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Catch up on all of Massively OP's coverage of BlizzCon 2018, Blizzard's annual fan convention highlighting World of Warcraft, Diablo III, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and beyond!
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World of Warcraft is 14 years old this month – where were you when it launched?

How old were you when World of Warcraft launched in 2004? Now add 14 to that. Do ya feel super old yet? Where were...
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Blizzard buffs security, sets WoW expectations ahead of this weekend’s BlizzCon 2018

We're just a few days away from this year's BlizzCon, which will be taking place this weekend in Anaheim, California, and in preparation for...
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Overwatch PTR changes suggest there may be a new hero inbound

Although Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan confirmed earlier this week that Blizzard will not be unveiling a new map at this year's BlizzCon, the...
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BlizzCon 2018 announces headlining bands: Train, Lindsey Stirling, and HODOR

Blizzard's just announced this morning the headlining band for this year's BlizzCon, and it's a tiny bit of a puzzler, as it's actually three...
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Overwatch is not announcing a new map at this year’s BlizzCon

In a new developer update video posted yesterday, Overwatch Game Director Jeff "Jeff from the Overwatch team" Kaplan talks about some of the new...
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BlizzCon tix holders can download (but not play) WoW Classic’s demo right now

BlizzCon won't be here until late next week, but ticket holders can get a jump on the two-day convention by downloading the hotly anticipated...
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World of Warcraft Classic will log you off after a set amount of time for the demo, even at home

We hope you weren't planning marathon play sessions for World of Warcraft Classic if you pick up the virtual ticket demo. Not because you...

Blizzard will announce ‘Diablo-related news’ at BlizzCon, but it’s not what you want to hear

Lately there's been a whole lot of speculation surrounding Diablo, with rumors flying left and right about what may be in store for the...
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BlizzCon 2018: Blizzard posts Viewing Party Kit for those stuck at home, and we are so hungry now

If you thought the price hike for the BlizzCon virtual ticket was too high at $50 this year, especially with less swag than usual,...

Blizzard is apparently taking measures to foster diversity and inclusion at BlizzCon 2018

Diversity and inclusion have been hot topics in the gaming industry for some time now, and it's one that Blizzard plans to put front-and-center...

Leaderboard: Are you buying a BlizzCon virtual ticket this year, and is WoW Classic the reason?

Oof, some people really, really do not like jokes about BlizzCon, as I found out Sunday when my throwaway headline about paying Blizzard 50...
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BlizzCon 2018: Blizzard reveals key panels for Diablo, WoW Classic

We're just a month away from BlizzCon now, and as it's the biggest last gaming con of the year that we focus on, we're...

WoW Classic will be playable at BlizzCon – and also with a virtual ticket

Hey remember how on yesterday's podcast we were speculating on what big news World of Warcraft might have for BlizzCon, now that Blizzard's already...
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BlizzCon reveals the first digital freebie and prepares for more pre-show build-a-panel fun

Begun, the BlizzCon has. Sort of. Yesterday's video reveal of what promises to be the first of several virtual freebies from the Virtual Ticket...
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Check out the BlizzCon attendee swag before you catch the pre-show kickoff

Like Christmas, BlizzCon is arriving earlier every year. Yes, the actual convention doesn't start until late October, but there's a pre-show kickoff event taking...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 185: PAX West crud

Larry, Justin, and Bree talk PAX West, Elder Scrolls Online, Rend, Dauntless, Torchlight Frontiers, Blades, Neverwinter, Anthem, Star Citizen, Runes of Magic, Wizard101, FFXIV, PlanetSide 2, SWTOR, WoW, and Star Wars Galaxies, with a mailbag email on how MMOs can facilitate roleplaying.

E3 2018: Hands-on with Super Smash Bros Ultimate

With all the online talk about Nintendo this year, it feels only fitting to give Nintendo's Super Smash Bros Ultimate a little time. We've talked recently...

E3 2018: Nintendo thinks lockboxes are unfairly maligned, help ‘drive engagement’

You know how sometimes, when nosy press asks you a question with no good answer, you're better off shutting up? And when they don't...

E3 2018: hands-on with The Division 2 – a major upgrade over the original game

At this year's E3, Ubisoft creative director Julian Gerighty said team behind The Division 2 tried to learn "everything" from The Division to help make the sequel...