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Greed Monger officially calls it quits

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After staff defections and general developer drama earlier this year, there really wasn't much hope for the future of Greed Monger. Now there is...
All right, the Lopp have some chops here too.

NCsoft Q1: Growth for Guild Wars 2, further deflation for WildStar

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NCsoft's first quarter financial report is out, and... you know, let's start with the good news. Guild Wars 2 is making the company more...
More than you know.

Ubisoft Annecy joins the many teams working on The Division

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You remember The Division, right? We sort of do. It was supposed to be released... eventually. Was it supposed to be now? Meh, doesn't...

RIFT’s Hammerknell instant adventures open for business

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While the new Hammerknell instant adventure was originally slated for RIFT's 3.2 update, the team held it back for additional work and testing. The...

The Secret World cinematic director moves on to other Funcom projects

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If you've enjoyed the hand-crafted cinematics in The Secret World over the past couple of years, then chances are you've benefited from the efforts...
It'd make a cool Transformer, but I think that about lots of stuff.

The Powerplay update will change how you play Elite: Dangerous

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The next big update for Elite: Dangerous centers around the Powerplay system, and it's enough to change the way you see the game world....

Now Greed Monger’s project lead has bowed out

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The crumbling of the once-promising crowdfunded sandbox Greed Monger continues, as project lead Jason Appleton announced that he's abandoning the project and giving control...

OnLive shutting down, sells Sony some of its assets

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The OnLive cloud gaming service is shutting down, and the firm has sold Sony some of its assets, according to a dev blog. The OnLive...
Prettier than this.

Codemasters CEO leaves company to join Jagex

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There's a new boss in town at Jagex. Rod Cousens, previously the CEO of Codemasters, has moved shop to be the new CEO of...
My name is might have been.

Final 38 Studios auction brings in $90,000 for Rhode Island

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If there was ever any hope of recovering most of the massive $75 million debt left by the collapse of 38 Studios, it's gone now. A last...
Oh, there's going to be so much chopping.

Investment firm sees a dark future for WildStar, bright hopes for Guild Wars 2

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Korean investment firm KDB Daewoo Securities is not predicting a rosy future for WildStar, although it still is recommending NCsoft as a "buy" prospect....

Director of Design Chris Whiteside leaves Guild Wars 2

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Former Guild Wars 2 Director of Design Chris Whiteside has left ArenaNet to pursue other opportunities. While on a long roadtrip, Whiteside tweeted the news...

PlanetSide 2’s Clint Worley departs Daybreak

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Former PlanetSide 2 Executive Producer Clint Worley has left the team and studio, according to a brief announcement by him on Twitter. It is...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 5

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Justin and Bree discuss Camelot Unchained's alpha, RIFT's anniversary, the Daybreak/Storybricks saga, Elder Scrolls Online update 6, FFXIV's Heavensward, Marvel Heroes, and SWGemu, with mailbag questions on new journalism and isometric MMOs.
If you forget the fact that it was during the day and there were only the two of us and it wasn't outside by a wooden table it was exactly like this.

PAX East 2015: A chat with SOTA’s Richard Garriott

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Richard Garriott casts a long shadow in the MMO industry, with Ultima Online serving as the first fully graphical MMO and ushering in the genre...
When leveling alts was already the plan...

WoW Factor: A self-defeating genre

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Remember when World of Warcraft launched? I sure do. I remember when the game's developers strapped into a helicopter and broke into the building...

Daybreak layoffs totaled 140 in San Diego

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It's been almost a month since Daybreak (formerly SOE) laid off several of its employees following its acquisition by Columbus Nova, but we're only...
Big time.

Gigantic will be published on Windows 10 and Xbox One

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In a news sure to relieve the gamers unsure whether a MOBA would come along specifically designed to work with Windows 10, Motiga has...

Nexon, Smilegate top eastern revenue charts

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Last year was a very good year indeed for Nexon, which made $393M in revenue in 2014. However, Smilegate clambered up to second place...

How Daybreak strives to avoid social media pitfalls

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Tweeting or posting the wrong thing in the wrong tone can have serious consequences for a game studio, which is something that Daybreak Senior...

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