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Hi-Rez Studios announces the launch of UK-based Red Beard Games

It looks like Hi-Rez Studios is making sure the plural in its name is relevant. The company announced the launch of Red Beard...

ZeniMax and Bungie are part of a joint effort to fight against gamedev crunch

People are becoming more and more aware of the abusive mill game developers are being ground against in order to release the titles we...

Newly proposed Chinese gaming regulations target romantic plotlines and sexual content

Love conquers all -- except for Chinese gaming regulations, if the recently proposed rules for game content regulation come to pass. The People's Daily,...

Video essay attempts to identify how MMOs lost their way

Is the MMO genre dead, or has it simply lost its way? In a recent video essay, YouTuber TheHiveLeader makes the argument for...

Nexon’s stock dips following rumors that its massive buyout has been canceled

After many months of speculation on who exactly would be allowed to bid on Nexon by buying out its founding family's controlling stake in...
THE RESTLESS SOULS OF THE DAMNED, I CHOOSE YOU!

Rumor: Diablo 4 and a new Overwatch game are seemingly confirmed by Blizzard Versailles employees

We've had persistent rumors about development on Diablo 4 for a long time now, thanks to Blizzard job postings and teases and leaks....
Oh.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has generated about 15% of what Pokemon Go made on launch

How big were you betting on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite? If you look at it in terms of developer history, the obvious point...

US Senator Bernie Sanders publicly offers support for game worker unionization

That dull, wooden hammering you hear in the background is the attachment of planks to platforms. With the US 2020 presidential campaign season drawing...

Former Epic producer reveals that Fortnite almost got canned over Save the World

Fortnite Battle Royale has been a runaway success for Epic Games, cementing the popularity of the battle royale genre in mainstream gaming...

The Division 2: Freebie weekend and lessons learned from running a live game

The whole "games as a service" thing is a pretty hot-button topic in gaming circles, but there often isn't a lot of discussion about...
Oh, hello there!

BlueStacks Inside launches on Steam to bring mobile gaming direct to your desktop

Let's say that there's a mobile game you really want to play, but you don't like playing on your phone and said phone is...
Plays well with others.

Rumor: More high-profile esports figures are leaving Blizzard within the next two weeks

Remember just last week when the commissioner of Overwatch's premiere and eponymous league left his position? That alone was a bit of a...
It's so clear now that you are all that I have.

The Daily Grind: How long should a studio keep an MMO in maintenance mode?

It seems pretty clear to me now that Final Fantasy XI is going to keep running for a long time. I can't say for...

Microsoft is bringing more Xbox Game Studios titles to Steam and other platforms

Microsoft seems to be branching out with its game distribution policies, as it announced this week that it will be working to...
The core here is so hard.

World Health Organization’s gaming disorder classification causes discord within South Korean government

The World Health Organization's recent decision to recognize gaming disorder as a mental health issue in the most recent revision of its International...

Google Play is now requiring mobile games with loot boxes display the probability of getting items

Many can agree that loot boxes are a problem to varying degrees in gaming today, but does knowing the odds of getting something you...
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The Daily Grind: Have you ever felt schadenfreude from an MMO’s collapse?

Schadenfreude, a word many of us learned from The Simpsons, is a term meaning "shameful joy" that refers to feeling good about something you...
Whatever of whatever.

Tencent is apparently giving up on the Western port of Honour of Kings, Arena of Valor

Here's a fun bit of statistical data for you on this Tuesday: Honour of Kings is literally the most successful mobile game in...

Flemish Games Association speaks out against Belgium’s loot box ban

You may recall that last year, the Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) released a report in which it concluded that "the purchase of loot...

‘Gaming disorder’ has been officially added to the World Health Organization’s ICD-11

The World Health Organization has officially adopted a revision to its International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11) to include "Gaming...

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