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  • Blizzard President Makes Sad Attempt at Damage Control with Internal Email to Staff

    Oh, don't worry, it somehow got worse.

    Activision Blizzard is being sued by the state of California after a two year investigation into the company revealed tons of sexual harassment and discrimination against female employees of the company. Today, an internal email sent out last night from Blizzard president J. Allen Brack was made public. Brack, one of the people named in the lawsuit, tries to address the allegations levied against the company, calling them "extremely troubling."...
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  • Activision Blizzard Sued by California After Two Year Investigation into Rampant Sexual Harassment

    The harassment is so bad it drove at least one person to suicide.

    After a two-year long investigation by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the state has filed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard due to the constant sexual harassment that female employees have been subjected to over the years. According to a report from Bloomberg, Activision Blizzard is said to foster a "frat boy" culture.

    This culture, left unchecked and unpunished for...
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  • Overwatch Crossplay Beta is Live; New Ashe Themed Event Also Live

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    Overwatch Crossplay Beta is Live; New Ashe Themed Event Also Live

    Play with friends across all platforms.

    Blizzard rolled out the beta for Overwatch crossplay today, something that they first announced earlier this month. This means that players on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and even Nintendo can group up and play together as if they were all on the same platform.

    All you need to have to participate is a connected Battle.net account. Full details on what you need to do to get things set up properly can be found at PlayOverwatch.com.
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  • Diablo II: Resurrected Unleashes Hell this September

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    Diablo II: Resurrected Unleashes Hell this September

    Arise, Diablo...

    Blizzard provided a new gameplay trailer this evening for Diablo II: Resurrected that was shared during Microsoft's Xbox Mega E3 Super Show. This new trailer says that Diablo II: Resurrected will be released on September 23, 2021 for the Xbox One and Xbox Series X. Worry not though, because it's also supposed to be released on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and the Nintendo Switch at the same time.

    The game will retail for $39.99 (USD) at launch....
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  • BlizzCon 2021 is Cancelled

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    BlizzCon 2021 is Cancelled

    Blizzard is hoping to have something in early 2022 for fans.

    Blizzard just announced today that BlizzCon 2021 isn't happening. Though the event was also cancelled last year due to the pandemic, the company did hold an online event called BlizzConline in February of this year. According to Blizzard, they may do something similar to that in early 2022 for fans.

    From the sounds of things, another BlizzConline event will take place alongside "smaller in-person gatherings."...
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  • Overwatch 2 PvP Reveal Coming Next Week

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    Overwatch 2 PvP Reveal Coming Next Week

    Blizzard is finally ready to share the goods.

    New Overwatch series director Aaron Keller said today that Overwatch 2's PvP will be revealed during a livestream taking place on May 20. This was announced today via Keller's first ever developer update since taking over for Jeff Kaplan.

    This upcoming stream will feature Keller alongside lead designer Geoff Goodman, art director Dion Rogers, and others in the development team. They will show off new maps for the game and talk...
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  • World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic Launches June 1

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    World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic Launches June 1

    The pre-patch will be out on May 18.

    Blizzard announced today that the official release date for World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic will be June 1 at 3PM (ET). Those of you who have an active subscription to World of Warcraft will have access to Burning Crusade Classic as no additional purchase is necessary here.

    On May 18, the pre-patch for Burning Crusade Classic will be released. On this date, every player of Classic will have a choice to make. You will have...
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  • Blizzard is Making Bank but is Bleeding Monthly Active Users

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    Blizzard is Making Bank but is Bleeding Monthly Active Users

    Profits go up as user counts go down? It's more likely than you think.

    The latest earnings report for Blizzard show that the development studio is making more money than before but its new monthly active users are going down. The company's latest quarterly financial results show that the company has 27 million monthly active users (MAU).

    This is actually a 29% decrease of MAUs over three years. In Q1 2018, Blizzard had 38 million MAUs. Apparently a big drop off happened...
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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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