Tag Archives: Blizzard

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. Titan was abandoned in 2014 after seven years in development. CEO Mike Morhaime said simply that the team weren’t able to find the fun” in the title. "You had a really …

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Hearthstone changes and expansion arrive next week

Everything changes in the world of Hearthstone next week. Blizzard has confirmed that expansion Whispers of the Old Gods will be released on April 27th in Europe and April 26th in the US. The DLC also marks the arrival of the new Standard and Wild playmodes that represent the biggest …

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Lizard Squad claims responsibility for Blizzard DDoS attack

Blizzard has suffered an attack on its servers that halted access to many of its games. Hacking group Lizard Squad has claimed credit for the attacks on social media, pre-empting the downtime with a Get Ready” message. It has also warned that further attacks are on the way, although Blizzard’s …

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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. As a recap, the original pose – which can be seen below – was criticised for sexualising the character in a way that seemed at odds with …

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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. The pose in question depicts Tracer looking over her shoulder at the viewer, displaying her lycra-clad behind. It’s a position that nearly every female game or superhero movie star …

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Next Hearthstone expansion likely called ‘Whispers of the Old Gods’

A New York advert has seemingly revealed the name of the next Hearthstone expansion. As spotted by a Reddit user, an in-progress mural painting in Brooklyn carries the name ‘Whispers of the Gods’. Blizzard has already said that it will detail the next big step for the game tomorrow (March …

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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. Blizzard this morning confirmed a May 24th release date for Overwatch, with an open beta kicking off for pre-order customers on May 3rd – that’s the …

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