Entries in 'blizzard' (137)

Pachter: 'King deal is a refreshing move by Activision'

Pachter: 'King deal is a refreshing move by Activision'

Games industry analyst Michael Pachter has praised Activison Blizzard’s purchase of King as a solid strategy for breaking into the mobile market.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 12:56PM in News
Activision Blizzard buys King for $5.9bn

Activision Blizzard buys King for $5.9bn

Two of the biggest names in games are to become one.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 8:57AM in News
Tempo Storm already on the hunt for Overwatch teams

Tempo Storm already on the hunt for Overwatch teams

Some of the world’s top eSports teams are actively recruiting for teams to compete in Blizzard’s upcoming competitive shooter Overwatch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 27th 2015 at 11:58AM in News
Blizzard details beta access for Overwatch

Blizzard details beta access for Overwatch

Blizzard has detailed the beta release schedule for its upcoming multiplayer FPS Overwatch, with festivities kicking off next week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 20th 2015 at 4:37PM in News

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Blizzard brings balance back to Hearthstone by nuking Patron Warrior deck

Blizzard brings balance back to Hearthstone by nuking Patron Warrior deck

After over half a year of dominance, next week will see one of Hearthstone’s most popular decks rendered obsolete.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 14th 2015 at 10:24AM in News
The Hearthstone World Championship's finalist roster is complete

The Hearthstone World Championship's finalist roster is complete

The 16 players who will feature in the Hearthstone World Championship finals have now been decided.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 13th 2015 at 10:51AM in News
Blizzard partners with Random House for new book deal

Blizzard partners with Random House for new book deal

Blizzard has signed a partnership with book publisher Random House to produce new novels for its World of Warcraft and Starcraft franchises.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 5th 2015 at 7:45PM in News
Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void arrives in November

Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void arrives in November

Blizzard has announced Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void will launch in November.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 14th 2015 at 3:07AM in News

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Former Blizzard COO donates video games collection to a museum

Former Blizzard COO donates video games collection to a museum

Over 1,500 Blizzard related video games items are to find a new home in American museum The Strong in Rochester, New York.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 4:04PM in News
Hearthstone's Grand Tournament arrives next week

Hearthstone's Grand Tournament arrives next week

What will probably be the most transformative update yet for Blizzard’s Hearthstone finally has a release date.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2015 at 4:08PM in News
Hearthstone's mobile migration is costing Blizzard money

Hearthstone's mobile migration is costing Blizzard money

The increasing number of players opting for the smartphone and tablet versions of Hearthstone is resulting in lost revenue for Blizzard.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2015 at 12:28PM in News
Blizzard registers eSports service trademark for 'Compete'

Blizzard registers eSports service trademark for 'Compete'

Blizzard has filed for a new trademark indicating the company is looking into increasing its support of eSports.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 14th 2015 at 8:25AM in News

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Hearthstone brings in $20m a month, Superdata claims

Hearthstone brings in $20m a month, Superdata claims

A new digital card game-focused report from Superdata states that Blizzard's free-to-play release Hearthstone is raking in $20m a month between PC and mobile platforms.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 12th 2015 at 7:27AM in News
Blizzard job listing reveals unannounced Diablo project

Blizzard job listing reveals unannounced Diablo project

Blizzard is hiring for an unannounced project related to the Diablo franchise, according to a new job listing posted by the developer.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 11th 2015 at 5:51AM in News
World of Warcraft's next expansion is called Legion

World of Warcraft's next expansion is called Legion

The sixth expansion to Blizzard’s MMO powerhouse World of Warcraft has been revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 7th 2015 at 2:20PM in News
The Grand Tournament expansion confirmed for Hearthstone next month

The Grand Tournament expansion confirmed for Hearthstone next month

Blizzard has detailed the next big expansion on the way to its World of Warcraft themed card battler Hearthstone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 11:18AM in News

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Hearthstone mobile revenue overtakes PC

Hearthstone mobile revenue overtakes PC

Blizzard’s World of Warcraft inspired card battler Hearthstone is for the first time making more on smartphones than it is on PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2015 at 11:15AM in News
New Tavern Brawl mode (and maybe more deck slots) coming to Hearthstone

New Tavern Brawl mode (and maybe more deck slots) coming to Hearthstone

Blizzard’s F2P card battler Hearthstone will get a new game mode in the near future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2015 at 10:49AM in News
Blizzard exec Paul Sams joins Ready at Dawn as CEO

Blizzard exec Paul Sams joins Ready at Dawn as CEO

Ready At Dawn has named Paul Sams as its new CEO as it seeks to publish its own games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 8th 2015 at 4:00PM in News
Blizzard adding $10 hero skins to Hearthstone

Blizzard adding $10 hero skins to Hearthstone

Rumours of some new heroes for Hearthstone have been proved correct… in a way.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2015 at 8:28AM in News
VIDEO: Hearthstone ad to air during NBA and NHL finals

VIDEO: Hearthstone ad to air during NBA and NHL finals

Blizzard will give its free-to-play card battler Hearthstone a big push with a TV ad that will air during the NBA and NHL finals in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 3rd 2015 at 9:36AM in News
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