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Dungeons & Dragons’ OGL fiasco ends in victory for third-party content like The Secret World TTRPG

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Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro flooped around and found out. As we discussed earlier this month, the stewards of the Dungeons & Dragons...
Nothing else has worked.

WoW Factor: Brian Birmingham’s ousting and the ever-deepening rot at Blizzard

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Talking about this company is always so exhausting, but let's do a quick recap: Brian Birmingham was, up until recently, one of the top...

Survival MMO The Day Before is abruptly delayed to November over an apparent trademark dispute

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Just a few days ago, we refreshed your memory on The Day Before, a survival MMO that was supposed to be releasing raw gameplay...

Roblox CEO celebrates 2022’s 56M daily global users and investments in AI-powered ‘safety and civility’

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Roblox is choosing to look back at last year with a very selective lens. Founder and CEO David Baszucki penned a letter that proudly...

Neopets faces a potential class action lawsuit over last year’s massive user data security breach

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Neopets doesn't get a whole lot of coverage here on MOP, but it earned headlines for all the wrong reasons last year when over...

One Shots: Make sure you sign a waiver before jumping

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If MMORPG worlds were anything like our own, you have to imagine that there'd be all sorts of waivers and legal restrictions before allowing...
I'm horny for money!

Class action law firm probes Diablo Immortal over false advertising claims

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This is a story about a gem in Diablo Immortal known as the Blessing of the Worthy, an item that could only be found...
Not like this.

Vague Patch Notes: Fractured Online deserved better, even if you think it looked bad

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When it comes to upcoming MMOs, there's always a sense of uncertainty in terms of what the final product is going to look like....

War Thunder players have now leaked military documents a grand total of five times to win forum arguments

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So at MOP we include roundups at the bottoms of some of our articles when we have a lot of similar topics or related...

EU Parliament adopts resolution to regulate games industry harms from lockboxes to manipulative design

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Call them lockboxes, lootboxes, gambleboxes, or gachapon: The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to adopt a resolution "ensuring a safe online environment for online...

Fractured should be back in February as Gamigo shrinks to just a quarter of its 2020 portfolio

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Last month, Gamigo suffered a round of layoffs, axed multiple MMOs (dispatching them to other publishers), and stealth-deleted Fractured from its website - Fractured,...

Microsoft buyout faces pushback from the UK as Google and Nvidia express concerns about the deal to the FTC

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The billion-dollar buyout of Activision-Blizzard from Microsoft was likely never going to be a smooth transaction, but we suspect all parties involved weren't expecting...

Lawful Neutral: Recapping 2022’s MMO and gaming law dramas

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Fam, it's been a year. I know we've been saying that pretty much every year since 2016, but we'll stop saying it when it...

Titan Reach changes its name, rebuts claims of copyright stealing, opens Kickstarter and Steam demo

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Last month we followed up on tips from our readers about TitanReach, which apparently came back under a slightly different name and new ownership....

Chronicles of Elyria boss insists Kingdoms of Elyria: Settlements will ship in 2023 in spite of lawsuit appeal

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Chronicles of Elyria made our list of the biggest MMO crowdfunding stories of 2022, but unfortunately not for good reasons. The lawsuit that the game's...

Microsoft buys a fluffy ad that talks up CWA unions and tries to smooth things over with the FTC

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You could assume that Microsoft's PR department is working extra hard after the company raged in legalese at the Federal Trade Commission when you...
Keanu, why.

Cyberpunk 2077 class action lawsuit is finally settled for $1.85M

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Remember when Cyberpunk 2077 was poised to be the next huge thing in CRPGs? And then all it seemed to do was give Keanu...
Popcorn appropriately.

Microsoft walks back constitutional rights complaints in re-filed response to FTC antitrust lawsuit

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Microsoft caused plenty of eye rolling and head shaking when it filed its response to the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust lawsuit, claiming among other...

FTC lawsuit against Microsoft enters pre-trial hearings today while the merger is approved in Chile

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The antitrust lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission against Microsoft is taking its first plodding steps forward. A judge confirmed last week that...
Oops.

Microsoft claims the FTC’s antitrust lawsuit violates its fifth amendment rights

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The beginning of this month saw Microsoft's big money buyout of Activision-Blizzard hit a US federal government-level snag when the FTC filed an antitrust...

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