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Superdata February 2019: EA’s Apex Legends and Anthem crushed it as Blizzard fumbled

If you were wondering exactly how Apex Legends stacks up against Fortnite since the former's debut earlier this year, SuperData's February...

MMO Business Roundup: Bethsoft E3, Unity+Tencent, Stray Bombay, Wargaming MMOs, and Google at GDC

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO business tidbits! Remember last year's phenomenal Bethsoft presentation at E3? The one with not just Elder Scrolls...

APB Reloaded teases the incoming Riot content update

The city of San Paro is headed for a riot if hints coming out of APB Reloaded are any indication. The APB Riot...

Apex Legends just secured its 50 millionth player

Respawn and EA announced this morning a big milestone for surprise battle royale hit Apex Legends: It's just racked up its 50 millionth...

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...

EverQuest II’s GU109 Mischief and Mayhem launches March 16 in time for EverQuest’s 20th birthday

GU109 is coming to EverQuest II! Dubbed Mischief and Mayhem, the update is promising everything from dungeon content to crafting. The dungeon...

SuperData: 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...

The MOP Up: TERA and PUBG combine unholy forces

TERA sent out a press release this week confirming the end of the world: "Finally, the dream collaboration between TERA and PUBG...

The MOP Up: Warframe brings Fortuna to Nintendo Switch

Are you jamming with Warframe on the Switch? If so, then this past week you had an extra reason to jam hard, as...

MMO Business Roundup: The Fair Play Alliance, Warface splits from Crytek, ESA expansions, and WoW esports

We're back with another quick roundup of MMO industry news! Remember the Fair Play Alliance? It was supposed to be a group of major...

Riot Games says it’s really, truly not working on a League of Legends MMO

Remember last summer when Riot Games co-founder Marc Merrill teased Twitter by asking whether the company should make an MMO? Then, just as...
We can't go anywhere!

Battle Bards Episode 137: League of Legends’ hero themes

What’s your hero’s theme? If you play League of Legends, you know the answer to that already, because every hero in that game...

The Daily Grind: Would you play Overwatch if it had a PvE or co-op mode?

Overwatch had a strange 2018. While Blizzard expanded the game's developer team last year, it also put out less content (and more repeat...
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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...
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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