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

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...

MMO Business Roundup: The gaming industry reacts to the Ukraine crisis

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business and industry news. Ukraine: First, there's no way around the news that Russia shelled and...

Hyperspace is a new MMORPG sandbox that sounds neat except for the blockchain play-to-earn parts

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There's a new MMO on the horizon quite literally: It's called Hyperspace, and it's the first game from Scottish game studio Carbon Based Lifeforms....

GDC’s State of the Game Industry: NFTs, the metaverse, and more than half of game devs want to unionize

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Ahead of the annual Game Developers Conference, GDC organizers poll industry workers and release it all in a state-of-the-industry wrapper, which has landed in...

Paris Hilton opens a ‘metaverse business’ in Roblox that will host a virtual DJ set on New Year’s Eve

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If earlier news about Roblox hasn't already made your soul leave your body, then consider this one the coup de grâce: Reality TV "star"...

Roblox’s CEO has apparently dodged millions in taxes using a ‘small business’ exemption loophole

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In case you somehow still thought Roblox was one of the good ones after all those pieces about its exploitation of child labor, or...
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Roblox’s business model prompts fresh accusations of child labor exploitation

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For the longest time, we always thought of Roblox as "that kids game with ridiculous numbers of active users." Yet as we reported last...
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Roblox sues toxic player for $1.6M over ‘terrorist threats’ and ‘targeted harassment’ of employees and players

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Benjamin Robert Simon, otherwise known as Ruben Sim online, is being taken to court by the devs of Roblox. A suit was filed against...

MMO Business Roundup: Discord crypto mess, Unity buys Weta, Roblox Q3 2021 financials

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Business business business... is this working? Discord: Well, Discord's gone and ticked off its...

Roblox emerges, blinking into the sun, after a three-day outage

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Kiddies and adults alike looking for a few Halloween treats in Roblox this past weekend experienced a nasty trick instead. Starting last Thursday, the...

The MOP Up: Profane pitches its ‘true sandbox’ design to you

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Citing buzzwords like "true sandbox" and "player freedom," upcoming MMO Profane hopes that it can grab your attention long enough to read this Reddit...

Kid-centric sci-fi MMO NEO 2045 has officially launched (for real this time)

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Back in June of this year we highlighted a game called NEO 2045, a sci-fi themed MMORPG for kids that strikes similar notes to...

Kid-centric sci-fi MMO NEO 2045 aims to formally launch September 23

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Back in June, we covered a new Aussie MMORPG called NEO 2045, a kid-centric title that had launched open beta on Steam and mobile...

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