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MMO Business Roundup: Gaming addiction, GTA6, Ubisoft layoffs, Epic v. Google, and more

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. There's been a lot this week, so we'll keep 'em brief! Addiction: A woman...
This looks... boring.

Lawful Neutral: Reverse engineering World of Warcraft’s subscriber numbers

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Do you know what time it is? It's almost quarterly financial report time! We probably won't see a full quarterly report from Activision-Blizzard as...
da fuq did I just read

Lawful Neutral: Assessing the privacy policies governing World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy XIV

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It never fails to surprise me just what some people will say in general chat in an MMO. They'll say things they would never...

Lawful Neutral: Freedom of speech in MMOs

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I don't think a day goes by without gamers ranting on Reddit or Twitter or forums or comment sections about how their freedom of...

Lawful Neutral: How might the so-called AI revolution affect the MMO genre?

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This article has been rolling around in my head since ChatGPT rocketed into the public awareness a few months ago, and just in the...

MMO Business Roundup: SEGA’s layoffs, Diablo Immortal’s fines, and MY.GAMES’ Middle East ambitions

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent gaming industry news! SEGA: Sega's issued yet another round of layoffs this week, slashing 121...
We have Au Ra at home.

Lawful Neutral: What if Activision-Blizzard just… sold Blizzard?

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Last week, Activision-Blizzard and Bobby Kotick got a bad surprise: The UK moved to block the acquisition of ABK by Microsoft, citing concerns over...

Could an AI bot do a better job as a games company CEO than an actual human?

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That headline's not an idle question: Chinese gaming company NetDragon decided to give it a try. Last August, NetDragon, which runs multiple MMOs including...

Lawful Neutral: What MMO gamers need to know about Section 230

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You might have seen something in the news last week about a thing called Section 230 and lots of panic over the "end of...

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...
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Lawful Neutral: How extremism and terrorism slither into online gaming

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Back in 2014, something happened in the gaming space, something whose impact was so damaging that even almost 10 years later, I realize that...

MMO Business Roundup: Nexon, Roblox, and EA’s latest financials

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Welcome back to a fresh roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business and industry news, today all of the financial report variety. Roblox Roblox's revenue reports have...

MMO Business Roundup: ArenaNet’s pro-choice stance, Blizzard’s new VP, and Nexon’s new CEO

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Human rights - ArenaNet and NCsoft have lent their voices - or at...

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...

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...

MMO Business Roundup: The gaming industry reacts to the Ukraine crisis

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business and industry news. Ukraine: First, there's no way around the news that Russia shelled and...
Paws for impact.

MMO Business Roundup: Unionbusting, Kakao, sportswashing, DDOS attacks, plagiarism, and PUBG

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO- and MMO-adjacent industry news. I'm sorry. Raven Software: The internal Activision studio that saw first a strike and...

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...

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