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Overwatch pros weigh in on the sequel’s shift to five-player teams

Overwatch 2 will reduce team size by one and the change has professional players worried about their careers.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Blizzard, Esports, Overwatch 2

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Classic Is True Nostalgia

I fought against resubbing for this. I just haven’t been into World of Warcraft like I once was. Don’t misunderstand, I was an avid player for many years and devoted way more time than I care to admit into building up these characters, especially around the release of this first major content update. I began playing the game in Vanilla, just before the Naxxramas update started. There was that rush to reach level 58 so I could join my friends in the extended content and I loved the new races....
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Blizzard Reveals Overwatch 2 Models of Baptiste and Sombra

News is thin on the ground regarding the sequel to the monster smash hit Overwatch, but it started to trickle out today. Blizzard revealed some new character models for Baptiste and Sombra, who will be returning in Overwatch 2. Aside from “new hair shader technology” there isn’t really a lot more that can be said about today’s not-particularly-massive reveal, but these new character models do look very, very cool. Blizzard is playing its cards incredibly close to its chest in terms of releasin...
Tags: Games, Movies, Blizzard, Overwatch, Baptiste, ComingSoon, Video Game News, Sombra, Overwatch 2

Overwatch is getting crossplay on all platforms soon

After years of requests, Blizzard Entertainment is introducing crossplay in Overwatch for all platforms.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Blizzard, Overwatch, Cross Play

Overwatch 2 developers explain how the game’s dynamic maps work

A post from the Overwatch team has detailed the Environment States system that will radically transform the game's tried and true maps.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Blizzard, Overwatch 2, Environment States

‘Blizzard 2.0’: Exodus from WoW kingdom spawns new gaming hub in Irvine

By Jason Schreier | Bloomberg In recent years, a stream of developers and executives from top video game publisher Blizzard have left to create their own studios, seeking the creative freedom and autonomy they feel is no longer possible at a company chasing mega hits. Now an alumni network, affectionately dubbed Blizzard 2.0 by some in the gaming community, has sprung up in Irvine, the same city where Blizzard has a sprawling campus. Hundreds of ex-employees, including the company’s co-founder a...
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Blizzcon 2021 has been canceled, will return with a hybrid format in 2022

BlizzCon executive producer Saralyn Smith has just confirmed via a BlizzCon site update that the event has been canceled for 2021.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Blizzard, BlizzCon, Saralyn Smith

Overwatch 2 limits include five players and one tank per team

Many Overwatch 2 details were revealed during the What's Next event. Most notably, Overwatch 2 will be reduced to 5v5 from the 6v6 team sizes in the original.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Blizzard, Overwatch, Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2 Team Size Decreases to Five Players

During an Overwatch 2 player-versus-player livestream, Overwatch 2 game director Aaron Keller announced teams in the upcoming game will be decreased to five players instead of the first entry’s six-character team size. “Overwatch has changed over time. We’ve gone from having no hero limits… to having a hero limit. We ended up introducing a role lock over the course of the game.” says Keller. We feel like this is the next step in the way Overwatch ought to be played.” RELATED: World of Warcraft ...
Tags: Games, Movies, Pc, Blizzard, Overwatch, Keller, Mei, WINSTON, Aaron Keller, Video Game News, Activision Blizzard Studios, Overwatch 2, Newest Toon Sitcom Star, Tesla Cannon

Overwatch 2 What’s Next livestream: How to watch and what to expect from it

Blizzard Entertainment will debut an Overwatch 2 livestream called What's Next. It will air this week and aims to show off some gameplay and its new features.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Blizzard, Overwatch, How-to, Blizzard Entertainment, Overwatch 2

Former Blizzard Entertainment & Epic Games Developers Found Lightforge Games

Former Blizzard Entertainment and Epic Games developers have announced the founding of a new game development studio called Lightforge Games, staffed by veterans from both of the notable studios respectively. An official statement from the company’s CEO, Matt Schembari: “We all love highly social, creative games, and we particularly love games where players drive the […]
Tags: Business, Games, Blizzard, Anime, Announcements, Epic Games, Matt Schembari

Blizzard Objects to Diablo, Fox’s Newest Toon Sitcom Star

Anyone with a PC and an inkling for action role-playing games will know that the Diablo series is one of the premier ways to grind away the hours slaying demons. The developers at Blizzard have spent decades creating role-playing adventures in the world of Sanctuary, and they have merchandized their franchise so fans can take their love of demon-slaying with them into the real world. Last week, the legal team at Blizzard found it odd that the Fox network was also trying to trademark the term Di...
Tags: Games, TV, Movies, Blizzard, Fox, Elizabeth Banks, TV News, Blizzard Entertainment, Tony Hale, Diablo, ComingSoon, Video Game News, Fox Animation, US Trademark and Patent Office, Housebroken, Diablo Fox

New Skin for Overwatch’s Mei Labeled “Cultural Appropriation”

The usual abundance of Internet snowflakes and people who don’t play video games have complained again about something pointless in Overwatch as the game is planning to release a new skin for Mei, one that has her wearing cornrows and immediately causing the aforementioned to claim this to be “cultural appropriation”. An official tweet courtesy […]
Tags: Games, Politics, Internet, Blizzard, FPS, Overwatch, Racism, Hair, Anime, Mei

REVIEW: Dairy Queen Brownie Batter Blizzard

What is the Brownie Batter Blizzard? This is one of the six flavors in the “New! Summer Blizzard Menu” from Dairy Queen. Only this flavor is not new (it has been released several times over the years), and only the recently reviewed Girl Scout Thin Mints Blizzard is truly new. But enough with semantics, let’s move on to discuss the BBB (Brownie Batter Blizzard), which contains brownies in both batter and piece form. How is it? Remember in school when you had to determine the average, median...
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Veteran Game Developer Jeff Kaplan Departs Blizzard

Veteran game developer Jeff Kaplan has officially left Blizzard after 19 years working for the popular game developer. The official message from Jeff Kaplan himself as well as Aaron Keller, the new game director for Overwatch following Kaplan’s departure: Greetings, Overwatch Community,  Jeff’s been a great leader, mentor, and friend, and he knows how much we’re going to miss him. I’ve been […]
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REVIEW: Dairy Queen Girl Scout Thin Mints Blizzard

What is the Girl Scout Thin Mints Blizzard? It is part of Dairy Queen’s Summer Blizzard Menu, which is available two months before summer begins and includes this offering as the only new flavor of the six. As you surely have surmised by the name, this Blizzard includes vanilla soft serve with Girl Scout Thin Mints cookies and, importantly, as I will explain, cool mint. How is it? Before I get to the taste, I must assure you that the accompanying photos are indeed of the correct Blizzard. ...
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World of Warcraft’s Kael’Thas VA Removed Possibly Due to Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Blizzard’s never-ending pursuit in being politically correct has led to them erasing the legendary work of voice actor Quinton Flynn (who voiced the pivotal Kael’Thas Sunstrider) in World of Warcraft after allegations of his sexual misconduct surfaced, with there yet to be actual confirming evidence for his mischief. It is assumed Blizzard removed the voice […]
Tags: Games, Politics, Usa, Censorship, Blizzard, Feminism, Anime, Comparison, World of Warcraft, Warcraft, Seiyuu, Kael, Quinton Flynn

Diablo II Remaster Censors Amazon’s Butt & Sorceress Underboob

In typical Blizzard fashion, an early look at the upcoming Diablo II remaster has revealed the sexiness of the female classes has been toned down, resulting in the Amazon having her butt covered up while the underboob of the Sorceress has vanished. The elimination of the Sorceress’ underboob was found out through the remaster’s announcement […]
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Blizzard Lays Off About 190 Employees

Activision Blizzard is said to have laid off around 190 of their employees, about 2% of the company’s overall workers and serving as part of the company’s intent on reshuffling their plans with esports. About 50 of the employees were part of Blizzard’s esports division, perhaps indicating either a decline in esports success or Blizzard […]
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Diablo 4: Everything we know about the next Diablo game

Although much is still under wraps, Blizzard has started to reveal bits and pieces of Diablo 4. Here's everything we know about the highly anticipated title.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Blizzard, Role playing games, Diablo, Diablo 4

Diablo II Resurrected PC Requirements Revealed by Blizzard

Blizzard has revealed the PC requirements for Diablo II Resurrected along with the confirmation that it will support mods. The post Diablo II Resurrected PC Requirements Revealed by Blizzard appeared first on
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Blizzard the polar bear enjoys a frosty frolic

Some are enjoying the snow more than others. The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma posted a video of their polar bear "Blizzard" having a frosty spa day, submerging his little nose, rolling around, and generally grooving on the snow. — Read the rest
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Diablo II: Resurrected Brings Back the Beloved Hack ‘n’ Slash RPG

Blizzard’s convention has gone online this year due to Covid-19 and BlizzConline 2021 has revealed the classic hack ‘n’ slash RPG Diablo II will be getting a remastered version in the form of Diablo II: Resurrected. Diablo II: Resurrected will contain the original Diablo II and its “Lord of Destruction” expansion. One of its primary […]
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Diablo 2 Resurrection, Diablo 4 headline first day of Blizzcon 2021

Blizzcon 2021 kicked off with an action-packed opening ceremony that included new information on Diablo 4 and the long-rumored Diablo 2 remake.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Blizzard, Diablo 4, Blizzcon 2021

Diablo II Remake Rumored in Development by Vicarious Visions

Vicarious Visions, the studio behind Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 remaster and Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy will be reportedly be responsible for a remake of Blizzard’s hack-and-slash RPG Diablo II. The Bloomberg article briefly describes Vicarious Visions’ involvement with Blizzard and Activision: The studio, Vicarious Visions, had been a subsidiary of Activision since 2005 and worked on […]
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REVIEW: Dairy Queen Red Velvet Cake Blizzard

What is the Dairy Queen Red Velvet Cake Blizzard? It’s Dairy Queen’s Blizzard of the Month for February, and it features red velvet cake pieces and cream cheese icing with, as always, vanilla soft serve. This is not technically new, as DQ has offered it in February a few times in the past. But it’s been five years since the last time it was available, according to our handy-dandy Blizzard of the Month List. How is it? We all know better than to expect fast food to actually look like it doe...
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How to get a refund from Blizzard's gaming platform

Blizzard Entertainment offers refunds for through the Support page of its website. hobo_018/Getty Images You can get a refund on for purchases you made at its online store as long as you meet certain requirements. You will more than likely be able to get a refund on a game if you've purchased it within the last 3 days and haven't played it.   Request a refund by going to the Support page, choosing the game, and then selecting the refund option in the Payments section....
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Driver buried inside car by snow plow is rescued 10 hours later, and survives

These New York State Police photos show a car and its unfortunate driver in Owego, New York. New York State Police sergeant Jason Cawley, is credited with rescuing Kevin Kresen, 58, of Candor, NY, who was trapped inside his car for 10 hours after a snow plow buried him with nearly 4 feet of snow during this week's major winter storm. — Read the rest
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The Best Addons for 'World of Warcraft: Shadowlands' Launch Day

It’s finally here: World of Warcraft’s eighth expansion, Shadowlands, goes live today. If you’ve never played, or you’re cautious about re-entering the sprawling world, you still have the good ol’ free-until-level-20 experience to see if WoW is your thing—which is one-third of the maximum level you’ll be able to hit…Read more...
Tags: Blizzard, Lifehacks, World of Warcraft, AddOns, Mmo, Shadowlands

World of Warcraft's Zombie Invasion Hits Different in 2020

Warcraft loves itself a plague. Some of the most iconic moments in its history as a piece of online culture are defined by them: the infamous bug that created the Corrupted Blood plague, the nostalgia-driven Wrath of the Lich King pre-patch event that saw players fight to avoid joining the undead scourge. That latter…Read more...
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