Not a great sign.

Activision-Blizzard’s diversity and inclusion goals are out of sync with its corporate action

Activision-Blizzard has released a full-year review of its diversity, equity, and inclusion stats for 2022 this week, and the first thing readers will notice...
Popcorn appropriately.

Antitrust lawsuit filed by gamers against Microsoft is tossed, but lawyers say they’ll resubmit

During the latter half of December, we reported on an antitrust lawsuit filed by gamers against Microsoft. The suit argued that Microsoft's buyout of...
Among all the many, many ways you are terrible.

A Better ABK calls out Blizzard’s end of remote work as ‘wholly unnecessary’ and another union busting tactic

Back in February, Blizzard held a meeting that, among other things, confirmed a mandated return to office work and an end of remote work....
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Minecraft console dev studio argues buyout of Activision-Blizzard is ‘a natural evolution of the industry’

Responses to findings by the UK's Competition and Markets Authority to Microsoft's buyout of Activision-Blizzard are continuing to be revealed, following the paranoid scenarios...

Hearthstone strikes up the band and readies concert goodness in April’s Festival of Legends expansion

What happens when you mix a battle of the bands with a digital CCG? We're all going to find out when Hearthstone releases its...

Diablo IV adds additional details regarding PC specs, early download timing, and beta content

As the beta tests for Diablo IV loom large, Blizzard has made yet another update to its initial beta announcement to share additional details...

Activision-Blizzard exec calls out Sony’s Jim Ryan for charade over Call of Duty

You might think that Microsoft would be content to just sit back and let Sony impale itself on the sharp edge of its own...

E3 2023 unveils plans for a week-long series of digital pre-event showcases starting June 11

Most gamers are now familiar that E3 is coming back this June in two flavors - one for industry pros, press, and influencers, and...

Sony legal docs suggest hypothetical ways Microsoft could hurt Call of Duty on PlayStation consoles

There are plenty of tinfoil-y ways that people can paint Microsoft as a mustache-twirling villain, but those can be mostly associated with Redditor ramblings...

The FTC grants Microsoft’s request for Sony docs as leaks say the EU will approve ABK merger

Remember back when Sony accused Microsoft of "harassment" for requesting internal documents from Sony that would aid Microsoft in defending its Activision-Blizzard merger before...

Halo Infinite showcases new weapons, maps, and cosmetics awaiting in March 7’s Season 3

For those who answered Microsoft's question of whether you're done playing Halo Infinite with a "no but some new content would be pretty dope,"...

Diablo IV discusses the focus, timing, and extra details of its upcoming March beta tests

We already know that the month of March means two beta tests for Diablo IV, but before those test phases can begin, the devs...

Meet Pax Dei, a well-funded open-world social sandbox built to ‘true MMO scale’

Back in 2021, we caught wind of a new Microsoft-backed MMO called Pax Dei from studio Mainframe Industries, which had been busy raising huge...

Microsoft strikes deal to put Activision games on NVIDIA GeForce Now

Nintendo was not the only video game corporation striking big deals with Microsoft yesterday: Microsoft is also teaming up with NVIDIA to put Activision...
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CWA asks European Commission to allow buyout of Activision-Blizzard and a ‘clear path to collective bargaining’

The multi-billion dollar buyout of Activision-Blizzard by Microsoft is going to undoubtedly make waves across the games industry, game platforms, and game developers. It's...

Microsoft and Nintendo ink deal to put Call of Duty on Nintendo consoles for the next decade

Well here's another nudge from Microsoft in its efforts to buy up Activision-Blizzard: As international regulators debate the merger, Microsoft inked a deal with...

Hearthstone adjusts the armor of Battlegrounds heroes and applies a list of bug fixes

Armor is important when you're going into a battlefield, so those who enjoy playing the Battlegrounds mode of Hearthstone will likely want to pay...
Nothing to give.

The MOP Up: New World brings a couple together in the name of love and conquest

A couple that met and fell in love while playing New World was invited by Amazon to share some tips about how to engage...
Ogre, without layers

Design Mockument: In which we do not design World of Warcraft 2

Over the course of my professional writing career on this site and that site we used to run before AOL screwed us all over,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 409: All aboard the Tyria train

Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2's new roadmap, Blizzard's financials, the latest Microsoft ABK drama, and earthquake relief, with adventures in LOTRO and GW2, plus mailbag topics on Gloria Victis and our failed MMO character concepts.