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Blizzard workers plan walkout over sexism scandal, WoW team addresses playerbase

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Axios is reporting that Blizzard workers have organized a walkout tomorrow to protest the company's handling of the sexual harassment and sexual discrimination lawsuit...
You think you're so smart.

Blizzard’s sexism scandal continues, 2500 devs sign letter condemning Acti-Blizz response

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It's now been a week since California filed a brutal discrimination and harassment lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard following a two-year investigation. Last week and over...
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Chris Metzen offers apology for Blizzard’s culture of ‘harassment, inequality, and indifference’

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Perhaps having seen how badly Mike Morhaime's apology to the women of Blizzard backfired, Chris Metzen took the better part of an extra day...

J Allen Brack addresses Blizzard staff over sexism scandal, Activision doubles down on deflection

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Faced with a massive sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit, Blizzard addressed the studio workers in a memo leaked last night. President J. Allen Brack doesn't admit fault or comment on the specifics of the case, but he vows no retaliation for victims, namedrops Gloria Steinem, and blasts "bro culture."
Oh gosh why.

California sues Activision-Blizzard over discrimination and sexist, toxic work culture

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Activision-Blizzard has had an abysmal couple of years, and it's about to get much worse, as the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing...
Yes, it's really weird to talk about Warlords in the context of a success, for me as much as you.

New Blizzard analysis chronicles the studio’s five-year decline and developer exodus

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The slow decline of Blizzard has been exhaustively covered over the last couple of years, but sometimes, it's more jolting to see it all...

The Game Archaeologist: Seven ways EverQuest reshaped MMO history

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To many veteran MMO players, the opening horns of EverQuest's score are enough to trigger vivid memories, violent hallucinations, and an unstoppable desire to...

LOTRO Legendarium: How to make Lord of the Rings Online Classic work

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Twice now this year we have heard from Standing Stone Games' Jeff Libby that, no, a hypothetical LOTRO Classic isn't in the works, nor...

World of Warcraft: Free BlizzCon, dev swap, and Revendreth preview

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Blizzard President J. Allen Brack posted an interesting "fireside chat" yesterday to talk about what's going on with the studio and its games in...
The fanboy mines are harder to work all the time.

The Daily Grind: What does the future of (World of) Warcraft look like?

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Usually, Activision-Blizzard investor calls are boring as heck and I wish I didn't have to sit through all the Call of Duty and Candy...

Activision-Blizzard Q3 2020: Blizzard MAUs fell to 30M as overall ActiBlizz revenues hold steady

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It's time for another round of Activision-Blizzard financials as today covers Q3 2020. It's been a weird couple of years for the company as...

Not So Massively: Reflections on Blizzard, one year after the Hong Kong fiasco

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Almost exactly a year ago, I declared that the Blizzard I loved is dead, in reaction to the Blitzchung/Hearthstone/Hong Kong fiasco. Twelve months later, that...

Activision-Blizzard Q2 2020: Year-over-year revenues are up for the first time in six quarters

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We're back with another dip into Activision-Blizzard's financials, this one Q2 2020, the first report since shareholders lambasted the company for excessive executive pay...
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World of Warcraft has its first trans character in the Shadowlands alpha and prepares the Darkmoon Faire on live

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The first canonical trans character in World of Warcraft is here in Shadowlands: Pelagos, an aspirant among the Kyrians whose mortal form was that...

J. Allen Brack says Blizzard will combat racism through donations, bans, and education

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Nobody's ever going to hold Blizzard up as a paragon of virtue, but President J. Allen Brack said that the studio is trying to...
No expression.

ActiBlizz Q1 2020: Blizzard MAUs flat at 32M, but revenue jumps ahead of Shadowlands, launching Q4

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It won't surprise you, given the current global health crisis, that a large portion of Activision-Blizzard's first quarter revenue report and conference call focused...

Desert Oasis: How Pearl Abyss can guarantee Shadow Arena succeeds

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Hands down, Shadow Arena is my favorite battle royale. But just because I've written so many glowing words of accolades for the game does...

Was J. Allen Brack right about fans not wanting WoW Classic?

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It was back in 2013 that now-Blizzard President J. Allen Brack issued his infamously condescending line of "You think you do, but you don't"...

Visions of N’Zoth boosted World of Warcraft subs, but it’s lost tons since WoW Classic’s 2019 peak

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SuperData's January 2020 games industry revenue rankings are up, with only mild shakeups since December 2019. On the PC side, Red Dead Redemption 2 dropped...

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

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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...

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