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The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio would you like to see make another MMO?

Every MMO studio has its own particular style and flavor. You can argue that the game itself matters more than its point of origin,...
Nothing really changes.

EA Spouse was 15 years ago, and not much has changed in games development

When it arrived back in 2004, EA Spouse felt like a wakeup call. But now it's easy to mark how long it has been...

Nexon Korea employees stage a protest to stop restructuring and call for job security

In late August, we reported on plans for Nexon's union members to protest against efforts to restructure the company and demand assurances that...
Browse our whatever

Pearl Abyss takes over for Nexon and NCsoft as the biggest exhibitor at South Korea’s G-star

It's really unusual that neither NCsoft nor Nexon will be exhibiting this year at South Korea's G-Star conference in November. This prompted some nervousness...

Hi-Rez Studios announces the launch of UK-based Red Beard Games

It looks like Hi-Rez Studios is making sure the plural in its name is relevant. The company announced the launch of Red Beard...
Uh.

The Daily Grind: Have you ever felt schadenfreude from an MMO’s collapse?

Schadenfreude, a word many of us learned from The Simpsons, is a term meaning "shameful joy" that refers to feeling good about something you...
Well, thanks anyhow.

ZeniMax has settled its ‘Redfall’ trademark dispute

Good news for fans of the name "Redfall," whether you're a fan of what is hypothetically the title of The Elder Scrolls VI or the...
If (MONEY) then do (TAKE) and do (RUN)

The Epic Store’s first major sale hits some roadblocks with notable titles

Sure, having lots of titles on offer is good, but the Epic Store can't really be like Steam until it starts pulling out absurd...
The problem might not be the trying itself, guy.

CCP discusses trying, failing, and trying again in the wake of Project Nova’s demise

The history of CCP Games is one of EVE Online continuing on even while the developer watches every other project stutter and collapse. 
This big reveal worked out super great.

Leaderboard: Is E3 no longer relevant to gaming?

CNet had an interview out last week with Sony's Shawn Layden discussing a number of aspects of the company's business plans that, while...
This is neither fine nor not fine.

EA stock recovers from loss on the back of Apex Legends’ launch

After the release of the third-quarter results for Electronic Arts on Tuesday, the company experienced a nasty dip in its stock value, dropping 18%...
Things could be going better!

Square-Enix’s latest financials show a decrease in sales and profits for the past nine months

The latest financial report for Square-Enix is out for the prior nine months of operation, and it's not a great report for the...
I'm gonna take my horse to the old town road until I get a poncho.

GDC’s sixth annual State of the Industry report shows VR down, Steam down, and unionizing up

The sixth annual GDC State of the Industry report is an interesting barometer of development; rather than focusing on analysts, it focuses on surveys...
Of course, you can argue that the lack of BfA is actually a positive.

China’s third round of game approvals still omits Tencent and NetEase

There are a lot of game companies in China, but Tencent and NetEase are the two titans with huge stables of titles, numerous online...
Leaf it up.

Nexon founder’s controlling shares in the company are now officially up for sale

Remember how Nexon's founder and 98.64% share holder Kim Jung-ju made it clear early this month that he was looking into selling his...
I'll be dead soon

Electronic Arts cancels its untitled open-world Star Wars game

Remember that open-world Star Wars game that Electronic Arts' Vancouver studio was working on after the company closed down the previous studio that...
We can't go anywhere!

China is approving games again, but none of them is from Tencent or Netease

After nearly a year of being frozen, China's approval process for games lurched into life once more in December, with 80 titles approved...
Going under.

Blizzard’s corporate culture is becoming much more cost-focused with stronger Activision influence

Let's start with the good news here. According to the most recent article covering Blizzard's ongoing corporate culture shifts on Kotaku, the studio's...
Whooops.

Netmarble’s appeal over deceptive lockbox practices has been dismissed

Even South Korea is getting mighty tired of lockboxes... or at least, tired of scuzzy business practices associated with them. Netmarble had been...
It's a burn.

Superdata founder Joost van Dreunen sees dark days ahead for the game industry

If you'd like to remain optimistic about the future of the video game industry, you may not like what Superdata founder Joost van Dreunen...

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