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World of Warcraft’s new wings have the community in an uproar

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Hey look at that, Blizzard is running another promotion to try to lure players into enlisting for a six-month tour in World of...

Explaining Genshin Impact’s impact: Is it actually worth your time?

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In Explaining Genshin Impact’s impact: The reinvention of gachapon, I went into the nitty-gritty of the gacha system and how it's actually pretty...
Turn back.

World of Warcraft honors Reckful with a new Rogue trainer

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It was a big deal when World of Warcraft streamer and esports star Reckful passed away this summer, with large parts of the game's...
This is reasonable.

StarCraft II officially ends development as Blizzard ‘thinks about what’s next’

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Earlier this year, MOP's Tyler noted that StarCraft II had quietly become Blizzard's best-managed game, with updates and events rolling out even...

SMITE reworks Loki and adds Gummy Worm Medusa for Halloween

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Halloween is a season of tricks and/or treats, so perhaps it's that connection to trickery that prompts SMITE to kick out a...

Riot Games is shuttering its Sydney, Australia, office as it sunsets its Oceanic Pro League

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Activision-Blizzard isn't the only company shuttering overseas holdings this week, it seems: Riot Games is closing one down too, this time the company's Sydney,...

The MOP Up: FFXIV blasts out its first remix album

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Final Fantasy XIV's soundtrack is downright legendary -- and now it's gotten even better, thanks to the game's first "remix" album that was...

Fortnite celebrates the third birthday of Battle Royale with challenges and free goodies

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Happy birthday to Fortnite! Specifically to Battle Royale, aka the primary mode of the game now. It's been three years, and the folks...

MMO Business Roundup: FarmVille’s sunset, Netmarble’s acquisitions, Intrepid hiring, WoW esports, PUBG India

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Welcome back to another roundup of gaming industry news relevant to MMOs and MMO adjacent-titles. PUBG India: Earlier this month, we covered how...
Big time.

World of Warcraft hypes this weekend’s Arena World Championship finals

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The final event for World of Warcraft's PvP esports scene is on the horizon. This Saturday, September 26th (aka today) marks the finals...

Not So Massively Roundup: Destiny 2, Spellbreak, Vigor, Valorant, Frostpoint, Shadow Arena, and PUBG’s BLACKPINK collab

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Welcome to a quick roundup of some news from the Not-So-Massively world! Destiny 2: Bungie posted a trailer and a detailed dev blog on...

The MOP Up: Razer accidentally exposes 100,000 consumer accounts

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Razer, a popular provider of gaming hardware, joined the notorious list of companies that accidentally exposed their consumer's personal information to the world. While...
Hey, that's nice.

MMO Business Roundup: Guild Wars 2 voice acting, EVE Online mental health, Good Game, and more

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO - and MMO-adjacent - industry news! Guild Wars 2: If you've been bummed about Guild Wars 2's...

Massively Overthinking: Contemplating in-game advertising

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Last week, EA announced that it would finally be removing all the in-game ads from UFC4 after a few days of intense complaining...

The MOP Up: Elder Scrolls Online’s Stonethorn DLC arrives on consoles

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Good news for the patient and long-suffering Elder Scrolls Online console players: The game's latest DLC and patch have finally arrived following the...

GDC Summer 2020: Accessibility shouldn’t be a dirty word in online gaming

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I don't know about you readers, but one of the first things I always do when starting a game with voice acting (or movie)...
It lurks.

Riot Games’ Neom esports fiasco came about because people are bad at email

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At the tail end of July, Riot Games managed to piss off gamers, streamers, esports stars, and its own developers by unilaterally announcing a...

Activision-Blizzard Q2 2020: Year-over-year revenues are up for the first time in six quarters

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We're back with another dip into Activision-Blizzard's financials, this one Q2 2020, the first report since shareholders lambasted the company for excessive executive...

Call of Duty gamers ignore pandemic-related safety orders at unofficial esports gathering

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I never got the impression that some players of Call of Duty are a particularly compliant bunch, and that assumption was not helped...

Riot Games canceled its League of Legends esports partnership with Saudia Arabia after massive backlash

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The League of Legends esports community was set on fire and then partially doused this week thanks to a decision - now rescinded...

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