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Ask Mo: The hits and misses of Massively OP’s 2018 predictions

As we do every year, today we're going to peek back at the horrifying outcomes of last year's MOP staff predictions for the genre and the games within it to determine how well we did. After all, what would be the fun of making predictions if we couldn't giggle over our guesses a year later? So did we nail it or fail it? And did you fare better? Let's find out.

WOTC announces new esports initiative for Magic: The Gathering Arena

At tonight's Game Awards ceremony, Wizards of the Coast announced that it will be expanding the Magic: The Gathering competitive scene with a...

Experience Hi-Rez Expo Fall 2018 through pictures

Perhaps one of the saddest things to me about the Hi-Rex Expo's change in time and location this year was that I was...

Hi-Rez Expo 2017: SMITE’s Corrupted Arena, adventures, and never saying never to an MMO

The Hi-Rez Expo's fall debut is over. The SMITE champions have been crowned. Switch and cross-platform play was announced. Upcoming gods were revealed....

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Assessing the new expo venue, game experimentation, and esports

Did you catch our latest Stew Talks? It's like Ted Talks, but about gaming and Hi-Rez. When I sat down with Stew Chisam,...

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Stewart Chisam makes sense of the studio split, hints at new game

You've heard of Simon Says? At Hi-Rez Expo I played Stew Says, but in this game I try to get Stew Chisam, President...

Hi-Rez Expo: SMITE’s new arena, Avalon, and a hands-on with Switch

One thing I can say about the Hi-Rez Expo is that no matter what time of year the studio has it, it's always...

Hi-Rez Expo: Esports adds college varsity national championships and high school leagues

Hi-Rez has never shied away from the fact that it is based on competitive games and believes esports is an integral part of the...

Jace Hall denies report about H1Z1’s esports league insolvency, view manipulation, and missing money

Over the weekend, eyebrows inched up again over ESPN's report on H1Z1's esports league, which was "suspended indefinitely" following what sounded like major...
oh nooooo

H1Z1’s esports league is basically toast, ESPN reports

It looks like H1Z1's Pro League isn't gonna make it. ESPN is reporting this evening that the esports league teams received a letter...

The US Army is fielding esports teams for Fortnite, Overwatch, and more

In an apparent effort to connect with America's youth and drive up recruitment numbers, the United States Army has announced that it will be...

Hyperspace Beacon: Everything you need to know about Star Wars The Old Republic’s guild changes

Since the launch of the game, guilds have been a real weakness for Star Wars: The Old Republic. For the longest time, I...

Blizzard’s esports mobile app is available now on Android and iOS

If you're a fan of Blizzard games and esports who wants to make sure you're always up-to-date on the latest news and events,...

MMO Business Roundup: Fractured Space, Runic Games, Michael Jordan esports, Epic investment, and the China problem

Welcome back to another quick trip through some of the week's business bits and bobs. First up, some bad news. Edge Case's gorgeous F2P...
YOU ARE MY TOOLS

Nike partners with a professional League of Legends esports player

If you've ever watched someone playing a really good match in League of Legends and muttered "it's gotta be the shoes," you are...
Dragon Age.

The LA Times investigates Riot Games’ ‘boys’ club’ sexism problem, ESPN reports Riot staff ‘departures’

If League of Legends company Riot Games thought that the Rockstar crunch conversation was going to eclipse Riot's sexism predicament,...

MMO Business Roundup: Bethsoft Moscow, A:IR publishing, OSU esports, SpatialOS, and Square-Enix

Business business business numbers, is this working?! Let's dip into some of the scattered online gaming business tidbits of the week that might...

Riot issues warnings and fines to pro League of Legends players for toxic behavior

The folks at Riot Games have brought down the hammer on numerous professional League of Legends players, issuing fines to four players...
It's a playground.

The Daily Grind: What online game template will be the next to take off?

Like many of you, I remember the rise of MMOs when it was actually happening. I remember when shooters were king too. And I...

The MOP Up: Sony’s PlayStation 3 sunset apocalypse

Sony's decision to shut down several online servers for some past PlayStation 3 games on October 25th is shaping up to be a sunset...

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