Little Orbit’s ‘Web 2.5’ platform that lets players sell digital creations is just another blockchain pitch

Last August, Little Orbit, the studio that's known to MMO players as the stewards for APB: Reloaded and Fallen Earth, talked up its blockchain...

Hearthstone’s Battlegrounds Season 4 gets new hero, new minions, and keyword adjustments May 9

Hearthstone's Battlegrounds mode is moving forward with its fourth season, and it's introducing some more of the Festival of Legends expansion's flavor, with some...

Activision-Blizzard Q1 2023: ABK revenues are up as Blizzard MAUs fall back down to reality

Activision blinked: Activision-Blizzard wasn't supposed to release its Q1 2023 financials until tomorrow after the bell, but it's just done it this morning out of...
All right, you live your truth.

Vague Patch Notes: If there’s any sort of metaverse, it’s already here – and it’s not what you think

We've had a lot of fun here having a good little giggle about the whole saga (if you want to call it that) of...

DC Universe Online’s Shock to the System author on shifting from comics to video games

Yes, we've quite the anticipatory jitters for this week's DC Universe Online game update, especially as it adds a couple of iconic characters to...

US Department of Justice and Activision-Blizzard reach a settlement over an esports salary lawsuit

It would apparently not be enough for Activision-Blizzard to treat its employees poorly; it also has been found to treat those who compete in...

Black Desert: PC tweaks the Maegu, console preps for her arrival, and mobile launches the Igneous

Pearl Abyss is having a busy week in all corners of Black Desert. Here's what players on PC, console, and mobile can expect out...

Japan drops Microsoft/Activision-Blizzard antitrust probe as lawmakers scrutinize Japanese gaming market

Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick released a memo to his staff (and everyone else in the entire world) on the ABK Substack (which exists) last...

Massively Overthinking: The FOMO in our MMOs

World of Warcraft has become a very dump-on-able game lately, and Blizzard isn't making it any harder, as a tweet the company sent out...

Vague Patch Notes: Why I’m anticipating Blue Protocol

My anticipation for Blue Protocol is something that I cannot adequately explain because at the end of the day it's more based around a...

Microsoft strikes deal to put Activision games on NVIDIA GeForce Now

Nintendo was not the only video game corporation striking big deals with Microsoft yesterday: Microsoft is also teaming up with NVIDIA to put Activision...
aw hell

Vague Patch Notes: The three kinds of sunset in the MMO space

Not all sunsets are the same, no matter how much you may like a given game. This is one of the things that tends...

Activision-Blizzard’s Bobby Kotick predicts a bleak future for a UK that rejects the Microsoft merger

Probably the last thing you want to see on a Wednesday or any other day that ends in -day is Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick...

Parent puts Roblox on blast for her first-hand experiences of troubling games and failed content filtering

In case you were wondering if the CEO of Roblox was blowing smoke when he talked up "safety and civility," allow one parent's extremely...
Not like this.

Vague Patch Notes: Fractured Online deserved better, even if you think it looked bad

When it comes to upcoming MMOs, there's always a sense of uncertainty in terms of what the final product is going to look like....

Microsoft claims the FTC’s antitrust lawsuit violates its fifth amendment rights

The beginning of this month saw Microsoft's big money buyout of Activision-Blizzard hit a US federal government-level snag when the FTC filed an antitrust...

Steam’s winter sale offers many deep discounts on FFXIV, Elder Scrolls Online, New World and more

If you're not already broke from buying presents this holiday season, why not treat yourself to the annual gamer gluttony that is the Steam...

Gamers file lawsuit to stop Microsoft’s buyout of Activision-Blizzard over monopoly concerns

The multi-billion dollar purchase of Activision-Blizzard by Microsoft has run into another stern legal challenge, but this time it isn't coming from the Federal...

The Stream Team: Stumbling through the holiday season in Fall Guys

What better way to celebrate the holiday season than running through absurd obstacles to finish a race? It's not a run through a mall...

Overwatch 2 showcases Ramattra in a gameplay video and developer blog

There's a new tank rumbling into Overwatch 2 - the omnic leader of Null Sector known as Ramattra - and he's bringing a whole...