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.

Tower of Fantasy unveils server merge plans and quality-of-life adjustments arriving in update 2.4

While update 2.4 for Tower of Fantasy is bringing some deep sea content for players, there's more coming to the game in the patch,...

Congress is very disappointed in gaming’s response to extremism in games as the ESA downplays the problem

In mid-December, members of the US Congress sent signed letters to major game companies about what they're doing to combat the rise of online...

Funcom’s Dune Awakening teases exploration, survival, and ‘bespoke’ crafting

Way back in 2019, Funcom inked a deal to build a DUNE survival game, but just how MMO-like the game would be has remained...

Tencent’s survival shooter Undawn opens closed beta signups for April test round

Almost two years ago, Tencent's Lightspeed & Quantum announced Undawn, a UE4 post-apoc multiplayer open-world survival game, which promised everything from PvE and PvP...

Dune Awakening posts a skimpy informational video, promises details on next beta ‘in the coming months’

Dune: Awakening appears to be in no hurry to tell anyone about itself. Funcom has offered up a 31-second video for the developing survival...

Activision-Blizzard’s Bobby Kotick says Sony won’t return his phone calls

Bobby Kotick and the Activision-Blizzard board have shied away from investor calls for the last year as the Microsoft buyout looms, but that hasn't...

NCsoft West loses CEO, lays off 20% of staff, says Throne & Liberty is not impacted

With NCsoft's Q4 financials looming in February, the company has apparently opted to follow Silicon Valley's destructive lead and add to the layoff pile...
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EA is sunsetting Apex Legends Mobile, canceling Battlefield mobile game

Electronic Arts delivered its Q3FY23 investor report this afternoon, and it wasn't a bad one; the company saw net revenues up for the quarter and...

Lunar New Year events and sales across the MMO universe

Well, the MMO genre has finally done it: It's finally given us enough Lunar New Year events to make a roundup worthwhile. Lunar New...

Get a first peek at Tencent’s new Chinese WoW clone, Tarisland

I know you'll be shocked to hear it, but people like World of Warcraft enough to try to clone it! Oh, what's that? We...

The Stream Team: Gunning down the nanobot menace in the Synced open beta

The world has been taken over by killer nanobots and it's up to MOP's Chris to try to stop them! He'll be heading into...

Looter shooter Synced runs open beta through mid-January

A little sedate from eating all of that holiday ham and rolling around in the intoxicating scent of Christmas wrapping paper? Then get your...

Dune Awakening’s art parade continues with in-engine previews of locations and dangers

Before Dune: Awakening decided to share a trailer at the Game Awards, most of the previews fans were getting out of the game were...
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End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO stories of 2022

I might be biased - by which I mean I am definitely biased - but 2022 was a year of big stories and big...

Tencent’s Nightingale discusses procedural gen, shared worlds, and more

Fair warning: The "podcast interview" source for this story is one held by Tencent's publishing arm Level Infinite, so it's less like a "real"...

Dune Awakening shares a sizzle reel about its cinematic trailer and another picture of lasguns

Are you ready for some hot and spicy multimedia out of Dune: Awakening? Then feast your eyes on lasguns and a Twitter video, friends....
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The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO conspiracy?

You probably don't know this about me, but one of my hobby subjects is pseudoscience and conspiracies and why people fall for them. I've...

Funcom’s Dune Awakening teases landscapes and concept art

Are you curious about how Funcom's latest survivalbox Dune: Awakening will play? Too bad, you will continue to get pictures and you will like...

Amazon canceled its Lord of the Rings MMO over Tencent complications, Smed’s new game is still in production

Almost exactly four years ago, we first learned about the existence of a new Lord of the Rings MMORPG, backed by Hong Kong-based Leyou...

Tencent lays off over 5000 workers following Q2 revenue decline

Chinese gaming giant Tencent has developed a gap in its business armor: The company's second quarter earnings report has posted a decline in quarterly...