Lawsuit accuses Activision and Facebook of partial blame in deadly 2022 school mass shooting

The 2022 mass shooting that took place at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, is one of the most shameful events in the US...

Marvel Rivals will revise content creator contract after streamers blast non-disparagement clause

"We'll let you be a supported streamer, but you're not allowed to say bad things about our game." That's effectively what NetEase's Marvel Rivals...
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Stop Killing Games opens worldwide petitions and shares a UK government response in update video

Readers will likely remember that last month we reported on the Stop Killing Games initiative, a grass roots campaign started by YouTuber Ross Scott...

Massively Overthinking: Why and how we mod our MMORPGs

Last week, the MOP team was sitting around in our virtual offices, talking about modding Elder Scrolls Online, all because some of our readers...

It’s 2024 and the ESA is still fighting game preservation, forecasting a depraved ‘online arcade’

If you're a longtime MOP reader, you might remember that back in the late teens, we followed the Electronic Frontier Foundation's efforts to petition...

EverQuest II devs address everything from hardcore servers and Player Studio to Isle of Refuge and Legends of Norrath

Back in February, Daybreak's Darkpaw Games opened up an ask-me-anything thread on the EverQuest II official forums - and now the dev team is...

Roblox walks back statements that children earning money is a ‘gift’ and not exploitation of labor

Roblox's PR department has found itself in the unenviable position of providing cover for some dumb nonsense an executive said at GDC this year....

Stormgate studio Frost Giant opens equity crowdfunding campaign to make players into investors

Back in February, we covered the eyebrow-raising story that Frost Giant, the studio behind multiplayer RTS Stormgate, was planning to make a push for...

Derek Smart’s Alganon is planning a 2025 relaunch following alpha this year

Derek Smart has been promising that Alganon is returning for years now, and it's finally happening, or at least it has a timeline for...

MMO Business Roundup: Embracer finishes restructure, Riot settles lawsuit, Ubisoft continues layoffs

Welcome back to another brief roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Business business business! Embracer: Embracer has been a dumpster fire of epic proportions...

The Daily Grind: When has a wholesome MMO feature wound up backfiring?

A few weeks ago, the Ultima Online team released a newsletter, and its very first entry caught my eye. "I want to address a pressing...
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Perfect Ten: MMOs that experienced a surprising comeback

It's hard to pass up a really good comeback story. We love it when a beloved something or someone is counted down and out......

MMO Business Roundup: Jagex dinged by UK government, Roblox AI tools, and Epic v Apple plods on

Do you hear that? It's the rhythmic tinkling bells of Business Cat's collar as she merrily skips forth with another round of industry stories...

The Stream Team: A first-timer’s early steps into the Myth of Empires

It's been a long, winding, weird, and litigious road, but Myth of Empires has made it to a Steam release, and MOP's Chris is...

Activision faces $680M lawsuit from Call of Duty esports pros over allegedly monopolist tourney terms

The way in which Activision has been managing its esports tournaments for Call of Duty is now undergoing legal scrutiny, as last week saw...

NCsoft updates EULAs for Lineage II, Aion, and Blade & Soul as part of move to Purple

At the top of February we reported on NCsoft's decision to migrate many of its MMOs to its bespoke Purple platform, specifically affecting Blade...

Genshin Impact takes cheat makers to court for copyright infringement

You have to be a special sort of sad to want to cheat in a game like Genshin Impact, let alone one who would...

RuneScape’s Jagex confirms it’s being sold for the fourth time in eight years as it talks up ‘forever games’

Rumors from earlier this week that suggested RuneScape company Jagex was once again for sale have now been proven correct, thanks to a formal...
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Microsoft insists Activision-Blizzard was planning on mass layoffs before the merger

As we've been covering, earlier this week the FTC filed a complaint to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, alleging that Microsoft misrepresented itself...
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Korean Court rules man isn’t a conscientious objector because he likes PUBG

We admit that the headline for this story is pretty wild, so allow us a few moments to lay some contextual groundwork: South Korea...