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

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of MassivelyOP’s 2020 predictions

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Last December, when we sat down to write out our annual MMO predictions for 2020, I don't think anyone had "biggest global pandemic in...

World of Warcraft: Free BlizzCon, dev swap, and Revendreth preview

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Blizzard President J. Allen Brack posted an interesting "fireside chat" yesterday to talk about what's going on with the studio and its games...

Activision-Blizzard Q3 2020: Blizzard MAUs fell to 30M as overall ActiBlizz revenues hold steady

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It's time for another round of Activision-Blizzard financials as today covers Q3 2020. It's been a weird couple of years for the company as...

World of Warcraft may be getting ready to test Burning Crusade Classic

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While it hasn't been officially announced, The Burning Crusade is all but assumed to be coming to the World of Warcraft Classic scene,...

Diablo IV offers a closer look at the creation of its reveal cinematic

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Back in BlizzCon 2019, fans got their first taste of the upcoming Diablo IV by way of its reveal cinematic, which not...

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...
oh no skellingtons

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...

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