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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...

My.Games decides to get into the digital PC games storefront business

My.Games, the company that publishes titles such as Warface, Revelation Online, and Conqueror's Blade, has decided to join in on the...
Is this the real life?

Lime Odyssey appears to be getting a mobile revival

If you don't remember what Lime Odyssey was, we can't blame you, since the title never actually launched in the United States at...

Studio Wildcard’s co-founder talks about how ARK: Survival Evolved stays sustainable without microtransactions

We've all been beaten over the head with lots of news regarding predatory microtransactions practices, and there's certainly plenty of evidence that would lead...

Death threats against Square-Enix management employees force the company to cancel tournaments in Japan

There seems to be a rather alarming trend of people threatening horrible things to employees of Square-Enix. Hot on the heels of threats made...

Activision-Blizzard hires two new corporate employees

The corporate offices of Activision-Blizzard are welcoming two new faces in the form of a new chief marketing officer (which sounds like an ad...

MMO Business Roundup: Riot’s diversity ‘progress’, NetEase’s esports arena, DayZ down under, and Twitch threats

Welcome back to another roundup of what's going on in the business of making online games! Let's start with the most controversial of the...
A bunny must jump.

Square-Enix Q1 2019 financials: Final Fantasy XIV helps drive revenue spike

One brings shadow, one brings the light, but Shadowbringers itself brings great financial results. The results for the first quarter of the financial year...

Nexon aims to fully acquire Patrick Söderlund’s Embark Studios with a stock buyout

On the heels of multiple financial news bursts, Nexon has decided to spend money on a studio once again. This time the cash splash...
No, you don't get to be awful here.

Roblox celebrates 100 million monthly users with a special shoulder accessory

We all know that Roblox is one of those games that no one seems to know anyone who's actively playing even as it...
My God, it's full of nonsense.

Vague Patch Notes: Just stop pre-ordering video games

Look, you've probably heard this before, but it bears repeating now: Don't pre-order that game. Pre-ordering games is a bad idea. And this week,...
Walkers?

Riders of Icarus changes publishers as Nexon’s contract for the game runs out

Apparently, it has been three years since Riders of Icarus arrived in North America, but apparently that time also represents the end of...

Rumor: Nexon may be merging its PC and mobile businesses following canceled company sale

Over the course of 2019, we've watched as Nexon's founding family put its controlling interest up for bid, seeking as much as $9B...

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