blizzard entertainment

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.

Overwatch’s next hero is an astrophysicist gone rogue

We have all known for years that the greatest threat to life as we know it are mild-mannered and well-intentioned scientists who trample in...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 230: A tale of geeks and gamers

Justin and Bree are joined by Legends of Aria's Derek Brinkmann for a deep-dive into the launch patch, plus we discuss Villagers & Heroes, SWTOR, Neverwinter, DCUO, and WoW, with a mailbag topic about City of Heroes' spiritual successors.

Flameseeker Chronicles: Why Guild Wars 2 is the ideal starter MMO

When I met my wife, she was a console gamer, but she had never played an MMO. She was interested in giving some of...
And this thing is still irritating.

Rumor: Supposed expansion leak claims World of Warcraft is heading toward an Age of Darkness

Many World of Warcraft players are dying to know what's the future for this fantasy MMO and don't want to wait until this...

The MOP Up: Ragnarok Online EU is relaunching

Ragnarok Online is changing hands in Europe, and as part of that, the long-running fantasy MMO is relaunching with a different spin under...

One Shots: Playing favorites

Oh sure, we all say that we're impartial and we love all our alts the same... but admit it, there is one race that...
Blown away.

Storyboard: Never forget that all MMO lore is made up

Let's take a trip back to the dewy slopes of June 2006, when Chris Metzen addressed the question of how the lore of the...

Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce departs the studio

When Blizzard Entertainment was created in 1991, three men were at the center of this new venture: Michael Morhaime, Allen Adham, and Frank Pearce....

The Daily Grind: What MMO challenge took you the most tries to beat?

There's kind of a running joke of sorts that happens in most MMO dungeon PUGs that I've seen, where a group will tolerate exactly...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever forgotten about an MMO character you played?

MOP's Tyler dropped an amusing remark in our work chat a while back about forgetting stuff in MMOs - in his case, an MMO...

Massively Overthinking: Revisiting sheep and wolves in MMOs

One of the meta discussions we've been having here on MOP this week has centered on PvP sandbox titles like Albion Online, specifically...

Overwatch’s new role queue matchmaking system goes live on the PTS

In Overwatch, getting stuck with an imbalanced team can be rough, and good team composition can often make the difference between a hard-won...

World of Warcraft’s Classic global stress test delayed as Operation: Mechagon gets a difficulty nerf

If you were looking forward to jumping into the World of Warcraft Classic stress test next week, then I'm afraid I've got some...

Desert Oasis: Taking a swing with Black Desert’s Tamer and her bō staff

When I first started playing Black Desert, it was because I wanted to play a Dark Knight. From her animations, armors, and that...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offering is filling your summer hours?

We're only now in the middle of July, but so far it feels as though summer 2019 has been a non-stop rollercoaster of great...

Overwatch’s 2019 Summer Games kicked off today with Lucioball and new weekly events

Although we aren't slated for another Summer Olympic Games until next year here in meatspace, Overwatch players can prove their own virtual athletic...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 229: Adventures in Albion Online

Justin, Samon, and Bree discuss Daybreak, the new LOTR MMO Amazon is co-developing, EVE Online's comms blackout, Caravan Stories, and City of Heroes, with a sponsored segment on Albion Online's Percival update.

Cheating cheaters and the online video game companies that fight them

I'm so tired of cheaters in video games. Well, I mean, also cheaters at life, but we're on a video game website, so today,...

The Soapbox: Hoping for Amazon to succeed where Lord of the Rings Online failed

It's not often I really get excited about an upcoming MMORPG. Partly this is because of the industry slowing down, and partly this is...

The Daily Grind: What was the last MMORPG you played out of pure nostalgia?

Yesterday, Rock Paper Shotgun penned a piece on video game nostalgia. Editor Brian Caldwell interviewed a pile of game devs about why specifically...

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