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Hearthstone class action lawsuit targets ‘deceitful’ marketing practices

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Behind the jaunty art designs and goofy voice quips of Hearthstone lies another headache-in-the-making for Blizzard Entertainment. Polygon reports that the studio is getting...

MMO Business Roundup: China’s gaming crackdown, NetEase Connect, Wild Rift plagiarism, and Valve’s anti-trust lawsuit

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business and industry news. China: The Chinese government is continuing to widen its long-running crackdown on...

Gravity is apparently cracking down on Ragnarok’s rogue server community

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The Ragnarok Online rogue server community is in uproar this week as Ragnarok's Korean developer and publisher, Gravity Co., has filed at least one...

New York City just lodged a new lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard

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A new lawsuit filed in Delaware by multiple New York City retirement and pension funds alleges in court something that's seemed like an open...
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CWA says Activision-Blizzard management threatened workers for discussing labor rights

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If a complaint filed to the National Labor Relations Board has any merit, the management of Activision-Blizzard has been working behind the scenes as...
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ABK shareholders approve Microsoft buyout, World of Warcraft gets new executive producer

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We've got some hefty Activision Blizzard news for you today, so buckle up and let's go for a ride. Shareholders approve Microsoft buyout: On our...
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Activision-Blizzard Q1 2022: Revenues plummet, Blizzard loses another 2M players

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Welcome back to our regular coverage of Activision-Blizzard's quarterly financials. As of this morning, we have Q1's results, comprising January, February, and March 2022, a...

DFEH attorney accuses California governor of interfering in the Activision-Blizzard lawsuit

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The Activision-Blizzard scandal just keeps on scandaling - and drawing more people and agencies into its ugly orbit. Bloomberg has a piece up today...

MMO Business Roundup: China’s freeze, ABK’s new diversity officer, and Sony and Epic’s metaverse

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. China has ended its latest gaming-approval freeze after nine months of regulators locking out...

Myth of Empires opens a server with no building decay and lands on the Humble Bundle store

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Angela Game appears to be hard set on operating the survival sandbox Myth of Empires as if there's no ongoing legal issues happening whatsoever,...
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Don’t worry, Apple, Roblox likes you instead of Epic in the appeals process

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So back when Epic appealed against the ruling in the Epic vs. Apple case - you know, the case that you thought was over...
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Activision-Blizzard’s $18M settlement with the EEOC is officially finalized

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Yesterday saw the long fight among the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and Activision-Blizzard over an $18M...

Bungie files a lawsuit against 10 people allegedly responsible for recent DMCA video strikes

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Last week there were reports that fans of Destiny and even developer Bungie itself were on the receiving end of DMCA-led video takedowns. At...

Apple seeks to throw out Epic’s appeal of anti-trust lawsuit, and the case may not be heard until next year

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Oh you thought this story was over? Oh, my sweet summer child; you don't have two kaiju-sized corporations have the legal equivalent of a...

Another worker lodges a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard

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The lawsuits continue to pile up around Activision-Blizzard. Readers will recall that back in December, an Activision-Blizzard worker identified as Christine held a press...

Myth of Empires plans fast-progression season servers for April

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Myth of Empires isn't letting that whole copyright infringement lawsuit get in the way of game development, oh no: Over the weekend, Angela Game...

One Shots: My best buddy and me

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One of the best parts of MMORPGs is when you make good friends while online. Of course, those are supposed to be human friends...

Ubisoft is investigating last week’s cyberattack – no player data exposed

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If you're an Ubisoft game player, you probably got an email this week informing you that the company was resetting your password. Don't panic;...

Dutch court says EA lockboxes didn’t violate region’s gambling law, reels back €10M fine from 2019

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It's been some time since the furor over lockboxes and international gambling laws came to light, so let's review: Gambling authorities from the Netherlands...
Mad fake mode.

Blizzard’s new diversity lead assures fans of progress on inclusion, worker safety, and accountability

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With today being International Women's Day, Blizzard saw fit to grant a spotlight to one of its top women, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I)...

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