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Valve abruptly cancels Dota 2 esports tourney over COVID, ticking off teams

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There's some bad news coming out of the Dota 2 esports scene, as Valve has made the snap decision to cancel its February Pro...
Whee.

E3 2022 will once more be an all-digital event in the face of COVID omicron surge

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The omicron variant of COVID-19, which has been surging across the US to the tune of over 600K daily infections, has once again forced...

PAX East 2022 will be in-person in April, requiring vaccines and masking

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ReedPop and Penny Arcade announced this week that PAX East is on for 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts, returning to an in-person event from April...

EVE Fanfest set to return as a ‘COVID-safe event’ in May 2022

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"The gate is green -- and EVE Fanfest is returning!" After two years off for some reason or another, EVE Fanfest is preparing to...
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Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers (not) in review

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All right, prepare the fireworks and explosions; I'm going to dazzle you all with an astonishing hot take. Ready for it? Final Fantasy XIV's...
why does this continue

Epic Games retracts a policy that granted extra days off to employees

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The 40-hour, five-day work week is something of a de facto standard for a lot of office jobs, but the COVID-19 pandemic shifted a...

Massively Uplifting: Warframe fights cancer, Square Enix helps the Red Cross, and Extra Life 2021 looms

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Summer has ended, school has started, and now the leaves have begun to fall as the air turns cooler. It's a time of coziness...
And it's gone.

DOTA 2 The International refunds live-audience tix because the pandemic didn’t go away

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For those who somehow haven't noticed, the COVID-19 pandemic didn't go away. We're still very much in the middle of it here in the...

EVE London is returning with a physical viewing party of the Alliance Tournament on November 6

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Fans of EVE Online in the UK or those who are able to travel to London have a little something to look forward to...

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...

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,...

Activision-Blizzard Q2 2021: Activision revenues are up, Blizzard MAUs are down amid sexism scandal

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Back in May, we got quite a bit of unexpected attention here at MassivelyOP as the headline for our coverage of Activision-Blizzard's Q1 2021...

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...

PAX West 2021 will require attendees to prove they’re vaccinated or COVID-free

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PAX West won't be letting folks through the doors unless they're vaccinated or have successfully passed a recent COVID-19 test. The convention will require...
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PAX East 2021: Gaming streamers are frontline workers, not mental health experts

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Since PAX East 2021 is virtual again due to that little virus that's been going around for over a year now, it should come...

Multiplayer survival shooter Vigor brings back classic cosmetics with its first Legacy season

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Developer Bohemia Interactive is bringing back some classics in the multiplayer shooter Vigor with the launch of a so-called Legacy season, which progresses parallel...

Here are the cities around the world that’ll host Pokemon Go Fest 2021

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Pokemon Go’s upcoming Go Fest 2021 event is officially going outside. In groups. Across the world. Your instinct is likely going to be to sign up...

Flameseeker Chronicles: The disappointing second half of Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga

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Welcome to part two of this overview of Guild Wars 2's The Icebrood Saga. Last time, I talked about how the first half of...

EVE Online is declared immortal, draws scientists to its Project Discovery system, reveals a space cult

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There's quite the cocktail of news pieces floating out there in relation to EVE Online as that headline would suggest, so we'll collect them...

Gamescom 2021 will be an all-digital show thanks to COVID

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And there it is: This summer's Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, will be an all-digital event rather than a hybrid one. The proposed hybrid solution...

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