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UK NHS director calls out lootboxes as ‘under the radar’ gambling

As much as the developers who make lockboxes would probably like for the random packs of items to start slipping back under the radar,...
Tainted.

ESA responds to Sony’s skipping of E3 2020, saying the show will be ‘high-energy’

So if you missed the news due to it generally being shrug-worthy, it turns out that Sony has decided to skip out on...

SuperData says the premium games market took a ‘gap year’ in 2019

If you tire of all the end-of-the-year content and roundups on our site and many others, then you're not going to like SuperData's either,...

Nexon merges two studios, dumps another as part of ongoing restructure

It would appear that Nexon is keen on smooshing together some of its studios in the interests of "organically integrating the know-how and resources...
Cloudy?

Tencent will host a cloud version of Blade & Soul in China soon

It's possible that the hacking cough that was Google Stadia's launch has turned you off from the notion that cloud gaming is the future,...
DULL SURPRISE

The Soapbox: Cross-play, console exclusivity, and why companies won’t play nice

Let me tell you something: As the columnist who writes about Final Fantasy XIV I am so damn tired of hearing about crossplay. Seriously....
So steamy.

Steam launches its Remote Play feature today

There are a lot of fun games on Steam that are kind of meant to be played by multiple people around a couch, but...
zzzzap

BioWare’s former general manager discusses the performance and limitations of the Frostbite engine

You may or may not blame the woes of Anthem on the engine it's built upon, and odds are that's probably not the cause...
Try this again.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio would you like to see make another MMO?

Every MMO studio has its own particular style and flavor. You can argue that the game itself matters more than its point of origin,...
Nothing really changes.

EA Spouse was 15 years ago, and not much has changed in games development

When it arrived back in 2004, EA Spouse felt like a wakeup call. But now it's easy to mark how long it has been...

Superdata says in-game spending is down thanks to gamers’ leeriness of monetization schemes

This news will very likely elicit replies of "well, duh" from many, but now there are numbers from Superdata to back it up:...
This is what it looks like.

Nexon has officially cancelled Dragon Hound

Oh no! Not Dragon Hound! Anything but Dragon Hound! Remember how promising Dragon Hound looked? No, you probably do not even remember that Dragon Hound existed at...
fa la la la la la ~

Overwatch’s ‘stagnation’ is the direct result of Blizzard working on Overwatch 2

If it's seemed to you like Overwatch just hasn't gotten as many fun seasonal events or unusual updates for a while, that's because it's...

Activision-Blizzard’s Q3 2019 revenues sink for the third quarter in a row

Activision-Blizzard has not had the best year. In February, the company saw record-high revenues and promptly laid off 800 employees, leading to widespread...
Nope.

The Daily Grind: Are you still on board the Kickstarter MMO train?

An interesting thing happened when Justin put out his list of Kickstarted MMOs that raised the most money; the comments pointed out that...
...oh, it's not me.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio does the best job of apologizing?

Every MMO studio screws up sometimes. It's inevitable. And we can all think of times - sometimes very recent ones - in which a studio...
Hello again?

Kritika Online appears to be coming back to life in the west, self-published by its developer

Back in April, we said farewell to Kritika Online as En Masse Entertainment closed it down following two years of operation. While the...
Zorp? Phasers don't go zorp.

Star Trek Online’s former lead producer departs Cryptic

With several series finales and touching moments in history, fans of Star Trek have many ways to say goodbye. Now that former lead producer...
So what WILL you take?

Blizzard dev says there’s no internal comms over Hong Kong fiasco: ‘It’s pulling our teams apart at the seams’

Blizzard has yet to publicly respond to the widespread outrage over its decision to ban professional Hearthstone player Blitzchung following his statement of...
Let's dig our way out!

A World of Warcraft LGBT guild has been forced to change its name

Given the fact that this week has been shining a harsh spotlight on Blizzard's enormous mistake over a Hong Kong Hearthstone player, you would...

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