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Blizzard releases Safe Haven cinematic, addresses World of Warcraft’s potential beyond WoW Classic

Blizzard's keeping the pressure up this week with another new World of Warcraft release, though this one's about the live game, not

Nexon’s huge first quarter financials made EA and Blizzard look downright shabby

While EA and Activision-Blizzard reported truly meh first quarter 2019 earnings, Nexon was out there making the case for why somebody...
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EA sees quarterly and yearly revenue dropoffs, plans to port Apex Legends to mobile

Activision-Blizzard wasn't the only company to see a weak start to 2019: EA also saw a drop off in revenue for Q1 2019,...

Activision-Blizzard’s revenue has dropped by nearly a quarter since last quarter

It's now pretty clear that Activision-Blizzard's days of limitless growth and endless record-setting are over, at least for now, as the company's now-released...

Blizzard bribes female employees to track their sex, pregnancy, and moods

Big Brother was so 1984. Now in 2019, it's all about Big Blizzard. Read this report over at Games Industry based on a...
Today, in Bad Forward Planning Theater.

WoW Factor: Why people are mad at Battle for Azeroth, part 5: Conclusions and peeling the mask

This week, after some 7000 words on this particular topic, I'm starting off by acknowledging what should be a rather obvious fact: My...
We never claimed to be saints.

Electronic Arts lays off 350 people from multiple teams, draws down presence in Japan and Russia

EA is undergoing major layoffs today. The nicest thing we can say about them is that at least it's "only" 350 out of 9000...
Another route.

WoW Factor: Why people are mad at Battle for Azeroth, part four: Story

The fun thing about bringing up the story of World of Warcraft is that you inevitably have some folks who will immediately crop up and...

Global Chat: Parting ways with Cryptic’s Foundry

It's a sad and regrettable situation for Cryptic to be closing one of its most unique features -- and in two games, no less....
Bart, stop creating a diversion!

World of Warcraft posts a survival guide for patch 8.1.5 incoming on March 12

Do you feel sufficiently prepared for the arrival of patch 8.1.5. in World of Warcraft? Complete with new allied races, new profession-based questlines,...

MMO Business Roundup: Skyrim’s multiplayer mod mess, Neural MMO, and the rise of Overwatch League

Welcome back to another roundup of stuff happening in the gaming business world relevant to MMOers. Remember Skyrim Together, the multiplayer Skyrim mod...
This is my surprised face.

World of Warcraft unveils the upcoming Tools of the Trade questlines

There are big new profession quests arriving in World of Warcraft with the game's next major patch. It's an exercise for the audience...
There appears to be a Pattern.

Third law firm joins the chorus threatening suits against Activision Blizzard over the Bungie split

Stop me if you've heard this one: In the wake of the split between Activision Blizzard and Bungie, with the latter regaining full rights...
Uh...huh.

Blizzard Roundup: NetEase on Diablo Immortal’s launch, plus news on HOTS, Hearthstone, and Overwatch

MMO Culture has an interesting translated bit from the NetEase conference call last week that homes in on Diablo Immortal, the game...
I'm alive! I promise.

Unionization group Game Workers Unite withdraws call for firing ArenaNet’s Mike O’Brien

Update: GWU has now withdrawn its call; we've updated at the end of this piece. The original article follows. If yesterday was the day...
Going under.

Two weeks after Activision Blizzard’s layoffs, its stock price is barely higher than before the layoffs

You all remember when Activision Blizzard laid off 800 employees on a year that was, on balance, a very good year for...
Kick it down the road.

MMO Business Roundup: Overpaid gaming CEOs, FTC’s lootbox workshops, and why online launches are trainwrecks

Welcome back to another MMO Business Roundup, where we check in on all your favorite flaming dumpster fires in the gaming business world. The...

Guns blaze in the City of Lights as Overwatch’s new Paris map goes live

What could be more romantic than a whirlwind getaway to gay Paris -- la Ville Lumière, the very epicenter of art, history, and culture?...

The Daily Grind: Are you concerned about the future of World of Warcraft?

Given the week that Activision-Blizzard just had - capping off a record financial year by haphazardly firing 800 employees, literally provoking union groups to...

Video game unionization effort starts petition to remove Bobby Kotick from Activision-Blizzard

After calling for Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick to resign on Wednesday, video game industry unionization group Game Workers Unite has now put together a...

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