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Blizzard brings back Battle.net name

Blizzard has once again changed the name of its online gaming network, this time settling on the moniker ‘Blizzard Battle.net.’ The news comes just less than a year after Blizzard announced it had decided to move away from its long-standing Battle.net brand, and simply change it to Blizzard. Services such …

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Battle.net branding has not returned, despite Destiny 2 announcement

Blizzard has not backtracked on its plan to retire the Battle.net name. It was announced late last year that Blizzard was to ditch the Battle.net brand. Indeed, the PC launcher itself has already seen its name altered to simply ‘Blizzard Launcher’. However, last week’s Destiny 2 announcement – which contained …

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Blizzard is ditching the Battle.net name

Battle.net, the long-term identity of Blizzard’s online gaming network, is to drop the name. Blizzard’s many titles have for two decades used Battle.net for player registration and online connectivity, but the developer has now said that while nothing technical is changing, the name itself is being retired. We’re going to …

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Facebook login coming to Blizzard games, with streaming to follow

Overwatch, Hearthstone and World of Warcraft players may soon be able to stream their gameplay directly to Facebook. Blizzard has confirmed that as of later this month players will be able to log into PC versions of Battle.net titles using their Facebook login. However, logins are just the start – …

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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. PC Gamer reports that publisher Blizzard has revoked access to its network in the region to comply with US sanctions. Crimea is currently at the centre of a sovereignty dispute after …

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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. The actions have left players facing problems attempting to log in to Blizzard’s biggest titles. Diablo, World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Hearthstone players may be impacted by high latency and disconnections …

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GAME begins selling Battle.net gift cards

UK retailer GAME has added to its already extensive digital cards offer with the introduction of Battle.net credit. Sold in denominations of 15, the credit can be redeemed via Blizzard’s online games service for titles such as Starcraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone and World of Warcraft. Bringing Battle.net gift cards …

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Steam, Origin, Battle.net and LoL seemingly downed by hackers

Assorted hackers have claimed responsibility for a string of attacks that have disrupted a number of high-profile gaming services. Chief amongst the victims is Steam, which is experiencing seemingly random downtime affecting both the Steam store and the network’s community features. Also experiencing trouble is EA’s Origin service which is …

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