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Epic’s Tim Sweeney on the Epic Games Store, self-publishing, and proper moderation

Epic Games found itself in a spot of hot water recently when it was discovered that its Epic Games Store was pulling users'...
Teamwork!

Children of Ur and Eleven join forces to create the ultimate Glitch revival

The process of rebuilding the social and non-combat sandbox MMO Glitch has been a slow one. It's been one that attracted a deep...

EA opens state-of-the-art competitive gaming broadcast center

Electronic Arts is branching out into esports broadcasting with the unveiling of a new "state-of-the-art competitive gaming studio" at the company's headquarters in...

New Blizzard trademark filing rekindles speculation about Diablo TV series

You may remember that last year, there was a brief but passionate firestorm of speculation that Blizzard was gearing up to produce...
We did this thing.

EverQuest’s Holly Longdale discusses Daybreak’s reacquisition thrust

Is the original EverQuest doing better than it ever has? Probably not; the game has been running for 20 years now. But it has...

Legal proceedings between Crytek and Star Citizen’s Cloud Imperium move to alternative dispute resolution

Just when we all thought the matter had seen a major roadblock in the proceedings, a new chapter in the game engine lawsuit...
Returns of at least moderate happiness.

The Daily Grind: Do you try out MMOs in well-maintained maintenance modes?

It's not hard to play Final Fantasy XI or Guild Wars at this point. Both titles are in maintenance mode, yes; they've gotten their...
Not another one.

Kritika Online is shutting down in the west in April

Sad news for Kritika Online fans today, as En Masse Entertainment has officially announced the shuttering of the game on April 30th...
Bingpot.

The Daily Grind: What are your expectations from buy-to-play MMOs in 2019?

Because I am old I still remember the halcyon days when the original Guild Wars shocked the world with its plan to serve as...
There appears to be a Pattern.

Third law firm joins the chorus threatening suits against Activision Blizzard over the Bungie split

Stop me if you've heard this one: In the wake of the split between Activision Blizzard and Bungie, with the latter regaining full rights...
lol

The people best able to afford VR have the least interest in the gaming associated with VR adoption

Well, here's a fun one. Research firm Quantic Foundry took a look at the statistical breakdown for surveys about VR purchase plans and...
Yo.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO subgenres need better names?

There are an awful lot of games falling under the broad header of "not quite an MMORPG but still multiplayer shooter with strong influences...
Going under.

Two weeks after Activision Blizzard’s layoffs, its stock price is barely higher than before the layoffs

You all remember when Activision Blizzard laid off 800 employees on a year that was, on balance, a very good year for...
The price isn't nice, though.

China puts a freeze on new game approval (again)

You might recall that 2018 proved to be a mess for studios trying to get their new games approved for the always-lucrative Chinese market....
Build it up.

LOTRO fan starts petition for Standing Stone to rehire a beloved world builder

Here's something you don't see every day. It's a fan petition, yes, but it's a fan petition for Standing Stone Games to offer...

Fortnite’s rad new hoverboard mode goes live as Carlton’s dance copyright claim hits a snowdrift

New court documents show that the United States Copyright Office has ruled that Alfonso Ribeiro cannot copyright the dance that he popularized as...
This big reveal worked out super great.

Leaderboard: Is E3 no longer relevant to gaming?

CNet had an interview out last week with Sony's Shawn Layden discussing a number of aspects of the company's business plans that, while...

Sony’s claims that it’s open to cross-platform play are bogus, game devs say

Cross-platform play has been a hot-button issue for almost as long as online gaming has been commonplace, and for some time now, Sony has...
Keep playing, darn it!

Ubisoft hits its Q3 earnings targets while betting big on The Division 2

Here's the bad news from the latest Ubisoft earnings call: The company's profits are down year-over-year. But that's about it in terms of bad...
No, you don't get to be awful here.

Roblox appears to have banned PewDiePie’s name

You probably already know of Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie. If you don't... well, PewDiePie exists, he shrieks a lot while playing video...

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