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Blizzard’s sexism scandal continues, 2500 devs sign letter condemning Acti-Blizz response

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It's now been a week since California filed a brutal discrimination and harassment lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard following a two-year investigation. Last week and over...

GDC 2021: How smarter AI could build characters and decks to help new MMO players

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There's a bit of a theme at GDC 2021 concerning online card games, especially TCGs, and smart tech/deep learning AI. At a panel this...

Overwatch seeks an entry-level narrative designer, Hearthstone adjusts cards and fixes bugs

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We have a fresh little list of smaller news snippets from Blizzard games that aren't WoW, so once again we'll be bundling these smaller...

Blizzard announces next Hearthstone expansion, sells a WoW 6-month sub bundle in its summer sale

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There's quite the little bundle of news updates coming out of Blizzard's games, so we've elected to tie them all together into a nice...

Hearthstone adds a new mini-set and Book of Mercenaries tale, plans more single-player stories for June

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Update 20.4 in Hearthstone is bringing a number of new content updates to the online CCG. As of yesterday, the game has received a...
Yes, it's really weird to talk about Warlords in the context of a success, for me as much as you.

New Blizzard analysis chronicles the studio’s five-year decline and developer exodus

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The slow decline of Blizzard has been exhaustively covered over the last couple of years, but sometimes, it's more jolting to see it all...

The MOP Up: Valorant fights against the smurf invasion

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What is Valorant doing to fix its matchmaking? The studio explains its system in a community Q&A session, in particular addressing the problem of...
THE RESTLESS SOULS OF THE DAMNED, I CHOOSE YOU!

Diablo Immortal and World of Warcraft lead artist Glenn Rane leaves Blizzard

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Blizzard suffered another high-profile defection this past week, as art lead Glenn Rane departed the studio. Rane joined several of his former Blizzard colleagues...
Oh dear.

Activision-Blizzard Q1 2021 financials: Blizzard has lost almost 29% of its overall active playerbase in three years

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Welcome back, my friends: It's time for another Activision-Blizzard investor report, and we're expecting this one to be a ride. Readers will recall that...

Happy Star Wars Day! SWG Legends has launched the Bespin expansion, SWG Restoration 3 will launch May 28

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If you're on social media, it's impossible to miss right now that May the Fourth is happening for Star Wars fans everywhere - and...

Casually Classic: Ranking WoW Classic’s capital cities (through Burning Crusade)

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Even more so than they are in retail World of Warcraft, WoW Classic's capital cities are the central bustling hub of commerce and staging...

Star Citizen plans more persistence, outlines dev on alpha 3.13 as CIG buys new office space

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Yesterday, we reported that Star Citizen was going to have a lot to say this past Wednesday, and sure enough the devs at CIG...

Hearthstone retracts nerfs to cards in Wild, adds a Classic format, and prepares for its next expansion

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March 25th - today! - and March 30th are two notable dates in Hearthstone as the online CCG will be getting a variety of...
So many colors in the rainbow.

Perfect Ten: The wide umbrella of MMOs and online gaming subgenres

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Let's be realistic here, "MMO" as a term covers a whole lot of different game styles. I know this is a particular topic that...

The MOP Up: The Day Before’s romantic apocalypse

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Massively OP reader Lily tipped us off that The Day Before's devs recently sat down with WCCFTech for an interview about this upcoming survival...

Choose My Adventure: Fizzle frustration, boss beatdowns, and slowly forming strategies in Wizard101

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Remember last week how I wrote about being surprised at the depth of Wizard101’s combat? This week I learned that the game’s combat can...

Choose My Adventure: The combat is the sauce in Wizard101

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It’s only been a little bit of time, but I am already mightily impressed with Wizard101. The game has a pretty rich and involved following,...

BlizzConline 2021: Hearthstone’s Forged in the Barrens and Mercenaries

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Surprisingly, the single game with the most individual announcements at tonight's BlizzConline was Hearthstone. It's all bundled under what Blizzard is calling the Year...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 309: You can take my loot over my dead body

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Justin and Bree discuss Valheim, Elite Dangerous' slave cult, BlizzConline, Hearthstone, WoW's valor, Neverwinter Nights Arelith, Phantasy Star Online 2, Black Desert, and Shadowbane, with adventures in LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, SWG Legends, and Farm Together, with mailbag topics on full-loot open world PvP and brute-forcing unpopular gameplay design.
Over and over.

Blizzard is collecting BlizzConline Q&A questions for WoW, Diablo, and Hearthstone

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BlizzCon is gonna be a little bit different this year. Yes, it's called BlizzConline, which is silly. Yes, it's in February, and that's weird....

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