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Dungeons & Dragons’ OGL fiasco ends in victory for third-party content like The Secret World TTRPG

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Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro flooped around and found out. As we discussed earlier this month, the stewards of the Dungeons & Dragons...
Darn it.

The Soapbox: Comparing the monetization of physical and digital card games

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Earlier this week, we reported on the recent Blizzard survey about a possible Hearthstone sub. When I read the news, I almost choked on...
throne and liberty

Massively OP Podcast Episode 405: Give me throne or give me liberty

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Justin and Bree discuss Throne & Liberty, Skull & Bones' delay, roadmaps for the EverQuest MMOs, and John Smedley's departure from Amazon, with adventures in LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, and Guild Wars 2, plus mailbag topics on the Wizards of the Coast D&D mess and reimagining alts in MMOs.

Magic Online has made its formal move to Daybreak Game Company

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One of the longest-running Magic the Gathering video games jumped ship this week to come under the command of Daybreak. Magic Online officially made...

Magic the Gathering Online details the last leg of its transition to Daybreak next week

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I'm betting folks have forgotten all about this by now, but last December, Daybreak and Wizards of the Coast announced that Daybreak would be...

Wizards of the Coast silently soft-launches character-driven online CCG Magic Spellslingers for PC and mobile

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If a digital card game launches and there aren't banner ads slathered all over websites, does its arrival make a sound? This may indeed...

EG7 Q4 2021: EG7 and Daybreak post huge revenues, bank future on MTGO, LOTRO

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Overnight, Swedish gaming company Enad Global 7 posted its Q4 2021 financial report, which of course is useful to MMORPG players as EG7 has...

Daybreak seeks a new executive producer for Magic: The Gathering Online

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At the tail end of December, Magic: The Gathering Online fans were surprised by the sudden announcement that the online CCG would now be...

Daybreak assumes publisher role on Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering Online

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This week is squeezing out one more surprise announcement: Daybreak is taking over the publishing of 2002's Magic: The Gathering Online. "We are very excited...

Perfect Ten: It’s time to end all dragons in MMORPGs

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If a genie ever appeared to grant me three wishes, I would not hesitate. I would not be selfish by asking for more wishes...

Magic Legends taps out: PWE and Cryptic are shutting it down before it even fully launched

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Bad news for fans of Magic Legends: PWE and Cryptic announced this afternoon that they're sunsetting the game in October. Steve Ricossa broke the...

Interview: Neverwinter devs on Sharandar’s cadence, systems overhauls, and future new class

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Last week, Perfect World Entertainment announced Neverwinter's Sharandar expansion, a three-part update that kicks off with The Iron Tooth patch February 9th. Players are...

Neverwinter starts testing its fey Sharandar expansion

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The first big MMO expansion of the year is already underway, as Neverwinter began testing the three-part Sharandar expansion on the Mimic server. This...
This poor woman may now be able to wear a shirt.

Kickstarted MMO card game HEX is closing at the end of the year

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It's the 11th hour for HEX, a fascinating title that attempted to blend MMO and card game mechanics together. Also, there were battle bunnies....
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Magic Legends’ next starting class is the white mana-using Sanctifier

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Magic Legends has finally deigned to show off the latest of the multiplayer ARPG's starting classes. Say hello to the Sanctifier, a veritable beacon...

Former ArenaNet founder and former Riot Games dev get $5.7M for their startup studio One More Game

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What can you do with $5.7 million? Apparently, beef up your own game studio. Patrick Wyatt, a former founder of ArenaNet and En Masse...

The Game Archaeologist: The history of play-by-email games

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For most all of human history, people who wanted to play a game together usually had to be in physical proximity with each other....

MMO Business Roundup: Tim Sweeney’s politics gaffe, Nexon’s Q4 2019, and the old BioWare crew

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Politics in games Epic's Tim Sweeney opened this week's DICE Summit with a whopper of...

Anthem’s weekly updates stay thin as the launch anniversary approaches

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If you were hoping from something big from Anthem this week, with the anniversary of its launch rushing up on us soon, well, I'm...

MMO Business Roundup: Stadia, Coronavirus, E3, VR, EVE Fanfest, Discord, and WOTC’s BioWare devs

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Stadia: Google has responded to the uproar over its poor communication with the Stadia...

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