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The Game Archaeologist: Dragon Ball Online, the MMO that never made it to the west

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It was back in 1986 that Toei Animation, a Japanese company, brought a new series called Dragon Ball into the world. The initial run...

The Soapbox: The real cost of breaking trust with gamers

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There's a quote going around these days in gaming spheres about trust being like a broken vase that can be fixed but will never...

Star Citizen player event talks ship plans, building mechanics, player housing, and lowered priority for Theaters of War

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This past weekend saw fans of Star Citizen converge in Shanghai and Hong Kong, China, for some Bar Citizen community events. Normally this wouldn't...
Commence the jiggling.

Blue Protocol JP celebrates 200K concurrency and 600K total players with in-game freebies

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Despite the multiple problems that have beleaguered the MMORPG, Bandai Namco has noted the large number of Blue Protocol players who arrived to the...

Could an AI bot do a better job as a games company CEO than an actual human?

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That headline's not an idle question: Chinese gaming company NetDragon decided to give it a try. Last August, NetDragon, which runs multiple MMOs including...

Amazon canceled its Lord of the Rings MMO over Tencent complications, Smed’s new game is still in production

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Almost exactly four years ago, we first learned about the existence of a new Lord of the Rings MMORPG, backed by Hong Kong-based Leyou...

Webzen’s mobile MMO R2M arrives to Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao

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The past couple of months has seen the hype building for the launch of R2M, a mobile MMO version of the 16 year-old Korean...

The MOP Up: Astroneer’s trains chug-a-choo-choo onto the Switch

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Trains in space? Hey, why not! Astroneer brought the fun of high-tech rail transport to the Nintendo Switch this past week: "Enjoy building rail...

Diablo Immortal delays its launch in China, sending NetEase stock into freefall

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It would appear that investors of the Chinese games giant NetEase were pinning a lot of hopes on Diablo Immortal's launch to China. The...

Diablo Immortal plans to roll out to the rest of Asia Pacific in late June

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You may have missed it in the announcement that Diablo Immortal will launch on June 2nd, but this release won't be a global rollout....

The MOP Up: PUBG New State and Among Us become paranoid bedfellows

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If paranoia and backstabbing is your jam, do you go to PUBG or do you head into Among Us? Now you can do both,...
I want a milky way.

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft: Dragonflight isn’t going to fix everything that’s broken at Blizzard

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I really wanted to write a different column this week. I really did. But wouldn't you know it, Activision-Blizzard had to remind everyone that...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go actually nerfed its own support rather than help players

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This article is part three of a four-piece series on safety in Pokemon Go as well as other Niantic games. You can read all...

Massively on the Go: How Pokemon Go support fails MMOARG stalking victims

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This article is part two of a four-piece series on safety in Pokemon Go as well as other Niantic games. You can read all...

Massively on the Go: How Niantic evades handling stalking and harassment in Pokemon Go and other ARGs

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This article is part one of a four-piece series on safety in Pokemon Go as well as other Niantic games. You can read all...

Complete coverage of Blizzard’s sexual discrimination and harassment scandal

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In the summer of 2021, Activision-Blizzard made headlines when the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a civil rights and equal pay...
Actually call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: Why does this latest Blizzard scandal feel so different?

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I think anyone who has been a fan of World of Warcraft over the past two decades has been trying to parse out some...

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...
Popcorn appropriately.

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...

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