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Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO news stories of 2019

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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

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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 Hearthstone esports...

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

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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 statements....

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst of BlizzCon 2019

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

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

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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 condemnation....

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

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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 mechanics"...
Oh my.

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

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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

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

Even some Hearthstone devs thought Blizzard overreacted in the Hearthstone fiasco

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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...
Not that kind of prison, silly!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 pro-Hong...
In a world of human wreckage.

BlizzCon 2019: World of Warcraft Q&A liveblog

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The thing about World of Warcraft Q&As at BlizzCon is that they're always some flavor of a mess, even when there are no political...
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BlizzCon 2019: Here’s how World of Warcraft is streamlining its leveling process

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

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

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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 two is...

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

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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 something...

BlizzCon 2019: World of Warcraft Shadowlands’ Covenants explained

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

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

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

BlizzCon 2019: Overwatch 2 panel liveblog

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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 for...

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