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The MOP Up: Second Life’s super expensive brothel

It's not every week that my editor marches up to me and demands that I cover virtual brothels as headlining stories, but this did...

GDC Summer, Dota 2’s The International, and Fortnite’s World Cup suffer fresh setbacks thanks to the pandemic

More bad news for gaming convention-goers and esports fans: Everything is canceled. OK, not everything, but a lot. And not canceled, but postponed or...

COVID-19 roundup: Game spending shoots up, Stadia Pro goes free, and GDC tries again

Let's catch up on all of the craziness about how COVID-19 is impacting the world of gaming. It turns out that being locked inside...

GDC plans summer events as studios from Gamigo to Blizzard to Riot see player surges

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread here in the US and around much of the world, changing life for nearly everyone - even in...

More and more MMOs are offering sales and events during the coronavirus pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, MMOs and other MMO-adjacent games and studios continue to react, bringing their staffs home and offering bonuses...

Sony provides in-depth details of the PlayStation 5’s specs

While the proof is often in the pudding in terms of seeing actual games run on the hardware, many people still put a lot...

Daybreak, Cryptic, City State, Frontier, and more MMO studios affected by worldwide pandemic shutdowns

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make itself felt, we've got another quick roundup of news relevant to MMO players. First, we've...

Coronavirus roundup: GamesCom 2020 is still planned for August – for now

With GDC and E3 closing their doors, you might be wondering about GamesCom 2020, originally set for August this summer. Will the coronavirus...
The Quick and the Gay

Coronavirus roundup: Virtual GDC, Overwatch League suspended, Crowfall and Funcom work-from-home

As the novel coronavirus pandemic's impact is felt across the globe, shutting down everything from international travel to the NBA to markets, it continues...

The coronavirus has shut down another six gaming and tech events

Another day, another round of gaming and tech event cancellations over growing fears of the spreading coronavirus. Epic Games, which had already exited GDC even...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 261: PAX yay, GDC nay

Justin and Bree discuss PAX East, GDC, the coronavirus' impact on gaming, Magic Legends, Population Zero, Marvel Future Revolution, LOTRO and DDO, Funcom and Dune, and City of Heroes, plus adventures in AQ3D, CoH, and SWG Legends, with mailbag topics on everything MMOs and the doom of WildStar.
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Coronavirus drives DCUO to beg off a ComicCon, but E3 planning is ‘full speed’ ahead

When the "impact of the coronavirus on gaming" stories pile up into a roundup, you know it's bad news. First, Daybreak and Dimensional Ink announced...

The MOP Up: Red Dead Redemption’s puke rope saves the day

Puke may have ended Elvis Presley's life, but it could save yours -- if you're playing Red Dead Redemption 2, that is. Polygon posted...

Coronavirus fears prompt GDC to reschedule to late summer

If it isn't obvious already, just about nobody is messing around with the rapid global spread of the coronavirus. On top of multiple studios...

Blizzard has now bowed out of GDC 2020 over coronavirus fears

At this point, it might be easier to just write a post on the companies that are going to attend this year's Game Developer...
Fair fights.

CCP Games just canceled April’s EVE Fanfest over coronavirus concerns

Yesterday, we wrote about ongoing discussions in the EVE Online community about the safety and wisdom in attending EVE Fanfest, then set...
Medusa Oblongata

Coronavirus fears knock out more PAX East exhibitors, but GDC will go on as planned

Hi-Rez Studios and That Game Company have become the latest game studios to back out of PAX East 2020, which begins today. "After some...
Hooray, no shouting LFG for hours, that's enticing.

EA becomes the latest studio to back out of a con over coronavirus concerns

This week's Boston-based PAX East has already felt the effects of multiple companies, from Sony to Square Enix, backing out over...

Space colony sim MMO SEED offers a look at how its AI operates

Alessia Nigretti, one of the AI engineers of the in-development space colonization MMO SEED, seems pretty happy about her job and eager to...

MMO Business Roundup: Guild Wars’ art book, Day of Dragons drama, Red Dead hackers, FogBank layoffs, and more

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Guild Wars' art book: If you happened to read our swag guide ahead...

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