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Major gaming studio, responsible for World of Warcraft and the Warcraft franchise, Diablo III and the Diablo franchise, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch.

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World of Warcraft brings round the Hallow’s End event once more

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What's the true meaning of Halloween? In World of Warcraft, the true meaning is hats. Yes, hats. There's the hat you can get from the Horseman...
These references, however, remain.

World of Warcraft players grumble over Blizzard leader’s participation in boosting culture

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If you thought the ousting of J. Allen Brack from the top of Blizzard and his replacement by a pair of Activision execs was...

World of Warcraft continues to clean up its act with surgical replacements to characters and quests

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We have been watching with some degree of fascination the Great World of Warcraft Purge of '21 that's come in the wake of Blizzard's...

The Daily Grind: Do you play humans or non-humans in most MMOs?

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A while back, I saw a thread on Reddit about how most MMO players pick humans, and questions like this always startle me because...

One Shots: Gnome mercy

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For today's headline picture, I'll let Minimalistway explain why you have a pint-size Great Gnomeregan Run marathoner from World of Warcraft waving frantically at...
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WoW Factor: So when will we get the next World of Warcraft expansion announcement?

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Under normal circumstances for World of Warcraft, this would be a very stupid topic for an article because it would have a very obvious answer...
Let me eat the fruit.

World of Warcraft updates players on the latest development business, and it’s all Season of Mastery and Halloween

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So, what's happening next in World of Warcraft? Hallow's End, that's what. That starts up on October 18th and runs until November 1st in retail...

Blizzard pins Diablo II Resurrected’s server issues partly on 2001 netcode from the classic game

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While Diablo and brothers never really had much trouble returning to Sanctuary over and over again, the heroes who seek to slay them (over...

Massively Overthinking: What’s the most painful or memorable bug you ever experienced in an MMO?

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Witnessing all the folks upset over losing gear and trades to rollbacks over and over in Diablo II Resurrected made me reflect on some...
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Diablo III’s Wyatt Cheng claims the game’s tuning wasn’t based on the real-money auction house

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Remember the Diablo III real-money auction house? Of course you do; that stuff is like horse armor or "you think you want it, but you...
Point.

World of Warcraft tweaks another NPC name and more dialogue to reduce transphobia, racism, and sexism

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Not every movie or reference ages particularly well. Case in point: World of Warcraft had an NPC named Finkle Einhorn as a reference to the...

Hearthstone’s PvE-leaning Mercenaries expansion has arrived

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If you're the kind of Hearthstone player that prefers to play more single-player content, then the game's newest expansion, Mercenaries, could be right up...

Former ArenaNet boss Jeff Strain’s new gaming company is called Possibility Space

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There's a new games studio in town: Possibility Space, led by veteran game executive Jeff Strain. Strain, of course, is best known to MMORPG...
Another dang tower.

Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker media tour: Previewing the Tower of Zot

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So this is an interesting deviation from the usual set of dungeons that we see in the media tours. Normally, the dungeon that media...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 342: From New World to Old Camelot

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Justin and Chris discuss New World, LOTRO, Guild Wats 2, World of Warcraft, and Dark Age of Camelot, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, and New World, plus mailbag topics on polling MMO players, out-of-game MMO promos, and 'managed decline' works for MMOs.

Not So Massively Roundup: LoL’s chat test, Overwatch Halloween, and Fortnite acknowledges Among Us

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Our not-particularly-massively-multiplayer news has started to pile up, which means it's time for a quick run-down of games in the MMORPG genre's orbit. We've...

MMO Business Roundup: China’s crackdown, the COVID bubble, MY.GAMES hires, and the Shatterline leak

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Welcome back to another super fun roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Remember how regulators in China have cracked down on youth gaming in...
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Two government agencies are now squabbling over ethics allegations in Activision-Blizzard cases

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The Activision-Blizzard sexual discrimination and harassment lawsuit is back in the news this week, but for an unexpected reason. Readers will recall that the...

Diablo II Resurrected is still suffering from major outages several weeks after launch

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MMO players have been a been preoccupied with the launch of New World over the last two weeks to pay Diablo II Resurrected too...

Stick and Rudder: Recapping everything Star Citizen showed at the latest CitizenCon

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The digital CitizenCon event has, for all intents and purposes, come and gone, lining up a series of seven different video panels that were...

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