A showcase of how limited even a good Call of Duty can be.
Blizzard wants to make free progression less inscrutable and intimidating.
The end of an era, for one of the last of its titans.
That's hundreds of people out of a job at an office that predates the merger.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Microsoft's plan to change the way we play games received a considerable boost this week, but what happens if it works?
Employees shared stories of reportedly avoiding meals to make rent.
A "robust" co-op and modding experience from the get-go.
Reflections on StarCraft 2's early success, the impact of free-to-play, and what Blizzard might have done differently.
On its 10th anniversary, the future of Blizzard's flagship RTS is uncertain. It shouldn't be.
A new report from Video Games Chronicle details how Verdansk is changing in the next season of Call of Duty: Warzone.
The orange bandicoot is getting a whole new adventure this October.
Toys For Bob chats with us about the lessons learned from the remakes that it's bringing to Crash's brand-new adventure.
A new statement appears in both Modern Warfare and Warzone.
Shadowlands is changing a whole lot of things and Blizzard wants your feedback early.
It's real, and it's available right now for some.
It's impacting everything from World of Warcraft to Call of Duty: Warzone.
Illidan's not just a card anymore.
One of the shapers of Overwatch lore is leaving the building.
Call of Duty: Warzone's standout mode has nothing to do with battle royale.
Blizzard is experimenting with a little more damage.
Now the league's Chinese and Korean games need rescheduling.
Battle.net's been disabled on it until further notice.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Rockstar is losing one of its rock star co-founders, but the band will play on
J. Allen Brack says Blizzard will continue to update the troubled remaster.
The Gears of War developer turns his sights to hell.
The Overwatch team is taking a firmer grip of the wheel with some new modes.
They won't miss the MOBA train twice.
The Overwatch League and more will stream exclusively with Google.
Blitzchung reflects on the last few months, as he prepares to return to competition.
Going back to Modern Warfare seems to have worked out.
Meet me in the Life of a Peasant lobbies.
This artist's act of protesting the violence in the Modern Warfare series is playing them without hurting a soul.
Kaplan says not letting Overwatch "die on the vine" took some convincing.
Maybe Blizzard's best days really are behind it.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Blizzard calls its suspension of Blitzchung for voicing support for the ongoing Hong Kong protests a "tough Hearthstone esports moment."
Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, the player at the center of Blizzard's Hong Kong controversy, is now a player for Tempo Storm.
The wayward company has a chance to set its tone for the future, for better or worse.
This year's Call of Duty is a reinvention, and it both goes too far and not far enough.
Sorry, Black Ops 3—in its first three days, Modern Warfare made over $600 million.
Critics, academics, game writers, and developers on Modern Warfare 2 reflect on "No Russian."
How Modern Warfare falls back on old habits, even with its compelling new direction.
Ybarra starts as Blizzard's new executive vice president and general manager next month.
This past year has found Blizzard embroiled in one controversy after another. What does it say about its future?
Epic weighs in on the ongoing Hearthstone controversy.
Blizzard's handling of the Hearthstone controversy is an international mess of its own making.
If you were into WoW from the start, chances are you've heard of or even used Joana's Leveling Guide.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater turns 20 in September, so we spoke to people across the industry who remember the series fondly.
The living, fleeting embodiment of the :eyes: emoji.
Several publishers are set to disclose odds by 2020 at the latest.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | The industry gets stuck in a moment it can't get out of as time loop games have their moment in the sun and writers wrestle with messages in their games.
Plus why Infinity Ward is going back to Killstreaks over Scorestreaks.
Animation director Mark Grigsby and multiplayer design director Geoffrey Smith break down the huge overhauls in Modern Warfare.
Don't expect neon colored gun skins in this Call of Duty.
From 10v10 to more than 100, Modern Warfare is pushing its player count to the limit, and not necessarily for a battle royale either.
In the battles of Overwatch, he's a real footsoldier.
I guess one mad scientist was not enough for Talon.
Only one of the original co-founders is left now.
For some, the Workshop is "one of the best things to happen to Overwatch."
We spoke with a lawyer, and more, about the shady world of porn ads and copyright law.
Black Ops 4 didn't ditch the campaign mode because of battle royale, it made battle royale because it ditched the campaign.
The new cards are getting a lukewarm reaction online.
How well does Infinity Ward handle the violence in the new Call of Duty?
The co-op mode this year will have a story element this time.
This year's Call of Duty is aiming to be as real as possible. So no zombies.
David Brevik's new game is finally out on Steam.
The Overwatch Anniversary Event returns for 2019, bringing with it a ton of new character skins, emotes, sprays, and more.
All you have to do to play the new Call of Duty game early is to be a world-class athlete.
Ubisoft wins a stacked March 2019 release month.
Overwatch Archives returns in 2019 with the Storm Rising event. Here's the release times, new skins, and everything else you need to know.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Privilege checks all around as the industry discusses difficulty, accessibility, and the idea of gaming as a meritocracy.
New zones, a new raid, and big changes for the Heart of Azeroth are coming!
Celebrate the prison island by playing Blackout for free.
Play cards, take over the world.
The new support hero is leaving the PTR.
WoW Classic's roadmap will unfold over the course of six phases that simulate classic patches.
A new Modern Warfare remaster was just rated by PEGI.
There's also The Witness, but no PS3 or Vita games.
Baptiste's abilities and ultimate explained.
Black Ops 4 is still lousy with microtransactions.
Loot boxes are in Black Ops 4 now, and they're not popular.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The Top 25 RPG Countdown continues, but we've got a lot of news to cover first.
Activision Blizzard announces record profits, then promptly lays off 800 employees.
Single-player appears to be returning to Call of Duty after a year off.
Efforts will be going into stabilizing existing franchises.
The rumored layoffs are reportedly underway at Activision Blizzard.
Dramatic job losses after a difficult year.
Destiny 2 director recalls "memorable past" when discussing series future.
I live, I die, I live again.
Bungie quickly becomes gaming's most popular bachelor.
The rocky relationship has reportedly come to an end.
Second Dinner announces its first post-Blizzard game.
Infinity Ward is releasing the next Call of Duty game, and there are hints that it will be bringing the series back to the present.
Even Black Ops 4 is getting into the holiday spirit.
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