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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...

LOTRO Legendarium: LOTRO’s history in 2020 and hopes for 2021

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Just as how Sam and Frodo experienced depths of despair and heights of hope in their journey to Mount Doom, Lord of the Rings...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s 2020 year in review

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2019 was a rough year for Guild Wars 2. Its studio, ArenaNet, suffered sizable layoffs, and lost game directors Mike O’Brien and Mike Zadorojny....

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2020

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Earlier this week, we named our biggest MMO story of the year and gave it an award, though we imagine it's hard for a...
Really inactive.

End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO stories of 2020

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Here's a fun question for you: What's the difference between the biggest surprises of a year and the biggest stories of the year? The answer,...

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...

End-of-Year Eleven: The healthiest live MMOs going into 2021

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It is only natural that, when you are shopping around for a different MMORPG to play, to consider the health of potential play candidates....

PAX hopes to return in 2021 with a full slate of conventions

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While it certainly wasn't the greatest tragedy of 2020, the cancelation of numerous game trade shows and conventions was felt among fans who enjoyed...

Massively Overthinking: Gratitude for the devs of the MMO genre

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Thanksgiving conveniently falls on a Thursday every year, which means it's the perfect topic for our regular Thursday Massively Overthinking roundtable. I've asked our writers what they're grateful for in and around the MMO genre the last couple of years - and now we're gonna do it again.

MMO Business Roundup: Twitch affiliate mess, NFL esports, Skull & Bones boss ousted

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and games industry news relevant to our interests. First, Twitch is making waves - the bad kind...

G-Star 2020 confirms developers from ArcheAge 2, NBA 2K21 as key speakers

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Just in case you're not familiar, G-Star is effectively South Korea's E3, so it probably isn't a big surprise that it's drawing in a...

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 in...

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...
This is neither fine nor not fine.

Apex Legends confirms Steam launch November 4, delays Nintendo Switch launch to 2021

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In the blur of studio-specific reveal events that took place over the course of this past summer thanks to E3's closure, it's perhaps easy...

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