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  1. Armenius

    WarCraft and WarCraft II now available on GOG

    Following up with their collaborative release of the original Diablo, Blizzard and GOG release the original WarCraft and WarCraft II in a bundle now available. I did not see any mention of Beyond the Dark Portal, the expansion set for WarCraft II. Given that this expansion was outsourced like...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    Blizzard To Double Down on Warcraft and Diablo IPs

    Yesterday, Activision-Blizzard confirmed previous layoff rumors, and warned investors not to expect "a major front-line release for Blizzard in 2019." But, even though the company is losing about 8% of their workforce, some snippets VentureBeat spotted in the report suggest that Blizzard are...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    CD Projekt Red Creative Director Takes a Job at Blizzard

    A sharp-eyed user on ResetEra noticed that Sebastian Stepien, creative director at CD Projekt Red, has seemingly left the Polish developer and joined Blizzard Entertainment this month. According to his LinkedIn profile, Stepien started working as dialogue writer at CD Projekt Red in 2006, before...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Square Poaches Activation-Blizzard's Other CFO

    Just a few days after Activision lost their CFO to Netflix, gamesindustry.biz reports that Square Inc. poached Amrita Ahuja from Blizzard Entertainment. Amrita reportedly worked at Blizzard for 8 years, and Square's CEO gave some typical corporate praise to their new CFO, calling Ahuja an...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Netflix Supposedly Poaches Activision Blizzard's CFO

    Activision-Blizzard's stock hasn't been performing particularly well, even when compared to the overall market slump late last year. Right now, it's sitting at about 43 dollars a share, compared to 83 in late September. So, one might think that the firing of Activision's CFO, Spencer Neumann...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Activision-Blizzard Stock is Tumbling

    These last two months have been pretty hard on stock market in general, but Activision-Blizzard seems to be faring worse than everyone else. Their stock price has plummeted from a high of about $83.3 in October to about $53 right now. For a company as large as Activision-Blizzard, that's bad...
  7. cageymaru

    Blizzard Bans Third Party Data-Tracking Tools in Overwatch

    Blizzard has lowered the banhammer on third party data-tracking tools in the esports game Overwatch. These tools supposedly only allowed users to see extra statistics, but Blizzard stated otherwise in a forum post. "To provide more clarity, any third-party application that impedes on the...
  8. DooKey

    The Future of Diablo?

    Brandy Camel, an Associate Community Manage for Blizzard, has released a short YouTube video about the future of Diablo. In the video she mentions the forges of Blizzard are burning hot and they have multiple Diablo projects in the works. She also says some will take longer than others...
  9. DooKey

    ESPN, Disney XD and Blizzard Announce Telecast Agreement for Overwatch League

    Esports must be getting pretty good if ESPN and Disney are interested in it. They along with Blizzard announced an exclusive broadcasting deal for the Overwatch League that kicked off on both cable networks last night. With that said, I've tried watching some esports and I couldn't really get...
  10. R

    Overwatch Will Be Free To Play This Weekend

    Blizzard has announced that from February 16th to 19th Overwatch will be free to play on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. All 26 heroes and 16 maps will be available to plat, in all modes. Players will also have the ability to level up and earn loot boxes, and if you decide to buy the game any progress...
  11. R

    Overwatch Is Proactively Scanning YouTube For Toxic Behavior

    In a developer update video posted yesterday, Blizzard gave a behind the scenes look at the progress on toxicity in the game, as well as how they balance heroes, and balance updates. One thing that stands out is director Jeff Kaplan announced they are actively searching YouTube and other social...
  12. R

    Blizzard is Making Changes to Hearthstone's Ranked Play

    In an announcement today, Blizzard is changing the way Ranked battle play works in Hearthstone. One of the changes is all ranks now having 5 stars to progress. One of the larger changes, at the end of the season, you will drop exactly 4 ranks. This is to prevent high skill players from having...
  13. DooKey

    Overwatch Will Tell You in-Game if your Report Resulted in Action

    Most online games these days have more than their fair share of idiots that want to do nothing but harass and irritate people just because they can. Blizzard wants to slow some of this down in Overwatch and are going to introduce a new feature that will let you know in-game if your report...
  14. R

    Starcraft II Going Free-To-Play

    Blizzard has announced that on November 14th StarCraft II is going to free-to-play. The original campaign "Wings of Liberty" as well as every Co-op commander and the ranked multiplayer ladder will be available for free. If you already own Wings of Liberty, you’ll receive the second installment...
  15. DooKey

    World of Warcraft’s new expansion is Battle for Azeroth

    World of Warcraft is the game no one wants to admit they still play, but I know there are still some fanbois at this site that are interested in the next expansion. Wait no more because Blizzard released the expansion intro for Battle of Azeroth today at BlizzCon. Watch the video here.
  16. DooKey

    Overwatch League Gets Big Sponsors with HP and Intel

    HP and Intel are teaming up to sponsor Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch League, the official esports league based on its popular shooter with 35 million monthly active players. With a player base that large, and growing, it makes perfect sense for HP and Intel to lend their support to...
  17. R

    Hundreds Banned From Destiny 2 PC

    Hundreds of players of Destiny 2 for PC are reportedly getting banned for no reason, some just after launching the game and before they could create a character. Most reports are assuming that the bans are coming from the use of applications that use a hook / overlay feature, such as Twitch...
  18. M

    Introducing Blizzard Battle.net

    Last September, Blizzard decided to rebrand Battle.net as just the all encompassing "Blizzard" for all its services. Well now, the company has renege on the plan and is renaming it to just Blizzard Battle.net. Hopefully, this helps with the "occasional confusion and ineficiencies" some users...
  19. Petelil

    Blizzard, Why do you do this?

    So after launching some cool merch at the SDCC, Blizzard store is shut for 10 days! Yes, really! I mean why do you do this? In the meantime I have been looking at my reddit feed for something cool that is Overwatch related so that I can give it to my friend - who also happens to be the...
  20. M

    Blizzard Shuts Down Legacy WoW Fan Server Hours After It Goes Up

    In what took only a matter of 5 hours, Blizzard quickly brought down the hammer on a WoW fan-made private server. Trying to recreate what the World of Warcraft servers were like during the Burning Crusade expansion, many fans were anticipating the launch. Blizzard lawyers delivered a...
  21. M

    Blizzard Promises Overwatch League Players at Least $50,000 Per Year

    Blizzard released some details for its newly founded eSports organization for Overwatch. The company will guarantee a salary at a minimum of $50,000 per a year for its professional players on each Overwatch League teams. So far, the eSports league will feature a team based in seven different...
  22. R

    Overwatch Increasing Penalties For Bad Behavior

    In a forum post today, Overwatch community manager Lylirra announces improvements to the reporting and penalty system. Effective immediately they will be "we will be issuing increased penalties to players in response to verified reports of bad behavior." This is a great step. Having played and...
  23. Zarathustra[H]

    $1B Overwatch Revenue drives Activision-Blizzard to Record Q1 2017 Results

    In their quarterly earnings report for Q1 2017 yesterday evening, Activision-Blizzard announced a record quarter with $1.7B in revenues. A large part of this success has been credited towards Overwatch which has generated more than $1B in revenues and attracted over 30 million registered...
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