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Starting Screen | Blizzard's Troubled 2019 Finds the Once Invincible Studio at a Crossroads

This past year has found Blizzard embroiled in one controversy after another. What does it say about its future?

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney Takes Shot at Blizzard, Says Epic Supports Speech on “Politics and Human Rights”

Epic weighs in on the ongoing Hearthstone controversy.

Blizzard is in an Even Bigger Mess Than the NBA on China, and It Has No One to Blame But Itself

Blizzard's handling of the Hearthstone controversy is an international mess of its own making.

How a Famous World of Warcraft Speedrunner is Guiding Players Through the Trials of WoW Classic

If you were into WoW from the start, chances are you've heard of or even used Joana's Leveling Guide.

Downhill Jam: The Game Industry Reflects on 20 Years of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater turns 20 in September, so we spoke to people across the industry who remember the series fondly.

Overwatch Could be Coming to Nintendo Switch, If This Suspicious Amazon Listing is Anything to Go By

The living, fleeting embodiment of the :eyes: emoji.

Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony and Other Game Companies Unite Around the Issue of Loot Box Odds

Several publishers are set to disclose odds by 2020 at the latest.

Groundhog Day "as a Narrative Metroidvania"

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.

Inside Modern Warfare's Push to Rebuild Call of Duty's Multiplayer From the Ground Up

Animation director Mark Grigsby and multiplayer design director Geoffrey Smith break down the huge overhauls in Modern Warfare.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Won't Be Going Too Crazy With Colorful Cosmetics, Say Devs

Don't expect neon colored gun skins in this Call of Duty.

The Pros and Cons of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Battlefield-Style Maps and Player Counts

From 10v10 to more than 100, Modern Warfare is pushing its player count to the limit, and not necessarily for a battle royale either.

Overwatch's New Hero Sigma Can Bend Gravity, And His Toes

In the battles of Overwatch, he's a real footsoldier.

Sigma, Overwatch's Newest Hero, is a Gravity-Bending Mad Scientist

I guess one mad scientist was not enough for Talon.

Another Blizzard Co-Founder Is Leaving After Almost 30 Years With The Company

Only one of the original co-founders is left now.

Meet the Creators Behind Awesome Overwatch Workshop Creations Like “Last Man Bouncing”

For some, the Workshop is "one of the best things to happen to Overwatch."

Video Game Characters Keep Popping Up In Porn Ads, And Publishers Might Not Be Able To Stop It

We spoke with a lawyer, and more, about the shady world of porn ads and copyright law.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Originally Did Have a Campaign and It Was a Co-Op, PvP Mode

Black Ops 4 didn't ditch the campaign mode because of battle royale, it made battle royale because it ditched the campaign.

Hearthstone Swaps Around Classic Set, But Initial Reactions Seem Mixed

The new cards are getting a lukewarm reaction online.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Realistic Military Violence Draws Mixed Reactions

How well does Infinity Ward handle the violence in the new Call of Duty?

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Co-Op Mode Has Its Own Separate Story

The co-op mode this year will have a story element this time.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Won't Have Zombies, Infinity Ward Confirms

This year's Call of Duty is aiming to be as real as possible. So no zombies.

Diablo Co-Creator's New Game is Diablo Meets Terraria and It's Out Now

David Brevik's new game is finally out on Steam.

Call of Duty 2019 Will Be Revealed Tomorrow

Tune in to see the future of Call of Duty.

Overwatch Anniversary 2019 Event Start Date, All New and Returning Skins

The Overwatch Anniversary Event returns for 2019, bringing with it a ton of new character skins, emotes, sprays, and more.

Famous Athletes Have Already Played the Unannounced Call of Duty 2019

All you have to do to play the new Call of Duty game early is to be a world-class athlete.

The Division 2 Beats Out Sekiro and Devil May Cry 5 as March's Top Selling Game

Ubisoft wins a stacked March 2019 release month.

Overwatch Storm Rising Launch Times, New Skins, Maximilien PvE - Everything we Know About Overwatch Archives 2019

Overwatch Archives returns in 2019 with the Storm Rising event. Here's the release times, new skins, and everything else you need to know.

"Accessibility Means Options, Not Easy Gameplay"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Privilege checks all around as the industry discusses difficulty, accessibility, and the idea of gaming as a meritocracy.

WoW's Rise of Azshara Offers New Zones, A New Raid, and Wicked Big Wheel Mount

New zones, a new raid, and big changes for the Heart of Azeroth are coming!

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout is Free for a Whole Month to Celebrate New Alcatraz Map

Celebrate the prison island by playing Blackout for free.

Overwatch's New Hero Baptiste Is Coming to All Platforms Next Week

The new support hero is leaving the PTR.

Here's How World of Warcraft Classic Will Simulate the Release of Original Raids Like Molten Core

WoW Classic's roadmap will unfold over the course of six phases that simulate classic patches.

Dead Space Creator Shares His Dream Horror Project

Says it's similar to "Alien."

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered Might Have Been Confirmed by New Rating

A new Modern Warfare remaster was just rated by PEGI.

Overwatch's Newest Hero is Live on PTR. Here's What You Need to Know About Baptiste

Baptiste's abilities and ultimate explained.

Black Ops 4 Tries to Make Its Loot Boxes Less Annoying

Black Ops 4 is still lousy with microtransactions.

Black Ops 4 Director Admits Loot Boxes Weren't Originally Planned

Loot boxes are in Black Ops 4 now, and they're not popular.

Final Fantasy 8, Layoffs, a Big Nintendo Direct, and Ultima 7: Examining a Crazy Week for RPGs

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The Top 25 RPG Countdown continues, but we've got a lot of news to cover first.

Recapping a Brutal Day at Activision Blizzard: 800 Layoffs While Activision Touts Record Financial Results

Activision Blizzard announces record profits, then promptly lays off 800 employees.

Call of Duty Single-Player Returning for Next Game as "Entirely New Campaign" Confirmed

Single-player appears to be returning to Call of Duty after a year off.

No Major Video Game Releases From Blizzard in 2019

Efforts will be going into stabilizing existing franchises.

Activision Blizzard Layoffs Have Begun

The rumored layoffs are reportedly underway at Activision Blizzard.

Report: Activision Plans to Layoff Hundreds of Employees as Early as Next Week

Dramatic job losses after a difficult year.

Director Luke Smith Addresses Destiny's Future Following Activision Breakup

Destiny 2 director recalls "memorable past" when discussing series future.

Bungie Going Solo With Destiny Has Fans Rejoicing

Bungie quickly becomes gaming's most popular bachelor.

Bungie Divorces With Activision and Keeps Destiny

The rocky relationship has reportedly come to an end.

Former Hearthstone Devs are Working on a Marvel Game

Second Dinner announces its first post-Blizzard game.

Call of Duty 2019 May be Reviving a Fan-Favorite Series

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.

Black Ops 4 Zombies Adds Game of Thrones Actor in Latest Leak

Plus two new multiplayer maps.

Black Ops 4 Absolute Zero Update Adds New Specialist and Blackout Map Changes

Even Black Ops 4 is getting into the holiday spirit.

Overwatch's Momentum Slowed in 2018

Blizzard revenue drives Activision even as franchises slow.

Diablo Immortal Is Just One of Several Mobile Games in Development at Blizzard

There are more mobile titles in development under Blizzard, both internally and through external partners.

Watch BlizzCon 2018's Opening Ceremony and Big Announcements Here

Diablo 4? New Overwatch hero? A deeper look inside World of Warcraft Classic? Watch all the possible news as it unfolds here.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Review

Treyarch offers the first Call of Duty without a single-player campaign. Is Black Ops 4 the complete package?

CoD Zombies is Ready to Step up and Replace Black Ops 4's Missing Campaign

Black Ops 4 is multiplayer only, but the strength of Zombies and Blackout could carry it through.

Blizzard Co-Founder Mike Morhaime Steps Down as President

World of Warcraft executive producer steps into the role.

Blizzard Shares First Look at Upcoming Overwatch Lego Sets

Soon you can build your own payload, probably.

Call of Duty: WW2 Will Let You Play Shadow War Season Pass Content Without a Season Pass, Here's How

Call of Duty: WW2 gets weird with its next DLC pack.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Battle Royale Beta Release Date Revealed

Solo, Duo, and Quad modes available.

The Dogs in the Black Ops 4 Beta are Hilariously Broken

They're good dogs though.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta Access Will be Given to Xfinity Customers for Free

The second Call of Duty partnership with Xfinity.

Overlord Is the Closest We'll Get to a Call of Duty Nazi Zombies Movie

Activision Blizzard is still working on a Call of Duty film, but its been beaten to the punch here.

Destiny 2's Next Patch Brings Back Bounties

Bungie is bringing more rewards with these daily objectives.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer and Blackout Beta Information Released

Find out when you'll be able to take a gander at Call of Duty's battle royale experience.

All of Today's Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Announcements: Battle Royale, Zombies, No Single Player

There was a lot of Call of Duty Black Ops 4 today.

Activision Noticeably Quiet on Destiny 2 During Earnings Call, Teases Radical New Mode at E3

A new mode is planned for Destiny 2, one that's new for the first-person genre.

Overwatch Retribution Event Is Now Live, See the New Skins Here

A new PvE mode, another map, and lots more goodies join Blizzard's popular shooter for the new Archives event.

Overwatch Retribution Fills in the Gaps in the Game's Lore

The origins of Reaper are imminent.

Call of Duty: WW2 Updates Supply Drops to Give Better Loot and Fewer Duplicates

Expect more loot the next time you open a Supply Drop.

Brigitte Gets new Skins on Overwatch PTR

Brigitte gets new duds to help her serve and protect.

Diablo 3 Switch Edition Might be Happening After All, Whoops

Don't count out Diablo 3 for the Switch just yet, even though I instructed you to give up on your dreams last week.

Sicario 2 Director Rumored to Helm Call of Duty Movie

Activision Blizzard Studios is still gearing up its film adaptation of the Call of Duty series.

Destiny 2 is Getting a "Major Expansion" Later This Year

There's a third Destiny 2 expansion incoming.

Call of Duty 2018 is Reportedly Black Ops 4

Reports and rumors point to Treyarch handling this year's entry, which might come to Switch.

Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg Leaves Company

Hirshberg ends his eight years at the company in March.

Destiny 2 Hotfix Re-opens Events For Those Without Curse of Osiris

Iron Banner and Faction Rally are open to everyone now.

Destiny 2's XP Throttling Isn't The Problem, It's a Lack of Transparency and Framing

Trying to control experience gain isn't the biggest issue with Bungie's MMO.

Destiny 2 Players Find Issues With XP Gain Not Entirely Fixed

Bungie has addressed one problem, but it may have another.

Call of Duty: WW2's Dedicated Servers Return

No longer must we suffer peer-to-peer servers!

Call of Duty: WW2 Dev "Working Around The Clock" To Address Issues

Sledgehammer outlines the work going into making Call of Duty: WW2… work.

Destiny 2 Enhancements For PS4 Pro and Xbox One X Coming Next Month

Bungie promises that your upgraded consoles will have 4K and HDR very soon.

Destiny 2 Faction Rally For This Week Already Has An Exploit

If you throw a whole bunch of people at a problem, they'll come up with an exploit.

Call of Duty: WW2 Server Woes Leave Players Alone in Headquarters

The social hub wasn't very social this weekend.

Call of Duty WW2 Gets Reviews That Remind Us of the Black Ops Days

Call of Duty finds its soul again in the Second World War.

Destiny 2 Expansion 'The Curse of Osiris' Introduces New Characters and Level Caps

A new character (and Firefly alumni) joins the cast for the Destiny 2 expansion.

Destiny 2 Review: A Very Pretty Mulligan

Bungie takes another shot at its planet-spanning adventure.

Initial Impressions of Destiny 2's First Big Raid Aren't Too Favorable

Destiny 2's first raid has been picked apart. How does the community feel about it?

Destiny 2 Reaches 1.2 Million Concurrent Players, But UK Physical Sales Are Down

When one wins and loses at the same time.

Destiny 2 Director Comments On Reaction to Single-Use Shaders

Shaders should be falling on players like candy. '

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