tencent

Major Chinese investment house known to online gamers in the west for its stake in a number of western games, including League of Legends and World of Warcraft.

The best MassivelyOP community Daily Grinds of 2020

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Fun fact: The first Daily Grind on Massively was written on November 3rd, 2007, one day after Old...

MassivelyOP’s Weirdest MMO Stories of 2020: Tencent and the Great Chili Sauce Fraud Caper

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Today we're finishing off our countdown of Massively OP's weirdest MMORPG stories of 2020! Coming in at #1 on our list is...

Warframe studio Digital Extremes promises independent operation and no changes to game direction after Leyou buyout

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2020 was the year in which MMO studios were Pac-Man'd by bigger companies because massive corporations with deep purses do that to break their...
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China’s video game regulators introduce a three-tier age rating system for games

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If you're accustomed to the age rating of games in the US, it's easy to forget that this is a voluntary system rather than...

Funcom says it’s expanded the DUNE game’s scope with Tencent’s backing

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There's a little nugget of interest in Funcom's traditional holiday letter to fans and press this week, at least if you're waiting impatiently for...
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End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO stories of 2020

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Here's a fun question for you: What's the difference between the biggest surprises of a year and the biggest stories of the year? The answer,...

Tencent moves forward in buying Leyou Technologies for over a billion bucks

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Throughout the 2020, we've been covering the many companies competing to buy up Leyou Technology, the holding company that both owns the...

MMO Business Roundup: Activision’s Netflix lawsuit, Tolkien’s house, Roblox in China, and more

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Welcome back to another quick spin through MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Fortnite - It doesn't look as if gaming companies are feeling too...

Gamers review bomb Monster Hunter World on Steam over Monster Hunter film

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There's a clip from the current Monster Hunter film that's drawn a lot of ire particularly from Chinese audiences, which has resulted in...

We’re years away from an open beta for Amazon’s new Lord of the Rings MMO

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How far away is the next Lord of the Rings MMORPG? Years, fam, so get comfy where you are. The news comes via Wccftech,...

Kakao Games’ Q3 2020 investor report suggests late 2021 western launch for Elyon Ascent Infinite Realm

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Kakao is a hard company to cover, largely because the gaming segment we care about is only a tiny piece of the sprawling Korean...

MMO Business Roundup: FarmVille’s sunset, Netmarble’s acquisitions, Intrepid hiring, WoW esports, PUBG India

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Welcome back to another roundup of gaming industry news relevant to MMOs and MMO adjacent-titles. PUBG India: Earlier this month, we covered how...

The US government is now probing Epic and Riot in relation to Tencent’s data security

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Remember back in August when the Trump administration made noise about trying to ban WeChat and Tencent from transactions with folks in the...
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MMO Business Roundup: Guild Wars 2 voice acting, EVE Online mental health, Good Game, and more

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO - and MMO-adjacent - industry news! Guild Wars 2: If you've been bummed about Guild Wars 2's...
This is what we were really missing.

New executive order could ban US transactions with Tencent – potentially bad news for gaming [Updated]

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File this one under "I was about to go to sleep when the internet erupted in an absolute panic over Tencent": Late this evening,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 280: Middle-earth practices social distancing

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Justin and Bree discuss Funcom, Guild Wars 2, LOTRO, Nexon, No Man's Sky, and Skull and Bones, with adventures in LOTRO, Hearthstone, and WoW, plus mailbag topics on fidelity to artistic vision and phasing vs. immersion.
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The Daily Grind: Are you anxious about the Funcom acquisition?

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I read the news today, oh boy. Tencent has bought out all of Funcom's stuff. This is pretty significant; it's yet another...

Tencent edges out Sony in Leyou Technologies buyout negotiations

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A week or two ago, we covered the especially-amusing-to-MMO-fans news that Sony was gunning to buy up Leyou, the Chinese holding company that...

Tencent now completely owns Funcom, purveyor of Conan Exiles and Secret World Legends

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Dune, Conan Exiles, Secret World Legends, Age of Conan... all of these properties and more are now directly under the...
Well well well, how the turntable.

China cancels all international sporting events for 2020, sending LoL esports into limbo

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If anyone here was looking forward to esports events that were set to be hosted in China like the League of Legends World...

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