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Blizzard has now fully canceled BlizzConline, originally slated for early 2022

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Well, today's Blizzard news isn't going to surprise anyone: The company has canceled its upcoming BlizzConline event. The online event was originally set for early...
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Activision-Blizzard is denied its request to pause the DFEH lawsuit

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Over the course of Activision-Blizzard's continued legal and federal scrutiny for its sexual harassment and discrimination issues, a strange wrinkle had developed. Readers will...
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Activision-Blizzard requests venue change and pause in DFEH lawsuit, says it’s fired 20 people for misconduct

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In the course of our coverage of the Activision-Blizzard sexual harassment and discrimination scandal and the ensuing legal battle, we've noted that multiple state...
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World of Warcraft brings round the Hallow’s End event once more

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What's the true meaning of Halloween? In World of Warcraft, the true meaning is hats. Yes, hats. There's the hat you can get from the Horseman...
These references, however, remain.

World of Warcraft players grumble over Blizzard leader’s participation in boosting culture

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If you thought the ousting of J. Allen Brack from the top of Blizzard and his replacement by a pair of Activision execs was...

The MOP Up: Profane pitches its ‘true sandbox’ design to you

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Citing buzzwords like "true sandbox" and "player freedom," upcoming MMO Profane hopes that it can grab your attention long enough to read this Reddit...

Hearthstone’s PvE-leaning Mercenaries expansion has arrived

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If you're the kind of Hearthstone player that prefers to play more single-player content, then the game's newest expansion, Mercenaries, could be right up...

MMO Business Roundup: China’s crackdown, the COVID bubble, MY.GAMES hires, and the Shatterline leak

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Welcome back to another super fun roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Remember how regulators in China have cracked down on youth gaming in...
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Two government agencies are now squabbling over ethics allegations in Activision-Blizzard cases

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The Activision-Blizzard sexual discrimination and harassment lawsuit is back in the news this week, but for an unexpected reason. Readers will recall that the...
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California’s DFEH files an objection to the settlement between Activision-Blizzard and the EEOC

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It probably seemed like Activision-Blizzard had actually finally dodged a bullet in its ongoing lawsuit drama when it reached a settlement with the EEOC...

Bear witness to the confounding Coca-Cola ad that tries to appeal to esports fans, MMO gamers, and world peace

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What do esports events, MMO gaming, and soda have in common? If you said "Maybe you drink the soda while participating in the other...
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Here’s Blizzard’s rationale for changing some of World of Warcraft’s emotes, art, and names

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In the wake of the ongoing investigations into and lawsuits over Activision-Blizzard's sexual harassment and discrimination scandal, the teams at Blizzard have said very...
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WoW Factor: The disjointed state of World of Warcraft

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Right now, it feels like World of Warcraft is kind of a mess. This is not exactly a surprise. It's also not exactly helped...
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Diablo II: Resurrected updates players waiting for the game’s ranked ladder system

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Looking forward to proving yourself the very best of the best in Diablo II: Resurrected? You'll be waiting a little while longer according to the...

Working As Intended: Brute-forcing the MMO industry

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If you're a music fan, and you probably are since you're a human, you've probably come to grips with the sense that somehow the...

Union organizers call Activision-Blizzard’s $18M EEOC settlement a ‘slap in the face’

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Monday night, we reported on a planned settlement between Activision-Blizzard and the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC was one of four state...

Destiny company Bungie just keeps making other game studios look bad – now it’s axed mandatory arbitration

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I have to be honest, I did not have "Bungie models good corporate behavior for the gaming industry" in my predictions for 2021, but...

Overwatch invites players to square off for deathmatches in the sunny resort town of Malevento

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What do you like in a resort destination? Is it sunny vistas? Lovely shops? Comfortable places to relax? Or maybe you prefer excellent sight...
The Olympic committee looks really different now.

Activision-Blizzard says it’s settling with the EEOC, committing $18M to victims and charities

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Last week, we covered the revelation that multiple federal agencies, including the US Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, were...

Overwatch shares reworkings of Bastion and Sombra coming to Overwatch 2

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This past weekend during the OWL finals, Blizzard's remaining Overwatch team dropped some big reveals for the team-based shooter's sequel. Specifically, it shared planned...

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