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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.

Desert Oasis: Hands-on with Black Desert’s new Guardian awakening

Wow, that was fast. Kakao and Pearl Abyss just released the Guardian last week, and we're already gearing up for awakening her.
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World of Warcraft is encountering some major bugs on Macs following patch 8.3

So it turns out that ever since the arrival of patch 8.3, World of Warcraft players on Macs have had the potential to experience...

The Daily Grind: What is your favorite MMO spin-off?

A successful online game has the potential to draw in crowds and revenue. If it's successful enough, the studio might even splurge for a...

Choose My Adventure: Comparing the cash shops of Black Desert Mobile and Villagers & Heroes

I had originally intended this piece to focus on playtime in Villagers & Heroes, but I didn't get in enough to do it...
Same old story.

World of Warcraft brings back the Lunar Festival for another year

When a World of Warcraft holiday rolls around, it's usually the little things that get expanded or changed rather than big ones. Case in...

Blizzard revamps and rereleases Warcraft III Reforged today

Nobody tell my husband, but Blizzard is officially dropping Warcraft III Reforged today, so you can relive your real-time strategy childhoods all over...

MMO Business Roundup: Guild Wars’ art book, Day of Dragons drama, Red Dead hackers, FogBank layoffs, and more

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Guild Wars' art book: If you happened to read our swag guide ahead...
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WoW Factor: Oh no, Visions of N’zoth is real bad

Based on a wholly informal poll based on what's going around the community right now, I've compiled most of the agreed-upon positives for the...

Jeff Kaplan explains why Overwatch matches are not getting a ban phase

Some competitive-minded PvP games have a phase where each team decides which characters are banned from joining in, and there appears to be a...

WoW Classic’s Alterac Valley is getting camping, premade, and honor changes

Ah, Alterac Valley. You were so much fun in World of Warcraft back in the day! And yet it seemed as if Blizzard...
You know who is what here.

Blitzchung: No regrets for speaking up for Hong Kong despite Hearthstone suspension

Chung Ng Wai, better known as Blitzchung, took a big risk when he spoke out in support of Hong Kong on an official Hearthstone...

Massively Overthinking: The one about MMORPG content roadmaps

You know what word I love to hear from MMORPG developers? Roadmap. If you're a millennial or older, you surely remember roadtrip life before...
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World of Warcraft took a tumble in SuperData’s December 2019 revenue rankings

SuperData's December 2019 report on the global games industry's monthly revenue is up, and it's a head-scratcher indeed. On the PC side, there hasn't...
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Perfect Ten: The best value MMOs in 2020

While there is nothing wrong with dropping some money on a worthy game, many of us are looking to be as frugal as possible...
Going nowhere, going nowhere

Catch up on World of Warcraft’s overall story arc in just one and a half minutes

Yes, you read that title right: This one and a half minute video will get you fully up to speed on World of...

Chapter 1 of Galakrond’s Awakening arrives to Hearthstone on PC, is inexplicably delayed on mobile

Yesterday was launch day for the first chapter of Hearthstone's latest expansion, Galakrond's Awakening, but it arrived with an odd asterisk; the update...
Just marking time after all.

World of Warcraft kicks off the last season of Battle for Azeroth item level increases

We're all still up to date on the fact that World of Warcraft's Visions of N'zoth patch is a bit of a mess, right?...
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Nexon exec Jon Jelinek reminisces about WildStar and World of Warcraft

Previous web designer on World of Warcraft and executive producer on WildStar (and now Nexon OC general manager) Jon Jelinek recently sat...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio had the best communication in 2019?

I am in the weird position lately of finding that my favorite live MMOs are not necessarily made by my favorite studios. I find...

Not So Massively: Magic: Legends isn’t at all what I expected – it’s better

When we first got word of an MMO in the setting of Magic: The Gathering years ago, a Diablo-style ARPG probably isn't what...

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