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The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: What role will indies play on PlayStation 5?

We also discuss how Overwatch 2 could present a new model for sequels, and pay homage to the Nintendo Wii

Blizzard's substance-less BlizzCon statement speaks volumes | Opinion

President J. Allen Brack's opening speech rings hollow as company changes no policies, stands by Hearthstone pro's ban for supporting Hong Kong protesters

Blizzard is adding ethnically diverse character skins with World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

Fifteen years after launch, players will be able to customise their character to match their ethnicity

Xiaomeng 'Liooon' Li is the first woman to win Hearthstone GrandMasters

Li is also the first woman to win a major competition across all Blizzard games at Blizzcon

US Hearthstone players banned for Hong Kong protest

Team that held up a "Free Hong Kong, Boycott Blizz" sign punished "for engaging in behavior disruptive to" tournament broadcast

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Can Blizzard recover from Blitzchung?

We discuss the wider impact of the backlash against the World of Warcraft publisher

Blizzard: Chinese interests "had no influence" on Blitzchung ban

Hearthstone developer reduces punishments for pro player's support of Hong Kong protesters as president J. Allen Brack insists response would have been the same to pro-China views

Blizzard forces name change for gay guild

Publisher renames "Gay Boys" as "Guild ZFXPK" in response to player reports, changes it back but says it can't stop it happening again

Publishers risk being trapped between the US and China | Opinion

After decades of deepening engagement with Chinese giants, publishers are on the frontline of a battle that goes beyond trade -- and will far outlast the Trump administration

Blizzard dismisses Hearthstone player for supporting Hong Kong protests

"I'm not [regretful] of what I said," says Chung 'blitzchung' Ng Wai

Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce ends 28-year career at company

"The time has come for me to step away from Blizzard and pass the torch to the next generation of leaders," says Pearce

Blizzard unleashes Google's DeepMind AI against European Starcraft II players

Experimental AlphaStar agent will play anonymously, but only against gamers who opt into test matches

Blizzard: "We're crafting stories for a global audience so our team needs to reflect that"

Director of story George Kristic on the Overwatch team's story dojos, lack of yes men, and why he wants more games with animated series

Mike Morhaime fully departs Blizzard this April

Long-serving exec is currently in advisory role, but will give up these responsibilities later this year

Former Blizzard employee alleges racism and discrimination drove him to leave

Jules Murillo-Cueller says abuse triggered panic attacks, nervous breakdowns and even plans for suicide

Blizzard cancels Heroes of the Storm Global Championship

Devs to be reassigned elsewhere, but game will continue to receive live support

Nate Nanzer: "The train has left the station" on esports opportunities

Overwatch League commissioner reflects on its inaugural year, the relationship between esports and traditional sports, and the League's role in diversity leadership

Blizzard cracks down on third-party Overwatch apps

Players using programs which "impede on the competitive integrity" of the game could face permanent bans

Blizzard locks sale of real money loot boxes in Belgium

Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm join growing list of games forced to halt sale of loot boxes by Belgian authorities

After 14 years, the biggest obstacle for World of Warcraft is time, not technology

Blizzard technical director Patrick Dawson on overcoming the challenges of continued development on an ageing MMO

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