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Overwatch's holiday event begins next Tuesday

I'm not even actively playing Overwatch right now on account of the wallet-punching last several weeks this has been for big game releases, but I'm still feeling antsy for Blizzard's holiday event. Some details and clues seeped out after a ...   read

 
 
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Ragnaros enters Heroes of the Storm in today's big PTR update

Ragnaros is the latest Heroes of the Storm addition, and based on Chris' time with the World of Warcraft character at BlizzCon, he sounds fun as hell with his ability to fire off waves of lava and even take over forts and keeps. The Firelor...   read

 
 
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Hearthstone's new expansion takes some cues from story updates

I've been playing Hearthstone regularly for about a year now, and I've seen the game change pretty significantly during that time. Hearthstone is Blizzard's most popular game by a large margin, and it's not hard to see why. Stream...   read

 
 
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Overwatch Season 3 is live, but there's nothing new yet

Overwatch's third season of competitive play opened up earlier today, and is now available on both consoles and the PC. Participating in competitive play matches allows players to earn points redeemable for golden weapons, and some other bo...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's new map Oasis is a fun addition

If you play Overwatch on PC, you may want to update the Public Test Realm (PTR) and load it up. Blizzard's unveiled a new set of control point maps for their popular first-person shooter, and it looks like it'll be heading to cons...   read

 
 
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Genji's sword is fearsome in real life, too

As a support main in Overwatch, I know Genji's blade all too well. I'm usually its first target! The folks at Baltimore Knife and Sword have made a real-world counterpart (complete with shurikens!) for this episode of Man at Arms: Reforged...   read

 
 
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Overwatch data mining implies winter event is in the works

While most of the focus of the new update on Overwatch's Public Test Realm (PTR) has been on the changes to Symmetra, it looks like some other data for the upcoming patch may have given away Overwatch's next holiday event. Reddit user Venxa...   read

 
 
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The Diablo Book of Tyrael and Cain are great companions for diehards

Diablo III might not have had the best storyline, even when it comes to dungeon crawlers, but there was a lot happening behind the scenes. There's a 20 year history there, and the narrative has been continuing on since 1996. If yo...   read

 
 
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Symmetra's overhaul in Overwatch puts her over the top

Header image by PersonalAmi on DeviantArt. Soon after the announcement that players would be able to try out Symmetra's changes in Overwatch, the Public Test Realm (PTR) opened up for PC players to give her a test run. Since Sym is one of m...   read

 
 
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Blizzard is holding a 12th anniversary event for World of Warcraft

I have a lot of fond memories from the launch of World of Warcraft. I was never huge into the Warcraft series, but I loved the art style and the lore behind each entry. Getting to play a constantly evolving plot inside of a massive world wi...   read

 
 


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Overwatch's rework of Symmetra sounds fantastic

As someone who had a lot of early success with Symmetra in Overwatch but eventually felt forced into taking more generally valued roles like Mercy or Lúcio, I have been eager to hear specifics about Blizzard's promised rework of the...   read

 
 
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Overwatch and Pokemon mash up better than you might think

Header image by ElStrawFedora on Deviantart. Pokémon Sun and Moon released today, and the word is no matter which version you choose, they're both excellent. Pokémon and Overwatch have been in the news a lot recently since th...   read

 
 
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Let's go in-depth with Overwatch's new patch

Header by Kon-H on Deviantart. Background is a screenshot of the new Ecopoint: Antarctica map. As you may have seen yesterday, every version of Overwatch has been updated, giving everyone access to the new character Sombra. Chris ...   read

 
 
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Go get yourself some Sombra right now

Overwatch just got its 1.5 update today on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. That's the boring way to phrase what has had players excited for months: Sombra's finally here. Sombra, an offensive infiltrator, has fully rolled out on all platforms. She'...   read

 
 
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Here's how to access the Diablo anniversary event in Diablo III

As you may have heard, Blizzard is re-creating the original Diablo in Diablo III as a once a year event going forward. Each January you'll be able to access the original dungeon with all four original bosses by way of an added que...   read

 
 
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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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The next Overwatch free weekend starts November 18

It's a competitive time of year for multiplayer shooters, what with two Call of Duty titles (counting Modern Warfare Remastered), Titanfall 2, and Battlefield 1 vying for our attention. Blizzard is about to make another push for Overwatch b...   read

 
 
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Let's all watch the Overwatch voice actors goof off

Lúcio voice actor Jonny Cruz had numerous run-ins with the cast of Overwatch at Blizzard's campus, and thank goodness his camera was rolling. This is what we needed on a tense day like today. Be sure to stick around for the ending. ...   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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Sombra's now available to play on Blizzard's Public Test Realm

It has been a whirlwind 72 hours for Sombra enthusiasts. We went from hoping the new Overwatch character would be announced at BlizzCon 2016's keynote (she was) to only convention attendees getting to try her out (we did) to everyone ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch devs talk Unreal Tournament influence for Sombra, what's to come

If there was one series that dominated BlizzCon, it was Overwatch. Even during press testing sessions, journalists and video personalities alike flocked to try out Sombra, and on the showfloor, it consistently had the longest lines and most...   read

 
 
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Blizzard's 10th anniversary of BlizzCon was sufficiently grandiose

I attended my first BlizzCon this year, and I doubt it'll be my last. Amidst a sea of people at nearly every Overwatch event (seriously, all the panels were jam-packed, some with no standing room, as were all of the demo stations -- it...   read

 
 
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Diablo III director: 'Creating a carbon copy of the D2 Necromancer would be cheating'

Just this weekend, I asked if a character and a special event were enough to carry Diablo III throughout 2017. You guys had an array of opinions, some positive ("good on Blizzard for supporting the game"), and some negative ("charging ...   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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