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Games of a Lifetime: Sam's Picks

After more than ten years devoted to video games and the people who make them, Joystiq is closing its doors. We won't be reporting on the best games of 2015, so join us for one last hurrah as the Joystiq family reveals their Games of a Lifetime. Some days, it seems like cynicism and derision earn...

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Report: Blizzard sends statue to 10-year WoW veterans

We know you play World of Warcraft. It's okay, millions of people do. But have you been touring the world of Azeroth since the beginning? If so, you might be in for a treat from Blizzard, according to posts on the MMO Champion and Battle.net forums. MMO Champion has posted an announcement attrib...

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Best of the Rest: Sam's picks of 2014

WildStar I grew up during what I'd consider "the golden age" of MMO games. I was there for the launch of World of Warcraft, as well as earlier titles like EverQuest and Ultima Online. The genre has a very special place in my heart, and WildStar felt like the last, major, "true" MMO (as opposed to ...

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World of Warcraft once again tops 10 million subscribers

The last time we checked in on Blizzard's wildly successful online roleplaying game World of Warcraft, the MMO was bleeding players and subscriber numbers had fallen to 7.7 million. Thanks to the newly-launched Warlords of Draenor expansion, however, the game's fortunes have turned around. Accor...

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CoD: Advanced Warfare sees off big names to retain UK No. 1

It's that time of year when big-name franchises chuck lengthily-titled entries onto shelves, and the games with the longest names prevail. This week, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare kept top spot in the UK charts, holding off the likes of Assassin's Creed: Unity, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, L...

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Watch Blizzard's absolutely lore-ful WoW 10-year retrospective

First unveiled at Blizzcon, Blizzard's hour-long World of Warcraft "documentary" celebrates the MMO's upcoming tenth anniversary on November 23. Yup, 10 years, billions of dollars, millions of subscribers, 90 levels, 5 expansion sets and 1 awesome South Park episode. [Image: Comedy Central]...

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Warcraft reaches max level in adorableness with Funko toys

Funko's Pop! Vinyl series of collectibles is recruiting heroes, villains and creatures alike for its second run of figures based on Blizzard's Warcraft universe, Toy News International reports. The series will include three standard, 3.75-inch tall figures: the Horde's former warchief, Thrall (a...

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League of Legends tops MMO revenue list, Hearthstone No. 10

MMO games, including MOBAs, compose 21 percent of the worldwide digital game market and are on track to generate $11 billion in revenue this year alone, SuperData Research reports. By 2017, that number is expected to rise to $13 billion. In 2014, the No. 1 MMO in terms of revenue is League of Le...

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Boss Fight Books: Season 2 covers Metal Gear Solid, Spelunky, and more

The second season of Boss Fight Books will feature in-depth analyses of Metal Gear Solid, Baldur's Gate 2, and other landmark games, independent publisher Gabe Durham announced this week. Boss Fight Books: Season 2 is a collection of six books that each exhaustively cover a single game, with d...

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Blizzard boss responds to lack of diversity in games, marketing

Every few years the lumbering entity that is Blizzard forgets its demographics and diverse player base and goes on an apology tour. The latest one comes courtesy of the male-heavy marketing for World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, a potentially tone-deaf April Fool's joke and pivoting on a diver...

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