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Rumor: Daybreak was working on a Marvel MMORPG until last year

If there are two constant news stories about Daybreak Game Company that we handle, it's that the studio keeps going through rounds of layoffs...

Guild Wars 2 lost yet another dev, this time a key living world designer

If you're starting to get more than a little worried about the line of developers departing ArenaNet, you're not alone. As the Guild...

Guild Wars 2 admits new fractals, raids, and even hairstyles are many months away

As we're mulling over our own impressions of Guild Wars 2's latest content release, Whisper in the Dark, the players who've...

PlanetSide 2 is celebrating its seventh birthday, teases early 2020 content

If you were worried that recent layoffs to the PlanetSide franchise team would hamper PlanetSide 2's anniversary festivities, you can breathe a...

EverQuesting: Contemplating content and communication on EverQuest II’s 15th anniversary

You've no doubt heard of the quinceañera: It's the Mesoamerican coming-of-age celebration, a giant gala commemorating a girl's move to adulthood at age...
The new place.

FFXIV Shadowbringers boosted Square Enix’s financials, Nexon sees 24% YOY revenue drop

Let's talk about money, shall we? The first week of November is always inundated with the last big fiscal report of the year for...

The Daily Grind: Are you still excited for today’s BlizzCon reveals?

This is a rough year to be excited about BlizzCon. It was a rough year a while back, with World of Warcraft in the...

The Daily Grind: What are the odds that Daybreak can turn itself around?

I've had... severe concerns about Daybreak Games over the last several years, and I'm sure that I am not alone in this. The multiple...

Daybreak talks PlanetSide Arena goals and plans for PlanetSide 3

With Daybreak currently in the throes of fresh layoffs and a "company realignment" and PlanetSide Arena failing to really set the world...

EverQuest’s Torment of Velious preorders and beta begin next week

All of Daybreak's true MMORPGs have now weighed in post-layoffs: The most recent confirmation that everything's OK with the EverQuest franchise team...
It's already dead.

PlanetSide 2 brings the Nanite of the Living Dead event back for more spooky shooting

Fans of PlanetSide 2 probably had lots of reason to be scared following the latest round of Daybreak layoffs on Friday, and not...
It knows you sinned.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 242: And then Blizzard said, ‘Hold my beer’

Justin, Bree, and Eliot discuss the Blizzard boytcott and fiasco, the Daybreak layoffs, Shroud of the Avatar's sell-off, the Guild Wars 2 hacker piece, and a few happier stories too.

Flameseeker Chronicles: Is it time for Guild Wars 3?

Earlier this month, ArenaNet announced that President Mike O’Brien, former game director on both the original Guild Wars and Guild Wars...

Daybreak confirms yesterday’s layoffs and ‘realignment of the company into separate franchise teams’

Yesterday, we reported on the sad news that MMORPG company Daybreak Games had suffered yet another round of layoffs. As developers began weighing...

The Game Archaeologist: Funcom’s long-abandoned Midgard MMO

There used to be a time that Funcom was deeply into the MMORPG business, bringing us titles such as Anarchy Online, Age...

It looks like Daybreak’s been hit with yet another round of layoffs

Former H1Z1 Technical Director and PlanetSide Arena dev Josh "Autenil" Kriegshauser posted a tweet this evening suggesting that Daybreak has once again...

Mark Kern didn’t just quit WoW Classic: He accused his old Firefall studio of Chinese corruption

Earlier this week, we reported that former World of Warcraft Team Lead Mark Kern had very publicly posted that he was quitting WoW...

Leaderboard: Are you concerned for the future of Guild Wars 2?

Yesterday, we learned that ArenaNet's Mike O'Brien, who'd run the company that ushered both Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 into...

Gaming chat client company Discord issued an unknown number of layoffs this week

If you're a gamer, you probably use Discord, so you're probably interested to know that the company behind it is evidently going through a...

Guild Wars 2’s build and equipment templates are coming on October 29

Earlier this year when ArenaNet was doing damage control following the layoffs, one of the most exciting pieces of news about the future...

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