Rockstar restricts Red Dead Online’s poker minigame due to regional gambling laws

Last week, Rockstar gave Red Dead Online players the opportunity to settle down with some friendly games of poker, but it would appear that...

Red Dead Online reworks anti-griefing systems today, preps for full launch this summer

Red Dead Online's beta is getting a big patch today - and even more this summer. First, the update rolling out today adds new...
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Here’s another clue that Red Dead Redemption 2 is heading (or was supposed to head) to PC

Rumors and frustrations over whether Red Dead Redemption 2 - and more importantly around these parts, Red Dead Online - will ever show up...

Another crunch-ridden game studio exposed: This time it’s Fortnite’s Epic Games

"Crunch" was surely the gaming industry word of the year in 2018, thanks to a massive backlash over horrible working conditions at some Rockstar...

Red Dead Redemption 2 and The Pinkertons have settled their legal feud, no shootout required

One of the stranger lawsuits we've seen - not just this year, but ever - involved The Pinkertons. Yes, the real Pinkertons, the modern-day...

Red Dead Online’s testers grump over patch issues as Rockstar updates with Fool’s Gold event

During MOP's last podcast recording, Justin and I discussed Snail Games' upcoming Outlaws of the Old West survival sandbox MMO-lite, and naturally we pointed...

MMO Business Roundup: Fortnite’s lockbox lawsuit, Riot’s diversity boss, Take-Two’s stock, Acti-Blizz’s investor warning

Business business business! What's on the weekend agenda? Oh heck, let's just throw Fortnite, lockboxes, and a lawsuit in one sentence. It's like catnip. Fortnite's...
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The MOP Up: Winter has arrived in Age of Conan

First of all, it's time to say goodbye to the Saga of Blood limited time server in Age of Conan. That realm packed it...

SuperData January 2019: Digital gaming revenue is down across the board as Fortnite has ‘increasingly lumpy revenue profile’

Hey so can we just get a do-over on January and maybe February? No? Sigh. SuperData's released its January 2019 report, and surprising no...

Red Dead Online’s next beta update will make life a little more difficult for outlaws

The wild west is about to get just a little bit wilder with the introduction of bounty hunters, posse-wide parleys and feuds, and changes...
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Red Dead Redemption 2 leads the charge in Take-Two’s unexpectedly successful third quarter

It's been a good third quarter for publisher Take-Two, which posted $1.57 billion in net bookings, $1.248 billion in revenue, and $350 million in...

SuperData December 2018: World of Warcraft returns to the rankings, Fortnite takes the year

Back in December, hearts skipped beats over the realization that not a single Blizzard game made it into SuperData's top global revenue rankings for...

The Pinkertons are taking Take-Two to court over Red Dead Redemption 2

Strange lawsuits aren't exactly uncommon within the gaming industry, but this one might just be the weirdest so far -- this year, at any...

Red Dead Online’s beta expands with battle royale mode Gun Rush as Rockstar eyes griefing fixes

We've known since at least November that Red Dead Online, the in-beta multiplayer component of Red Dead Redemption 2, was due for a battle...

Battle Bards Episode 134: Halloween and Christmas

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas! And, er, Halloween! Well, the Battle Bards were never much for subtlety, so you must excuse...
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There are no Blizzard games in the November 2018 SuperData games revenue ranking, not even WoW

I did a little double-take when I read SuperData's November 2018 games industry revenue ranking piece today, and not because the title and intro...
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Red Dead Online testers are getting some cash shop and gold bar freebies starting today

According to our own Eliot's taxonomy of corporate apologies in video games, compensation for screw-ups takes one of three forms: an effort to correct...

BioWare touts Anthem’s story, drops Game Awards trailer

During last night's Game Awards, while much of the news revolved around Red Dead Redemption 2 maybe winning a bit too much and WildCard's next...

Red Dead Online shores up its economy and offers compensation in today’s update

If you're still beta testing Red Dead Online, or patiently watching from the sidelines while the console players get things sorted ahead of the...

Red Dead Online players voice concerns over game’s economy and balance

As of today, Red Dead Redemption 2's multiplayer component, Red Dead Online, is available to all players, and while the experience has been largely...