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MMO Business Roundup: Lockboxes, Twitch Korea, and the FTC’s latest MS/ABK merger appeal

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. The FTC vs. Microsoft and ABK - Surely you didn't think that "signing the...
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Project Boston was Activision-Blizzard’s attempt to create a ‘Steam of mobile’ games store

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The point of the Epic v. Google antitrust lawsuit is ostensibly about whether Google is holding a monopoly that prevents competitors like Epic from...

MMO Business Roundup: NetEase’s Worlds Untold, Embracer, Ubisoft, unionization, and Epic v. Google

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry and business news. Numbers numbers numbers! NetEase - The Chinese megacorp NetEase just can't...

Myth of Empires officially returns to Steam after a two-year legal drama

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It's been a long, strange, and litigious journey for Myth of Empires -- but its biggest woes may be behind it now. The MMO...
Must we?

MMO Business Roundup: Gaming addiction, GTA6, Ubisoft layoffs, Epic v. Google, and more

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. There's been a lot this week, so we'll keep 'em brief! Addiction: A woman...
why does this continue

The Epic Games Store is apparently still not profitable for Epic Games

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It's now been five years since Epic Games launched the Epic Games store with an eye toward dethroning Steam, as epitomized by the fact...

Court docs show Activision-Blizzard helped a gun manufacturer market to ‘young consumers’ in Call of Duty title

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Just when you thought that Activision-Blizzard news might finally slow down now that Microsoft's officially acquired it, no less than the Wall Street Journal...
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Remember that report about cops fired for playing Pokemon Go on duty? There’s video now, and it’s worse

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Way back in 2016 and 2017, it was rare to see a month go by without some sort of dreadful story about Pokemon Go...

Myth of Empires resolves ARK Survival Evolved copyright lawsuit, paving the way for its return

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Who here had "Myth of Empires resolves its legal woes to the point it gets to re-release" on their 2023 bingo card? We certainly...

MMO Business Roundup: BioWare lawsuit, Nintendo multiplayer sunset, Twitch layoffs

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Numbers numbers numbers. BioWare Remember the hefty BioWare layoffs back in the summer? A group...
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MMO Business Roundup: MY.GAMES’ CEO, Valve’s antitrust fine, and research on China’s gaming regulations

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business news. Numbers numbers numbers. In fact, this edition has the whole trifecta: business,...
Burn it all.

Fortnite’s $245M FTC settlement over COPPA violations means you might be entitled to a refund

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All right, people, hold your horses. The FTC is indeed giving out money from its settlement with Fortnite developer Epic Games, but it's specifically...
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Chronicles of Elyria studio tosses ‘quick release’ strategy after inking a licensing deal

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Some train wrecks never know when to stop smoldering. You'll recall that at the top of 2023, Soulbound Studio's Jeromy Walsh vowed that the...

Rumor: RuneScape studio Jagex might be up for sale again, the fourth time in less than a decade

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The uproar over RuneScape's new monetization mess has a new angle today as apparently the future of UK-based Jagex is up in the air. According...
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Roblox faces class action lawsuit that accuses the game of turning a blind eye to third-party gambling rings

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Roblox is once more back in the headlines for all of the wrong reasons, as the company that runs the player-generated games platform is...
Less than inspirational!

The MOP Up: EVE Online’s Fanfest has officially sold out

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Well, that's it: EVE Online's Fanfest is officially sold out this year, so if you were hoping to snag a ticket at this late...

Dark and Darker launches into paid early access in spite of ongoing legal battle with Nexon

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It has been quite a while since we heard from the PvPvE dungeon crawler Dark and Darker, but readers might remember that all through...

Destiny 2 deep-dives Season 22 as Bungie pursues cheat seller ring in court

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With the current Season of the Deep now having roughly three weeks left to it, Destiny 2 is looking to the season ahead to...

Chronicles of Elyria claims its Soulborn Engine ‘is a functional MMO engine once again’

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It's time for yet another monthly progress report out of Chronicles of Elyria's Jeromy Walsh, who has offered more granular updates to the originally...

Indie developer takes Activision-Blizzard ‘Warzone’ trademark dispute up the chain to Microsoft

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A David-vs-Goliath struggle over a game name trademark jumped on board this month's biggest legal rollercoaster. As we reported a few years ago, the...

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