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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'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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It looks like the next Overwatch hero will be a sniping support

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 at what it seems...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm's Gul'dan is the ultimate risk-reward assassin

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 launche...   read

 
 
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Overwatch cheaters

Blizzard suing Overwatch cheat maker for the loss of 'tens of millions of dollars in revenue'

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 game's field of...   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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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 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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Overwatch is rolling out competitive play today on PC, next week on consoles

It has taken Blizzard longer than expected to get Overwatch's competitive mode up, running, and ready, but today's the day -- if you're on PC, that is. The patch enabling competitive play is expected to go live later today, according to the...   read

 
 
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Overwatch ends League of Legends' 4-year grip on Korea's net cafes

Overwatch is a phenomenon. Consider: League of Legends, with its $1 million world championships, with its hundreds of millions of fans tuning in. It's huge in a way that most of us cannot fathom, yeah? And it's been the most-played game in ...   read

 
 
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The Warcraft movie is so popular in China it has its own beer

As you may have heard, the Warcraft film bombed in the US. But as you also may have heard, worldwide gross actually matters now, and because of China, it's far and away the highest earning video game film of all time -- and it's s...   read

 
 
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Every character in Heroes of the Storm is free for another day

To celebrate the recent Summer Championship, Blizzard has flipped a switch for Heroes of the Storm that makes every character playable. You'll have another full day to take advantage of this promotion, as it ends June 28. A new bundle ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Torbjorn is the next to be nerfed (on consoles)

Looks like Torbjorn's day in the sun is about to come to an end, at least on consoles. Overwatch game designer Jeff Kaplan recently addressed console player's complaints about the turret-constructing devil in a Reddit thread, saying a nerf ...   read

 
 
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StarCraft II is revamping its competitive mode, showing MMR

StarCraft II is about to get a complete revamp of its ladder mode. In addition to making MMR visible to players, there's also a progress bar. Grandmaster League will now have a "daily" promotion and demotion system, which will have the seco...   read

 
 
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Blizzard mod owns player after he claims he did nothing wrong

While I think people overuse the word "toxic" (being competitive is not inherently "toxic"), it's pretty clear in some cases. Like this one, which a Blizzard mod hilariously brought to light after a player claimed he was silenced (read: can...   read

 
 
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Blizzard is altering Overwatch's competitive mode again due to player feedback

As one of the most open game directors in the market, Overwatch's Jeff Kaplan is constantly sharing news on the project's latest developments -- and the talk of the town right now is the competitive mode, which just hit the Public Test Real...   read

 
 
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Blizzard nixes Overwatch's 'Avoid this player' feature

Today on the Overwatch front we learned that, yes, it is possible to be too skilled. Blizzard has issued a patch on PC to disable the "Avoid this player" functionality because it is "not currently performing in a way that [it feels] is heal...   read

 
 
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Two Overwatch pros quit in shame as Korean teen proves she's the realness

A 17-year-old Korean girl who goes by Gegury is ranked as Overwatch's 8th best player in the world. She's so good, seemingly from out of nowhere, that, "After winning the qualifiers for the Nexus Cup defeating many of the Korean powerhouse...   read

 
 
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Warcraft is now the most successful video game film of all time

In its second week in the US, the Warcraft movie had a massive dropoff in ticket sales (a 72.7% drop), which is one of the largest of all time for a film hosted in over 3,000 screens, but that doesn't matter --it just surpassed $377 million...   read

 
 
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Blizzard introduces new 'one-button' Authenticator

While two-factor methods of online security and authenticators do a decent job at protecting users, a lot of people find them cumbersome. So Blizzard has decided to push an update to their authenticator app, which doesn't require you to inp...   read

 
 
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