Interviews

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Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Assessing the new expo venue, game experimentation, and esports

Did you catch our latest Stew Talks? It's like Ted Talks, but about gaming and Hi-Rez. When I sat down with Stew Chisam,...

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Stewart Chisam makes sense of the studio split, hints at new game

You've heard of Simon Says? At Hi-Rez Expo I played Stew Says, but in this game I try to get Stew Chisam, President...

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Looking for lore and more in all Paladins places

Let's cut to the chase: There was quite a bit to learn and celebrate about Paladins during the Hi-Rez Expo this fall. Announcements,...

Previewing Dual Universe’s bigger, better alpha experience – including crafting

Every time I see and learn more about Dual Universe, I have that feeling that this may be The One. The one I...

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Introducing Paladins’ dragon mage, Imani

What is a fantasy game without mages and dragons? With the next champion revealed at Hi-Rez Expo, the fantasy shooter Paladins will be...

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: SMITE and Paladins form community leadership councils for feedback

Wouldn't it be nice if players had a direct line to devs to deliver feedback? Hi-Rez is launching a new initiative to ensure just...

Hi-Rez Expo: SMITE’s new arena, Avalon, and a hands-on with Switch

One thing I can say about the Hi-Rez Expo is that no matter what time of year the studio has it, it's always...

SWTOR previews the upcoming Gods from the Machine operation’s Master Mode

Next month, Star Wars: The Old Republic's game update 5.10, Jedi Under Siege, will go live, bringing with it a new zone, new...

Hi-Rez Expo: Esports adds college varsity national championships and high school leagues

Hi-Rez has never shied away from the fact that it is based on competitive games and believes esports is an integral part of the...
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Blizzard sources dish on Warcraft Go, Diablo IV, Diablo Immortal, China, and Activision’s culture shift

Kotaku has a wild article up today ahead of the holiday with input from nearly a dozen anonymous current and former Blizzard employees...

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Realm Royale is coming to both consoles, plans more fantasy features

Back in August, Realm Royale was struggling. The free alpha game soared then fell, with players and stream coverage both dipping way...

Path of Exile’s Betrayal brings back Bestiary, Incursion, and Delve plus better housing

Every time Grinding Gear games puts out a new update or expansion for Path of Exile - and they come like clockwork - it...
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The Daily Grind: Are you hostile to mobile MMORPGs?

Happy Friday. Let's talk mobile. MMORPG players in particular run along a certain demographic that does not align well with mobile. Oh, sure, we have...
Please cite one thing that you thought about Baine before this expansion. Go ahead. I'll wait.

Blizzard talks up ‘meaningful choices’ in World of Warcraft’s story

Did you still have any hopes about the story of World of Warcraft in this expansion? Did you think the writers would somehow...

Interview: Neowiz on Bless Online’s now-live Ruins of Shaqqara and the state of the game

Neowiz's beleaguered MMORPG Bless Online is live with its first big update since launching out of its open beta early access last...

Warcraft III: Reforged will support original’s custom games, allow crossplay between both versions

One of the biggest announcements out of BlizzCon 2018 for old-school RTS fans was certainly the news of Warcraft III: Reforged, a...

World of Warcraft’s Alex Afrasiabi on the possibility of faction unification

During BlizzCon 2018, the folks at Blizzard Watch chatted up World of Warcraft Senior Creative Director Alex Afrasiabi to discuss what lies in...

Blizzard talks Overwatch’s Echo character, big-screen ambitions, and crossplay potential

Most of the buzz coming out of BlizzCon's Overwatch reveals centered on the new playable bad-girl Ashe, who is totally not just...

EVE Evolved: Hands-on with EVE Online FPS Project Nova

Cast your mind back to 2011 and you'll probably remember the insane hype that was building for DUST 514, CCP Games' ambitious console...

MassivelyOP previews the winter wonders of Warframe’s Fortuna expansion

Hey MJ, want to come play in the Fortuna snow? When Digital Extremes invited me to come get as closer look at the snowy...

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