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Heroes of the Storm: New Recruit a Friend & 2 New Heroes Announced

Blizzard’s competitive Massive Online Battle Arena Heroes of the Storm has a ton of new content coming in the remainder of 2016 and throughout 2017. During the opening ceremonies for Blizzcon 2016 developers announced two new characters that will be coming in the following months – Varian & Ragnaros as well as a brand new arcade mode map Blackheart’s Revenge and all new recruit a friend campaign that has the potential to unlock 5 free heroes and...

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Meet Overwatch’s Sombra In The ‘Infiltrator’ Short

Overwatch’s stealthy hacker has been teased, hinted at and hidden in the shadows since her first mention several months ago. After a lengthy Alternate Reality game involving fictional corporations, hidden voice lines and out of game mysteries – Sombra is now in plain sight for all to see, In true Blizzard style she interrupted a documentary outlining the global launch of Blizzard’s competitive online shooter. The brand new animated short showcases Sombra, Reaper and Widowmaker taking on...

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Long Time Blizzard Developer Chris Metzen Retires

Long time Blizzard Entertainment developer & current Senior Vice President in charge of Story and Franchise Development, Chris Metzen has retired from the world renowned developer. Originally reported by the Business Journal and later confirmed via a lengthy good-bye message posted to the Blizzard official forums on Chris’ behalf by Community Manager Lylirra. If you’ve even dabbled in a Blizzard Entertainment title since the company’s formative years in the 1990s then you’ve experienced some of Metzen’s work. He got...

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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 with it. Previously I talked about the scenarios involved. Well, after doing some research I’ve found there are quite a few easter eggs in game items you can pick up before doing the fist quest. So if...

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Broken Overwatch Auto-Aim On Consoles To Be Fixed In Next Patch

Console players of Overwatch have brought up an issue regarding the game’s auto-aim feature on consoles. According to several forum posts submitted by players the game’s aim system will actually move away from enemies such as Genji during the middle of a jump. Here is how the original poster described the issue: “‘I’m moving the control stick horizontally the whole time. All Vertical movement is due to Blizzard’s built in Aim Assist. Every time Genji jumps, the...

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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 announced their first content patch for Legion as captured by user Slootbag on Twitch during his live stream. Just click the link for the replay. Patch 7.1 is titled “Return to Karazhan”. It will feature a 5 man...

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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 out. The first bit I’d love to talk about are invasions. Since the theme of the expansion is The Burning Legion invading Azeroth, they’ve gone full force and brought some of the Legion’s toughest demons to familiar zones...

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Battle.net Endures DDOS Attack

Blizzard Entertainment’s Battle.net service was the target of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack this past evening. Customer service agents announced the service distribution on one of the company’s official twitter accounts. Users reported connection problems with games like Overwatch on Reddit, with several posts being unable to even sign-in to the Battle.net launcher. Over the course of this outage our staff noticed considerable lag and matchmaking issues with Overwatch as well. The entire attack lasted roughly seven hours –...

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Diablo’s Wizard and Necromancer Highlighted In New Heroes Trailer

Heroes of the storm

Blizzard Entertainment’s Heroes of the Storm development team is ready to share some of the upcoming content they’ve been working on with players. In a brand new trailer we get an up close look at the models and skins for the two newest heroes – Li Ming and Xul  as well as brand new skins for established characters like LT. Morales, Jaina, Arthas and Illidan. Do any of these new skins appeal to you? I thought Love...

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The Overwatch Stress Test Changed My Opinion Of The Game

I’ve known about Blizzard’s colorful and vibrant first person shooter, Overwatch, for a while now. I remember everyone getting totally amped up about the game last November when the game was unveiled but I wasn’t as taken in my the initial gameplay trailers and character reveals as some fans where. After spending several hours with this weekends Beta Stress Test my opinion on the game has radically changed. Here’s a rundown of what I played and why...

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Blizzard Celebrates Over 1 Million Copies of Legacy of the Void Sold

En taro tassadar fellow Starcraft II Commanders! Blizzard confirmed via the official Starcraft II twitter account that StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void has sold over 1 million copies since its launch this past Tuesday.  That gives the latest expansion just about the same adoption rate as the first game, Wings of Liberty, which sold over one million copies within its first 24 hours of release back in 2010. Thanks for making the launch of #LotV a...

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Linkin Park Revealed As BlizzCon 2015 Closing Act

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...

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Everything You Should Know About Overwatch Before Today’s Livestream

Overwatch is a 6 vs 6 multiplayer online first person shooter being developed by Jeff Kaplan’s team at Blizzard. Originally under the development using the code name ‘titan’, Overwatch has had a very long and complicated history. The game was revealed at last year’s BlizzCon and hype for the game is starting to grow leading up to today’s beta live stream event on Twitch.TV at 10 A.M PST. If you’ve been out of the loop completely or...

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OverWatch Beta Live Stream Locked In For October 15th

Blizzard will be announcing the first details for the beta version of their highly anticipated Team Based Shooter Overwatch live on Twitch.TV on Thursday October 15th they announced via Battle.Net. Viewers of this stream won’t only get to hear the new details first but will also enjoy over 90 minutes of gameplay footage from two different perspectives. Here are the official details from Battle.net: Join a duo of aspiring heroes, Haylinic and Ellohime, as they team up...

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LT Morales Helps Patch Up Heroes of The Storm In New Game Update

Lt. Morales the recognizable Terran medic from the StarCraft series joins Heroes of the Storm with the release of the latest patch. For those of you who have played StarCraft or its 2010 sequel will instantly recognize her. During development she was simply known as “The Medic” before being given a more formal name. Her basic abilities allow Lt. Morales to heal 20% of a teammate’s health or grant them a significant damage reduction. Her Heroic abilities...

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