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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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Blizzard targets third-party Overwatch apps, deep-dives Torbjörn rework

Blizzard is putting its foot down on the use of "unauthorized third-party applications" in its popular competitive shooter Overwatch, according to a...
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Vague Patch Notes: Trickle-down metagames in MMORPGs

A while back, there was an interesting set of data coming out of a discussion about Overwatch. The discussion was about the concept...
Because the franchise is being brought back from the dead, you see.

A now-deleted tweet states that a Diablo animated series is in the works

It's honestly difficult to imagine a world wherein Blizzard's promise of multiple new Diablo projects includes an animated series, but that appears to be...
Arr?

World of Warcraft, Dungeons & Dragons Online, and other MMOs celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day

It's time for everyone to once again pretend that saying "arr" after every sentence makes you sound like a nautical criminal, and internet culture...

The Daily Grind: What’s the funniest conversation you’ve witnessed in MMO world chat?

I know it's common wisdom to simply jettison the world chat window as soon as you log into a new MMO. It's not healthy...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 187: The raid in our stars

Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2's new living world episode, Boundless, EverQuest II, Blizzard, Warframe, EVE Online, SWTOR, the petition to save WildStar, and our big site revamp.

World of Warcraft announces Tides of Vengeance with new content and account-wide rep tweaks

If you're enjoying World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth, you're probably OK with more of the same, as long as it's shiny and...
Ah, yes. Harvest.

World of Warcraft kicks off its yearly harvest festival (which is not a harvest festival)

It's time for the annual harvest festival in World of Warcraft. Harvest festivals, of course, are a time when everyone comes together as...
Less than a sister act.

The Daily Grind: Do you think you’ve aged out of MMOs?

There's this particular template for covering MMORPGs on mainstream gaming websites that I cannot stand: the old "haha, MMOs are weird and old, let's...

International regulators co-sign declaration to investigate lockboxes and skin gambling

If you thought Belgium and The Netherlands were going to keep on standing alone in the fight against lootboxes, you were very much mistaken,...

MMOARPG Lost Ark will finally launch in South Korea on November 7

Lost Ark is finally hitting open beta, MMO Culture reports. Smilegate's media conference this morning revealed that its soft launch open beta will...

World of Warcraft works to improve warfronts and island expeditions while prepping for Patch 8.1

With an awkward rollout of warfronts and underwhelming island expedition rewards, World of Warcraft needs all hands on deck these days to course-correct...
Kick it down the road.

UK researchers identify link between lootboxes and problem gambling

Are lockboxes just another form of gambling? That depends on which government entity, scientist, lawyer, or doctor you ask. But maybe the question we...

The Game Archaeologist: City of Heroes moves into the Paragon Studios era

As we move into the fourth of five installments in the history, development, and downfall of City of Heroes, you may be wondering...

Diablo III’s 15th season, Boon of the Horadrim, launches September 21

Holy crap, Diablo III is up to season 15. I think the last one I actually played through was 7. Maybe I'll be...

Blizzard job postings reveal new unannounced project

Some new job postings on Blizzard's careers site seem to suggest that the World of Warcraft and Overwatch creator has something...

Guild Wars 2 previews the minipet that makes its next legendary weapon so unique

If you just skimmed through Guild Wars 2's living world season 4 episode 4 announcement video yesterday, fixated on the new zone...
Cool.

Hearthstone prepares a frozen tribute with Days of the Frozen Throne

Is it still too warm for you in September? Do you have dreams about the frozen lands of Northrend in Hearthstone? Or do...
Here we go again.

BlizzCon reveals the first digital freebie and prepares for more pre-show build-a-panel fun

Begun, the BlizzCon has. Sort of. Yesterday's video reveal of what promises to be the first of several virtual freebies from the Virtual Ticket...
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Perfect Ten: My favorite MMORPG names

Stuff in MMOs has names. That's... like, a defining feature. We all know that. These games have titles, and they have expansions, and they...

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