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Steam adds in a new interactive recommendation feature

There are a lot of games on Steam. What the heck do you want to play? Valve is hoping to solve that particular problem...
Who wants to marry a million bears?

Holly Longdale exits Darkpaw Games, bidding farewell to EverQuest and EverQuest II

Daybreak Games may have spun into separate studios, but it's still Daybreak, and that means it's still burying its surprise news on a Friday...

Google Stadia apparently has offered insufficient incentives for devs on the platform

So why exactly is Stadia - a major platform launched pushed by Google of all the companies in the world - floundering so badly? The...
In space, no one can transmit illness.

The Daily Grind: How much do you see COVID-19 impacting the MMO sphere?

It's not really surprising that COVID-19 is having an impact on gaming. No, the disease is not rampaging through the world with a horribly...

Roblox is worth $4 billion now, clocks over 115 million monthly users

Hey, you know what's worth $4 billion these days? It's not your Magic: The Gathering collection, that's for sure. No, it happens to...
Like this, but colder.

The mayor of Boston asks Sony to reconsider withdrawing from PAX East

Sony announced on rather short notice that the company would not be attending PAX East 2020 which kicks off on Friday, citing concerns...
Come on, vogue.

Pearl Abyss America CEO talks about the MMO market and Black Desert Online’s success

It's a good sign that Black Desert Online has been not just a flash in the pan but an ongoing success in the MMO...
This is what you are.

The IRS deleted guidelines citing Fortnite’s Vbucks as virtual currency like Bitcoin

Every so often you just get to see a news story and think to yourself that this is going to turn into a major issue...
Marketing!

Vague Patch Notes: How to read games industry investor reports as a player

The old adage goes that diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggy" until you can find a rock. By extension, marketing is the...
Fair's fair.

Nexon agrees to a wage increase after negotiations with its labor union

Well, this is a nice surprise for anyone who had been rooting for the labor unions. After lengthy negotiations following a year of big...

Activision-Blizzard’s Q4 2019 revenues are down YoY for the fourth straight quarter

So here we are in 2020, looking back at the last quarter of 2019 for Blizzard. Nothing big happened or anything, just a massive...
But slightly different.

Hi-Rez Studios spins off another new studio, Prophecy Games

We've all been a bit fixated on some other studio break-up antics, but it's time to give a tip of the hat to Hi-Rez Studios,...

MMO Business Roundup: Guild Wars’ art book, Day of Dragons drama, Red Dead hackers, FogBank layoffs, and more

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Guild Wars' art book: If you happened to read our swag guide ahead...

MMO Business Roundup: Tencent, Ubisoft, Rockstar, energy, Creativerse, and Cold Iron Studios

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Tencent: Just before Funcom and Tencent announced the Chinese gaming giant was angling...
Really, whatever.

The Daily Grind: How do you feel about the new Daybreak situation?

We've all had a couple of days to process the news that Daybreak Games is splitting most of itself into smaller sub-studios each...
This is someone else's problem.

UK NHS director calls out lootboxes as ‘under the radar’ gambling

As much as the developers who make lockboxes would probably like for the random packs of items to start slipping back under the radar,...
Tainted.

ESA responds to Sony’s skipping of E3 2020, saying the show will be ‘high-energy’

So if you missed the news due to it generally being shrug-worthy, it turns out that Sony has decided to skip out on...

SuperData says the premium games market took a ‘gap year’ in 2019

If you tire of all the end-of-the-year content and roundups on our site and many others, then you're not going to like SuperData's either,...

Nexon merges two studios, dumps another as part of ongoing restructure

It would appear that Nexon is keen on smooshing together some of its studios in the interests of "organically integrating the know-how and resources...
Cloudy?

Tencent will host a cloud version of Blade & Soul in China soon

It's possible that the hacking cough that was Google Stadia's launch has turned you off from the notion that cloud gaming is the future,...

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