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Newly proposed Chinese gaming regulations target romantic plotlines and sexual content

Love conquers all -- except for Chinese gaming regulations, if the recently proposed rules for game content regulation come to pass. The People's Daily,...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: World of Dragon Nest, Echo of Soul RED, and Dawn of Isles

Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMOs and MMO-adjacent titles you've probably never heard of (or at least have entirely forgotten about!). First up:...
so happy together, shudder gasp cough

Revelation Online asks to hear your dream wedding for a chance at a pricey in-game wedding

Ah, marriage! That most blessed of unions, a ceremony that brings you joy even if you're just holding it in Revelation Online, and far more...

Revelation Online’s Heaven and Earth expansion is live with companions and new endgame content

Heaven and Earth are colliding today, but not into each other - just into Revelation Online. "This update includes high-level content and new features...

NetEase and CCP release new EVE Infinite Galaxy mobile MMO trailer

Back in June and August, CCP Games revealed its next big thing for the EVE universe: a new mobile MMO dubbed...

Blizzard releases Safe Haven cinematic, addresses World of Warcraft’s potential beyond WoW Classic

Blizzard's keeping the pressure up this week with another new World of Warcraft release, though this one's about the live game, not
The problem might not be the trying itself, guy.

CCP discusses trying, failing, and trying again in the wake of Project Nova’s demise

The history of CCP Games is one of EVE Online continuing on even while the developer watches every other project stutter and collapse. 

MMO Business Roundup: Funcom financials, NetEase, Improbable’s BioWare roots, and a real-world battle royale

Welcome back to another MMO business roundup! Business business business! If you've been watching Funcom's financial reports since 2017 or so, you know that...

The MOP Up: Warframe descends to Deck 12 on consoles

Warframe's Deck 12 has unlocked for console players -- and there are deep, dark secrets to be uncovered by descending to it. "Now...

MMO Business Roundup: Philly’s Overwatch arena, the PUBG Netease settlement, and GDC’s record showing

Welcome back to the MMO Business Roundup! Remember about a year ago when the battle royale industry started trying to sue everyone into oblivion?...
Hooray, I actually do exist!

MMO Business Roundup: Gaming inclusion, Peria Chronicles, Google, and PUBG’s Brendan Greene

Welcome to another fast roundup of MMO-related business news! Bookmark this research study so that if ever the loud angry gatekeeping trolls of gaming...
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Blizzard Roundup: NetEase on Diablo Immortal’s launch, plus news on HOTS, Hearthstone, and Overwatch

MMO Culture has an interesting translated bit from the NetEase conference call last week that homes in on Diablo Immortal, the game...
The nightlife.

Revelation Online offers a special login event for its second anniversary

Players who are truly dedicated to getting rewards in Revelation Online will soon have a fancy title to allude to that fact. The...
The price isn't nice, though.

China puts a freeze on new game approval (again)

You might recall that 2018 proved to be a mess for studios trying to get their new games approved for the always-lucrative Chinese market....

Activision-Blizzard posted another record-high quarter and year, layoffs begin anyway

Activision-Blizzard's financial reports have been rather dull affairs for MMO gamers over the last few years, ever since the company stopped reporting World of...

The MOP Up: FFXIV tickles the ivories

One of the best (of many) features in Final Fantasy XIV is its amazing soundtrack. And just when you think you've heard it...

NetEase joins Tencent in move for ‘anti-addiction’ curfews on Chinese mobile gamers

NetEase has once again become a household name for gamers thanks to its partnership with Blizzard on Diablo Immortal and many other titles, but...
Of course, you can argue that the lack of BfA is actually a positive.

China’s third round of game approvals still omits Tencent and NetEase

There are a lot of game companies in China, but Tencent and NetEase are the two titans with huge stables of titles, numerous online...

Blizzard and Netease will be cranking out games together at least until 2023

Chinese gaming giant Netease has popped up in the news over and over this past year. It poured money into SpatialOS and is...
For a given definition of drift.

Epic and Improbable pledge $25M to rescue MMO studios affected by Unity’s SpatialOS license suspension

We've continued updating this post at the end as more events unfold, including Unity's rebuttal and Unreal's intervention. The original post from 9:55 a.m....

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