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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....

Rangers of Oblivion brings monster-hunting action to mobile devices

The kill-and-craft subgenre of action-RPG pioneered by Capcom's Monster Hunter series has achieved great popularity as of late, thanks in large part to
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A look back at the MMO industry’s law dramas of 2018

Last year, we started a new end-of-the-year tradition: a recap of all the legal and political dramas that have affected the MMO genre...

The Hearthstone leads Blizz lost last year just scooped up the Marvel IP with their new studio

Blizzard had a rough year losing key figures at the company last year - heck, this week it lost its CFO to Square...
We can't go anywhere!

China is approving games again, but none of them is from Tencent or Netease

After nearly a year of being frozen, China's approval process for games lurched into life once more in December, with 80 titles approved...
If you can't stand up, you can't do war.

EVE Online’s Onslaught expansion is live with new content for PvE and PvP alike

EVE Online's Onslaught expansion is officially live this morning, with "a little bit of something for everyone" as MOP's own Brendan...

Analysts say Diablo Immortal will bring financial success despite fan outrage

Arguably the biggest thing to come out of BlizzCon 2018 was the sheer amount of unadulterated rage solicited by the announcement of...
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Netease talks up Diablo Immortal to Chinese fans and onlookers

While American fans at this weekend's BlizzCon went into full-on meltdown mode, NetEase was also telling Chinese fans about the upcoming Diablo Immortal....
You know, it can really be your jong.

BlizzCon 2018: Blizzard defends Diablo Immortal, hints at more Diablo projects on the way

"I'd like to thank April Fools Guy for setting off what's sure to be two solid weeks of hand-wringing over the time/place etiquette of...

BlizzCon 2018: Diablo fans go into full-fledged meltdown mode over Immortal

It's hard to imagine a more perfect storm of nerdrage than the one that Blizzard concocted at BlizzCon this Friday. Sorely neglected Diablo fans...

BlizzCon 2018: Diablo Immortal is a ‘mobile massively multiplayer online action–role-playing game’

Hey, Diablo III. Happy Switch launch day. Happy Diablo Immortal day! (So much for that animated series rumor?) As announced during...

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