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RuneScape studio Jagex finally confirms it was sold for $530M to a new ‘global asset management company’

Over the course of 2019, we covered the news that RuneScape developer Jagex was being put up for sale by the Chinese holding...

Animal Crossing New Horizons pulled from China after in-game protests, players create security for trading

While Animal Crossing New Horizons wouldn't normally be on our radar on a regular basis, there has been enough shenanigans coming from the...

The Game Archaeologist: Shenmue Online

If you ever stumble across a Dreamcast enthusiast -- and believe me, they are everywhere -- on the forefront of their diatribe about how...

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...

Leaderboard: Four months after the Blitzchung Hong Kong mess, are you still boycotting Blizzard?

MOP reader Pepperzine recently dropped us an email about Blizzard that we've put off until today very intentionally. Why? Because tomorrow, Activision-Blizzard releases its...
You know who is what here.

Blitzchung: No regrets for speaking up for Hong Kong despite Hearthstone suspension

Chung Ng Wai, better known as Blitzchung, took a big risk when he spoke out in support of Hong Kong on an official Hearthstone...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio had the best communication in 2019?

I am in the weird position lately of finding that my favorite live MMOs are not necessarily made by my favorite studios. I find...

Tales of Wind releases on PC, announces several updates and a server merge

Tales of Wind has been pretty busy over the past few days. Not only has it released on PC last week, it has...

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO news stories of 2019

When we sit back to look at the biggest headlines of the year, we don't have to look far. These are the stories that...

Activision-Blizzard’s Bobby Kotick downplays the role of politics in games

Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick clearly doesn't fear the Blizzard boycott that is still technically ongoing following Blizzard's October decision to penalize a...

Overwatch’s Jeff Kaplan thinks Blizzard’s Blitzchung punishment was too harsh

Last week, it was players, game industry leaders, and congress against Blizzard in the matter of Hearthstone player Blitzchung's sentencing over pro-Hong Kong...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst of BlizzCon 2019

BlizzCon 2019 is behind us, finally, and we're winding down our coverage and trying to put a capstone on the experience. In this...

Activision-Blizzard’s Q3 2019 revenues sink for the third quarter in a row

Activision-Blizzard has not had the best year. In February, the company saw record-high revenues and promptly laid off 800 employees, leading to widespread...

Riot swears its Legends of Runeterra CCG won’t be pay-to-win

It's easy to assume that Legends of Runeterra, the digital CCG from the League of Legends universe, would be just chock-full of "surprise...
Oh my.

Vague Patch Notes: Ethics, PR stunts, and the BlizzCon apology

Are you all really tired of talking about ethics and Blizzard in the same sentence? I am too, but a large part of that...

BlizzCon protesters remain unmoved by Blizzard apology as industry groups propose unified esports principles

If anyone was curious, no, many of the folks who protested BlizzCon live and in the flesh were not swayed by Blizzard President...

Even some Hearthstone devs thought Blizzard overreacted in the Hearthstone fiasco

I'm willing to bet most people here had never heard of Blitzchung until a month ago when Blizzard and its compilation of allied companies...
Wait... didn't we win?

BlizzCon 2019: When Blizzard prayed for rain and got a drizzle

So we all knew that this year's BlizzCon needed to be bigger than last year's BlizzCon. That was, on one level, not...
Can I come out yet?

BlizzCon 2019: Why World of Warcraft: Shadowlands isn’t adding a new class

If you were wondering why World of Warcraft wasn't adding a new class with its upcoming Shadowlands expansion, you are definitely not...
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BlizzCon 2019: Diablo 4 promises no real money auction house and regular content updates

In the minds of many, Diablo III got a lot of things wrong. Whether it's the anemic update cadence, the decision to use...

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