Entries in 'blizzard' (91)

Heroes of the Storm hits open beta, official release set for June

Heroes of the Storm hits open beta, official release set for June

Blizzard's free-to-play MOBA Heroes of the Storm is now out in open beta for anyone to download and play.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 21st 2015 at 7:36AM in News
HonorBuddy bot users banned from World of Warcraft

HonorBuddy bot users banned from World of Warcraft

Blizzard has finally taken action against one of the most widespread World of Warcraft bots.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2015 at 2:50PM in News
Heroes of the Storm's Road to BlizzCon cements eSports focus

Heroes of the Storm's Road to BlizzCon cements eSports focus

Blizzard are planning a six-month coming out party for Heroes of the Storm with a series of qualifier tournaments for a final showdown at BlizzCon.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 15th 2015 at 2:44PM in News
Heroes of the Storm World Championship Tournament to debut at BlizzCon 2015

Heroes of the Storm World Championship Tournament to debut at BlizzCon 2015

Blizzard has announced the first official global tournament series for its MOBA Heroes of the Storm will take place later this year at BlizzCon 2015.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 15th 2015 at 2:30AM in News

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Blizzards hands out free cards to EU Hearthstone players

Blizzards hands out free cards to EU Hearthstone players

European players of Blizzard’s card game Hearthstone have been offered a sweetener to apologise for recent disruptions to the service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2015 at 10:22AM in News
Hearthstone hits 30m players

Hearthstone hits 30m players

Free-to-play collectible card game Hearthstone has registered 30m players, Blizzard has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 5th 2015 at 11:04PM in News
Warcraft movie slips three months to June 2016

Warcraft movie slips three months to June 2016

The long-awaited movie adaptation of Blizzard’s World of Warcraft franchise has slipped again, this time to the summer of 2016.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 24th 2015 at 4:35PM in News
ESPN to air live Heroes of the Storm finals this weekend in the US

ESPN to air live Heroes of the Storm finals this weekend in the US

eSports will take another big step this weekend when a competition final will be aired live on US cable TV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 10:43AM in News

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Former Blizzard CCO Rob Pardo joins Unity

Former Blizzard CCO Rob Pardo joins Unity

World of Warcraft lead designer Rob Pardo has joined Unity in a creative advisor role for the game engine's community of developers.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 6:09AM in News
Heroes of the Storm has a release date

Heroes of the Storm has a release date

Blizzard has finally announced a release date for MOBA title Heroes of the Storm.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2015 at 2:34PM in News
Hearthstone is now available for smartphones

Hearthstone is now available for smartphones

iPhone and some Android owners are now able to play Hearthstone on their mobile phones.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2015 at 10:34AM in News
Blizzard cuts Crimean Battle.net access in line with US sanctions

Blizzard cuts Crimean Battle.net access in line with US sanctions

Gamers in Crimea are currently unable to access Battle.net-based titles such as Hearthstone, World of Warcraft and Diablo III.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 9th 2015 at 12:30PM in News

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Blizzard suing DOTA Legend developers

Blizzard suing DOTA Legend developers

Blizzard plans to sue Shanghai-based developer Lilith Games over its mobile game Soul Clash.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 26th 2015 at 11:16AM in News
Hearthstone on smartphones will cross-play with PC and tablets

Hearthstone on smartphones will cross-play with PC and tablets

The smartphone version of Hearthstone, due out this month, will not segment players from the existing user base.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2015 at 12:28PM in News
Blizzcon 2015 dated for November

Blizzcon 2015 dated for November

Anaheim in California will once again be host to Blizzcon, which this year will take place in November.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2015 at 11:52AM in News
Heroes of the Dorm eSports tournament to be broadcast on ESPN

Heroes of the Dorm eSports tournament to be broadcast on ESPN

A tournament that sees American and Canadian university students compete in Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm MOBA will be televised on ESPN in the region.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2015 at 3:23PM in News

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Blizzard hopes new Overwatch character will help address female diversity criticisms

Blizzard hopes new Overwatch character will help address female diversity criticisms

World of Warcraft and Hearthstone developer Blizzard has said that the latest character revealed for upcoming shooter Overwatch demonstrates an renewed commitment to diversity in games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2015 at 12:16PM in News
Next Hearthstone expansion named and dated, smartphone version release nears

Next Hearthstone expansion named and dated, smartphone version release nears

Blizzard has said that the next Hearthstone expansion will be called Blackrock Mountain and will be released in April.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2015 at 10:38AM in News
World of Warcraft introducing gold and game time swapping

World of Warcraft introducing gold and game time swapping

Blizzard’s MMO World of Warcraft is to offer a new mechanic that will allow players to trade gold and game time between one another.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2015 at 12:03PM in News
Diablo III is getting microtransactions... but not in Europe

Diablo III is getting microtransactions... but not in Europe

An upcoming patch for Blizzard’s Diablo III will introduce microtransactions in some markets, but not in Europe or America.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 1:30PM in News
Allegations surround identity of Hearthstone pro MagicAmy

Allegations surround identity of Hearthstone pro MagicAmy

ESL Legendary Series winner Hyerim ‘MagicAmy’ Lee is not a real person, according to accusation flying around the internet today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2015 at 3:46PM in News
World of Warcraft charity pet raises $1.9m+ to fight Ebola

World of Warcraft charity pet raises $1.9m+ to fight Ebola

Players of Blizzard’s MMO mega-hit World of Warcraft have between them once again raised over $1.9m for charity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2015 at 2:05PM in News
Heroes of the Storm marks Blizzard's digital in-store GAME debut

Heroes of the Storm marks Blizzard's digital in-store GAME debut

MOBA upstart Heroes of the Storm is now available to buy on the High Street at GAME.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2015 at 2:27PM in News
Heroes of the Storm Founder's Pack buys immediate access to closed beta

Heroes of the Storm Founder's Pack buys immediate access to closed beta

Entry into the closed beta for Blizzard’s in development MOBA Heroes of the Storm can now be bought.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2015 at 10:20AM in News
Blizzard gives some 10-year WoW subscribers statue gift

Blizzard gives some 10-year WoW subscribers statue gift

Some long-term World of Warcraft fans have received a statue to reward them for sticking with the MMO as it hits its tenth anniversary.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 19th 2015 at 3:02PM in News