Always Online Podcast: Kakao Games' Rough Quarter, Hotel May Sue Activision, & Should MMORPGs Invest All Content? Ep 454

MMORPG teams invest in a lot of resources to get a game up and running, let alone popular. But should they really invest in endgame difficult content when it's a low percentage of players who participate? Path of Exile is adding "Ruthless" mode in this same spirit, Activision may end up getting sued by a hotel of their inclusion in Call of Duty under a different name, and Kakao Games had one rough quarter...will upcoming titles turn the tide? All that and more on this week's Always Online!

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Discussion Timestamps:

00:00 Show Intro

02:42 Path of Exile's Ruthless Mode And MMORPGs Investing In Difficulty

30:50 Oddball Gaming News (Hotel May Sue Activision and more)

43:30 Kakao Games' Difficult Third Quarter

51:54 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb) / Question of the Week

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