Entries in 'blizzard' (102)

Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard will overhaul competitive Heroes of the Storm in 2017

Blizzard is overhauling the pro side of Heroes of the Storm by introducing online regional leagues in 2017.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 25th 2016 at 8:04PM in News
Blizzard is ditching the Battle.net name

Blizzard is ditching the Battle.net name

Battle.net, the long-term identity of Blizzard’s online gaming network, is to drop the name.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 22nd 2016 at 10:27AM in News
Blizzard's Metzen retiring after 22 years

Blizzard's Metzen retiring after 22 years

A Blizzard veteran has decided to lay down his tools and opt for a life away from the games industry.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 14th 2016 at 11:19AM in News
Blizzard introduces $4.99 Hearthstone Welcome Bundle

Blizzard introduces $4.99 Hearthstone Welcome Bundle

A new cut-price offer is being made available to those hoping to get started in the world of Hearthstone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 13th 2016 at 12:32PM in News

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Overwatch tops the charts once again

Overwatch tops the charts once again

Blizzard’s Overwatch has claimed its second successive week at No.1 in the UK Top 40, and its fifth since its release earlier this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2016 at 10:44AM in News
World of Warcraft: Legion sales prove the classic MMO still has it

World of Warcraft: Legion sales prove the classic MMO still has it

Having been on the go for over a decade, Blizzard’s pioneering MMO World of Warcraft is still capable of delivering the goods.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 9th 2016 at 10:23AM in News
Overwatch hits 15m+ global players

Overwatch hits 15m+ global players

Blizzard’s online multiplayer shooter Overwatch has racked up another impressive milestone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2016 at 10:02AM in News
Overwatch World Cup

Overwatch World Cup to take place at Blizzcon

Blizzard will host the first ever Overwatch World Cup at Blizzcon, where the best players in the world will play for their home nation in a battle for national pride.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 4th 2016 at 10:18PM in News

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One Night in Karazhan is Hearthstone's next adventure expansion

One Night in Karazhan is Hearthstone's next adventure expansion

Blizzard keeps pumping out new content for its popular card game, and the next expansion has now been detailed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2016 at 9:45AM in News
Even without digital data, Overwatch tops US June charts

Even without digital data, Overwatch tops US June charts

Blizzard’s Overwatch fared well enough on consoles that even without its digital PC sales being taken into account, the shooter still topped NPD’s US charts for June.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2016 at 1:01PM in News
Man arrested for telling Blizzard he will 'pay them a visit with an AK47'

Man arrested for telling Blizzard he will 'pay them a visit with an AK47'

A Californian man was arrested last week for sending death threats to Hearthstone, Overwatch and World of Warcraft firm Blizzard.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 22nd 2016 at 12:04PM in News
Blizzard introduces Silence Penalty for repeated WoW potty mouths

Blizzard introduces Silence Penalty for repeated WoW potty mouths

Bad mouthing other players too many times in World of Warcraft will soon render you silent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2016 at 12:47PM in News

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Blizzard takes Overwatch cheaters to court

Blizzard takes Overwatch cheaters to court

Blizzard has filed a lawsuit against German company Bossland, the creator of Watchover Tyrant, which is a cheating tool for Overwatch. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 6th 2016 at 2:49PM in News
Blizzard removes 'Avoid this player' feature from Overwatch after matchmaking abuse

Blizzard removes 'Avoid this player' feature from Overwatch after matchmaking abuse

Some of Overwatch’s best players found themselves victim of a matchmaking feature that allowed rivals to ostracise them.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2016 at 3:54PM in News
Overwatch servers down following potential Lizard Squad DDoS attack

Overwatch servers down following potential Lizard Squad DDoS attack

Blizzard has once again come under attack from hacking group Lizard Squad.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 20th 2016 at 11:32AM in News
Overwatch hits 10 million players

Overwatch hits 10 million players

Blizzard’s online shooter has reached a new milestone.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 15th 2016 at 11:21AM in News

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Overwatch

$100,000 Overwatch tournament to be held at Gamescom by ESL

ESL and Blizzard have teamed up to host a $100,000 Overwatch tournament at Gamescom later this year.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 12th 2016 at 9:11PM in News
Warcraft beats Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Chinese box office

Warcraft beats Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Chinese box office

The new Warcraft movie may have bothered critics and got off to a weak start in the US, but in China it’s off to a flyer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2016 at 12:35PM in News
Facebook login coming to Blizzard games, with streaming to follow

Facebook login coming to Blizzard games, with streaming to follow

Overwatch, Hearthstone and World of Warcraft players may soon be able to stream their gameplay directly to Facebook.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2016 at 10:07AM in News
Overwatch attracts over 7m players in week one

Overwatch attracts over 7m players in week one

Blizzard’s Overwatch enjoyed an incredible first week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 3rd 2016 at 9:37AM in News
MVP

MVP Black, the best Heroes of the Storm team in the world may quit the game

MVP Balck, who are generally regarded as the best Heroes of the Storm team in the world, may leave the game at the end of the year.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 3rd 2016 at 7:41AM in News
Blizzard being ruthless with its Overwatch cheating bans

Blizzard being ruthless with its Overwatch cheating bans

Those who decide to cheat at Overwatch can expect the very harshest retaliation from developer Blizzard.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 11:46AM in News
The Big Game: Overwatch

The Big Game: Overwatch

As a developer, Blizzard is famed for taking complex and often impenetrable genres and making them accessible to the mass market. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 26th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Blizzard: We hope fans will love Overwatch as much as Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo

Blizzard: We hope fans will love Overwatch as much as Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo

Publisher Blizzard hopes that its brand new shooter IP Overwatch becomes one of its pillar franchises.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 26th 2016 at 10:46AM in News
Battleborn price dropped as Overwatch arrives worldwide

Battleborn price dropped as Overwatch arrives worldwide

UK High Street retailers have dropped the price of 2K shooter Battleborn just in time for the arrival of Blizzard’s rival team shooter Overwatch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2016 at 1:14PM in News