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Valve appears to be banning titles with NFT and crypto trading from Steam

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Saying that Valve and Steam have some problems is not a hot take. It is more of a lukewarm take, or if you want...

MMO Business Roundup: China’s crackdown, the COVID bubble, MY.GAMES hires, and the Shatterline leak

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Welcome back to another super fun roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Remember how regulators in China have cracked down on youth gaming in...
Populate this.

Fractured opens up free play starting today to wrap up its fall alpha event

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Do you want to try out Fractured without being in the proper alpha testing batch? You're in luck because the game is kicking off a...
Fired.

Kingdom Under Fire 2 is shutting down in October

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It's almost time to wave farewell to Kingdom Under Fire 2; publisher Gameforge has announced that the title will sunset for good on October 26th,...

Riot Games claims it made headway into diversity efforts over 2020

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Ever since Riot Games was called out by its own employees and the state of California as a truly toxic and sexist workplace, the...

Tencent, Netease hit with stock losses amid China’s gaming industry clampdown

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If you've been following the gaming industry for a while, you probably remember the big "freezes" that the Chinese government placed on new game...

China’s new kid gaming time regulations are already causing industry trainwrecks

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At the end of August, we noted that China was following through on its plan to set extreme limits on minors' gaming time -...

MMO Business Roundup: Clockwork Labs’ sandbox startup, NPIXEL, LOTRO’s community, and more

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Welcome back to another quickie roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Business business business! Clockwork Labs: Brand-new indie game studio Clockwork Labs has raised...
Less controversial.

Fallout 76 project lead Jeff Gardiner has departed Bethesda

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The launch of Fallout 76 was pretty rocky, but over time the title has managed to turn around its reputation and receive at least tacit...

Daybreak CEO Ji Ham takes over as Enad Global 7’s acting CEO

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It has not even been a year since EG7 Global acquired Daybreak Game Company for $300 million, and now the parent corporation is promoting...
Now is the winter of our discontent.

Whatever happened to The Exiled (formerly known as Das Tal)?

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Do you remember The Exiled? What about Das Tal, its original name? If you answered yes to either question, congratulations, you remember a PvP-centered...
Welcome to here.

Continent of the Ninth Seal is moving over to Valofe from Webzen for publishing

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If you had some deep attachment to Webzen because the company was behind the publishing of Continent of the Ninth Seal, today's news will...
Stellar.

Kingfall is proudly advertising itself as a casual fantasy MMORPG with NFTs attached

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Reading the announcement pinned tweet from Kingfall is a journey. The game is coming soon. All right. It's a casual fantasy MMORPG. Hmm, that...

Amazon Game Studios retracts policies that claim rights to games made by workers after hours

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Nobody is going to accuse Amazon Game Studios of being a house of ideas, considering the studio has already been exposed as a place...
Yeah, cool.

Former Stadia first-party developers claim Google balked at the investment required to make first-party development work

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Holy wow, did you know that developing video games is expensive and takes some time? It turns out that Google might not have known...
Popcorn appropriately.

Blizzard denies rumor that Overwatch League will take year-long hiatus after current season

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If you're still a big fan of Overwatch and the competitive Overwatch League, we may have some bad news for you. A rumor being...
The shine is off.

Whatever happened to Astellia and Astellia Royal?

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So it's been quite some time since we heard anything about Astellia (which is buy-to-play) or its free-to-play cousin Astellia Royal, hasn't it? And...
lol

Oculus pauses sales of the Quest 2 to address headset foam issue

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If you were abut to buy yourself an Oculus Quest 2, you can't. Not right away, anyhow. A new notification from the team indicates...
Again and again and again and...

Warcraft III: Reforged was sabotaged internally by low budget and shifting priorities

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If you're still waiting for Warcraft III: Reforged to deliver on the basic functionality that the game's prior version had 18 months after launch......

Portal Knights studio gets $10M investment to make open-world sandbox

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After selling over 3.5 million copies of Portal Knights, what's indie developer Keen Games going to do next? Make an even bigger game, that's...

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