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  • Jeff Kaplan is No Longer Leading Overwatch at Blizzard

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    Jeff Kaplan is No Longer Leading Overwatch at Blizzard

    Kaplan has left the building.

    The long standing game director for Overwatch, Jeff Kaplan, has parted ways with Blizzard after several years of employment with the studio. Kaplan was an employee at Blizzard for over 19 years. In his place as the new lead on Overwatch and Overwatch 2 will be Aaron Keller. Keller is an 18-year veteran of Blizzard and was one of the founding members of the Overwatch team. Keller worked on Overwatch alongside Kaplan since the beginning and also had a hand...
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  • Fans Angry After Blizzard Removes Game Time Purchase Options for World of Warcraft

    Players will no longer be able to purchase game time for just 30 days.

    Blizzard just announced some major changes to how you can purchase game time for World of Warcraft. The official forum posting by Blizzard, made by community manager Bornakk, says that starting now, players will only be able to purchase game time for World of Warcraft in increments of 60 days.

    This means that you will no longer be able to purchase game time in one-time payments of 30, 90, or 180 days...
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  • Diablo 2 Resurrected is a Faithful Remaster of a Classic

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    Diablo 2 Resurrected is a Faithful Remaster of a Classic

    Don't call it a remake.

    This past week at BlizzCon 2021, Blizzard Entertainment revealed that they were very much hard at work on a remaster of the much beloved Diablo II. More specifically, Vicarious Visions, the studio behind the highly praised Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 remake is the main studio responsible for this remaster, a fact that has put a lot of minds at ease as to the final quality of this upcoming remaster. Blizzard, alongside Vicarious Visions, have a very specific...
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  • World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic Announced

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    World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic Announced

    Venture once more through the Dark Portal.

    Soon, those who play World of Warcraft Classic will get to play through The Burning Crusade all over again. Blizzard shared some new information, screenshots, and a trailer today for World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic.

    Burning Crusade Classic will be a faithful recreation of the original release of The Burning Crusade. Players will once again get to explore Outland, "the shattered remains of the once beautiful orc...
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  • Diablo IV Rogue Reveal Trailer

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    Diablo IV Rogue Reveal Trailer

    A job well done.

    During the BlizzCon 2021 opening ceremony, we got ourselves a fresh look at Diablo IV. This comes courtesy of the new Rogue announcement trailer that Blizzard provided to some eager fans today.

    This class will combine both melee and ranged attacks "with incredible speed and mobility." The Rogue class will be able to take on the legions of the "damned with imbued weapons and specialized attacks." ...
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  • Diablo II Resurrected Announced for PC and Consoles

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    Diablo II Resurrected Announced for PC and Consoles

    Remastered and still just as evil.

    Blizzard, as part of their opening ceremony for BlizzCon 2021, finally revealed the Diablo II remaster that we have all been waiting for. Diablo II Resurrected brings the classic feel of Diablo II and Lords of Destruction to a modern age with revamped graphics.

    From the looks of it, all monsters, heroes, items, spells, and environments have been given a fresh makeover. Everything from the original release is here, just looking more pretty...
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  • No Overwatch 2 or Diablo IV in 2021

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    No Overwatch 2 or Diablo IV in 2021

    Keep those hype trains at the station.

    Activision Blizzard tweeted out some of the highlights from their earnings conference call that took just took place. You can begin to read about those right here on Twitter if you are so inclined. However, the big news from today wasn't how well (very) Activision Blizzard is performing.

    No, the big news today is that Activision Blizzard confirmed that neither Overwatch 2 nor Diablo IV will be out this year. This little tidbit was...
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  • The Overwatch Lunar New Year Event is Now Live

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    The Overwatch Lunar New Year Event is Now Live

    Earn some new skins with a new game mode.

    The Overwatch Lunar New Year event for 2021 is now live. It features new Epic skins, sprays, icons, and even a new game mode. The new mode is called Bounty Hunter and it's fairly straight forward. The player who gets the first kill of the match is transformed into the "Target." Everyone else is the Bounty Hunter. You earn extra points for killing the Target, but in doing so you become the new Target.

    Also returning for...
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  • Vicarious Visions Absorbed by Blizzard

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    Vicarious Visions Absorbed by Blizzard

    They are now fully dedicated to Blizzard games moving forward.

    Activision Blizzard announced today that they have merged their Vicarious Visions studio from Activision over to Blizzard. This news comes courtesy of GI.biz.

    This means that going forward, Vicarious Vision's team of about 200 people will be considered employees of Blizzard. They will be "full dedicated to existing Blizzard games and initiatives." In other words, Vicarious Visions will no longer be...
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  • Battle.net Gets a Fresh Visual Makeover

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    Battle.net Gets a Fresh Visual Makeover

    Different? Yes. Nicer? That's up to you to decide.

    Chances are, if you have played a Blizzard or Activision title in the past few years, you have done so through the Battle.net launcher game client of theirs. This hub for all things Blizzard has been more or less the same for about the past eight or so years now. However, that all is starting to change today with the launch of Battle.net 2.0.

    It is a fairly drastic change for the client, especially if you have gotten used...
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    Worst Game of 2020 - Warcraft III: Reforged

    A hellish year all began with one horrendous game release.

    On January 28, 2020, Blizzard released Warcraft III: Reforged to some potentially...
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  • Ovewatch is Free for Two Weeks

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    Ovewatch is Free for Two Weeks

    That's a lot of time to play.

    Tis the season for deals and freebies and Overwatch seems to be no exception to this rule. Blizzard has just made Overwatch a free-to-play title from now until January 4. That is almost two full weeks of hero action blasting rootin' shootin' fun that you can have.

    Usually, Overwatch is only free for a weekend or so but this is almost two weeks of freebie here. The Overwatch free trial offers full access to the game. There are no limitations...
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  • Naxxramas Raid Now Live in World of Warcraft Classic

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    Naxxramas Raid Now Live in World of Warcraft Classic

    It's 2006 all over again.

    The massive end-game Naxxramas raid is now live in World of Warcraft Classic. The 40-person raid can be found floating above the Plaguelands. Just like the original release of the raid, this one includes battles across four separate wings that are full of bosses, all of which eventually lead to the final fight in the central area.

    Rewards include nine-piece raid sets for each class. These sets include special bonuses when you equip 2/4/6/8 pieces...
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  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Expansion is Live

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    World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Expansion is Live

    Dive into the MMO's eight expansion from Blizzard.

    Blizzard's eighth major expansion for their popular MMORPG, World of Warcraft, launched just a short time ago this evening. This expansion takes players to a "world beyond the mortal realm" known as the Shadowlands.

    Players on both sides, Horde and Alliance, will "come face-to-face with the mysteries of death as they journey through the next world's wondrous realms." Those adventurers will get to team...
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  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Dated for November 23

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    World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Dated for November 23

    Less than a month away.

    Love them or hate them, Blizzard has been hard at work developing the latest expansion for World of Warcraft. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands was delayed back in early October of this year. At the time we had no idea when the new release date would be, but we now know.

    November 23, 2020 at 3PM (PT) is when Shadowlands will be released. For those of you in Europe, that release time is November 24 at 12AM (CET). ...
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