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  • Diablo 4 is Always Online and Includes Microtransactions

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    Diablo 4 is Always Online and Includes Microtransactions

    This is the Diablo you pictured, right?

    Yesterday, Blizzard took time away from appeasing China to kick off their two day BlizzCon event for 2019. One of yesterday's big reveals was the announcement that Diablo 4 is coming. What they didn't share in their reveal announcement to the public is the fact that Diablo 4 will require an online connection.

    Not only that, but Diablo 4 will include microtransactions. Of course, all of this has a chance to change over the course of development, but I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you. Speaking of development,...
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  • Diablo 4 Officially Announced - First Details, Screens, and More

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    Diablo 4 Officially Announced - First Details, Screens, and More

    The franchise returns to its dark roots.

    Another unsurprising reveal at this year's BlizzCon was the announcement of Diablo IV. The sequel to the colorful action-RPG that is Diablo III promises to tone back the color gamut a wee bit, with hopes of appeasing fans of Diablo II.

    As with the other reveals made today, Diablo IV does not yet have a release date. However, we do know that it's in development for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. So far we know of three classes: Druid, Barbarian, and Sorceress. We also know that you will be traveling...
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  • Overwatch 2 Announced - First Details and Screenshots

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    Overwatch 2 Announced - First Details and Screenshots

    It's a sequel but you still play multiplayer with the first game.

    Blizzard announced Overwatch 2 today at BlizzCon. This sequel adds in a few PvE focused modes as well as the same multiplayer you are probably already well aware of.

    Up to four players can join forces to do battle against the computer in a series of Story Missions. There are also Hero Missions where players will have to defend cities against robot invasions. Both of these modes sound a lot like the limited time seasonal events that they already had in the first Overwatch. Only...
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  • Diablo Immortal BlizzCon 2019 Screenshots and Gameplay Details

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    Diablo Immortal BlizzCon 2019 Screenshots and Gameplay Details

    You still have phones, right?

    New details surfaced today out of BlizzCon 2019 for the upcoming mobile only Diablo game. First revealed at BlizzCon 2018, Blizzard has been quite quiet on all things related to Diablo Immortal. Today, they broke that silence to finally provide actual details about this game that made headlines last year for all the wrong reasons.

    Blizzard is calling Diablo Immortal a "full-fledged Blizzard quality mobile MMO ARPG Diablo experience." At present, Diablo Immortal is still in development for Android and iOS...
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  • Diablo 4 Information Leaks Begin

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    Diablo 4 Information Leaks Begin

    Assuming you trust a random Redditor, of course.

    A Redditor with a history of leaking some very accurate information on a number of titles, is at it again. Reddit user PracticalBrush12 just posted some of the first details on Diablo 4 just a day ahead of the start of BlizzCon 2019.

    To put some things into perspective here, PracticalBrush12 provided very accurate details for Persona 5S, provided the name of Ghost Recon: Breakpoint before it was announced, and even provided info about Pokemon Sword and Shield ahead of its announcement. It is because...
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  • Blizzard Loses Major Sponsor After Ban on 'Free Hong Kong' Hearthstone Pro

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    Blizzard Loses Major Sponsor After Ban on 'Free Hong Kong' Hearthstone Pro

    Blizzard continues to feel the impact of their ban of Hearthstone player Blitzchung.

    It has been noticed by a number of Hearthstone fans that Mitsubishi's logo was no longer showing up during a recent Asia Pacific tournament for the game. Those on Reddit first noticed the missing logo. From there, it was confirmed by Mitsubishi that they have pulled their sponsorship from Blizzard.

    This confirmation was made to The Daily Beast. Specifically, the branch that pulled its sponsorship from Blizzard was Mitsubishi Motors Taiwan, the Taiwanese branch...
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  • Blizzard Gives Six Month Ban to American University Team that Already Forfeited the Rest of the Season

    No, the casters weren't banned.

    It took Blizzard nearly a week to decide they were going to ban the American University Hearthstone players that held up a "Free Hong Kong, Boycott Blizz" sign during a recent tournament event. A week to decide that they were going to ban the team. It took them less than a day for Blizzard to issue a ban against professional Hearthstone competitor Blitzchung after he voiced his support for the Hong Kong protests.

    Today, Blizzard issued a ban against the team that already imposed a self-ban on themselves....
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  • Blizzard Issues Insultingly Pathetic Statement About Blitzchung Suspension and Reasoning

    The cowards just doubled down.

    Taking a page from politicians and businesses that know late on Friday is the best time to release news that you are positively ashamed to share, Blizzard has finally issued a statement about the recent ban on Blitzchung and two Hearthstone casters.

    Before we get into it all, let's just read what they have to say. Here is Blizzard's full statement as it currently appears on their website.



    Despite a reduction of six months for the suspension, Blizzard is still punishing Blitzchung. The...
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  • Blizzard Chooses Not to Ban American University Hearthstone Players Who Showed Support for Hong Kong

    The team decided to forfeit the season anyway over Blizzard's double standards.

    Blizzard continues to dig themselves into an ever deepening hole this week. It all began when Blizzard banned a professional Hearthstone player and took away his earnings after he voiced his support for the Hong Kong protests during a live-stream interview. The troubles continued when lawmakers and plenty of others loudly voiced their disgust over what they did. Some Blizzard employees even staged a walkout the other day to show their support for the banned player and broadcasters....
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  • Blizzard Employees Walkout in Protest of Unjust Ban on Pro-Hong Kong Hearthstone Player

    A small group of Blizzard employees are protesting against the actions of their employer.

    A small group of Activision-Blizzard employees staged a walkout on Tuesday afternoon of this week to protest against their employer. Earlier this week, Blizzard had banned a professional Hearthstone player, Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, after he voiced his support for the pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters. Blitzchung voiced his support during a post-game interview during an official livestream.

    Not only did Blizzard quickly cut away from the interview...
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  • Blizzard Bends the Knee to China, Bans Hearthstone Pro Blitzchung

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    Blizzard Bends the Knee to China, Bans Hearthstone Pro Blitzchung

    Pro player that voiced his support for the Hong Kong protests banned by Blizzard.

    Yesterday, we brought you the story about Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, a professional Hearthstone player that called for the liberation of Hong Kong during a post-game interview on the official Taiwanese Hearthstone stream. During the interview, Blitzchung wore a gasmask not completely dissimilar to the ones worn by protesters in Hong Kong. Blitzchung voice his support for those who have been protesting China's growing authoritarian control over Hong Kong.
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  • Blizzard Deletes Interview with Hearthstone Pro who Called for Liberation of Hong Kong

    A Hearthstone Grandmaster winner voiced his support for the Hong Kong protests and was silenced.

    During a post-game interview at the Hearthstone Grandmasters tournament, a player from Hong Kong was interviewed by the official Taiwanese Hearthstone stream. The player, Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, appeared in a gas mask similar to those worn by those participating in the ever ongoing Hong Kong protests.

    Wearing these masks has recently been banned in Hong Kong. This anti-mask law was enacted in an effort to deter the protests. This law...
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  • Overwatch: Coming to Switch in October

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    Overwatch: Coming to Switch in October

    Orders are now open for Overwatch on the Switch.

    Blizzard and Nintendo announced that Overwatch: Legendary Edition will be released on the Nintendo Switch. The competitive multiplayer game that most people are probably well acquainted with already, will hit the Switch on October 15.

    Pre-orders are open right now through the Nintendo eShop. The going price for the game is $39.99 (USD). If you do pre-order, you will get a Golden Loot Box with 1 guaranteed Legendary item in it.

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  • Overwatch Design Team Claims Sigma's Bare Feet Are Meant to Sell the 'Mad Scientist' Look


    The design of heroes, both visually and gameplay-wise, always sparked heated debates in the Overwatch community. In fact, dozens of YouTubers “rose to fame” recording videos where they shared their thoughts and opinions regarding in-game skins. Some of these videos are so in-depth that they analyze everything from how the particular skin fits the hero’s backstory to the color palette.

    Naturally, when the latest hero, Sigma, entered the Overwatch scene, people immediately started talking. That isn’t a new phenomenon in the gaming world, and...
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  • Blizzard Reveals New Overwatch Hero - Sigma

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    Blizzard Reveals New Overwatch Hero - Sigma

    For real though, what is that melody?

    Blizzard revealed a new character coming soon to Overwatch. Their name is Sigma and, according to the Overwatch Twitter, he is an "eccentric astrophysicist." Sigma's origin story can be found below. I'm sure there will be more revealed concerning Sigma in the coming days. ...
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