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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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Overwatch

Keep these Overwatch animated shorts coming

Blizzard is producing a number of animated shorts for its team-based shooter Overwatch and this one, "Recall," centers on Winston the scientist gorilla. If you're expecting there to be an origin-story flashback showing him as a big-eyed ba...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Artanis makes for a cool shogun in Heroes of the Storm

StarCraft's Artanis as a shogun? I'm feeling it. Blizzard is also demoing "Shadowpaw" Li Li and the recently-revealed Dehaka, who even with an alternate "Mecha" skin is missing part of an arm. Also, he knows Drake's dance moves. I rarely d...

 
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Overwatch

Blizzard is going all out for Overwatch with art, animated shorts

I can appreciate that Blizzard doesn't go into anything half-cocked. I mean, look at Titanfall. It's a great shooter with well-crafted mechanics, but who gives a shit about that world and the characters in it? I couldn't recall anyone impor...

 
Heroes of the Storm
Heroes of the Storm is getting a brand new battleground very soon in the "next big patch" (which is also said to see the introduction of Tychus and Gazlowe reworks). It's called the Lost Cavern, and it eliminates map objectiv...   read

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Heroes of the Storm

Zerg terror Dehaka confirmed for Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard spilled the beans today -- Dehaka is coming to Heroes of the Storm as a Warrior that cannot mount, but can burrow into any bush or vent on the map with a 40 second cooldown. Whoa! He'll be the game's 50th character, and new sc...

 

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Madonna oficially became a female MMO character now

 
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Fair to say the Dota 2 addiction is Have no idea why, the game just never seems to get

 
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I wish the Storm ruler did a little more than just kill 1 it would have been epic if it casted a strong wind projectile that could disarm enemies or At least chew stamina or Its underutilization is a

 
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Friendly reminder that Pocket Card Jockey is coming out in 2 days and will consume my life at that

 
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Chapter 8 gave me 360 snipes for days on end Still not enough to make up for Roger

 
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Hub music, huh?

 
Sr Churros

Welp, Phantasy Star Online 2 failed to run and accuses a missing Either I somehow fucked up when installing or I just need to update Checking for missing game files right now , it is so Current status:

 
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General question: Do other Dtoiders have a shame game? a shame game is game you got by mistake, in a bundle or some other way that youd be embarrassed other people knew you have in your

 
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I finished Senran Kagura Estival Versus Also, I wrapped up the remaining challenges on Also, I made progress on Dark Souls It has been a good Who needs the outdoors?

 
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Holy shit! Konami has announced a new game? And its coming to every Sony console AND every Nintendo one?! And its from an old Huson Soft IP?!? And its NOT Bomberman?!?! EDIT: And it may just be a PS2 port somehow severely mislabeled on top of that?!

 
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PSA: Do not buy the Last Maharaja DLC for AC It is hot trash and Bretts 6/10 is 4 points too Awful, janky and Jack the Ripper though, that is excellent Do get

 
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Steam made a little addition that I *really* Part of the problem with reviews is that games change a lot with patches & updates, especially in Early This makes it easier to see where a game is at the

 
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My best friend (who introduced me to Dtoid) is developing a game and could use some feedback on his It means so much to me that he succeeds that Im using my 200th QP! Any feedback you leave here Ill pass onto him

 
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11 years later and this is still my favorite hub world music in a Id just leave the game open and do other stuff to have it playing while I went about my Good, good

 
Sr Churros

I predict the new Battlefield this year will probably be a 2142 sequel, because futuristic shooters are currently in and EA is playing If that ends up being I think they lost a hell of an opportunity for not releasing a sequel for it

 
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I streamed and beat an awesome indie game windowframe, where the window width is used as a weapon and obstacle, streamed part four of Amazing Frog (I unlocked the city and found a boat by getting enough points) + replayed Dead Bits (why? idk)

 
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Working on my last research paper of the Need tons of primary sources relating to Japanese American resettlement after the Era of Internment and I cant think of where to Hmm, time for me to put on my thinking

 
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Bloodborne, day 3!!! Link found in

 
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*adjusts glasses*

 
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Managed to defeat Nue in the Nioh Satisfying man, I see good things in this games future, for Finishing up the AC Syndicate DLC, then its onto Cant fricking wait man!

 
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