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The MOP Up: Niantic halts plan to discontinue Pokemon Go on old mobile devices

This month, Pokemon Go announced that it was discontinuing support for 32-bit Android mobile devices, mostly devices released prior to 2015, including the...

The MOP Up: Second Life’s super expensive brothel

It's not every week that my editor marches up to me and demands that I cover virtual brothels as headlining stories, but this did...

NetEase financials Q1 2020: A revenue boost ahead of EVE Echoes and Diablo Immortal

NetEase joins NCsoft in having a big first quarter financial report for investors, and it didn't have to bluster about merely surpassing...

EVE Echoes confirms August 2020 launch window, debuts new gameplay trailer

Well, it wasn't exactly a launch date as originally believed, but we at least now have a launch window for EVE Echoes....
Wait... didn't we win?

Chinese World of Warcraft players beg NetEase to rescue them from RMT bot infestation

How is World of Warcraft doing in China? If one player's collected account is anything to go by, not well at all. A...

MMO Cartographer: Exploring Revelation Online’s Skyward World update

Revelation Online, originally developed by NetEase and published in the west by My.games, recently launched its Skyward World update. It...
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EVE Online returns to China after a two-year interruption

EVE Online has been given the thumbs-up by the People's Republic of China. The space sandbox MMORPG originally released in China back in 2006,...

EVE Echoes has been ‘hindered’ by the coronavirus but will launch in ‘late 2020’

With CCP Games seemingly trying to sneak game cancelations under the radar, you might be wondering what's going on with EVE Echoes....

EVE Evolved: First impressions of the EVE Echoes mobile beta

EVE Online has been a PC MMO staple now for over 16 years, carving out a niche for itself as a long-term hobby...

The MOP Up: Skyforge gets toxic (in a good way)

Just because the newest area in Skyforge is described as a "toxic wasteland" doesn't mean that you should change your vacation plans. Gullible...

The MOP Up: Settlers of Catan goes alternate reality

If you are anything like my family and friends, then you probably have a copy or three of Settlers of Catan in play on...
Now my stats are good!

An MMO character ‘worth’ $1.4M was sold in China for $552

So here's a fun story of people being particularly... odd. Let's go with odd. Player A, hereafter referred to as "Scrooge McDuck," spends...

MMO Business Roundup: Amazon, gaming toxicity research, Blizzard’s court victory, and why people love Mike Morhaime

Business business business! We're back for another speedy Friday afternoon roundup of some MMO and games industry business news. Amazon's next big thing We're not sure...

Improbable and Tencent join forces to bring SpatialOS and a developer program to China

It would appear that Improbable, the company behind SpatialOS, is hedging its bets on China. Improbable announced that it will be working with...

BlizzCon protesters remain unmoved by Blizzard apology as industry groups propose unified esports principles

If anyone was curious, no, many of the folks who protested BlizzCon live and in the flesh were not swayed by Blizzard President...

Despite BlizzCon apology, Blizzard stands behind ‘Hong Kong liberation’ suspensions

In case you missed it, BlizzCon's World of Warcraft Q&A session this afternoon was peppered with a few vocal protesters who both wore...

BlizzCon 2019: Mobile MMOARPG Diablo Immortal gets new content, videos, and preregistration

During this afternoon's BlizzCon Opening Ceremonies, Blizzard didn't so much as breathe the words "Diablo Immortal," in spite of multiple devs (and...

EVE Online’s NetEase-backed mobile EVE Echoes enters beta in December

EVE Online mobile MMO EVE Echoes is swooping past its summer alpha into a winter beta, according to an announcement from CCP Games...

MMO Business Roundup: Threats on Square Enix, Netmarble’s weak Q2, and Steam’s Workshop scammers

Welcome back to another roundup of business tidbits relevant to the MMO industry! Square Enix: First up, another edition of why we can't have...

Q2 2019 financials: Nexon revenues dip as Netease sees international growth

Nexon's business has been under close scrutiny this year as its owners attempted a sale and then reorganized instead, prompting layoffs earlier this...

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