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Bethesda Softworks has also pulled its games from GeForce NOW

It would appear that the GeForce Now games streaming service has lost another big publisher's support. A very brief post on the GeForce...

Visions of N’Zoth boosted World of Warcraft subs, but it’s lost tons since WoW Classic’s 2019 peak

SuperData's January 2020 games industry revenue rankings are up, with only mild shakeups since December 2019. On the PC side, Red Dead...
More like Dia-BLOWs, right?

A LinkedIn profile adds more fuel to the Diablo animated series fire

The rumor about a Diablo animated series has been running for ages now, and the latest bit of evidence that this is a real thing...

Acti-Blizzard games vanished from GeForce NOW over a ‘misunderstanding,’ Nvidia says

Last week we reported on the sudden removal of Activision-Blizzard titles from GeForce Now, the streamed games service offered by Nvidia, with barely...
Marketing!

Vague Patch Notes: How to read games industry investor reports as a player

The old adage goes that diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggy" until you can find a rock. By extension, marketing is the...

Activision-Blizzard has apparently yanked its games from GeForce NOW

If you were subbing to NVIDIA GeForce Now for your streamed games, we genuinely hope it wasn't for Activision-Blizzard's games. That's because yesterday

Apex Legends is getting a mobile version for the Chinese market

Mobile gaming and breaking into the Chinese gaming market (however lucrative that may or may not be) are still going to be things...

Activision-Blizzard’s Q4 2019 revenues are down YoY for the fourth straight quarter

So here we are in 2020, looking back at the last quarter of 2019 for Blizzard. Nothing big happened or anything, just a massive...

Leaderboard: Four months after the Blitzchung Hong Kong mess, are you still boycotting Blizzard?

MOP reader Pepperzine recently dropped us an email about Blizzard that we've put off until today very intentionally. Why? Because tomorrow, Activision-Blizzard releases its...

EA aims to mask active user numbers in investor earnings reports

Don't call it hiding anything, just call it select data provisioning! Electronic Arts COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen has said that future earnings reports...

MMO Business Roundup: Guild Wars’ art book, Day of Dragons drama, Red Dead hackers, FogBank layoffs, and more

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Guild Wars' art book: If you happened to read our swag guide ahead...
Cuddly.

World of Warcraft took a tumble in SuperData’s December 2019 revenue rankings

SuperData's December 2019 report on the global games industry's monthly revenue is up, and it's a head-scratcher indeed. On the PC side, there hasn't...

The push for games industry unionization expands with new initiative from major US union CWA

Unionization pushes have become a big discussion across the games industry for the last several years. The tipping point might just have been the...
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Activision Blizzard Media is launching a new player research community called King’s Council

So this is something new. Activision Blizzard Media has announced that it's forming a new player research community composed of its most active...

Activision-Blizzard’s Bobby Kotick downplays the role of politics in games

Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick clearly doesn't fear the Blizzard boycott that is still technically ongoing following Blizzard's October decision to penalize a...

The Daily Grind: Should World of Warcraft switch to annual expansions?

During last week's Activision-Blizzard investor call, Blizzard executives dodged hard on one analyst's question about WoW Classic retention - no great surprise...

WAPO says Activision-Blizzard execs profited from dodgy but legal stock sale

Yesterday we covered Activision-Blizzard's third quarter financial results, which were... not good. While WoW Classic drove a subscription spike and saw Blizzard's...

Activision-Blizzard’s Q3 2019 revenues sink for the third quarter in a row

Activision-Blizzard has not had the best year. In February, the company saw record-high revenues and promptly laid off 800 employees, leading to widespread...
Back in time.

Vague Patch Notes: Does BlizzCon have a future in its current form?

BlizzCon 2018 was a pretty unnecessary disaster for Blizzard. It managed to demolish any hopes people had about Battle for Azeroth rounding the bend and...
Fine.

Complete coverage of Blizzard’s ‘Hong Kong liberation’ fiasco

In October of 2019, Blizzard made international news headlines when it banned a Hong Kong Hearthstone esports pro and two Taiwanese contracted casters over...

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