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The Daily Grind: Which MMO ‘reboot’ was the worst idea?

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I've talked before about how a lot of fans have seemingly taken the wrong lessons away from Final Fantasy XIV's successful relaunch, clamoring for a...
H-how can she punch, kupo?

Final Fantasy XIV and XI now support more authenticator software for one-time passwords

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If you want to enable a one-time password for your Square-Enix account to access Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XI, or both? That's a good...
Not a great sign.

The Daily Grind: Are you worried about Blizzard in the wake of all of its high-profile departures?

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In some ways, Jeff Kaplan leaving Blizzard after 19 years is not a stunning event, what with the ongoing process of people leaving the...
Oof.

Discord ends talks with Microsoft, remains independent – for now

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Considering how popular and heavily used Discord is to MMO players, there were plenty of concerned and interested eyes turning to a proposed deal...
We won this one.

Sony changes course and announces the PlayStation 3 and PSP Vita stores will remain operational

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Remember at the end of March when Sony announced that the PlayStation 3, PSP, and PSP Vita stores would shut down this year? Fans...
Time for a few small repairs.

No, Square-Enix is not looking to be bought out

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Time to relax a little, people. A report last night had the internet in a tizzy after it suggested that Square-Enix had multiple other...
Bad men.

Ubisoft announces shutdown dates for several of its older online titles

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Today's bad news for legacy online support is that some of Ubisoft's older titles now have a firm date of online shutdown. If you've...
Management.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO company is the worst at managing its message?

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You've probably noticed that there are some studios and companies wherein the players seem to have a downright acerbic relationship with the people making...
Whee.

E3 2021 is officially a digital-only event this year

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So it was rumored and so it has come to pass: E3 2021 is happening this year, but it'll be free to everyone and...
That's bait.

Omar Gonzalez, a chief architect of World of Warcraft Classic, has departed Blizzard for Dreamhaven

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If you're a fan of WoW Classic, you have Omar Gonzalez to thank for it. You may not have known about that, but it's true;...
Accurate.

Chinese police team up with Tencent to take down a video game cheating ring

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It was an illegal organization being taken down by the Chinese police force in a concentrated operation. It involved $76 million being made, with...
Well, bye...

Sony confirms that the PlayStation 3, PSP, and Vita stores will shut down this year

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It turns out that the rumor was true, unfortunately. Sony has confirmed that the online stores for the PlayStation 3, PSP, and PSP Vita...
Emergency food.

Genshin Impact has made a billion dollars in its first six months of operation

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For a while there it seemed like no one would stop with the Genshin Impact memes, huh? But six months out from launch, it seems...
Sorny.

Rumor: Sony is getting rid of the PlayStation 3, PSP, and Vita stores this year

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If there are digital games you've always wanted to get for your now-older PlayStation 3... now might be the right time to do it....
Oof.

Discord is rumored to be in negotiations for a potential $10 billion sale to Microsoft

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Remember when Discord servers weren't basically the foundation of every single video game community online? Those were good times. It also meant that people...

US and EU trading bodies both approve Microsoft’s $7.5B buyout of ZeniMax Media

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It's been a few months since Microsoft acquired all of ZeniMax Media's studios to the tune of $7.5 billion back in September of last...
Army.

MMO company Perfect World Entertainment is working on a new game according to hiring post

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So what does Perfect World Entertainment have in the works right now? We don't know, but it appears to be something new happening. A new...
Dew the do... wait.

Stardew Valley gets an official board game (and it’s out right now)

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Stardew Valley is one of those games that people are still playing with gusto and keeps getting major updates, but up until today you...
A cast

Phantasy Star Online 2 has launched on the Epic Games Store today with a new limited-time quest

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The state of Phantasy Star Online 2 is very different now from when it launched in North America last year, because you can now launch...
Whee.

E3 is currently in planning to be a digital-only event this year

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If you were hoping that 2021 would return to hordes of people crammed into convention halls for this year's E3 after last year's version...

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