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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm developers talk hero balance and map design

As you may have seen, Auriel is set to debut in Heroes of the Storm in the near future, and she looks like one interesting, and technical addition. So that got me thinking -- how does the team approach balancing, should she turn into a...   read

 
 
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  Watch Video I had a chance to sit with Blizzard and chat about Heroes of the Storm's upcoming Auriel, and she seems to be in really good hands. Although Medivh is a specialist that has undertones of a support, a true healer hasn't been added since October (Morales) -- so you could say it's been a while. It remains to be seen if she can solo heal competitively, but for now, her kit looks really fun to play.   read
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Blizzard

Blizzard: 'We're looking at adding even more from Overwatch' to Heroes of the Storm

A little over three months ago, Blizzard transplanted Overwatch's Tracer into Heroes of the Storm. Although she came in with an astronomical winrate that was one of the highest in the history of the game she's been balanced since then,...   read

 
 
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Overwatch

The Overwatch Open is going to be nationally televised

If you want to see some players who actually stay on the payload, there's a mighty fine opportunity coming up in the fall. The best of the best at Overwatch are going to be on national television at the end of September. Eleague and Fa...   read

 
 



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Blizzard kicks off Warcraft animated short series with Gul'dan

Gul'dan, a name pretty much everyone knows by now because of his appearance in the recent Warcraft film as well as Heroes of the Storm, now has his own animated short. Blizzard is crafting a new series called "Harbingers," which s...   read

 
 
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With the PC patch already taken care of, Blizzard has now added Ana, Overwatch's new sniping support character, to the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (though not without some bugs). The full list of changes should look fa...   read

 
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Overwatch

Overwatch's newest hero Ana is now available on PC

It has been exactly a week since Blizzard revealed Overwatch's newest hero: Ana, the sniper who shoots people in the goddamn face to heal them. For some reason, I figured that meant we had a month 'til she'd be playable, but she just w...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft is getting a massive class change patch before Legion

Having played World of Warcraft since Vanilla (off and on after Lich King), it's amazing to see how each class has changed. And before Legion drops next month, it's about to get one of its biggest class shakeups yet. As of today, ...   read

 
 
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What if -- bear with me -- the Overwatch cast were Animal Crossing villagers?

Wow, smash hit first-person shooter Overwatch and cult-classic chill out sim Animal Crossing, together at last! Thank you Renée for being good at drawing. These Blizzard-inspired creatures are all very cute.   read

 
 
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Overwatch

Learn more about 'mama bear' Ana in this Overwatch digital comic

I haven't gotten around to testing out Ana in Overwatch yet, but I like her backstory (and its effect on the game's thoroughly entertaining fandom), and based on Chris' impressions, I'll probably get along well with her healing-sniper plays...   read

 
 
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Hearthstone's latest hero is a Murloc, but you'll need to do some legwork to get him

Man Murlocs are great. Their ridiculous rallying cry is equal parts cute and terrifying, and I'm ready and willing to accept any and all of their additions to the Warcraft series. That includes the new Hearthstone hero Morgl (a Shaman)...   read

 
 
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We all knew a support was coming to Overwatch, but I didn't expect Pharah's mom, and I especially didn't expect her to be in playable state on the PTR today. Yes, if you're so inclined, you can boot up your Battle.net client right now and try Ana out -- I suggest you do so, because she's a blast to play.   read
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New Overwatch patch brings big Zenyatta, D.Va, and Mercy buffs

As much as the spotlight is on Overwatch's new sniping support character, Ana Amari, today has also brought about a bunch of changes for existing favorites like D.Va, Mercy, and Zenyatta. There's a new update for the game's PC version avail...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft's new silence penalty should help clean up chat

If you've ever played multiplayer games with chat functionality, you know how much of a wasteland it can become when communication is left largely unchecked and jerks, spammers, and bots come out in full force. For the average player, gener...   read

 
 
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Curious about the new Overwatch hero? Watch her in action now

Blizzard formally revealed Ana, Overwatch's newest hero this morning, and that stirred up plenty of curiosity about how she actually plays. We know the basics of her abilities and whatnot, but people want to know more specifics. Fortunatel...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's new hero has been revealed

After teasing her imminent arrival for a week or so, Blizzard has lifted the veil on who Overwatch's 22nd hero is. And, she's exactly as we expected. Mostly. Her name is Ana Amari and she's a sniping support character. The video below goes...   read

 
 
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Overwatch

Overwatch's new hero will be revealed at or before San Diego Comic-Con

We had an inkling that we'd soon find out who's the newest Overwatch hero. Most recently, that has been based on a pretty blatant tease by Blizzard. These sorts of things generally aren't hinted at so strongly unless something big is i...   read

 
 
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When Overwatch's cast of heroes gets expanded past 21, it's likely that it'll be the right-most (and smallest) group on the character selection screen that has first dibs. That is if Blizzard's newest teaser is getting a...   read
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  Watch Video Blizzard doesn't need an excuse to bring another Warcraft hero into the fray. Heck, it's the flagship franchise for the publisher -- World of Warcraft is still going strong, Hearthstone is Warcraft-tinted, and it just launched a major film for it. So the addition of Gul'dan in Heroes of the Storm is no surprise, and he's pretty true to his expected playstyle.   read

 
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If you play Overwatch and you're not a cheater you've probably never heard of Watchover Tyrant, a paid program that allows players to see where all their enemies are and everyone's names and health, as well as tweak the ...   read
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Auriel confirmed for Heroes of the Storm, Gul'dan is playable tomorrow

Heroes of the Storm keeps on keepin' on! In addition to the already revealed Gul'dan, a new "In Development" video confirms Auriel (the leaks were right!) as the next hero, and shows off some new skins. Arthas is getting Guan Yu digs, Johan...   read

 
 
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Diablo

Blizzard job listing points to a new Diablo project heading into production

Blizzard's looking for someone who has the chops to "lead the Diablo series into the future." Whether that means a new main entry into the franchise or something more persistent, that's anyone's guess. But Blizzard has its ear to the ground...   read

 
 
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Diablo II

Diablo II turns 16 this week: Praise Baal runs

On June 29, 2000, Diablo II was released in the US, starting its reign of dungeon crawling terror that is still played to this day. Yep, this week the iconic title is 16 years old. Diablo II is the gift that keeps on giving. I remember play...   read

 
 


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Blizzard teases new, possibly Diablo character for Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard is teasing a new hero, and it's pretty clear to see what they could be alluding to. Simply tweeting out "the minions of hell grow stronger," and showing a Diablo portal on a Diablo level, next to Nova's Amazon skin, the monk, ...   read

 
 
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Screw it, let's just play basketball in Overwatch

How do you, dedicated Overwatch player, spend your time during the pre-match phase? Do you wreck up the place with random acts of violence? Shout hello hello hello until every last player on your team reciprocates? Try and fail to get the b...   read

 
 
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