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.

One Shots: Did someone call for a bird delivery?

Face it: There are a lot of bird delivery services in the world today. Not an hour goes by that your doorbell isn't ringing...

Diablo IV opens public testing of Season 5’s new activities and quality-of-life June 25

Diablo IV has barely had time to let its Season 4 release settle and it's already gearing up for Season 5, and if you're...

World of Warcraft ignites this year’s Midsummer Fire Festival

With the longest days of the year upon us here in the northern hemisphere, it seems proper and right to celebrate the sun's bounty...
That's silly. You're silly.

Overwatch 2 welcomes Season 11 Super Mega Ultrawatch and its community crafted mode

Yesterday started Season 11 in Overwatch 2, but if you're the sort of person who prefers hard facts over a fluffy overview dev blog,...
The gates are closed to me.

WoW Factor: Is The War Within going to be ready for its launch?

The surprise announcement of the date for World of Warcraft: The War Within prompted what I'm sure is a lovely reader with a large...

Funcom’s Joel Bylos explains why Dune Awakening is an actual, factual MMO

In an era where game studios are either backpedaling on calling their MMOs "MMOs," it's refreshing to see one studio come outright and take ownership...

Massively Overthinking: Unfair stigmas that follow MMORPGs

A few weeks back, our team was discussing the intersection of survival sandboxes, MMORPG virtual worlds, and gankboxes - and how hard it is...

Hearthstone brings class-switching mechanics, tasty drinks, and vacation stops with Perils in Paradise expansion

The summer vacation idea isn't only striking MMORPGs; it's also inspiring the digital card game Hearthstone, which just announced its upcoming Perils in Paradise...
Please look forward to it. Or don't. Whatever.

World of Warcraft’s Ion Hazzikostas and Morgan Day talk about raid difficulty and defensive balance

The time-honored practice of World of Warcraft releasing a new raid tuned to challenge people racing to clear it first and then steadily making...

Blizzard promises a ‘robust footprint’ at Gamescom for WoW, Diablo, and Overwatch 2 celebrations

During not-E3's Xbox showcase, Blizzard hinted very strongly that it would have more reveals and festivities coming later in the summer, which made sense...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 473: How do you define an MMO?

Justin and Bree discuss EVE Online Equinox, EverQuest and EverQuest II expansions and progression servers, New World Aeternum, and Wayfinder's relaunch, with adventures in Project Gorgon, LOTRO, WoW, and Fallout 76, plus mailbag topics on balancing news coverage, Once Human, and defining MMOs.

SGF 2024: Hands-on with NCsoft’s long-awaited Throne and Liberty, launching September 17

Most of the games I played at Summer Game Fest were more enjoyable than I expected - including Throne and Liberty, which was probably...

Overwatch 2 celebrates over 100M players, adds a new Push mode map, and preps a mythic weapon skin

The dawn of a new season is coming in Overwatch 2, bringing with it new rewards, one new map, and a little celebration of...

Rejoice: Diablo IV buffs classes across the board and nerfs The Pit

In all virtual worlds, there are buffs and there are nerfs. Both are inevitable, but you generally like to see the former and dread...

Second Wind: Final thoughts on returning to World of Warcraft in 2024, from community to dragonriding

At long last, we've reached the fourth and final part of my series detailing my experiences returing to World of Warcraft after six years...

Vague Patch Notes: Housing is really back in MMORPGs

I haven't really had anything to say about Guild Wars 2's upcoming Janthir Wilds expansion thus far because... well, I'm not our GW2 columnist,...

World of Warcraft general manager John Hight leaves Blizzard ‘to explore new opportunities and challenges’

The World of Warcraft team and Blizzard at large has seen another one of its long-standing senior devs leave the company. After 12 years,...
I'm definitely an elf!

Perfect Ten: MMOs where you travel back in time for some reason

We're all time travelers! We travel to the future at the rate of one second per second. Every single machine you will ever operate...

Global Chat: So many questions about Guild Wars 2’s housing

With the news that Guild Wars 2 is adding homesteads in its next expansion, Nerdy Bookahs is not alone in asking a whole ton...

WoW Classic promises new runes, boss changes, and Molten Core for Season of Discovery’s Phase 4

Even though WoW Classic's fourth phase for its Season of Discovery has been delayed in order to let the other variants of the MMORPG...