Entries in 'blizzard' (34)

How Blizzard is pulling players back into World of Warcraft

How Blizzard is pulling players back into World of Warcraft

I vowed never to touch World of Warcraft – or any other MMO – again after quitting to focus on my final year at university back in 2006. 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 3:14PM in News
Newbee pockets $5m after winning Dota 2 International

Newbee pockets $5m after winning Dota 2 International

Chinese esports team Newbee have won this year’s Dota 2 International.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 9:41AM in News
Diablo III to launch in China

Diablo III to launch in China

Blizzard has teamed up with NetEase to bring Diablo III to the Chinese market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2014 at 2:46PM in News
Blizzard makes inclusivity pledge for future titles

Blizzard makes inclusivity pledge for future titles

Mike Morhaime has apologized for his company's previous dismissal of the importance of diversity in its games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2014 at 11:34AM in News

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Hearthstone's single player Curse of Naxxramas DLC priced

Hearthstone's single player Curse of Naxxramas DLC priced

Blizzard has confirmed the pricing for its upcoming single player Hearthstone expansion Curse of Naxxramas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2014 at 9:41AM in News
Rob Pardo leaves Blizzard

Rob Pardo leaves Blizzard

Blizzard’s chief creative officer Rob Pardo has left after 17 years with the studio.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 4th 2014 at 10:43AM in News
Hearthstone expansion due next month

Hearthstone expansion due next month

Blizzard's hit card game is getting a single-player mode next month.

Curse of Naxxrama was announced back in April, but fans won't have to wait long to get hold of ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 27th 2014 at 3:54PM in News
Blizzard's Alex Mayberry joins Star Citizen dev as executive producer

Blizzard's Alex Mayberry joins Star Citizen dev as executive producer

Chris Robert's studio Cloud Imperium Games has hired on ex-Blizzard producer Alex Mayberry as executive producer of its crowdfunding hit, Star Citizen.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 13th 2014 at 7:35PM in News

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No Hearthstone for consoles as attention focuses on Android version

No Hearthstone for consoles as attention focuses on Android version

Blizzard’s epically popular PC, Mac and iPad title Hearthstone is unlikely to appear on consoles in the near future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2014 at 11:52AM in News
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls sells through 2.7m in week one

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls sells through 2.7m in week one

Blizzard has confirmed week one sales numbers for Diablo III expansion Reaper of Souls.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 2:29PM in News
Diablo III and other Blizzard games disrupted by DDoS attack

Diablo III and other Blizzard games disrupted by DDoS attack

Online miscreants have chosen to disrupt Battle.net services a week after the launch of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 9:56AM in News
Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition in development for Xbox One but release not guaranteed

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition in development for Xbox One but release not guaranteed

Blizzard is currently developing Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition for both PS4 AND Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2014 at 12:51PM in News

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Hearthstone officially released

Hearthstone officially released

Blizzard’s popular digital card game Hearthsone: Heroes of Warcraft has exited beta.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Mar 12th 2014 at 11:41AM in News
Diablo III sells 15m units across all platforms

Diablo III sells 15m units across all platforms

Diablo III has sold a lifetime total of 15m units, Activision Blizzard has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 7th 2014 at 4:50AM in News
World of Warcraft hits 100m accounts

World of Warcraft hits 100m accounts

World of Warcraft players have registered more than 100m individual accounts over the game's lifetime, Blizzard has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 29th 2014 at 8:40AM in News
World of Warcraft designer joins League of Legends team

World of Warcraft designer joins League of Legends team

Former World of Warcraft lead systems designer Greg Street has accepted a lead position at League of Legends developer Riot Games.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 15th 2014 at 7:08AM in News

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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls expansion dated on PC, Mac

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls expansion dated on PC, Mac

Diablo III expansion Reaper of Souls has received a March release date courtesy of Blizzard.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 19th 2013 at 5:35PM in News
Blizzard's COO "excited" about Steam Machines

Blizzard's COO "excited" about Steam Machines

Valve’s track record with its distribution platform Steam has Blizzard COO Paul Sams excited about the potential surrounding the company’s Steam Machines initiative.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 12th 2013 at 11:53PM in News
World of Warcraft getting Warlords of Draenor expansion

World of Warcraft getting Warlords of Draenor expansion

The latest expansion to World of Warcraft – Warlords of Draenor – has been revealed, showing off improved visuals and gameplay in a new world.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 12th 2013 at 2:12PM in News
Diablo III tops 14m sales worldwide

Diablo III tops 14m sales worldwide

Blizzard's dungeon-crawler Diablo III has passed the 14m sales mark across all versions.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Nov 7th 2013 at 10:14AM in News
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

David Wildgoose joins MCV Pacific, we look back at the EB EXPO 2013, and musical chairs occur in Australian jobs.

James Cullinane
by James Cullinane
on Oct 11th 2013 at 6:46AM in News
Blizzard to remove Diablo III Auction House

Blizzard to remove Diablo III Auction House

Blizzard has u-turned on its declaration to keep the real-money and gold auction houses as a fixture in Diablo III, announcing that both will be removed in March 2014.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 18th 2013 at 4:55AM in News
World of Warcraft designer: 'It makes sense for Blizzard to go free-to-play'

World of Warcraft designer: 'It makes sense for Blizzard to go free-to-play'

While the company still has 8m people paying subscriptions for World of Warcraft, it recognises that free-to-play gaming can't be ignored.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 23rd 2013 at 3:50PM in News
GAME to host Diablo III lock-in events

GAME to host Diablo III lock-in events

Blizzard has teamed up with GAME to stage Diablo III lock-in events across the UK in celebration of the game's console debut.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Aug 15th 2013 at 6:29PM in News
StarCraft Universe MMO launches Kickstarter campaign

StarCraft Universe MMO launches Kickstarter campaign

Upheavl Arts' Blizzard-approved StarCraft Universe MMO mod has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 12th 2013 at 11:55PM in News