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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...
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...

EverQuesting: A sweet sixteen EverQuest II anniversary retrospective

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Happy birthday, sweet sixteen! If you think I've waited 16 years to be able to sing that to EverQuest II, well, you aren't...

The Game Archaeologist: Fallen Earth

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I remember back when Fallen Earth first came out, I had some friends who were raving about it and doing everything in their...

Activision-Blizzard Q3 2020: Blizzard MAUs fell to 30M as overall ActiBlizz revenues hold steady

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It's time for another round of Activision-Blizzard financials as today covers Q3 2020. It's been a weird couple of years for the company as...

Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet appears to be suffering another round of layoffs

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It looks as though ArenaNet is suffering a fresh round of layoffs, as Jennifer Scheurle, a lead designer on one of the...

Unions in Europe call on Blizzard employees in France to strike against the closure of the Versailles office

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Last week we had reported the unfortunate news that Blizzard would be shutting down an office in Versailles, France, displacing 285 employees who...

Pathfinder Online is still alive, and the devs are embracing the cloud

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Pathfinder Online is transitioning to the cloud, and no, that's not a euphemism for ascending to heaven because Pathfinder Online is still alive...

Riot Games is shuttering its Sydney, Australia, office as it sunsets its Oceanic Pro League

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Activision-Blizzard isn't the only company shuttering overseas holdings this week, it seems: Riot Games is closing one down too, this time the company's Sydney,...
But no badger.

Activision-Blizzard is reportedly shuttering its Versailles, France, office

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Activision-Blizzard is apparently closing down one of its offices, specifically the one in Versailles, France. The news comes from Bloomberg, which this morning...
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Soulbound Studios insists work on Chronicles of Elyria continues in pre-litigation paperwork response

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Back in August, we reported on players filing pre-litigation paperwork to sue Soulbound Studios over Chronicles of Elyria in a class-action lawsuit...

EA shareholders overwhelmingly reject excessive executive pay in latest vote

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Remember back in June when investment accountability group CtW was agitating against Activision-Blizzard's corporate finances, arguing that Bobby Kotick is grossly overpaid and...
Everything hurts.

Blizzard staffers confirm ‘honor point system,’ further exposing the company’s wage disparities

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This week we've been following Bloomberg's reports on Blizzard employees' attempts to secure pay and equitable pay for the gaming industry. Early...

Activision-Blizzard Q2 2020: Year-over-year revenues are up for the first time in six quarters

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We're back with another dip into Activision-Blizzard's financials, this one Q2 2020, the first report since shareholders lambasted the company for excessive executive...
Swing and a hit, but also a miss.

Blizzard staffers agitate against poor worker pay as Activision-Blizzard rakes in billions

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Blizzard's labor practices have been under scrutiny over the last couple of years, propelled in large part due to mass-layoffs at the top...

Nexon has shut down its California studio, canceling at least one PC title

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Nexon's main western studio is no more, as the gaming giant closed down its Irvine location this week and canceled the projects that...

EA shareholders criticize ‘exorbitant’ executive pay, slam ‘payoffs for layoffs’

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Over the course of June, we covered attempts by Activision-Blizzard shareholders to agitate against the company's "Say-on-Pay" policy, which critics say effectively overpays...

Camelot Unchained addresses staffing changes and the latest state of the game

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This week, we learned that Camelot Unchained studio City State Entertainment has seen a minor staffing shuffle, as four of the studio's engineers...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG do you wish were on mobile?

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Remember way back in the day when Guild Wars 2 was supposed to get a mobile version? It never did, and whatever mobile...

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