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Destiny 2 talks remote engineering work, Crucible updates, and keeping Eliksni warm

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people view office work and safety all across the world, and Destiny 2 developer Bungie was certainly...

MapleStory Fest confirms a November 12 date and a return to in-person festivities

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Nexon has just announced that the fan festival for MapleStory is coming back for its fifth year on Saturday, November 12th, and is also...

Guild Wars 2 marks 10 years of operation with special community events at Gamescom and PAX West

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The significant milestone of 10 years of operation for Guild Wars 2 is going to be celebrated in-person at two different gaming convention events....
Ah...huh.

TwitchCon will have no mask or vaccination requirements despite the ongoing pandemic

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So let's just do a quick recap, shall we? This year's PAX East had vaccination and masking, and people still reported cases of COVID-19...

Activision-Blizzard Q2 2022: More revenue dips for WoW, ABK, and Blizzard in spite of Diablo Immortal

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Welcome back to our regular coverage of Activision-Blizzard's quarterly financials. As of this afternoon, we have Q2's results, comprising April, May, and June 2022; let's...
ha ha moneymaking go brrrrrrrrrr

Star Citizen boss rests feature delay blame on COVID, touts rise in new players, and marks a path to beta

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Chris Roberts has seen fit to peer down from his tower and issue his annual Letter from the Chairman, which looks back at the...

EVE Fanfest 2022: CCP delivered free food to EVE Online players waylaid by the Fanfest COVID outbreak

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It's been over a week since EVE Online players from around the world met up in Reyjkavik, Iceland, for EVE Fanfest 2022, the first...

EVE Fanfest 2022: Fanfest attendees have already begun testing positive for COVID

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(We've updated this post at the end with the latest counts and info.) EVE Fanfest 2022 in Reykjavik is barely over, and the first cases...

PAX East 2022’s COVID outbreak has already resulted in one death

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Last week, we covered the story about an apparent COVID outbreak at PAX East, which followed an outbreak at GDC; no less than the...

EVE Online shares a ‘megablog’ of details, events, and schedules for its upcoming Fanfest

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The 2022 Fanfest for EVE Online is now just over a week away, which means those who are going to Iceland to celebrate all...

PAX East vendor reports COVID-19 exposures from the event despite masking and vax requirements

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If you were concerned about PAX East 2022 being an in-person event in spite of the ongoing COVID pandemic, your caution may have been...
Mister World Orlando Fontaine Warcraft, with a tip of the hat to our commentariat.

Activision-Blizzard Q1 2022: Revenues plummet, Blizzard loses another 2M players

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Welcome back to our regular coverage of Activision-Blizzard's quarterly financials. As of this morning, we have Q1's results, comprising January, February, and March 2022, a...

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...
Kershadow

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...

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