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Let's go in-depth with Overwatch's new patch

Header by Kon-H on Deviantart. Background is a screenshot of the new Ecopoint: Antarctica map. As you may have seen yesterday, every version of Overwatch has been updated, giving everyone access to the new character Sombra. Chris ...   read

 
 
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Go get yourself some Sombra right now

Overwatch just got its 1.5 update today on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. That's the boring way to phrase what has had players excited for months: Sombra's finally here. Sombra, an offensive infiltrator, has fully rolled out on all platforms. She'...   read

 
 
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Here's how to access the Diablo anniversary event in Diablo III

As you may have heard, Blizzard is re-creating the original Diablo in Diablo III as a once a year event going forward. Each January you'll be able to access the original dungeon with all four original bosses by way of an added que...   read

 
 
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Take a look at some of the best costumes from BlizzCon

Say what you like about Blizzard, but their fans are some of the most passionate gamers I've ever seen, particularly those who really get into cosplay. Last weekend was Blizzard's annual BlizzCon convention, and among other championships, t...   read

 
 
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The next Overwatch free weekend starts November 18

It's a competitive time of year for multiplayer shooters, what with two Call of Duty titles (counting Modern Warfare Remastered), Titanfall 2, and Battlefield 1 vying for our attention. Blizzard is about to make another push for Overwatch b...   read

 
 
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Let's all watch the Overwatch voice actors goof off

Lúcio voice actor Jonny Cruz had numerous run-ins with the cast of Overwatch at Blizzard's campus, and thank goodness his camera was rolling. This is what we needed on a tense day like today. Be sure to stick around for the ending. ...   read

 
 
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There won't be a remaster for the original Warcraft

I'm not one for needless remasters of titles that you can still buy. To me, they almost make me feel stupid for investing so much money and faith in a developer. The Uncharted remaster, especially, is just plain better than the originals, n...   read

 
 
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Sombra's now available to play on Blizzard's Public Test Realm

It has been a whirlwind 72 hours for Sombra enthusiasts. We went from hoping the new Overwatch character would be announced at BlizzCon 2016's keynote (she was) to only convention attendees getting to try her out (we did) to everyone ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch devs talk Unreal Tournament influence for Sombra, what's to come

If there was one series that dominated BlizzCon, it was Overwatch. Even during press testing sessions, journalists and video personalities alike flocked to try out Sombra, and on the showfloor, it consistently had the longest lines and most...   read

 
 
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Blizzard's 10th anniversary of BlizzCon was sufficiently grandiose

I attended my first BlizzCon this year, and I doubt it'll be my last. Amidst a sea of people at nearly every Overwatch event (seriously, all the panels were jam-packed, some with no standing room, as were all of the demo stations -- it...   read

 
 
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Diablo III director: 'Creating a carbon copy of the D2 Necromancer would be cheating'

Just this weekend, I asked if a character and a special event were enough to carry Diablo III throughout 2017. You guys had an array of opinions, some positive ("good on Blizzard for supporting the game"), and some negative ("charging ...   read

 
 
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Blackheart's Revenge is a perfect example of what Heroes of the Storm Brawls should be

Brawls are basically fresh out of the oven for Heroes of the Storm, but they've already been pretty divisive. First up was the Punisher arena, which assigned random heroes to each player, and was generally very well received. Rounds were qu...   read

 
 
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Blizzard admits mistakes were made with World of Warcraft's last expansion, is looking ahead with Legion

For Blizzard, World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor was a learning experience. Subscribers dropped off at a record pace, mostly because the team didn't support it nearly as much as past expansions, a mistake they're not keen to repeat for ...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm devs happy with Brawls so far, will 'keep making them indefinitely'

Heroes of the Storm is in a good spot, relatively speaking. It's probably the smallest Blizzard game, and came into the MOBA market pretty late after League of Legends already had a massive foothold, but it's doing well enough for...   read

 
 
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Blizzard has faithfully recreated the Necromancer in Diablo III, yet, is it enough?

After years of clamoring, the Diablo III community is finally getting its wish -- the Necromancer class, one of the most popular classes in Diablo II, is making its way into the game. No, it's not a Diablo II remaster or a Diablo IV an...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm's Varian feels underwhelming, and that's the point

When Varian Wrynn, former King of Stormwind hits the Heroes of the Storm battlefield, he'll bring a whole new concept into the game -- the multi-class character. Varian is a tank at heart, built with the principles of a World of Warcra...   read

 
 
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Overwatch trailer asks 'who is Sombra'

After months of speculation, leaks, and a disappointing ARG, Overwatch's Sombra was finally revealed to the world yesterday. While Chris went over how she plays, we're still not sure who she is or where she came from... and apparently, that...   read

 
 
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Seen at BlizzCon: The best Murloc cosplay ever

[Update: I've uploaded a number of other pictures from BlizzCon showing off some other great cosplays.] BlizzCon brings out the best in cosplayers. I've seen a lot of impressive work at just about any show, but the sheer character factory n...   read

 
 
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I have concerns about Heroes of the Storm's Ragnaros, but he's fun as hell

The newly announced Varian and Ragnaros were both available to play at BlizzCon for Heroes of the Storm, but there was one clear winner. Yep, the Firelord wins out, even if I think he's a bit too overpowered for his own good and will need s...   read

 
 
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Flying, custom class mounts confirmed for World of Warcraft: Legion

Today at BlizzCon, Blizzard confirmed just what will be coming next for World of Warcraft: Legion after the Karazhan update, and it's none other than the Tomb of Sargeras (with Kil'jaeden at the end of it), which will be implemented in...   read

 
 
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Sombra was worth the wait, if you're a particular type of Overwatch player

Sombra is finally going to hit Overwatch after months of teasing. It went from "man, Blizzard can really do an ARG" to "really Blizzard?" pretty fast, but hey, they tried, they dragged it out, and now we're getting a real extra free ch...   read

 
 
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Blizzard announces Overwatch League, a melding of eSports and traditional sports leagues

Blizzard has created a new competitive league for Overwatch, and its primary goal is ambitious. It wants to be the premier eSports league. It hopes to accomplish that by putting a twist on the normal eSports formula. Following the lead of ...   read

 
 
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The Necromancer will explode corpses in Diablo III next year

The pre-BlizzCon leak spoiled the surprise, but heck, there's no raining on this parade. Folks have demanded the Necromancer class for Diablo III and that's exactly what we're getting next year. He (and she!) will make it into the game in ...   read

 
 
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Hearthstone is getting a gun that shoots piranhas

Hamilton Chu, Executive Producer for Hearthstone, announced the next expansion for the online card game, featuring the goblin city of Gadgetzan.  Called Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, this expansion looks to be a little more mundane ...   read

 
 
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Blizzard's recreating the original Diablo in Diablo III

Diablo is one of Blizzard's oldest and most important properties. With Diablo III still going strong, the developer wants to pay proper tribute to where it all began in honor of the franchise's 20th anniversary. During the BlizzCon 201...   read

 
 


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