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Nexon founder’s controlling shares in the company are now officially up for sale

Remember how Nexon's founder and 98.64% share holder Kim Jung-ju made it clear early this month that he was looking into selling his...

2018 was the year of Fortnite and free-to-play games, according to Superdata research

"2018 was the biggest year for digital games and interactive entertainment. Ever." So sayeth gaming-trend research company Superdata, which recently published its year-in-review data...
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Riot tackles toxic corporate culture with updated company values

In the wake of the gender-discrimination and sexual-harassment scandal that has plagued Riot Games for the past year -- which last month...
BURN IT

After telling Blizzard to cut spending, Activision pays $15 million signing bonus to new CFO

Hey, do y'all remember a little bit back when Activision told Blizzard that it had to start cutting back on
I'll be dead soon

Electronic Arts cancels its untitled open-world Star Wars game

Remember that open-world Star Wars game that Electronic Arts' Vancouver studio was working on after the company closed down the previous studio that...
A jetpack could have prevented this.

Orange Shirt Kid joins the legal battle over Fortnite dances as Epic reintroduces glider re-deploys

The epic saga of Epic Games's legal battles over Fortnite dance emotes continues as the mother of the player popularly known as...

The Bungie-Activision split could herald tough times ahead for Destiny 2

Following last week's announcement that Bungie would be cutting its business ties with Activision and taking sole control of Destiny 2,...
Can I return this muffin if I only ate half of it?

The Epic store is now sporting a Steam-style refund policy on titles

It's not even remotely surprising to state that the Epic store is taking direct aim at Steam with its structure, and that aim is...

Amazon is reportedly developing a game-streaming platform that could release as early as next year

It's certainly no secret that Amazon has been making numerous inroads into the gaming industry, from its Lumberyard game engine to its in-development MMO...

Revisions to Japanese law make console and save data modding illegal

Japan's Association of Copyright for Computer Software is going after console modders in some recent revisions to the country's Unfair Competition Prevention Law. According...
All according to keikaku or something

Lord British (aka Richard Garriott) is now working as a telecommuting Robo-British

Richard Garriott, also known as Lord British, also known as the man behind Shroud of the Avatar and the Ultima franchise, has been upgraded to Robo-British....
Speaking of deaths and looping...

ZeniMax Media trademarks Deathloop for mobile games

So here's a nice entry for your speculation bin. ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda, has filed for a trademark for "Deathloop"...
We can't go anywhere!

China is approving games again, but none of them is from Tencent or Netease

After nearly a year of being frozen, China's approval process for games lurched into life once more in December, with 80 titles approved...
A world of disappointments.

Activision Blizzard’s CFO is ousted and appears to be getting hired by Netflix

It's a new year, but we've still got some last vestiges of last year's corporate ongoings to close out the events of 2018. Isn't...
Now I will tell you what I've done for you.

Blizzard’s corporate culture is becoming much more cost-focused with stronger Activision influence

Let's start with the good news here. According to the most recent article covering Blizzard's ongoing corporate culture shifts on Kotaku, the studio's...
Like this deli. Not only this deli.

The Daily Grind: What trivial MMO grievances will you air for Festivus?

Friends, it is December 23rd, and that means that it is the traditional date of Festivus! My wife and I celebrate Festivus every year,...

Blizzard details new HOTS cadence, shames toxic Overwatch pros, and pays over 100 Irish staff to leave

Despite the recent news from Blizzard that Heroes of the Storm's development cadence is being scaled back, with some of its developers...
Hooray, the world is awful.

Entropia Universe allows players to purchase shares to invest in the Crystal Palace

In the first half of 2019, you can get money for the loot other people earn in Entropia Universe. Yes, really. The game is...

DayZ actually launches with version 1.0, conditions in the underworld described as ‘chilling’

The day we never thought would arrive has arrived. DayZ has actually launched version 1.0. It has launched. It's actually arrived at launch. No...
Whooops.

Netmarble’s appeal over deceptive lockbox practices has been dismissed

Even South Korea is getting mighty tired of lockboxes... or at least, tired of scuzzy business practices associated with them. Netmarble had been...

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