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Sony subsidiary Insomniac secures new policy, donations for reproductive rights

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Last week, we covered a Washington Post article that sharply criticized the gaming industry for its almost complete silence on the likely overturn of...
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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...

MMO Business Roundup: Nexon, Roblox, and EA’s latest financials

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Welcome back to a fresh roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business and industry news, today all of the financial report variety. Roblox Roblox's revenue reports have...

WAPO calls out gaming industry for lack of support for reproductive health as workers strike

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The Washington Post has a new article out this week ripping into the gaming industry for its "silence" on the likely overturn of Roe...

EVE Fanfest 2022: All the major EVE Online announcements from Fanfest

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It's safe to say that EVE Fanfest 2022 was very much a social event first and a game event second, with fewer concrete announcements...

Microsoft’s planned games streaming TV device could arrive in the next 12 months

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Companies really want people to be able to stream games from the cloud to a television, but where Stadia ultimately failed, Microsoft believes it...

EVE Fanfest 2022: EVE Online puts spreadsheets in your spreadsheets

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While EVE Online's nickname of "spreadsheets in space" was intended as a joke, the developers behind the game are really leaning into it. CEO...

New York City just lodged a new lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard

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A new lawsuit filed in Delaware by multiple New York City retirement and pension funds alleges in court something that's seemed like an open...

Activision-Blizzard wants shareholders to vote against making the company release public abuse reports

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The Activision-Blizzard annual shareholders meeting is coming soon, and several proposals are up for voting. Among those proposals is a required report that outlines...
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CWA says Activision-Blizzard management threatened workers for discussing labor rights

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If a complaint filed to the National Labor Relations Board has any merit, the management of Activision-Blizzard has been working behind the scenes as...

Free Realms would’ve turned 13 years old this week if it were still alive

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If you were around the MMO genre back in 2009, you might remember when SOE launched Free Realms, a cutesy kid-centric MMORPG that was...
The audience is not amused.

ABK shareholders approve Microsoft buyout, World of Warcraft gets new executive producer

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We've got some hefty Activision Blizzard news for you today, so buckle up and let's go for a ride. Shareholders approve Microsoft buyout: On our...
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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...

Activision-Blizzard’s Raven Software gets green light to vote for a union by National Labor Relations Board

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This past Friday saw a major step forward for the QA workers of Activision-Blizzard studio Raven Software, as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)...

Microsoft reportedly considering placing advertisements in free-to-play Xbox titles

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How does a free-to-play game make its money? In an ideal, sunny, happy world, it would sell cosmetics or expansions and continue to generate...

World of Warcraft’s next expansion is called Dragonflight, WoW Classic Wrath launches this year

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(We're updating with the big announcements at the end of this post.) Today's the day, folks: As promised, Blizzard will be taking the wraps off...

Activision-Blizzard tells the SEC it hasn’t yet negotiated Kotick’s future with Microsoft

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While it's all but assured that if the Microsoft acquisition of Activision-Blizzard goes through, CEO Bobby Kotick will get to flutter away on 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,...
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Activision-Blizzard promotes over a thousand QA testers and bumps their pay – but not the ones unionizing

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Last night, Activision-Blizzard announced that it is converting 1100 quality assurance testers from contract work to full-time with pay starting at a minimum of...

The MOP Up: Space Punks’ F2P open beta is coming

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Looking to blow off some steam with oversized futuristic weapons and no qualms? Get thee to Space Punks as the looter shooter moves into...

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