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World of Warcraft: Classic’s Battlegrounds will launch early on December 10

Blizzard Entertainment announced today on the World of Warcraft: Classic message boards that the Battlegrounds player-vs.-player mode will be coming December 10. Battlegrounds were supposed to come out in early 2020 along with the Blackwing Lair raid. However, Battlegrounds needs to come out earlier to satiate blood-thirsty players. On November 15, Blizzard released the honor […]

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Pokémon Sword and Shield review-in-progress — A warm and comfy, but mild, curry

Pokémon Sword and Shield are showing that a good game can overcome one’s up-and-down (mostly down) history with a franchise, and that you’re never too old to embrace something your children enjoy. And embrace Pokémon Shield, I have. Releasing November 15 in stores, online retailers, and the Nintendo eShop, Pokémon Sword and Shield show that […]

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Path of Exile 2 announced at ExileCon

Grinding Gear Games announced Path of Exile 2 today, a sequel to its hit online action role-playing game. The reveal came during ExileCon, which is taking place in Auckland, New Zealand. The studio also announced Path of Exile Mobile as well. Grinding Gear is doing it in-house instead of farming it out to a mobile […]

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Wasteland 3 will launch May 19 on PC and Xbox One

InXile Entertainmet’s final announced project from before last year’s acquisition by Microsoft finally has a release date — Wasteland 3 is coming out May 19 for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Game Pass. The studio made the announcement at Microsoft’s X019 event in London today, wrapping up the show and giving it one of the […]

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Rune II publisher didn’t know developer Human Head was closing

Earlier today, GamesBeat reported that Rune II developer Human Head has shut down. The team is moving on to a new studio called Roundhouse as part of publisher Bethesda Softworks. That closure shrouded the future of Rune II with uncertainty. Now, Ragnarok Game LLC, the company that is publishing Rune II, is promising that it […]

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Diablo: Immortal won’t stand in Diablo IV’s shadow

Diablo: Immortal didn’t have a big presence at this year’s BlizzCon. Instead, Blizzard Entertainment focused on announcing new titles, such as Diablo IV. Last year, the reveal of Diablo: Immortal for mobile angered many of the franchise’s fans, a lot of which are hardcore PC gamers. Blizzard had enough controversy on its plate before this […]

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Fortnite’s Chapter 2 boosted viewer hours by 31% on Twitch

Fortnite saw a significant increase in hours-watched on Twitch in October, according to data from StreamElements and SullyGnome. As developer Epic Games launched the game’s Chapter 2 content, fans on Twitch consumed 31% more hours of Fortnite than in September. That put it at the No. 2 behind League of Legends for most-watched games of […]

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World of Warcaft Classic drove subscriptions to record growth for a quarter

World of Warcraft Classic has been a big success to Activision Blizzard, with the company revealing today that the retro release has driven subscription numbers to their biggest quarterly increase in history. Classic came out on August 26. World of Warcraft players pay for the same subscription to have access to the regular game and […]

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands interview — Fixing Battle for Azeroth’s biggest problems

Shadowlands is taking World of Warcraft‘s players to the afterlife, but it’ll also be a journey to the past when it comes to game design. Blizzard Entertainment is rethinking many of the gameplay tenants that served as the foundation of WoW during its current expansion, Battle for Azeroth. This includes a focus on character specializations […]

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At BlizzCon, most fans found a reason to move on from Hong Kong

Earlier in October, it seemed like this year’s BlizzCon could be a disaster. Blizzard Entertainment’s annual fan event took place on November 1 and November 2 in Anaheim, California. I went to the show and covered it, and I was curious to see if the show would divulge into one giant protest. That didn’t happen. […]

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Blizzard explains how Diablo IV is different from Diablo III

Blizzard said that Diablo IV is taking inspiration from every past entry in the franchise, but it’s hard to not feel like it’s distancing itself a bit from Diablo III. Diablo IV had its unveiling on November 1 at BlizzCon 2019 in Anaheim, California. Blizzard is positioning the action role-playing game as a return to […]

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Diablo IV hands-on — Hello darkness, my old friend

I’m not usually a fan of grim and dark things. But seeing Diablo IV‘s gritty, bloody world in person made me feel good. Blizzard announced Diablo IV today during the opening ceremonies for BlizzCon 2019 in Anaheim, California. I played it just a bit after its reveal, getting to spend 15 minutes with the Druid […]

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BlizzCon 2019: Every trailer and announcement

Blizzard revealed a ton of news at BlizzCon 2019 today in Anaheim, California. It is making a new Diablo and Overwatch. It also has new content for Hearthstone and World of Warcraft. We’ve gathered up all of the news for you below. Blizzard president addresses Hong Kong controversy [embedded content] Blizzard boss J. Allen Brack […]

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Hearthstone’s year-long story ends with Descent of Dragons

Blizzard announced Hearthstone‘s next expansion today during BlizzCon‘s opening ceremonies in Anaheim, California. It is Descent of Dragons. It comes out on December 10. This will be the third set of the year, and last as part of the Year of the Dragon. Hearthstone has a standard rotation, meaning that cards from older sets will […]

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is the MMO’s next expansion

World of Warcraft is about to get darker … or, at rather, more shadowy. Blizzard announced the Shadowlands expansion today during its BlizzCon opening ceremonies in Anaheim, California. Ion Hazzikostas, World of Warcraft’s game director, was on stage to reveal the expansion. Blizard showed a CG cinematic to announce the game, taking us back to […]

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World of Warcraft Classic gets PvP update on November 15

World of Warcraft Classic has been a success since launching in August, and Blizzard is looking to keep that momentum going. The company announced what’s next for Classic today at BlizzCon. The player-vs.-player honor system launches on November 15. Right now, players can kill each other under certain circumstances, but you don’t get anything for […]

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Diablo IV is official

Diablo IV is real. Blizzard announced the action role-playing game during its BlizzCon opening ceremonies today in Anaheim, California. It is coming out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. A demo will be playable at the show. Barbarian, the Sorceress, and the Druid are the first three classes announced for the game. All three […]

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The RetroBeat: Don’t expect much at BlizzCon for World of Warcraft Classic

I’m in charge of reviews at GamesBeat, so this is a pretty busy time of the year for me with all of the holiday releases coming out. Still, I keep pouring hours into World of Warcraft Classic. I’ve spent about 8 days of in-game time adventuring with my Dwarf Priest, and I’m still not at […]

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Spellbreak is a chaotic, magic-slinging take on battle royale

This article is made possible by Intel’s GameDev BOOST program — dedicated to helping indie game developers everywhere achieve their dreams. The battle royale genre has become crowded over the last few years with hits like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). But indie studio Proletariat thinks its new action-packed multiplayer game, Spellbreak, has a good […]

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Wizards of the Coast acquires Tuque, which is making a D&D triple-A game

Wizards of the Coast has been ramping up its Dungeons & Dragons video game projects. In addition to the exciting reveal of Baldur’s Gate III earlier this year, Wizards and Ludia Entertainment also released Warriors of Waterdeep on mobile, and D&D has an ongoing presence with the PC/console game MMORPG Neverwinter and the nurturing of […]

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Warcraft III: Reforged is starting its multiplayer beta

Blizzard Entertainment announced today that the multiplayer beta for Warcraft III: Reforged is starting this week, with the first invitations going out today. Reforged is a remake of the classic real-time strategy game. The original Warcraft III came out in 2002 and became a big hit for Blizzard, earning fans and praise for its story-rich […]

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Fallout 76’s new $100 subscription is reasonable and outrageous

Fallout 76 hasn’t been a big hit since its launch almost one year ago, but Bethesda can still think of new ways to bring in money from the online game. Fallout 1st is a new subscription service that will cost $100 a year (or $13 a month). That price grants you access to private servers, […]

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GamesBeat Decides: The Outer Worlds review

It’s time for a special edition of the GamesBeat Decides podcast. On Friday, developer Obsidian Entertainnemt is launching its space role-playing adventure, The Outer Worlds. And we have a review that dives deep into the excellent entry in a lineage that includes Fallout and The Elder Scrolls. This episode has GamesBeat managing editor Jason Wilson […]

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