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The Daily Grind: How diligent are you about making money in an MMO?

No one believes me when I say that I'm bad about making money in my main games. It's true, though; compared to the people...
MAH PROFITS

The Daily Grind: Have you ever engaged in an MMO price war?

One of my friends in Final Fantasy XIV is engaged in a perpetual trade war with another player who tries to drive her...

Analysts see ‘potential for earnings growth’ in NCsoft’s trio of upcoming titles

If you walked away confused by NCsoft's most recent quarterly financial report, Mirae Asset Daewoo Co. might be able to sort...
This bodes ill.

The Daily Grind: Have you ever regretted funding a Kickstarted MMO?

Look, if you want to call me a doomsayer or a pessimist or whatever when it comes to Kickstarter and MMOs, you have every...

Massively Overthinking: Are modern games too cheap?

This week's Massively Overthinking topic is a submission from reader and commenter camelotcrusade, who takes the industry's current fight over monetization in a...
Light it up.

The Daily Grind: How much of your gaming budget is spent on MMOs?

There was a time in my life when my budget consisted of two basic line items - things I needed for survival and video...
Well, whose fault is that?

The Daily Grind: Have you ever had free-to-play buyer’s remorse in an MMO?

A friend of mine who doesn't really play MMOs asked me recently about buyer's remorse for free-to-play games. It's a good question, I think;...
NOT EVEN A LITTLE BIT

Analysts peg Overwatch League at a potential $100 million in its first year

One of the big announcements from last year's BlizzCon was the addition of the new Overwatch League, a project Blizzard is using to...

Valve sunsets Steam Greenlight, proposes dev submission fees to ‘decrease the noise’

Valve is determined to keep itself in the news this weekend, apparently: Yesterday, the company announced it's shutting down the Steam Greenlight...
This is not ambiguous. It actually seems pretty straightforward.

The Daily Grind: What’s the most pointless expense you’ve inflicted upon yourself in an MMO?

At one point, I picked a bad talent for a character in World of Warcraft, back in the days of talent trees. Annoyed,...

The Daily Grind: What have you spent money on in MMOs this past month?

It's generally considered impolite in most societies to inquire about others' financial status and spending habits. Today I'm going to do just that because my...
I said what?

The Daily Grind: What would you do in your MMO if you were suddenly uber wealthy?

Today's Daily Grind is inspired by a Reddit thread posed to Guild Wars 2 players asking them what they'd do if they...
Yes, money.

The Daily Grind: Are you interested in making money in your MMOs?

When my friends need to borrow money in Final Fantasy XIV or Final Fantasy XI, they come to me. It's not because...
It's the same old song, and with no different meanings.

World of Warcraft: Legion is bumping the gold cap up to nearly 10 million

Are you a high roller in World of Warcraft? Do you frequently make it rain on lesser players? Do you see things that...

Exclusive: Origins of Malu suspends development, seeks investors

These are the days when your job isn't much fun: When you report sad news in the MMOverse. Today's unhappy announcement is that the...
Das Tal get money for college

Das Tal’s investors give the game more funding

Those of us with a fondness for MMOs have had to learn exactly how expensive these games are over the past few years. The...
Black desert, yellowish beach, SAME DIFF.

Daum EU confirms Black Desert figures: 400K Western sales, $12M revenue in first month

In a piece published earlier today, MMO Culture claimed a number of Black Desert statistics gleaned from last week's Daum Korea...

Valve pours millions of dollars into Counter-Strike e-sports

There's no doubt that e-sports are starting to get very big, with many of the top tournaments now supporting prize pools in the range of...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO monetization schemes don’t piss you off?

Gamasutra argued last week that there are three effective in-app purchase strategies that mobile gamers don't hate: the classic demo, where players can try...
Raid your FC chest, sure.

Square-Enix’s 2015 sales and profits were up, thanks in part to Final Fantasy XIV

Square-Enix's fiscal results for the last three-quarters of 2015 are in, and it's good news all around. Net sales were up almost...

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