Entries in 'blizzard' (144)

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
Blizzard: There's no place for racism, sexism or harassment in our community

Blizzard: There's no place for racism, sexism or harassment in our community

Mike Morhaime has once again stepped up and proven he is one of the few leading gaming executives unprepared to sit by and tolerate hate and discrimination in the games ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2016 at 12:44PM in News

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Overwatch releasing a day early at US stores

Overwatch releasing a day early at US stores

US gamers who intend to buy the physical version of Blizzard’s Overwatch will be able to get their hands on the game a day early.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2016 at 10:19AM in News
Overwatch beta sees 9.7m players

Overwatch beta sees 9.7m players

A record-breaking number of gamers played the beta for Blizzard's upcoming release Overwatch.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 13th 2016 at 10:13AM in News
Blizzard holding back Overwatch's Competitive mode until post-launch

Blizzard holding back Overwatch's Competitive mode until post-launch

The recently introduced Competitive Play mode in Blizzard shooter Overwatch does not feature in the new open beta and will not be re-launched until after the game has been released.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2016 at 12:53PM in News
Hearthstone hits 50m players as Whispers of the Old Gods launches

Hearthstone hits 50m players as Whispers of the Old Gods launches

As a brand new expansion launches for Hearthstone, Blizzard has revealed that over 50 million people are registered for the free-to-play card game.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 27th 2016 at 9:50AM in News

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Players to get 13 free Hearthstone Whispers of the Old Gods packs

Players to get 13 free Hearthstone Whispers of the Old Gods packs

Blizzard has announced plans to give players over 65 free cards upon the release of next week’s expansion Whispers of the Old Gods.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2016 at 4:26PM in News
Kaplan: Blizzard failed horrifically with scrapped MMO Titan

Kaplan: Blizzard failed horrifically with scrapped MMO Titan

Blizzard designer Jeff Kaplan has revealed how the cancellation of MMO Titan has provided huge motivation for the studio.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2016 at 3:44PM in News
Hearthstone changes and expansion arrive next week

Hearthstone changes and expansion arrive next week

Everything changes in the world of Hearthstone next week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2016 at 11:26AM in News
Lizard Squad claims responsibility for Blizzard DDoS attack

Lizard Squad claims responsibility for Blizzard DDoS attack

Blizzard has suffered an attack on its servers that halted access to many of its games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2016 at 1:44PM in News

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Overwatch's old butt pose replaced with new butt pose

Overwatch's old butt pose replaced with new butt pose

The art that will replace Overwatch’s controversial Tracer pose that sparked many an angry online forum post late last month has been revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2016 at 9:46AM in News
Blizzard to remove sexualised Tracer pose, provoking predictable outcry

Blizzard to remove sexualised Tracer pose, provoking predictable outcry

Subsets of the games community are crying ‘censorship’ once again after Blizzard has said it will pull sexually exploitative Overwatch artwork.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2016 at 10:20AM in News
Next Hearthstone expansion likely called 'Whispers of the Old Gods'

Next Hearthstone expansion likely called 'Whispers of the Old Gods'

A New York advert has seemingly revealed the name of the next Hearthstone expansion.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2016 at 4:05PM in News
Pitchford on Overwatch: Sh*t just got real

Pitchford on Overwatch: Sh*t just got real

The head of Battleborn developer Gearbox has interpreted Blizzard’s decision to pitch Overwatch against it as proof that both studios are on to something.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2016 at 3:51PM in News

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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
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
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