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Rumor: EG7 and Daybreak might be prepping PlanetSide 2’s Rogue Planet for its own company

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Daybreak corporate sleuth and TheoryForge crewmate @MSandersonD has uncovered another Daybreak gem: new corporate registrations for Daybreak-related companies. California and Delaware filings show that...
It just keeps happening.

WoW Factor: We’re waiting how long for Shadowlands’ patch 9.1, now?

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So it looks like World of Warcraft's next patch is going up for testing on the week of April 12th. What the heck is happening? At...
oh nooooo

Former Daybreak and H1Z1 vets Anthony Castoro and Jace Hall raise $9M for a ‘genre-defining metaverse’

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The last time we heard the name Jace Hall, it was just about two years ago, when the version of H1Z1 esports he was...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 314: Blizzard’s a hot mess

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Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO's Wildwood, Astellia, SWTOR's next big thing, Magic Legends, and the Activision-Blizzard layoffs, with adventures in WoW Classic, Elder Scrolls Online, SWG Legends, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on the hot mess known as Blizzard.

Blizzard admits to more layoffs, starts up alumni network

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Last week, Blizzard Entertainment began laying off 190 employees, 50 of whom reportedly came from esports and live events. Now we know which other...

RIFT’s 10th birthday is here, but it ignores the elephant in the room

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With the desperate, frenzied actions of a parent trying to redirect a kid's attention away from tragedy, Gamigo invites one and all to RIFT's...

Activision-Blizzard has laid off another round of employees

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Don't look now, but Activision-Blizzard just laid off another batch of people. According to a Bloomberg report, the company has slashed just under 190 jobs,...
Find the path.

Global Chat: RIFT’s melancholy birthday

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Any MMO's 10th anniversary is a significant milestone and a reason for celebration, but for RIFT's birthday, this year is more like a funeral...

Gamigo has laid off an unspecified number of RIFT devs, says MMO will continue

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Yesterday, we learned through a trusted tipster that multiple Gamigo developers situated in the US and working on RIFT had been laid off from...

Pathfinder Online shares the final tally and rewards for its Pharasmin Sequences event

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This past December, Pathfinder Online held a holiday event that involved... Escalation drops that ran in five sequences for materials. While the event had...

Activision-Blizzard Q4 2020: Activision’s revenues are up QoQ and YoY as Blizzard MAUs drop again

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We've simply got to stop meeting like this exactly every three months. Yes, it's time for another round of Activision-Blizzard dissembling in the form...

Leaderboard: What’s the most vulnerable Daybreak MMO in 2021?

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Yep, it's that time of year again: We've been doing this recap for the last several years, although this one is going to be...

The Game Archaeologist: Free Realms

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Its very name was a declaration of rebellion against the status quo. In an era that had yet to shift from a subscription-only model...

End-of-Year Eleven: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures in 2021

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All right, let's do this one more time. Yes, it's that time when we look ahead to the next year and ask which games...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s 2020 year in review

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2019 was a rough year for Guild Wars 2. Its studio, ArenaNet, suffered sizable layoffs, and lost game directors Mike O’Brien and Mike Zadorojny....

Pathfinder Online celebrates the holiday season with the Pharasmin Sequences

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No, the Pharasmin Sequences isn't the name of some sort of non-euclidean mathematics meant to chart fantastical alternate universes; it's the holiday event that...
Ominous.

End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO surprises of 2020

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Whew. We're finally getting close to the end of 2020, and I think I speak for all of us when I say that it...

Daybreak has been sold – again – this time to EG7 Global for $300M

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Who had this on the end-of-the-year bingo card? Apparently, Daybreak has been bought out - again. The company holding the hot potato this round is...

The MOP Up: Shadow Arena pings instead of pongs

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Pearl Abyss' Shadow Arena got a lot more friendly this past month thanks to an improved ping system and the addition of login rewards. "The...
Who taught you math?!

Activision-Blizzard lays off more support staff, this time in the Asia-Pacific region

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(This piece has been updated with Blizzard's confirmation and an updated headcount of those affected.) UK publication MCV/Develop is reporting today that the global redundancies...

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