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TERA 2 rumors resurface thanks to rediscovered character renders and a Project EXA interview

Even though TERA still seems to be going strong for developer Bluehole Studios, that certainly doesn't mean the studio can't keep working on...

Wandering Wraeclast: A look at Path of Exile from its humble beginnings to now

Path of Exile first came onto my radar in April 2013 when I sat down with Producer Chris Wilson and Technical Director...

Player counts for survival sandbox Rend have hit severely anemic levels

The multiplayer survival sandbox Rend pretty much depends on lots of people being active at any given time, what with its factional structure...
Oh my.

J. Allen Brack says the Blitzchung incident ‘exposed some immaturity’ in Blizzard

It's a bit long in the tooth now with BlizzCon well behind us, but the Esports Observer published an interview with Blizzard's J....

EverQuesting: Contemplating content and communication on EverQuest II’s 15th anniversary

You've no doubt heard of the quinceañera: It's the Mesoamerican coming-of-age celebration, a giant gala commemorating a girl's move to adulthood at age...

Diablo IV lead developer confirms cosmetic microtransactions will be in the game

So, just how will Blizzard make sweet, sweet money off of Diablo IV? Expansions, surely. A cash shop, apparently. And that cash shop...

World of Warcraft adds several arcade games to the Darkmoon Faire

Wanna play a game? In a game? Yes, that's two movie references tied together, which probably should net me some extra bonus internet points...
Oh, right, this is not that long a flashback.

WoW Factor: The big questions we still have about World of Warcraft Shadowlands

Remember just yesterday when I was all like, "Let's get hyped for Shadowlands, yo!" Well, here's the thing. As much as I'm genuinely...

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...

Here’s how WoW Classic influenced the design of Shadowlands for Retail WoW

While World of Warcraft's upcoming expansion has been in the works long before the launch of this past August's WoW Classic, the...
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...
The Ablo.

Diablo IV’s developers are hoping to get crossplay working for the upcoming Blizzard title

You may or may not think that Diablo IV is going in the right direction overall (our Not So Massively columnist isn't a...

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...
Collaborate and listen.

Overwatch 2’s Jeff Kaplan opines about the demoralizing effect leaks have on a development team

All of your leaks around Overwatch 2 made Jeff Kaplan very sad. You probably already know that, since he made a point out...
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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...

VKLiooon sweeps the Hearthstone Grandmasters to become the first woman to win a global championship

Yes, a Hearthstone esports event is what put Blizzard into a humongous mess, but let's take a moment away from that for...

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...
Oh no, evidence!

Mitsubishi dropped its Blizzard esports sponsorship following the Hong Kong fiasco

Were you thinking Blizzard was going to just coast into BlizzCon as if its "international incident" hadn't gripped the whole damn industry for...

Developers from World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, and Final Fantasy XIV talk about raid design

Raids. You either find them to be the apex of MMORPG content and challenge, or liken them as the source of community gatekeeping and...

Raph Koster’s new MMORPG will reward social gameplay, not just hack-n-slash

Since announcing he is building a new MMORPG with the apparently respectably funded new Playcraft studio, Raph Koster has been doing a long...

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