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Activision-Blizzard Q1 2023: ABK revenues are up as Blizzard MAUs fall back down to reality

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Activision blinked: Activision-Blizzard wasn't supposed to release its Q1 2023 financials until tomorrow after the bell, but it's just done it this morning out of...

UK regulators block Microsoft’s buyout of Activision-Blizzard

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Multiple outlets are reporting this morning that Microsoft's buyout of Activision-Blizzard has been blocked in the UK. The Competition and Markets Authority aka CMA...
why does this continue

Appellate court reaffirms Apple’s store is not monopolist but must still allow third-party purchasing options

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The three year-long legal fight between Apple and Epic finally made another step forward yesterday, but since it has been that long, allow us...
Break it down now.

Cliff Bleszinski is apparently interested in a LawBreakers revival

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For three blissful years now, no one has had to give any thought to LawBreakers outside of those of us who remember this bizarre...
Fight for something, probably, whatever.

That NetEase lawsuit against Blizzard turns out to have been a… bizarre clerical error?

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Yesterday, we - and just about everyone else in the industry - picked up a Wowhead story about a lawsuit being lodged by NetEase...

Red Cross launches an initiative that challenges FPS players to follow real-world humanitarian laws of war

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It can often look like the opposite is true, but in wartime, many countries theoretically follow a set of laws known as the International...

Call of Duty is getting a board game – with a Kickstarter planned for this fall

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There's a point in the movie Spaceballs where it lampooned a certain franchise's merchandising zeal, but it likely didn't account for the Call of...
Let's dig our way out!

NetEase is suing Blizzard for 300M CN¥ over licensing agreements [Updated]

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We've updated this story at the end as NetEase's name has been removed from the lawsuit. The original article follows. If you thought the NetEase...

Make My MMO: Stop trying to make TitanReach aka World of Titans happen

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Welcome to another blast of MMO crowdfunding news from the last few weeks! The chaos still trailing behind the failed Kickstarter MMO TitanReach continued...
Fandaniel is a bad person, don't be like Fandaniel.

Square-Enix claps hands with a blockchain game platform that ‘hides web3 technology under the hood’

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At this point, game publishers and developers are likely wise to the fact that the vast majority of gamers don't want, like, or need...
The yeller.

Perfect Ten: 10 ways World of Warcraft feels like a dead mall

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There was a time that I lived next to a very small mall that's tucked kind of out-of-the-way in a part of my state....
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World of Warcraft producer claims Blizzard is bleeding talent and creating ‘crisis maps’ for feature releases

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It would appear that another bout of brain drain is afflicting Blizzard as a whole and World of Warcraft in specific. One of the...

Nexon formally files a copyright infringement lawsuit against Dark and Darker studio Ironmace

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Considering the very public back-and-forth between Nexon and Dark and Darker developer Ironmace, this development seems like a foregone conclusion, but it is now...

Riot MMO’s principal game designer steps down in what former Riot dev calls ‘a natural part of the life cycle of a game dev’

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The MMORPG that Riot is developing has apparently lost another member of its senior staff. Justin "Xenogenic" Hanson announced his departure from Riot this...

Players cry foul over Call of Duty Warzone cash shop skins that offer unfair advantages

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More often than not, the term "pay-to-win" is used as a weapon against almost anything, but in the case of some discovered premium skins...

Steam’s automodding of Counter-Strike skin-selling bots is catching legitimate players in its dragnet

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Welcome back to another episode of We Don't Need to Fear the Singularity Because the People Writing AI Are Too Stupid for That to...

Microsoft president and US intel say Russian operatives are targeting gaming for espionage

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Earlier this week, we covered the bizarre but sadly believable news that the military secrets leak every major newspaper is currently focused on may...

Genshin Impact’s latest update replaces Tighnari’s English voice actor after sexual allegation scandal

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The latest patch available for Genshin Impact features a lot of things in its notes, but fans might also see an important piece of...

Gamer antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft is resubmitted with additional sales data and internal documents

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Last month, an antitrust lawsuit filed by gamers against Microsoft was temporarily kicked to the curb, as the judge hearing the case ruled that...

Pokemon Go pulls a Fortnite by opening its own store in some regions

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As first reported by Pokemon GO Hub, Niantic has announced it's opening separate out-of-game store for its MMOARPG Pokemon GO. Readers will recall that...

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