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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...

The MOP Up: Blizzard’s new playgrounds

Ranked Season 4 started up in Heroes of the Storm this past week, and that's just the start of the fun with Blizzard's...
I know when I'm not wanted.

World of Warcraft made more money than League of Legends last month, SuperData reports

"League of Legends heads towards its worst performing year since 2014." So begins SuperData's August 2018 global revenue report today for the...

Fortnite counts almost 80M players per month as the Fall Skirmish boots up

Still snubbing Fortnite as a kids game? You're not alone, but you're definitely in the minority. It turns out that Epic Games has...
Kick it down the road.

UK researchers identify link between lootboxes and problem gambling

Are lockboxes just another form of gambling? That depends on which government entity, scientist, lawyer, or doctor you ask. But maybe the question we...

Riot Games hires former Uber exec to advise on still-raging sexism scandal

Earlier this week, League of Legends developer Riot Games announced that it has hired the services of former Senior Vice President of...

League of Legends announces Odyssey PvE event

Riot is bringing PvE back to League of Legends with a new event, Odyssey, which will see players boarding Jinx's spaceship, the...

PAX West 2018: The PWE gauntlet of Neverwinter and Torchlight

If you had told me five years ago that Perfect World Entertainment would not only own but make many of the games that...

Massively Overthinking: Massively OP’s PAX West 2018 awards and poll

Most of this year's PAX West content is finally finished, and while we're about to give MOP reporter Larry Everett a much-needed breather,...
For broad definitions of valor.

Tencent suspends Arena of Valor CM following sexual harassment allegations

Good news! This story about sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior from a Tencent-owned company is not about Riot Games. It's apparently separate!...
Well, points for effort.

Riot Games says it’s proud of workshops designed for women and non-binary prospective devs

Online gaming watchers will recall that League of Legends studio Riot Games has sustained heavy fire this summer over sexism and misogyny...

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