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Massively Overthinking: Are you boycotting Blizzard?

Tyler's piece this week about the Blizzard he loved being dead actually brought tears to my eyes. It hurts to lose a game...

How Pokemon Go company Niantic is collecting (and using) your life’s data

We probably don't need to tell our audience this, given that while yes, you all have phones, you're also typically not obsessive about gaming...

Blizzard decides to ban the college Hearthstone team that called for a Blizzard boycott too

Did it bother you that Blizzard had punished Blitzchung over his Hong Kong liberation stunt but planned to permit American University players who...

Blizzard solves its ‘one company, two policies’ problem by hiding pro players and canceling an event

While many gamers are now looking ahead to BlizzCon for its reveals after the Hearthstone Hong Kong esports fiasco, I'm far more curious about...

BlizzCon protests begin to officially organize in response to the Hong Kong controversy

In news that will come as no surprise to anyone, word has surfaced of an organized protest scheduled for the first day of BlizzCon....

The Game Archaeologist: Funcom’s long-abandoned Midgard MMO

There used to be a time that Funcom was deeply into the MMORPG business, bringing us titles such as Anarchy Online, Age...

Analysts fret over Blizzard’s prospects following wildly unpopular ban of Hong Kong Hearthstone esports star

Anger over the "international incident" sparked by Blizzard's ban of a Hong Kong Hearthstone pro player and apparent firing of two Taiwanese commentators...

Global Chat: The Hearthstone Hong Kongstraversy

Everyone has an opinion when it comes to the controversy swirling about Blizzard's heavy-handed censorship of a Hearthstone professional gamer and his statements...

The Stream Team: Talking RuneFest shop while meandering RuneScape

After all the fun she had at RuneFest, Massively OP's MJ is jumping back into the world of RuneScape. It's going to take...

Shroud of the Avatar dates next SotACon event, releases more Episode 2 bundles

Sometimes you have to root around in the Shroud of the Avatar update digest to find the interesting stuff. Digest #352 kind of...

Sea of Thieves dates its next update and talks about TwitchCon and NYCC

You're late, Mr. Neate. Sea of Thieves' regular developer update video has arrived a day behind schedule, and it's hard to know whether...
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WoW Classic highlights Blizzard’s Tom Chilton as whispers of WoW 8.3 begin

It's time for another WoW Classic sitdown with one of the original developers of the game, this time with love-him-or-hate-him Tom Chilton. Chilton...

Preview: Dual Universe demos alpha 2’s player economy, solar system, and space stations

You know that feeling when you follow a game's development and it just keeps getting better and better? I don't mean the promises of...
Well, this isn't ideal.

MMO Business Roundup: Nexon drops Tree of Savior, plus DUNE hires and Pearl Abyss’ new HQ

Nexon's let go yet another MMO from its publishing stable. According to MMO Culture, Nexon has announced that it's closing down its Japanese server...

Black Desert Mobile opens pre-registration on iOS and Android as downloads swell to 10M

Pearl Abyss has been teasing Black Desert Mobile's global launch for the better part of 2019, promising at E3 that it'll hit

Mavericks’ abrupt July sunset was preceded by a revoked SpatialOS loan

Remember back in July, when Automaton Games announced it was shutting down Mavericks, a "massive" battle royal that was aiming to put 1000...

PWE’s mobile sandbox MMO ReEvolve resurfaces with new pics and promises

Back in 2018, Perfect World brought a couple of new games to E3, one of them being ReEvolve. At the time, it...

EVE Evolved: Is the EVE Online community a force for good in the world?

When we write or talk about MMO communities, we often focus on the practicalities of guilds or in-game events, the drama of forums, and...
Bart, stop creating a diversion!

Vague Patch Notes: Do video games really need trade shows anymore?

The past few years have seen some really big seismic shifts in the game industry. In the time that I've been working here alone,...

E3 2020 wants more consumers, more celebrities, and to pay major media outlets to ‘control the message’

E3 is looking to be a completely different show in 2020 if the plan slides distributed today mean anything. Pitch slides and details

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