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Nexon rolls out a flexible work schedule similar to Netmarble’s to reduce employee overwork

No company wants to be in the news by overworking its employees to death; that usually looks bad. (Due to it being bad.)
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Trace the history of the battle royale genre from inception to now

It all started with a new mode for DayZ. No, it all started with Minecraft. Wait, maybe it started with deathmatch games. There's...

Wargaming Seattle shuts down while Digital Extremes gets an American sister studio

Corporate shuffling is rarely great news, but for the employees at Wargaming Seattle, it looks like it's worse news than normal. The American wing...
Daunted?

Capcom posts its best financial year ever thanks to Monster Hunter World

It must have been some time ago at Capcom's business strategy meeting where the top executives were sitting around and talking in hushed tones...
lol, valve

Dutch Gaming Authority calls out four games as violating its lootbox policies

If you had expected the Netherlands to be leading the fight against lootboxes, you may be more clairvoyant than the rest of the population....
Chronicle of a Death Foretold.

MOBAs provide a template for the future of the battle royale genre

So where will battle royale games be in another five years? We don't know just yet, but from a purely business standpoint we can...
No, you can't be quite this evil.

Hate groups are getting deleted from Steam… if they’re overt enough

It's fair to say at this point that Steam is an enormous part of the PC gaming market. It's also fair to say that...
Well this is... not great.

Steam terminates its relationship with MMO company Insel Games over alleged review manipulation

It's really unusual to see publishers outright booted off of Steam, but Valve has done exactly that to Insel Games following reports of...
So long, guy. You looked good.

The Daily Grind: Has the MOBA bubble burst?

The past few weeks have not been kind for fans of MOBAs. In a short span of time we've lost Paragon, Master...
Hello again.

Amazon’s New World page is back again [Updated]

On Monday of last week, we reported that a video of the anticipated and rather mysterious New World from Amazon had been leaked......
No, it's still not.

Why developers believe abusive vitriol is the cost of doing business with games

When is it appropriate to send verbal abuse to someone you don't know personally? When is it appropriate to tell someone that you hope...

EA filed an ‘Engagement Optimized Matchmaking’ patent in 2016

Remember Activision's rather skeezy matchmaking patent from last year? That one was pretty straightforward in how it worked, if unpleasant: You buy...
oh

LawBreakers is the weak link in Nexon’s Q3 2017 financial results

Here's the good news for Nexon's Q3 2017 investor call: The company had a good set of third-quarter results overall, and it...
Not like that, no.

Rumor: Blizzard’s next title involves vehicles and may be an Overwatch spinoff

There's a title under development at Blizzard that's been hiring for a while now, but no one actually knows what it is. So...
No, this is not from my playthrough.

Clicker Heroes dev on abandoning the free-to-play model for the sequel

If you've never played Clicker Heroes, you can pick it up for your phone or on Steam right now; it's a lightweight little idle...

Raph Koster on the cost of making games from the industry side

All of this talk about the price of making games and the price of playing games thanks to Star Wars: Battlefront II has...
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Steam continues reviews system tinkering to thwart spam

Steam has been doubling down on addressing review problems lately, starting with its attempt to counter review bombing. This has been a good...
yungman

PlayerUnknown thinks PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds doesn’t deserve game of the year

Did you know that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is up for a Game of the Year award? Probably not, because... like, there are a lot...
So... I mean, you were playing that new expansion, right? Isn't that out today?

Former Blizzard executive Rob Pardo thinks we’re a long way off from VR MMOs

Rob Pardo is no longer with Blizzard, but he can still count World of Warcraft's success as a big feather in his...
SUPER, ALL GOOD

Activision secures patent for software to trick you into buying cash shop stuff, seriously

Hey, gang, this is absolutely wonderful. Activision has filed and been granted a patent for software designed to push you into buying cash...

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