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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,...
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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
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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...
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN SO PREDICTABLY!

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...

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...

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...
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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...
Because the franchise is being brought back from the dead, you see.

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...
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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...
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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...

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