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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...

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...

Glassdoor marks Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime as a great boss but says the studio’s salaries are too low

If you had to go work for a major corporation, what would factor into that decision? Having a great boss might be a consideration,...

The MOP Up: Closers chooses its next character (March 4, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Could Blizzard be taking World of Warcraft or Diablo to mobile?

It's a tantalizing dream for some: A handheld version of World of Warcraft or Diablo that will no doubt spell the end...

The Game Archaeologist: Revisiting the first three months of World of Warcraft

Were you there? Many of us were. Many weren't. Either way, November 23rd, 2004 was a watershed date for the MMORPG industry and one watched...

That mobile game Blizzard has been working on? Looks like it’s an ‘MMO RTS’

This will be neither the first time nor the last time we relay again to you that Blizzard is working on some sort...

Blizzard to open an e-sports arena this fall

Everybody knows that if you are truly serious about being a legitimate force in the e-sports industry, you have to own your own arena....
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Blizzard memo indicates renewed focus on hiring diversity

Blizzard is doubling down on diversity and inclusion when it comes to its own hiring practices. That's according to a leaked internal memo from...

Blizzard promises account-wide unlocks for World of Warcraft 7.3, is working on ‘multiple’ new IPs

Not to be cowed by the other news and announcements this week, Blizzard stepped up to the microphone to deliver a few doozies....

Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime ‘troubled’ by latest US immigration policies

On Monday, we covered some of the MMORPG companies speaking out against new immigration policy that opponents of the current US administration have...

Blizzard co-founder returns to the company after a 12-year absence

Over the past weekend of BlizzCon news, you might have heard someone exclaim, "Oh my goodness, Allen Adham has come back to...

Nostalrius team believes Blizzard ‘want[s] to have legacy WoW servers’

The World of Warcraft vanilla emulator team Nostalrius, which undertook a mission into the depths of Blizzard's HQ this past weekend,...

Mark Kern says Blizzard took his vanilla WoW petition meeting ‘very seriously’

Mark Kern, who this weekend went to Blizzard's campus armed with the printed vanilla World of Warcraft server petition, has returned...

Vanilla WoW petition hits 200K signatures, invokes Mark Kern

Fans have now propelled the Nostalrius petition asking Blizzard to reconsider World of Warcraft vanilla servers to over 200,000 signatures, which...
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Blizzard eyes mobile development, player-created content, and faster updates for the future

When you think mobile gaming, chances are that super-casual (and extremely cheap) titles come to mind. Blizzard might be looking to change that...

The MOP Up: How long would you last in your MMO? (October 4, 2015)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

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