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Don’t Be Fooled By Overwatch Beta Scams

Posted on October 27, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Today marks the beginning of the closed Overwatch beta which was revealed via live stream a few weeks back. Blizzard has gone to great lengths to ensure that player’s chances of being scammed out of their precious battle.net accounts have been reduced by doing away with beta CD-Keys. Instead those selected for the very limited beta test of Blizzard’s upcoming First Person Shooter will have their account flagged automatically and an email sent to their account.

If you get an email from “Blizzard” asking for your login information or containing a “beta key” there’s a 100% that this is someone trying to phish your account.

Sadly none of us on staff got into the Overwatch Beta as of the publication of this article but on Twitch.TV there are several dozen people streaming their experience with the open beta along with over 134,000 people watching the game alongside them.

So just how you get into the closed Overwatch beta?

Q. How are Closed Beta participants selected?
A. Beta testers are chosen based on many factors, including your Battle.net region, when you signed up, your computer hardware specifications, and an element of luck. We are also inviting select journalists and community contributors from around the world on a case-by-case basis.

In regards to how they notify selected players Blizzard said:

If you are selected to participate in the Closed Beta, you will receive an invite via email. Invites will always be sent to the email address associated with your Battle.net account.

To help avoid phishing attempts, if you believe you’ve received an invite, it’s best to refrain from clicking on any links in the email(s) you receive. Instead, you can verify that your account has been granted a Closed Beta license in Battle.net Account Management.

If you’ve been selected for the Overwatch Beta and need to download the game you can follow these instructions, which Blizzard supplied:

Step 1: Download the Battle.net desktop app, if you haven’t already, and launch it.

Step 2: Log in using the Battle.net account that was flagged for Closed Beta access.

Step 3: Click the Overwatch icon, located in the left-hand nav bar of the Battle.net desktop app.

Step 4: Select your region from the drop-down menu, and click Install to begin the installation process.

Step 5: Once installed, click Play to begin!



Linkin Park Revealed As BlizzCon 2015 Closing Act

Posted on October 20, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Blizzard has announced that Linkin Park will be the playing live at BlizzCon 2015 which will run from November 6th and 7th at the Anaheim Convention Centre in sunny California.

BlizzCon allows attendees to go hands on with the latest products under development at Blizzard Entertainment including the recently revealed OverWatch beta and StarCraft II: Legacy of The Void among others. The convention also plays hosts to the World Championships for HearthStone, StarCraft II and Heroes of the Storm.

During their opening ceremonies Blizzard is also known for making some huge announcements so don’t be shocked if they give us all a sneak peek at what’s coming down the pipe during the show.

BlizzCon’s official website describes Linkin Park thusly:

The Grammy Award–winning rock band—and the biggest band on Facebook, with 63 million fans and counting—will be taking the stage the evening of Saturday, November 7, to provide an epic send-off for everyone at this year’s convention

If you aren’t able to make it to Anaheim for the festivities Blizzard is offering the Virtual Ticket which gets you access to multiple HD streams from the show floor as well as a whole pile of in-game goodies for Blizzard’s various products.

Here’s the trailer that Blizzard released to announce LP’s set at BlizzCon:

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Heroes of The Storm | Review

Posted on September 6, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Written By: Fionna Fox

Have you ever wanted to see a Zerged out Kerrigan throw down with Thrall? How about Tasadar and the Witchdoctor from Diablo 3? All possible with blizzards new MOBA game, Heroes of the Storm.

Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games have recently become as common as grains of sand on a beach but Blizzards entry is looking to differentiate itself by creating a unique niche inside of a very crowded environment. Heroes appeals to a more casual audience than league or DOTA with most matches lasting less than 20 minutes, and a heavy emphasis on team fights and objectives. The item shop has been removed and leveling is done as a team, rather than individually. This is balanced out with a unique role system that creates a rock, paper, scissors feeling when choosing champions. Games are made more variable by a set of talents that modify the core ability of each champion which you chose as you level up in game. This system makes the game feel very much like Warcraft III with progressive leveling of your heroes as the game goes on. The whole thing is wrapped up in the beautiful tile sets of blizzards many worlds and has a really aesthetic.Read More


Activision Blizzard Becomes Independant

Posted on October 15, 2013 by Kintarius

Activision Blizzard’s quest to become independent of its parent company Vivendi has been completed today, following the overturning of a September ruling that ceased the purchase, dropping Vivendi’s stake in the company to about 12 percent.

The move was headed by an investor group led by CEO Bobby Kotick, whom completed the US$8.2 billion buyout Friday, ending the 5 years of Activision Blizzard being a subsidiary of Vivendi.

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