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Danish Center for Gambling Addiction warns parents about Diablo Immortal’s monetization tricks

The monetization model for mobile ARPG Diablo Immortal made plenty of headlines leading up to and during its launch. The costs of capping out...

Diablo IV is recruiting for its endgame beta – here’s what to expect

So this week's Diablo IV announcement is good news and bad news. The good news is Blizzard is moving to what it's calling a...

Perfect Ten: Recent promising MMOs that died before they were born

Is there anything more agonizing to an MMO fan than to get excited about a promising title and then see that title cancelled before...

Diablo Immortal’s patched in its latest update as season four begins tomorrow

If you're still playing Diablo Immortal, then first of all, I must congratulate you on managing to navigate August's many, many launches and events...

EG7 Q2 2022: Daybreak’s Jason Epstein is now chairman of the board

Remember a year ago when the Enad Global 7 board ousted CEO and co-founder Robin Flodin and replaced him - temporarily and in an...

Diablo Immortal’s mini-update adds events and a repeatable game mode for a limited time

There's a new self-described mini-update being applied to Diablo Immortal, but for all intents and purposes, it appears to have a fair bit going...

Why I Play: Returning to Diablo III in 2022

I don't know if there's a marketing term for this phenomenon, but Diablo Immortal did an excellent job selling Diablo III. Popular streamers all caught...

Blizzard concludes Diablo III season 27 testing, gives season 26 end date

Diablo III picked up quite a bit of momentum this year with the release of Diablo Immortal's totally un-bodacious monetization: Its gameplay aged better...
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WoW Factor: Dragonflight, Wrath Classic, and trying to stop the bleeding

So if you somehow missed it, Activision-Blizzard posted its most recent earnings report this week. It was not good for the company as a...

Blizzard-NetEase financing dispute leads to canceled Warcraft mobile MMO ‘Neptune’

Blizzard has apparently canceled an in-development MMORPG. Bloomberg, which first broke the news, says the game was code-named Neptune and was a "massively multiplayer...

Diablo Immortal vows two-week release cadence starting with Battle Pass Season 3

Blizzard's controversial cross-platform MMO is set to deliver more content on a regular basis to its playerbase: Diablo Immortal's team announced that it will...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 383: New World strikes up the band

On this week’s episode, Bree and Justin talk about New World's summer update, SWTOR's Digging Deeper storyline, Diablo Immortal's unstoppable profit train, speculation on...

Somebody paid-to-win so hard in Diablo Immortal that it wrapped around to pay-to-lose

The industry was generating so many "internet guy spends a fortune on Diablo Immortal" stories there for a while that we stopped even covering...

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

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...

Diablo Immortal made $100 million in revenue in two months

When Diablo Immortal launched, pretty much everyone was united in calling the game out for its absolutely atrocious and exploitative monetization model, which led...

Diablo Immortal set to launch July 25 in China after bizarre delay

Back in June when Diablo Immortal launched here in the west, Chinese publisher NetEase surprised everyone by delaying the game's release in China itself,...

Massively Overthinking: Are MMO gamers just frogs in a boiling cookpot?

Longtime MOP reader Miol recently wrote us a long email inspired by a non-MMO stream he'd been watching during which the streamer went off...

Diablo Immortal adds a class change feature, Hero’s Journey endgame activity, and new Helliquary boss

Players of Diablo Immortal have some new content to sink their teeth in to with this week's update, with some events, endgame activities, and...

Diablo IV goes up on PlayStation store, beta access guaranteed with tattoos

Some movement this week in Diablo IV's quarters, as the official PlayStation store page for the upcoming ARPG went live. While the page doesn't...

Diablo Immortal shows off new Helliquary raid boss and second battlepass

If for some reason you're still engaged with Diablo Immortal in spite of its being repeatedly exposed as a brutal cash grab with gameplay...