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Blizzard made a lot gamers happy when it released Diablo Immortal on mobile (Android and iOS) a day early. Not that it would have been a huge deal to wait one more day, but little moves like that can build up goodwill with a fan base. Unfortunately for Blizzard, it's erasing some of that goodwill with backlash over... Read more...
Everyone adores Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, right? No matter what your opinion is of the man, he has been helming the ship that produced titles like Call of Duty, and many other blockbuster game hits, for some time now. However, his allegedly pure profit-driven, soul-sucking reign could end after Microsoft’s... Read more...
Blizzard made some PC gamers mad as hell when it announced Diablo Immortal two and a half years ago, because at the time the developer said it was being launched exclusively to mobile. In a moment of redemption, Blizzard has decided to release Diablo Immortal on PC after all (in addition to Android and iOS), and the... Read more...
Blizzard recently hinted at a new survival game project, and its newly-unionized developers are super-excited about it. This may well be the most bizarre non-announcement of a new title in the history of gaming, but considering the parties involved it's ripe for discussion. You see, the company has framed the... Read more...
New head of Blizzard, Mike Ybarra, promises that the company will place teams and players at the forefront moving forward. This follows the news that Microsoft will be buying out Activision Blizzard in a blockbuster $68.7 billion deal. Microsoft sent the gaming world into a frenzy earlier this week, when it... Read more...
In the last few weeks, Activision-Blizzard leaders have been criticized for the handling, and in some cases enabling, of sexual harassment in the workplace following a California lawsuit. Furthermore, the game development company employees have likened the employee culture to a frat house with a strong “bro culture,”... Read more...
Last year's Overwatch League was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that temporarily pumped the brakes on some interesting AI projects, as well. At the time, Blizzard and IBM were set to announce that Big Blue was about to become the cloud, AI, and machine learning analytics partner for the game's official... Read more...
Though we may be on an upswing, the COVID-19 pandemic will have rippling effects across many industries in the coming months, and even years. One such effect is the loss of in-person events and shifts en masse to online interactions. It appears that Activision-Blizzard, however, sees this as the way forward rather... Read more...
Back in September, the World of Warcraft team asked players what they would want as their next mount. The options players had to choose from were pretty varied, including a spider-like Nerubian Swarmer and a Soaring Spelltome -- an actual book that players would be able to fly around the world with as a mount, should... Read more...
Blizzconline (BlizzCon) has been going on for the past two days, and it has brought plenty of announcements for all of Blizzard’s IPs. Amongst these updates, a new character class was announced for the unreleased Diablo IV: Rogue. This class returns from the original Diablo and has several nifty skills shown off in... Read more...
Just over 14 years ago, the first expansion to World of Warcraft released, and sold millions of copies in short order (almost 2.4 million on the very first day). Now it appears to be getting another release. For a brief time, assets pertaining to World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic appeared on Blizzard's... Read more...
On same level, we all have wounded souls, in one way or another. Only most of us do not get a cinematic trailer that revolves around these injuries. Not so for Uther the Lightbringer, who is featured in Activision-Blizzard's new World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Afterlives: Bastion cinematic trailer, which lasts nearly... Read more...
The development team at Blizzard working on Diablo IV has offered up its latest quarterly update on the game. The team says that they are excited to share some of the progress that has been made on the game and notes that they have fully transitioned to working from home. While working from home has impacted the... Read more...
Most gamers would likely agree that massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) are no fun when cheaters abound. Thankfully, Blizzard recently took steps to keep cheaters in check by banning over 74,000 World of Warcraft accounts. The “banwave” involved accounts based in the Americas, Oceania, and Europe. The vast... Read more...
Activision-Blizzard is keeping itself busy developing a bunch of games, one of which might be a remake of Diablo II, the classic hack-and-slash RPG that came out nearly two decades ago. It is said Blizzard is calling it Diablo II Resurrected. According to the report, Blizzard is aiming to launch Diablo II Ressurected... Read more...
Perhaps in a parallel universe, StarCraft: Ghost (not to be confused with StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty) released as originally planned, and spawned a series of sequels over the past decade and a half. In this universe, however, StarCraft: Ghost became vaporware, and then outright cancelled. Gone but not forgotten... Read more...
Blizzard has begun granting refunds to gamers who purchased WarCraft 3: Reforged because the game has been unpopular, and many buyers are upset with the quality of the game. Some gamers are so unhappy that there have been calls for lawsuits against Blizzard. To fend off any potential legal battles, Blizzard has begun... Read more...
At long last, Blizzard finally announced a "supercharged sequel" to Overwatch during BlizzCon 2019 (along with Diablo IV, in case you missed the news). Overwatch 2, the next installment of the developer's hugely popular first person hero shooter, will build upon the original's game foundation of player versus player... Read more...
Earlier today, a leak pertaining to Diablo IV hinted that the game would feature an even darker and grittier tone with a few winks and nods to Diablo 2. Well, Blizzard today at BlizzCon 2019 officially announced Diablo IV, which it confirms will have "dark, visceral gameplay" that will appease longtime fans. If you... Read more...
It has been an interesting week for Blizzard Activision, to say the least. The developer-slash-publisher found itself in the midst of a viral hellstorm after deciding to issue a one-year suspension to professional Hearthstone player Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, in apparent reaction to him voicing support for Hong Kong... Read more...
Activision Blizzard (just Blizzard from here on out) finds itself mired in controversy after suspending Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, a professional esports player, for one year and forcing him to forfeit a $10,000 prize he had one in the Hearthstone Asia-Pacific Grandmasters Tournament. His suspendable offense was... Read more...
There has been a rumor that Overwatch would be heading to the Switch, and during the recent Nintendo Direct broadcast, it was confirmed to be true. Overwatch Legendary Edition is in fact bound for the Switch, arriving on the hybrid game console on October 15 in North America. Eager fans can preorder the game... Read more...
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