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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.

League of Legends card game Runeterra is having a productive beta

The League of Legends game universe is rapidly expanding, and at the forefront of this new generation is Runeterra. The Hearthstone-like digital...
The Quick and the Gay

Coronavirus roundup: Virtual GDC, Overwatch League suspended, Crowfall and Funcom work-from-home

As the novel coronavirus pandemic's impact is felt across the globe, shutting down everything from international travel to the NBA to markets, it continues...

Desert Arena: First impressions of Shadow Arena, the Diet Black Desert of battle royales

Did someone just cast Arcane Echo? Because this'll be our second piece on Shadow Arena this week, following its deep-dive by our...
Sometimes the issue comes back to a failure to launch.

Perfect Ten: Son of conversations with anthropomorphic MMO studios

It has been a while since I've had any more conversations with anthropomorphic representations of MMO studios. Why? Because it's not fun for...

World of Warcraft Classic declares Arathi Basin open for business

As World of Warcraft Classic starts to run low on the remaining PvP content to dole out to its playerbase, at least there...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 262: Holly Holly oxen free

Justin and Bree discuss Daybreak's Holly Longdale's departure, City of Heroes' Homecoming video ban, PlanetSide 2's Escalation, Black Desert's birthday, Cryptic's chat nuke, Guild Wars 2's next episode, changing MMO opinions, and MMO automation, with adventures in LOTRO, WoW Classic, and SWG Legends.

Interview: Saga of Lucimia on themepark design, SWG inspiration, and the MMO genre

Last week, we ran an interview with Stormhaven Studios' Tim Anderson, the boss behind upcoming MMORPG Saga of Lucimia. That interview was focused...

Bethsoft hopes Fallout 76’s Wastelanders is finally ‘Fallout with friends’

As MOP's Justin reminded me on our podcast this week, April's Wastelanders expansion really is a chance to set aside much-deserved grudges for

Epic Games and Fortnite back Nvidia GeForce Now as Tim Sweeney puts Apple and Google on notice

Over the last few weeks, we've all been watching as one publisher after another, from Blizzard to Bethsoft, yanked its games off of

Superman Returns star says he self-medicated with World of Warcraft

You may or may not remember Superman Returns, the 2006 installment of the classic superhero that did so-so in reviews and public perception. It...
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The MOP Up: Fortnite’s players are spending more money than ever

Don't think that the Fortnite craze has settled down quite yet. According to a new survey, player spending in the game is higher than...

One Shots: Breaking the speed of awesome

Face it: No matter how long you live, you'll never look as amazing as Utakata here in Blade and Soul. Apparently she's being...

This Magic Legends video puts a cap on PAX East

PAX East is gone; long live PAX East! If you missed out on the recent convention, then you can enjoy just a taste of...

Overwatch kicks off competitive season 21 with its new hero pools feature

The time is now for the competitive players of Overwatch to hop in to the pool. The hero pool, that is! Season 21...

Interview: Saga of Lucimia on funding, development, launch, and business models

Upcoming MMORPG Saga of Lucimia has been somewhat dark over the last year as its developers hunkered down to develop rather than hype....
In homeboy's defense, he really was a harbinger of doom.

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft expansion tour – Cataclysm

In my mind, Cataclysm still feels kind of recent. I don't know exactly why. It came out closer to World of Warcraft's launch than the...

Massively Overthinking: How could MMOs combat endgame rushing?

Rushers, content locusts, world-firsters: Whatever you want to call them, these folks are both a boon and a bane for MMORPGs. They buy the...

Hearthstone celebrates its sixth anniversary with the Spirit of Competition event

Hearthstone is both saying goodbye to the Year of the Dragon and celebrating six years of operation in one fell swoop with the...

Reign of Terror rebuilds Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction in ARPG Grim Dawn

If Diablo III's latest update isn't doing it for you, how about a little Diablo 2... in your Grim Dawn? One of...
Fair fights.

Vague Patch Notes: Why PvP is a cheap way to fill out a game’s content compared to PvE

It feels like about four years ago when I laid down the first in a semi-regular series of columns I see as "useful notes"...

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