Tag: Battle.net Archives | Broken Joysticks

Nov
09

Microtransactions Outpacing Game Sales Sets a Worrying Precedent

You might have already heard the news yesterday: Ubisoft mentioned on their Investor’s Call that “Player Recurring Investments” (read: microtransactions) have outpaced the sale of full price and discounted digital copies of their games for the first time ever. In terms […]

Oct
25

Report: Players Being Banned From Destiny 2 On PC For Running Common Apps Like MSI Afterburner, Discord and OBS

User reports from launch day suggest that PC players of Bungie’s Destiny 2 may find themselves with a permanent ban if they are using common PC benchmarking tools like FRAPS and MSI AfterBurner or chat programs like Discord with the overlay functionality enabled.  Over […]

Jun
30

Starcraft Remastered Out This August

Prepare to construct additional pilons and make sure your mineral harvesting skills are at peak performance as Blizzard is prepared to re-release 1998’s Starcraft and the Broodwar Expansion for the HD generation on August 14th through the Blizzard App. StarCraft: Remastered features not only revamped visuals & widescreen support but […]

Sep
22

Blizzard to Drop Battle.net Branding

Today a news post on the World of Warcraft home page details their plans to discontinue the Battle.Net branding. Blizzard plans to phase out the use of Battle.Net in favor of the Blizzard moniker. Instead of “Battle.Net Voice” for example, it […]

Aug
26

World of Warcraft: Legion Pre-Launch Patch Impressions Part II

So a couple weeks ago I published a story outlining all to be had at the time for the Legion Pre-Launch content. Since then I’ve found a few things I’ve missed, a few things I’ve learned, and what to do […]

Aug
17

First Content Patch for Legion Revealed at Gamescom

During Gamescom earlier today Blizzard launched their Legion Cafe which is styled after the Demon Hunter class hall, the Fel Hammer. You can check out tons of photos on the Official World of Warcraft Facebook page. During the events they […]

Aug
16

Demon Hunters—Going Back to the Future

Alright, before we get to my analysis let me make something super clear—I went into playing the new World of Warcraft Hero class, the Demon Hunter, with the expectations and excitement of a girl who grew up playing the game […]

Aug
15

World of Warcraft: Legion Pre-Launch Patch Impressions

Earlier this week Blizzard Entertainment released a Pre-Launch patch to prepare its players for the imminent launch of their newest expansion World of Warcraft: Legion. Since then I’ve had a bit of time to check out the content they’ve rolled […]

Feb
08

‘Twas the Night Before Overwatch

‘Twas the night before Overwatch, when all ‘cross the globe, Every gamer was waiting, donned in their soft robes, Their headphones were hung by their PCs with care, In hopes that Overwatch soon would be there. The gamers were nestled all […]

Nov
24

Huge Black Friday Sale Hits Heroes of the Storm

If you’re staying in this holiday weekend perhaps you might want to look into playing a few rounds of Blizzard’s addicting MOBA Heroes of the Storm. This weekend all of the mounts, skins and heroes in the Nexus are reduced […]

Nov
06

Starcraft II: Nova Ops Expansion Drops Next Year

Starcraft II’s popular blonde ghost Nova will be the focus of the next story set in the Starcraft II universe Blizzard announced this morning at Blizzcon. Originally scooped by IGN before the official reveal – Starcraft II: Nova expansion will […]

Aug
09

Blizzard Recommends Changing Battle.net Password After Breach

Due to a recent breach on Blizzard’s internal network the company is recommending users change their Battle.net account passwords. The actual password info accessed was scrambled, and this recommendation is just a precaution. It seems no personal information was accessed […]

Jun
23

Next Diablo III Patch Will Fix Digital Purchase Restrictions

Blizzard’s last patch to Diablo III introduced some restrictions for players who decided to buy the game digitally. As it stands right now, players who purchased the game through Battle.net are only able to access the games first Act and […]