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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...

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...

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...

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...

US Senator Bernie Sanders publicly offers support for game worker unionization

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That dull, wooden hammering you hear in the background is the attachment of planks to platforms. With the US 2020 presidential campaign season drawing...

The Division 2: Freebie weekend and lessons learned from running a live game

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The whole "games as a service" thing is a pretty hot-button topic in gaming circles, but there often isn't a lot of discussion about...

CCP Games ceases VR development, closes two studios – no negative impact on EVE Online

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Icelandic business website mbl.is has just reported that EVE Online developer CCP Games is planning to close two of its offices...

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