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

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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...
Back again, etc.

Activision investors are now investigating whether the Bungie split involves securities fraud

Two days ago, Activision and Bungie announced an early split of their long-running partnership, a split that transferred publishing rights for the...

Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime will leave planned advisory role in April

Back in October, Blizzard announced that Mike Morhaime was stepping down as president of the company after 27 years working there. While World...

The most popular MMORPG conversations of 2018

We can't do an accurate "most popular MMORPG articles of 2018 by pageviews" list as we usually do thanks to skewed data from MOP's extensive...
That is definitely a thing.

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO surprises of 2018

Everyone loves surprises, right? Not always. Even good surprises can be a disruption of our comfortable routines, and bad ones can downright ruin a...
There's a lot of death here.

WoW Factor: The great Superdata fall-off

The one down side to working ahead is that sometimes your schedule gets nudged around more than expected. I promise that a further look...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2018

We've got a lot of awards going out over the next couple of weeks about the "best" and "biggest" of this and that. But...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2018

It's become a tradition on Massively OP to include among our end-of-the-year roundups and editorials and retrospectives a run-down of our favorite - and least favorite - MMO dev quotes of the year, be they obscure, poignant, or just plain dumb. So once again, for this week's Massively Overthinking, I've asked our staff to offer up those quotes and then reflect on what we from the year and reflect on just what we've learned from them.
THIS IS NOT FINE! THERE WAS NO REASON TO LET IT GO THIS LONG OR GET THIS BAD!

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO news stories of 2018

With the turn of every new year, I know we are entering unexplored territory in the field of MMO news. No matter what...
THIS IS ALL YOU GET

Blizzard sources dish on Warcraft Go, Diablo IV, Diablo Immortal, China, and Activision’s culture shift

Kotaku has a wild article up today ahead of the holiday with input from nearly a dozen anonymous current and former Blizzard employees...

Even Blizzard was amused by the URL prankster who forwarded Diablo fans to Path of Exile

One of the fun sideshows going on during the whole BlizzCon Diablo Immortal center-ring fiasco was the dude who bought the playdiablo4.com...
BURN IT

Activision draws heat over ignoring accessibility requirements as its stock continues tumbling

It's safe to say that Activision Blizzard took a bit of a drubbing after BlizzCon (you could read all about it on your cell...

The Daily Grind: Is the movement against LFG just privileging a different type of MMO player?

In the comments of a BlizzCon article a few weeks ago, there was an interesting discussion about content. One commenter argued that it...

FFXIV Fan Festival 2018: Details from the press conference with Naoki Yoshida

In contrast to the high-octane trailer that had opened the day, the final event for the first day of the Final Fantasy XIV fan...

Hearthstone explores the lore and Loa of Rastakhan’s Rumble in latest hearthside chat

At this year's BlizzCon, we got our first look at the upcoming Hearthstone expansion, Rastakhan's Rumble, which centers around the...
When you realize that your Hunter has turned into an FFXI Dragoon.

WoW Factor: The smart World of Warcraft stuff from BlizzCon

Let's get something out of the way first and foremost. I am not going to count Warcraft III: Reforged as a smart thing for...
I know when I'm not wanted.

Vague Patch Notes: When World of Warcraft breaks off your friendship

I spent a bunch of time post-BlizzCon thinking about why World of Warcraft personally bothered me. Not why its design pitfalls bothered me;...

Leaderboard: Is a ‘WoW Immortal’ a very real possibility?

During this week's podcast, Justin made a joke about the potential for a "WoW Immortal" that... doesn't seem like such a joke, especially...

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...

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