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Overwatch 2 plans to combat player toxicity and secure accounts with a ‘defense matrix’

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Wrath what? Blizzard doesn't have time to think about the immediate past when it has another launch coming right around the corner. Next week,...

Hearthstone releases its new mini-set and updates Battlegrounds and Mercenaries in latest patch

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The time for Maw and Disorder is now in Hearthstone's newest patch, which brings on the titular mini-set the CCG unveiled last week -...

Book of Travels previews train and boat enhancements coming in next update

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If you thought that Might and Delight was going to give up after launching a tiny MMO to a tiny early access population and...

Diablo II Resurrected’s PTR adds more Terror Zones and new sundered charms, confirms second ladder season’s launch date

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The public test realm of Diablo II: Resurrected is the news hub for what's coming to the ARPG (obviously), which means that an update...
Cool.

WoW Classic’s abruptly started Zombie Plague event is already over

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Last Friday night, the WoW Classic servers experienced some unexpected timing for its Scourge Invasion event, with the whole affair starting off hours ahead...

Wrath Classic servers unexpectedly experience the Scourge Invasion ahead of schedule

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In one of those "happy accidents" that Bob Ross liked to talk about, WoW Classic's servers experienced what's described by the devs as "a...

Hearthstone launches the new battlegrounds season and its wildly unpopular new monetization model

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If you thought the gnashing of teeth and brandishing of pitchforks was going to be enough to dissuade Hearthstone away from its new monetization...
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: The MMO studios that keep whiffing on new projects

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Everyone makes mistakes, and that's all right. That's not necessarily a big deal. Yes, this is true when it comes to MMO studios too....

Flameseeker Chronicles: Standout moments from 10 years of Guild Wars 2

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Time sure flies when you're slaying Elder Dragons, doesn't it? Is it really possible that it has been a decade since our characters first...

Tencent lays off over 5000 workers following Q2 revenue decline

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Chinese gaming giant Tencent has developed a gap in its business armor: The company's second quarter earnings report has posted a decline in quarterly...
Shame, shame, shame.

Richard Garriott’s NFT MMO has a website and a name: Iron and Magic

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You may remember that space tourist Richard Garriott, fresh off the utter collapse of Shroud of the Avatar, had threatened us all with another...

World of Warcraft’s Darkmoon Faire is now available to players once more

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Fans of the Darkmoon Faire in World of Warcraft who have been waiting for its gates to open have some good news: The park...

Tencent seeks larger stake in Ubisoft, Unity considers Chinese spinoff

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China continues its wrangling of the western gaming industry with moves on both Ubisoft and Unity. Reuters reported yesterday that Tencent is attempting to increase...

Activision-Blizzard Q2 2022: More revenue dips for WoW, ABK, and Blizzard in spite of Diablo Immortal

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Welcome back to our regular coverage of Activision-Blizzard's quarterly financials. As of this afternoon, we have Q2's results, comprising April, May, and June 2022; let's...

Gamigo director and producer moves to new position at co-development studio Lost Boys Interactive

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Gamigo has seen one of its executive-level staffers shift to a different company entirely: Matthew Pettit, who was part of Gamigo's Austin, Texas office...
Oh no still Blizzard.

Overwatch esports teams protest a mid-match rules change by not playing each other on-air

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Recent action in the Overwatch European Contenders Summer Series was spicy, but not for the reasons one might expect out of an esports competition,...

Guild Wars 2’s ArenaNet posts hiring ad for yet another unannounced project

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Veteran MMORPG players probably already knew that Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet is working on at least one unannounced project, but we've had a...
No, you can't ride yourself, Alexstraza.

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight moves into third alpha phase, makes barber free forever

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World of Warcraft shifted into the third alpha test phase for Dragonflight yesterday with plenty of additional features and content added into the mix. This...

It’s been exactly one year since Activision-Blizzard’s sexual discrimination and harassment scandal broke out

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One year ago today, I was puttering around in the evening, probably playing video games, when our tipbox exploded with the news that a...

Book of Travels opens new beta environment to test engine and performance upgrades

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Longtime fans of MOP will recall that Book of Travels is a game many of our writers and readers were intrigued by: It's a...

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