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The Daily Grind: Do veteran gamers help or hurt MMOs?

You may recall that just yesterday, Justin was asking whether dinosaurs help or hurt MMOs. When I first saw the topic, though, my...
We are all alone.

Steam changes review scores to histograms in an effort to fight review bombing

If you've never heard of "review bombing" on Steam, we envy you. The process goes something like this: Something causes a certain group of...
Lineage what, now? Huh?

Netmarble under scrutiny by government agencies in the wake of a crunch-mode death

You probably remember the sad news about a Netmarble employee who was, essentially, worked straight to death. That's the bad news. The...
Monastic.

Pantheon’s Brad McQuaid elaborates on designing for an audience

Did you know that Brad McQuaid's Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is not meant to be for everyone? Probably, because the game...
So, probably not.

Oculus Rift price drops to $400

How cheap does a VR headset and motion controller have to be before you'll consider purchasing it? Facebook is hoping the answer to that...
So long, farewell.

The final PlayStation 3 has rolled off of the assembly lines

So long to the PlayStation 3, it seems; after a decade of manufacturing, the final edition of the console has been made, and...
Gosh, it's almost like the problems are real.

Overwatch League allegedly has a $20 million price tag to enter

Remember how Blizzard started to focus MLG in on Overwatch as an e-sports venue at the same time well-known teams started fleeing...
This was a group effort. Not a good one, but still.

Square-Enix financials show steady incoming but slow sales on online gaming

If you're worried about the overall health of Square-Enix, a glance at the company's most recent financials should assuage any concerns, since the...
You might think it's easier when the only version of the game that exists is one with unrealized potential, but it's not.

Carbine Studios is hiring for an unspecified new project

The general consensus for WildStar has been that the game is running on borrowed time for several reasons. That's a sad conclusion, but...
Not the same.

The Daily Grind: Are MMOs in the same category as other video games for you?

The funny thing about MMOs is that while they're very obviously video games, they're not really in the same wheelhouse as single-player games. They're...
NOT EVEN A LITTLE BIT

Analysts peg Overwatch League at a potential $100 million in its first year

One of the big announcements from last year's BlizzCon was the addition of the new Overwatch League, a project Blizzard is using to...
Yeah, we're boned.

Nexon is heavily affected by China’s new game import laws

Getting non-Chinese games into the Chinese market is a lengthy and challenging ordeal as it is, but the latest set of Chinese restrictions for...
Not gignatic: the remaining workforce.

Gigantic developer Motiga lays off roughly a fifth of its employees

It seems fair to say that Gigantic's development has had a troubled history, what with the game having hopped publishers, changed platforms, and...
So, probably not.

Oculus drops the price of its VR headset to $499

Do you know people who would love to hook themselves up with VR headsets but balk a bit at the price? Oculus is making...
What is even

Smilegate pushes Crossfire in the west with a new European office

What the heck is Crossfire? It's a game that makes quite a bit of money, according to SuperData; we're talking in the...
So, probably not.

Best Buy is pulling Oculus demo stations

The best hope for VR headsets to move units is indisputably in the field of demonstrations. That's really always been the hope that the...
With a bullet.

Square-Enix saw MMO profits from FFXIV and FFXI dip in 2016

Now is the time for all good companies to report profits and losses for the previous year, and at first glance Square-Enix's report...
this is duuuuuuuumb

Shots are still being fired in the Oculus/ZeniMax lawsuit

All right. The Oculus/ZeniMax lawsuit ended, ZeniMax was awarded $500 million in Oculus money by the courts, and while the plaintiffs got less...
this is duuuuuuuumb

Palmer Luckey took the stand in the ZeniMax/Oculus lawsuit

The lawsuit between Oculus and ZeniMax Studios is a complex one, but you knew that the person behind the genesis of Oculus...
Meet the new boss.

Nexon America’s leadership is getting shaken up

Nexon America is the American branch of Nexon, the company behind Riders of Icarus, MapleStory, Vindictus, and Mabingoi....

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