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Gaming

'World of Warcraft' Has a Rape Problem

There’s an inn in WoW where aggressive players act out their rape fantasies on unsuspecting victims.
Dominik Schott
9.25.17
Wow

'World of Warcraft' Turned Its Auction Houses into Discos for a Day

Blizzard made houses of free commerce a place to free your inhibitions during a new 'micro-holiday.'
Leif Johnson
7.22.17
case closed

We Solved the Mystery of What Makes Up Tracer's Rewind Sound In 'Overwatch'

Can Tracer send us her SoundCloud mixtape?
Jacob Dubé
7.14.17
Azeroth

Even in 'World of Warcraft,' Writing Is a Shitty Gig

Endless work, guilty fun, and no reliable pay. The same is true for both the real world and Azeroth.
Leif Johnson
5.2.17
Overwatch

Blizzard's Most Hated Cheat Maker Is Unfazed By the $8.5 Million Case He Just Lost

CEO of Bossland says 'there's still a long way to go,' despite just losing an $8.5 million case.
Leif Johnson
4.7.17
march madness

The Motherboard Guide to Good Blizzard Internet

Binge-watch first, shovel later.
Samantha Cole
3.14.17
play of the game

Is China Starting to Buy More Video Games, or Does It Just Really Love 'Overwatch?'

Blizzard's popular shooter achieves massive sales despite widespread piracy and preference for free-to-play.
Leif Johnson
2.18.17
Gaming

Illegal 'WoW' Server Asks Other Illegal 'WoW' Server to Shut Down

In-fighting ensues in community of players trying to preserve legacy 'World of Warcraft' servers.
Leif Johnson
1.14.17
Gaming

Motherboard's Gift Guide for Toys You Can Only Get Inside 'World of Warcraft'

From laser tag and beer chugging to slicing up Hordies, World of Warcraft's got you covered.
Leif Johnson
12.24.16
Gaming

Blizzard Is Recreating 'Diablo 1' in 'Diablo 3,' and It's Pissing Players Off

Dec. 31 marks the 20th anniversary of the landmark Diablo RPG series, and fans think Blizzard's celebration is halfhearted at best.
Leif Johnson
11.6.16
Gaming

Having Conquered 'Go,' Google's DeepMind AI Takes on 'StarCraft II'

Google's DeepMind partners with Blizzard to create an AI API that'll be available next year.
Leif Johnson
11.5.16
Gaming

'StarCraft' Mod Makes Zerg Rushes Cuter Than Ever

Mod based on CarbotAnimation's StarCrafts set to hit StarCraft 2 on October 11.
Leif Johnson
10.9.16
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