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BlizzCon 2019’s schedule is finally live on the official site

After what feels like a much longer wait than usual, the official schedule for BlizzCon (which, you may recall, kicks off in less...
Uh...huh.

German magazine ad appears to confirm impending announcement of Diablo 4

It's been long-rumored - and heck we all expected it last year - but it kinda looks like Diablo 4 has been confirmed...
Fine.

Complete coverage of Blizzard’s ‘Hong Kong liberation’ fiasco

In October of 2019, Blizzard made international news headlines when it banned a Hong Kong Hearthstone esports pro and two Taiwanese contracted casters over...
Hello, I am still the villain.

US politicians chastise Activision-Blizzard for its handling of the Hong Kong fiasco

If Blizzard thought its Hong Kong liberation fiasco couldn't possibly get worse than international headlines, a wide-ranging boycott, Riot Games' public...

Riot Games expresses ’empathy’ for Blizzard after its Hong Kong fiasco

One might wonder why, possessed as it was of a pretty good week of announcements, Riot Games would willingly put Blizzard's One Ring...
Boy, there's just a level of smarm on display...

Blizzard finally decides to ban the college Hearthstone team that called for a Blizzard boycott too

Did it bother you that Blizzard had punished Blitzchung over his Hong Kong liberation stunt but planned to permit American University players who...

Blade & Soul’s latest update brings Halloween, crafting system updates, and new PvP equipment

I was pretty sure the only major thing coming soon to Blade & Soul was the game's Halloween event, but the patch...
Exceedingly dire.

World of Warcraft: Classic is getting Dire Maul today ahead of the rest of Phase 2

Sorry, guy; you might know Mordenkainen's Magical Watchdog, but you never actually said you were casting it, so now there's ogres. Among other things, anyhow. Yes, 
We're the good guys this week, right? No? Well, we're going anyway.

Rumor: Riot is working on an anime and digital card game based on League of Legends

Are you ready to explore the rich lore of Runeterra? Because you - wait, what do you mean "what the heck is a Runeterra?"...

Blizzard solves its ‘one company, two policies’ problem by hiding pro players and canceling an event

While many gamers are now looking ahead to BlizzCon for its reveals after the Hearthstone Hong Kong esports fiasco, I'm far more curious about...
great googly moogly

Blizzard finally addresses Hong Kong esports fiasco, reducing bans and reinstating prize money

All week, we've been covering the absolute chaos surrounding the punishment of pro Hearthstone esports player Ng “blitzchung” Wai Chung, whom Blizzard...

League of Legends tells casters and pro players to avoid ‘sensitive issues’ at the World Champs

So Riot's not having a good week with the whole China thing either. While the League of Legends studio was able to successfully fend...

Mark Kern didn’t just quit WoW Classic: He accused his old Firefall studio of Chinese corruption

Earlier this week, we reported that former World of Warcraft Team Lead Mark Kern had very publicly posted that he was quitting WoW...

Blizzard won’t punish the US college Hearthstone players who protested in support of Blitzchung – so they quit

On Wednesday, we reported that a Hearthstone collegiate team from American University in Washington, D.C., had staged a brief protest in support of...

Analysts fret over Blizzard’s prospects following wildly unpopular ban of Hong Kong Hearthstone esports star

Anger over the "international incident" sparked by Blizzard's ban of a Hong Kong Hearthstone pro player and apparent firing of two Taiwanese commentators...

Previewing KurtzPel’s new character, Lime, plus a peek at the patch and 2v2 tourneys

KOG Games' early access MMO KurtzPel is due for a big patch, as we noted this past weekend, and it's coming...
That was a good plan, we thought this one through.

WoW Factor: The shabby ethics of Blizzard’s ‘Hong Kong liberation’ ban

Hooo boy, this was not an article I really expected to write this week. So, by now everyone's surely seen the news that Blizzard...
I do crimes.

Australian police are investigating crimes linked to an Overwatch esports team

The obvious old joke to be made was that if esports were real sports, they'd be linked to organized crime. Alas, the joke no longer...
I got your thing.

Fight or Kite: Guild Wars 2 PvP – where good intentions and stubbornness meet

Earlier this month, Guild Wars 2 Game Director Mike Zadorojny had an interview with PCGamesN in which he discussed a number of items...

Not So Massively: How unrealistic expectations hobbled Heroes of the Storm

I find myself in the odd position of feeling compelled to both defend and criticize Heroes of the Storm. The game's taken a...

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