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Blizzard is giving out 20 characters in Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard is looking to bring new players into Heroes of the Storm with next week's major "2.0" launch. Things like Genji and Hanamura from Overwatch, a refresh of the progression system, loot chests, and emoji are all well and good. But eve...   read

 
 
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After 19 years, StarCraft has gone free-to-play

StarCraft originally released on March 31, 1998. It's tough to write about a game that's nearly 20 years old without it sounding like an obituary. StarCraft's legacy is probably already set in stone; at the very least it's a benchmark...   read

 
 




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Overwatch's Genji and Hanamura are coming to Heroes of the Storm

After the release of two other non-Warcraft heroes, we're getting yet another one with Overwatch's Genji -- the fourth Overwatch character to hit Heroes of the Storm after Tracer, Zarya, and Lucio. I had a chance to test...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's new PvE mode Uprising should stick around

Overwatch debuted another limited-time co-op mode this week called Uprising. If you haven't tried it yet, you should! I got a few rounds in last night and came away more convinced than ever that Blizzard should continue down this path and, ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Uprising event kicks off today

If I had a piggy bank full of Overwatch credits, I'd be fetching a comically oversized hammer right about now. The game's Uprising event begins today, and with it comes character skins, emotes, and other cosmetic rewards I desperately want...   read

 
 
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Our world is worth fighting for now that Nendoroid Mei's in it

We saw that Nendoroid Mei was coming at New York Toy Fair (along with Mercy and a figma Genji). Good Smile Company has recently announced that pre-orders are opening for Mei, starting today and going until May 15.   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Uprising event should be a good one

Ahead of a planned full reveal and release tomorrow, a trailer for the next Overwatch event inadvertently popped up today. Aside from lots of alluring and surely bank-breaking new skins (check the gallery!), the update will bring a mode not...   read

 
 
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Diablo III's Necromancer beta is coming 'soon,' here's how to sign up

We aren't getting Diablo IV at the moment, but Blizzard is keen on still keeping the game relevant with more bite-sized content drops. That includes the upcoming Necromancer character (which comes with its own host of minor changes), a...   read

 
 
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Don't worry, Activision has plans for tons of Call of Duty films

With how popular Call of Duty is among children, you'd think Activision would want to capitalize on that success with some films. If Michael Bay can repeat the same made up military nonsense for all of his movies, why not take the gaming eq...   read

 
 
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Initial BlizzCon tickets sold out instantly, but there's another batch to grab on Saturday

If you attempted to snag some BlizzCon tickets late last night (at 10PM ET), you probably missed out. Year over year spots go within minutes, and this year was no exception. Multiple fans I've spoken to have stated that after logging in to ...   read

 
 


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Overwatch's latest comic has more hints for the new event

With today's Overwatch comic, Blizzard looks to the past to drop clues about the next major update. The free web comic, Uprising, ties in neatly to the recent tease about the "King's Row Uprising" mission archive becoming declassified on Ap...   read

 
 
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Due to fan outcry, Blizzard is giving more rewards for Heroes of the Storm 2.0

One of the first things that came up (after Master Skins) in the Heroes of the Storm community after the unveiling of the 2.0 update was -- what's up with all of the progress we've made so far? Blizzard initially had hoped to assuage vetera...   read

 
 
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Blizzard wins case against programmer for Overwatch cheats

Last year, Blizzard decided to take a German programmer by the name of Bossland to court for "copyright infringement." Its claim was that Bossland's cheat program, Watchover Tyrant, demonstrated unfair competition and was in violation of th...   read

 
 
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Blizzard is building up to the next Overwatch event

What's this? An incoming Overwatch event? Blizzard is teasing a mysterious something for April 11, and with key points like "King's Row Uprising" and "Entered into record 7 years ago," it's hard not to be curious about what's in store for ...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft producer: 'We've been quite happy with how players have responded to Demon Hunters'

Now that World of Warcraft's Legion expansion has two massive patches under its belt, I figured I'd check back in with Blizzard to see how things were going. On the outside this expansion, as a whole, is working out swimmingly compared to t...   read

 
 
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Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm is doing loot chests better than Overwatch with its new 2.0 update

This week Blizzard unveiled its new Heroes of the Storm 2.0 update, which is arriving in beta form later today. In short, it heralds a completely revamped progression system, loot chests, a new currency (gems are replacing cash, though coin...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm is finally getting its Diablo 2 Amazon in Cassia

For months, Heroes of the Storm players have been clamoring for more Diablo love. After a brief event in 2015, we've only gotten a few representatives from the Diablo universe, and most of the existing cast is from the third itera...   read

 
 
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Blizzard's latest Overwatch statue is Widowmaker

Blizzard has already done statues for Tracer and Reaper, and up next, it's Widowmaker. Pre-orders are now open for the 13.5-inch Overwatch statue ahead of a planned Q3 2017 ship date. Not that it's cheap, but at $150, this isn't quite the w...   read

 
 
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The original StarCraft is getting remastered

StarCraft. It's one of the most popular and most played games ever. It's a national sport in South Korea. And this summer, it's getting a 4K remaster. Late Saturday night, Blizzard revealed StarCraft: Remastered with complete Battle.ne...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's long haul approach is fantastic: Director hints at map editor

As they've proven over the course of the past few decades on PC, Blizzard supports their games long term -- whether it's by way of more content, or just compatibility patches. I fully expect Overwatch to be around for a long time, and ...   read

 
 
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Orisa is off limits in Overwatch's competitive mode for a week

It's not unusual to see a new character, in say, a MOBA, disabled from the roster until a week after their launch. As a lot of developers recognize, it can be jarring, jumping into a competitive mindset and having players first-pick the new...   read

 
 
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Lucio is getting some big changes, Overwatch team wants less draws

A new PTR build is live for Overwatch, and it includes some big changes for Lucio. I'm hesitant to call them outright nerfs as a frequent Lucio player, but time will tell what it'll do to his win and pickrate. In short, his sonic amplifier ...   read

 
 
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Take a closer look at Nendoroid Tracer

Whenever a Nendoroid goes up for pre-order, there's a good chance Good Smile Company's Kahotan will preview it. Today, Tracer gets her turn in front of Kahotan's MacBook!   read

 
 
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Here's how Diablo III's Necromancer will raise the dead and raze the demons

With blood and bone and a trusty scythe, the Necromancer gets shit done. The best way to prove that to you is with a GIF like this:   read

 
 



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