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Players caught Niantic’s Campfire app broadcasting private data in spite of security settings

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This won't surprise many readers, but Campfire, the social media messenger app built by Niantic for its games, is not working as promised and...
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Wargaming is overhauling World of Tanks’ social media following relocation to Europe

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It's a merge coming for World of Tanks... specifically, a social media merge. It can't be a server merge, the game doesn't work like...

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...

MMO Business Roundup: Preservation, charity, modding, memes, and Microsoft’s merger

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Business business business. Microsoft ABK: It's not just the US digging into Microsoft's...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s Niantic is listening to the wrong voices in its own company

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As I noted in my May event round-up, Pokemon Go's one-coin weekly Remote Raid passes will be dead starting May 23rd. Despite a recent interview...

Facebook commits to hiring 10,000 employees in the EU to build its metaverse

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How many people does it take to build a metaverse? If you're Facebook, you have a pretty definitive number: 10,000. That's the amount of...

The Soapbox: Abusing MMO community reps over design decisions is not only toxic but futile

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Recently, an online video game community rep was run off Twitter by "fans." The CM's fellow game dev shared how upset she was that...
That'll cost you money.

The Soapbox: Reconsidering social media as an MMORPG

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At GDC 2011, Raph Koster gave a talk in which he said, "Games are fundamentally social media and always have been." You can watch...

Massively on the Go: Everything notable – and potentially multiplayer – from Pokemon Presents

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Well Pokemon fans, I'm sure a few of you saw yesterday's Pokemon Presents presentation. While I don't think many people were surprised that a long-rumored remake...

GDC Summer 2020: Creating kinder digital communities outside of online games

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I don't know about the rest of you, but I've found that being familiar with online communities and tech has really helped me survive...

GDC Summer 2020: What online gaming can (and should) learn from social media’s trainwrecks

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The circle is now complete: Social media has mastered skills MMOs and online games haven't, not that social media was paying much attention to...
Whee.

The summer of no E3 seems to be treating publishers and developers just fine in terms of buzz

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This is the year of no E3, the year with no big summer convention in which everyone packs together in a building to see...
You don't want to hear about it, but it's true.

Final Fantasy XIV is experimenting with social media support through November

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If you've got an issue with your Final Fantasy XIV account, you have another way of getting support through November 29th. Square-Enix has announced the...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Unpacking Guild Wars 2’s PR nightmare

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Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll have noticed that two Guild Wars 2 developers were cut loose last week after a heated Twitter...

EVE Evolved: How much toxic, antisocial behaviour should MMOs tolerate?

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The EVE Online community is aflame this week after alliance leader gigX was permanently banned for making threats of real-life violence against another player...

Why you should care that Nintendo’s social network Miiverse sunsets in November

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We've known for a while that social network Miiverse would eventually be closing, but Nintendo confirmed the news and the official death date yesterday...

EVE Evolved: Five EVE video shows to watch in 2017

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Over the past several years, the way in which we receive gaming news and the types of gaming media we follow has changed pretty fundamentally. Today's...
This is fine, we're fine, are you fine? Everyone's fine.

Everything is probably fine behind the scenes of No Man’s Sky

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No one could blame you for being just a little bit... apprehensive about the radio silence around No Man's Sky. After a rather controversial...
The Olympic committee looks really different now.

Blizzard and Facebook team up for streaming

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Blizzard's just announced a new partnership with Facebook that will allow players to livestream their games on the social media platform and give Facebook...

Perfect World’s Arc platform now offers its own daily quests

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Perfect World's Arc platform is getting a big facelift, which is good news for anyone confused by the old layout and navigation, but the...

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