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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...
Oh look. Again.

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...

MMO Business Roundup: Paradox signs union agreement, shareholders slam Activision-Blizzard

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Welcome back to another quickie roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent gaming industry business news. Activision-Blizzard is under fire yet again for its corporate management,...

Voxelbox Creativerse adds a new store item to make blueprint building easier

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It's time once again to peek in on an MMO that has been out of the regular news cycle for a little while. This...

The Game Archaeologist: The rise and fall of Landmark and EverQuest Next

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The year was 2013. Sony Online Entertainment was still a functioning and seemingly robust MMORPG studio, and its yearly SOE Live convention was a...
This mailbox is mine.

Vague Patch Notes: Chronicles of Elyria’s road to nowhere

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I honestly cannot stop thinking about Chronicles of Elyria. Not in the sense of surprise, mind you; this was pretty much one of...

EverQuesting: Looking back at EverQuest’s 21st year

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There are landmark years, and then there are landmark years. (Not to be confused with Landmark, which has been gone for years.) You...

COVID-19 roundup: GameStop, unions call foul, Square-Enix, race cars, Blizzard, Skyforge, and Ultima Online housing

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of news bits all about how COVID-19 has impacted even our MMO corner of the gaming world. Also...

Valve plans a wholesale reboot for its digital CCG Artifact

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Like the Black Knight of Monty Python and the Holy Grail fame, Valve's Artifact is not ready to give up the fight...

Matthew Medina returns to Guild Wars 2 as senior content designer

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Considering the rash of worrying employee departure news that's been hitting Guild Wars 2 fans recently, a bit of good news is likely...
Well... cool.

Rend’s music won the 2019 IFMCA Award for a video game score despite sunset

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The world can be a weird place. Rend has won the 2019 International Film Music Critics Association award for Best Original Score for...
Misty.

Guild Wars 2 rehires a former programmer, drops PvP patch and season next week

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You know what I don't love? Chronicling how more Guild Wars 2 devs have left the building. So I'm not going to...

NCsoft Q4 2019: It was a rough quarter for MMORPGs, especially Guild Wars 2

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NCsoft corporate had a solid financial quarter for the last three months of 2019, with increases in revenue quarter over quarter and year...

Interview: Camelot Unchained’s Mark Jacobs just announced a new game called Colossus

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Camelot Unchained studio City State Entertainment has been teasing something big for a while now. This morning, CSE's Mark Jacobs told backers...

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