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FFXIV shows a toxic community isn't an inevitability | Opinion

A bust-up over World of Warcraft's unwelcoming community highlights FFXIV's success: properly enforcing sensible rules

World of Warcraft team promises changes following Activision Blizzard lawsuit

Developers pledge to remove inappropriate in-game references and protect marginalised staff, but details remain scarce

Blizzard moves to block Fox's Diablo trademark

The TV network applied to register Diablo as a trademark for use on glassware, dinnerware and pet food in relation to its animated series HouseBroken

Jeff Kaplan leaves Blizzard

Overwatch game director and 19-year veteran of the studio steps down; Aaron Keller to take over role

Blizzard no longer developing new content for StarCraft 2

Developer will continue to issue balance fixes and work with partners on esports

Blizzard employees reportedly preparing demands for fair pay

As dissatisfied staff organise, spokesperson says management "looks forward to hearing from them"

Hearthstone pro says he was blacklisted after spouse criticized Blizzard

Team Liquid's Janne "Savjz" Mikkonen says he was punished because Christina Mikkonen "spoke up about the injust practices" of the company that laid her off, Blizzard responds

COVID-19: BlizzCon 2020 cancelled

Blizzard hints at digital event early next year

Blizzard and Paradox arrange care packages for remote-working staff during coronavirus lockdowns

Meanwhile, Sega added to growing list of games firms sending employees home to work

Amazon, Blizzard withdraw from GDC

Novel coronavirus concerns keeps more big names away from next month's conference

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

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