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CD Projekt Red weighs in on crunch as Cyberpunk 2077 development gears up

Development crunch is a hot-button topic in the gaming industry these days, and the latest studio to take a stance on the matter is...
If (MONEY) then do (TAKE) and do (RUN)

The Epic Store’s first major sale hits some roadblocks with notable titles

Sure, having lots of titles on offer is good, but the Epic Store can't really be like Steam until it starts pulling out absurd...
It couldn't happen to a game more... this.

Tencent gives up on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds being approved in China

Tencent has been waiting a long time to release PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in China. For more than a year, the game has been in "testing" whilst...

MMO Business Roundup: Bonfire Studios’ new multiplayer game, EA Access on PS4, and Pokebrains

Welcome back to another quick roundup from the land of games industry business... Remember in 2016 when former World of Warcraft lead designer
Darn.

Disney says Dis-nay to acquiring a controlling interest in Nexon

It made sense when we heard the rumor that Disney was interested in acquiring Nexon; the South Korean company has a large number of...

A string of high-profile departures from the Destiny 2 team has players worried

Although many members of the Destiny 2 community thought that Bungie's split with Activision-Blizzard would be good news for the studio,...
Someone must have had fun with this at some point, right?

Riot is trying to divert its employees’ gender-discrimination lawsuit to arbitration

Hoo boy. Just when it was starting to look like the seemingly interminable saga of Riot's sexual harassment and gender discrimination scandal couldn't...

Apex Legends devs discuss season 2, content cadence, and avoiding development crunch

Although the frankly obscene amount of hype that surrounded Apex Legends in the weeks following its launch earlier this year has subsided to...
Oh, cool.

Cox Communications is rolling out a new Elite Gamer ‘fast lane’ internet connection

Who wants to pay more for your internet connection to make sure you can play games on it? Because that's what Cox Communications...

Amid crunch allegations and another dance lawsuit, Epic Games challenges Steam to buff developer payouts

The conflict between Steam and its newest challenger, the Epic Games Store, has thus far been a Cold War of sorts, but the other...

Fortnite and PUBG are banned by the Iraq parliament

Yet another country has decided to ban online games over fears of addiction and negative influence on youth. The Iraqi parliament voted this...

Disney reportedly in talks to acquire a controlling stake in Nexon

It looks like Nexon might be the next addition to Disney's ever-expanding roster of companies, according to a recent report. According to The...

Ubisoft pledges half a million euros to Notre-Dame Cathedral reconstruction, gives away free games

In the wake of the tragic fire that caused extensive damage to the historic Notre-Dame Cathedral earlier this week, Ubisoft is stepping forward...

Lucasfilm is currently developing an Old Republic movie or TV series

The Old Republic as a setting has tugged at fans' hearts since the early '90s. The interest in the ancient history of the Star...
The problem might not be the trying itself, guy.

CCP discusses trying, failing, and trying again in the wake of Project Nova’s demise

The history of CCP Games is one of EVE Online continuing on even while the developer watches every other project stutter and collapse. 

Daybreak devs address the Z1 Battle Royale turmoil, vow ‘minimal disruption’

It's been a rocky week for Z1 Battle Royale, as developer NantG laid off a number of its staff before

Neowiz’s Bless studio is dissolving and merging back into Neowiz

It looks like Neowiz Bless Studio -- developer of Bless Online, if that wasn't immediately obvious -- is returning to the mothership, so...
It's fine, everything is fine, this is fine.

The Daily Grind: What gives you cause to forgive MMO studios or publishers?

There are a lot of reasons people have to dislike NCsoft as a publisher. But oddly enough, if you're a fan of WildStar who has...
Throw wide the gates.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida is overseeing a new project that may very well be another big online game

We don't know what it will include. We don't know when it will be released. We don't even have a title. What we do have...

Call of Duty swatter receives 20 years in prison

The so-called Call of Duty swatter, Tyler Barriss, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his 2017 swatting call that resulted...

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