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Krafton Q3 2022: PUBG earns ‘steady retention’ after F2P switch as the company angles to expansion

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The third quarter earnings report from Krafton, aka the company that owns PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and TERA, isn't full of what one might call mind-blowing...

Krafton has put Thunder Tier One into maintenance mode after less than a year

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You guys remember Thunder Tier One, right? It's a top-down tactical multiplayer shooter with a heavy emphasis on player modding along with single-player, co-op,...

China’s restrictions on game time sees a drop in minors’ gaming engagement in the country

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Last year, the Chinese government tightened the screws on minors' gaming access, limiting play time to only three hours a week at specific times...
Oh no.

Four Winds: Remembering TERA’s wild start and in-game politics

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Well, the TERA sunset thing caught me off guard. I don't play TERA, but I was always under the impression that the game was...

TERA’s PC version will sunset in June as Bluehole ceases work on the game

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Today is the day that TERA's Japanese servers sunset... and unfortunately, the day heralds bad news for the rest of TERA's PC playerbase in...

The MOP Up: Fiesta Online logs into the Realm of Love

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"The loveliest season of the year has begun and the little bees are busy transporting love letters from town to town. Bells are ringing...

Krafton and Bluehole announce a partnership to create NFT avatars to sell in a future metaverse

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The classic set of questions for journalists, investigators, and general critical thinkers to ask is the Five Ws: who, what, when, where, and why....
Paws for impact.

MMO Business Roundup: Unionbusting, Kakao, sportswashing, DDOS attacks, plagiarism, and PUBG

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO- and MMO-adjacent industry news. I'm sorry. Raven Software: The internal Activision studio that saw first a strike and...

The MOP Up: Anvil hitches up its combat pants as it looks at 2022

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Coop shooter Anvil pushed out its first update since the game's December early access launch. The patch brings in balance adjustments, a new relic,...

TERA is apparently sunsetting its Japanese servers in April

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Bad news for TERA players, at least those who played on the Japanese servers: The game is closing down in that region in April. The...
Cushions of air.

MMO Business Roundup: Ubisoft thinks crypto is just swell

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business news. Ubisoft: Ubisoft just can't seem to stop taking wrong turns here. During its...
clock is ticking folks

First Impressions: Elyon continues to blend in with the MMORPG gaming furniture

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After about 30 or so levels and an entirely different class, I can pretty much say with a fair bit of confidence that my...

Krafton’s Elyon officially launches in the west today, F2P under Kakao’s banners

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It's not every year that we get a whole bunch of MMORPG launches, but Elyon will help make 2021 a special year by adding...
Specter of fun.

Elyon’s headstart is live this morning, Kakao elaborates on the Luminus system

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With Elyon's free-to-play launch date quickly looming on the horizon and its headstart live as of this morning, Kakao Games is eager to drum...

Elyon pre-downloading has begun, character creation is set for October 14

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Yesterday, Elyon raised a few eyebrows when Krafton and Kakao announced that pre-download and character creation plans had "hit a bit of a snag"...

Elyon delays pre-download and character creation, says launch and headstart are ‘on course’

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Elyon surprised everyone last month when it diverted from its September launch to an October 20th launch, with a change-up for its business model...

Elyon begins preregistration ahead of its October 20 free-to-play launch

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So Krafton-Bluehole's upcoming MMORPG Elyon's been a bit of a tangle these last few months. After changing its name and its theme, it rolled...

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...

China now limits minors’ gaming time to three hours a week, indicates anti-monopoly policies are forthcoming

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The Chinese government is introducing a significant crackdown on gaming for minors as state media has reported that children will only be allowed to...

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...

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