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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...

Despite BlizzCon apology, Blizzard stands behind ‘Hong Kong liberation’ suspensions

In case you missed it, BlizzCon's World of Warcraft Q&A session this afternoon was peppered with a few vocal protesters who both wore...
In a world of human wreckage.

BlizzCon 2019: World of Warcraft Q&A liveblog

The thing about World of Warcraft Q&As at BlizzCon is that they're always some flavor of a mess, even when there are...

BlizzCon 2019: Here’s how World of Warcraft is streamlining its leveling process

At BlizzCon today, the World of Warcraft team beat loud and often on the drum of choice during the Shadowlands panel, promising...

BlizzCon 2019: World of Warcraft Shadowlands deep-dive panel liveblog

Updates! Improvements! Theoretically making people less upset about still being knee-deep in Battle for Azeroth! The World of Warcraft update panel at BlizzCon day...

BlizzCon 2019: Overwatch 2’s progression system allows for customizable playstyles

Don't fall too much in love with the new PvE story missions that are coming with Overwatch 2 because then you'd miss out on...

BlizzCon 2019: World of Warcraft Shadowlands’ Covenants explained

World of Warcraft's Shadowlands expansion might not have been a total surprise when it was announced, but some of its features (as listed...
Oh my.

BlizzCon 2019: Here’s Blizzard’s apology for its Hearthstone esports disaster

Blizzard's Hearthstone Hong Kong fiasco was very much on our minds this morning as the Massively OP team prepared for BlizzCon, and we...

BlizzCon 2019: Overwatch 2 panel liveblog

We're liveblogging from BlizzCon once again! Starting at 4:30 p.m. EDT, we're getting the second of a total of six "coming soon" panels...
AC/DC in the background.

BlizzCon 2019: Overwatch 2 angles toward PvE with co-op missions and hero leveling

It's the next evolution of Overwatch, and it's going to rock your trigger-happy world. At BlizzCon, the rumored Overwatch 2 was confirmed...

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