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The MOP Up: Sims Online’s rogue server goes sunbathing

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FreeSO, the rogue server for the late Sims Online, is getting into the spirit of the season with a whole bunch of beach- and...
This is what we were really missing.

New executive order could ban US transactions with Tencent – potentially bad news for gaming [Updated]

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File this one under "I was about to go to sleep when the internet erupted in an absolute panic over Tencent": Late this evening,...

Riot is closing up shop for a week to grant devs a break from crunch and deadlines

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It's not at all uncommon for senior staff to take holiday vacations in the USA, nor is it uncommon for whole studios in Europe...
Physicality.

Blizzard staffers agitate against poor worker pay as Activision-Blizzard rakes in billions

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Blizzard's labor practices have been under scrutiny over the last couple of years, propelled in large part due to mass-layoffs at the top of...

The MOP Up: All Points Bulletin revs its engine upgrade

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This past weekend, Little Orbit's All Points Bulletin ran its second open beta test as it prepares to roll out the huge Unreal Engine...

Riot Games canceled its League of Legends esports partnership with Saudia Arabia after massive backlash

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The League of Legends esports community was set on fire and then partially doused this week thanks to a decision - now rescinded -...

League of Legends revamps its esports site, Legends of Runeterra kicks off the Spirit Blossom Festival

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Two of Riot Games' titles are in our news room, so why not just bundle the two together? It should be easier for you...

SuperData June 2020: Valorant had the ‘biggest launch ever for a free-to-play PC title’

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It's time for our monthly check-in on how the games industry is doing according to SuperData's numbers, and don't worry - they're all still...

Valorant Q&A confirms replay feature and gifting

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As the multiplayer team shooter Valorant continues to take shape, Riot Games fielded questions from the community about the immediate future of the game....

Former ArenaNet founder and former Riot Games dev get $5.7M for their startup studio One More Game

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What can you do with $5.7 million? Apparently, beef up your own game studio. Patrick Wyatt, a former founder of ArenaNet and En Masse...

Valorant is selling a series of skins that turn your weapons into dragons for a total of $100

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Sure, you could shoot foes in Valorant with boring guns like a pleb, or you could have tiny yet grumpy dragons cough at them,...
Well well well, how the turntable.

China cancels all international sporting events for 2020, sending LoL esports into limbo

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If anyone here was looking forward to esports events that were set to be hosted in China like the League of Legends World Championship...

Ubisoft devs speak out on their ‘inability to feel safe or protected within’ the studio

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You know who's probably breathing a big sigh of relief right now? Riot Games, whose multi-year scandal and lawsuit over sexual harassment and discrimination...

Massively Overthinking: Can Amazon actually save Crucible?

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Earlier this week, Amazon pulled Crucible back into closed beta for some hefty retooling, a move that surprised basically no one. We'd watched the...
Masterful.

NCsoft MOBA Master x Master should’ve turned three years old in the west this month

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Way back in 2014 on Old Massively, our team began covering Master x Master, a new MOBA by NCsoft, then in beta in South...
I hate this.

Valorant promises to balance the shooter with an eye towards ‘the human element’

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With Valorant now a fully launched game, Riot Games now has the endless chase of game balance to look forward to. Just how the...
Make them fight.

Vague Patch Notes: MOBAs, battle royales, and shallow genre pools in the online gaming space

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This past week, Nintendo announced Pokemon Unite, and then I had to go to see a doctor because I rolled my eyes so far...
Well, you know.

Dawngate Revival project hits its Kickstarter target, but funding continues for nearly two more months

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Hey, folks, remember Dawngate? The answer is probably "no, not in the slightest," which would make a certain amount of sense as the game...
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SuperData May 2020: Pokémon Go and World of Warcraft improve their fortunes

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Superdata's May digital games earning report is out, and there is some interesting movement for some of our favorite online games. World of Warcraft's western...

Legends of Runeterra will get new modes and its first event during the Season of Fortune

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What's coming next for Riot Games' Legends of Runeterra? A fair number of things according to a recent dev blog which outlines what players...

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