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Activision-Blizzard offers (some) hard numbers on its harassment and discrimination problem

Within the Variety puff piece on Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick earlier this week, Kotick insisted that the volumes of harassment accusations against the company...

Bobby Kotick decries ‘aggressive labor movement’ trying to ‘destabilize’ Activision-Blizzard

We're just a few days from the launch of Diablo IV, so naturally Variety has offered up a mushy interview with... Activision-Blizzard's Bobby Kotick,...
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South Korea approves merger of Microsoft and Activision-Blizzard as both companies continue to fight UK regulators

There has been another plodding step forward in Microsoft's billion-dollar buyout of Activision-Blizzard, as reports from Korea Xbox News have now confirmed that South...

Overwatch 2 plans Pride Month celebration with player cosmetics, decorated maps, and a short story

Pride Month is nearly here, and Overwatch 2 is seeking to highlight the diverse nature of the shooter's cast and playerbase with several celebratory...

MMO Business Roundup: SEGA’s layoffs, Diablo Immortal’s fines, and MY.GAMES’ Middle East ambitions

Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent gaming industry news! SEGA: Sega's issued yet another round of layoffs this week, slashing 121...

World of Warcraft celebrates the Diablo franchise with the Greedy Emissary event

Fans of the Diablo series are likely familiar with the Treasure Goblin that can pop up while delving the maps of the ARPG, but...

Blizzard suggests WoW Token RMT in WoW Classic is ‘for the good of the community’ because of RMT bots

World of Warcraft's WoW Classic community has been on fire for the last few days following Blizzard's announcement that it will port the WoW...

Microsoft’s buyout of Activision-Blizzard gets full clearance from China

Microsoft has cleared yet another hurdle in its slow subsumption of Activision-Blizzard, as China’s State Administration for Market Regulation has completed its investigation of...

Diablo Immortal teases new class in July, prepares celebrations for its first year and Diablo IV’s launch in June

Diablo Immortal will be marking its first anniversary on June 2nd, and that naturally means there will be some things to celebrate, including both...

Diablo IV showcases its accessibility options, runs promos involving cathedrals and meat shakes

It's hard to think that a game like Diablo IV needs more promotion, but Blizzard has been absolutely banging that drum for a while...

The EU has conditionally approved Microsoft’s buyout of Activision-Blizzard

Today's Microsoft Activision-Blizzard buyout news won't come as a surprise to anyone who read the leaks last week, but yes, EU regulators have officially...

Diablo IV’s ‘server slam’ weekend test goes live under the shadow of pay-to-win player grumbling

Come on and jam, and join the server slam! This weekend marks the beginning of the Diablo IV "server slam" stress test weekend, and...

UK government body issues order that blocks Microsoft and Activision-Blizzard from ‘acquiring an interest’ in each other

Despite the multi-billion dollar deal between Activision-Blizzard and Microsoft slowly making forward movement in multiple smaller markets and potentially one very large market, the...

Blizzard devs lament talent bleed and Diablo IV support capacity following return-to-office mandate

Last month, we reported on a producer for World of Warcraft who expressed his frustration about seeing developers leave Blizzard, saying the team has...

The EU is apparently set to approve Microsoft’s Activision-Blizzard buyout after all

When the UK's Competition and Markets Authority put the brakes on Microsoft's acquisition of Activision-Blizzard at the end of April, we saw multiple pundits...

Overwatch 2 launches interstellar-themed Starwatch Galactic Rescue event with threadbare PvE elements

The world of Overwatch 2 is already couched in sci-fi, but that doesn't mean it can't go deeper. Like, for example, taking several of...
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Hearthstone launches Battlegrounds Season 4 and brings tweaks to heroes, minions, and armor tiers today

It's time for the start of Battlegrounds Season 4 in Hearthstone as the game's newest patch brings all of the newest season's features online...

Diablo Immortal preps S13 as Diablo 2 Resurrected talks grind and Diablo IV readies server slam weekend

Blizzard's Diablo franchise is a busy bee this week, starting with a length post on the Battlenet blog about Diablo II Resurrected in which...

Mike Ybarra defends patent filing for AI art generator in Blizzard style

The extremely sticky wicket of AI art generation and its impact on multiple creative industries has now hit the higher echelons of Blizzard's executive...
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Lawful Neutral: What if Activision-Blizzard just… sold Blizzard?

Last week, Activision-Blizzard and Bobby Kotick got a bad surprise: The UK moved to block the acquisition of ABK by Microsoft, citing concerns over...