Tag: Blizzard

How game user interfaces can inspire better tech products

Video games have some of the best user interfaces and user experiences among all digital products. And that’s why some tech companies are taking inspiration from the people who design video games, when it comes to designing non-game technology interfaces. Harlan Elam is a good example of someone who made the leap from games into […]

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Blizzard nets more Hearthstone and World of Warcraft players while Overwatch keeps stable

World of Warcraft and Hearthstone had more players in the second quarter of 2019 than in the first, but Overwatch was flat. All three represent Blizzard’s biggest live-services games, and by extension some of the most important titles in parent company Activision Blizzard’s catalog. Activision Blizzard talked about these games during its earnings report. For […]

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Heroes of the Storm reminds us it isn’t dead with a new, original hero and ranked system

Heroes of the Storm seemed to be on its last leg when Blizzard Entertainment cancelled all future esports events for the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) in December. But the PC game isn’t dead yet. Blizzard announced today that Heroes of the Storm is getting a new character, Qhira. It will also be releasing a […]

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World of Warcraft: Rise of Azshara review — showers players with fun after a long dry spell

World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment’s massively multiplayer RPG, spent most of this spring in a deep content drought. Rise of Azshara, one of the most-ambitious content patches ever in the game, seeks to drown players in new content. The patch offers two new significant zones of content with new reputations, types of encounters, islands, the […]

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Overwatch’s new gravity-controlling tank Sigma is what the game needs

Overwatch has released its 31st hero into its public test realm, so anyone who downloads the test version of the game can give the new character, Sigma, a try. Sigma is a tank, meaning that he’s a character who excels at protection. Tanks usually come in two flavors. Main tanks focus on shields and defensive […]

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DeepMind’s ‘StarCraft II’ AI Will Soon Take on Regular Players Without Telling Them

European StarCraft II players will finally be able to test their might against DeepMind’s StarCraft II-playing AI called AlphaStar. An “experimental version” of AlphaStar will be queuing into the European StarCraft II server’s competitive ladder—where players participate in ranked matches—”soon,” the developer said in a blog post today. Anyone who wants to participate will have […]

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Hearthstone’s Saviors of Uldum expansion brings back Quests and the League of Explorers

Blizzard Entertainment announced today that Saviors of Uldum is the next expansion for Hearthstone. The new set of 135 cards will release on August 6. The digital card game is the king of its genre, amassing over 100 million players since its 2014 debut. The digital card game market is expected to be worth $2 […]

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World of Warcraft’s gigantic Rise of Azshara update is live

Blizzard Entertaint has released the Rise of Azshara update for World of Warcraft, and with it comes a bunch of new goodies for fans of the online multiplayer role-playing game. World of Warcraft came out back in 2004, but a constant stream of expansions has kept the game relevant. But between those expansions (they are […]

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Hearthstone will Hall of Fame Mind Blast, Vanish, and add 10 new Classic cards

Blizzard Entertainment has detailed some big changes coming to Hearthstone, including moving the Rogue card Vanish and the Priest spell Mind Blast to the Hall of Fame and introducing several new cards for the Classic set. Hearthstone has been a big hit and king of the digital card game market since its debut in 2014. […]

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World of Warcraft’s huge Rise of Azshara update launches on June 25

Blizzard announced today that the Rise of Azshara update for World of Warcraft will go live on June 25. This will represent the largest dump of content the online game has seen since the Battle for Azeroth expansion launched on August 14, 2018. World of Warcraft came out all the way back in 2004, but […]

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Someone Got Overwatch Running On A Nintendo Switch By Using Android

The Nintendo Switch is an incredibly popular console, and as such, there are more developers interested in creating games for it than its predecessor, the Wii U. Blizzard has yet to make any of their games available on the console, although in the past, the company has expressed some interest in it. Advertising They even […]

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Blizzard Reportedly Cancels Starcraft First-Person Shooter In Favor Of Diablo 4, Overwatch 2

The current storyline of Blizzard’s Starcraft franchise officially came to a close a couple of years ago. There is no doubt a ton of love for the Starcraft series, and so many are wondering what Blizzard might have planned for the future of the series. It turns out that Blizzard was developing a first-person shooter […]

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Blizzard is right to focus on Overwatch 2 and not a StarCraft shooter

Blizzard has canceled a StarCraft first-person shooter, according to a report for Kotaku. I’m happy about this. Look, as much as I love Blizzard, Starcraft has always struck me as its least appealing franchise. The whole gritty, space marine sci-fi thing just doesn’t do much for me. But more important, Kotaku notes that no one […]

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