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

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Massively Overthinking: What would you want out of a potential WoW sequel?

It's a rare MMO player who's never played World of Warcraft, which makes this particular summer an interesting one for the whole genre....

Mike Morhaime waxes nostalgic about the crunch of early Blizzard

Do you miss Mike Morhaime? The former Blizzard president stepped off the main stage last fall as he handed the reins of the studio...

World of Warcraft’s Rise of Azshara is live today – check out the cinematic

Today's the day World of Warcraft fans have been waiting for ever since the announcements and reveals last BlizzCon: Patch 8.2, Rise...

Not So Massively: Blizzard cancelled a(nother) game, and I couldn’t be happier

Recently news broke that Blizzard had cancelled an unannounced game that had been in development for several years. This was followed closely...
THE RESTLESS SOULS OF THE DAMNED, I CHOOSE YOU!

Rumor: Diablo 4 and a new Overwatch game are seemingly confirmed by Blizzard Versailles employees

We've had persistent rumors about development on Diablo 4 for a long time now, thanks to Blizzard job postings and teases and leaks....
We all remain. We do not become.

World of Warcraft offers up a survival guide for next week’s Rise of Azshara launch

The next major World of Warcraft patch has been in testing for so long that we can hardly blame anyone who just opted...

World of Warcraft’s Rise of Azshara is finally launching on June 25

Move over, WoW Classic - it's live World of Warcraft's time to shine, or it will be next week, that is, when the...

World of Warcraft releases details for its upcoming Arena World Championship esports season

For those of us who dare enjoy esports events, the summer has a lot to look forward to, what with The International, DreamHack,...
The ice is thin, come on, dive in.

WoW Factor: Guessing at the next World of Warcraft expansion announcement using math

Here's the genesis of this particular article: I saw speculation over on Blizzard Watch that we were about a year too early for...

Gamers warn that the AXS Mobile App needed to enter BlizzCon is ‘spyware level bad’

Those who are headed to this year's BlizzCon event are being required to use the AXS Mobile App as part of efforts to...
Sit back and enjoy the show.

WoW Factor: Why Legion 2 wouldn’t win back the World of Warcraft crowd

Let's talk about fan expectations and naked fanservice for a bit. In fact, let's start with the Power Nine from Magic: the Gathering, and...

Blizzard decides to skip Gamescom 2019 as part of cost-cutting efforts

The con circuit has always been a sort of expected course for games companies to run, like the Tour de France except with less...
Actually call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: What could win back the crowd for the next World of Warcraft expansion?

So the conclusion to the Azshara raid has been mined out, and I'm just going to link it to you here. I don't...
Here we go again.

BlizzCon 2019 announced for the start of November

It's almost time! All right, it's nowhere near time, but it will be time when November 1st rolls around for BlizzCon. The convention dates...

The Daily Grind: What are you looking forward to the most in WoW Classic?

After all the PR mishaps and layoffs Blizzard's had since last fall's BlizzCon, I wouldn't have been too surprised to see the company delay...
Same old story.

World of Warcraft: Classic is now planned to get six phases of content over time

As we approach the planned launch of World of Warcraft: Classic, it turns out we're getting a larger number of content updates than...

Blizzard posts update on WoW Classic, implies it’s still launching this summer

Earlier this week, in discussing other positions we'd like to hire extra writers for later this year, we fell on the topic of

Blizzard devs characterize layoffs as a ‘bloodbath’ as pro-unionization effort calls for Bobby Kotick’s resignation

A day after Activision-Blizzard announced record earnings and began laying off a reported 800 people, we're finally getting a clearer picture of the...
I don't know why Blizzard gave us the reaction image for this.

The Daily Grind: What do you want out of World of Warcraft’s next expansion?

It's no secret that player engagement with World of Warcraft is down across the board, with even some of its most vocal supporters...
mmm whatchu saaaaay

Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures in 2019

Working in this field has given me something of a sense of how a lot of the industry is going to play out. Take...

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