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What’s the best game that’s uncomfortably pro-monarchy? The Best Games Ever Show Episode 50

Hey fellas, is it royalist to build an entire artistic medium around individual power fantasies? Welcome to the Best Games Ever Show episode 50: The best game that is uncomfortably pro-monarchy. Video games are absurdly monarchist. Nintendo’s biggest franchises both have you running around after a princess. Final Fantasy is littered with royals showing up as quest givers, party members, and protagonists. Fable III is entirely about seizing your divine right to rule, and leads to an infamous sequence where you are tasked with deciding the fate of the kingdom through a series of binary decisions: the point of the…

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Blizzard is reportedly facing a $43.5 million lawsuit from NetEase over refunds

It’s unclear how far along the lawsuit might be. Following their split earlier this year, NetEase is reportedly suing Blizzard over the refunds for games no longer available in China. Last year it was announced that Blizzard would be pulling games like World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Overwatch from China due to it and NetEase being unable to come to an agreement on a new contract. Services for these titles, and other games like Warcraft 3, the StarCraft series, and Diablo 3, all went offline January 23, ending the 14 year agreement between the two companies. Now, according to a…

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Our favourite RPS videos from 2022

Hello! VidBud Liam here. You may recognise me from those videos that autoplay on every page. Or not. It depends on how quickly you scroll past, I suppose. I joined team Arpus all the way back in February, and to say the last 11 months have been a whirlwind is a bit of an understatement. In less than a year I’ve made just under 90 videos covering a wide range of topics from major releases to international gaming events and brand-new hardware. My first year at RPS has been busy, basically. So when Katharine asked me to pull together a…

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Inventory Space: getting into World Of Warcraft in 2022 reveals a disjointed MMO buckling under the weight of its expansions

I’m extremely excited to announce Inventory Space! A new video series in which Liam and I spend our precious free time with massive live-service games to see how much they demand from our schedules. Are we able to truly experience everything these games have to offer without sacrificing the bits of our daily routines that keep us from withering away at our monitors? How many hours do you really need to invest in order to fully experience a game? And is it even worth it, in the end? Inventory Space will – hopefully – give you a better idea of…

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World of Warcraft players are stocked up on snacks and ready to go hard on the Dragonflight launch

Some are going healthy, some are planning to fight for their life in and out of the game. The launch of a new WoW expansion is nearly here. In less than 24 hours, tens of thousands of players will spew into World of Warcraft: Dragonflight for all-nighters and gaming marathons. For this sort of undertaking you need passion, will, and lots of snacks. And so the internet is ablaze with the hauls of food and drink every true hero needs when taking on a new expansion from day one. We’re talking about a vast stretch of different options, from the…

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Blizzard is pulling some of its games from China due to contractual disagreement with NetEase

Apparently, a new deal fell through due to a “jerk.” Blizzard Entertainment has announced it will suspend most Blizzard game services in mainland China due to the expiration of the current licensing agreements with NetEase. Come January 23, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Warcraft 3: Reforged, Overwatch, the StarCraft series, Diablo 3, and Heroes of the Storm. World of Wacraft: Dragonflight Launch Cinematic “Take to the Skies” Blizzard and NetEase have had a licensing agreement since 2008, which covers the publication of Blizzard titles in China. The reason the two companies are kind of parting ways, is due to the two…

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Blizzard is giving away a $3,000 mount for free and some players are annoyed, here’s why they’re wrong

The Fel Drake is worth a lot of cash… in theory. Giving it away is a ballsy move. World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is coming in hot, and as you can imagine there’s a big push from the gnomes behind the wheel at Activision Blizzard to ramp up some hype around the launch. They have, after all, been deep in bad PR muck for a while now, and thanks to the bin fire around Overwatch 2, the company needs a win. How it will generate excitement? Giving away a ludicrously expensive mount for free. The company plans to do so via…

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Blizzard and NetEase have canceled development on a World of Warcraft mobile game

It’s been canned, apparently. Blizzard and NetEase had a World of Warcraft mobile game in the works, but the companies have apparently canceled development on the project. This is according to a Bloomberg report which states the mobile version of the MMO was in development for three years before being canceled. The report states the cancellation resulted in the disbandment of a 100-strong team at NetEase, with only some offered positions elsewhere in the company. Apparently, there was a disagreement between Blizzard and NetEase over financial terms leading to the project’s cancellation. People familiar with the matter said the MMORPG,…

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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic arrives on September 26

Bring a fitting end to one of World of Warcraft’s most iconic villains. Blizzard has announced World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic will be released in September.. Starting September 26, the re-creation of WoW’s second expansion will be released at no additional cost to all players with an active subscription. This expansion will be available on all World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic realms. In your effort to confront the Lich King, you will take a dangerous journey across the wintry forests and snowy peaks of Northrend, the single largest land mass ever added with a WoW…

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World Of Warcraft: Wrath Of The Lich King Classic is out September 26th

It’s not just Stranger Things that gets to star undead wizards this year. World Of Warcraft: Wrath Of The Lich King Classic releases on September 26th, Blizzard have revealed. Take a nostalgic trip back to Northrend to tackle the evil Lich King, Arthas Menethil, and check out what’s changed since the original. Watch the trailer below to refresh your memory from all the way back in 2008. Read more

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Blizzard acquire Spellbreak studio to focus on World Of Warcraft expansions

Blizzard is buying the development studio responsible for magical battle royale Spellbreak, Proletariat, and moving their staff over to work on World Of Warcraft. The purveyors of all things Azeroth confirmed the buyout in a statement to VentureBeat. News of the acquisition comes just a day after Spellbreak’s imminent demise was revealed by Proletariat on the game’s website. Read more

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World Of Warcraft Streamer Allegedly Harassed Off Of Twitch By Ex-Cop

A 29-year-old former airport cop, Evan Baltierra, was arrested this week and charged in federal court with allegedly harassing a World of Warcraft streamer off of Twitch. The two met in person at BlizzCon 2019, according to an accompanying affidavit, but when the streamer declined to be his “valentine” and later took away his mod privileges from her Twitch channel he allegedly began a targeted harassment campaign against her, her boyfriend, and her family.

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Activision Blizzard shareholders approve the company’s $69 billion acquisition by Microsoft

Shareholders in Activision Blizzard approved overwhelmingly to accept Microsoft Corporation’s offer of $68.7 billion (£54.66 billion) to acquire the company at yesterday’s Special Meeting of Stockholders. More than 98% of the shares voted in favour of the buyout offer, Activision Blizzard confirmed in a statement released on their website. The largest payment for a technology company in recorded history, toppling Dell’s acquisition of EMC Data Storage from 2016, it’s now expected the deal will conclude during Microsoft’s fiscal year, which ends on June 30th 2023. Read more

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World of Warcraft’s next expansion is Dragonflight, has plenty of dragons

Blizzard Entertainment revealed the latest expansion for their mega-MMORPG World of Warcraft, the high-fantasy Dragonflight, last night. It has an Azeroth-load of dragons in it. That is all. Well, not all, because Blizzard also showed off that Wrath of the Lich King is coming to World of Warcraft Classic later this year. WoW, it’s not just the economy that feels like 2008. Read more