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Always Online Podcast: Epic Appeal, Splitgate's $100M, V Rising, And Bitcraft & Into the Echo Ep 403

Always Online Podcast: Epic Appeal, Splitgate's $100M, V Rising, And Bitcraft & Into the Echo Ep 403

On this week's show, Blizzard seems focused on the wrong things right now, there's news from Epic, Splitgate, and Funcom that makes you say, "Wow", and finally we cover some MMOS out of nowhere!...

By Michael Byrne - 8 hours ago
Latest World Of Warcraft PTR Patch Replaces Or Modifies Previously "Sexual" Background Paintings

Latest World Of Warcraft PTR Patch Replaces Or Modifies Previously "Sexual" Background Paintings

This seems so small in the grand scheme of things and certainly not where current focus should be for Blizzard.

By Michael Byrne - 1 day ago
Blizzard Removing Suggestive Jokes From World Of Warcraft While Players Remove Themselves

Blizzard Removing Suggestive Jokes From World Of Warcraft While Players Remove Themselves

The two things aren’t exactly related, but things are definitely tumultuous in WoW right now.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 4 days ago
World Of Warcraft 9.1.5 On The PTR, Bringing LONG Asked For Changes

World Of Warcraft 9.1.5 On The PTR, Bringing LONG Asked For Changes

Easy Covenant Swapping, The Removal of Conduit Energy, And More Customization Incoming.

By Michael Byrne - 2 weeks ago
WoW Classic Players May Be Getting New Servers

WoW Classic Players May Be Getting New Servers

Blizzard seems to hint at the possibility in a recent blog post.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 weeks ago
Activision Blizzard Releases Q2 Financials, CEO Addresses Lawsuit With Token Platitudes

Activision Blizzard Releases Q2 Financials, CEO Addresses Lawsuit With Token Platitudes

Activision Blizzard revealed its financial results for Q2 2021 yesterday, but most people weren't half as interested in the numbers as they were for the company's response to its recent barrage of bad news.

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
Blizzard President J. Allen Brack Steps Down

Blizzard President J. Allen Brack Steps Down

The first of possibly several dominoes has begun to fall at Blizzard in response to the shocking accusations recently leveled at the company.

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
How I'm Losing The Battle Against The FOMO Blues

💣 Feature | How I'm Losing The Battle Against The FOMO Blues

Fear of Missing Out, or “FOMO,” is a topic that's being brought up more frequently in gaming these days.

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
Activision Blizzard Sued By State Of California Over Harassment Claims

Activision Blizzard Sued By State Of California Over Harassment Claims

Activision Blizzard is the target of a lawsuit from the state of California that accuses it of promoting a "frat boy culture" and permitting numerous instances of sexual harassment and other gender-based discrimination, primar...

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
Hearthstone Teases Next Expansion, To Be Revealed Friday

Hearthstone Teases Next Expansion, To Be Revealed Friday

Hearthstone's big Friday reveal at BlizzCon will be for the Horde -- or at least, that's what we gleam from the brief teaser video posted today via the game's Twitter account: Danger lurks amongst the thorns and thistles......

By Jason Winter - 7 months ago
This Year, Make Yourself Happier And Quit Your Favorite Game

💣 Feature | This Year, Make Yourself Happier And Quit Your Favorite Game

If you haven't yet made a New Year's Resolution, it's not too late.

By Jason Winter - 7 months ago
Riot Games Working On League Of Legends MMO, Per Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street

Riot Games Working On League Of Legends MMO, Per Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street

Two years ago, Riot Games co-founder Marc Merrill teased League of Legends fans by asking "Should we build a MMO?...

By Jason Winter - 9 months ago
Activision-Blizzard Touts "Record" Engagement In Q2

Activision-Blizzard Touts "Record" Engagement In Q2

Activision-Blizzard announced its second-quarter financial results for 2020 (covering April, May, and June), and they look very good.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Editorial: Modern MMOs Offer Speed And Convenience But Often Lack Camaraderie

💣 Feature | Editorial: Modern MMOs Offer Speed And Convenience But Often Lack Camaraderie

A few months ago, Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime shared some thoughts about the early days of World of Warcraft, particularly its social nature.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Former EQ Executive Producer Holly Longdale Lands At Blizzard To Work On WoW Classic

Former EQ Executive Producer Holly Longdale Lands At Blizzard To Work On WoW Classic

Former EverQuest and EverQuest II Executive Producer Holly Longdale has landed with Blizzard, where she'll be working on World of Warcraft Classic.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Blizzard's Q4 Financials Show That The Blitzchung Controversy Probably Had No Effect

Blizzard's Q4 Financials Show That The Blitzchung Controversy Probably Had No Effect

When I wrote about the top free-to-play gaming news stories of 2019, I put the Hearthstone Blitzchung controversy at #1.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Even After Layoffs, Activision Blizzard's SEC Filing Paints A Dire Picture Of Well, Pretty Much Everything

Even After Layoffs, Activision Blizzard's SEC Filing Paints A Dire Picture Of Well, Pretty Much Everything

Is everything fine at Activision Blizzard?...

By Jason Winter - 2 years ago
Naoki Yoshida On The Prospects Of FFXIV Going F2P: "Absolutely Not"

Naoki Yoshida On The Prospects Of FFXIV Going F2P: "Absolutely Not"

One of the last holdouts among MMOs that require a subscription is Final Fantasy XIV.

By Jason Winter - 2 years ago
SuperData: League of Legends On Its Way To "Worst Performing Year Since 2014"

SuperData: League of Legends On Its Way To "Worst Performing Year Since 2014"

SuperData's August 2018 digital games report is in the wild, and it paints a dire picture for League of Legends.

By Jason Winter - 2 years ago
James Ohlen Has Regrets (And No Regrets) About Star Wars: The Old Republic

James Ohlen Has Regrets (And No Regrets) About Star Wars: The Old Republic

Longtime BioWare employee James Ohlen left the company recently, reminiscing about his time there in an interview today with Game Informer.

By Jason Winter - 3 years ago
The Meteors Start Falling In Fortnite, Which Brought In More Than World of Warcraft In March

The Meteors Start Falling In Fortnite, Which Brought In More Than World of Warcraft In March

Players have been anticipating a meteor strike in Fortnite: Battle Royale for some time now, and it's finally starting to happen.

By Jason Winter - 3 years ago
SuperData Issues 2017 Year In Report, Offers Up Some Questionable Numbers

SuperData Issues 2017 Year In Report, Offers Up Some Questionable Numbers

SuperData's just released its 2017 Year in Review for Digital Games and Interactive Media.

By Jason Winter - 3 years ago
10 Years Ago Today: BioWare Thinks It Can Do SWTOR Better Than WoW's "Massive Investment Of Time"

10 Years Ago Today: BioWare Thinks It Can Do SWTOR Better Than WoW's "Massive Investment Of Time"

A lot of people had a lot of very high hopes for Star Wars: The Old Republic.

By Jason Winter - 3 years ago
The Biggest MOBAs Rarely Innovate -- And Maybe That's A Good Thing

💣 Feature | The Biggest MOBAs Rarely Innovate -- And Maybe That's A Good Thing

Last week, two articles -- one about League of Legends and one about Dota 2 -- caught my eye.

By Jason Winter - 4 years ago
The Subscription Model For MMOs Died Five Years Ago Today

💣 Feature | The Subscription Model For MMOs Died Five Years Ago Today

Star Wars: The Old Republic was going to be the game.

By Jason Winter - 4 years ago
Would You Start Over In Your Favorite Online Game, a la Secret World Legends?

💣 Feature | Would You Start Over In Your Favorite Online Game, a la Secret World Legends?

As you're no doubt aware by now, Funcom is making The Secret World players start over in Secret World Legends.

By Jason Winter - 4 years ago
The Time Capsule: Looking Back On MMO Predictions From 2010 (UPDATED)

💣 Feature | The Time Capsule: Looking Back On MMO Predictions From 2010 (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Extra Credits has informed us via Twitter that the above video was actually created on Aug.

By Jason Winter - 4 years ago
You Can Now (Effectively) Make Hearthstone Or Heroes of the Storm Purchases With WoW Gold

You Can Now (Effectively) Make Hearthstone Or Heroes of the Storm Purchases With WoW Gold

Blizzard has offered WoW Tokens for some time now.

By Jason Winter - 4 years ago
BlizzCon 2016: Asymmetric Brawl, Varian Wrynn, Ragnaros Coming To Heroes of the Storm

BlizzCon 2016: Asymmetric Brawl, Varian Wrynn, Ragnaros Coming To Heroes of the Storm

If you're a Heroes of the Storm -- and World of Warcraft and Overwatch -- fan, Blizzard's got a lot planned for you in the coming months, some as soon as in two weeks. A new heroes' brawl, Blackheart's Revenge, will be the ...

By Jason Winter - 4 years ago
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