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Why Asymmetry In MMO Design Can Be A Beautiful thing

Niklas breaks down MMO game design, specifically why the asymmetry of how some MMOs are built can be, in the end, a very beautiful thing.


Blizzard, Amazon Game Studios Headline Summer Game Fest Which Returns On June 10th

June is a busy month for the games industry, and it's about to get busier. Just mere days before the Electronic Entertainment Expo opens its digital doors, games industry veteran Geoff Keighley will be hosting the Summer Game Fest, with an impressive line up of game developers and publishers taking part.


Nine Years Later, Activision Blizzard Has Won Patent Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by Worlds Incorporated has been thrown out by a US Disctrict Court Judge after nine years of legal proceedings. The lawsuit claimed that Activision Blizzard engaged in copyright infringement on five of Worlds Incorporated's patents.


Gamescom Will Be An All Digital Event Again This Year

Gamescom in 2021 will be an all-digital affair again this year, thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the gaming event's organizers announced today.


Blizzard Has Lost A Large Chunk Of Its Playerbase Despite Increasing Total Revenue

Activision Blizzard's latest investor report shows that its revenue has increased year-over-year, though that has come with the cost of losing a large chunk of its player base over the last few years.


EG7's Co-Founder Provides A Community Update, Talking About What EG7 Daybreak Acquisition Means

Enad Global 7's CEO and Founder, Robin Flodin, took to both YouTube as well as Daybreak Game Company's website to give players insight as to how the acquisition of the MMO developer worked and just who EG7 is actually.


E3 Officially Going All-Digital In 2021, Taking Place June 12-15th

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is returning in 2021, as confirmed by its organizer The Entertainment Software Association, however this time it's going to be an all-digital affair. This is after speculation and reports indicated it was shifting to an in-person event.


Microsoft Eyeing Discord In What Could Be Another Huge Acquisition,  Per Report

Microsoft just got done dropping $7.5 billion US Dollars on ZeniMax Media, and it looks like the tech giant is eyeing another piece of the gaming proverbial pie: Discord.


Blizzard's Layoffs Aren't Done As Company Preps For Next Round, Per New Report [Updated]

In the wake of layoffs which saw Blizzard let go 190 workers last week, 50 of which were part of the live event team, a new report now indicates that the layoffs aren't finished. Blizzard is looking to consolidate its publishing teams in Europe to one location in the UK, per a report by GamesIndustry.biz.


Roblox Goes Public This Week, Worth $45 Billion Per Report

This past week, game company Roblox Corp, creators of the eponymous Roblox, had their IPO go public this week. By the end of the day, the business had a valuation of $45 billion.


Opinion: Gamigo Has a RIFT Problem

Gamigo has a RIFT problem, and right now the way it's publicly handling that problem doesn't seem to be alleviating fan fears about the MMORPG's future.


Microsoft Acquisition Of Bethesda Complete, Confirms Some Games Will Be Exclusive To Xbox And PC

Xbox's Phil Spencer officially welcomed the ZeniMax Media team, the parent company of studios like Bethesda Softworks and ESO dev ZeniMax Online Studios, to the Microsoft family. This comes a day after the European Commission greenlit Microsoft's acquisition of the gaming company in the largest merger in video game industry history.


Microsoft's $7.5 billion Bethesda Acquisition Now Approved By The EU

The European Commission has approved the sale of ZeniMax Media to technology giant Microsoft, clearing one of the few hurdles left for the Washington-based company to acquire ZeniMax and the companies under its umbrella, including Bethesda Softworks.


SEC Approved Microsoft's Purchase Of ZeniMax, Clearing One More Obstacle In Acquisition's Path

It looks like Microsoft officially got one step closer to finishing its acquisition of ZeniMax as the SEC has cleared the deal today.


Blizzard Is Working On "New Game Types" As They've Pretty Much Run "Out Of Things To Remaster"

Blizzard has run out of things to remaster, and as such they are starting to look at some "new stuff," according to a new interview with CNET (via GamesRadar+).