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Warcraft II: Edition Rewind Review - Dorky Orcies

Warcraft has been a pretty defining series for Blizzard Entertainment. While the original Warcraft: Orcs & Humans was a legendary game in its own right it was Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness which…

April 20, 2019 | 12:00 EDT


Warcraft & Warcraft II Now Available On GOG

Two of Blizzard Entertainment's seminal RTS titles, Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II: Edition are available on for the first time. GOG announced their partnership with…

March 28, 2019 | 12:30 EDT

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The Neverending Expansion of Digital Distribution Clients

Four years ago, I wrote about the growing world of digital distribution. I lamented the seeming split in game distribution services and the notion that I would have who knows how many of these things…

February 25, 2019 | 01:00 EST

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Activision Blizzard Financial Results Reveal Record Breaking Numbers, Call of Duty Campaign Returning

As I’m sure you’ve heard, Activision Blizzard laid off around 8% of its staff yesterday. Revealed by Kotaku, these cuts affected every division of the company, including Activision, King, High Moon,…

February 13, 2019 | 01:20 EST

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Destiny 2 PC Is Free to Keep Until November 19th

Today, Blizzard Entertainment has announced that Bungie's Destiny 2 PC release will be free for you to keep permanently on until November 19th. Those who have been playing Destiny 2 will…

November 2, 2018 | 03:33 EDT

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Review - Change For The Better

With the fourth entry in the Black Ops series, Treyarch is shaking things up in some major ways. This is the first time we’ll see Call of Duty without a campaign, replaced instead with a topical…

October 17, 2018 | 12:30 EDT

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Nerfs For Mercy & Junkrat Coming To Overwatch's Public Test Realm

The Overwatch PTR has some nerfs in store for both Mercy & Junkrat according to a post from Principal Designer Geoff Goodman on the game’s official forums. The changes were announced a couple of…

January 6, 2018 | 11:30 EST


Overwatch PTR Buffs Ana, Nerfs Mercy

If you've been keeping track of or playing Overwatch lately, you may have noticed that Mercy has become quite a common sight. Ever since her rework in the Junkertown update, Mercy has enjoyed a near…

November 4, 2017 | 09:45 EDT

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Blizzard App Has New Social Features In Beta

The Blizzard app, the client for Blizzard Entertainment's digital distribution service, has a number of new social features in beta testing according to a news post on Blizzard's official…

October 5, 2017 | 09:31 EDT

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StarCraft: Remastered Review - Holding the Line

StarCraft is something which has become something more akin to a religion than a video game. It was a cultural phenomenon in South Korea and is still played by thousands of people all around the…

September 4, 2017 | 01:00 EDT


Blizzard Returns to With Blizzard

Blizzard Entertainment has rebranded their digital download service (and its associated app) from "Blizzard App" to "Blizzard" according to a news post on the company's official website.…

August 17, 2017 | 10:00 EDT

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Warcraft III PTR Server Launches

Recently, Blizzard Entertainment launched Warcraft III's PTR (Public Test Realm). The fifteen-year-old title's patch 1.28.6 PTR invites players to "... test the new Map Pools for 1's, 2's, 3's, 4's,…

August 13, 2017 | 03:13 EDT

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Embrace Death In Hearthstone's Knights Of The Frozen Throne

The Year of the Mammoth, Hearthstone's new year, arrived in April and brought many changes for Blizzard's trading card game. Chief of which was the removal of the single-player quasi-expansion "…

July 10, 2017 | 04:45 EDT

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StarCraft Remastered Release Date Revealed

After being announced in March of this year, StarCraft Remastered's release date has been announced in an intense trailer on the official StarCraft YouTube channel. Fervent StarCraft'ers can expect…

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D.Va Revealed As Latest Heroes Of The Storm Hero

Blizzard, an advertisement on GameFAQS inadvertently revealed the next hero in Blizzard Entertainment's MOBA Heroes of the Storm, D.Va. Blizzard later released the trailer for the 2.0 version of…

April 25, 2017 | 04:42 EDT

Heroes of the Storm Progression 2.0

Big Changes Coming In Next Heroes Of The Storm Patch

Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard's entry into the MOBA  world, never quite set the world on fire the way that Hearthstone and Overwatch did. And perhaps that's what Blizzard are hoping to rectify with…

April 4, 2017 | 03:21 EDT

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DotEmu Is Closing Their Online Store

Video game publisher and developer DotEmu is closing their online store as reported by DualShockers. Founded in 2007, DotEmu is a Paris-based video games developer and publisher. They've developed…

March 22, 2017 | 11:30 EDT

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StarCraft II 3.11 Co-Op Mission Details Revealed

StarCraft II's latest patch, 3.11, will allow players to play a new Co-Op mission (which is a cooperative mode that can be played with two players utilizing different commanders) and is based upon…

March 3, 2017 | 10:34 EST

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Lucio Coming To Heroes Of The Storm Soon

Overwatch has continued to bleed into Heroes of the Storm with the upcoming release of battle-DJ Lucio into Blizzard's MOBA. In Overwatch, Lucio is an area…

February 4, 2017 | 07:30 EST


Blizzard Voice Available Now

Fans of Blizzard Entertainment's games may notice a new feature in their soon to be known as Blizzard Tech app: Blizzard voice. This new functionality uses Blizzard’s app as a hub for players to chat…

October 23, 2016 | 06:15 EDT

News is Dead; Long Live Blizzard Tech

Rebranding is nothing new in the tech industry. We see it all the time, but sometimes it really hits home when a long-standing institution is hit with it as part of our evolving world.…

September 21, 2016 | 03:55 EDT

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Latest StarCraft II Patch Adds A New Map, Commander

The patches keep on coming for StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, the latest adding a new map, Mist Opportunities, and Alarak, a new Commander to StarCraft II's Co-op Missions mode. Below is a look at…

September 16, 2016 | 02:04 EDT

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StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops Mission Pack 2 Review - Huff the Magic Diamond

In this second of the three mission packs released thus far, Nova sets out to recover her memories as old and new foes begin to descend upon her. Is it better than the bore that was StarCraft II's …

August 30, 2016 | 09:00 EDT


Is Overwatch's Mercy Underpowered and Does it Affect the Game's Balancing?

It should come as no surprise that supporting roles or characters in games tend to be the least popular. You could probably attribute this to the fact that they are generally intended to be the most…

August 6, 2016 | 01:00 EDT


Overwatch Character Highlight: Tracer

It's time to cover Overwatch's flagship hero, Tracer. Tracer is an incredibly unique offensive hero, with her ability to warp herself forward or rewind her own time backwards. Being the hero that…

July 27, 2016 | 11:00 EDT

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Overwatch Character Highlight: Ana

Last time we talked about the rocket launching daughter Pharah, but now it's time to talk about "Sniper-Mom" Ana. Ana Just came out, but I've played a fair amount of her, and I feel like I've found a…

July 20, 2016 | 01:00 EDT

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Blizzard Introduces New Overwatch Character Ana

Blizzard Entertainment has released information on the newest hero (and first post-release character) to join the ranks of the Overwatch roster; Ana Amari, one of the founding members of the…

July 12, 2016 | 03:35 EDT

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5 of the Most Interesting Characters to Play in Overwatch

I've been infatuated with Overwatch since it was announced, but only this weekend did I get a chance to play it. Overwatch is just as fun as I imagined it to be, but what really struck me was how…

April 21, 2016 | 12:00 EDT

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StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops Mission Pack 1 Review: Dulled Reflexes

Blizzard Entertainment has recently released the first episode of StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops, which attempts to answer the age-old question of what happens to everyone after the main storyline is…

April 14, 2016 | 01:00 EDT

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Blizzard currently being DDOS'D by Lizard Squad

As of right now Blizzard Entertainment appears to be under a DDOS attack by Lizard Squad, a group of hackers who have successfully taken down a multitude of other large 'targets' before.Players first…

April 14, 2016 | 12:58 EDT

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Most Anticipated Games of 2016 - Overwatch

There are very few games that I have liked more than Team Fortress 2. It appeals to everything I like about games, starting with its variety of weapons and cartoon universe and ending with its hat…

February 25, 2016 | 01:00 EST

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Overwatch Beta Returns With Cosmetic Loot

Those lucky individuals who were accepted into Blizzard's ongoing Overwatch beta will be pleased to know that the floodgates have been opened once again, only this time with a few more reasons to…

February 9, 2016 | 04:54 EST

The Ever-Expanding World of Digital Distribution

The Ever-Expanding World of Digital Distribution

In 2006, I purchased a physical copy of the Half-Life Anthology collection. It contained all of the original Half-Life games as well as Team Fortress Classic. Although the box contained a CD-ROM, I…

February 22, 2015 | 01:00 EST