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Marvel Snap gets even more multiplayer with today’s battle mode

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It's been one of the most requested features of Ben Brode's Marvel Snap: A one-on-one battle mode to duke it out between friends. And...

Whatever happened to NetEase’s DarkBind?

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Last spring we got word of a new NetEase mobile MMO in the works called DarkBind. The studio promoted the game's attractive graphics, hardcore...

Blizzard polls players about a Hearthstone sub as it scales back esports

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We begin this article by noting right up front that Blizzard is terribly fond of floating bad ideas in surveys and then saying, Ha...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 406: Ulduar and Umbar

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Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard vs. NetEase and the demise of WoW China, Wrath Classic, FFXIV 6.3, and LOTRO's 2023 roadmap, with adventures in LOTRO and ESO, plus a mailbag topic on the future of Blizzard.

Blizzard’s Proletariat ends bid to unionize after unionbusting tactics succeed

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Activision-Blizzard's latest efforts to head off worker unions were apparently successful: Union group Communication Workers of America has ended its bid to launch a...
Mad fake mode.

NetEase slams Blizzard China’s last-minute WoW proposal as ‘brash, unseemly and commercially illogical’

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Earlier this week, Blizzard China took to social media to suggest to Chinese World of Warcraft players that NetEase is to blame for the...

Get a first peek at Tencent’s new Chinese WoW clone, Tarisland

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I know you'll be shocked to hear it, but people like World of Warcraft enough to try to clone it! Oh, what's that? We...

Blizzard claims NetEase rejected a license extension to keep Chinese games (including WoW) up another six months

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When Blizzard and NetEase announced the dissolution of their long-running publishing partnership in China - and the sunset of almost all of Blizzard's games...

The MOP Up: Final Fantasy Record Keeper meets its finality

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We're a little late to the party on this, but friend of the site Connor pointed out that Square Enix shut down yet another...

NetEase lays off staffers who were working on Blizzard games in China

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Lest we forget, the falling out between NetEase and Blizzard has a toll greater than either company's bottom line; it also saw a human...

MMO shooter Ashfall previews companions, boss weaknesses, and base decorating

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Do you remember Ashfall? It's a self-described adventure shooter MMORPG from NetEase and Legendary Star Studios that's set in a post-apocalyptic world where players...
OW MY FOOT

WoW Dragonflight PTR datamining pinpoints account-saving features for Chinese players

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Last month we reported on potential next steps for Chinese World of Warcraft players who were being left in the lurch as a result...

End-of-Year Eleven: The top MMOs to watch in 2023

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You know how some people like to push this narrative that "MMOs are dying?" If that was actually true, then my job to round...

NetEase space adventure Infinite Langrage officially launches on PC

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After a year on mobile, NetEase's multiplayer space sim Infinite Langrage rolled out on the PC yesterday with user interface optimizations. The studio said...
Run! They've got a New World in the sidecar!

End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO stories of 2022

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I might be biased - by which I mean I am definitely biased - but 2022 was a year of big stories and big...

Blizzard says it’s still working on finding a new Chinese publisher for World of Warcraft

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Blizzard General Manager John Hight has posted a video and now a written message to Chinese players in the wake of last month's announcement...

Riot Games takes NetEase to court over an alleged mobile Valorant-lookalike

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Chinese gaming giant NetEase is facing down a legal challenge from Riot Games over a mobile title that, according to Riot's lawsuit, bears more...

The MOP Up: SWTOR spins a Bounty Hunter yarn

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, it was nearly your bedtime and Star Wars: The Old Republic sat down next...
This is what I always wanted.

World of Warcraft devs discuss the Dracthyr, Blizzard adds new Chinese-favored payment options

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Why should you have something like Empower spells in World of Warcraft? That's one of the questions that lead combat designer Brian Holinka and...
Last cast.

Harry Potter Magic Awakened announces plans for a 2023 launch as it tightens up the game

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NetEase's mobile MMOTCG Harry Potter: Magic Awakened has been doing a lot of previewing, singing, and pre-registering, but it hasn't done a lot of...

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