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For Science: Researchers investigate why some players invert their directional controls

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When you have an analog stick to control the camera, does pushing the stick forward tilt the camera up or down? The Guardian published...
Tink tink.

The Daily Grind: Are you more hopeful about Daybreak after the latest sale?

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There's a strong sense of cynicism around these parts when it comes to Daybreak, probably due to how frequently Daybreak goes to extreme lengths...
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PlayStation 5 launch is officially the biggest console launch in history

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The PlayStation 5 has a lot to recommend it. It has backwards compatibility with a good library of games. It's rather nice to look at....
Work on a team.

Square-Enix announces a permanent program allowing employees to work from home

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Like many companies, Square-Enix had to embrace work-from-home options earlier this year to deal with lockdowns across Japan. It appears those programs were considered...

Roblox goes public on the stock market with an IPO filing, confirms it’s operating at a loss

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The massively popular online game-building game Roblox is going to toss its hat into the stock market ring. The company has officially...
Light reading.

Albion Online bans more than 600 accounts for buying currency

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You are probably aware that buying Silver in Albion Online from a third-party site is not allowed, not least because there's a legitimate first-party...

NCsoft expected to change its name to NC before September

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Evidently, NCsoft is no longer going to be soft. It's not going to be hard, either, or even slightly squishy. It's simply going...

Activision-Blizzard Q3 2020: Blizzard MAUs fell to 30M as overall ActiBlizz revenues hold steady

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It's time for another round of Activision-Blizzard financials as today covers Q3 2020. It's been a weird couple of years for the company as...
Still.

The Daily Grind: Which doomed MMO would you love to play again from launch?

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Good news! Your friend, Professor Hypothetical-Question, has developed a time machine! Unfortunately, it's pretty limited. It will allow you to do one thing and...
We were so certain we had this.

Canadian class action lawsuit argues EA’s lootboxes constitute illegal gambling

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Ah, it's a good thing for the companies relying on lockboxes that people have completely forgotten about those this year, isn't it? Turns out...
Less than radical, really.

Cliffy B now states he might return to game development after all

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In November of 2018, Cliff Bleszinski (or "Cliffy B" if you prefer) stated that he was never making another game ever again, for...
Wait, different LA.

LA Comic Con 2020 is finally cancelled

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Well, this qualifies as good news. Sure, we have absolutely zero doubt that some people will be sad to hear that LA Comic...
Ta-da!

Black Desert confirms that it will be compatible with the PlayStation 5

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Let's face it, no one likes having to deal with the fact that the communities for every version of Black Desert are locked...
Good news, friends! I have terrible news.

ZeniMax Online Studios appears to be ramping up development of its long-speculated new MMO

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If you've been wondering what's going on with that new IP that's almost certainly in development at ZeniMax Online Studios... well, we don't know...
If you look to your left, you will see a sad person.

World of Warcraft’s Chromie Time auto-disables at level 50; refunds are being offered for Shadowlands

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When you level your alts through World of Warcraft content starting when the Shadowlands pre-patch arrives on October 13th, you can do so with...
Is contempt the word I'm looking for here?

The Daily Grind: What makes you most likely to spend money on a free-to-play MMO?

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There are two basic approaches that strike me when it comes to free-to-play monetization, as I see it. The first is a sense of...

MMO Business Roundup: Morhaime is back with Dreamhaven, plus NCsoft’s parking lot and Epic’s Manticore ambitions

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of video game industry news relevant to MMOs and MMO fans! The Morhaimes: When Mike Morhaime announced he was...
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Sony admits PlayStation 5 pre-orders ‘could have been smoother,’ promises more consoles through year’s end

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If you were among those who took part in the pre-order blitz for the PlayStation 5 and found things far from well handled,...
See! It's a robot in a jacket.

Disintegration is shutting its multiplayer servers down after less than five months

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In what will no doubt be a non-surprise to pretty much anyone who has paid attention to the industry over the past decade, it...
Hey, that's nice.

MMO Business Roundup: Guild Wars 2 voice acting, EVE Online mental health, Good Game, and more

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO - and MMO-adjacent - industry news! Guild Wars 2: If you've been bummed about Guild Wars 2's...

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