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Ikea wants to pay people to sell furniture and serve meatballs inside of its digital Roblox store

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It looks as if shopping in a boxy Walmart was just the tip of the retail hell iceberg in Roblox: The furniture store Ikea...

Metaverse MMO Avalon gets $10M investment, talks up its game features, AI tools, and Web3

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Depending on one's point of view, this news is either the next step forward for Jeffrey Butler's gestating MMO Avalon or proof that investors...

Raph Koster’s Playable Worlds enlists ‘AI-powered’ character platform Popul8

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Well now, this is a weird press release I did not expect to get: Raph Koster's MMORPG "multiverse" company Playable Worlds has apparently signed...

Fortnite opens the doors to its own Trevor Noah-produced virtual stand-up comedy club

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In-game concerts have already been a thing in Fortnite, so where does the games platform go from there? Why, opening the doors to its...

PSA: Cryptocurrency scammers are stealing Solarpunk’s assets for use in NFTs and a supposed metaverse

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At this point we'd like to believe that the vast majority of our readers are assured that cryptocurrency games, metaverses, and NFTs are all...

British police open investigation into an in-game sexual assault in a virtual reality metaverse

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Virtual reality games are intensely immersive, putting their players into their worlds and surrounding them in the experience rather convincingly. Unfortunately, that immersion has...

Facebook finally adds legs to VR avatars in its Horizon Worlds metaverse… sort of

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Facebook - we're not calling it Meta like it wants to be called any more than we're calling Twitter by its featureless rebrand -...

Roblox aims to be ‘one of the biggest virtual economies on Earth’ through additional creator monetization tools

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Roblox has some immense aspirations for its so-called economy. A blog post from the studio's VP of Economy Enrico D'Angelo offers a broad strokes...

The Daily Grind: So what *should* we call the metaverse?

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Back in April, we covered a whitepaper from MMO designer Raph Koster, who just so happens to be building a metaverse MMO - or...
Details, details.

Idea Fabrik, the company behind Hero Engine and The Repopulation, disappears from the internet

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The beginning of this year saw a sad but perhaps unsurprising development for the Kickstarted sci-fi sandbox MMO The Repopulation when the workers contracted...

Raph Koster predicts the future of the metaverse is a ‘virtual Machu Picchu’ – that you can leave

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If you're not exhausted of seeing the word "metaverse" just yet, MMORPG developer Raph Koster has published a blessedly brief whitepaper on the evolution...
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Disney axes its fledgling metaverse division as part of a 7,000 employee layoff round

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How long does it take for the House of Mouse to decide the metaverse isn't worth it? Roughly a year, apparently, as Disney has...

Q4 2022: Krafton threatens to launch a ‘create-to-earn’ platform in 2023

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Korean games giant Krafton reported $1.47B US in revenues for the full year 2022 period, with operating profit up 15.5% year over year but...

GDC’s State of the Games Industry survey once again demonstrates dev skepticism for metaverse and blockchain hokum

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This year's State of the Game Industry from GDC - its 11th since beginning the project - delivers a range of insights from the...
Among all the many, many ways you are terrible.

Activision-Blizzard’s president/COO leaves in March – for the Bored Apes Yacht Club crypto outfit

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It appears that one of Activision-Blizzard's top brass will end his tenure by next year. According to a filing with the SEC, Activision-Blizzard president...

The creation and crash of the forgotten Raph Koster MMO Metaplace

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Let's ignore the fact that "decentralization" is shorthand for pyramid scheme grift nowadays and think back to how the internet was once a very...

Raph Koster’s Playable Worlds scored $25M in investment for his ‘modern sandbox MMO’

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Raph Koster's Playable Worlds is inching a little closer to a playable world thanks to another cash infusion. GIbiz reports that the company has raised...

Lawful Neutral: How is an NFT MMO even supposed to work?

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Recently, MassivelyOP hit a milestone: We received our quadrabajillionth email announcing that Scammy-scammers-now-with-NFTs-and-also-metaverse-because-reasons Inc. was a proven market leader with a new scamming game...

Tales from the Holodeck: Virtual reality is best as a gaming machine, not as a portal to the metaverse

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Welcome to a new column here on MassivelyOP! Tales from the Holodeck was inspired by a couple of things: my purchase of a VR...

MMO Business Roundup: China’s freeze, ABK’s new diversity officer, and Sony and Epic’s metaverse

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. China has ended its latest gaming-approval freeze after nine months of regulators locking out...

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