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Kakao and XL Games’ mobile MMORPG Moonlight Sculptor launches globally May 25

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In mid-April we shone a light on Moonlight Sculptor, a new mobile MMORPG from publisher Kakao Games and developer XL Games (of ArcheAge infamy)...

Darkfall Rise of Agon’s Chinese VIP-only server officially opens to all players tomorrow

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We've waded through the waist-deep mire of Google Translate to bring you this Darkfall: Rise of Agon news. Readers will recall that the sandbox...

The Chinese Overwatch League Saebyeolbe boycott is apparently over thanks to OWL intervention

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Yesterday, we covered a brewing mess over in the Overwatch fandom, as a South Korean pro esports player, Jong-ryeol "Saebyeolbe" Park, commented on his...
And chill.

Chinese Overwatch teams are boycotting a South Korean player who called out Chinese policies

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Another year, another furor involving Blizzard, boycotts, China, and livestream remarks. Sounds familiar, eh? Well, the situation is a little bit different this time...

The MOP Up: Valorant welcomes Yoru to the roster

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With the new character of Yoru joining up in Patch 2.0, Valorant's getting more interesting by the day. The team's also helping to clarify...

The best Massively OP community leaderboard polls, 2020 edition

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We didn't do quite as many Leaderboard polls this year as in previous years, largely because... well, we've already asked a lot of the...

Tencent moves forward in buying Leyou Technologies for over a billion bucks

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Throughout the 2020, we've been covering the many companies competing to buy up Leyou Technology, the holding company that both owns the majority of...

Not So Massively: Reflections on Blizzard, one year after the Hong Kong fiasco

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Almost exactly a year ago, I declared that the Blizzard I loved is dead, in reaction to the Blitzchung/Hearthstone/Hong Kong fiasco. Twelve months later, that...
Don't let's fight.

Yes, Genshin Impact is blocking Hong Kong and Taiwan-related chat

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There are some words you can't say in Genshin Impact even when chatting with friends. These words are probably not of an enormous surprise to...

Activision takes heat for poor female representation in its games over the last decade

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If for some reason you're not already annoyed enough with Activision-Blizzard right now, GIbiz has a new piece up that digs into problems that...

Tencent edges out Sony in Leyou Technologies buyout negotiations

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A week or two ago, we covered the especially-amusing-to-MMO-fans news that Sony was gunning to buy up Leyou, the Chinese holding company that both...

The MOP Up: Second Life’s super expensive brothel

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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...

RuneScape studio Jagex finally confirms it was sold for $530M to a new ‘global asset management company’

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Over the course of 2019, we covered the news that RuneScape developer Jagex was being put up for sale by the Chinese holding company that...

Animal Crossing New Horizons pulled from China after in-game protests, players create security for trading

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While Animal Crossing New Horizons wouldn't normally be on our radar on a regular basis, there has been enough shenanigans coming from the limited...

The Game Archaeologist: Shenmue Online

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If you ever stumble across a Dreamcast enthusiast -- and believe me, they are everywhere -- on the forefront of their diatribe about how...
Chill.

Activision-Blizzard’s Q4 2019 revenues are down YoY for the fourth straight quarter

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So here we are in 2020, looking back at the last quarter of 2019 for Blizzard. Nothing big happened or anything, just a massive...

Leaderboard: Four months after the Blitzchung Hong Kong mess, are you still boycotting Blizzard?

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MOP reader Pepperzine recently dropped us an email about Blizzard that we've put off until today very intentionally. Why? Because tomorrow, Activision-Blizzard releases its...
You know who is what here.

Blitzchung: No regrets for speaking up for Hong Kong despite Hearthstone suspension

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Chung Ng Wai, better known as Blitzchung, took a big risk when he spoke out in support of Hong Kong on an official Hearthstone stream....

The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio had the best communication in 2019?

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I am in the weird position lately of finding that my favorite live MMOs are not necessarily made by my favorite studios. I find...

Tales of Wind releases on PC, announces several updates and a server merge

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Tales of Wind has been pretty busy over the past few days. Not only has it released on PC last week, it has also...

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