Final Fantasy XIV stole the weekend if not the week by dropping a ton of new Shadowbringers info at the Paris Fan Festival. If you haven’t checked out our XIV columnist’s coverage yet, you should, as the game we named MMORPG of 2018 revealed the Gunbreaker job, new zone, new beast tribe, and new bunnygirls race. Meanwhile, millions of people showed up to watch Fortnite’s first in-game concert, Fallout 76 sunk to new lows, Anthem kicked off its public demo, PlanetSide Arena began closed beta, and Guild Wars 2 compensated the innocent players it punished back in 2018 after a player used the GDPR to prove the company’s error. Read on to catch up with the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions today as every Sunday in Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers launches July 2 with Gunbreaker job and playable Viera - We still don't know where we're going for Final Fantasy XIV: … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers’ new class and race, Fortnite’s mega concert
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It has been a bruising month for Chinese gaming hegemon Tencent. First, their US based subsidiary Riot Games was accused of sexism which required major readjustments at the studio. These culture problems also brought to light Riot's declining profitability, with the company on course to run a deficit unless something changes soon. Closer to home, Tencent found itself on the wrong side of the ruling Communist Party's favor and had its license for Monster Hunter Worlds abruptly revoked. This forced Tencent to issue millions in refunds and left many gamers angered and confused. Worse still, the Chinese government followed up with a freeze on all new game licenses. That caught the entire industry off guard, but hit Tencent especially hard as the Chinese version of Fortnite was just getting ready to leave closed beta and officially launch. Reeling from these blows, Tencent responded by trying to be proactive in the face of new regulations that are undoubtedly on their way. The company … [Read more...] about The Weekly Raid: Will The Gaming Industry Finally Face Regulation?
Support Massively OP on PatreonWere you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! Arg, this week you guys. Daybreak is currently wading in the aftermath of one of the biggest unforced errors I’ve seen in the MMO genre in a decade, from inexplicably deciding to answer Russian sanction rumors by abruptly claiming it’s not owned by the company it’s said it’s been owned by for three years to laying off over 70 people in what was allegedly an unrelated H1Z1 crisis. It’s such a mess that you probably missed our the farewell to EVE Online’s Andie Nordren and our impressions pieces on Project Gorgon, Sea of Thieves, and Elder Scrolls Online’s Summerset. Oh yeah, and Belgium declared lockboxes illegal and threatened a bunch of international corporations with criminal penalties. No big thing. Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: Just Daybreak things (April 29, 2018)