roblox

Official Site: Roblox
Launch Date: 2016
Genre: Family-Friendly Online Sandbox
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC, Mac, iOS, Android, PS4, Xbox One

Roblox’s sketchy monetization attracts kids, parents, and hungry corporations alike

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Would you pay your kids' allowance in virtual currency? That's the frame for a piece today on The Wall Street Journal, which offers an...
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Roblox Q3 2022: Revenue rises by a small margin but net losses continue ‘for the foreseeable future’

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The strange financial tale that is Roblox continues to be told in much the same way it has in prior reports, the third quarter...

Roblox faces lawsuit alleging it enabled the sexual exploitation of a minor

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The company that owns and operates Roblox is facing an extremely serious lawsuit that alleges the game platform failed to keep a young girl...
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Roblox removes games depicting the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but only after a BBC inquiry

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There are plenty of shooter games out there in the discovery page of Roblox, but some creators of these kinds of games saw fit...

Danish Center for Gambling Addiction warns parents about Diablo Immortal’s monetization tricks

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The monetization model for mobile ARPG Diablo Immortal made plenty of headlines leading up to and during its launch. The costs of capping out...

Epic Games joins hands with beauty brand and activists to expand representation in video games

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There's a new initiative being spearheaded by the beauty and skin care brand Dove called Real Virtual Beauty, which seeks to launch "a series...

Roblox announces plans for ‘immersive ads’ and a marketplace with ‘scarcity’

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The beginning of September saw Roblox hold its own developers conference, which outlined several planned features and updates to the way players can play...

Roblox’s second quarter sees engagement numbers rise as revenue losses mount

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I'm definitely not business savvy under any circumstance, so maybe I'm missing something here, but the fact that Roblox has seen player counts and...

The MOP Up: Trove’s Sunrise update arrives on consoles

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Trove's new Solarian class is finally available to play on Xbox, Switch and PlayStation, as the Sunrise update landed on those consoles this past...

Roblox removes its iconic ‘oof’ sound effect as a result of an unexplained ‘licensing issue’

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Even if you've never played Roblox in your life, you're very likely familiar with an "oof" sound effect that's in the game. The sound...

Roblox adds higher quality material textures to its player creator toolkit

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If we're all honest with ourselves, the visuals of Roblox are... serviceable, but then the games players build can be pretty simplistic. That said,...

MMO sandbox BitCraft picks up another $22M in funding round led by Roblox CEO

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Just a few weeks ago, we did a check-in on BitCraft, the procedurally generated sandbox MMORPG from Clockwork Labs. The game's been notable thanks...

MMO Business Roundup: Nexon, Roblox, and EA’s latest financials

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Welcome back to a fresh roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business and industry news, today all of the financial report variety. Roblox Roblox's revenue reports have...

The MOP Up: MapleStory celebrates 17 years of two-dimensional adventuring

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As of last month, it's been 17 years since MapleStory first released. To celebrate, Nexon released the Blooming Forest update with plenty of anniversary...

Free Realms would’ve turned 13 years old this week if it were still alive

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If you were around the MMO genre back in 2009, you might remember when SOE launched Free Realms, a cutesy kid-centric MMORPG that was...

Watchdog group files complaint against Roblox with the FTC over deceptive ‘advergames’

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Roblox having brand deals isn't something that's particularly new (though it has resulted in some unique digital activity), but one watchdog group is putting...

Roblox runs afoul of Kim Kardashian after a creator purports to have created a game featuring a sex tape

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Roblox is ostensibly a game mostly for children with content rules to match, but that doesn't stop content creators from trying to upload unsuitable...

MMO Business Roundup: China’s freeze, ABK’s new diversity officer, and Sony and Epic’s metaverse

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. China has ended its latest gaming-approval freeze after nine months of regulators locking out...
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Don’t worry, Apple, Roblox likes you instead of Epic in the appeals process

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So back when Epic appealed against the ruling in the Epic vs. Apple case - you know, the case that you thought was over...
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Breaking down Tencent’s extensive holdings across the video game industry

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Riot Games, Epic Games, Netmarble, and Kakao. What do these companies have in common? If you said that they're all companies we talk about...

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