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Overwatch Legendary Edition coming to Nintendo Switch on October 15th

Overwatch Legendary Edition was announced for Nintendo Switch today. Tracer, Mei, Hanzo and all the other colorful characters from massively popular online game Overwatch are coming to Nintendo Switch. The fast-paced multiplayer game is scheduled to hit Nintendo Switch on October 15th. Pre-purchase in Nintendo eShop starts today. Join the fight for the future in the world of Overwatch and choose your hero from a diverse cast of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities. Bend time, defy physics,...

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Report: Blizzard Cancels Starcraft Shooter To Focus On Overwatch Sequel

Blizzard Entertainment is notoriously secretive when it comes to their in-development projects but that didn’t stop gaming journalist sleuth Jason Schreier of Kotaku unearthing that the Anaheim based developer halted work on the yet another Starcraft shooter (RIP Ghost) to move developers onto either a continuation or spin-off title set in the Overwatch Universe currently called “Overwatch 2”. Project Ares was the code name given to this potential Starcraft third person shooter helmed by veteran developer Dustin...

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Blizzard’s Action RPG Series Comes To Mobile With Diablo Immortal

What Is It? Diablo Immortal is the first entry in Blizzard’s two decades old ARPG franchise to be developed specifically for mobile phones. Revealed during the Blizzcon 2018 opening ceremonies, Diablo Immortal is promising to be the full dungeon crawling experience that players are used too but optimized for mobile devices and touch-centric interfaces. Development duties aren’t being handled by Blizzard directly but rather by Chinese publisher Net Ease who have published Minecraft in China, as well as the popular mobile...

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Blizzard has Big Plans for World of Warcraft Patch 8.1

The latest expansion in the world’s longest running MMORPG— World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth—has been nothing short of controversial. Fan reactions have been divided with the new changes brought on by the BfA xpac. Bugs and technical issues plagued the expansion in the beginning and contributed to much of the negative reaction it received. Blizzard would soon release the first patch to the expansion: the Tides of Vengeance. No release date has been set but the...

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Diablo III Eternal Collection brings the acclaimed action RPG to Nintendo Switch

Later this year, the definitive version of Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo III will come to the Nintendo Switch, including all the features and content from every expansion and update as well as exclusive bonus items. The Eternal Collection is the definitive edition of the action RPG, and includes the original Diablo III, the Reaper of Souls expansion, and the Rise of the Necromancer pack. With seven powerful character classes, a five-act campaign that spans the lore-rich and demon-infested...

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Blizzard Celebrates Starcraft 20th Anniversary With Cross Game Promotional Event

Blizzard has rolled out a whole wave of unlockable goodies across Diablo III, Starcraft 2, Overwatch, Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original Starcraft on PC. Each game has a different reward to claim ranging from small profile portraits to exclusive skins featuring Sarah Kerrigan (yay!). Here’s a breakdown of what players of each tittle will receive should they login between today and March 31st: Starcraft Remastered (full version) –...

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Heroes of the Storm Volskyia Foundry Event Now Live

Heroes of the Nexus shall assemble within the foundries of Volskyia Industries with the latest in-game event for Blizzard’s MOBA. Bringing a brand new Overwatch themed Map (Volskyia Foundry), the elder sniper Anna from OW, a brand new A.I system and an in-game Pachimari limited time quest this event is a substantial amount of content for a game that has such a frequent release cycle.  New Hero – Ana  Seasoned sniper Ana enters the nexus with her trust biotic rifle and grenades on hand to lend support to her team. Her basic...

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Overwatch Getting FFA Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch In Next Patch

Heroes will clash against each other with no payload to escort in Overwatch’s upcoming Deathmatch mode which will be introduced in a new patch after the Summer Games conclude on August 28th. Unlike the death match-like Skrimish Mode, the official DM modes will come with their own special scoreboard and some modifications to player abilities. Gamer Director Jeff Kaplan surprised the community with the two new modes – Free for All Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch in a...

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Doomfist Arrives On Live Servers With New Overwatch Patch!

Overwatch’s 25th hero, Doomfist, has finished his testing phase on the PTR and is now live on the PC and console versions of the game. Alongside the release of Doomfist – who has been adjusted considerably since his initial reveal – this latest patch brings a number of changes to player mobility across a number of heroes and voice lines for both D.VA and Genji. Doomfist I’ve covered Doomfist in the past two weeks a couple of...

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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 also the ability to play this real time strategy classic in 4K for the first time. While unit balance and build orders will remain unchanged from the original versions, Blizzard has made an effort to clean up...

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Last Week of Nexus Challenge 2.0 Rewards 10 Overwatch & HOTS Lootboxes

Fans of Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch on PC can snag 10 loot boxes for each game if they’re willing to play 5 HOTS 2.0 friends between now and May 22nd. Complete some matches with your pals and cross your fingers that last hero in your collection or epic skin drops from of these gratis loot piñatas. Nexus Challenge 2.0 is part of a larger marketing push for Blizzard Entertainment’s MOBA which saw a major reworking...

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Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Launches With $200 of Free Content

Blizzard has unleashed the largest update for Heroes of the Storm since their Multiplayer Online Battle Arena launched in the summer of 2015. After 22 months since the initial release,  HOTS’ loot system gets a complete rework, the in-game shop has been completely redesigned, changes to skins, dozens of brand new collectibles and two new heroes. To cap things off both returning players and newbies can score 20 free heroes and $10 of in-game currency for simply...

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Overwatch Custom Game Browser Now Available On PTR

Overwatch’s game director Jeff Kaplan took to YouTube this week to announce that custom games are getting an overhaul along with the launch of the first version of a custom server browser, allowing players to search custom games for the first time. Custom game hosts can configure a number of options with this latest update. Here is just a small sample of the options available for players to play around with. Enable / disable individual heroes Change the...

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Overwatch Lunar Festival Trailer Shows Off New Skins & Capture The Flag Mode

A leaked trailer for the upcoming Overwatch Lunar Festival event showcases not only quite a few new skins for Tracer, Bastion, Mei, D.VA and others but also a brand new mode Capture The Flag. It looks like a version of the trailer was posted on YouTube a bit early – the event is scheduled to start later today sometime after 9 AM PST. Thanks to the leaked trailer we also know that the event will run until Tuesday...

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Blizzard launches book-publishing label

Blizzard Entertainment today announced the creation of a book-publishing label, Blizzard Publishing, dedicated to developing and releasing new Blizzard publications and reissuing out-of-print titles in the company’s Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo settings. These releases will either come directly and through ongoing global partnerships. Blizzard has plans to make several of their publishing arm’s upcoming releases available in multiple formats, including print, audiobook, and e-book. The first books published under the Blizzard Publishing label include two sets of...

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