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The Battle.net launcher has become 'the Blizzard app'

The Battle.net URL will live on in our browsers, but the app itself has undergone a name change. Now, when accessing your desktop Blizzard games, you'll go through the "Blizzard" launcher. The company updated the application this week with ...

 
 
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Overwatch teases a new character

There's been a lot of speculation lately that Overwatch's next hero might be coming sooner rather than later. Fans were thinking that the 24th addition to the roster might be the legendary Doomfist, and there was plenty of evidence to ...

 
 
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Overwatch's competitive season 3 is ending soon

Overwatch's third competitive season is drawing to a close, meaning players have just a few days left to work on their rank and earn points towards unlocking golden weapon skins. The season will end on February 21 at 4:00 PM Pacific time, o...

 
 
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Hearthstone's Diablo tribute has a sneaky hidden bonus

As was foretold in prophecy, Diablo's minions have begun invading Blizzard's other games as part of the 20th anniversary celebration for Diablo. Hearthstone's event began earlier today, and it pits players against Diablo II's Dark Wanderer ...

 
 
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Blizzard is moving away from the 'Battle.net' name

Nostalgia aside, the name "Battle.net" seemed much more sensible in the mid- to late-'90s, back when Diablo and StarCraft were Blizzard's latest and greatest. The online gaming service has come a long way since then, but the name, an undeni...

 
 
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Now you can pay Blizzard to change your BattleTag

BattleTags are Blizzard's way for players to identify themselves across all of the developer's games. It's not a new concept, as Xbox Live's Gamertags and PlayStation's PSN ID have been around for more than a decade. But, it's something tha...

 
 
 
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The final four duke it out today at Red Bull Battlegrounds

Yesterday was some of the most intense StarCraft II play that I have ever seen. First of all, if you missed it, you should watch the recording on Red Bull's site. Secondly, the rest of this post does contain spoilers so stop readi...

 
 
 
 
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How the 'new' Diablo III brought me back in

I never thought I would actually say this, but I am enjoying myself while playing Diablo III. Keep in mind this is without Reaper of Souls, and is entirely about the newest patch -- Loot 2.0. After spending countless hours playing Diablo ...

 
 
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Hearthstone receives last major beta update

Blizzard has announced that it is delaying the Hearthstone beta, but they've also dropped the last major beta update, meaning the game could be coming sooner than later. The patch is mostly a balancing act, nerfing the Mage and buffing a fe...

 
 
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Battle.net to disable add-on purchases by default

Starting this week, Blizzard is rolling out an account-wide change for everyone who has parental locks in place -- add-on purchases (read: microtransactions) will be disabled by default. This is most notably for Hearthstone: ...

 
 
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Blizzard has delayed the Hearthstone open beta

Bad news for those of you who wanted to play Hearthstone as soon as possible without an invite -- Blizzard has delayed the open beta until January 2014. Blizzard notes in a blog post that they don't want to rush the game, and want to b...

 
 
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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls closed beta is now underway

The closed beta for the first Diablo III expansion, Reaper of Souls, has officially gone live for PC player's of Blizzard click n' slash role-playing extravaganza. If you've opted in for the beta, and are eager to try out the game's new Cru...

 
 
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Get Guild Wars 2 for $30 or World of Warcraft for $5

If you have been looking to get into World of Warcraft or Guild Wars 2, here is your chance to get them for cheap. Battle.net just launched its black friday sales, with World of Warcraft for $4.99 and Mists of Pandaria for $9.99. The Battle...

 
 
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Red Bull Battlegrounds is under way

As if MLG Columbus wasn't already enough tournament for one weekend to hold, StarCraft II fans can rest easy knowing that the Red Bull Battlegrounds in NYC are taking place starting now! Eight competitors will be duking it out for a c...

 
 
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StarCraft II World Championship Series plans out 2014

The World Championship Series, one of the biggest yearly StarCraft II tournaments around, just had its finals at Blizzcon earlier this month, and already Blizzard is looking ahead to 2014 with new plans. They've gone ahead and outlined...

 
 
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WCS finals at Blizzcon begin today

There is currently one open spot in the red Bull Battlegrounds StarCraft II tournament taking place later this month. After this weekend, that spot will be filled. The World Championship Series (WCS) finals take place at Blizzcon starting ...

 
 
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Three more qualify for Red Bull Battlegrounds in NYC

Three more players have pulled out victories and managed to qualify for the Red Bull Battlegrounds event later this month in NYC. Sasha "Scarlett" Hostyn (Zerg), Won "PartinG" Lee Sak (Protoss), and Ko "HyuN" Seok Hyun (Zerg) all came out o...

 
 
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Tune into the Red Bull Battlegrounds Qualifiers right now

The Red Bull Battlegrounds will be taking place on November 23-24, but today we will get to see another player added to the roster of competitors. Four players will compete for a single spot into the main event, paid transportation to the ...

 
 
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Blizzard releases Blackthorne for free on Battle.net

While Blizzard is primarily known as the developer of Warcraft and Starcraft titles today, I have a deep affection for the games produced in the company's early years. Today, I'm a pretty happy camper, as one of those classic titles has bee...

 
 
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Longest StarCraft II match lasts THREE HOURS

Once, I watched a StarCraft II match on Metalopalis between two Terran opponents, and it lasted for about an hour and a half. It felt like an eternity. After a while, it wasn't even suspenseful anymore. It was more...infuriating. Then...

 
 
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Red Bull StarCraft II tournament kicks off today

The Red Bull Training Grounds StarCraft II tournament begins today, and will continue on through this Sunday, June 23. Only eight of the best players have been invited to the event, including Grubby, DeMusliM, and SeleCT. Day[9] and H...

 
 




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