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Hearthstone releases its new mini-set and updates Battlegrounds and Mercenaries in latest patch

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The time for Maw and Disorder is now in Hearthstone's newest patch, which brings on the titular mini-set the CCG unveiled last week -...

Copyright lawsuit over Shin Megami Tensei MMO brings rogue server project to a halt

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We're not sure how many of our readers recall that the RPG series Megami Tensei had an MMORPG, but it did. It was called...

Cheat maker files countersuit against Bungie that alleges the studio hacked one of its computers

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The battle between cheat maker AimJunkies and Destiny 2 developer Bungie has been a rather drawn-out affair, so allow us a moment to review....

The Game Archaeologist: The legacy of Ultima Online

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Last week in The Game Archaeologist, we traced the history of Ultima Online’s origin, development, and testing -- not to mention one pesky in-game...
THIS IS YOUR NEW GOD, CHILDREN

Fortnite sees another dance lawsuit dismissed by the court

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Fortnite and lawsuits over appropriated dance steps go together like, well, Fortnite and fourth-graders stealing their parents' credit cards. Unfortunately for people suing Epic...

The MOP Up: Closers Online promotes from within its ranks

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Two of Closers Online's roster got a major tune-up this past week. Sylvi got promoted to a Prime Agent, while Levia joined the Fatal...
Sorny.

Sony hit with $5.9B UK class action lawsuit alleging PlayStation’s store overcharged people for games

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It would appear that consumers of the Sony PlayStation in the UK are feeling ripped off by the console's digital storefront. A £5B class...
Take a walk on the already-done-this side.

Judge denies Activision-Blizzard’s attempt to toss California discrimination lawsuit

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I'm sorry to ruin your Friday afternoon with another update on the year-long Blizzard scandal, but it must be done, as Activision-Blizzard has lost...
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CWA accuses Activision-Blizzard of spying on workers and threatening to shut down labor discussions

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The Communications Workers of America, the parent union where Raven's QA workers' union falls under, continues to keep a spotlight on Activision-Blizzard's ongoing attempts...
We're doing great, promise.

Court tosses lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard’s Call of Duty as ‘factually baseless’

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Nowadays it takes some impressive work to look like the bad guy in the room compared to Activision-Blizzard, but one games developer has managed...

Stalkers harassed Destiny 2 devs with racist voice mails and doxxing, new court filings show

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Earlier this week, we wrote about Destiny 2 studio Bungie's plan to reduce comms between developers and players temporarily over some extreme harassment and...

Activision-Blizzard Q2 2022: More revenue dips for WoW, ABK, and Blizzard in spite of Diablo Immortal

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Welcome back to our regular coverage of Activision-Blizzard's quarterly financials. As of this afternoon, we have Q2's results, comprising April, May, and June 2022; let's...
This was all funny until it happened to us!

Indonesian government blocks access to Steam and EGS for failure to meet a database registration deadline

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The government of Indonesia is drawing attention and ire after it implemented new regulation for internet services and digital games storefronts that have resulted...

Roblox removes its iconic ‘oof’ sound effect as a result of an unexplained ‘licensing issue’

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Even if you've never played Roblox in your life, you're very likely familiar with an "oof" sound effect that's in the game. The sound...
Theoretically there's a non-jerk version of this out there, but...

Riot Games’s $100M discrimination lawsuit settlement is final with over 2000 women and contractors benefiting

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Before the Activision-Blizzard sexual harassment and discrimination scandal blew up last year, the games industry was fixed on the 2018 Riot Games sexual harassment...
That was a real laugh!

Chronicles of Elyria admits to running out of money in 2021, ‘hemorrhaging cash’ ever since

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There are grim tidings out of Chronicles of Elyria in its July State of Elyria report. Studio head Jeromy “Caspian” Walsh has once again...
Here we go again.

WoW Classic’s Wrath of the Lich King launches September 26 according to yet another Blizzard leak

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Sooooo either Blizzard's web team had another oopsie or somebody really wanted to distract everyone from the fact that Activision-Blizzard workers staged a walkout...

It’s been exactly one year since Activision-Blizzard’s sexual discrimination and harassment scandal broke out

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One year ago today, I was puttering around in the evening, probably playing video games, when our tipbox exploded with the news that a...

MMO Business Roundup: Blizzard Albany’s union, BioWare Pride, Sony’s antitrust lawsuit, and the P2E ‘hustle’

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Business business business! Activision-Blizzard: Another group of QA testers within Activision-Blizzard have announced they're...

Bungie accuses Destiny 2 player of cheating and harassment in latest lawsuit

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The development studio of Destiny 2 is once again in the news thanks to yet another lawsuit being filed against one of its players....

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