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No, Amazon is not trying to buy EA, probably

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If your gaming-related social media feeds were full of breathless hot takes and panicked concern over rumors that Amazon was looking to buy up...
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Rockstar devs call studio ‘a boys’ club transformed into a real company’ as it reels back crunch culture

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Readers might recall a rather infamous episode related to Rockstar Games and the treatment of its devs during the creation of Red Dead Redemption...

Unity unveils plans to merge with app monetization platform ironSource in a $4.4B deal

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Unity, the engine that powers a wide number of MMORPGs as well as other games, is hoping to improve its fiscal fortunes through a...
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How video game player data collection processes have expanded outside of gaming

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The EULA - aka the wall o' text that we all blitz past in order to get to play the MMORPG or multiplayer title...

GDC’s State of the Game Industry: NFTs, the metaverse, and more than half of game devs want to unionize

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Ahead of the annual Game Developers Conference, GDC organizers poll industry workers and release it all in a state-of-the-industry wrapper, which has landed in...

Facebook commits to hiring 10,000 employees in the EU to build its metaverse

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How many people does it take to build a metaverse? If you're Facebook, you have a pretty definitive number: 10,000. That's the amount of...
It's not working.

MMO Business Roundup: Valve’s SteamPal, Rockstar’s record label, and Cyberpunk’s legal battles

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news bits. Valve: Would you like Steam to be your pal? Too bad because Valve...
why does this continue

Epic Games denies rumors that it’s aiming for an IPO

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It's a pretty well-known fact that Epic Games is doing pretty well for itself between the success of Fortnite and the ongoing popularity of...
Woke up, got out of bed

Habbo Hotel developer Sulake is fully bought out by gaming and adtech firm Azerion

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It's time for some games business news that may or may not be good for Habbo Hotel! The multiplayer social game's developer Sulake has...

G-Star 2020 will now be an all-digital event as a result of COVID-19

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G-Star, South Korea's biggest games industry show, has officially announced that it will be a fully digital affair for 2020 as a result of...

Ubisoft Montreal replaces vacant CEO seat with another long-standing executive

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Earlier this week, we reported that Ubisoft had seen three executives walk from their positions as a result of mounting accusations of sexual misconduct....

Games devs discuss how to make games for players 55 and older

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Games can (and should) be for everyone, regardless of things like gender identity, race, or even age. That said, there are certain challenges to...

SuperData says the premium games market took a ‘gap year’ in 2019

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If you tire of all the end-of-the-year content and roundups on our site and many others, then you're not going to like SuperData's either,...

Lawful Neutral: What’s China really worth to the Western gaming industry?

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You know what we never talk about these days? China and video games! We should do that more. For example, did you know that...

My.Games decides to get into the digital PC games storefront business

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My.Games, the company that publishes titles such as Warface, Revelation Online, and Conqueror's Blade, has decided to join in on the digital games store...

Activision-Blizzard hires two new corporate employees

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The corporate offices of Activision-Blizzard are welcoming two new faces in the form of a new chief marketing officer (which sounds like an ad...

MMO Business Roundup: Riot’s diversity ‘progress’, NetEase’s esports arena, DayZ down under, and Twitch threats

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Welcome back to another roundup of what's going on in the business of making online games! Let's start with the most controversial of the...

US Federal Trade Commission outlines the agenda for a lootbox-related workshop on August 7

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Conversations, studies, and outright rancor over video game lockbox practices have caught the notice of several world governments as readers of MOP already know,...

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

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

ZeniMax and Bungie are part of a joint effort to fight against gamedev crunch

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People are becoming more and more aware of the abusive mill game developers are being ground against in order to release the titles we...

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