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

EA shareholders overwhelmingly reject excessive executive pay in latest vote

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]

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

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

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

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...
Fighty shouty fight-shouts.

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

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...

Call of Duty gamers ignore pandemic-related safety orders at unofficial esports gathering

I never got the impression that some players of Call of Duty are a particularly compliant bunch, and that assumption was not helped...
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Vague Patch Notes: No Man’s Sky is the real reboot success story

Whenever an MMO of any type has a launch that resembles the Nedelin catastrophe, people start talking about what the studio should do...

EA shareholders criticize ‘exorbitant’ executive pay, slam ‘payoffs for layoffs’

Over the course of June, we covered attempts by Activision-Blizzard shareholders to agitate against the company's "Say-on-Pay" policy, which critics say effectively overpays...

Former Bungie composer Martin O’Donnell calls the deal with Activision ‘bad from the start’

The former Bungie composer Martin O'Donnell has spilled some pretty serious tea regarding the partnership with Activision, calling the deal "bad from the start"...

Activision-Blizzard shareholders say nay votes constitute ‘rebuke’ of company pay practices

Earlier this month, we covered moves by Activision-Blizzard shareholders and long-term investor watchdogs to agitate voting against the company's "Say-on-Pay" policy. Critics argued...
This is what we were really missing.

Blizzard and Bethsoft donate for racial justice, Riot parts ways with troubling exec, and Raph Koster writes a song

We've got a few more gaming-related Black Lives Matter stories to share this morning. Riot Games: First up, yesterday we reported that Riot...

MMO Business Roundup: Paradox signs union agreement, shareholders slam Activision-Blizzard

Welcome back to another quickie roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent gaming industry business news. Activision-Blizzard is under fire yet again for its corporate management,...

Gaming events and patches are delayed, games taken offline to support Black Lives Matter protests

The PC Gaming Show that was scheduled for Saturday has been postponed a week, PC Gamer announced last night. It'll run June 13th...

GeForce NOW lets game publishers opt-in, Guild Wars 2 and Albion Online decide to opt-out

The stumble-stepped release of Nvidia's cloud-based games service GeForce NOW is having another wobbling point. Nvidia has elected to let game developers and publishers...

Nexon Q1 2020 financials: COVID-19’s economic damage caused ‘no significant disruption’

How is Nexon faring after the 2019 year that saw the company’s owners give up on a sale and instead begin slashing teams...
I blew things up!

EA delivers solid Q1 2020, YOY revenue increases, and a promise of game upgrades for next-gen consoles

Activision-Blizzard beat revenue expectations for the first quarter of 2020, so it won't surprise anyone to learn that EA did too. But while...
No expression.

ActiBlizz Q1 2020: Blizzard MAUs flat at 32M, but revenue jumps ahead of Shadowlands, launching Q4

It won't surprise you, given the current global health crisis, that a large portion of Activision-Blizzard's first quarter revenue report and conference call focused...
I'm an excellent fighter.

Global Chat: The problem with being bad in MMOs

Have you ever felt weirdly reluctant to go the full "dark side" in a video game that offers morality meters? MMO blogger Yeebo...

COVID-19 Roundup: EVE Online’s huge influx of newbies, live Gamescom is probably toast

Welcome back to another roundup of how MMOs and the gaming industry are faring and fronting during the COVID-19 pandemic. First up: CCP's Hilmar Pétursson...

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