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Important to MMO players primarily for its relationship to Blizzard aka Blizzard Entertainment.

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Bungie representatives dispute the idea that Activision’s leaders were ‘prohibitive overlords’

The future of Destiny 2 under Bungie alone looks very different from the game under Bungie and Activision, especially with new features like...

Activision-Blizzard hires two new corporate employees

The corporate offices of Activision-Blizzard are welcoming two new faces in the form of a new chief marketing officer (which sounds like an ad...

Activision-Blizzard Q2 2019 revenues dip again, WoW subs rise, expanded teams en route for Blizz

Remember in February when Activision-Blizzard posted record high financials but followed it up with a devastating round of layoffs? And then remember when...

The ESA says a crapton of game companies are finally embracing lockbox transparency

Under pressure from no less than the US Senate, the FTC held the first of its planned video game monetization workshops today, and...

SuperData June 2019: WoW’s back in the top 10 as Overwatch players have spent $1B on in-game content

There's good news for MMOs in the June SuperData video games global revenue charts, most notably the fact that a "real" MMORPG has...
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Destiny 2’s daily player count is surging back to a million players

Things were looking a little... dicey for Destiny 2 for a bit there, let's be honest. But the good news is that all...

Bungie aims to deliver more Destiny 2 content ‘as often as [it] can deliver it’

The future is looking a bit brighter for Destiny 2, which, after much concern over the game's prospects following Bungie's split...
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Rumor: More high-profile esports figures are leaving Blizzard within the next two weeks

Remember just last week when the commissioner of Overwatch's premiere and eponymous league left his position? That alone was a bit of a...

Overwatch League commissioner jumps ship for Fortnite esports

There's probably not a lot of lines to read in-between here, but then again, the commissioner and founder of Overwatch's premier esports league...

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...
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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....
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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...

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