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World of Warcraft continues to clean up its act with surgical replacements to characters and quests

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We have been watching with some degree of fascination the Great World of Warcraft Purge of '21 that's come in the wake of Blizzard's...
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WoW Factor: So when will we get the next World of Warcraft expansion announcement?

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Under normal circumstances for World of Warcraft, this would be a very stupid topic for an article because it would have a very obvious answer...
Those are people who died, died.

WoW Factor: The disjointed state of World of Warcraft

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Right now, it feels like World of Warcraft is kind of a mess. This is not exactly a surprise. It's also not exactly helped...

MMO Business Roundup: Clockwork Labs’ sandbox startup, NPIXEL, LOTRO’s community, and more

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Welcome back to another quickie roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Business business business! Clockwork Labs: Brand-new indie game studio Clockwork Labs has raised...

Massively on the Go: Everything we learned from Pokemon Go’s post-backlash Task Force

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While Niantic already reverted its Pokemon GO gym and PokeStop nerf in late August, the company said that more changes would be announced on September...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 337: Desperation is a good look on you

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Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, WoW and the Blizzard scandal, Fallout 76, DokeV and New World at Gamescom, Daybreak, TitanReach, and Into the Echo.

Spine is a team-based combat game that promises lots of action and even more cinematic style

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So there was a multiplayer team-based title unveiled during this year's Gamescom. It's called Spine and, we're going to be perfectly honest, there is...

Halo Infinite’s head of creative explains why gameplay previews weren’t available at Gamescom

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If you were following along on our Gamescom Opening Night coverage and are a fan or follower of the shooter Halo Infinite, you probably...
I suppose it's cheaper than actually hiring someone to design these spaces?

The Game Archaeologist: Jeff Butler on EverQuest, EverQuest Next, and Vanguard

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As an MMO historian, I have to applaud the work of former SOE developer Shawn Lord in his huge interview series with the people...

GDC 2021: War stories from World of Warcraft

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Just before the news about the state litigation against Activision-Blizzard broke last month, Senior Software Engineer Joseph Cochron and Principal Software Engineer Kurtis McCathern...

Recently downgraded DokeV shows off its open world gameplay

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We won't lie: It was a bit of a bummer to report that Pearl Abyss reduced the scope of the fantastically cute DokeV from...

Pearl Abyss downgraded DokeV from an MMORPG to ‘open-world action adventure’

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Back in 2019, Pearl Abyss announced a slew of new MMOs, including Crimson Desert, Plan 8, and DokeV, the last of which was being...

Gamescom 2021: New World open beta Sept. 9, plus DokeV, Valheim, Halo Infinite, Riders Republic news

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Gamescom 2021 is officially kicking off today as a free virtual event as the pandemic drags on. The Geoff Keighley-helmed opening night live event for...

Gamescom 2021 touts over 70 devs and publishers, highlights panels on education and societal change

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While this year's Gamescom is going to be different as it's forced to go all-digital due to COVID-19, the event itself is going to...
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Fallout 76 doubles its experience ahead of this weekend’s QuakeCon

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It's just about time for QuakeCon, an event wherein every Bethesda game gets a seat at the table. Yes, even Fallout 76 is getting...

PAX Australia 2021 has been canceled due to COVID, replaced by online event

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PAX Australia has canceled its in-person event originally planned for October 8th through 10th, Reedpop announced late last night. "At the start of the year,...

Diablo community manager recounts low pay, a sexually threatening culture, and mistreatment at Blizzard

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Back in March 2020, we reported on the departure of Diablo III community manager Brandy "Nevalistis" Camel, who noted in her statement that she...
We should really have prepared.

Vague Patch Notes: Blizzard may live on, but it will never be Blizzard again

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If you want to chart the moment when Blizzard stopped being Blizzard, you got a really nice data point when J. Allen Brack stepped...
Do I look like a patient cow?

The gamer in the infamous BlizzCon video says she ‘dodged a bullet’ by not working at Blizzard

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When Xantia stepped up at BlizzCon to address World of Warcraft's character design and ask that women in the game not all look as...

Massively Uplifting: Summer goodness from SOLO, EVE, Bungie, Warframe, and Guild Wars

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When the news gets filled with dark and horrible things (and maybe you start to be disgusted with companies and people), it is natural...

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