blizzcon 2018

Shoot, shoot, shoot, bullet, bullet, gun! Ashe – and B.O.B. – are live in Overwatch

As I type this article, my husband's in Overwatch playing Ashe. In fact, he's in an arcade mode where literally everyone is playing...

Analysts say Diablo Immortal will bring financial success despite fan outrage

Arguably the biggest thing to come out of BlizzCon 2018 was the sheer amount of unadulterated rage solicited by the announcement of...
This is duuuuumb

WoW Factor: The dumb World of Warcraft stuff from BlizzCon

It's easy to just think of this year's BlizzCon as having dumb stuff on display for Diablo, but let's be real here - there...

The Daily Grind: Are you hostile to mobile MMORPGs?

Happy Friday. Let's talk mobile. MMORPG players in particular run along a certain demographic that does not align well with mobile. Oh, sure, we have...

Activision Blizzard revenue dips slightly, but World of Warcraft’s Battle for Azeroth did well

It's probably a good thing for Activision Blizzard that its third quarter financials cut off at the end of September, given that its

World of Warcraft Classic demo extended through the weekend

BlizzCon 2018 may be over, but virtual ticket holders have still been digging into the World of Warcraft Classic demo. Although the...

Smilegate MMORPG Lost Ark finally, finally starts Korean beta testing

You know that we've been anticipating, slavering, and hoping for Lost Ark for so long that when the Korean beta kicks off,...

Overwatch’s new character Ashe sparks discussion on the roster’s diversity

There's been plenty of excitement over the announcement of new Overwatch character Ashe at BlizzCon 2018, but the new arrival has...

Blizzard corrects itself on new World of Warcraft race/class combos

Hope you weren't planning on making a Zandalari Warlock in World of Warcraft, bub, because it ain't gonna happen. Blizzard admitted to a...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 195: April fools at BlizzCon

Justin and Bree cover the BlizzCon mess, Diablo Immortal, WoW Classic, WoW's content plans, Torchlight Frontiers, Shroud of the Avatar, Old School RuneScape, and LOTRO's legendary server, with a mailbag question on noobing it up in WoW.

Warcraft III: Reforged will support original’s custom games, allow crossplay between both versions

One of the biggest announcements out of BlizzCon 2018 for old-school RTS fans was certainly the news of Warcraft III: Reforged, a...

World of Warcraft’s Alex Afrasiabi on the possibility of faction unification

During BlizzCon 2018, the folks at Blizzard Watch chatted up World of Warcraft Senior Creative Director Alex Afrasiabi to discuss what lies in...

Blizzard talks Overwatch’s Echo character, big-screen ambitions, and crossplay potential

Most of the buzz coming out of BlizzCon's Overwatch reveals centered on the new playable bad-girl Ashe, who is totally not just...

Blizzard denies claims that Diablo 4’s reveal was meant to punctuate BlizzCon as ActiBlizz stock plummets

So here's some fuel on the raging dumpster fire that is the Diablo scene right now: Kotaku has sources claiming that Blizzard...

Hearthstone hands out free card packs to celebrate 100 million users

Hearthstone's BlizzCon presence was pretty middle-of-the-road: Blizzard managed not to outright offend anyone, at least, even if some players are a bit...

Netease talks up Diablo Immortal to Chinese fans and onlookers

While American fans at this weekend's BlizzCon went into full-on meltdown mode, NetEase was also telling Chinese fans about the upcoming Diablo Immortal....
wuck the fhat

BlizzCon 2018: What the heck happened?

Every year, I cover BlizzCon for Massively Overpowered. This is not new information; you've all seen my liveblogs running every year for quite...

The Daily Grind: What’s the longest you’ve ever played a WoW expansion?

During BlizzCon this weekend, Eliot and I were chatting about an article series he's working on different periods in MMORPG history. I mentioned 2009...

MMO Week in Review: The most ‘immortal’ thing about Diablo is fan rage

BlizzCon dominated the weekend, and Diablo dominated BlizzCon, though not exactly for the reasons we might have hoped for: Blizzard ham-handedly announced Diablo...
Knives out.

BlizzCon 2018: Diablo Immortal lore, zone, class, and Q&A recap

Blizzard's Wyatt Cheng and Matthew Burger took the stage for the Diablo Immortal Q&A panel at BlizzCon tonight, clearly aware of...

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