Tag Archives: Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard unable to make up mind, renames Battle.net launcher again

You might remember a story we brought you last year about Blizzard Entertainment retiring the long-standing Battle.net name it used for its program launcher in favour of the more generic name, Blizzard Launcher. The story changed earlier this year when the Activision half of the Activision-Blizzard family declared it would be bringing the Destiny 2 beta “to Battle.net.” So was the name dead? Was Battle.net back? No-one seemed to know. Until today, when it seems Blizzard finally decided that Battle.net’s okay after all, officially renaming the app Blizzard Battle.net. Continue reading Blizzard unable to make up mind, renames Battle.net launcher again

Despite Blizzard’s previous statements to the contrary, Deathmatch is coming to Overwatch

One of Overwatch‘s most requested modes is finally making its way into the game. Blizzard have announced that Deathmatch modes are on the way to the wildy popular team shooter, starting today. Continue reading Despite Blizzard’s previous statements to the contrary, Deathmatch is coming to Overwatch

Heroes of the Storm 2.0 launching next month, takes a page from Overwatch‘s book

Apparently emboldened by Diablo 3‘s game-redefining 2.0 update, as well as various wild changes introduced to Overwatch in recent months, Blizzard Entertainment have announced their hero-brawler MOBA Heroes of the Storm is getting a 2.0 rework of its own. Where HotS 2.0 differs from Diablo 3 2.0 is that, at this stage, it doesn’t seem the actual gameplay is changing much at all just yet. Continue reading Heroes of the Storm 2.0 launching next month, takes a page from Overwatch‘s book

Blizzard announces StarCraft: Remastered coming mid-year

Blizzard Entertainment are revisiting their 1998 megahit RTS StarCraft, and its expansion StarCraft: Brood War, releasing a new high-definition version dubbed StarCraft: Remastered. The announcement was made by Blizzard president Mike Morhaime in Seoul, South Korea this afternoon at the I <3 StarCraft fan event. Hit the jump to see it in all its glory. Continue reading Blizzard announces StarCraft: Remastered coming mid-year

Overwatch‘s new map Oasis is going to murder you with cars

Overwatch‘s newest point-capture map Oasis has arrived on the public test servers overnight and despite its idyllic surrounds, it is home to a threat altogether new to the game: vehicles. The level is bordered by a highway filled with cars travelling at speed — cars that, rather than being decoration, will kill you instantly should you get in their way. Hit the jump for a video tour. Continue reading Overwatch‘s new map Oasis is going to murder you with cars

Blizzard redesigns Symmetra, will become first Overwatch hero with two ultimates

Up until now, it’s been understood that heroes in Overwatch were only capable of deploying a single ultimate ability. This all changed this morning when Blizzard released their new Developer Update, confirming that the character is about to undergo a substantial redesign. Continue reading Blizzard redesigns Symmetra, will become first Overwatch hero with two ultimates

World of Warcraft’s Demon Hunter class comes to life in epic cosplay

Hollywood blacksmith Tony Swatton, creator of props and weapons from titles such as The Hunger Games, Thor, Sucker Punch and Alice in Wonderland, created an epic costume for Blizzard Entertainment to bring to life their newest World of Warcraft class, the Demon Hunter. Continue reading World of Warcraft’s Demon Hunter class comes to life in epic cosplay