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  • Current Event
    10 days ago
    by canuck
    +4 +1

    Your WoW subscription buys Blizzard less than two weeks of toilet paper

    Blizzard is a pretty big company, but thankfully, its games seem to be bringing in enough to keep the lights on, and the bathrooms well-equipped. But just how much money does that require, and what kind of impact are you, a single player having on Blizzard’s ongoing ability to operate?

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by TNY
    +22 +1

    Even after mobile and console excursions, Blizzard boss says “we are PC”

    Blizzard promises it won't go mobile-only any time soon

  • Expression
    4 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +18 +1

    Blizzard Gifts WoW Veterans with Their Own Orc Statue

    Blizzard Entertainment is sending out Orc statues as thank you gifts to World of Warcraft players that have had an account for ten years. “As a way to thank our most loyal World of Warcraft players, we are sending a physical gift to players that have stuck with us since the very beginning,” Blizzard states on its support page. Last week, Battle.Net forum user Smitti posted pictures of the statue he received on the forums, revealing that the gift is a scaled-down replica of the giant...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +2 +1

    Blizzard have revealed Overwatch's loot box probabilities

    Blizzard has publicly revealed its Overwatch loot box probabilities as new Chinese regulations aimed at online gaming kicked in this month. These regulations, reported by Eurogamer sister site Metabomb, went live at the start of May and mean that games offering random loot systems in exchange for money (including Dota 2 and League of Legends) now need to disclose the probabilities working behind the scenes. There's a great writeup of what this means over on video game industry analyst ZhugeEX's blog, if you're interested.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by rhingo
    +22 +1

    Mike Morhaime founded Blizzard thanks to a $15,000 loan from his grandmother

    During today's pre-Blizzcon livestream, it was revealed that the now-massive game company Blizzard was founded with a loan from CEO and president Mike Morhaime's grandmother. "Allen [Adham] and I each contributed $10,00," Morhaime explained. "In order to get my $10,000, I borrowed $15,000 from my grandmother. She didn't charge me any interest, that was very nice of her. Before we had any games, before we had actually done anything, this was basically the doors opening and us starting out."

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by 8mm
    +1 +1

    Has Hearthstone become too expensive to keep up with?

    It’s a scenario that all but the richest Hearthstone players will be familiar with. There’s a hot new deck tearing up the ladder, but to play it you need to craft a powerful new legendary card. This time the deck is Tempo Rogue, the centerpiece of which is Prince Keleseth, a card that hardly saw any play before the recent nerfs to Fiery War Axe and Innervate. Time to grab my wallet and buy another bundle of packs, hoping to scrape together enough dust to craft the coveted prince. Which, it turns out, was totally worth it as I crush my opponents while climbing.

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by rexall
    +14 +1

    Blizzard Says Don’t Rule Out Hearthstone On Nintendo Switch

    Trusted Reviews managed to catch up with Hearthstone senior game designer Peter Whalen at this year’s BlizzCon 2017 event. One of the questions put to Whalen was whether there’s a chanc…

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by wildcard
    +14 +1

    Overwatch will tell you in-game when your reports result in bans, starting Tuesday

    Toxicity in Overwatch isn't going away, and Blizzard are developing tools to help fight it. After a little bit of a wait, one of the most requested is coming to the game on Tuesday, as part of the Winter Wonderland event patch. Once that drops, if you report a player and Blizzard takes action against their account, you'll be notified in-game. What else is coming soon? Check our run down of the next Overwatch updates.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by wildcard
    +14 +1

    Blizzard is hunting down toxic Overwatch players on YouTube

    Toxic player behavior in Overwatch’s competitive mode is on the decline, thanks to effort from both Blizzard and players, according to director Jeff Kaplan. Overwatch players have been reporting more bad behavior via in-game tools, but Blizzard is also going after toxic players proactively — specifically that the company is hunting them down on YouTube and taking action against them, even before any player has reported them.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by jcscher
    +10 +1

    Blizzard Warnings in New England with Another Nor'easter

    Blizzard Warnings have been issued for coastal areas of Massachusetts, including Cape Cod, ahead of another Nor'easter that will bring heavy snow and very strong wind gusts to the region.

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by jcscher
    +3 +1

    Snowiest March Day in Boston

    The latest nor’easter to blast through New England brought yet another round of heavy snow, high wind, and blizzard conditions.  Coastal flooding, snow-covered highways, and power outages brought much of the region to a halt.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by lexi6
    +2 +1

    Warcraft 3 marches on with its slow but steady resurgence.

    In February, Blizzard released a new balance patch to Warcraft 3 -- the first one in over 7 years. The changes in patch 1.29 buffed the weakest Heroes, nerfed the strongest ones, granted wide-screen support and were followed up with yet another round of balance changes in March. Now, Blizzard developers have confirmed there will be more patches in the future, each aimed at meticulously combing through the game, changing units, tech trees, and items in the process.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by Furious
    +1 +1

    Dev Watercooler: World of Warcraft Classic

    Greetings! Development of World of Warcraft Classic is underway, and we’re very excited to share some of the challenges and solutions we’re working on. As we mentioned last BlizzCon, the…

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by Chubros
    +10 +1

    Diablo III Is Coming To Switch Later This Year

    The day that was prophesied by a light switch is finally upon us: Diablo III is coming to Nintendo Switch this year. The news was meant to be announced tomorrow, but appeared today on Forbes in a post that’s since been deleted. Diablo III Eternal Collection on Switch will include the original game, the Reaper of Souls expansion, the Rise of the Necromancer pack, and all updates the game has received thus far. You’ll also be able to get an armor set that makes you look like Ganondorf from The Legend of Zelda, because I guess Ganondorf would be mad about the devil muscling in on his “crown prince of evil” turf.

  • Current Event
    9 months ago
    by ppp
    +7 +1

    Diablo at BlizzCon 2018

    BlizzCon 2018 is almost here and we’ve seen a lot of rumors flying around about our plans for Diablo at the show. These are very exciting times—we currently have multiple teams working on different Diablo projects and we can’t wait to tell you all about them . . . when the time is right.

  • Expression
    8 months ago
    by distant
    +12 +1

    50 Percent Of Blizzard Projects Never See The Light of Day

    Blizzard has a number of well-known games we've heard about (and even played in some cases) that never saw release – Starcraft: Ghost, Titan, and Warcraft Adventures, to name a few. In addition, Blizzard has killed numerous titles we've never even heard about. Executive producer Allen Adham told us a little about how the process works during an interview at BlizzCon 2018.

  • Current Event
    8 months ago
    by cone
    +7 +1

    The next major Overwatch update will require a full reinstall

    Blizzard have announced that for the game’s next major update, players will actually have to fully reinstall Overwatch. The next big patch is expected to introduce new hero Ashe to the live servers, as she’s currently being tested on the PTR. It sounds like the next update will do more than that, however. Blizzard is apparently making “fundamental changes” so significant that they can’t simply be patched over the game but will require a full reinstall to take effect.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by TheSpirit
    +21 +1

    Note From Blizzard Suggests That Diablo 4 Will Be Revealed in 2019

    Since Diablo Immortal‘s announcement at BlizzCon 2018, Blizzard has found itself attempting to placate disappointed fans who were expecting a new console/PC game reveal. There have been reports that the company pulled a Diablo 4 announcement from the event at the last minute (which Blizzard denied), and rumors of Activision’s growing influence having a role to play in the fiasco. For its part, Blizzard has reassured fans that there are multiple Diablo projects in the works. The studio acknowledged that it disappointed fans at BlizzCon 2018, and said that it’s actively listening to feedback

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by TentativePrince
    +10 +1

    New report reveals concern within Blizzard about Activision relationship

    A new report has revealed growing concern inside Blizzard about its relationship with owner Activision. A detailed article by Kotaku reveals questions about the way Blizzard, which has traditionally operated separate to Activision, has become more intertwined with its corporate overlord in recent times.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by melaniee
    +2 +1

    Blizzard’s trying to clean up Twitch chat by tying it to Battle.net accounts

    Since the earliest days of the Overwatch League, Blizzard has had a tough time getting fans, and even pro players, to behave themselves in Twitch chat. Whether it was spamming emotes or simply posting offensive messages, every week of the Overwatch League meant more and more bans. However, as we head into the league’s second season, Blizzard is trying combat Twitch chat toxicity through a new program that it will first test during Overwatch Contenders.

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by 8mm
    +18 +1

    Activision Blizzard Reportedly Cutting Hundreds of Jobs on Tuesday

    According to a new Bloomberg report, Activision Blizzard is planning to announce a massive round of layoffs on Tuesday that will result in hundreds of jobs lost. The outlet cities multiple sources familiar with the matter, who reveal the cuts -- which come in the face of slowing sales -- are part of restructuring aimed at centralizing functions and boosting profit.

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by Chubros
    +19 +1

    Kiss My Ass, Activision Blizzard

    Dear Bobby, Dennis, Coddy, Brian, Chris, et al., As a former Activision Blizzard employee, allow me to congratulate you all on posting a record $7.5 billion net revenue for the calendar year 2018, and on upending the lives of some 800 human beings that helped make that incredible feat possible.

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by Chubros
    +21 +1

    Blizzard: No major game planned for 2019

    Blizzard Entertainment has no “frontline release” planned for the 2019 fiscal year, the company announced today during its quarterly earnings call with investors, meaning there won’t be any new titles in the next 12 months — including a long hoped-for mainline entry into the Diablo franchise. “We expect materially lower financial performance this year,” said Activision Blizzard president Collister “Coddy” Johnson on the conference call, during which company brass discussed its 2018 fiscal year earnings. “2018 benefited from the release of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, whereas we are not planning a major frontline release for 2019.”

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by socialiguana
    +15 +1

    Activision Blizzard Reports Record Revenue as They Fuck Over 800 Employees

    Activision Blizzard, a company of more than 9,000 employees who’ve built some of the world’s most popular games, is a few things. They are a company who bragged about having a “record year,” on an earnings call this afternoon, a quarter where only raking in $2.4 billion in revenue was considered a disappointment. They are a company who granted a $15 million signing bonus and a $900,000 salary to a high-ranking executive who joined last month. And they are a company who just laid off around 800 employees, or 8% (!!!) of its total workers.

  • Current Event
    4 months ago
    by everlost
    +2 +1

    EA and Activision Blizzard CEOs featured in 'The 100 Most Overpaid CEOs' report

    The chief executive officers of two major video game companies have found their way onto a report that uses pay data to call out pay disparities in publicly traded American companies.

  • Current Event
    3 months ago
    by drunkenninja
    +25 +1

    Blizzard bribes female employees to track their sex, pregnancy, and moods

    Big Brother was so 1984. Now in 2019, it’s all about Big Blizzard.