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Riot tackles toxic corporate culture with updated company values

In the wake of the gender-discrimination and sexual-harassment scandal that has plagued Riot Games for the past year -- which last month...

For Science: The psychology of online gaming toxicity, fanpersonism, and gamer identity

Over the holidays, I bumped into some great video material from author and YouTuber Caleb Ross that seems useful for online gamers in...
Stop being a JERK.

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...
That is definitely a thing.

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO surprises of 2018

Everyone loves surprises, right? Not always. Even good surprises can be a disruption of our comfortable routines, and bad ones can downright ruin a...

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...
NO I GET THE REAL HEADER NO BLOOPERS

Massively OP’s 2018 Awards: Biggest MMO Industry Disappointment of 2018

Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2018 awards continue today with our award for Biggest MMO Industry Disappointment, which was awarded to the sad death of Marvel...
In my grasp.

Riot suspends COO for gross sexual jokes involving farting and touching subordinates’ genitalia

More bad news coming out of Riot Games this week. Kotaku reports that Riot employees have been told COO Scott Gelb is being...
Ex Machina

MMO Business Roundup: Chinese vs Western gamers, devs against Brexit, and lockboxes as gambling in Australia

Welcome back to another quick trip through some of this week's gaming business tidbits. Profiling Chinese gamers Quantic Foundry, the Nick Yee research firm...
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The MOP Up: Star Trek Online engages Battle at the Binary Stars

Continuing with its push deeper into the Age of Discovery arc, Star Trek Online has warped in the Battle at the Binary...

SuperData: Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty dominate October as Blizzard titles slip

Surprising absolutely no one, Red Dead Redemption 2 killed it (and the horse it rode in on) in October. According to SuperData's...
Go punkin' when you get the blues

Fortnite hits 8.3 million concurrent players

Belaying any claims that it's last year's fad or on the way out, Fortnite has surged forward to cross the 8.3 million threshold....

League of Legends’ Riot Games is now being sued for gender discrimination as sexism scandal continues

The Riot Games sexual harassment scandal has been raging for a tumultuous three months -- or longer, depending on how you look at...

SuperData: World of Warcraft’s expansion surge ends as Destiny 2’s expansion surge begins

Dungeon Fighter Online is continuing its run raking in more money than League of Legends, but World of Warcraft's expansion blast...
YOU ARE MY TOOLS

Nike partners with a professional League of Legends esports player

If you've ever watched someone playing a really good match in League of Legends and muttered "it's gotta be the shoes," you are...
Dragon Age.

The LA Times investigates Riot Games’ ‘boys’ club’ sexism problem, ESPN reports Riot staff ‘departures’

If League of Legends company Riot Games thought that the Rockstar crunch conversation was going to eclipse Riot's sexism predicament,...
Strap in, buckos.

Vague Patch Notes: How do you play MMOs when you know humans suffered to make them?

The original Star Wars film was a passion project for a then-young George Lucas, and it was a project that nearly killed Lucas from...

Chaos Theory: Secret World Legend’s 2018 Samhain is music to my ears

It's the most wonderful time of the year With radios playing and ghost that are slaying the ones who come near It's the most wonderful time of...

Riot issues warnings and fines to pro League of Legends players for toxic behavior

The folks at Riot Games have brought down the hammer on numerous professional League of Legends players, issuing fines to four players...
It's a playground.

The Daily Grind: What online game template will be the next to take off?

Like many of you, I remember the rise of MMOs when it was actually happening. I remember when shooters were king too. And I...

The MOP Up: Sony’s PlayStation 3 sunset apocalypse

Sony's decision to shut down several online servers for some past PlayStation 3 games on October 25th is shaping up to be a sunset...

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