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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.

Global Chat: Why is LOTRO charging for its fall update?

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Roger over at Contains Moderate Peril recently ducked into the upcoming DLC for Lord of the Rings Online to see what it contained...
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World of Warcraft is wiping Shadowlands characters and pulls back its release candidate of the pre-patch

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Well, this is slightly less than heartening for World of Warcraft players. There's less than a month until the stated launch date for

The Daily Grind: What MMO has the best login screen?

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You might think this is a trivial thing, but I heartily disagree, and all I have to do is point to a login screen...
Ah... huh.

Diablo III prepares its next season and item changes for public testing on October 1

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The dawn of another season in Diablo III will soon be upon us, but before that is the daybreak of an upcoming...

MMO Business Roundup: FarmVille’s sunset, Netmarble’s acquisitions, Intrepid hiring, WoW esports, PUBG India

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Welcome back to another roundup of gaming industry news relevant to MMOs and MMO adjacent-titles. PUBG India: Earlier this month, we covered how...
Again and again and again and...

Fans are working on an improved Warcraft 2 remake with Warcraft III: Reforged

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It goes without saying at this point that Warcraft III: Reforged failed at pretty much everything it was supposed to do, with the...

Trove’s ‘hubdate’ patch delivers an improved landing experience

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It's a real toss-up whether Trove's "Hubdate" patch or Blizzard's "BlizzConline" is going to win the prestigious award for "Most Annoyingly Clever...

Global Chat: Would it be easier than assumed for World of Warcraft to do housing?

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Piggy-backing on our column on World of Warcraft's lack of housing, MMO blog GamingSF argued that the game actually has a lot...

The Game Archaeologist: The short ride of Auto Assault

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When you think of post-apocalyptic video games, what comes to mind? Most likely it's a crawl through a bombed-out or zombiefied landscape as you...

World of Warcraft hypes this weekend’s Arena World Championship finals

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The final event for World of Warcraft's PvP esports scene is on the horizon. This Saturday, September 26th (aka today) marks the finals...
All over again.

WoW Factor: The stuff I’m genuinely excited for in World of Warcraft Shadowlands

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For the first time in the past three expansions, I am not in the beta for World of Warcraft's next expansion. This is fine....

Leaderboard: Are you tempted by Ultima Online’s New Legacy server?

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So here's a fun fact for you: While vanilla, legacy, and progression servers have been all the rage for the last five years or...
Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

World of Warcraft shows off customization changes coming with the Shadowlands pre-patch

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Every World of Warcraft fan knows that the Shadowlands pre-patch remains locked in a future of indeterminate date, forever happening "soon" without an...

SuperData August 2020: Fall Guys dethroned League of Legends, pushed WoW to its lowest rank in over a year

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SuperData's August global revenue report for the games industry has more than a few eyebrow-raisers this week. On the PC side of things,...
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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands adds a new Rogue Covenant ability as the beta sees another round of tuning

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The next World of Warcraft expansion is slated to go live on October 26th, but there's still tuning and even some significant changes happening...

Yikes… WoW’s Khadgar server accidentally sent characters back to Mists of Pandaria levels

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Time travel isn't unknown in World of Warcraft, but usually when players experience it there, it's a thrilling adventure to other eras. However,...
Into the unknown.

Perfect Ten: Why do players keep playing MMOs they hate?

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Hating your recreation is an oddly common hobby for a lot of people. It's not universal, of course, but after any given new game...
Want to dig the depth.

World of Warcraft developers discuss endgame loot tables, Chris Metzen acknowledges Warcraft movie sequel rumor

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The endgame mechanics for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands are still under a degree of scrutiny by players, to the point that the developers have...

MMO Business Roundup: Morhaime is back with Dreamhaven, plus NCsoft’s parking lot and Epic’s Manticore ambitions

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of video game industry news relevant to MMOs and MMO fans! The Morhaimes: When Mike Morhaime announced he was...
We should really go somewhere specific.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 289: Microsoft and Bethesda sitting in a tree

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Justin and Bree discuss Microsoft's acquisition of ZeniMax and Bethsoft, Fallout 76, Conan Exiles, Elder Scrolls Online, Echo of Soul, Phantasy Star Online 2, Final Fantasy XVI, and Crowfall, with adventures in WoW and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on FOMO marketing tactics in MMOs.

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