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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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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 sile...   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

 
 
Pro Overwatch drama
  Watch Video 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 Ko...   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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Overwatch's director talks at length about the future of the game

So Overwatch has been out for a 'lil bit, and people are starting to get antsy about what's next (beyond the competitive mode slated for this month that is). Thankfully the game's Director Jeff Kaplan is a chatty fellow, so he laid out his ...   read

 
 
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Iconic Warcraft villain Gul'dan confirmed for Heroes of the Storm

It makes sense that Blizzard is gearing their recent character releases for Heroes of the Storm to coincide with the Warcraft movie, and now, after the release of Medivh yesterday, they've teased the appearance of Gul'dan. For tho...   read

 
 
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Today's Overwatch patch nerfs McCree's alt fire, slightly tweaks Widowmaker

[Update: Here are the official US patch notes.] According to a translation from the official Taiwan Battle.net patch notes for Overwatch, today will see the famous McCree nerf update. His damage for his "fan the hammer" alternate fire will ...   read

 
 
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Warcraft movie

The Warcraft movie might bomb in the US, but overseas receipts may make it the top earning video game film of all time

In the US, the Warcraft film can pretty much only been seen as a bomb -- at least when it comes to its opening weekend. It's expected to make $24.3 million at the box office this weekend (against a budget of $160 million, not including mark...   read

 
 
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Overwatch

Overwatch has a pretty stiff penalty for habitual match-quitters

Having someone on your team quit in the middle of an Overwatch game can temporarily cripple your side. It throws the balance off until the servers can find another player to backfill, and those precious seconds can lead to a surpr...   read

 
 
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Overwatch

Overwatch team looking at Widowmaker for balance changes

The slight nerf to McCree and the undisclosed buff to D.Va are a forgone conclusion. It's happening. But the third character that's currently being looked at is Widowmaker, who is on Blizzard's "radar." I'll let director Jeff Kaplan sum it ...   read

 
 
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The WoW legacy server group meeting with Blizzard went well, but there are no promises yet

To just about everyone's surprise, Blizzard actually agreed to meet with key personnel from the "Nostalrius" project after shutting down their legacy World of Warcraft servers recently by way of a cease and desist. Project manager Vipe...   read

 
 
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The poorly received Warcraft film is getting a prequel comic

So uh, that Warcraft film? Poor Duncan Jones. Well, maybe not "poor" Duncan Jones as it seems to be such an international hit that the studio will make a profit on it (note however that films generally need to gross double th...   read

 
 
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Overwatch fan art

Overwatch characters make such good cats

Overwatch has had no shortage of fan art to further cement its cast in public consciousness. I made some. Blizzard made some. If the crew was a bit less humanoid, a little more pocket monster, there'd probably be enough visual recognition t...   read

 
 
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Blizzard inadvertently nerfed Bastion with an Overwatch AFK bug snafu

AFKers can be a pretty big problem in team-based games. If just one person is gone at the start of say, a capture match, the opposing side can pretty easily get a foothold and build a perimeter in a 6v5 situation. Blizzard is trying to avoi...   read

 
 
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If your PC's not powerful enough for Overwatch, this guy's got you covered

Since it launched a couple of weeks ago, the entire internet has been unable to talk about anything but Overwatch for more than thirty seconds. We try, honestly we do, but then it all just bursts forth like a geyser. Unfortunately, that mu...   read

 
 
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Warcraft movie reviews

Warcraft reviews teeter one percentage above Pixels

The first handful of Warcraft movie reviews were not positive and as more opinions are weighted, the reviews have actually gotten worse. The movie still isn't out until June 10 (though there's an IMAX showing here in San Francisco tomorrow ...   read

 
 
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Jamie Lee Curtis cosplayed an orc for the Warcraft movie

Noted gamer and cool mom Jamie Lee Curtis is again racking up cosplay cred, albeit this time without slinking about EVO incognito. Here she is as an orc shaman heading to the Warcraft movie red carpet, boy warrior in tow.   read

 
 
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The first major Overwatch balance change will be for McCree

Overwatch's director Jeff Kaplan was very forthcoming in regards to my questions about the game pre-launch, and it seems like he's continuing that mentality in a recent interview with Eurogamer. Despite all of the contention with the tick r...   read

 
 
Medivh
  Watch Video Very few characters come into Heroes of the Storm and severely shake up the meta. Sure, you have powerhouses like Li Ming and Tracer that get banned often near their launch, but it's rare to see a support or otherwise entirely unique role enter the Nexus that we haven't seen before. Enter Medivh, one of the most troll-like additions since Heroes launched just over a year ago.   read
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Catch phrase! Reinhardt's Overwatch hammer is just as mighty in real life

As I said in my review, one of my favorite parts of Overwatch is not just the character designs, but the designs in general. The weapons are incredibly detailed, and Reinhardt's Rocket Hammer has already garnered quite the fanbase. The...   read

 
 
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Diablo 3 director leaves Blizzard after ten years

UPDATE: Jay Wilson's been in touch to clarify that the tweets about a "failed experiment" taken to refer to Diablo 3 are specifically about Diablo 3's Auction House. Apologies for the misunderstanding.  Original story is as follows. --...   read

 
 
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Medivh will need good teamwork in Heroes of the Storm

Next up for Heroes of the Storm is Medivh from the Warcraft universe. He's joining the game as a ranged specialist on June 14, but until then, here's a recap of his moves and playstyle. Rather than mounting a horse or a bomb-ass lizard bea...   read

 
 
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Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst...

 


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