Unity begins backtracking on new runtime fees, but it hasn’t addressed indies

Yesterday, we covered Unity's surprise announcement that it was instituting a "runtime fee" that would charge developers as much as 20 cents per download...
Oh good.

The ESA is no longer working with ReedPop for the theoretical next E3 event

Well, if you were dreading the possibility of E3 coming back in 2024 under ReedPop's direction, you no longer have to worry about that....

Rumor: RuneScape studio Jagex might be up for sale again, the fourth time in less than a decade

The uproar over RuneScape's new monetization mess has a new angle today as apparently the future of UK-based Jagex is up in the air. According...

Veteran games studio Volition is shuttered as part of Embracer’s restructuring

It's not an MMO studio, but it's still a significant loss for gaming that Volition is being shut down. The studio was owned by...
Undead undead undead.

Embracer Group’s botched $2B deal was with Saudi Arabia’s Savvy Games Group

If you're a fan of the games put out by Cryptic Studios or just Gearbox Publishing in general, you probably have not forgotten that...

BitCraft developer releases source code for its SpacetimeDB backend engine to everyone on Github

How has the 20-person Clockwork Labs studio been able to put together its sandbox MMORPG BitCraft? With the use of its bespoke backend engine...
I'm sad!

Square-Enix Q1 2024: Overall profits and MMO sales drop as FFXVI underperforms

The latest earnings report for Square-Enix has been released for the period ending on June 30th, 2023, and it's good news for the company...
Yay, a thing we didn't want.

Activision Blizzard is laying off workers in its esports division amidst future uncertainty regarding Overwatch League

Amidst all the other signs of robust health that you can see written across the state of Overwatch 2, you can add the Overwatch...

Valve confirms blocking games featuring AI-generated assets on Steam is primarily about copyright law

Most of the time when AI art generators are heralded by game studios and publishers, one of the first questions people begin to ask...
Not a realm, but the realm.

The Realm Online is shuttering its rebooted version at the end of June

Five years ago, a group of enterprising fans banded together to assemble and run an improved version of the classic MMORPG The Realm Online...

Reddit CEO remains unfazed by blackout protests, calls organizing moderators ‘landed gentry’

This week saw a pretty significant lashing out from the vast majority of Reddit, as multiple subreddits, including several that serve MMORPG communities, went...

Electronic Arts SEC filing expresses concern over the potential impact of unionization and AI regulation

In what can only be absorbed as a bid to take its awful corporation crown back from other major contenders, statements from Electronic Arts...
Now my stats are good!

Former World of Warcraft dev claims he was fired over greedy goblin text lines

So good old Bobby Kotick's interview yesterday made him look really great, if we're using very inaccurate definitions of the words "great" and also...
Shame, shame, shame.

Richard Garriott’s NFT-based MMO, Iron & Magic, appears to have vanished already

About a year ago, we first covered a new MMO, Iron & Magic, which was pitched as an NFT-based game with Richard Garriott at the...

Blizzard introduces the WoW Token to Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Hello there, fan of WoW Classic who dislikes retail World of Warcraft! Are you still having a fun time watching Blizzard contort itself into...
Popcorn appropriately.

Overwatch 2 director attempts to take back control of the narrative over PvE cancellation

It hasn't been a fun week to be Aaron Keller, game director of Overwatch 2 and one of the people taking the brunt of...
Those are rare

Overwatch 2 devs admit team strategy on PvP/PvE development shifted ‘about a year and a half ago’

So a lot of gamers were not terribly happy that Overwatch 2 director Aaron Keller and executive producer Jared Neuss announced that most of...

The EU has conditionally approved Microsoft’s buyout of Activision-Blizzard

Today's Microsoft Activision-Blizzard buyout news won't come as a surprise to anyone who read the leaks last week, but yes, EU regulators have officially...
Wow, awesome. So great.

Riot names A. Dylan Jadeja as its new CEO, taking over the company by by the end of 2023

Out with the old, in with the... actually not really all that much newer. That's the process that can be ascribed to the change...
Break it down now.

Cliff Bleszinski is apparently interested in a LawBreakers revival

For three blissful years now, no one has had to give any thought to LawBreakers outside of those of us who remember this bizarre...