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  • Overwatch Anniversary Event is Live

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    Overwatch Anniversary Event is Live

    New cosmetics await you.

    It's that time again. The time of the year in which Overwatch celebrates its anniversary. From now until June 10, 2019 you will be able to unlock various cosmetics just for playing the game and getting really lucky with RNG loot boxes. Alternatively, you can drop some of your hard-earned dollars to buy those RNG loot boxes directly.

    If you don't care about cosmetic items, you may be interested in diving back into some of the previous event activities that have returned. This anniversary event has brought back stuff like the Summer Games (Lucioball),...
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  • New 'Safe Haven' Cinematic for World of Warcraft

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    New 'Safe Haven' Cinematic for World of Warcraft

    Hey look, it's Thrall!

    Blizzard released a new cinematic video today for World of Warcraft. We see Varok Saurfang paying a visit to an old leader of the Horde. This particular cinematic is for the Rise of Azshara content update (8.2) for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. This new content update includes features like equipment slots on mounts, new zones (Nazjatar & Mechagon), a new raid (Azshara's Eternal Palace), and more.

    Now, can someone explain to me why Blizzard just hasn't made their own full-length film yet? Because it seems like it's a thing that totally...
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  • World of Warcraft Classic Release Date Set for August 27

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    World of Warcraft Classic Release Date Set for August 27

    Time to bust out those rose tinted glasses.

    Blizzard officially announced today that World of Warcraft Classic will be released this year. The re-release of the classic game is based off of the 1.12.0 version of the game that originally came out in late 2006. Though the release of Classic will include some "modern conveniences," it will largely still be the old WoW that you know and remember loving.

    The release date is set for August 27, but some players will get to partake of the old-timey action a bit earlier. Starting the week of May 22, some of those with...
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  • Warcraft and Warcraft 2 Now Available on GOG

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    Warcraft and Warcraft 2 Now Available on GOG


    GOG now has even more of Blizzard's older titles available for purchase and download today. Both Warcraft and Warcraft 2 are available through the GOG storefront. This release does include Tides of Darkness and Beyond the Dark Portal expansions.

    The first game can be yours for $5.99. WarCraft 2 can be yours for $9.99. You can get them both in a bundle for $14.99.

    GOG says that these releases have been "fully optimized to run out-of-the-box on today's operating systems." Those that pick up Warcraft 2 will actually get two versions of the game. The first...
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  • Blizzard Will Not Release Any Major Games in 2019

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    Blizzard Will Not Release Any Major Games in 2019


    Yesterday, news about Blizzard's upcoming year got a bit lost in the shuffle and understandably so. However, during yesterday's earnings call with investors, it was revealed that Blizzard has no "frontline release" planned for the 2019 fiscal year.

    In short: This means they aren't going to release any new titles in the next year. Yes, this includes the oft pined for desktop Diablo 4.

    Activision Blizzard president Collister Johnson had this to say during the call.



    That seems about as straight to the point as you can get....
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  • Activision Blizzard Lays Off Nearly 800 Employees Right After Announcing 'Record Year'


    This evening, Activision Blizzard began to inform numerous employees that they will be let go from the company. The layoffs started shortly after the conclusion of an earnings call made this afternoon. The company says that they will be eliminating 8% of its total staff. As of 2018, Activision Blizzard employed around 9,600 people. If this figure holds up, that means at least 770 people are now out of work.

    Those impacted by the layoffs are spread out across multiple Activision Blizzard departments. This includes Activision's publishing division, Blizzard, High Moon, and King....
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  • Soldier: 76 Confirmed to Be Gay in Latest Overwatch Short Story

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    Soldier: 76 Confirmed to Be Gay in Latest Overwatch Short Story


    Blizzard released a new short story for Overwatch today entitled Bastet. The latest story delivers heaping helpings of lore for those of you who are into that sort of thing.

    Among the big reveals in Bastest are little snippets in the lives of the Overwatch fighters from days long gone. For instance, we find out how Ana lost her eye. We learn that Reinhardt is not very good at stealth. And perhaps the biggest news, at least for those who make all of the rule 34 drawings, is the fact that Soldier: 76 is gay.

    The reveal came about as Ana catches Soldier: 76 going...
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  • Blizzard Attempting to Clean up Twitch Chat Dumpster Fire by Tying Accounts to Battle.net


    If you've ever been on Twitch for even a small amount of time, you probably have a decent idea of just how downright terrible the chat experience can be. It is especially egregious in larger chats and chats that lack proper moderation, filters, or spam reduction modes enabled. Even then, it's still kind of garbage. Blizzard realizes this and they are apparently taking their own steps to try to make the chat experience a little bit less crap.

    The studio announced that they will soon require anybody interested in chatting during various Overwatch matches to tie their Twitch...
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  • Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2018 Update is Live

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    Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2018 Update is Live

    From now until January 2, 2019, players can earn a bunch of new holiday themed goodies as part of the Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2018 update.
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  • PSA: Battle.net and Blizzard Gear Black Friday Sale

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    PSA: Battle.net and Blizzard Gear Black Friday Sale

    Are you noticing a theme concerning today's news yet? No? Ok.

    Blizzard and Activision, by way of their Battle.net client, also have a Black Friday sale underway. The sale, which began today, runs until November 26 (Overwatch sale lasts until the 28th for some reason) and includes discounts of up to 75% on games, bundles, upgrades, services, and more.

    Do you want Overwatch: Legendary Edition for just $19.99 (USD)? You got it. How's about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for $47.99? Yep, that's there too. Want to play some Diablo but you lack a phone? Then perhaps you would like to get Diablo III for just $9.99. But what...
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  • Blizzard Reportedly Pulled Diablo 4 Announcement from BlizzCon (Updated)

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    Blizzard Reportedly Pulled Diablo 4 Announcement from BlizzCon (Updated)

    I figure an entirely new news post for this would be appropriate. Yesterday, it was reported from Kotaku's Jason Schreier that Blizzard had apparently pulled a Diablo 4 announcement at the last minute from BlizzCon 2018.

    A video had apparently been recorded featuring Blizzard's co-founder Allen Adham talking to fans about a new Diablo project. The original statement says that Blizzard pulled this video announcement from BlizzCon 2018 at the last minute. Blizzard has since come forward to make a public statement about this, saying that no, this wasn't the case at all.
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  • Blizzard Reportedly Pulled Diablo 4 Announcement from BlizzCon

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    Blizzard Reportedly Pulled Diablo 4 Announcement from BlizzCon

    A new report from Kotaku's Jason Schrier says that Blizzard pulled a Diablo 4 announcement from BlizzCon ahead of the annual event. Last week, the single Diablo reveal was for Diablo Immortal, a new game coming exclusively to mobile devices running Android and iOS.

    Naturally, people were upset. This is despite Blizzard and the Diablo developers saying that they have "multiple teams working on different Diablo projects" but they would not talk about all of them during BlizzCon 2018.
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  • Warcraft 3 is Getting the Remake Treatment

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    Warcraft 3 is Getting the Remake Treatment

    Blizzard announced a remaster, or perhaps a remake, of the classic Warcraft 3 strategy game. It's called Warcraft III: Reforged and it was announced today to include new visuals plus new recreations of all heroes, units, buildings, and the environment.

    It also includes the usual Warcraft 3 features such as a lengthy 62 mission campaign that takes you all over Azeroth, four different races all with unique units and abilities, custom games, and player-created game types.

    There is a Standard Edition that is priced at $29.99 (USD) and a Spoils of War Edition for $39.99. The Spoils of War Edition includes the following bonuses:
    This gruesome contraption is a
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  • Diablo Immortal Announced for Mobile Devices

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    Diablo Immortal Announced for Mobile Devices

    Blizzard announced and revealed quite a bit of Diablo Immortal today, a new entry in the popular franchise that is coming to a mobile device near you.

    Wait! Hold up! Yes, it's a mobile Diablo game, but take a look at it this way: Instead of clicking a mouse thousands of times with your finger, you are tapping a screen with the same finger for just as many times. It's almost like it's the same thing but on a smaller screen. Yeah? Yeah, ok then let's check out what this is all about then.
    Enter the world of Diablo Immortal, a new entry in the Diablo universe. Featuring the fluid hack-and-slash action role playing game experience you know and love, this visually stunning mobile experience
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  • Nintendo to Release Official Diablo III Switch Bundle

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    Nintendo to Release Official Diablo III Switch Bundle

    Nintendo and Blizzard have teamed up to put together a nice looking Diablo III: Eternal Collection Switch bundle. It includes a copy of the game, a carrying case, and a special Diablo III console and dock.
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