Grindfest Friday: Neverwinter

On this Grindfest Friday the MMOs.com crew revisits Neverwinter after a very long hiatus: what's changed, what's new, what's goodie? We'll also be giving away keys for exclusive in-game mounts during the stream. When: That depends on where you live: 7PM EST 4PM PST If you can't make it you can always watch on the MMOs.com YouTube channel once its [...]

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Global Gaming Revenue To Hit $109 Billion in 2017

The global games industry continues to grow. Highlighting this growth, games industry intelligence firm Newzoo has released new estimates on how they think the market will continue to evolve in 2017. The topline figure is expected to increase from $101.1 billion in 2016 to $108.9 this year, a 7.7% increase. That huge figure includes revenue from all platforms: Mobile, PC, [...]

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New Twitch Subscription Tiers Coming Soon

Apparently, Twitch will soon add two new subscription options for viewers to support their favorite streamers, according to a leaked email posted to the NeoGAF forums. Beyond the already available $5 tier, a new $10 and $25 tier will enter beta testing soon. There are, of course, benefits to choosing a higher-than-Netflix priced subscription: faster access to emotes. Everyone loves [...]

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Watch MMOs.com Podcast Episode 100!

I don't know how we got here but here we are: episode 100 of the MMOs.com Podcast! Join us for a Rick James stylized celebration. Where: https://www.twitch.tv/mmosdotcom When: That depends on where you live: 7PM EST 4PM PST On tonight's episode we're reflecting on how this whole shebang started, getting controversial and wearing our Hype Police badges, rambling about this [...]

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Until Recently, Crytek Shanghai Was Open And Unpaid

You may remember that, back in December 2016, Crytek announced that it would be closing five of its studios after being unable to pay its employees for several months. At the time, it was rumored that, despite many others shutting down, Crytek Shanghai would remain open and turn its attention towards Crytek's VR efforts. Earlier today, Niko Partners Industry Analyst [...]

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Tencent Launching Steam Competitor Called WeGame

Earlier today video games industry analyst Daniel Ahmad of Niko Partners tweeted a series of screen captures of a new Tencent website with a countdown timer. The big reveal, expected on April 20th, will be Tencent's complete overhaul of its existing "Tencent Games Platform" service. The current platform serves Chinese gamers and boasts over 200 million users. We've used it [...]

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