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The Anvil of Crom: Recessions, appearance tabs, and PvP for the returning player

Welcome to the Anvil of Crom, Conan fans. It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks, and all of the announcements, new content, business model changes, and general gameplay shenanigans are only going to generate more Age of Conan discussion as the summer wears on. This week I'd like to take a brie...

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The Daily Grind: Do you play the MMO stock market?

Ahhh, the stock market: The yo-yo that makes people jump for joy or jump off twenty-story buildings. Playing it can be just as exhilarating, frightening, and expensive as a high-octane weekend bender in Free Realms. Well, almost... With the quote-unquote Global Economic Crisis we've been going thr...

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APB now being produced by over 250 people

The guys from Realtime Worlds have been too busy firing their 'gats into the air and driving around in circles to notice that they were still hiring during the recession where UK unemployment has soared. The developers of All Points Bulletin are now the proud employers of over 250 people, and they...

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The Daily Grind: Have you had to cancel an MMO subscription?

While there may be reason to believe the economy is set to improve in the near future, at the moment the United States is facing something of a downturn (the blogger writes delicately). As a result, everyone's looking to their own personal bottom line. Things that you'd let slide a year ago might no...

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Blizzard: World of Warcraft will do fine, global economic collapse be damned

Alright, so the sky is falling. Pretty soon, the world will be dominated by mohawks, black leather and hand-built muscle cars in a never-ending deathmatch over who gets to eat the roadkill. Okay, maybe it won't be that bad -- but unless you've been stranded on a desert island for the past year, you...

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MMO market revenue to hit $14.4 billion in 2012

We hear news stories concerning the rising cost of food, gas and general living expenses almost daily, but curiously enough, the game industry is proving itself recession-proof. Not only does it seem safe from the downward spiral plaguing all other facets of the economy, but it's on the rise, and ...

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