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VR MMO Zenith raises $10 million from investors, says ‘not much’ will change about development

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We've been a little skeptical about the long-term prospects of Zenith, but the virtual reality MMORPG has a better chance today of making it...

Krafton’s IPO launch didn’t go to plan thanks to China and Tencent

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Yesterday was supposed to be a huge day for Krafton, the South Korean gaming giant behind everything from TERA to PUBG, as it launched...

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...

Palia’s latest investment round nets $30M as pre-alpha invites – all 200 of them – begin

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Palia's reveal last month had the MMO and MMO-adjacent communities abuzz with delight over the cutesy simulation MMO, including ours. In our article on...
Now my stats are good!

Activision-Blizzard extends contentious shareholder vote on executive pay

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MMO readers will recall that earlier this year, the industry erupted over a public relations fiasco Activision-Blizzard failed to adequately counter: In the midst...
Oof.

Sony injects investment into Discord ahead of putting Discord on PlayStation

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Well now, suddenly it's a lot more clear why Discord and Microsoft ended their buyout talks, isn't it? Yes, Sony announced today that it's partnering...

Dreamworld co-founder’s ex-fiancee calls out Kickstarter fibs but says he’s not intentionally scamming

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A couple of weeks back, we covered the impending Kickstarter funding of Dreamworld, a game by a couple of MMORPG industry novices promising the...
Infractured

Fractured updates players on the tech tree and studio investment while delaying its next test

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You probably don't need anyone to tell you that the winter test for Fractured is not taking place in February, due to certain little indicators...

Gamestonk’s gamified guerilla trading made losers of both the good and bad guys

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It seems like a long time ago, but just a few weeks back, the mainstream news cycle was absolutely obsessed with Gamestop thanks to...

With some trading restrictions lifted, GameStop stock is taking off again

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The GME train keeps on a rollin' here on Friday. As daytraders and retail stock-buyers have been organizing on Reddit to buy GameStop stock...

The Reddit-driven GameStop stock spike isn’t going to end well

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(We're continuing to update this piece on the latest at the end!) If I had told you last year that GameStop, the retail business that...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Raph Koster’s Playable Worlds studio raises an additional $10 million in funding

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We still know nothing about what the first project out of Raph Koster's new studio, Playable Worlds, will actually look like. But we do...

Star Citizen studio Cloud Imperium just picked up another $17.25M from investors

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Looks like Star Citizen and Squadron 42 company Cloud Imperium just got a bit more rope, as its investor groups have bought up more...

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

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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 be...
Rocky!

Space colony MMO Seed raises $22.3 million with help from LEGO (seriously)

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If Scrooge McDuck piles of money are enough to get you excited about the possibility of developing games, then jump into the moneybin that...

Former Riot devs form well-funded Singularity 6 to build a ‘virtual society’ MMO

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MMOs are dead, huh? No less than the likes of ex-Riot Games devs say not so fast. New(ish) studio Singularity 6 - led by...

Leaderboard: Are you concerned about the health of the games market right now?

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In the last couple of weeks, we've been posting what seems like an endless list of bad news from gaming companies insofar as their...
Knives out.

Diablo III patches in Season 16 while investors see a bright potential future for Diablo Immortal

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The latest patch for Diablo III is currently available, and it adds the game's sixteenth season to the game. Of course, that's not all...
Hooray, the world is awful.

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

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

Analysts say Diablo Immortal will bring financial success despite fan outrage

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Arguably the biggest thing to come out of BlizzCon 2018 was the sheer amount of unadulterated rage solicited by the announcement of Blizzard's upcoming...

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