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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...
Kerfly.

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...
Look, we all know it.

The Daily Grind: What would convince you to play an MMO temport?

Ah, the noble temport! The MMO equivalent of a mayfly, released in a rush, with the hope that the cost of marketing plus localization...

E3 2020 wants more consumers, more celebrities, and to pay major media outlets to ‘control the message’

E3 is looking to be a completely different show in 2020 if the plan slides distributed today mean anything. Pitch slides and details

Nexon Korea employees stage a protest to stop restructuring and call for job security

In late August, we reported on plans for Nexon's union members to protest against efforts to restructure the company and demand assurances that...
Browse our whatever

Pearl Abyss takes over for Nexon and NCsoft as the biggest exhibitor at South Korea’s G-star

It's really unusual that neither NCsoft nor Nexon will be exhibiting this year at South Korea's G-Star conference in November. This prompted some nervousness...
Never mind, I'm not real!

The Daily Grind: How do you handle cancellations for MMOs you were looking forward to?

I've been very open about my interest in Peria Chronicles basically from the start of its development, so the fact that it certainly...
Squirrel?!

The Daily Grind: What MMO do you not play but would still miss if it were gone?

I don't play RIFT. I never had, and on the occasions when I have it's kind of just not been my thing. But I...
Siri play Chariots of Fire.

Bungie representatives dispute the idea that Activision’s leaders were ‘prohibitive overlords’

The future of Destiny 2 under Bungie alone looks very different from the game under Bungie and Activision, especially with new features like...
No, really, Tears for Fears.

Netmarble takes on global publishing duties for Mad World

At long last, Netmarble can proudly stand as the worldwide premiere publisher of MMOs sharing the title with a Tears for Fears song, as...

Rumor: Nexon Korea is shedding more employees and dropping in-development MMOs

More bad news appears to be coming out of the home office of Nexon in Korea. According to unconfirmed and anonymous reports from...

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