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Discord adds new forum channels feature to community channels

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So you probably don't like having to subscribe to a game's Discord channel and go trawling through pinned posts and asking people just to...
To the surprise of no one...

Babylon’s Fall is shutting down on February 27

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It turns out that building a looter-shooter that is more of a looter-slasher is harder than it looks. Square-Enix and Platinum Games' Babylon's Fall...
SHOOOOOOOOT

Bethesda and id software turn on old official servers for Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

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Back in the day, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory was a team-based FPS that a lot of people really enjoyed playing. Some people enjoyed it so...
Oh dear.

The Daily Grind: What’s the MMO grudge you’ve held on to the longest?

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I know people who are still, to this day, angry about a balance change made in Final Fantasy XI that changed how TP was...
Nope, not letting this one go.

Ubisoft delays sunsetting some online games – including Anno 2070

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Ubisoft has an ongoing habit of launching games with online components and then turning those online components off when the games get old enough,...

NetEase snaps up Detroit Become Human developer Quantic Dream

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Like a person going grocery shopping, NetEase is casually strolling up and down the aisles of the video game industry deciding which studio to...

No, Amazon is not trying to buy EA, probably

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If your gaming-related social media feeds were full of breathless hot takes and panicked concern over rumors that Amazon was looking to buy up...
Skeletons vs. tigers is an underappreciated genre.

Alganon’s website is back as Derek Smart explains the relaunch is coming very soon

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Those who had long doubted if Alganon was ever coming back are now invited to eat crow, as it has... a website once again!...

China’s restrictions on game time sees a drop in minors’ gaming engagement in the country

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Last year, the Chinese government tightened the screws on minors' gaming access, limiting play time to only three hours a week at specific times...
Tales of loss, and fire, and faith.

How Naoki Yoshida rose from Square’s ‘stray dogs’ to ‘king’ of Final Fantasy XIV

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Naoki Yoshida is that rare breed of game director who is not only liked by his playerbase but downright beloved, with player chants of...
Shame, shame, shame.

Richard Garriott’s NFT MMO has a website and a name: Iron and Magic

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You may remember that space tourist Richard Garriott, fresh off the utter collapse of Shroud of the Avatar, had threatened us all with another...

Tencent seeks larger stake in Ubisoft, Unity considers Chinese spinoff

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China continues its wrangling of the western gaming industry with moves on both Ubisoft and Unity. Reuters reported yesterday that Tencent is attempting to increase...
Ah...huh.

TwitchCon will have no mask or vaccination requirements despite the ongoing pandemic

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So let's just do a quick recap, shall we? This year's PAX East had vaccination and masking, and people still reported cases of COVID-19...
Super.

Diablo Immortal made $100 million in revenue in two months

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When Diablo Immortal launched, pretty much everyone was united in calling the game out for its absolutely atrocious and exploitative monetization model, which led...
Oh, all right, this is a thing.

Ubisoft assures fans that Roller Champions isn’t getting cancelled, just getting a longer season

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Amidst the general bloodbath that Ubisoft unleashed on Friday, you could be forgiven for thinking that Roller Champions was also a game on the...
AUGH

Riders of Icarus’ play-to-earn crypto token is down to about ten cents of value

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So, how is play-to-earn going for Riders of Icarus? Well, about as well as play-to-earn usually goes, which is to say very badly. MMO...
Oh, awesome.

Neopets gets hacked for all user account data and source code, hacker offers everything for sale for bitcoin

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So who had "Neopets gets hacked and sold on the black market" on their 2022 bingo card?  When you think about online games, you...
Seriously?

Square-Enix finally makes good on its threat of selling NFTs with NFT-linked action figures

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You may have thought that after seeing NFT prices crash along with cryptocurrency prices crashing, Square-Enix would have backed down from its inane blather...
Yes, all of this.

The Daily Grind: Are there crowdfunded MMOs you’re still excited for?

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When it comes to crowdfunded MMOs, the ones that get the most attention from gamers are often those that have collapsed into scams or...

Unity unveils plans to merge with app monetization platform ironSource in a $4.4B deal

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Unity, the engine that powers a wide number of MMORPGs as well as other games, is hoping to improve its fiscal fortunes through a...

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