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12-year-old MOBA Heroes of Newerth has officially sunsetted

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After 12 years of operation, one of League of Legends' direct competitors has called it quits. Heroes of Newerth, which launched back in 2010, closed...

Activision-Blizzard workers on Board’s exoneration of execs: ‘The fish rots from the head’

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Remember last year when Riot Games formed a "special committee" to investigate the sexual harassment accusations against its CEO and then amazingly cleared him...

MMO Business Roundup: Embracer, Perfect World, ESO Chinese localization, and Runeterra cheaters

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business news. Embracer - The company that now owns MMORPG studio Cryptic and all its games...

The MOP Up: Profane uses Instant Terra to create rapid landscapes

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Upcoming MMORPG Profane revealed that it's elected to use Wysilab's Instant Terra technology to help create procedurally generated landscapes for the game world. The...

Riot says Legends of Runeterra’s pivot from PvE to PvP is about scope and studio balance, not underperformance

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Last week, Riot Games sent eyebrows flying skyward as it essentially announced a pivot from Legends of Runeterra's Path of Champions PvE mode toward...

Legends of Runeterra plans to scale back PvE mode in favor of PvP focus as devs reshuffle to other Riot projects

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Why do you play Legends of Runeterra? I promise that's not a facetious question, since the digital CCG has a base competitive PvP game...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 375: Mail call!

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Justin and Bree dip into the mailbag to discuss the Marvel MMO, unique MMO character names, the future of MMO tech, representation in MMOs, MMO account hassles, mobile EverQuest, better roleplay tools, and expansion forgetfulness.

Massively Overthinking: Which MMO will be next to raise its subscription?

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Almost three years ago, our writers and readers came together for a discussion about whether the age of the $15 subscription was coming to...

League of Legends introduces the void champion Bel’Veth while Valorant answers community queries

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The lavender terror that is League of Legends' latest void champion is about to touch down in the MOBA. Riot Games introduced the Empress...

The MOP Up: Craftopia gets a rush from its bosses

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The ultimate PvE dungeon just arrived in Craftopia, challenging players to wade through the elite of the monster corps in an effort to gain...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO grudges we just can’t let go

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Back in April, MMO Fallout's Connor and I had a lil tweet convo about grudges. He was joking that there will be aged gamers...

MMO Business Roundup: China’s gaming crackdown, NetEase Connect, Wild Rift plagiarism, and Valve’s anti-trust lawsuit

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business and industry news. China: The Chinese government is continuing to widen its long-running crackdown on...

Riot doesn’t want the Runeterra MMO to ‘be the only game you will ever play’

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Riot Games' Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street has been dropping more words on Twitter to tease and hype the MMORPG he's spearheading for the company. The...

Legends of Runeterra celebrates two years with login goodies, Valorant adds a new character to the roster

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We're back with another bundle of news from Riot Games' other titles, as both the studio's online CCG Legends of Runeterra and its team-based...

Greg Street clarifies Riot MMO progress: ‘It is going great. The team is so stacked.’

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A few weeks ago, Riot Games' Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street came out on Twitter to give a bit of an update on how things are...

One More Game unveils its ‘real-time tactics’ multiplayer title Spellcraft, starts registration for alpha preview

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Over the past couple of years, we've been following the development of One More Game, a studio founded in fall 2019 by former ArenaNet...

Greg ‘Ghostcrawler’ Street says the Riot MMO will likely be his ‘last major franchise’

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Riot Games' not-so-secret MMORPG is "likely" to be the last big game project that Executive Producer Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street will work on in his...

One More Game’s latest blog talks bot AI, peppers in hints at a possible but ‘hypothetical’ PvP RTS

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We're going to lead off by stating that dev studio One More Game - the one that was founded by former ArenaNet and Riot...

Prime Gaming teams up with Blizzard to offer freebies for Overwatch, Hearthstone, WoW, and StarCraft

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Amazon Prime members are likely already very familiar with all of the free stuff they can claim for a wide variety of games, but...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s April Community Day strategy hurts its own goals – and players

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Once again, Pokemon GO is marching forward to places its players don't want to go. Niantic, the same company that pivoted commendably during the...

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