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MMO Business Roundup: Comic Con 2021, Apple v. Epic, and Twitch transparency

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Comic-Con 2021: Organizers have now canceled the core Comic-Con event for the second year...

The Wagadu Chronicles shares development progress on spirits, the savanna, UI elements, and ceremonies

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The devs behind the afro-fantasy MMORPG The Wagadu Chronicles continue to be hard at work putting things together, and the latest Kickstarter update post...
Yes, this is one of the few cases wherein EA kinda gets to be the good guys.

Global Chat: Grieving over Anthem’s demise

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Belghast over at Tales of the Aggronaut is going through several stages of grief over the news that Anthem has ceased active development. It's...
Yeah, cool.

Insiders expose Google Stadia’s rushed release, poor hiring practices, and stymied studios

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As things for Google Stadia continue to fall apart, with internal dev studios shutting down, misleading inter-company communications, and an impending class-action lawsuit from...
Herp to the derp.

WoW Factor: WoW Classic is doing everything right in the wake of BlizzCon

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In the wake of BlizzConline 2021, I have some criticisms about the WoW Classic presentation. Specifically, the first part of the panel about The Burning Crusade...
Never seen a bluer sky.

Wisdom of Nym: The shirt-based speculation around Final Fantasy XIV’s next melee job

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Bad news, folks: We're going to be waiting a while longer to find out the new melee job for Final Fantasy XIV, and waiting...

The Daily Grind: How do you think BlizzConline went?

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Reactions around the MOP offices on Blizzard's BlizzConline effort this past weekend were, I think it's fair to say, mixed at best. Some folks...

MMO Business Roundup: Stadia’s bungle, Axie Infinity’s $1.5M in-game property

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Stadia: The Google mess just gets thicker, as apparently, developers on Stadia's internal...

Why I Play: Final Fantasy XIV’s memorable Shadowbringer relic weapon grind

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I have a love-hate relationship with Final Fantasy XIV. I actively fought against giving the game MMO of the year for 2020, and I hold the...
Over and over.

Blizzard is collecting BlizzConline Q&A questions for WoW, Diablo, and Hearthstone

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BlizzCon is gonna be a little bit different this year. Yes, it's called BlizzConline, which is silly. Yes, it's in February, and that's weird....

Here’s the big BlizzConline 2021 schedule, from World of Warcraft to Overwatch 2

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Blizzard's just released its schedule for BlizzConline, and... well it's not going to absolutely shock you, since we had a pretty good idea of...
Whee.

E3 is currently in planning to be a digital-only event this year

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If you were hoping that 2021 would return to hordes of people crammed into convention halls for this year's E3 after last year's version...

Blizzard plucks your nostalgia strings with a new BlizzConline trailer (and merch)

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We're sure that you are all quite aware that BlizzConline is coming on February 19th, but just in case you overslept or something, Blizzard's...
All over again.

WoW Factor: What I want to hear from World of Warcraft during BlizzConline

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So hey, BlizzConline is coming up very soon, and that means more announcements about World of Warcraft! Within a fairly narrow lineup of possible bits...

Activision-Blizzard Q4 2020: Activision’s revenues are up QoQ and YoY as Blizzard MAUs drop again

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We've simply got to stop meeting like this exactly every three months. Yes, it's time for another round of Activision-Blizzard dissembling in the form...

Blizzard teases February’s BlizzConline 2021 outlook, 30th anniversary bundles

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Yes, BlizzConline is still happening, and yes it's still called that. Blizzard has dropped a new trailer for the all-digital show today along with...
Speaking!

Wisdom of Nym: What to expect from Final Fantasy XIV’s announcement showcase Friday

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My original plan for this particular column was to just write the title "The Final Fantasy XIV announcement showcase is on Friday" over and...
I circle the waterfront, I'm watching the sea.

WoW Factor: The pros and cons of deterministic gear systems

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One of the big changes that's hit World of Warcraft over the years is in regard to deterministic gear systems. In the original launch version...

Cyberpunk 2077 developers share insight into issues that led to the RPG’s stumbling launch

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While we'd heard a supposed account of a developer of Cyberpunk 2077 that was weakly denied by CD Projekt Red before, there's a new...
Keanu, why.

CDPR denies alleged anonymous dev’s account of Cyberpunk 2077 mismanagement and cut content

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If you've been following the ongoing drama surrounding CD Projekt Red and Cyberpunk 2077, you've probably seen or at least seen references to a...

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