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Lawful Neutral: Recapping the MMO industry’s legal dramas, 2021 edition

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With meatspace commitments causing no-end of stress and herculean amounts of work for me, Lawful Neutral had a bit of a slow year that...

MMO Business Roundup: Discord crypto mess, Unity buys Weta, Roblox Q3 2021 financials

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Business business business... is this working? Discord: Well, Discord's gone and ticked off its...
Technopathological.

Lawful Neutral: Managing toxicity in the MMO industry

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When I'm playing games, I make a lot of use of the reporting function. If I see a moonkin zerg farming a spot in...

MMO Business Roundup: Clockwork Labs’ sandbox startup, NPIXEL, LOTRO’s community, and more

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Welcome back to another quickie roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Business business business! Clockwork Labs: Brand-new indie game studio Clockwork Labs has raised...

Lawful Neutral: Defining toxicity in the MMO industry

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One of my earliest memories from World of Warcraft isn't really a positive one. It was in back in the Wrath days. My guild...

MMO Business Roundup: Chicken Drumstick, 9000 zombies, Valorant Mobile, Pantheon hiring, Secret World’s novels

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Welcome back to our semi-regular roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent gaming industry news. Chicken Drumstick: Yes, I'm afraid this is a real thing. Vice's Motherboard...
It's not working.

MMO Business Roundup: Valve’s SteamPal, Rockstar’s record label, and Cyberpunk’s legal battles

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news bits. Valve: Would you like Steam to be your pal? Too bad because Valve...

MMO Business Roundup: Valorant esports, South Korean politics, Netmarble, Nexon, and EVE Echoes

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Valorant: It's been an ugly week in esports, as Riot Games suspended esports...

MMO Business Roundup: Discord, Ubisoft, Twitch, WB Games, Starfield, and more

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO- and MMO-adjacent games industry news! First, let's talk about Clyde. He's got a bit of a makeover. Discord:...

MMO Business Roundup: Q1 2021 financials for Roblox, Nexon, and Star Stable

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Star Stable: I'm frankly just as surprised as anyone to be starting this...

MMO Business Roundup: Nexon’s bitcoins, Fortnite’s tiny iOS playerbase, and GDC’s State of the Industry

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. GDC's State of the Industry: GDC's annual survey of game developers offers an array...

MMO Business Roundup: Roblox prank, Hi-Rez, Wargaming, Epic’s funding round, CCP’s metaverse

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! A Roblox player from a goofy political meme group apparently pulled quite a stunt...

MMO Business Roundup: ROBLOX’s IPO, NCsoft, Nexon’s next big thing, and FIFA’s latest scandal

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. ROBLOX: As planned, ROBLOX went public (publix?) this week, opening its first day of...
See! It's a robot in a jacket.

MMO Business Roundup: Germany, lockboxes, Distintegration, and CCP vs. the bots

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Welcome back to another quick rundown of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. German lockboxes: We've gone through two full cycles of lockbox backlash in the...

MMO Business Roundup: Theorycraft, My.Games, the FIFA fixing lawsuit, and Roblox’s latest concert

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Theorycraft: Could you found a new games studio on $37.5M? Yeah, probably. A bunch...

MMO Business Roundup: Apple’s Steam subpoena, CCP on the cheap, and Valheim’s 4M

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Welcome back to yet another MMO and MMO-adjacent business news roundup - it's the season for these shenanigans, you know. Valve and Apple: Remember earlier...

MMO Business Roundup: CDPR’s misery, Gamestonk revives, Riot’s Game Changers

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Console shortages: You probably saw all kinds of headlines this week about how President...

MMO Business Roundup: Stadia’s bungle, Axie Infinity’s $1.5M in-game property

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Stadia: The Google mess just gets thicker, as apparently, developers on Stadia's internal...

Lawful Neutral: The bizarre corporate effort to buy RuneScape studio Jagex

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Would it really be a new year without Runescape developer Jagex being involved in some sort of weird corporate sale only to be blocked...
You were a pretty place.

MMO Business Roundup: Activision-Blizzard rebuffs diversity proposal, gaming Kickstarters are on the rise again

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent gaming industry news! MMO Kickstarters may have lost the faith of the genre's playerbase, but for...

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