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Accidental burn.

Sony is considering purchasing the Chinese firm Leyou

You probably don't think a whole lot about Leyou at this point, but you probably should; the holding company owns most of Digital Extremes...

The latest gaming industry #metoo callouts impact Twitch, MMOs, MOBAs, and esports

The gaming industry is seeing a second wave - a second wave of the #metoo movement, that is. As we covered earlier this...
Are we the baddies?

Star Wars Squadrons has no plans for DLC and is looking to lateral progression for its multiplayer

If you're a big fan of what Star Wars Squadrons has on offer (namely, piloting a ship even in VR and blowing things...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Raph Koster’s Playable Worlds studio raises an additional $10 million in funding

We still know nothing about what the first project out of Raph Koster's new studio, Playable Worlds, will actually look like. But we do...
IN CARS~

Ubisoft claims its Trackmania reboot isn’t a sub game – you just pay for access

The community around Trackmania Nations is not terribly keen about the upcoming game's business model, since it appears to be set up that the...
Physical ships remain a hopeful future.

David Braben of Elite: Dangerous sees physical games going away in two to three years

Attention, everyone who ordered a physical copy of a video game within the past year: David Braben is coming for your physical games with...
DULL SURPRISE

Fortnite follows up the newest Tenet trailer with a full Christopher Nolan film this summer

It seems relatively obvious based on recent events that Fortnite has very little interest in being a video game at this point. Being a...

MMO Business Roundup: Guerilla Collective, PlayStation Studios, XLGAMES’ new MMO, ChinaJoy, and NCsoft’s baseball team

Welcome back to another roundup of business stories relating to MMOs - or adjacent to them. Adjacentness! Funcom: The Norwegian MMO company will be...
Turns out esports are terrible.

Overwatch League team Vancouver Titans loses its entire roster amidst controversy

There has been some talk that the third season of the Overwatch League is kind of crucial for attracting viewers and convincing fans...
No expression.

ActiBlizz Q1 2020: Blizzard MAUs flat at 32M, but revenue jumps ahead of Shadowlands, launching Q4

It won't surprise you, given the current global health crisis, that a large portion of Activision-Blizzard's first quarter revenue report and conference call focused...
Damn you!

Vague Patch Notes: The ESRB is not your friend, gamers

So, hey, the ESRB is taking action about lockboxes! Well, sort of. It's adding a notification about lockboxes that doesn't expressly mention or...
Just the same thing but forever.

EverQuest is adding two new time-locked progression servers, Aradune and Rizlona, launching May 27

If you like to hop back to the olden days of EverQuest, to feel the game evolve from launch to very slightly after...
Well, maybe there's another oasis where they like cheaters.

Last Oasis declares that cheaters will not be tolerated within the game

If you decide to cheat in Last Oasis, the developers do not like you. No, not if you're just testing it out....
Oh golly oh gosh!

Eternal Magic has officially launched on Steam

Hey kids! Do you remember Eternal Magic? If you said "isn't that the game that was accused of ripping off assets from...
OH NO BUGS

Sandboxy-ish Minecraft-ish spinoff Hytale is acquired by Riot Games

We know that Riot Games has been making a hard push to move beyond its status of just having one major game under its...
We never like these things.

PEGI adds lockbox warnings to rating labels

That sure didn't take long. Earlier this week, we found out that the ESRB would be adding a specific content warning to games...
Whee.

E3 won’t be happening in a digital format this year

The cancellation of E3 2020 was significant; even if the trade show has been generally diminished in importance over the past several years, it's...
So steamy.

Steam adds in a new interactive recommendation feature

There are a lot of games on Steam. What the heck do you want to play? Valve is hoping to solve that particular problem...
Who wants to marry a million bears?

Holly Longdale exits Darkpaw Games, bidding farewell to EverQuest and EverQuest II

Daybreak Games may have spun into separate studios, but it's still Daybreak, and that means it's still burying its surprise news on a Friday...

Google Stadia apparently has offered insufficient incentives for devs on the platform

So why exactly is Stadia - a major platform launched pushed by Google of all the companies in the world - floundering so badly? The...

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