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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.

Myth of Empires skirts the Steam DMCA takedown by selling the game directly

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Apparently, Myth of Empires developer Angela Game is not going to let a little thing like being taken off of Steam and sued for...

Avatar: Reckoning looks like a mobile MMO with shooter vibes, backed by Disney and Tencent

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If you are one of those people who's always wanted an MMORPG based on the movie Avatar and the world of Pandora, well, prepare...

Riot Games lays out five-year plan, partial ownership for employees

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Yesterday, Riot Games' Nicolo Laurent released a length letter to workers and gamers, essentially outlining what the next five years of Riot will look...

Snail Games fires back at Myth of Empires’ lawsuit with countersuits of its own

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In the middle of last December, Myth of Empires studio Angela Game fired off a lawsuit against Snail Games and Studio Wildcard, demanding that...

China’s continued freeze on new gaming approvals sees 14,000 gaming firms in the country shut down

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The fight against the so-called "spiritual opium" of gaming by the Chinese government presses on into the new year. Readers will recall that a...

Remedy and Tencent team up on co-op PvE shooter codenamed Vanguard

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Remedy Entertainment isn't a particularly well-known studio around our corner of the gaming world, as the studio is more well-known for single-player games such...

Funcom’s DUNE MMO is still happening, just picked up a co-developer: NUKKLEAR

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Yesterday I happened to be working on an article looking back at our predictions for the year when I stumbled across one about Funcom's...

Regulators in China and the UK turn their eyes toward streaming, gaming currency

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China isn't content to bulldoze its own local gaming industry by freezing game approvals, blocking kids from gaming outside of tiny windows, and freaking...

Funcom picks up the Conan IP and ‘dozens’ more with latest acquisition

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One of the trickier parts of the MMO business is the interplay between IP holders and the companies that make games with those IPs...

Tencent, Netease hit with stock losses amid China’s gaming industry clampdown

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If you've been following the gaming industry for a while, you probably remember the big "freezes" that the Chinese government placed on new game...

China’s new kid gaming time regulations are already causing industry trainwrecks

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At the end of August, we noted that China was following through on its plan to set extreme limits on minors' gaming time -...

China now limits minors’ gaming time to three hours a week, indicates anti-monopoly policies are forthcoming

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The Chinese government is introducing a significant crackdown on gaming for minors as state media has reported that children will only be allowed to...

Krafton’s IPO launch didn’t go to plan thanks to China and Tencent

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Yesterday was supposed to be a huge day for Krafton, the South Korean gaming giant behind everything from TERA to PUBG, as it launched...

The Soapbox: Pokemon Unite’s monetization is gross and threatens a competent game

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By now, you've probably seen several articles about the poor monetization in Pokemon Unite, often based on Reddit posts or streamer hot takes. Most talk...

Tencent reacts to Chinese state media calling online games ‘spiritual opium’ by adding new restrictions

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Young online game fans in China are going to be facing some new restrictions from Tencent-operated games. That's in response to an article from...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Unite is genuinely fun – for new and casual MOBA players

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When Pokemon Unite was first announced, I had severe doubts I'd even give it a shot. I know I'm the local Pokemon guy, but there are many games in the...
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Chinese gamers beware: Tencent’s games now tattle on minors using facial recognition

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Tencent, the company that owns like half of the world's online titles at this point, is doing the Chinese government a solid by taking...

So what happened to Funcom’s Conan Chop Chop? Because it’s well past ‘early 2021’ now

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Funcom news is making the rounds this morning, as the company, which is wholly owned by Tencent at this point, announced that it's picked...

MMO Business Roundup: EA’s executive compensation, Facebook’s Oculus shenanigans, KRAFTON’s IPO

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Electronic Arts is still awful: Remember how EA shareholders voted against its compensation...

The Pokemon Unite MOBA launches on Switch in July and mobile in September

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Even though the best tortoise tank won't be there at launch, Pokemon Unite will be releasing sometime in July 2021 on the Switch as...

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