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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.

Activision-Blizzard is halving Bobby Kotick’s exorbitant salary and bonuses

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Activision-Blizzard's Bobby Kotick made headlines back in March when on the same day the company was going through its (at least) fourth round of...

Not So Massively Roundup: Valorant’s Breeze, Apex’s Olympus, Runeterra’s expansion, and Jeff

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Welcome back to another roundup of news for Not-So-Massively and MMO-adjacent games in the MMORPG orbit! Valorant: Riot's Valorant has rolled out the Breeze map...

Perfect Ten: Why I’m a sucker for MMO collector’s editions

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If you've ever wondered what kind of naive sucker would plunk down a semi-thick wad of perfectly good cash on an overstuffed MMO collector's...

WoW Classic cancels Burning Crusade raid test, leaks deluxe edition mounts

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If you were hoping to get an early dive into Karazhan with the rest of Burning Crusade Classic's testing crowd, steel yourself for minor...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 319: A sadness prison for addicts

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Justin and Bree discuss Destiny 2's tmog, Elite Dangerous Odyssey, PSO2's New Genesis, RuneScape and Albion on mobile, and Jeff Kaplan's farewell, with adventures in Guild Wars, City of Heroes, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag discussion on Blizzard's downfall and future.

An infamous WoW Classic griefer sees his 16 accounts all banned during a livestream

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If you've got your finger on the pulse of the greater World of Warcraft: Classic community, you perhaps are familiar with the exploits of...
Oh snaps.

World of Warcraft’s director Ion Hazzikostas has no plans for Legendary refunds but does promise catch-up systems in 9.1

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Apparently, you should have an entire collection of Legendary items in World of Warcraft. That's one of the takeaways from an excerpt from a recent...

Heroes of the Storm players lament Blizzard’s neglect and slow development

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While Blizzard's all-star character-filled MOBA Heroes of the Storm isn't shuttered or being completely ignored yet -- in fact, there have been a couple...

The Daily Grind: What’s the last positive encounter you had with a random stranger in an MMO?

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We all know that MMO developers seem to think that "socialization" means "shoving players into raids together," but the reality is more varied and...

World of Warships adds the real Leroy Jenkins as a playable ship commander

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Not gonna lie, when I first saw the subject line for the press release, the first thing that leaped to my mind was who...

Ex-Overwatch lead Jeff Kaplan posts fond farewell to Redditors

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After briefly announcing his departure from Blizzard Entertainment earlier this week, Jeff Kaplan is making the rounds to say farewell to the fans who...

Massively Overthinking: How much are you spending on MMOs every month right now?

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A while back, MOP's Justin joked that his wife, who loves econ PvP in MMOs, was funding a year of his play on Classic...
Mean elf.

World of Warcraft opens up pre-orders for the Sylvanas novel

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Are you a World of Warcraft fan eager to get some more Sylvanas content? Really? Well, you're an odd one, but you're going to get what...
THE RESTLESS SOULS OF THE DAMNED, I CHOOSE YOU!

Diablo Immortal is testing endgame content and the Crusader class in alpha

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As you continue your grand quest to secure a phone to play the upcoming Diablo Immortal, Blizzard has moved the mobile game into its...
Not a great sign.

The Daily Grind: Are you worried about Blizzard in the wake of all of its high-profile departures?

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In some ways, Jeff Kaplan leaving Blizzard after 19 years is not a stunning event, what with the ongoing process of people leaving the...
Yeah, bye.

Jeff Kaplan leaves Blizzard Entertainment and his position as director of Overwatch

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Everything is going super great at Blizzard Entertainment, and the proof of this can be found in the newest announcement of employment shakeups. Jeff Kaplan,...

Chris Metzen’s Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent Kickstarter funded in 11 minutes flat

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Remember a month ago when former World of Warcraft VIP Chris Metzen announced a new Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting and book called Auroboros:...

Casually Classic: Four alternative day one strategies for WoW Classic’s Burning Crusade

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OK, real talk time, people. Is there anyone out there that, knowing the zone design of Burning Crusade and Blizzard's track record with launches,...

WoW Classic lets you store world buffs for later, pushes Burning Crusade beta forward

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A late-cycle patch for WoW Classic hit the servers today with a couple of significant changes to how buffs work in the game. First...

Global Chat: Is fast travel a boon or a bust for MMORPGs?

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While I let you chew on that slightly clickbaity title there, I urge you to check out an essay on Bits & Pieces about...

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