Entries in 'blizzard' (153)

Overwatch release date and beta are official

Overwatch release date and beta are official

Blizzard has confirmed the rumours – Overwatch will be released on May 24th, with an open beta on PS4, Xbox One and PC kicking off on May 5 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2016 at 10:24AM in News
Overwatch release date leaks; Open beta could gatecrash Battleborn party

Overwatch release date leaks; Open beta could gatecrash Battleborn party

An ad seemingly posted on IGN by mistake seems to have revealed the release date for Blizzard’s Overwatch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2016 at 11:13AM in News
Blizzard's next 'big opportunity'? It's mobile, not VR

Blizzard's next 'big opportunity'? It's mobile, not VR

Blizzard believes that targeting mobile platforms, rather than virtual reality platforms, could be the best way to grow the company and its audience.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 15th 2016 at 12:33PM in News
Overwatch beta returns with eSports-friendly options

Overwatch beta returns with eSports-friendly options

The Overwatch beta returned from winter hibernation this week, boasting a new progression system, and a look at how competitive games will be established.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 11th 2016 at 3:09PM in News

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Blizzard might offer free copies of WoW to Warcraft moviegoers

Blizzard might offer free copies of WoW to Warcraft moviegoers

Buying a ticket to Duncan Jones’ upcoming Warcraft movie might also grab you a free copy of the MMO.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2016 at 12:51PM in News
Blizzard ushers in big changes to Hearthstone

Blizzard ushers in big changes to Hearthstone

Many of the most popular cards in the Hearthstone library will be excluded from what Blizzard will position as the new standard ranked play mode for its card battler.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:04PM in News
Blizzard pumping $4m into Heroes of the Storm eSports circuit

Blizzard pumping $4m into Heroes of the Storm eSports circuit

Blizzard are fronting $4m in total across this year's spring, summer and fall seasons of MOBA Heroes of the Storm.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 19th 2016 at 3:29PM in News
Overwatch post-launch content to be free of charge

Overwatch post-launch content to be free of charge

Blizzard says that heroes and maps coming to its team shooter Overwatch after the game is out will be entirely free.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 10th 2015 at 2:49PM in News

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War of words between Blizzard and bot maker heats up

War of words between Blizzard and bot maker heats up

Bot maker Bossland has accused Blizzard of illicitly obtaining the source code to one of its cheating products.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 23rd 2015 at 3:30PM in News
Blizzard settles Overwatch trademark dispute with Innovis Labs

Blizzard settles Overwatch trademark dispute with Innovis Labs

Blizzard has settled a trademark dispute with Innovis Labs over the use of the Overwatch name.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 20th 2015 at 5:30AM in News
The next Hearthstone expansion is coming out this week

The next Hearthstone expansion is coming out this week

Blizzard made a shock announcement at Blizzcon this weekend – there’s a new Hearthstone expansion, and it will be released this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2015 at 11:30AM in News
Blizzard aims to restore Starcraft, Warcraft III, and Diablo II for modern PCs

Blizzard aims to restore Starcraft, Warcraft III, and Diablo II for modern PCs

Blizzard is seeking a senior software engineer to bring some of its classic games up to proper working order for modern computers.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 11th 2015 at 4:47AM in News

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Overwatch is not going to be free-to-play

Overwatch is not going to be free-to-play

Many folk expected Blizzard’s upcoming team shooter Overwatch to be a free-to-play title. These folk were wrong.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 9th 2015 at 12:58PM in News
VIDEO: Warcraft movie trailer debuts at Blizzcon

VIDEO: Warcraft movie trailer debuts at Blizzcon

The initial trailer for the upcoming live-action Warcraft film has arrived.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 8th 2015 at 11:40AM in News
Blizzard shooter Overwatch is coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Blizzard shooter Overwatch is coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Blizzard’s upcoming shooter Overwatch has been confirmed for a console release, having previously only been revealed for PC.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 6th 2015 at 8:56AM in News
Activision Blizzard stops reporting World of Warcraft subscriber numbers

Activision Blizzard stops reporting World of Warcraft subscriber numbers

This month’s financial report will be the last time that Activision Blizzard confides subscriber numbers for World of Warcraft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2015 at 10:22AM in News

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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
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
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