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Watch BlizzCon 2016's opening keynote right here

It's the biggest weekend of the year for Blizzard and for the people who play its games. BlizzCon 2016 is taking place in Anaheim, California right now, and it's almost time for the biggest hour of the biggest weekend. At 2pm Eastern/11am ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch is the 'fastest' Blizzard game to reach the 20 million player mark

It's safe to say that you're going to see Overwatch on a lot of Game of the Year lists. Players are happy, and Activision-Blizzard is too. According to their third quarter revenue financial report, Overwatch contributed big number...   read

 
 
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Come over, watch one of Zenyatta's orbs being made

Tekhartha Zenyatta (Zenyatta or Zen for short) is one of the more unique characters in Overwatch, an enlightened Buddhist priest in the body of an android. I've written before that he reminds me of the character Lobsang in The Long Earth&nb...   read

 
 
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New art for Overwatch's Sombra and Diablo's Necromancer appears ahead of BlizzCon

A pair of now-removed art pieces found on Blizzard's Gear site offer tantalizing clues about what the company might announce later this week at BlizzCon 2016. One is for Sombra, the long, long-awaited Overwatch character, and the other is f...   read

 
 
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Weird Al closing out BlizzCon

Weird Al Yankovic is pretty important to me. I'm old enough to remember listening to Weird Al on the radio, Sunday nights on the Dr. Demento Show. Even before that, I would trade cassette tapes with kids at school trying to collect all of A...   read

 
 
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Overwatch Season 3 starts in December, will shake things up slightly

Blizzard has the ranked season system almost where it wants it. After a massive overhaul following fan outcry over the sudden death and confusing ranking system of Season 1, the second go-around has gone much smoother on PC (I can't speak t...   read

 
 
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Review: World of Warcraft the Official Cookbook

When the opportunity came along to cover the official World of Warcraft cookbook, I jumped at it. While I don't share this fact much online, my wife and I have been cooking together on a weekly basis for over 10 years, and our German a...   read

 
 
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No, Hearthstone is not coming to the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch was all the rage yesterday, and with lots of western companies on board (including Bethesda), there was tons of talk about who would announce a project for it next. Blizzard added fuel to that fire with a tweet to Ninten...   read

 
 
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Overwatch gets experimental

[Header image found at ZeroChan] I wrote an article Wednesday about Overwatch's Public Test Realm (PTR) and how the Principal Designer told us that Blizzard is planning some significant changes to shake up the metagame. While the forum...   read

 
 
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Blizzard planning 'significant hero changes' for Overwatch

Overwatch's Principal Designer Geoff Goodman wrote a post on Blizzard's forums today announcing that the next patch might surprise people viewing the patch notes. Goodman wrote that his team intended to update Overwatch's Pub...   read

 
 
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Overwatch Collector's Edition is now only $80 at GameStop

Overwatch's Collector's Edition list price went from a giant $129.99 to a slightly more reasonable $99 just a few months ago (was it last month? who knows). But GameStop is taking it to another level by discounting it across platforms to $8...   read

 
 
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Blizzard's Sombra ARG for Overwatch leads to...more teasing

For months now, the Overwatch community has been laser focused on the new character, Sombra. She's been teased by way of an ARG game that has delivered new hints every so often, and for the past month, there was a countdown of sorts th...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's D.Va headlines BlizzCon 2016's in-game goodies for StarCraft

StarCraft players who attend this year's BlizzCon are going to get a healthy dash of Overwatch added to their favorite real-time strategy game. D.Va is the main draw for a different title's in-game goodies. Blizzard revealed ...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm's Samuro is a gleefully deceptive assassin

It's about time the Blademaster hit Heroes of the Storm. As one of the first heroes that many Warcraft III players experienced (the Orcs kicked off the campaign), he's a natural fit. That goes for his aesthetic, combat style, and place...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Halloween Terror event starts today

One of the last gaming-related things I saw before going to bed was this image of a Frankenstein's Monster-esque take on Roadhog, and one of the first bits of info beamed to my eyes this morning is word that the Overwatch Halloween update ...   read

 
 
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Taiwan Blizzard site may have spilled the beans on the next Overwatch update

Three days ago we got a good look at what is probably the new Sombra character for Overwatch, who was teased by way of an ARG since launch. But in addition to that bit of info, players have gotten their hands on leaks that insinuate that we...   read

 
 
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Throw cheese in StarCraft II as a cartoon overlord

StarCraft II's third and final expansion, the Protoss-themed Legacy of the Void, came out a little less than a year ago. Since then, players looking to freshen up their game could play a Nova-centric side story, but that's about it.&nb...   read

 
 
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Rumor: Images of Overwatch's Sombra may have leaked

For months, Overwatch fans have been piecing together information about Sombra, a shadowy hacker who will apparently be the twenty-third hero to join the roster. There have been hints and clues left in game files, and an augmented real...   read

 
 
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A leak shows Halloween-themed content coming to Overwatch soon

Halloween costumes and Overwatch's generally bad-ass skins seem like the perfect match, so of course people have been clamoring for seasonal content. We all know it's coming, it's just a question of when and how. A Reddit poster by the name...   read

 
 
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Another orc enters the Heroes of the Storm battleground

I know people complain that Heroes of the Storm has too many Warcraft characters, but I can't get enough orcs, man -- bring them all in, I say! Today, Blizzard has announced the newest kid (old man) on the block -- Samuro, the Bla...   read

 
 
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Blizzard talks at length about what's in the pipeline for Overwatch

14 minutes of game director Jeff Kaplan discussing the current state of Overwatch and what the development team is working on in the short and longer-term? Yeah, I'm down for that! A not-insignificant amount of the talk covers Symmetra, wh...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm's Heroes Brawl is another way to earn rewards

I've not once dipped into the Arena side of Heroes of the Storm, but perhaps Blizzard's rework of the mode into "Heroes Brawl" later this month will spur change. That, or the gold dangling on a stick (if you participate in three Brawls a w...   read

 
 
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There's an Overwatch tournament airing on TBS right now

[Update: Misfits just won it with a sick ass Tracer ultimate at the last second! Once the recaps start appearing on YouTube and Twitch I highly recommend watching the last Control match.] ESPN choosing to air DOTA 2 for the first time ...   read

 
 
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Blizzard should bring more Overwatch heroes to its other games

In case you haven't noticed, I'm not exactly the MOBA guy around here. Off the top of my head, I'm not sure that I've ever written about League of Legends or Dota 2. I wrote about Paragon once before we ever knew what P...   read

 
 
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Big changes are coming to Overwatch's Symmetra later this year

According to Master Overwatch, a stat collection site for Overwatch that's been up since the game's launch, Symmetra still has the highest winrate in the game on PC, and is in second place behind Torbjorn on consoles. You might think s...   read

 
 
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