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Heroes of the Storm

This Tracer trailer for Heroes of the Storm is so dang charming

I haven't gotten to play as Tracer in Heroes of the Storm yet because I don't have Overwatch pre-ordered and she won't be widely available for purchase in the store until next week, but that's okay. There's this utterly adorable animation...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

No ifs, ands, or butts: Heroes of the Storm's Tracer is a beast

Blizzard seemed unsure of Overwatch at first. Before the warm reception in the beta, it only toyed with the idea of releasing a character to represent it in Heroes of the Storm, citing that one would only come after the launch of ...

 
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Blizzard

World of Warcraft: Legion launches August 30

World of Warcraft: Legion, the MMO's sixth expansion, will launch August 30, Blizzard just announced. Taking place on the heels of Warlords of Draenor, this $50 add-on raises the game's level cap from 100 to 110, introduces a new demon...

 
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Overwatch

We're two weeks out from the Overwatch open beta

This whole not-being-able-to-try-Overwatch thing has been a bummer, but our day will come. Blizzard is officially winding down the closed beta on Monday, April 25, so if you're still compulsively checking your email for access, you can stop...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Tracer is unrelenting in Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard is transplanting Tracer from Overwatch to Heroes of the Storm soon and after watching this video summing up her play style and abilities, I have a pile of gold with her name on it. She's a rapid-fire ranged assassin who can attack...

 
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Warcraft

There's a new Illidan-centric Warcraft book out this week

As a lead-in to the Demonhunter-filled World of Warcraft expansion Legion (set to launch later this year), a new novel has been released simply titled "Illidan." Illidan is a very complex character who is constantly shifting ...

 
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Overwatch cosplay

Hot damn this Tracer cosplay is on point

Here's is the best cosplay I've seen since that Lightning get up that looked like it could be in-game, or at least a high-res action figure photo shoot. And since it's not Lightning, the model has the added challenge of actually needing to ...

 
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Diablo II

This fan-made Diablo II project is housed entirely in StarCraft II

A fellow by the name of egodbout2 has taken it upon themselves to recreate Diablo II in the form of a project called "The Curse of Tristram." But it's not just any old fangame, it's actually a mod for StarCraft II. Impressive! Wha...

 
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Diablo III

Diablo III's Season 5 is ending soon

Many Diablo III players are getting an extended bit of fun out of the seasonal character system, which is currently running with Season 5 at the moment. For reference, this is a challenge of sorts where people level and power up charac...

 
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Azmodunk

Capturing that 'nothing but net' sound in Heroes of the Storm

I'm always fascinated by video game sound design. I mean sure, we've all seen about a million features of the Gran Turismo dudes crawling under sports cars to get the exact pitch of the exhaust right, so some of the mystery is gone. But I c...

 
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Blizzard

After one year in operation, Blizzard moves to shut down unofficial Vanilla WoW server

For the past year, a private World of Warcraft server called Nostalrius has been in operation, with one goal in mind -- preserve the original Vanilla experience, without any additional expansions or updates. It's a noble goal, but...

 
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Blizzard

Heroes of the Storm has unlocked every character for the weekend

In celebration of the Heroes of the Dorm finals this weekend, Blizzard is running a special in-game promotion that you're gonna want to check out. Besides an XP bonus that will work on top of any other boosts you have active (like the one f...

 
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Blizzard

Here's when you can buy tickets for BlizzCon 2016

Blizzard has announced the dates and ticket prices for BlizzCon 2016. BlizzCon 2016 - which marks the convention’s tenth anniversary - will take place on Friday, November 4, 2016 and Saturday November 5, 2016 in the Anaheim Convention...

 
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Overwatch

Overwatch developers talk about exactly how their netcode works

I had this explained to me in person while visiting Blizzard's headquarters recently, and it's all fascinating stuff. As a result of all of the conversations having to deal with netcode on the forums and reddit, two Overwatch developer...

 
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Overwatch

Overwatch introduces ranked play in latest patch

Overwatch is constantly adding new features and tweaks to the core game during its beta session, and another big one is coming. Blizzard has just pushed ranked play into the mix, which has its own divisions in tow. Once players are lev...

 
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Butts, butts everywhere

Surprise, you can still see Tracer's ass in Overwatch with her new pose

Remember when Blizzard decided to remove a pose for Tracer from Overwatch? You couldn't possibly forget, as the internet hasn't stopped arguing about it since it happened, blaming each other and just being all-around unpleasant. Well, fret ...

 
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Overwatch

It's Tracer vs. Widowmaker in this latest Overwatch animated short

Blizzard is back with "Alive," its second in a line of animated shorts for Overwatch. As teased at the end of the last video, it's Tracer time! The vignette also revolves around Tekhartha Mondatta, the stoic omnic monk, as well as the no-g...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Tracer hits Heroes of the Storm on April 19, sadly sans butt pose

Blizzard has finally shared the release date for Overwatch's Tracer, who is hitting Heroes of the Storm in a crossover event of sorts. Players who pre-order the game on PC will net her on April 19 -- and she'll hit the general public a week...

 
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Hearthstone

Blizzard teases Hearthstone MMO for April Fools'

Blizzard usually has the best April Fools' joke, and they're at it again with a Hearthstone MMO pitch, complete with an over-the-top announcer that sounds like he's selling cans of Surge in the 90s. It's basically a mockup of Hearthsto...

 
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Starcraft II

Blizzard jokingly reveals 'birds' as the fourth Starcraft II race

Birds, man. They ruin everything! Not according to Blizzard though. They love birds so much that they're willing to put them in Starcraft II as the fourth race to compete against the Terran, Protoss, and Zerg. They even created some an...

 
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Blizzard

Blizzard's HQ is just as over the top as you'd expect

I had the chance to visit Blizzard's headquarters in Irvine, California last week for an Overwatch event, which has basically been a lifelong dream of mine since I first played The Lost Vikings on the SNES. It didn't disappoint ei...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm's Dehaka feels undertuned but fun

Heroes of the Storm has added the Zerg Warrior Dehaka today, and even though he's enjoyable, I doubt he'll shake up the meta much. Dehaka's kit is enticing. His Q can pull enemies like a more effective Stitches hook; his E burrows to avoid ...

 
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Blizzard tour

One thing in particular stuck out to me while touring Blizzard's studio

While we were walking the halls of Blizzard's headquarters last week, attending an Overwatch preview event, one rule was laid out for press -- "if it's on tile, you can take pictures; if you're on carpet, don't do it." As luck would ha...

 
StarCraft II review
Blizzard's triple-release strategy for StarCraft II really paid off. While it seemed like a complete scam at first, the studio went all out and supported the game throughout its lifetime, and if we're lucky, for the next decade or so. Every expansion added something new and now, we have StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops, a bite-sized DLC of sorts that takes place over multiple chapters.   read

Overwatch on consoles
So, if you haven't heard, Overwatch -- which is definitely not a MOBA -- is pretty good! With a class-based system and twitchy, arena shooter gameplay, it grabbed me from day one, especially on PC. I recently had the chance to spend an entire afternoon with the console build, and chatted with producer Jeff Kaplan about the project.   read

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Overwatch

Blizzard cuts Overwatch victory pose at fan's request (Update)

[Update: Kaplan recently posted a follow-up, elucidating on the team's decision to replace the animation. "We weren't entirely happy with the original pose, it was always one that we wrestled with creatively. We made the decision to go with...

 
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Dehaka

Heroes of the Storm's Dehaka sure looks fun to play

Blizzard just posted a Spotlight video for Dehaka, who is set to arrive in Heroes of the Storm next week. You'll get a brief rundown on Dehaka's Zerg background, as well as a full explanation of his abilities. In short, his passive is ...

 
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Overwatch

The Overwatch beta just added a ton of new stuff

Overwatch has made a lot of progress since it launched in closed beta form, and this week, a new update dropped. "Play of the Game" has been tweaked to highlight more styles of play, a new map, Route 66 has been added, and a number of quali...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Wow, several Heroes of the Storm characters just got reworked

Blizzard just put out a PTR (public test realm) patch for Heroes of the Storm, and the community is pretty happy with it. Not only does it add Dehaka and the new map into the mix, but it also adds ranked bans (!), a number of new quality of...

 
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Diablo

See the original eight-page pitch for Diablo

"We believe these expansion disks should be priced at around $4.95 with the hope that they would be placed near cash registers as point-of-purchase items. Players would buy these packs as an afterthought, or maybe in an attempt to collect t...

 

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CoilWhine

Played and streamed some more Yakuza 3 (that shibe is so cute!), made a few memes for YouTube but nothing really

 
Torchman

When your title mech doesnt show up for over half the shows length, maybe, juuuust MAYBE, you shouldve had more Too rushed for some moments to have any real Mechs been pretty badass so far

 
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Im physically/emotionally exhausted and fed up with

 
Parismio

Since I now have Runbow, it occurs to me that no one has mentioned its new DLC and that Lilac from Freedom Planet is a free character!

 
Sr Churros

Saw this on Twitter, had to share

 
Sarah Jane Farron

:( Today has been pretty bad for Really dislike Nioh and stuck with terrible players on my teams on both Overwatch and TF2 with the latter taking an hour to figure out how to launch it without it I say! Sleep and onwards to tomorrow!

 
Pixie The Fairy

Thing Im trying to sort from the Avengers movies: Everyone is absolved for succumbing to mind control except for Tony And Scarlett Witch sends Hulk to terrorize a Loki gets out of warping minds with a But hes my brothe from

 
Parismio

Alright i got two codes Wiiu versions of affordable space adventures and Shante: Pirates Curse

 
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Oh shit, its only

 
worm jerky

Just discovered the Yakuza series after buying 5 on sale and finally putting some real time in with 4, which I got with PSPlus a while Now I dont even care about anything else its like Im trapped in Yakuzaville!!

 
AvtrSpirit

While debate rages on over who is best waifu and best robotu in Overwatch, its abundantly clear that Hanzo is best

 
lewness

Was nervous because I thought you botched getting the Morion Blade if you didnt get Yuria to talk about Orbeck before finishing the Usurpation Turns out you can still do I did do it right after killing Dragonslayer so that helped?

 
Madoka Malika

done with all my classes for the semester! SUMMER TIME IS FINALLY HERE!!

 
Mike Wallace

I cant seem to summon up any interest in I like the look, the music, the upbeat approach, and Road Hog is my kinda But I just dont feel All I see is another Titanfall, another Heroes of the

 
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Jinx 01

PSA the May 5th Open Beta of Overwatch seems to have already started, at least on Though so far Ive only done the tutorial

 
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OnlyWatch no more! At least not until Monday :D

 
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Got codes for Shantae Pirates curse for 3DS and Affordable space adventures, and retro city rampage for the

 
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This is my cover photo on Facebook and it makes me smile

 
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Star Wars Episode Red: Coming Soon!

 
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That feeling when you get 100% on the semester long project, meaning you got 100% for the entire

 
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I tried the Nioh demo and I just dislike it so I love the idea but I feel like the execution is so Takes what From Software does right and makes it Some love it but for me, its so flawed I feel its Nothing positive for

 
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Tomorrow is 5 de Mayo and today is May the 4th, so by compromising in a middle

 
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Bad new: I fucked up PSO2 instalation Good news: I will even have more tips of what not to do when installing

 
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One day left and of course I have to work *cries* Heres hoping for a release date, new party member unveiled and trailer :D

 
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#Canadaproblems

 
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Time to drink some really good beer, get really drunk, and scratch some really large lottery Happy Star Wars Day!

 
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