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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...

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. Really, there's never a bad time to try and improve yourself,...

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? Yay or nay?" It...

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. How good? CEO Bobby Kotick called...

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. In...

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. Longdale left...

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. In doing so, however,...

Even After Layoffs, Activision Blizzard’s SEC Filing Paints A Dire Picture Of Well, Pretty...

Is everything fine at Activision Blizzard? If you spoke to an executive right now, they'd probably reassure you that the gaming business is just...

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. We've mused on the (low) possibility that it could...

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. The headline reads "League...

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. For the most...

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

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

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. You can get it for free, and it's jam-packed with...

10 Years Ago Today: BioWare Thinks It Can Do SWTOR Better Than WoW’s “Massive...

A lot of people had a lot of very high hopes for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Not least among those were the co-founders...

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. While they cover different games,...

The Subscription Model For MMOs Died Five Years Ago Today

Star Wars: The Old Republic was going to be the game. Officially announced on Oct. 21, 2008 and launched three years later, it was...

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. This has met with...

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. 4, 2010 and uploaded onto YouTube in...