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.

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...
Hey, that's nice.

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.
Engagement.

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...

Chinese fraudsters posed as a famous chili sauce brand to get free keys out of Tencent — and it worked

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What you're about to read is an account of how three guys in China defrauded Tencent under the guise of a famous chili sauce...
Accidental burn.

Sony is considering purchasing the Chinese firm Leyou

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You probably don't think a whole lot about Leyou at this point, but you probably should; the holding company owns most of Digital Extremes...
The disappointment, she burns.

Pokemon Unite is a new MOBA for mobile devices and Nintendo Switch from Nintendo and Tencent

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Gosh, that... that headline basically says it all, doesn't it? Yes, Nintendo has announced Pokemon Unite, which is a Pokemon MOBA, a...

Chaos Theory: Secret World Legend’s third anniversary and the 2020 MEGAversary event

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Another year has come and gone. (Though we might be glad this one's over.) Secret World Legends, the reboot of the beloved

The MOP Up: Granado Espada got a brand-new server

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Have you completely forgotten that Granado Espada -- also called Sword of the New World -- still exists? It does, and in fact, the...
It lurks.

MMO Business Roundup: Tencent facial recognition, Chinese gaming regulation, anti-cheat, and hackers

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news bits that just didn't fit in anywhere else. First, Tencent has spent part of...

NCsoft Q1 2020: Double YoY revenue thanks to Lineage 2M, Tencent to pub Guild Wars 2 in China

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Business is booming over in NCsoft's world, though it's not because of its western holdings. In this first quarter of 2020, the South Korean...

Funcom: DUNE still ‘a few years away,’ will be a ‘more ambitious and robust version of Conan Exiles’

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This week, Funcom dropped its financial report for the entirety of 2019. It's not going to be a shock, since we covered all...

MMO Business Roundup: Funcom’s corporate move, Japan’s ratings board, and Dean Hall’s next big thing

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We're back with another roundup of MMO industry and business stories related to our corner of the online gaming world. Funcom: Funcom is moving...
Of course 400 million people can be wrong. it just means they have a wider range of collective error.

Call of Duty wins a ‘first amendment’ lawsuit, Tencent sues cloud company for hosting its games

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Ready for some litigious gaming news? Sure you are. In part the first, we look towards vehicle manufacturer AM General and its 2017 lawsuit against...

Funcom Q4 2019: DUNE takes priority, Conan Exiles confirms paid expansion, Tencent buyout continues

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It's been an interesting financial period for Funcom, what with the Tencent buyout and investors pushing for accelerated production on the DUNE survivalbox....

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