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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.

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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 thing being...

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 both...

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 thumb of China's Tencent. Funcom...
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 Championship...

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 genre that...

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 Secret World,...

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 the...

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 to...
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. The...

Hands-on with Dragon Raja: First impressions of Tecent’s new mobile MMORPG

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I enjoy mobile MMOs. It's a hit-or-miss kind of genre: Some are great, others are terrible. I personally love the adventure of finding those good...

Funcom is rolling out a launcher for all its games, including Conan Exiles and Secret World Legends

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It's no secret that Norwegian games developer Funcom has been upping its profile in the online gaming world, building on its long-running base of...

Apex Legends is getting a mobile version for the Chinese market

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Mobile gaming and breaking into the Chinese gaming market (however lucrative that may or may not be) are still going to be things that...

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