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  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by cone
    +6 +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.

  • Expression
    6 days 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
    1 month 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
    3 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
    1 year 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
    11 months 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
    9 months 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
    8 months 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
    8 months 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
    6 months 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
    5 months 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
    3 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.