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Microsoft Claims Sony Created A False Narrative To Try And Dissuade EU Regulators Concerning The Acquisition of Activision Blizzard

Microsoft Claims Sony Created A False Narrative To Try And Dissuade EU Regulators Concerning The Acquisition of Activision Blizzard

“It would defy business logic for us to exclude PlayStation.”

By Aspen Pash - 18 hours ago
Latest World Of Warcraft Patch Has Mac Players Crashing Nonstop, Even When Using Stealth To Strike An Enemy

Latest World Of Warcraft Patch Has Mac Players Crashing Nonstop, Even When Using Stealth To Strike An Enemy

Blizzard says they are investigating the issue, but has no workarounds at this moment.

By Anthony Jones - 3 days ago
Always Online Podcast: Did Redfall and ESO MMO Presentations Deliver, Hearthstone & A Sub, And The Day Before's Mess Ep 461

Always Online Podcast: Did Redfall and ESO MMO Presentations Deliver, Hearthstone & A Sub, And The Day Before's Mess Ep 461

Can you really blame people for being skeptical of a game that's had as many missteps as "The Day Before" has had?

By Michael Byrne - 3 days ago
FTC Apparently Timed Lawsuit Against Microsoft-Activision In An Attempt To Manipulate A Potential EU Settlement

FTC Apparently Timed Lawsuit Against Microsoft-Activision In An Attempt To Manipulate A Potential EU Settlement

This does align with the fact that the FTC lawsuit came only hours after US and EU officials had a call.

By Aspen Pash - 3 days ago
Game Design Spotlight #25: A Look At Stance Dancing In MMORPGs And Its Eventual Demise Across Mainstream Games

💣 Feature | Game Design Spotlight #25: A Look At Stance Dancing In MMORPGs And Its Eventual Demise Across Mainstream Games

Streamlined gameplay experiences impact combat's most complex and high-risk aspects.

By Anthony Jones - 5 days ago
Judge Denies Microsoft's Request To Pause Gamer Lawsuit

Judge Denies Microsoft's Request To Pause Gamer Lawsuit

The preliminary hearing will take place on March 23.

By Aspen Pash - 5 days ago
Blizzard Wants To Know How Much Players Would Pay For A Hearthstone Subscription Via Survey

Blizzard Wants To Know How Much Players Would Pay For A Hearthstone Subscription Via Survey

The survey also mentions 3D gameplay where Heroes and minions would come to life on screen.

By Aspen Pash - 5 days ago
CWA Withdraws Request For Unionization Vote At Proletariat; Blames CEO's "Confrontational Tactics" Causing Unfair Election

CWA Withdraws Request For Unionization Vote At Proletariat; Blames CEO's "Confrontational Tactics" Causing Unfair Election

A dicey situation just got worse for Proletariat workers.

By Anthony Jones - 6 days ago
Hardcore Mode In Modern Warfare 2 Is Making A Comeback In Upcoming Season 2 Launch

Hardcore Mode In Modern Warfare 2 Is Making A Comeback In Upcoming Season 2 Launch

Developer Infinity Ward confirmed its return and will release further details in a blog later.

By Anthony Jones - 1 week ago
League Of Legends Developer Riot Games Begins Own Wave Of Layoffs

League Of Legends Developer Riot Games Begins Own Wave Of Layoffs

Subsequently, Riot plans to hire 150+ people.

By Aspen Pash - 1 week ago
NetEase Tears Down Local Orc Statue And Posts A Spicy Response To Blizzard On Ending Licensing Agreement

NetEase Tears Down Local Orc Statue And Posts A Spicy Response To Blizzard On Ending Licensing Agreement

The dismantling of the Orc statue was live streamed with around 30,000 people watching.

By Anthony Jones - 1 week ago
Warzone 2.0 And Modern Warfare 2's Season 2 Delayed To Mid-February As New Content Gets Revealed

Warzone 2.0 And Modern Warfare 2's Season 2 Delayed To Mid-February As New Content Gets Revealed

Season 2 was supposed to launch at the start of February, so it'll see a slight setback.

By Anthony Jones - 1 week ago
World Of Warcraft’s Arena World Championship Has Returned, This Time In Dragonflight

World Of Warcraft’s Arena World Championship Has Returned, This Time In Dragonflight

The Evoker class will be joining the ranks for the very first time.

By Aspen Pash - 1 week ago
Top 5 Free to Play Weekly - Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League Has Live Service Elements Ep 540

Top 5 Free to Play Weekly - Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League Has Live Service Elements Ep 540

A leaked battle pass, a new neon city, and a new god.

By Michael Byrne - 1 week ago
Microsoft Is "Likely" To Receive An EU Antitrust Warning Over Proposed Activision-Blizzard Deal "In The Coming Weeks"

Microsoft Is "Likely" To Receive An EU Antitrust Warning Over Proposed Activision-Blizzard Deal "In The Coming Weeks"

Sources say the European Commission will send "a statement of objections" revealing concerns about the deal.

By Anthony Jones - 2 weeks ago
Employees Who Worked On Blizzard Games Laid Off By NetEase After Blizzard Partnership Ends

Employees Who Worked On Blizzard Games Laid Off By NetEase After Blizzard Partnership Ends

More changes to come as NetEase searches for new potential distribution partners in China.

By Aspen Pash - 2 weeks ago
Everybody's Getting Into The Game, Google And Nvidia Weigh In On The Microsoft Buying ABK

Everybody's Getting Into The Game, Google And Nvidia Weigh In On The Microsoft Buying ABK

They, too, have addressed their concerns to the FTC.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 weeks ago
Blizzard To Drop The First Post-Dragonflight Content Update In World Of Warcraft January 24

Blizzard To Drop The First Post-Dragonflight Content Update In World Of Warcraft January 24

Trading Post follows not long after.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 weeks ago
The Third Blizzard Owned Studio To Try To Unionize Is Facing Major Push-back

The Third Blizzard Owned Studio To Try To Unionize Is Facing Major Push-back

Proletariat employees are being forced to organize through the NLRB voting process.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 weeks ago
Hearthstone Battlegrounds Season 3 Debuts Next Week With New Undead/Dual-Type Minions And Reward Track

Hearthstone Battlegrounds Season 3 Debuts Next Week With New Undead/Dual-Type Minions And Reward Track

Professor Putricide's new creations are taking over Battlegrounds Quests.

By Anthony Jones - 2 weeks ago
Microsoft Really, Really Wants You To Know It’s Okay With Unions

Microsoft Really, Really Wants You To Know It’s Okay With Unions

So they put an ad in The Washington Post.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 3 weeks ago
Overwatch 2's Limited-Time "Battle For Olympus" Game Mode Transforms Characters Into Greek Deities And Creatures

Overwatch 2's Limited-Time "Battle For Olympus" Game Mode Transforms Characters Into Greek Deities And Creatures

Characters will have "reimagined abilities that will channel the power of the gods."

By Anthony Jones - 3 weeks ago
Chile Approves Microsoft’s Purchase Of Activision Blizzard

Chile Approves Microsoft’s Purchase Of Activision Blizzard

That’s another one down, but so many more to go.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 month ago
Proletariat Becomes Third Activision Blizzard Studio Seeking Unionization To Preserve Their "Progressive, Human-First Benefits"

Proletariat Becomes Third Activision Blizzard Studio Seeking Unionization To Preserve Their "Progressive, Human-First Benefits"

A supermajority of 57 workers including animators, designers, producers, and other disciplines, want to unionize.

By Anthony Jones - 1 month ago
Whoops! Overwatch 2's Director Accidentally Loaded Unreleased Campaign Map During Twitch Stream

Whoops! Overwatch 2's Director Accidentally Loaded Unreleased Campaign Map During Twitch Stream

A bit of a slip-up during the "Twitch Makes Overwatch" livestream.

By Anthony Jones - 1 month ago
Blizzard President Confirms BlizzCon 2023 In End-Of-Year Update, Commits To Rebuilding Company Culture

Blizzard President Confirms BlizzCon 2023 In End-Of-Year Update, Commits To Rebuilding Company Culture

"We have received a lot of feedback this year, and our teams are always listening."

By Anthony Jones - 1 month ago
EU Surveys Game Companies Over Microsoft Purchase Of Activision As "Gamers" Sue Against Deal In The US

EU Surveys Game Companies Over Microsoft Purchase Of Activision As "Gamers" Sue Against Deal In The US

The ability for customers to file antitrust suits in the US has opened the door to citizens trying to block the Microsoft/Activision deal.

By Michael Byrne - 1 month ago
Overwatch 2 Players Can Help The Devs Build A New Map In Real-Time While On Twitch Tomorrow

Overwatch 2 Players Can Help The Devs Build A New Map In Real-Time While On Twitch Tomorrow

The stream kicks off at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time!

By Anthony Jones - 1 month ago
After A Three-Year Hiatus, The Overwatch League World Cup Will Return In The Summer Of 2023

After A Three-Year Hiatus, The Overwatch League World Cup Will Return In The Summer Of 2023

Come January, Blizzard will announce the 36 countries participating in the tourney.

By Anthony Jones - 1 month ago
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