MMO Week in Review: Doom and gloom

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At the end of every week, we round up the best and most popular news stories, exclusive features, and insightful columns published on Massively and then present them all in one convenient place. If you missed a big MMO or WoW Insider story last week, you've come to the right post.

Quit depressing us, MMOverse. This week has been pure pain for MMO developers, as we learned that Blizzard suffered layoffs, EverQuest Online Adventures and Lime Odyssey Korea are shutting down, Stellar Dawn and Dawntide are halting development, Black Prophecy is in trouble, gamigo was hacked, and CCP's North American president moved on.

Let's aim for a rosier news roundup next week as we head to GDC 2012, shall we? In the meantime, the rest of this week's top MMO stories await you behind the break.
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