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WoW Factor: Brian Birmingham’s ousting and the ever-deepening rot at Blizzard

Talking about this company is always so exhausting, but let's do a quick recap: Brian Birmingham was, up until recently, one of the top...

Survival MMO The Day Before is abruptly delayed to November over an apparent trademark dispute

Just a few days ago, we refreshed your memory on The Day Before, a survival MMO that was supposed to be releasing raw gameplay...

Roblox CEO celebrates 2022’s 56M daily global users and investments in AI-powered ‘safety and civility’

Roblox is choosing to look back at last year with a very selective lens. Founder and CEO David Baszucki penned a letter that proudly...

Neopets faces a potential class action lawsuit over last year’s massive user data security breach

Neopets doesn't get a whole lot of coverage here on MOP, but it earned headlines for all the wrong reasons last year when over...
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Class action law firm probes Diablo Immortal over false advertising claims

This is a story about a gem in Diablo Immortal known as the Blessing of the Worthy, an item that could only be found...

Microsoft buyout faces pushback from the UK as Google and Nvidia express concerns about the deal to the FTC

The billion-dollar buyout of Activision-Blizzard from Microsoft was likely never going to be a smooth transaction, but we suspect all parties involved weren't expecting...

Chronicles of Elyria boss insists Kingdoms of Elyria: Settlements will ship in 2023 in spite of lawsuit appeal

Chronicles of Elyria made our list of the biggest MMO crowdfunding stories of 2022, but unfortunately not for good reasons. The lawsuit that the game's...

Microsoft buys a fluffy ad that talks up CWA unions and tries to smooth things over with the FTC

You could assume that Microsoft's PR department is working extra hard after the company raged in legalese at the Federal Trade Commission when you...
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Cyberpunk 2077 class action lawsuit is finally settled for $1.85M

Remember when Cyberpunk 2077 was poised to be the next huge thing in CRPGs? And then all it seemed to do was give Keanu...
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Microsoft walks back constitutional rights complaints in re-filed response to FTC antitrust lawsuit

Microsoft caused plenty of eye rolling and head shaking when it filed its response to the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust lawsuit, claiming among other...

FTC lawsuit against Microsoft enters pre-trial hearings today while the merger is approved in Chile

The antitrust lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission against Microsoft is taking its first plodding steps forward. A judge confirmed last week that...

Microsoft claims the FTC’s antitrust lawsuit violates its fifth amendment rights

The beginning of this month saw Microsoft's big money buyout of Activision-Blizzard hit a US federal government-level snag when the FTC filed an antitrust...

Gamers file lawsuit to stop Microsoft’s buyout of Activision-Blizzard over monopoly concerns

The multi-billion dollar purchase of Activision-Blizzard by Microsoft has run into another stern legal challenge, but this time it isn't coming from the Federal...
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FTC orders Epic Games to pay $520M for privacy violations and deceptive ‘dark patterns’ in Fortnite

Epic Games has just received a walloping from the US Federal Trade Commission in the form of two massive payout settlements for violating the...

Riot Games takes NetEase to court over an alleged mobile Valorant-lookalike

Chinese gaming giant NetEase is facing down a legal challenge from Riot Games over a mobile title that, according to Riot's lawsuit, bears more...

Activision-Blizzard’s new lawsuit is another attack on the state agency pursuing it for discrimination and harassment

Activision-Blizzard has filed a lawsuit against California's Civil Rights Department (fka the DFEH) alleging that the agency "slow-walked" and "unlawfully redacted" documents the company...

New report on crunch at Diablo IV’s Blizzard Albany casts doubt on June 6, 2023, early access date

The Washington Post released a new expose of Diablo IV's Blizzard Albany yesterday afternoon, in which workers are skeptical about the June 6th early...
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Microsoft to concede Call of Duty to Sony for 10 years to stave off UK government’s halt of ActiBlizz buyout

Over the past couple of months, the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been putting Microsoft's buyout of Activision-Blizzard under a microscope, with...
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The FTC might challenge Microsoft-Activision Blizzard acquisition

Despite what Bobby Kotick tells you on the down low, the impending $67.8B Microsoft takeover of Activision Blizzard may not be on track to...

Riot’s lawsuit against League of Legends copycat is tossed, Legends of Runeterra previews 2023

We have a pair of headlines coming out of Riot Games in this story. We'll start off with the latest on a May lawsuit...