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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.

Overwatch’s McCree becomes Cole Cassidy on October 26

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We've known since August that Overwatch hero McCree was due for a rename, thanks to the fact that the eponymous Jesse McCree was one...

Lawful Neutral: Managing toxicity in the MMO industry

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When I'm playing games, I make a lot of use of the reporting function. If I see a moonkin zerg farming a spot in...
All over again.

WoW Factor: Why World of Warcraft’s Torghast didn’t work

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Amidst all of the other things that are being changed in World of Warcraft's next patch that has a dearth of content but a lot...
Oh, hey there.

World of Warcraft officially announces patch 9.1.5 release date of November 2

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Earlier today we noted that World of Warcraft's most recent build for patch 9.1.5 was marked as a release candidate, which in and of itself...
Scamp.

World of Warcraft updates patch 9.1.5 with a release candidate and delays the Sylvanas novel once again

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Oh, Sylvanas, everyone's favorite character in World of Warcraft (citation needed)! That lovable scamp (citation needed) has had a longstanding and consistent character arc (citation...
So many colors in the rainbow.

Perfect Ten: A completely accurate 10-point summary of MMO history

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History! Let's be real here, it's pretty damn boring. No one cares about it, and it all happened beforehand, so why is any of...

WoW Classic’s latest Season of Mastery beta update puts an end to powerleveling and tweaks dungeon enemies

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It's called the Season of Mastery, not the Season of Taking an Easy Ride to High Levels in Short Order, which is probably why...
It knows you sinned.

Activision-Blizzard requests venue change and pause in DFEH lawsuit, says it’s fired 20 people for misconduct

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In the course of our coverage of the Activision-Blizzard sexual harassment and discrimination scandal and the ensuing legal battle, we've noted that multiple state...
Sandwiches that I made for you!

World of Warcraft brings round the Hallow’s End event once more

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What's the true meaning of Halloween? In World of Warcraft, the true meaning is hats. Yes, hats. There's the hat you can get from the Horseman...
These references, however, remain.

World of Warcraft players grumble over Blizzard leader’s participation in boosting culture

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If you thought the ousting of J. Allen Brack from the top of Blizzard and his replacement by a pair of Activision execs was...

World of Warcraft continues to clean up its act with surgical replacements to characters and quests

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We have been watching with some degree of fascination the Great World of Warcraft Purge of '21 that's come in the wake of Blizzard's...

The Daily Grind: Do you play humans or non-humans in most MMOs?

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A while back, I saw a thread on Reddit about how most MMO players pick humans, and questions like this always startle me because...

One Shots: Gnome mercy

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For today's headline picture, I'll let Minimalistway explain why you have a pint-size Great Gnomeregan Run marathoner from World of Warcraft waving frantically at...
Get back.

WoW Factor: So when will we get the next World of Warcraft expansion announcement?

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Under normal circumstances for World of Warcraft, this would be a very stupid topic for an article because it would have a very obvious answer...
Let me eat the fruit.

World of Warcraft updates players on the latest development business, and it’s all Season of Mastery and Halloween

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So, what's happening next in World of Warcraft? Hallow's End, that's what. That starts up on October 18th and runs until November 1st in retail...

Blizzard pins Diablo II Resurrected’s server issues partly on 2001 netcode from the classic game

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While Diablo and brothers never really had much trouble returning to Sanctuary over and over again, the heroes who seek to slay them (over...

Massively Overthinking: What’s the most painful or memorable bug you ever experienced in an MMO?

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Witnessing all the folks upset over losing gear and trades to rollbacks over and over in Diablo II Resurrected made me reflect on some...
wot a coinkydink

Diablo III’s Wyatt Cheng claims the game’s tuning wasn’t based on the real-money auction house

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Remember the Diablo III real-money auction house? Of course you do; that stuff is like horse armor or "you think you want it, but you...
Point.

World of Warcraft tweaks another NPC name and more dialogue to reduce transphobia, racism, and sexism

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Not every movie or reference ages particularly well. Case in point: World of Warcraft had an NPC named Finkle Einhorn as a reference to the...

Hearthstone’s PvE-leaning Mercenaries expansion has arrived

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If you're the kind of Hearthstone player that prefers to play more single-player content, then the game's newest expansion, Mercenaries, could be right up...

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