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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...

Bear witness to the confounding Coca-Cola ad that tries to appeal to esports fans, MMO gamers, and world peace

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What do esports events, MMO gaming, and soda have in common? If you said "Maybe you drink the soda while participating in the other...

SMITE brings Cliodnha Queen of the Banshees on October 19, dates digital Hi-Rez Showcase for January 6

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What better way to celebrate the month of October than bringing a seasonally appropriate addition to the roster of SMITE? This coming Tuesday, October...

Meet the Japanese esports team that’s composed of players age 66 to 73

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If you think that the twitch motor control and quick thinking of esports play means that people of a certain age are out of...
Drink.

World of Warcraft brings Brewfest around once more in both retail and The Burning Crusade

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Do you feel like celebrating right now in World of Warcraft? No, not so much? Can't imagine why. Let's try a different question: Do you...
Twists.

The feds are now investigating Activision-Blizzard as the SEC subpoenas execs including Bobby Kotick

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Early on in our coverage of the Activision-Blizzard sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit scandal, we noted that the company's response took some ineffective swipes...
Popcorn appropriately.

Overwatch League plans an April 2022 start and confirms the use of an ‘early build’ of Overwatch 2

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Are you eager for the next round of Overwatch competition? Then perhaps you'll be happy to note that Jon Spector, the VP of the...

The Game Archaeologist: SOE’s many MMO spin-off digital card games

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One thing that I deeply admired about old Sony Online Entertainment was that it strove to experiment, innovate, and take risks. Sometimes those special...

Q2 2021: What the heck is going on at EG7 and Daybreak and who the heck owns Cold Iron

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Last week, we covered the puzzling news that EG7's CEO Robin Flodin has been (at least temporarily?) replaced by Daybreak's Ji Ham, a move...

Legends of Runeterra releases Beyond the Bandlewood expansion, Valorant makes some bug fixes

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Riot Games' titles that aren't a MOBA have seen some new updates. The largest one arrived to the online CCG Legends of Runeterra, which...
Dew the do... wait.

Stardew Valley’s lone developer announces a $40K speedrunning competition on September 4

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Yes, the words "speedrunning," "competition," and "Stardew Valley" are being used together in a headline. That's because Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone, the farming/life sim RPG's...

Complete coverage of Blizzard’s sexual discrimination and harassment scandal

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In the summer of 2021, Activision-Blizzard made headlines when the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a civil rights and equal pay...

Overwatch League loses more sponsors as workers expose Activision-Blizzard’s toxic culture

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The fallout from the sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard just keeps on dropping. Yesterday, more sponsors of the Overwatch League pulled support from...
Local Panda Recalls When She Was Special.

WoW Factor: What do changes in Blizzard management mean for World of Warcraft?

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Blizzard is going through some changes at the moment. This is a good thing, as Blizzard has made it clear that it is a...

Activision-Blizzard sexism scandal day 17: More esports sponsors consider abandoning Overwatch League

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In the course of our reporting on the ongoing Blizzard sexual harassment and sexual discrimination scandal that's now prompted multiple lawsuits, we noted that...
Point.

Activision-Blizzard Day 14: Brack and Meschuk exits, fraud lawsuit, proto-union, and Q2 financials

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It's been a helluva Tuesday in the swamps of the Activision-Blizzard sexism scandal: The day opened with the departure of J. Allen Brack from...

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...

The Soapbox: Pokemon Unite’s monetization is gross and threatens a competent game

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By now, you've probably seen several articles about the poor monetization in Pokemon Unite, often based on Reddit posts or streamer hot takes. Most talk...

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...
You think you're so smart.

Blizzard’s sexism scandal continues, 2500 devs sign letter condemning Acti-Blizz response

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It's now been a week since California filed a brutal discrimination and harassment lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard following a two-year investigation. Last week and over...

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