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Opinion: Is it time to raise the price of video games?

In the past few weeks, complaints against microtransactions in AAA games have reached a crescendo, with anger directed towards EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II, Monolith’s Middle-earth: Shadow of War and more recently, Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII for their inclusion of paid loot boxes. Continue reading Opinion: Is it time to raise the price of video games?

Win one of 10 virtual tickets to BlizzCon 2017!

For fans of Blizzard Entertainment titles like OverwatchHeroes of the StormWorld of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo and Hearthstone, there’s no bigger date than BlizzCon. But for Australian fans, BlizzCon 2017’s home at the Anaheim Convention Centre in Los Angeles is a pretty epic trip to make. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Blizzard ANZ to give away 10 Virtual Tickets to BlizzCon 2017. Hit the jump to find out how to snag one for yourself. Continue reading Win one of 10 virtual tickets to BlizzCon 2017!

Ana is coming to Heroes of the Storm and here’s everything you need to know about her

The demand for Overwatch characters in Blizzard’s popular strategic hero brawler Heroes of the Storm has been rife ever since the game’s roster of iconic heroes was announced. Having added D.va, Tracer, Genji and Zarya to the mix in previous updates, Blizzard have now revealed two new Overwatch characters heading to the Nexus — Ana and Junkrat. While not much is known yet about how Junkrat will fit into the mix, today we’re going to talk a bit about Ana. Continue reading Ana is coming to Heroes of the Storm and here’s everything you need to know about her

Overwatch‘s latest animated short is here to make you ugly cry about Mei

It’s been nine months since the last Overwatch animated short made its debut, part of the announcement for the then-latest hero Sombra. There’s been rampant fan speculation about which character would get the Pixar treatment in the months since and now, as Gamescom wraps up, we have our answer.

Mei, we take back every mean thing we ever said about you. Continue reading Overwatch‘s latest animated short is here to make you ugly cry about Mei

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