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Take a look at some of the best costumes from BlizzCon

Say what you like about Blizzard, but their fans are some of the most passionate gamers I've ever seen, particularly those who really get into cosplay. Last weekend was Blizzard's annual BlizzCon convention, and among other championships, t...   read

 
 
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There won't be a remaster for the original Warcraft

I'm not one for needless remasters of titles that you can still buy. To me, they almost make me feel stupid for investing so much money and faith in a developer. The Uncharted remaster, especially, is just plain better than the originals, n...   read

 
 
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Blackheart's Revenge is a perfect example of what Heroes of the Storm Brawls should be

Brawls are basically fresh out of the oven for Heroes of the Storm, but they've already been pretty divisive. First up was the Punisher arena, which assigned random heroes to each player, and was generally very well received. Rounds were qu...   read

 
 
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Blizzard admits mistakes were made with World of Warcraft's last expansion, is looking ahead with Legion

For Blizzard, World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor was a learning experience. Subscribers dropped off at a record pace, mostly because the team didn't support it nearly as much as past expansions, a mistake they're not keen to repeat for ...   read

 
 
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Blizzard has faithfully recreated the Necromancer in Diablo III, yet, is it enough?

After years of clamoring, the Diablo III community is finally getting its wish -- the Necromancer class, one of the most popular classes in Diablo II, is making its way into the game. No, it's not a Diablo II remaster or a Diablo IV an...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm's Varian feels underwhelming, and that's the point

When Varian Wrynn, former King of Stormwind hits the Heroes of the Storm battlefield, he'll bring a whole new concept into the game -- the multi-class character. Varian is a tank at heart, built with the principles of a World of Warcra...   read

 
 
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Overwatch trailer asks 'who is Sombra'

After months of speculation, leaks, and a disappointing ARG, Overwatch's Sombra was finally revealed to the world yesterday. While Chris went over how she plays, we're still not sure who she is or where she came from... and apparently, that...   read

 
 
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Seen at BlizzCon: The best Murloc cosplay ever

[Update: I've uploaded a number of other pictures from BlizzCon showing off some other great cosplays.] BlizzCon brings out the best in cosplayers. I've seen a lot of impressive work at just about any show, but the sheer character factory n...   read

 
 
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I have concerns about Heroes of the Storm's Ragnaros, but he's fun as hell

The newly announced Varian and Ragnaros were both available to play at BlizzCon for Heroes of the Storm, but there was one clear winner. Yep, the Firelord wins out, even if I think he's a bit too overpowered for his own good and will need s...   read

 
 
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Flying, custom class mounts confirmed for World of Warcraft: Legion

Today at BlizzCon, Blizzard confirmed just what will be coming next for World of Warcraft: Legion after the Karazhan update, and it's none other than the Tomb of Sargeras (with Kil'jaeden at the end of it), which will be implemented in...   read

 
 


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Sombra was worth the wait, if you're a particular type of Overwatch player

Sombra is finally going to hit Overwatch after months of teasing. It went from "man, Blizzard can really do an ARG" to "really Blizzard?" pretty fast, but hey, they tried, they dragged it out, and now we're getting a real extra free ch...   read

 
 
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Blizzard announces Overwatch League, a melding of eSports and traditional sports leagues

Blizzard has created a new competitive league for Overwatch, and its primary goal is ambitious. It wants to be the premier eSports league. It hopes to accomplish that by putting a twist on the normal eSports formula. Following the lead of ...   read

 
 
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The Necromancer will explode corpses in Diablo III next year

The pre-BlizzCon leak spoiled the surprise, but heck, there's no raining on this parade. Folks have demanded the Necromancer class for Diablo III and that's exactly what we're getting next year. He (and she!) will make it into the game in ...   read

 
 
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Hearthstone is getting a gun that shoots piranhas

Hamilton Chu, Executive Producer for Hearthstone, announced the next expansion for the online card game, featuring the goblin city of Gadgetzan.  Called Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, this expansion looks to be a little more mundane ...   read

 
 
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Blizzard's recreating the original Diablo in Diablo III

Diablo is one of Blizzard's oldest and most important properties. With Diablo III still going strong, the developer wants to pay proper tribute to where it all began in honor of the franchise's 20th anniversary. During the BlizzCon 201...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm lands Varian Wrynn and Ragnaros from WoW

Blizzard has brought not one, but two new Heroes of the Storm characters to BlizzCon 2016. In the coming weeks, World of Warcraft's Varian Wrynn and Ragnaros will enter the Nexus, but for now, here's a fiery clash to warm us up. Varian is...   read

 
 
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After months of teases, Sombra's finally confirmed for Overwatch

It has been a long journey, one that dates back to Overwatch's original release, but we finally have confirmation: Es Sombra! The first bit of news at BlizzCon 2016's keynote was the reveal of Overwatch's next hero, Sombra. Spicing up the ...   read

 
 
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Watch BlizzCon 2016's opening keynote right here

It's the biggest weekend of the year for Blizzard and for the people who play its games. BlizzCon 2016 is taking place in Anaheim, California right now, and it's almost time for the biggest hour of the biggest weekend. At 2pm Eastern/11am ...   read

 
 
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Weird Al closing out BlizzCon

Weird Al Yankovic is pretty important to me. I'm old enough to remember listening to Weird Al on the radio, Sunday nights on the Dr. Demento Show. Even before that, I would trade cassette tapes with kids at school trying to collect all of A...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's D.Va headlines BlizzCon 2016's in-game goodies for StarCraft

StarCraft players who attend this year's BlizzCon are going to get a healthy dash of Overwatch added to their favorite real-time strategy game. D.Va is the main draw for a different title's in-game goodies. Blizzard revealed ...   read

 
 
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The BlizzCon virtual ticket extras have been revealed

BlizzCon will be held in November once again this year, and Blizzard is rolling out another "Virtual Ticket" pack that comes with access to all its panels, as well as the token digital goodies for its stable of games. This time the bundle i...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Blizzard: No crossplay, Mac port for Overwatch

Blizzard's new first-person shooter Overwatch may be coming to consoles, but Mac OS users are being left out in the cold. According to game director Jeff Kaplan, unspecified technical hurdles with the Mac ecosystem are limiting the PC ...   read

 
 
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StarCraft II story will continue with DLC missions

StarCraft II's story won't be ending with the upcoming Legacy of the Void expansion. Today in Anaheim, California, Blizzard revealed Nova Covert Ops, the first in a three-part series of "Mission Packs," which the studio plans to begin rolli...   read

 
 
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Blizzard's Overwatch isn't free-to-play

Even more Overwatch news out of BlizzCon. Following this morning's confirmation that the team-based shooter is headed to consoles, Blizzard has come out with pricing details. I would have pinned this as a free-to-play game in line with Hero...   read

 
 
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