mike morhaime

Perfect Ten: My memories from the 2004 World of Warcraft launch

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Back in November of 2004, I was a wide-eyed 28-year-old bachelor who had just met his future wife and was generally leery about MMOs...
Pie, meet sky.

Lightforge Games raises $15 million in funding for development of a social RPG project

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So what is Lightforge Games actually building right now? The answer is that we don't actually know, but we do know that the company has...

The Game Archaeologist: The Blizzard Real ID fiasco of 2010

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As we come off a year when Blizzard Entertainment's seedy underbelly of scandals and coverups was exposed, I thought it might be worth risking...

Mainframe Industries’ cross-platform cloud-powered MMO raises over $22M in series B funding

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Let's open this up with a bit of a history lesson: Back in October 2019, some former vets of CCP Games, Remedy, and Next...

World of Warcraft continues to clean up its act with surgical replacements to characters and quests

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We have been watching with some degree of fascination the Great World of Warcraft Purge of '21 that's come in the wake of Blizzard's...
Over and over.

New exposé reveals still more layers of sexual harassment and discrimination at Blizzard

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Bloomberg has yet another piece up on the ongoing Activision-Blizzard sexual harassment and discrimination scandal, this one interviewing "more than 50 current and former...

Activision-Blizzard Q2 2021: Activision revenues are up, Blizzard MAUs are down amid sexism scandal

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Back in May, we got quite a bit of unexpected attention here at MassivelyOP as the headline for our coverage of Activision-Blizzard's Q1 2021...
You think you're so smart.

Blizzard’s sexism scandal continues, 2500 devs sign letter condemning Acti-Blizz response

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It's now been a week since California filed a brutal discrimination and harassment lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard following a two-year investigation. Last week and over...
WoW

Chris Metzen offers apology for Blizzard’s culture of ‘harassment, inequality, and indifference’

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Perhaps having seen how badly Mike Morhaime's apology to the women of Blizzard backfired, Chris Metzen took the better part of an extra day...
El barfo.

Mike Morhaime to female Blizzard workers: ‘I am extremely sorry that I failed you’

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In response to the situation surrounding the explosive California state lawsuit alleging systemic sexual harassment and discrimination at Activision-Blizzard, former president Mike Morhaime posted...
Yes, it's really weird to talk about Warlords in the context of a success, for me as much as you.

New Blizzard analysis chronicles the studio’s five-year decline and developer exodus

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The slow decline of Blizzard has been exhaustively covered over the last couple of years, but sometimes, it's more jolting to see it all...
Pie, meet sky.

Mike Morhaime’s new company teams up with other ex-Blizzard studios for mutual support

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The story of Blizzard's most notable leaders doesn't end the moment they walk out of that studio's doors forever. For example, former Blizz president...
We're not friends, right? Good.

Omar Gonzalez, a chief architect of World of Warcraft Classic, has departed Blizzard for Dreamhaven

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If you're a fan of WoW Classic, you have Omar Gonzalez to thank for it. You may not have known about that, but it's true;...

MMO Business Roundup: Morhaime is back with Dreamhaven, plus NCsoft’s parking lot and Epic’s Manticore ambitions

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of video game industry news relevant to MMOs and MMO fans! The Morhaimes: When Mike Morhaime announced he was...
I was never really here.

Former World of Warcraft developer Ghostcrawler weighs in on Mike Morhaime’s ‘social glue’ discussion

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So you remember Mike Morhaime's kind of nonsensical comments that treated "social" as the equivalent to "forced grouping" from a couple days ago, yes?...

Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime laments World of Warcraft’s social unraveling

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Do you miss Blizzard's Mike Morhaime, yet? You just might after watching a new interview in which the previous president of the company took...

Former Blizzard, Twitch, and Riot bosses pour money into Rally Cry esports

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Following the exit of Mike Morhaime from Blizzard Entertainment last year - in a year when Blizzard found multiple ways to light itself on...

MMO Business Roundup: Amazon, gaming toxicity research, Blizzard’s court victory, and why people love Mike Morhaime

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Business business business! We're back for another speedy Friday afternoon roundup of some MMO and games industry business news. Amazon's next big thing We're not sure...
Among all the many, many ways you are terrible.

Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce departs the studio

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When Blizzard Entertainment was created in 1991, three men were at the center of this new venture: Michael Morhaime, Allen Adham, and Frank Pearce....

Mike Morhaime waxes nostalgic about the crunch of early Blizzard

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Do you miss Mike Morhaime? The former Blizzard president stepped off the main stage last fall as he handed the reins of the studio...

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