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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...
laugh, then laugh again

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...
Uh...huh.

Blizzard Roundup: NetEase on Diablo Immortal’s launch, plus news on HOTS, Hearthstone, and Overwatch

MMO Culture has an interesting translated bit from the NetEase conference call last week that homes in on Diablo Immortal, the game...

Guild Wars 2 Game Director Mike Z promises ArenaNet is ‘still committed’ to Guild Wars 2 with ‘long-term plans’

In the wake of the massive ArenaNet layoffs that we've been covering since last week, Guild Wars 2 players have been...
The most positive statement about anything Daybreak-related I am likely to make all year.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 209: ArenaNet layoffs, Blizzard layoffs, and PlanetSide Arena delays

Justin and Bree discuss the Guild Wars 2 layoffs, Blizzard layoffs, PlanetSide Arena's delay, WoW's allied races, and LOTRO's expansion, with adventures in DDO, SWGL, and Trove, and mailbag letters on ethical studios, ancient MMOs, and Project Titan.
I'm alive! I promise.

Unionization group Game Workers Unite withdraws call for firing ArenaNet’s Mike O’Brien

Update: GWU has now withdrawn its call; we've updated at the end of this piece. The original article follows. If yesterday was the day...

143 ArenaNet and Guild Wars 2 devs have been laid off as fans express #LoveForArenaNet

Last week's horrific news that NCsoft and ArenaNet would be laying off a large part of the Guild Wars 2 studio and canceling...
Going under.

Two weeks after Activision Blizzard’s layoffs, its stock price is barely higher than before the layoffs

You all remember when Activision Blizzard laid off 800 employees on a year that was, on balance, a very good year for...
Kick it down the road.

MMO Business Roundup: Overpaid gaming CEOs, FTC’s lootbox workshops, and why online launches are trainwrecks

Welcome back to another MMO Business Roundup, where we check in on all your favorite flaming dumpster fires in the gaming business world. The...

The Daily Grind: So how worried are you about Guild Wars 2?

Last night's devastating news that NCsoft was forcing Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet to make major layoffs definitely shook me, even more...

Now confirmed: Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet is suffering heavy layoffs, but the game will continue

Update: The layoffs have now been confirmed, and ArenaNet has now issued a statement. We're continuing to update this article at the end. Kotaku...

Blizzard devs characterize layoffs as a ‘bloodbath’ as pro-unionization effort calls for Bobby Kotick’s resignation

A day after Activision-Blizzard announced record earnings and began laying off a reported 800 people, we're finally getting a clearer picture of the...
Definitely a nadir, then.

Heroes of the Storm devs emerge with plan to make all collection skins buyable with gems

With the threat of mass layoffs now hanging heavy over Blizzard, you might have forgotten about the doom that befell Heroes of...

Vague Patch Notes: How to recognize MMO lies from quite a long way away

One of the most consistently weird elements of covering MMOs is that there's a very simple and yet incredibly odd metric of knowing if...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 205: Dragons and other MMO rarities

Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online's Elsweyr, Breach, Nexon, ArcheAge, Pantheon, FFXIV, SWG Legends, CrossCode, and the harms of early access.

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