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World of Tanks rolls out Italian heavy tanks as Wargaming’s infringement lawsuit is dismissed in California

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We've got three World of Tanks and Wargaming stories to truck through this afternoon. The Blitz lawsuit: First, Wargaming had apparently filed a California...

NCsoft Korea’s office literally turns away employees that have worked too many hours

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It's not too terribly often we get the opportunity to report on gaming companies doing the right thing by its employees (even if it...

RuneScape studio Jagex disputes RICO-tinged lawsuit over its convoluted ownership

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Earlier this week, RuneScape studio Jagex announced it had been sold to a new investment company, The Carlyle Group. But then we...

RuneScape studio Jagex has been sold for the third time in six years against the backdrop of a… RICO lawsuit?

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We're going to play a fun new game today. It's called Who Owns Jagex Now! As we chronicled last summer, RuneScape studio Jagex's...

World of Warships was reprimanded by advertising regulators over misleading lockbox promo

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We're 22 days into 2021 and we haven't had a gaming lootbox mess yet, but that ends today. As MMO Fallout first reported, the...

EU fines Valve, ZeniMax, and other gaming companies almost $10M for antitrust geoblocking

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The EU is cracking down on multiple games companies this week, finding them in violation of market regulations. The European Commission announced today that...
Keanu, why.

CD Projekt Red faces a second class-action lawsuit from investors over Cyberpunk 2077

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It feels like there's not much bottom for things going wrong over at CD Projekt Red in the wake of Cyberpunk 2077. Sure, it...

LOTRO Legendarium: It’s long past time to delete legendary items from Lord of the Rings Online

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Mines of Moria was easily the most ambitious expansion that Lord of the Rings Online created. Not only did it implement the...

Epic Games brings Fortnite complaint against Apple and Google to the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal

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While understandably most of the attention in the Epic vs. Google and Apple legal scuffle has been focused on the suit being heard in...
We're a team, let's fight like one.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 304: League of MMORPGs

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Justin and Bree discuss Riot's new MMO, RuneScape, Neverwinter, Crowfall, and Path of Exile, with adventures in Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft, Torchlight II, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on losing hype and legal complexity in MMOs.
Destined even further.

Riot Games and Bungie join forces to sue creator of Destiny 2 and Valorant cheat software

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When I saw this story cross our news room, I immediately envisioned Guardians and Agents clapping hands together and very possibly pumping their...
It's not working.

CD Projekt Red is facing potential fines from Polish consumer protection if patches don’t improve Cyberpunk 2077

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Hey, remember how Cyberpunk 2077 is supposed to get a multiplayer component? Does that seem particularly likely given all of the game's current issues?...
Sometimes it's nigh-on incomprehensible.

Star Trek Online player is banned following lifetime subscription refund bungle

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File this one under "no good deed goes unpunished": A 10-year veteran of Star Trek Online who picked up a lifetime sub to...

CIG acquires a perpetual license for Crytek’s CryEngine to further develop Star Citizen

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In what's probably a surprising bit of news considering the two year-long legal fight between CIG and Crytek, it appears that the Star...

Chronicles of Elyria clarifies art and comms as players vow their lawsuit will go forward

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One of the biggest MMO stories from 2020 was surely the collapse of Soulbound Studios and its MMORPG Chronicles of Elyria, which at...

Lawful Neutral: 2020 was the year that wasn’t for MMO legal news

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It seems surreal, but it is that time of the year again when we wax nostalgic about the year that was. Well, maybe this...
Darn it.

CD Projekt Red promises ‘vigorous’ defense in Cyberpunk 2077 consumer lawsuits

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In what's perhaps a bit of a "water is wet" sort of story, CD Projekt Red, the publisher/developer of Cyberpunk 2077, released a...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding news of 2020

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Welcome to a special edition of Make My MMO, Massively OP's weekly and sometimes biweekly recap of the big news in crowdfunded MMOs. If...

MMO Year in Review: When Daybreak and Albion got bought out (December 2020)

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Well, we made it to the final recap of the final month of the hell year known as 2020, and for MMOs, at least,...
Someone thinks that's neat, probably.

CD Projekt Red investors make good on Cyberpunk 2077 class-action lawsuit threat

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No matter how well Cyberpunk 2077 appears to be working for you because you're playing on a newly-launched console or a beefy PC,...

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