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COVID-19 roundup: Game platforms, pandemic sales, and the potential for a digital Gamescom

I think it's high time I took over one of these coronavirus roundup stories, wouldn't you agree? So allow me to offer yet another...

COVID-19 roundup: #PlayApartTogether, Blade & Soul perks, and Twitch Aid’s $2.7M charity raise

Welcome back to another quick roundup of pandemic-related MMO and gaming news. We'll start with the big one: The World Health Organization, which made...

Not So Massively: StarCraft II has quietly become Blizzard’s best-managed property

While I do think the studio's actions at BlizzCon are encouraging, it still feels weird heaping praise on Blizzard right now. But...

Former Blizzard, Twitch, and Riot bosses pour money into Rally Cry esports

Following the exit of Mike Morhaime from Blizzard Entertainment last year - in a year when Blizzard found multiple ways to light itself...
Haha whoops.

Coronavirus roundup: Blizzard, free APB Reloaded, EA esports, HPWU, and how your PC can help humans win

Feel pretty surreal to be reporting on a global crisis like the coronavirus in our indie pages here on MOP, but it affects everyone...

Coronavirus leads to E3’s cancellation, plus SMITE and Pokemon Go postpone events

Update: The ESA has now made it official. We've included the press release at the end of this article. If you thought it was strange...
I blew things up!

Coronavirus concerns cancel SXSW, Minecraft Festival, and several FIFA 20 and Apex Legends esports events

The spreading novel coronavirus aka COVID-19 has once more seen a number of gaming-related events cancelled or otherwise postponed. First off is the collective...

CSGO esports set a new online viewership record thanks to quarantine

While the final competition of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2020 didn't exactly draw a huge physical crowd owing to a...
Less than punchy.

Rumor: Riot’s ‘Project A’ CSGO-clone is probably called Valorant

You guys ever notice how every time there's a bad headline about the Riot lawsuits, there's a new Riot leak? Probably total coincidence....
Fair fights.

CCP Games just canceled April’s EVE Fanfest over coronavirus concerns

Yesterday, we wrote about ongoing discussions in the EVE Online community about the safety and wisdom in attending EVE Fanfest, then set...

SMITE discusses changes coming to its seventh esports season, previews Loki rework

SMITE esports has been going strong for six seasons now, and season seven is looking to make a number of changes to schedules,...
Yip?

Massively Overthinking: How essential are hardcore gamers to an MMO’s health?

Last week, there was a positively eyebrow-raising thread on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit that tied neatly into the overall MMORPG meta discussion...

Interview: Pearl Abyss on Shadow Arena’s Black Desert origins, esports, audience, and more

Along with battle royale fans and Black Desert players, we've been keeping an eye on Pearl Abyss' Shadow Arena, the one-time battle...

Activision-Blizzard’s Q4 2019 revenues are down YoY for the fourth straight quarter

So here we are in 2020, looking back at the last quarter of 2019 for Blizzard. Nothing big happened or anything, just a massive...

Overwatch details competitive hero pools and experimental test modes

Your friend Jeff from the Overwatch team is here with a new video on the game's development - the current game, not just...
And chill.

Blizzard’s Overwatch League matches in China are on hold for two months for the coronavirus

For whatever other issues Blizzard is having right now, it can't be said that the studio isn't paying close attention to potential viral outbreaks...

Kentucky high school athletic commission bans Fortnite from high school esports competition

The Kentucky High School Athletics Association (KHSAA) has officially called for the removal of Fortnite from high school esports competition, expressing concern at...
It lurks.

League of Legends Chinese pro esports league suspends events over spreading coronavirus

If you've somehow missed all the news about the growing coronavirus epidemic, we'll forgive you - it's been a wild news week in the...

MMO Business Roundup: Guild Wars’ art book, Day of Dragons drama, Red Dead hackers, FogBank layoffs, and more

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Guild Wars' art book: If you happened to read our swag guide ahead...

EVE Online spools up the hype for EVE Fanfest 2020

It's nearly time to "party at the top of the world" as EVE Online puts it. EVE Fanfest 2020, probably the greatest time...

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