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Blizzard releases Safe Haven cinematic, addresses World of Warcraft’s potential beyond WoW Classic

Blizzard's keeping the pressure up this week with another new World of Warcraft release, though this one's about the live game, not

Classic Guild Wars just got another update for its 14th anniversary

Happy birthday, Guild Wars! Yep, the classic MMO-but-don't-call-it-an-MMO that captivated hearts when it launched back in 2005 is officially celebrating its 14th anniversary...

Guild Wars 2 just dropped its massive balance patch and War Eternal Supply Drop Requisition

Happy patch day, Guild Wars 2 players. As promised, ArenaNet has implemented a wide-ranging balancing update for multiple professions and elite...

ArenaNet says Guild Wars 2 is ‘still going strong’ and here to stay

ArenaNet's been pretty quiet, outside of Guild Wars 2 promotion, for the last two months since it was rocked by the...
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NantG says it’s handing Z1 Battle Royale back to Daybreak – it’s not sunsetting, but there were layoffs

Yesterday, we broke the news that Z1 Battle Royale looked to be in serious trouble based on developers stating publicly that they'd been...

Rumor: Z1 Battle Royale, H1Z1’s PC version, seems to be in big trouble as devs confirm layoffs

Note: We'll be updating this piece at the end with the latest, and we've also put out a second piece here with NantG's...

Guild Wars 2 staff are reorganizing into ‘fully staffed content teams’ as ArenaNet outlines future content

Guild Wars 2 has been in a bit of limbo this winter. Following mass layoffs at ArenaNet, the cancellation of two additional...

The Daily Grind: Should AAA companies expect gamers to fund esports prize pools?

The esports industry is absolutely no stranger to watcher-funded prize pools. I know this. We've watched as companies like Riot Games and Hi-Rez have...
We never claimed to be saints.

Electronic Arts lays off 350 people from multiple teams, draws down presence in Japan and Russia

EA is undergoing major layoffs today. The nicest thing we can say about them is that at least it's "only" 350 out of 9000...

The Daily Grind: What are you looking forward to the most in WoW Classic?

After all the PR mishaps and layoffs Blizzard's had since last fall's BlizzCon, I wouldn't have been too surprised to see the company delay...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Fear not this night – there is hope for Guild Wars 2’s future

The last two weeks of February were devastating to the Guild Wars 2 community. Guild Wars 2 developer

Global Chat: Parting ways with Cryptic’s Foundry

It's a sad and regrettable situation for Cryptic to be closing one of its most unique features -- and in two games, no less....

EverQuesting: EverQuest turns the big 2-0

Today is a pretty big day in Norrath: EverQuest turns the big 2-0! Impressive. Twenty years is quite an accomplishment. Even more impressive...

Guild Wars 2 player builds Super Adventure Box guild hall in tribute to designer Josh Foreman

My kid has already started pestering me about Super Adventure Box this year. It's almost April 1st. Is it open yet? Will there be...
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Valve parts ways with Artifact creator Richard Garfield in round of layoffs

Forget for one moment the horrific bleeding of Artifact's playerbase -- now the digital card game has lost its most high-profile designer. We...
Bart, stop creating a diversion!

World of Warcraft posts a survival guide for patch 8.1.5 incoming on March 12

Do you feel sufficiently prepared for the arrival of patch 8.1.5. in World of Warcraft? Complete with new allied races, new profession-based questlines,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 210: The spice must flow

Justin and Bree discuss Funcom's Dune, Anarchy Online's prog, Elder Scrolls Online's Wrathstone, Atlas' wipe, Guild Wars 2's layoffs, DDO's Sharn expansion, and Outlaws of the Old West, with adventures in Eldevin, LOTRO, Paragon Chat, Trove, and SWG; a mailbag question on finding laid-back MMOs; and a sponsored segment on Black Desert.

Guild Wars 2 drops WvW warclaw mount, Lounge, and class balance tweaks in today’s patch

Last week was surely the most disastrous in Guild Wars 2 history, and that's saying a lot given the mess that was last...
Sure, explosions are great, but have you ever looked at graphs.

EVE Online and CCP Games are losing another key developer: CCP Guard

EVE Online is losing a key dev today as Senior Community Development Lead Sveinn "CCP Guard" Kjarval announced his departure from CCP...

Daybreak is rearranging and hopefully salvaging Player Studio, its player designer program

It looks as if Daybreak has fresh plans for Player Studio, the nifty system that allowed players to create and submit in-game content...

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