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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...
If we are being altogether honest, you were probably prepared before.

World of Warcraft: Classic is surveying players about rolling out The Burning Crusade

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The rumors about The Burning Crusade coming to World of Warcraft: Classic were at once rather obvious and also seem all but certain at this...

Activision did not really ban a 6-year-old gamer trying to stream Warzone with his dad

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We've updated this story at the end. In short, this family was fibbing for internet cred. One of the best parts of having little kids...

MMO Business Roundup: Activision’s Netflix lawsuit, Tolkien’s house, Roblox in China, and more

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Welcome back to another quick spin through MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Fortnite - It doesn't look as if gaming companies are feeling too...
All over again.

WoW Factor: A wild theory for World of Warcraft’s Shadowlands

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I don't have quite as much as I would have expected to say about Shadowlands so close to its launch. Part of that is,...
Older times.

Vague Patch Notes: Players aren’t the only people who should prepare for their MMO to die

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There are certain realities that developers need to reckon with that start with acknowledging a certain degree of reality, and one of those bits...
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...
The fanboy mines are harder to work all the time.

The Daily Grind: What does the future of (World of) Warcraft look like?

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Usually, Activision-Blizzard investor calls are boring as heck and I wish I didn't have to sit through all the Call of Duty and Candy...

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...

Unions in Europe call on Blizzard employees in France to strike against the closure of the Versailles office

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Last week we had reported the unfortunate news that Blizzard would be shutting down an office in Versailles, France, displacing 285 employees who...

Riot Games is shuttering its Sydney, Australia, office as it sunsets its Oceanic Pro League

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Activision-Blizzard isn't the only company shuttering overseas holdings this week, it seems: Riot Games is closing one down too, this time the company's Sydney,...
But no badger.

Activision-Blizzard is reportedly shuttering its Versailles, France, office

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Activision-Blizzard is apparently closing down one of its offices, specifically the one in Versailles, France. The news comes from Bloomberg, which this morning...

The MOP Up: Life Beyond beefs up building

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Life Beyond's recent patch is a spot of good news for budding builders: "With this release, buildings get free energy so you don't...

Activision takes heat for poor female representation in its games over the last decade

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If for some reason you're not already annoyed enough with Activision-Blizzard right now, GIbiz has a new piece up that digs...

EA shareholders overwhelmingly reject excessive executive pay in latest vote

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Remember back in June when investment accountability group CtW was agitating against Activision-Blizzard's corporate finances, arguing that Bobby Kotick is grossly overpaid and...
This is what we were really missing.

New executive order could ban US transactions with Tencent – potentially bad news for gaming [Updated]

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File this one under "I was about to go to sleep when the internet erupted in an absolute panic over Tencent": Late this evening,...
Everything hurts.

Blizzard staffers confirm ‘honor point system,’ further exposing the company’s wage disparities

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This week we've been following Bloomberg's reports on Blizzard employees' attempts to secure pay and equitable pay for the gaming industry. Early...
But no badger.

‘Our mentors are leaving in droves’: Blizzard staff are organizing to demand better compensation

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Yesterday, we covered Bloomberg's report on how Blizzard employees were circulating a spreadsheet of their wages and raises in an effort to determine...

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...
Physicality.

Blizzard staffers agitate against poor worker pay as Activision-Blizzard rakes in billions

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Blizzard's labor practices have been under scrutiny over the last couple of years, propelled in large part due to mass-layoffs at the top...

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