

I am probably one of the few members of the MOP staff who actually enjoys esports, but even I had to do a...
YOUR MONEY IS NOW OUR MONEY, AND WE WILL USE IT TO BUY DRUGS

Fortnite touts $100M prize pool for World Cup and 2019 esports, new 7.6M player concurrency record

Howsabout a slice of $100,000,000? That's the total prize pool for Fortnite's 2019 esports lineup, with a significant portion of that going to the...

Apex Legends news: Twitch Prime goodies, esports things, and a new gun

As often seems to be the case with games like these, news from the realm of Apex Legends comes in a bundle form....
This guy, dudes.

Kotaku exposes the creeps of game streaming, plus the update on Elvine you didn’t want

At the beginning of the month, we were all horrified to cover the news that a Twitch streamer and (now former) Hi-Rez employee,

The Daily Grind: Are you concerned about the future of World of Warcraft?

Given the week that Activision-Blizzard just had - capping off a record financial year by haphazardly firing 800 employees, literally provoking union groups to...

Blizzard devs characterize layoffs as a ‘bloodbath’ as pro-unionization effort calls for Bobby Kotick’s resignation

A day after Activision-Blizzard announced record earnings and began laying off a reported 800 people, we're finally getting a clearer picture of the...
Definitely a nadir, then.

Heroes of the Storm devs emerge with plan to make all collection skins buyable with gems

With the threat of mass layoffs now hanging heavy over Blizzard, you might have forgotten about the doom that befell Heroes of...

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

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...

Latest PUBG update tunes Vikendi loot balance, introduces new gun and vehicle

A new update has hit the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds test servers, bringing with it some new content for the recently released Vikendi map as...

Farming Simulator is the esports league the modern gaming industry deserves

No, it's not a joke: Farming Simulator is seriously putting together an esports league. And really, why not? This is just as legitimate...

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