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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.

Apple reveals Apple Arcade, yet another subscription service for games

File this one under things you probably didn't ask for: At its conference today, Apple announced Apple Arcade, a multi-platform sub service "that...
Definitely a nadir, then.

Heroes of the Storm yanks the cash option for lockboxes in its latest test patch

You can buy lockboxes right now in Heroes of the Storm, but with the current patch in testing on the game's test server, you...

The MOP Up: Ring of Elysium gives out free adventure passes

Ever eye an adventurer or season pass in a shooter but feel too cheap to buy it? Reader Pasha tipped us off that the...

En Masse announces TERA Reloaded on console and spring Twitch Prime promo

Wow, so here comes TERA on a Friday with a big announcement: En Masse has announced TERA Reloaded for console, further catching...
Plays well with others.

The player endorsement system in Overwatch has actually cut down on toxic behavior

It turns out that when you reward players for being decent human beings in Overwatch, there's incentive for people to continue being decent human...
Another route.

WoW Factor: Why people are mad at Battle for Azeroth, part four: Story

The fun thing about bringing up the story of World of Warcraft is that you inevitably have some folks who will immediately crop up and...
Another route.

WoW Factor: Battle for Azeroth’s alternative story experiment

As part of a WoW Factor column experiment relating to our March 2019 article, we've taken a stab at an alternative version of WoW's plotline.

World of Warcraft considers level squish, confirms RP realms for WoW Classic

Following last week's Patch 8.1.5 and prior to today's free play weekend, World of Warcraft's game director emerged for another semi-informational question...

Superdata February 2019: EA’s Apex Legends and Anthem crushed it as Blizzard fumbled

If you were wondering exactly how Apex Legends stacks up against Fortnite since the former's debut earlier this year, SuperData's February...
I'm doing this why, exactly?

Vague Patch Notes: Finding motivation within MMOs

Here's a fun question to ask yourself when you're doing basically anything in an MMO: Why am I doing this? It's usually at once...

Overwatch’s 30th hero, Baptiste, has officially joined the fray

The doctor will see you now -- you better hope you're on his good side, though. Overwatch's 30th hero, the combat medic Baptiste,...
Oh, hey, didn't see you guys.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 212: Harry Potter, progression servers, and No MMO’s Sky

Justin and Bree discuss the Harry Potter mobile MMOARG; progression servers for RIFT, LOTRO, and EverQuest; No Man's Sky's MMO ambitions; WoW 8.1.5; Blade & Soul's next big thing; and The Division 2's sleepy launch. With reader mail on factional divides, the death of playable races, and staying healthy while gaming.

WoW Classic dishes on plans for Alterac Valley as Blizzard fundraises for WoW esports

Ah, Alterac Valley. That battleground and I spent thousands of hours together back in the early days of World of Warcraft. I remember...
That doesn't mean you shouldn't have started working on your dye system years ago, but the problem already existed.

World of Warcraft reactivates all lapsed accounts this weekend

With a surprisingly solid patch out the door this month, World of Warcraft no doubt wants to get as many eyeballs on...

Not So Massively: Welcoming a new era of online games and gaming

Hello, Massively Overpowered readers! Not So Massively is back, with a new captain at the helm. My name's Tyler. If you're active in the...

The MOP Up: Aion’s cherry blossoms signal the arrival of spring

The Cherry Blossom Festival is in full bloom over at Aion Europe, with this spring festival offering a hero trial, a "topsy-turvy"...

One Shots in Smell-O-Vision!

Have you ever had an odd moment where you wondered what your favorite MMO would... smell like? If aromas could waft out of your...
Don't call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: The good and (very minor) bad of World of Warcraft patch 8.1.5

We've spent three weeks explaining, in no small amount of detail, why people are unhappy with the current state of World of Warcraft....

Massively Overthinking: MMOs as distraction vs. culture

Earlier this month, there was a fascinating conversation swirling around a Gamasutra article by Bryant Francis, specifically a quote from game dev Patric Mondou. "We're...
Kerbang.

Overwatch explores the lore and mechanics behind Baptiste before his live release

Good news, Baptiste fans, the new healer is going to be deployed to Overwatch's live servers within the next couple of weeks according...

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