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Riot Games’ Legends of Runeterra announces new card rotations and formats

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Legends of Runeterra, Riot Games' multiplayer digital card game, is preparing to go down the same path of many of its digital and analogue...

Hearthstone releases its new mini-set and updates Battlegrounds and Mercenaries in latest patch

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The time for Maw and Disorder is now in Hearthstone's newest patch, which brings on the titular mini-set the CCG unveiled last week -...

Copyright lawsuit over Shin Megami Tensei MMO brings rogue server project to a halt

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We're not sure how many of our readers recall that the RPG series Megami Tensei had an MMORPG, but it did. It was called...

Global Chat: Warming up to story-driven MMORPGs

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Do you play MMOs for the narrative or ignore the story altogether? There's a sharp line dividing the community on this issue, but MMO...

US Department of Homeland Security issues a nearly $700K grant to research extremism in gaming

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There are toxic people in games chat, and then there are people who use video gaming platforms as a ways to encourage extremism and...

Cheat maker files countersuit against Bungie that alleges the studio hacked one of its computers

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The battle between cheat maker AimJunkies and Destiny 2 developer Bungie has been a rather drawn-out affair, so allow us a moment to review....
This non-game sucks, Beavis.

Vague Patch Notes: The perpetual MMO crowdfunding engine

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Do me a favor right now and navigate over to the Star Citizen webpage. It's possible that this has wildly changed in the time...

The Game Archaeologist: The legacy of Ultima Online

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Last week in The Game Archaeologist, we traced the history of Ultima Online’s origin, development, and testing -- not to mention one pesky in-game...
THIS IS YOUR NEW GOD, CHILDREN

Fortnite sees another dance lawsuit dismissed by the court

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Fortnite and lawsuits over appropriated dance steps go together like, well, Fortnite and fourth-graders stealing their parents' credit cards. Unfortunately for people suing Epic...

The MOP Up: Closers Online promotes from within its ranks

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Two of Closers Online's roster got a major tune-up this past week. Sylvi got promoted to a Prime Agent, while Levia joined the Fatal...
Sorny.

Sony hit with $5.9B UK class action lawsuit alleging PlayStation’s store overcharged people for games

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It would appear that consumers of the Sony PlayStation in the UK are feeling ripped off by the console's digital storefront. A £5B class...

XLGames ties down another ArcheAge trademark, this time for ArcheAge WAR

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XLGames' ArcheAge is once again pinging the trademark radar, with Redditors reporting yet another new filing made by the developer last week for something...
THE BOX OF LOCKS

Singapore creates a government body to regulate lootboxes, citing a blurred line between gambling and gaming

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The government of Singapore is becoming another country that's less friendly to the monetization practice of lootboxes thanks to the formation of a new...
Take a walk on the already-done-this side.

Judge denies Activision-Blizzard’s attempt to toss California discrimination lawsuit

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I'm sorry to ruin your Friday afternoon with another update on the year-long Blizzard scandal, but it must be done, as Activision-Blizzard has lost...
DO YOU NOT LOVE US?!

CWA accuses Activision-Blizzard of spying on workers and threatening to shut down labor discussions

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The Communications Workers of America, the parent union where Raven's QA workers' union falls under, continues to keep a spotlight on Activision-Blizzard's ongoing attempts...

MultiVersus players are facing DMCA strikes for uploading footage with modded character skins

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The multiplayer character brawler MultiVersus has seen itself gain plenty of fans and made some strong impressions on two of our own writers. However,...
We're doing great, promise.

Court tosses lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard’s Call of Duty as ‘factually baseless’

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Nowadays it takes some impressive work to look like the bad guy in the room compared to Activision-Blizzard, but one games developer has managed...

Middle-earth Enterprises sends cease-and-desist letter to LOTRO rogue server project

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Some Lord of the Rings Online players may have been aware of an unofficial rogue server project that was set to release this month...

Stalkers harassed Destiny 2 devs with racist voice mails and doxxing, new court filings show

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Earlier this week, we wrote about Destiny 2 studio Bungie's plan to reduce comms between developers and players temporarily over some extreme harassment and...

Activision-Blizzard Q2 2022: More revenue dips for WoW, ABK, and Blizzard in spite of Diablo Immortal

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Welcome back to our regular coverage of Activision-Blizzard's quarterly financials. As of this afternoon, we have Q2's results, comprising April, May, and June 2022; let's...

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