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Blizzard’s sometimes-annual convention in Anaheim. Official site: BlizzCon

Not So Massively: Reflections on Blizzard, one year after the Hong Kong fiasco

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Almost exactly a year ago, I declared that the Blizzard I loved is dead, in reaction to the Blitzchung/Hearthstone/Hong Kong fiasco. Twelve months...
Zeno's prepatch.

Blizzard outlines World of Warcraft Shadowlands prepatch changes, announces BlizzConline for February 2021

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The one thing that basically everyone playing World of Warcraft wants to know right now is when the prepatch for Shadowlands will arrive. Thus, it makes...

Activision-Blizzard Q2 2020: Year-over-year revenues are up for the first time in six quarters

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We're back with another dip into Activision-Blizzard's financials, this one Q2 2020, the first report since shareholders lambasted the company for excessive executive...

Diablo Immortal offers a slightly gussied-up ‘new’ trailer

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Shh, don't worry. We won't spoil your deepest, darkest secret -- you know, the one about how you're actually still kind of interested in...
Alas and alack.

Wisdom of Nym: Exit Final Fantasy XIV fan festival, pursued by a virus

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So... yeah, we're not getting our fan festival for Final Fantasy XIV in San Diego. You probably saw that by now. (And if you're...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 274: Greymoor, BlizzCon, and Guild Wars 2

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Justin, Bree, and Colin discuss Phantasy Star Online 2, Elder Scrolls Online Greymoor, Guild Wars 2 No Quarter, LOTRO and DDO's new monetization, and BlizzCon's cancellation, with adventures in ESO, Fallout 76, GW2, SWG Legends, LOTRO, and Minecraft Dungeons, plus mailbag topics on international releases and dream MMOs.
Lol

Vague Patch Notes: BlizzCon’s cancellation might just be for the best

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After a lot of time spent expecting this particular announcement, yesterday it was finally confirmed that there will be no BlizzCon 2020. This is...
Not riding a dinosaur.

Blizzard has canceled BlizzCon 2020, aims for online replacement early next year

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Remember back in April, when Blizzard said it was still working on BlizzCon even under the threat of the pandemic and hadn't fully...
No expression.

ActiBlizz Q1 2020: Blizzard MAUs flat at 32M, but revenue jumps ahead of Shadowlands, launching Q4

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It won't surprise you, given the current global health crisis, that a large portion of Activision-Blizzard's first quarter revenue report and conference call focused...
Turn back.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands’ latest alphas has dark-skinned human options, new customization, zone selection

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Another alpha build for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has gone live, and that means both more features to test and more gameplay elements...
Lol

Blizzard hasn’t canceled BlizzCon 2020 over the pandemic, is still working on the show

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Every week that goes by during the COVID-19 pandemic, we've seen more and more gaming conventions throw in the towel and go digital, some...

Diablo IV team dishes on inventory revamp, PC vs. console UI layout, and cannibals

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Blizzard's just dropped a "quarterly update" for Diablo 4, the first of apparently more planned blog posts from the team, this one...
Through the fire and the flames

WoW Factor: How could World of Warcraft restore confidence ahead of Shadowlands?

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The last opportunity that Blizzard had to really restore player confidence was Warcraft III: Reforged. And... Yes, that's very good, please stop laughing. I know....
Chill.

Activision-Blizzard’s Q4 2019 revenues are down YoY for the fourth straight quarter

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So here we are in 2020, looking back at the last quarter of 2019 for Blizzard. Nothing big happened or anything, just a massive...

Perfect Ten: When celebs crossed paths with MMOs

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Even as the world continues to turn to and normalize gaming as a respectable hobby, there's still a lingering stigma of playing online titles...

The best MassivelyOP community Daily Grinds of 2019

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Last year, I counted it up: The first Daily Grind on Massively was written on November 3rd, 2007, one day after Old Massively...

The most popular MMORPG conversations of 2019

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I feel like a broken record saying this, but the success of a blog is not just about page views or ad impressions or...
Eightfold path up ins.

WoW Factor: A quick glance back at 2019 for World of Warcraft

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So how did this year go for Blizzard Entertainment? Well... badly. You cannot have missed all of that. But it also went badly in...

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO news stories of 2019

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When we sit back to look at the biggest headlines of the year, we don't have to look far. These are the stories that...

Massively OP’s 2019 MMO Video Game Music Awards

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Many of us here on the Massively OP staff have our own personal pet projects and interests that might not be as widespread as...

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