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

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SuperData December 2018: World of Warcraft returns to the rankings, Fortnite takes the year

Back in December, hearts skipped beats over the realization that not a single Blizzard game made it into SuperData's top global revenue rankings...
this is fine

Nexon founder’s controlling shares in the company are now officially up for sale

Remember how Nexon's founder and 98.64% share holder Kim Jung-ju made it clear early this month that he was looking into selling his...
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN SO PREDICTABLY!

WoW Factor: No, Activision is not the reason you’re unhappy with World of Warcraft

There's a narrative that's been making the rounds for a little while now among the World of Warcraft community, buoyed a lot by the...

Bungie reiterates its commitment to Destiny 2 long-term as it previews short-term goals

Since last week's revelation that Activision and Bungie were parting ways and sending Destiny home to live with its real dad - oh...
BURN IT

After telling Blizzard to cut spending, Activision pays $15 million signing bonus to new CFO

Hey, do y'all remember a little bit back when Activision told Blizzard that it had to start cutting back on

The Bungie-Activision split could herald tough times ahead for Destiny 2

Following last week's announcement that Bungie would be cutting its business ties with Activision and taking sole control of Destiny 2,...
Back again, etc.

Activision investors are now investigating whether the Bungie split involves securities fraud

Two days ago, Activision and Bungie announced an early split of their long-running partnership, a split that transferred publishing rights for the...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2019

With nearly all of our end-of-2018 content finally and blissfully behind us - seriously, I always breathe a huge sigh of relief when...
But it worked all of the time before!

Activision is transferring Destiny publishing rights back to Bungie

Still more big changes are afoot at Activision: Bungie just announced that Activision is transferring publishing rights for Destiny back to Bungie. "We have...

Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime will leave planned advisory role in April

Back in October, Blizzard announced that Mike Morhaime was stepping down as president of the company after 27 years working there. While World...

The Hearthstone leads Blizz lost last year just scooped up the Marvel IP with their new studio

Blizzard had a rough year losing key figures at the company last year - heck, this week it lost its CFO to Square...
A world of disappointments.

Activision Blizzard’s CFO is ousted and appears to be getting hired by Netflix

It's a new year, but we've still got some last vestiges of last year's corporate ongoings to close out the events of 2018. Isn't...
Now I will tell you what I've done for you.

Blizzard’s corporate culture is becoming much more cost-focused with stronger Activision influence

Let's start with the good news here. According to the most recent article covering Blizzard's ongoing corporate culture shifts on Kotaku, the studio's...

Star Citizen ATV, Squadron 42’s projected 2020 beta, and Cloud Imperium’s $46M private investment

This week's Around the Verse does touch on the 3.4 release of Star Citizen, but the big news is definitely from
THIS IS ALL YOU GET

Blizzard sources dish on Warcraft Go, Diablo IV, Diablo Immortal, China, and Activision’s culture shift

Kotaku has a wild article up today ahead of the holiday with input from nearly a dozen anonymous current and former Blizzard employees...
BURN IT

Activision draws heat over ignoring accessibility requirements as its stock continues tumbling

It's safe to say that Activision Blizzard took a bit of a drubbing after BlizzCon (you could read all about it on your cell...
Because the franchise is being brought back from the dead, you see.

Diablo’s David Brevik lambastes Blizzard over elimination of employee profit sharing

With the Diablo franchise taking heat from players over its mobile ambitions, Diablo II creator David Brevik decided to add more fuel to...

Activision Blizzard revenue dips slightly, but World of Warcraft’s Battle for Azeroth did well

It's probably a good thing for Activision Blizzard that its third quarter financials cut off at the end of September, given that its
Why does this still feel like the WoW I actually want to see.

BlizzCon 2018: Hearthstone trolls players with Rastakhan’s Rumble expansion

Hope you don't mind some serious Trolling because Blizzard is tusking us with a new Hearthstone expansion that's all about the savage jungle...

MMO Business Roundup: Discord’s new TOS, Steam China, EA vs Actiblizz, Dota 2’s transparent lockboxes, WASD

Welcome back to another roundup of businessy things of interest to MMO players this week! Discord If you're one of the bajillions of MMO players...

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