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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce departs the studio

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

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

Mike Morhaime on why Project Titan became Overwatch: ‘It sort of never really came together’

We have a whole stack of these by now: these retrospectives from former Blizzard folks on what Project Titan could've been, had the MMO...
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Blizzard releases Safe Haven cinematic, addresses World of Warcraft’s potential beyond WoW Classic

Blizzard's keeping the pressure up this week with another new World of Warcraft release, though this one's about the live game, not WoW Classic:...

Activision Blizzard expected to slash jobs after flat sales, loss of Destiny 2

Storm clouds are gathering above Activision Blizzard, a portent of bad sales and dire predictions: The publisher is expected to cut "hundreds" of jobs this week...
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WoW Factor: No, Activision is not the reason you’re unhappy with World of Warcraft

There's a narrative that's been making the rounds for a little while now among the World of Warcraft community, buoyed a lot by the fact...

Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime will leave planned advisory role in April

Back in October, Blizzard announced that Mike Morhaime was stepping down as president of the company after 27 years working there. While World of...

The Hearthstone leads Blizz lost last year just scooped up the Marvel IP with their new studio

Blizzard had a rough year losing key figures at the company last year - heck, this week it lost its CFO to Square Inc....

Blizzard sources dish on Warcraft Go, Diablo IV, Diablo Immortal, China, and Activision’s culture shift

Kotaku has a wild article up today ahead of the holiday with input from nearly a dozen anonymous current and former Blizzard employees spilling...
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Diablo’s David Brevik lambastes Blizzard over elimination of employee profit sharing

With the Diablo franchise taking heat from players over its mobile ambitions, Diablo II creator David Brevik decided to add more fuel to the...
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Overwatch PTR changes suggest there may be a new hero inbound

Although Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan confirmed earlier this week that Blizzard will not be unveiling a new map at this year's BlizzCon, the...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 190: SWTOR Unite!

Justin and Bree discuss Mike Morhaime's exit from Blizzard, the launches of Lineage 2 Classic and MapleStory 2, Legends of Aria's early access, and Bless Online's F2P plans, plus MMO guilds, how WoW might someday end, what the #SWTORunite community effort is all about.
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Mike Morhaime steps down as Blizzard president; J Allen Brack takes over

Looks like there's a changing of the guard over at Activision Blizzard: The company just announced that World of Warcraft Executive Producer J. Allen...

Blizzard and Riot attended the International Olympic Committee’s e-sports summit this past weekend

Over the last year, we've seen a ramp-up of high-level chatter about bringing e-sports to the Olympics. Last summer the co-president of the Paris Olympic...