MMO Week in Review: So BlizzCon in a couple of weeks is gonna be interesting

Assuming, you know, it's not canceled


This week, Blizzard shot itself in the foot and then waited a few days and shot itself in the other foot just to make sure we knew exactly what to think about it.

On Friday, we covered the news that Daybreak had suffered still more layoffs, confirmed on Saturday along with news that the company will indeed be spinning out its multiple teams into different studios. We also published a lengthy investigative report on a major Guild Wars 2 hack incident that led to court drama in the EU. It wasn’t the best week for MMOs, in other words.

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!


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Every week, get caught up on the MMO genre’s latest news and Massively OP’s best content in our MMO Week in Review! Want more roundups of content? Try Friday’s Betawatch for MMO testing highlights, Saturday’s Make My MMO for MMO crowdfunding updates, and Sunday’s The MOP Up, which mops up all the bits of news we didn’t cover anywhere else.
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