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Chris Metzen offers apology for Blizzard’s culture of ‘harassment, inequality, and indifference’

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Perhaps having seen how badly Mike Morhaime's apology to the women of Blizzard backfired, Chris Metzen took the better part of an extra day...
El barfo.

Mike Morhaime to female Blizzard workers: ‘I am extremely sorry that I failed you’

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In response to the situation surrounding the explosive California state lawsuit alleging systemic sexual harassment and discrimination at Activision-Blizzard, former president Mike Morhaime posted...
Oh gosh why.

California sues Activision-Blizzard over discrimination and sexist, toxic work culture

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Activision-Blizzard has had an abysmal couple of years, and it's about to get much worse, as the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing...

U.S. Department of Justice investigates Overwatch League over salary concerns

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While Blizzard wants as many eyes as possible on its Overwatch franchise, the studio could probably do without the recent gaze of the U.S....

Blizzard announces next Hearthstone expansion, sells a WoW 6-month sub bundle in its summer sale

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There's quite the little bundle of news updates coming out of Blizzard's games, so we've elected to tie them all together into a nice...
Now my stats are good!

Activision-Blizzard extends contentious shareholder vote on executive pay

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MMO readers will recall that earlier this year, the industry erupted over a public relations fiasco Activision-Blizzard failed to adequately counter: In the midst...

Blizzard is already cracking down on Diablo II Resurrected modders and hackers

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Apparently, Blizzard has decided to crack all the way down on the modding community that's popped up around Diablo II: Resurrected. Following the technical alpha...
Oh dear.

Activision-Blizzard Q1 2021 financials: Blizzard has lost almost 29% of its overall active playerbase in three years

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Welcome back, my friends: It's time for another Activision-Blizzard investor report, and we're expecting this one to be a ride. Readers will recall that...

Massively Uplifting: Gaming charity endeavors support vets, autism, and AbleGamers

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While still sneaking some spring snow in (bad weather!), April also showered us with some uplifting moments and goodness. Warm fuzzies are far better...

The MOP Up: Skyforge takes Switch players to the moon

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Earlier this year, Nintendo Switch users were treated to a full-fledged MMORPG with the launch of Skyforge on the platform. Now, Skyforge is taking...

Blizzard admits to more layoffs, starts up alumni network

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Last week, Blizzard Entertainment began laying off 190 employees, 50 of whom reportedly came from esports and live events. Now we know which other...

Activision-Blizzard has laid off another 190 employees as Kotick could rake in an extra $200M

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Don't look now, but Activision-Blizzard just laid off another batch of people. According to a Bloomberg report, the company has slashed just under 190 jobs,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 308: FFXIV’s endings and beginnings

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Justin and Bree discuss Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker, Skyforge, Blizzard and NCosft financials, Stadia, and PSO2, with adventures in WoW Classic, LOTRO, ESO, SWG Legends, plus mailbag questions on MMO dungeons and juggling MMOs.

Diablo II’s remaster is officially in the works

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It's no longer just a rumor; now we know for a fact that Activision Blizzard is working on a remastered version of the classic...

MMO Business Roundup: ESA’s PAC, mail criming, Steam by the numbers, and Blizzard charity

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO- and MMO-adjacent industry news in our first MMO Business Roundup of 2021! The ESA: The Entertainment Software...
Who taught you math?!

Activision-Blizzard lays off more support staff, this time in the Asia-Pacific region

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(This piece has been updated with Blizzard's confirmation and an updated headcount of those affected.) UK publication MCV/Develop is reporting today that the global redundancies...

Activision-Blizzard Q3 2020: Blizzard MAUs fell to 30M as overall ActiBlizz revenues hold steady

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It's time for another round of Activision-Blizzard financials as today covers Q3 2020. It's been a weird couple of years for the company as...

Activision-Blizzard Q2 2020: Year-over-year revenues are up for the first time in six quarters

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We're back with another dip into Activision-Blizzard's financials, this one Q2 2020, the first report since shareholders lambasted the company for excessive executive pay...

Activision-Blizzard shareholders say nay votes constitute ‘rebuke’ of company pay practices

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Earlier this month, we covered moves by Activision-Blizzard shareholders and long-term investor watchdogs to agitate voting against the company's "Say-on-Pay" policy. Critics argued that...
This is what we were really missing.

Blizzard and Bethsoft donate for racial justice, Riot parts ways with troubling exec, and Raph Koster writes a song

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We've got a few more gaming-related Black Lives Matter stories to share this morning. Riot Games: First up, yesterday we reported that Riot Games was...

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