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QA workers at Diablo IV studio unanimously vote to form a union

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Activision-Blizzard has once more been thwarted in its efforts to stop workers at one of its studios from forming a union. After fighting through months...
Hey. I got a ball.

End-of-Year Eleven: The Biggest MMO Surprises of 2022

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All right, 2022, you are officially no longer allowed to surprise us any more because we're doing the end-of-year thing now and that means...

Blizzard addresses World of Warcraft Dragonflight bugs and raid release timing

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Now that World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is out in the wild, it might be helpful for players to have a collated pile of informational...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 398: Much ado about pie

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW Dragonflight, the FTC challenge, Albion's Beyond the Veil and sub price increase, Camelot Unchained's new funding, ZeniMax's secret MMO, and Guild Wars 2's inventory, with adventures in LOTRO and New World, plus a mailbag topic on gaming mice.
Popcorn appropriately.

Microsoft to concede Call of Duty to Sony for 10 years to stave off UK government’s halt of ActiBlizz buyout

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Over the past couple of months, the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been putting Microsoft's buyout of Activision-Blizzard under a microscope, with...

Diablo Immortal’s latest update launches its seventh battle pass and merges multiple servers

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If your dream has been to wander the maps of Diablo Immortal dressed up like a stone statue, then this week's update is ready...
Among all the many, many ways you are terrible.

The FTC might challenge Microsoft-Activision Blizzard acquisition

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Despite what Bobby Kotick tells you on the down low, the impending $67.8B Microsoft takeover of Activision Blizzard may not be on track to...

Diablo Immortal’s next update brings another round of server merges, more events, and its next battle pass

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Tomorrow, November 23rd, is bringing a new update to the multiplayer ARPG Diablo Immortal, and with it there will be a second round of...

Overwatch 2 promotes its first mythic skin while reducing legacy skin prices for former players

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Dressing up your favorite Overwatch 2 character in shiny skins is likely what makes most players spend their money, and Blizzard is hoping that...
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European Union’s executive arm begins investigating the Microsoft-ActiBlizz buyout

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The mega-deal for Microsoft to buy up Activision-Blizzard is once again under a major microscope. The European Commission, the executive arm of the 27-nation...
We're still here, yes.

Activision-Blizzard Q3 2022: Blizzard MAUs and revenues are up as NetEase dispute looms on the horizon

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Welcome back to our trimonthly coverage of Activision-Blizzard's quarterly financials. As of this afternoon, we have Q3's results, comprising July, August, and September 2022....

Rumor: Diablo IV could release in April 2023, with pre-orders available during The Game Awards 2022

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When can players expect to wander the darkity-dark of Diablo IV? Sometime in the first portion of 2023 if some rumors are to be...

Overwatch 2’s newest tank character Ramattra arrives along with season two on December 6

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During the grand finals event of the Overwatch League, the shooter unveiled the next character that's coming to Overwatch 2: The omnic Ramattra, who...
Wrong dragon, right flighting.

World of Warcraft’s freebie Feldrake mount causes fan outrage as Dragonflight’s dungeons are previewed

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Normally a Twitch drop item isn't something we'd call headline news, even if that drop comes from the 500-pound gorilla that is World of...

Former ArenaNet co-founder Jeff Strain opens second game studio called Crop Circle Games

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At this point it seems like Jeff Strain, one of the former co-founders of Guild Wars ArenaNet, is really eager to launch all of...

UK regulatory body puts out a call for public evidence and opinions on the Microsoft Activision-Blizzard buyout

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The ongoing scrutiny of Microsoft's enormous purchase of Activision-Blizzard by the UK's Competition and Markets Authority has entered its next phase. The CMA has...

Microsoft lays off nearly 1,000 employees across the entire company, including at its Xbox division

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Much of the discussion around Microsoft is unsurprisingly focused on its attempt to buy up all of Activision-Blizzard to the tune of $70 billion,...

UK government argues that Microsoft has incentives to block Sony’s access to Call of Duty

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The big money acquisition of Activision-Blizzard by Microsoft has been running afoul of the UK government for the better part of a month now,...

SEC filing shows the millions Sony and Microsoft paid for ARK Survival Evolved to be on their game passes

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The old adage goes that you have to spend money to make money, and that's generally an assumed cost that Sony and Microsoft have...

China celebrates the launch of WoW’s Wrath Classic with a dazzling drone light show

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No matter how excited you may have been for the launch of World of Warcraft Classic's Wrath of the Lich King expansion (assuming you...

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