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Blizzard Reduces Penalties For Hearthstone Player And Casters Involved In “Liberate Hong Kong” Interview 12.10.2019 MMOBomb.com

Blizzard President J. Allen Brack has issued a statement in response to this week’s controversy regarding a professional Hearthstone player making pro-Hong Kong comments in a post-match interview and his, and the casters’, subsequent punishment. He made three primary points: First, Brack said that blitzchung used the platform of a tournament to “share his views […]

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Layoffs Confirmed By Daybreak Games Hit San Diego Studio 12.10.2019 MMOBomb.com

Having laid off a reported 70 or so employees back in December, released a few more when NantG decided it didn’t want Z1 anymore, and having a whole host of new trademarks filed, news from Daybreak Game Company has been a bit scarce…except for the possible exception of PlanetSide Arena’s underwhelming performance so far. In […]

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Riot Asks Players And Casters To “Refrain From Discussing” Political Issues At This Weekend’s League Of Legends Tournament 12.10.2019 MMOBomb.com

In the wake of the difficulties Blizzard has had this week with pro-Hong Kong statements at its professional Hearthstone events (and elsewhere), Riot Games has issued a statement regarding its policies for political speech at this weekend’s League of Legends World Championship Group Stage. The message comes from John Needham, the global head of League […]

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Spooky Season Is Well Underway In DCUO 12.10.2019 MMOBomb.com

Tis the season for pumpkins, candy, and spooky doings, which, of course, means it’s time for related events in MMOs. Earlier this month, DC Universe Online kicked off The Witching Hour event — which will run all the way to Halloween. The event introduces new feats for players to attempt as well as a repeatable […]

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Hi-Rez Restructures Upper Management As It Spins Off Skillshot Media Into A Separate Company 12.10.2019 MMOBomb.com

Well, here’s a bit of news I wasn’t really expecting. It’s not bad, but it is definitely a thing. Today, Hi-Rez Studios announced that its subsidiary esports and live media team would be spinning off to become its own company with Hi-Rez COO Todd Harris as the CEO and Founder. The reasoning behind this is […]

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Shroud Of The Avatar Backers Will Not Be Getting The Printed Copy Of The Sword Of Midras Book 11.10.2019 MMOBomb.com

Following the announcement that Portalarium and Shroud of the Avatar have been acquired by Catnip Games comes another bit of — likely disappointing for backers — information. As it turns out, the backers who chose to support the game at the Citizen level or higher and were promised a physical reward in the form of […]

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Another Launcher Cometh? The My.Games Store Is In The Works 11.10.2019 MMOBomb.com

Do you want another launcher for your online games? If so, then prepare for the My.Games Store, coming soon from the Russian developer and publisher formerly known as My.com. Players of the company’s games have received an email outlining plans to move the games in the current launcher to a new platform. In addition, “More […]

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CD Projekt Red Invites GOG Members To Join Gwent iOS Closed Beta 11.10.2019 MMOBomb.com

CD Project Red’s Witcher-themed card game Gwent is making its way to iOS devices. In fact, it won’t be very long at all until the game is available to everyone on the platform, as the set launch date is October 29. But, before that, there’s some testing to do. So, prior to the iOS launch, […]

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Operatives And Scoundrels Get The Focus In SWTOR’s Build-Up To Expansion 11.10.2019 MMOBomb.com

Star Wars: The Old Republic‘s advanced classes continue to get the pre-expansion writeups, and today it’s Operatives and Scoundrels who get put under the microscope in advance of the upcoming Onslaught expansion. The advanced classes have a focus on healing, which makes their new ability an easy one to find a slot for on your […]

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Hearthstone Team Quits Tournament, Citing Blizzard’s “Hypocritical” Stance As Stock Price Dips 11.10.2019 MMOBomb.com

The fallout from Blizzard’s decision to sack a Hearthstone pro player and two casters over pro-Hong Kong statements continues. Since yesterday’s summary, which included mention of a collegiate team that flashed a “FREE HONG KONG” sign during a streamed tournament, that team has received … well, zero punishment from Blizzard, though its members took it […]

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Astellia Review 11.10.2019 MMORPG.COM Latest News
Over the past three weeks, Astellia has been at the forefront of my game playing library. Developed by Barunson E&A Studio, Astellia is a generic Korean MMO which has been "redesigned" for western audiences. This is not the first eastern MMO with haughty ambitions of luring western audiences in, but does Astellia have what it takes to call players to it, or will MMO gamers be left searching the stars for something ...
Free to Play Cast: Hearthstone Walks Into A PR Nightmare And O’Brien Leaves Guild Wars 2 Ep 315 11.10.2019 MMOBomb.com

On this week’s show we run through some Rapid Fire news…including a battle royale being added to Fiesta Online, we break down what a high level departure means for Guild Wars 2, and we dive head first into the PR mess that Blizzard made banning a Hearthstone player. All that and more on this week’s […]

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You Want Cards? We Got Cards In TERA’s October 15th Update 11.10.2019 MMOBomb.com

In just five more days (on October 15), PC TERA players will finally have access to the Skywatch: Aerial Island update. As En Masse Entertainment announced before, the update introduces a new airborne island for players to explore. It also introduces a new Card Collection system that will allow players to customize their characters. To […]

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Breaks Down The Changes Coming To Operatives And Scoundrels 10.10.2019 MMORPG.COM Latest News
As Onslaught approaches for Star Wars: The Old Republic, the team behind the MMO has been steadily detailing the major changes coming to each class. This time around it's the Operatives and Scoundrels.
Because It’s Thursday… Epic Games Makes Its Latest Free Game Offering Available 10.10.2019 MMOBomb.com

Ah, Thursday. The rotation of the only games I actually bother with on the EGS right now — the free ones. This week, Epic is offering players a chance to get their hands on the regular edition of Haemimont Games’ and Paradox Interactive’s sci-fi city builder game Surviving Mars. The single-player game presents players with […]

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Players, Developers Push Back Over Blizzard’s Banning Of Hong Kong Hearthstone Player 10.10.2019 MMOBomb.com

“Life comes at you fast” has rarely seemed like a more appropriate cliche. Blizzard, and its parent company Activision, must be feeling like life is whizzing by at breakneck speed following its decision to remove a Hearthstone player from its Grandmasters Asia Pacific tournament after he came out in support of the anti-China, pro-Hong Kong […]

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Riot Offers More Information On The League Of Legends 10 Year Anniversary Celebration 10.10.2019 MMOBomb.com

In case you’ve forgotten, League of Legends is turning 10. We know. It’s easy to forget when apparently every game is having an anniversary of some sort right now. At any rate, the point stands, Riot Games has a bit of a celebration planned for October 15. When we first covered the event, there wasn’t […]

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Samhain Sneaks Into Secret World Legends And Funcom Announces Agent Creation Competition 10.10.2019 MMOBomb.com

I told you Funcom would be kicking off Secret World Legends‘ Halloween (or Samhain) event sometime soon. Of course, at the time I didn’t know when. And wouldn’t you know they went and had a stealth update and snuck it in on me? As expected, the event doesn’t really seem to have much new going […]

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Final Fantasy XIV All Saints' Wake Event Returns For Halloween 10.10.2019 MMORPG.COM Latest News
The Continental Circus is returning to Final Fantasy XIV, and with it the All Saints' Wake event! Just in time for Halloween, adventurers can make their way to the Woods of Gridania to check out the main ...
Forum Discussion: Have You Ever Called In Sick For An MMO? 10.10.2019 MMORPG.COM Latest News
Here's an interesting question for you: have you ever called in sick to play an MMO?
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