this is why we can’t have nice things

The real problem with this genre is the fact that humans play it. Here’s some of the worst stuff they’ve done.

Magic to Master goes crypto, ties down a publisher, and eyes a nebulous February early access release window

With all of the loud goose honking that came out of the gaming industry in 2023, it would be understandably easy to have forgotten...

Genshin Impact takes cheat makers to court for copyright infringement

You have to be a special sort of sad to want to cheat in a game like Genshin Impact, let alone one who would...
It's all the money we don't have!

Microsoft insists Activision-Blizzard was planning on mass layoffs before the merger

As we've been covering, earlier this week the FTC filed a complaint to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, alleging that Microsoft misrepresented itself...
so much better

Former Overwatch 2 lead vfx artist calls out Blizzard for deceptive promotion and pay behavior

Workers and former workers at the various substudios at Activision-Blizzard have been calling it out as an unpleasant workplace for a while now since...
Hmm. Appears I'm still alive.

Korean Court rules man isn’t a conscientious objector because he likes PUBG

We admit that the headline for this story is pretty wild, so allow us a few moments to lay some contextual groundwork: South Korea...

FTC files a complaint against Microsoft following Activision Blizzard layoffs

When Microsoft outlined its plans for what would happen following the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, one of the things that the company stated was...
Now you can play with your straight friends!

Microsoft will require Final Fantasy XIV players to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass in order to play the game

It's tucked away in the announcement that Final Fantasy XIV's beta on the Xbox Series X|S starts on February 21st, but the announcement does...

Former devs of The Day Before recount a workplace of employee fines, shifting whims, and ‘pure megalomaniacal chaos’

However badly managed The Day Before may have looked upon its disastrous early access release, the reality was reportedly much worse than anyone could...

PSA: Valheim’s Discord and two Iron Gate Discord accounts have apparently been hacked

Bad news bears for survival sandbox Valheim tonight, as apparently hackers have taken over the game's Discord - as well as some of the...

Mad World’s Steam launch is more like Sad World

Too little, too late? That may be the epitaph to Mad World's nine-month trek to bringing the game to Steam after last year's launch....

The Final Fantasy XIV live-action TV series is apparently dead in the water

Remember that talk about adapting Final Fantasy XIV into a live-action television series? No, not the Dad of Light series that included FFXIV as...

The Day Before studio claims to be the target of misinformation and a hate campaign

When Fntastic's survival shooter The Day Before officially shut down its servers, we had assumed it would be the last headline to come out...

The British Army apparently abruptly scuttled its new recruitment game in Fortnite

Games as military recruitment tools aren't entirely new to readers here, primarily in the case of the official US Army FPS series America's Army,...

The Day Before has officially sunsetted, bringing its early access drama to a final ending

This year's popcorn drama is currently being provided by the likes of Palworld, but last year, it was The Day Before - and now...

Riot Games laid off over 500 people last night, and no we don’t know what it means for the Riot MMO

Riot Games is joining the seemingly endless list of game studios continuing to dump workers overboard: Last night, the company announced it is shedding...

The Daily Grind: How much do you think the whales of your top MMO spend in a year?

A few weeks back, following Korea's Fair Trade Commission ordering Nexon to pay nearly $9M in fines over its deceptive gamble-upgrade mechanics, players went...

Guild Wars 2 studio says no accounts involved in new social engineering claim were compromised by CS

The Guild Wars 2 Reddit community has been up in arms this week over a gigantic thread started by former ArenaNet partner and content...
Happiness is a warm car.

APB Reloaded is sunsetting its console versions – in fact, the Xbox server is already permanently offline

We've got some bad news for the APB community: Last night, Little Orbit announced that it's sunsetting APB Reloaded's console versions. "The decision to discontinue...

Fractured Online’s duping and hard drive downtime turns into 24-hour rollback

Fractured Online is dealing with yet another round of chaos this week. Readers will recall that a duping-related downtime this weekend was compounded by...

RuneScape and Old School RuneScape will close their official forums on March 28

Whether anyone likes it or not, it looks as if the official MMORPG forums are going the way of the dinosaurs, as even Jagex's...