Tag: World of Warcraft

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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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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Blizzard is working on several Warcraft and Diablo games despite layoffs

Activision Blizzard revealed today it is cutting jobs as part of its plan to deal with a disappointing outlook for fiscal 2019. One of the major reasons Activision expects sales to decline 13 percent year-over-year is Blizzard Entertainment. The World of Warcraft studio is traditionally a bright spot for Activision, but it expects the studio […]

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Blizzard and NetEase extend Chinese publishing deal for Hearthstone, Overwatch, and more

Blizzard and NetEase have made a deal to continue their Chinese publishing partnership through 2023, according to GameDaily.biz. NetEase, itself headquartered in China, publishes Blizzard’s games in that county. This includes hits like Hearthstone, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, and Diablo III. The partnership began in 2008. The Chinese game industry is worth about […]

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Blizzard Working On Mobile Titles Across Its Franchises

Blizzard was primarily known as a company who developed games for the PC. However over the years the company has diversified their offerings where games such as Overwatch and Diablo have expanded to consoles. They have also expanded to mobile where titles such as Hearthstone remains incredibly popular, and where Diablo Immortal will be launching […]

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World Of Warcraft Classic Will Have Staggered Content Releases

Whenever Blizzard releases a new World of Warcraft expansion, the content within that expansion is typically staggered. This means that for the most part, the core of the expansion will be released such as all the new quests, zones, races, classes, and so on, but in terms of end-game content like raids, those are usually […]

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World Of Warcraft Classic Will Launch In Summer 2019

Back in 2017 during BlizzCon 2017, the company officially announced that they will be launching servers dedicated to hosting the vanilla version of World of Warcraft, also known as World of Warcraft Classic. However Blizzard did caution that the game could take a while to be launched, and it looks like players will still need […]

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World Of Warcraft ‘Lost Honor’ Cinematic Released

Blizzard has been steadily releasing various cinematics for World of Warcraft, in which it pieces together parts of the ongoing story. For those who are curious and want to see where this story leads, Blizzard has since released a new cinematic trailer dubbed “Lost Honor” that features Varok Saurfang and King Anduin Wrynn. For those […]

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World of Warcraft’s Rise of Azshara update finally takes us to Nazjatar

Blizzard Entertainment detailed World of Warcraft‘s 8.2 is a patch during its BlizzCon event today in Anaheim, California. It is called Rise of Azshara, and it will have players travelling to her domain of Nazjatar and fighting the former Night Elf queen and her Naga followers, World of Warcraft’s evil race of snake-like water creatures. […]

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World of Warcraft Classic releases during summer 2019

Blizzard Entertainment revealed that World of Warcraft Classic is launching during summer 2019. The announcement was part of BlizzCon’s opening ceremony today in Anaheim, California. Blizzard also revealed that anyone with a regular World of Warcraft subscription can access the classic version. World of Warcraft launched in 2004 and is still going strong with its […]

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Blizzard president J. Allen Brack interview — Designing a company to last for generations

J. Allen Brack has been president of Blizzard Entertainment for just a few weeks. But I wouldn’t call him a whippersnapper, as he has worked in games for 24 years and he’s a black belt in a Korean martial art. Brack took over from Mike Morhaime, who cofounded Blizzard in the 1990s and propelled the […]

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