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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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WoW Factor: Oh no, Visions of N’zoth is real bad

Based on a wholly informal poll based on what's going around the community right now, I've compiled most of the agreed-upon positives for the...

Jeff Kaplan explains why Overwatch matches are not getting a ban phase

Some competitive-minded PvP games have a phase where each team decides which characters are banned from joining in, and there appears to be a...

WoW Classic’s Alterac Valley is getting camping, premade, and honor changes

Ah, Alterac Valley. You were so much fun in World of Warcraft back in the day! And yet it seemed as if Blizzard...
You know who is what here.

Blitzchung: No regrets for speaking up for Hong Kong despite Hearthstone suspension

Chung Ng Wai, better known as Blitzchung, took a big risk when he spoke out in support of Hong Kong on an official Hearthstone...

Massively Overthinking: The one about MMORPG content roadmaps

You know what word I love to hear from MMORPG developers? Roadmap. If you're a millennial or older, you surely remember roadtrip life before...
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...
She has ideas.

Perfect Ten: The best value MMOs in 2020

While there is nothing wrong with dropping some money on a worthy game, many of us are looking to be as frugal as possible...
Going nowhere, going nowhere

Catch up on World of Warcraft’s overall story arc in just one and a half minutes

Yes, you read that title right: This one and a half minute video will get you fully up to speed on World of...

Chapter 1 of Galakrond’s Awakening arrives to Hearthstone on PC, is inexplicably delayed on mobile

Yesterday was launch day for the first chapter of Hearthstone's latest expansion, Galakrond's Awakening, but it arrived with an odd asterisk; the update...
Just marking time after all.

World of Warcraft kicks off the last season of Battle for Azeroth item level increases

We're all still up to date on the fact that World of Warcraft's Visions of N'zoth patch is a bit of a mess, right?...

Nexon exec Jon Jelinek reminisces about WildStar and World of Warcraft

Previous web designer on World of Warcraft and executive producer on WildStar (and now Nexon OC general manager) Jon Jelinek recently sat...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio had the best communication in 2019?

I am in the weird position lately of finding that my favorite live MMOs are not necessarily made by my favorite studios. I find...

Not So Massively: Magic: Legends isn’t at all what I expected – it’s better

When we first got word of an MMO in the setting of Magic: The Gathering years ago, a Diablo-style ARPG probably isn't what...

Battle Bards Episode 160: MMO cover songs vol. 2

For the first time since Episode 50, the Battle Bards crew returns to the theme of cover songs of MMO tracks. Several extremely musicians...

The Game Archaeologist: Super-early versions of MMORPG websites

One of the absolute best things the internet ever generated has been the Internet Wayback Machine. Through this site, snapshots of millions of...

One Shots: Abusing emote spam

Emotes: They're a privilege, not a right. Well, they actually come pretty standard in most online games, so I guess they're more or less...
Multi-digit division.

Global Chat: Why player representation in games matters

The recent flap over Escape from Tarkov's public pronouncement of "no icky girls" (my paraphrase) as playable characters in its game elicited...
We're fine.

World of Warcraft’s Visions of N’Zoth is kind of a ‘horrific’ mess – where’s the old ‘Blizzard Polish’?

One popular World of Warcraft YouTuber is calling this past week's Visions of N'Zoth Blizzard's "buggiest patch ever" as a result...

New World just took a hard turn away from a PvP slugfest, and hardcore PvPers are not happy

Even knowing it was slated to arrive, I was still surprised last night when Amazon Game Studios dropped New World's latest dev...
Do this differently.

WoW Factor: There is (not) much to do in World of Warcraft

Here's a fun question for you: How do you count discrete activities in World of Warcraft? It's a more complex concept than you...

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