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

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Activision-Blizzard’s first quarter 2016 financial results

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Activision-Blizzard's first quarter 2016 financial report just hit the internet, and the company is declaring "better-than-expected" financial results. "For the quarter ended March 31, 2016,...
Yeah, it doesn't say anything good.

Hearthstone announces 50 million registered players

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The latest Hearthstone expansion release coincides with another bombshell for the game, with an official announcement from Activision Blizzard boasting that the game has...
I don't miss the days without blood elves, not at all.

WoW Factor: Nostalrius, copyright, and player demand

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If you haven't been following the latest Legion testing - which, at the end of the day, is just a series of iterative updates...

Activision Blizzard completes acquisition of King Digital Entertainment

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Corporate acquisitions take a while, but Activision Blizzard has completed its acquisition of King Digital Entertainment, a deal which was first announced back in...

Activision layoffs likely don’t affect Blizzard’s games

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Game Informer is reporting that Activision-Blizzard has suffered layoffs in the wake of its earnings call last week. Don't panic, MMO players; it at...

Destiny Mega Bloks, event compensation, and leveling shenanigans

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Howsabout a Destiny news threesome this afternoon? First, Bungie is teaming up with Mega Bloks for a series of Destiny toy sets this year. Family Gamer...

WoW sees ‘growth’ in Q4 2015; Legion still on track for summer

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Activision-Blizzard has posted its Q4 2015 financial report, touting record digital revenues up 20% year over year, thanks in part to game exports to Chinese...

Interview: John Smedley on Hero’s Song crowdfunding and the future

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Following the abrupt cancellation of the Kickstarter for Pixelmage Games' sandboxy OARPG Hero's Song, we chatted with studio CEO and MMORPG veteran John Smedley about...
So, how about those balance issues?

Bungie denies Destiny ammo pack microtrans rumors

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Bungie has denied rumors that it was planning a fresh round of microtransactions for console MMO Destiny. VG247 posted this morning that it had a...

Vivendi sells all of its shares of Activision Blizzard for $1.1 billion

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Breaking up is always hard to do -- unless, of course, there's a whole ton of money in the mix to make you feel...

ESPN officially launches an e-sports division, picks up e-sports journalists

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When Activision-Blizzard acquired Major League Gaming earlier this month, CEO Bobby Kotick revealed his plans to create a kind of "ESPN of e-sports." It turns out that ESPN has had its...

Activision-Blizzard’s TV and movie studio taps creative lead

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Back in November, Activision-Blizzard announced it was launching a TV and movie studio to build out its franchises. Former Disney exec Nick van Dyk...

Activision Blizzard buys e-sports company assets for $46M

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Does Activision Blizzard see the business world as one big garage sale from which to cherry-pick deals? It certainly seems so, as the company has...

Not So Massively: Top 10 most surprising NSM stories of 2015

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Back in 2011, our former corporate overlords at Massively-of-old noticed that games like League of Legends were getting pretty damn popular and asked us to work...
Because we are no longer friends.

Alleged copyright infringer accuses Blizzard of copyright infringement

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Blizzard is amping up its assault on gold-selling-and-bot-distributing company Bossland GmbH. The World of Warcraft maker was defeated by the German court system back...

Activision-Blizzard opens movie and TV studio

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On this morning's investor call, Activision-Blizzard announced a new endeavor for the company: its very own movie and TV studio. Activision Blizzard Studios will be...

Industry experts weigh in on Activision Blizzard’s King acquisition

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If you're still trying to wrap your head around Activision Blizzard's stunning purchase of Candy Crush developer King for $5.9 billion, trust us, you're...
You guys are still here?

Destiny has 25 million registered users

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The news from the most recent Activision financial report was not rosy for all online gaming fans, but it looks quite positive for Destiny...

World of Warcraft drops 100K subs, Actibliz buys Candy Crush dev for $5.9B

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Strange things are afoot at Blizzard Activision. Even while the studio is preparing for BlizzCon and the trailer reveal for the Warcraft movie, it announced...

Not So Massively: Destiny’s development woes (October 26, 2015)

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Online gaming and e-sports are getting bigger by the day, and there are literally hundreds of popular online games out there that don’t really...

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