Tag: Blizzard

Hearthstone is nerfing Rogue and Archivist Elysiana

Blizzard Entertainment has announced a new wave of card nerfs that will be hitting Hearthstone on May 22. They will have a strong impact on the game’s most popular deck, Tempo Rogue, and the Rogue class in general. Hearthstone is the king of the digital card game world (although Magic: The Gathering Arena is starting […]

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Overwatch’s anniversary event returns on May 21

Blizzard announced today the Overwatch Anniversary event will be coming back to the team-based shooter on May 21. It will last until June 10. Overwatch came out on May 24, 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game became a hit for Blizzard, attracting 40 million total players. The anniversary celebrates Overwatch’s birthday […]

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The RetroBeat: Blizzard gets serious about preserving its history

Warcraft turns 25 this year. World of Warcraft will celebrate its 15th anniversary. Many of Blizzard Entertainment’s franchises are getting old, which is why the company put a new focus on preserving its history. Blizzard realized how important protecting its own past is when it decided to make World of Warcraft Classic. This version of […]

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Warcraft at 25: How Blizzard’s strategy game became a media empire

This is a landmark year for Warcraft. World of Warcraft Classic will bring players back to the massively multiplayer online role-playing game’s earliest days when it launches on August 27. Warcraft III: Reforged is updating the popular real-time strategy games with new graphics. But the franchise is also celebrating a milestone birthday this year, as […]

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World of Warcraft Classic launches on August 27

World of Warcraft Classic is launching on August 27 for PC. This version of Blizzard Entertainment’s hit online role-playing game will run concurrently with the modern World of Warcarft, which is in its seventh expansion, Battle for Azeroth. A World of Warcraft subscription will also grant access to Classic. World of Warcraft launched in 2004. […]

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Activision Blizzard beats its Q1 earnings expectations

Activision Blizzard revealed its earnings for the first quarter of 2019, a period that ended on March 31. The gaming company reported GAAP earnings of $1.825 billion. That is higher than its outlook of $1.715 billion, although the number is down from the $1.965 billion it earned during 2018’s first quarter. Activision Blizzard gives credit […]

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Overwatch’s new Workshop will let players make their own game modes

Blizzard announced Workshop for Overwatch today, a new feature will let players create their own game modes. Overwatch launched for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2016. The team-based shooter became a quick hit, and Blizzard has supported it with a steady stream of new (and free) characters and maps, along with seasonal events. […]

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Hearthstone loses viewers on Twitch as Magic: The Gathering Arena closes the gap

Blizzard Entertainment’s Hearthstone has been the king of the digital card game market since it launched in 2014. However, it’s position as the most-watched DCCG isn’t as steady as it used to be, according to influencer analytics and marketing firm Gamesight’s report on the state of the digital card game genre on Twitch. Hearthstone has […]

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World of Warcraft’s next big patch could save the Battle for Azeroth

World of Warcraft’s seventh expansion has been a controversial one. If you go on community site’s like Blizzard’s forums or the game’s Reddit page, you’re likely to see a lot of grumbling. Many players dislike Battle for Azeroth’s added features and derivative story. The MMO’s next major patch, Rise of Azshara, is its best chance […]

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Overwatch’s Baptiste makes it even harder to kill anyone

Overwatch has released its 30th hero, Baptiste, on the game’s test server. After messing around with this new healer for a bit, I’m worried. Just yesterday, I wrote an opinion piece on how Apex Legends should learn from Overwatch’s mistake and be careful when it makes new heroes. Today, we may be looking at another […]

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Overwatch League Season 2 opening week viewership up 30%

Blizzard Entertainment announced today that Overwatch League‘s second season reached 13 million people during its opening week. That is up 30 percent from last year’s first season. The first season’s finals — won by London Spitfire — took place over two days in July 2018 and drew 10.8 million viewers. The esports organization began its […]

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Apex Legends needs to avoid Overwatch’s mistake and be careful with new characters

Apex Legends is gaming’s new hotness. And it should be. Respawn’s free-to-play battle royale shooter is great! It came out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on February 4 and already has over 25 million players. It seems the momentum is unstoppable. But do you remember Overwatch? Blizzard’s team-based shooter was the belle at […]

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