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Hearthstone’s latest patch is all about buffing and nerfing cards, heroes, and minions

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It is the way of CCGs to forever chase the dragon's tail of balance, and so it goes with Hearthstone's newest patch, which is...

EA lays off up to 100 Austin support staff, Nexon says FIFA Online 4 is safe

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The split between Electronic Arts and FIFA may have resulted in more than just the end of EA-published FIFA-branded soccer games: Now EA's pushed...
Son armas para usar para herir.

Diablo III makes the Echoing Nightmare permanent, Overwatch 2 discusses support hero adjustments

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Whether you're a fan of hacking up demons in Diablo III or testing out the new PvP meta in Overwatch 2, there's some news...

Gamigo’s parent company just bought another studio a month after MMO dev layoffs

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Gamigo's parent company is continuing to buy up companies while laying off workers on Gamigo's MMORPGs: Media and Games Invest announced yesterday that it's bought...
Come on, vogue!

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...

Mike Ybarra says Blizzard isn’t ‘doing NFTs’ in spite of its play-to-earn and NFT surveys

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Now before anyone begins to get too upset, it should be made plain from the off that surveys are not full-bore announcements of features,...

Gamigo actually pushed out that RIFT update – it’s called the Budgie Carnival Celebration

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So remember how Gamigo said there was going to be a big update for RIFT in Q1, then missed the game's anniversary, then suffered...

Crowfall has kicked off a 10-day custom Dregs campaign called Wolfe

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Last week, Crowfall rolled out the prepwork for what it called "campaign configuration knobs" - essentially, tools that would allow the developers to adjust...

Crowfall’s latest patch adds significant dev config for next week’s Wolfe campaign

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Kickstarted MMORPG Crowfall has been through kind of a lot in its short life. Having launched last summer, the RvR game suffered from a...
Yeah, bye.

Overwatch elaborates on the Anniversary Remix vol. 1 event arriving April 5

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The anniversary event of Overwatch is on the horizon, but this time it's going to be a bit different. In fact, it's going to...

Gamigo says RIFT’s ‘great first update’ is still happening, still won’t acknowledge layoffs

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Readers will recall that at the top of the week, we reported the unfortunate news that Gamigo had conducted widespread layoffs from multiple MMO...

Fractured’s closed beta begins April 6 amid Gamigo’s corporate chaos

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Never mind that this information was supposed to land last week; it's here now. It's the news that Fractured Online's beta is rolling out...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 366: A blunder and a blunderbuss

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Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2's next expansion, New World's latest patch, Gamigo's layoffs, Black Desert, and Elyon, with adventures in LOTRO, DDO, GW2, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on MMO longevity and volunteerism in MMOs.

Gamigo has suffered yet another round of layoffs, including some RIFT and Trove staff

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We've got more bad news for fans of RIFT and Gamigo's other MMOs: RIFT's community manager, CM Vilya, announced on Discord Friday that she...

Diablo II Resurrected delays update 2.4 due to ‘showstopper’ bugs, Overwatch 2 outlines its new ping system

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For those who are looking forward to the class balancing and competitive ladder features of Diablo II: Resurrected's update 2.4, there's some bad news:...

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...
Memory.

Overwatch 2 hypes its April 26 closed PvP beta as the Overwatch League struggles to secure sponsors

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If there's anybody out there still interested in what PvP in Overwatch 2 is going to look like, the previously announced spring beta test...
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)...
Holy arts.

Activision Blizzard’s head of esports announces departure as World of Warcraft tunes classes and sets

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Brandon Snow, who has been heading the esports division of Activision Blizzard since this past July, is moving on to greener pastures. Snow has...

SeedInvest tells Shroud of the Avatar investors that Portalarium eluded its accountability efforts

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Shroud of the Avatar has been a black mark on the MMORPG genre, Kickstarted MMOs, and genre founding father Richard Garriott for years, and...

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