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WoW Factor: So what is Mike Ybarra teasing for the future of World of Warcraft?

As we are all waiting for Twitter to finish imploding under its current ownership (because nothing is more fun than rich idiots buying things...

Diablo IV summarizes gameplay features and quality-of-life coming in October 17 Season of Blood

We already got a trailer from Gamescom out of Diablo IV, but now we've got a bit more information about October 17th's Season of...
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Wow Factor: The future of Blizzard is bleak

So yesterday our Massively Overthinking roundtable asked everyone to sound off on the future of Blizzard because... well, the studio had a plan to...

MMO and gaming companies enjoy some fun ribbing Twitter’s needless X rebranding stunt

If you woke up today and saw your little blue bird logo on Twitter replaced with what is reportedly a letter X from the...

Mike Ybarra defends patent filing for AI art generator in Blizzard style

The extremely sticky wicket of AI art generation and its impact on multiple creative industries has now hit the higher echelons of Blizzard's executive...

BlizzCon 2023 is still happening, Blizzard’s Mike Ybarra tells Twitter fans

Blizzard's fan-centered live event BlizzCon used to be one of the highlights of the year for the MMORPG genre - until COVID drove it...
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A Better ABK calls out Blizzard’s end of remote work as ‘wholly unnecessary’ and another union busting tactic

Back in February, Blizzard held a meeting that, among other things, confirmed a mandated return to office work and an end of remote work....
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Blizzard’s Mike Ybarra stuns devs with demoralizing bonus-slashing and return-to-work meeting

Earlier this week, we noted that Activision-Blizzard was preparing to end more of its COVID-induced work-from-home policies and that some of its studios that...

BlizzCon 2023 and Blizzard’s unnamed survival game are both still happening

The World of Warcraft roadmap wasn't the only thing Blizzard dropped yesterday just before the holidays: Blizzard president Mike Ybarra also penned an address...
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Blizzard’s Mike Ybarra clarifies that Ion Hazzikostas is still running World of Warcraft

Ever since Bobby Kotick removed J. Allen Brack from his post atop Blizzard and replaced him with Mike Ybarra and Jen Oneal in the...

Microsoft encourages industry to talk about crossplay cooperation

If games industry giants can be seen as extremely territorial siblings, each jealously guarding his or her own possessions and unwilling to work with...