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PermaBan Bugging You? Blizzard Working On A Fix

By Charles Singletary, Sep 28, 2017 11:55am PDT

A rare bug has stricken around 200 players with a season ban, but Blizzard is restoring their accounts and monitoring for more issues.

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Overwatch to Give Free PermaBans to Toxic Players Starting Next Week

By Charles Singletary, Sep 21, 2017 4:20pm PDT

Is Blizzard's banhammer called a Doomfist? The Overwatch director's mission to weed out toxic players is taking its next major step. 

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"Maybe try this? https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2017/09/22/market-penetration"

- Firefly1985 see all 19 comments

Destiny 2 Hits Major Sales Milestones, Curse of Osiris Confirmed

By Charles Singletary, Sep 15, 2017 9:05am PDT

Destiny 2 is the best Day one launch on PlayStation Network and it's outperforming the original in a couple ways. Curse of Osiris is also confirmed to be real.

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"Not on all three platforms yet... the delayed release on PC will really castrate the numbers it ..."

- erebus see all 8 comments

Play Overwatch Free After Junkertown Launch On Xbox One, PC, and PS4

By Charles Singletary, Sep 14, 2017 3:50pm PDT

The weekend after Junkertown goes live, Blizzard is having a Global free weekend across platforms.

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Diablo 3 Begins Season 11 Today

By Chris Jarrard, Jul 20, 2017 7:30am PDT

Blizzard’s co-op loot grind opens today and includes the new DLC Necromancer class.

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"you have confused "the loot" itself with the acquisition of said loot. those are two separate ..."

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The Lich King and New Hero Card Type Coming to Hearthstone's Knights of the Frozen Throne Expansion

By Asif Khan, Jul 06, 2017 7:40pm PDT

Blizzard announced the new expansion in China at the Hearthstone: Spring Championships. Adventurers will soon travel to Northrend, where they’ll confront the Lich King and be raised as Death Knights.

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"I think everyone is kind of losing it in Legion except for the Druids. They're still pretty ..."

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Destiny 2 PC Head Talks Balance and Battlenet

By Steve Watts, May 22, 2017 3:06pm PDT

Shacknews talks with Destiny 2's David Shaw about what it's like bringing the hit console franchise to PC for the first time.

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"I am going to take a guess and say three to six months like what publishers used to pull. Its ..."

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Destiny 2 Preview: Rebuilding on a Firm Foundation

By Steve Watts, May 18, 2017 4:18pm PDT

While refined in all the right ways, Destiny 2's first gameplay reveal didn't come with any surprises—and that's both good and bad.

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"Good stuff. I just hope the bosses and such in the PvE game aren't so bullet-spongey this time ..."

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Overwatch Joins Activision Blizzard's Billion-Dollar Club

By John Keefer, May 05, 2017 12:15pm PDT

One billion dollars. Dr. Evil would be so proud.

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"Their CG has been topnotch since ever. I sometimes enjoy their videos more than the games ..."

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Here's When Video Game Companies Will Release Their Q1 Earnings Reports

By Asif Khan, Apr 24, 2017 1:00pm PDT

Looking to invest in gaming stocks? We have you covered from Activision to Zynga!

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"Yeah, I wanted to keep this an informational guide. I can break out individual stocks into ..."

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Making a Hearthstone Card: Exploring Un'Goro with Elise

By Steve Watts, Apr 11, 2017 9:30am PDT

We take a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process and rejected designs for the new Hearthstone Legendary card, Elise the Trailblazer.

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Hearthstone Journey to Un'Goro Card Reviews (Part 3)

By Steve Watts, Apr 03, 2017 9:00am PDT

We start wrapping up our Hearthstone 'Journey to Un'Goro' card reviews in anticipation of this Thursday's release.

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Destiny 2 is Showing What First One Never Had: Humor, and a Goal

By Steve Watts, Mar 30, 2017 11:45am PDT

Bungie's marketing so far shows signs that it's learned from its storytelling mistakes.

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"I never played halo on pc. How does it work. The console games are so reliant on fixed turn ..."

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Heroes of the Storm's Kaeo Milker on Going From 'Great Game' to 'Great Free-to-Play Game'

By Steve Watts, Mar 29, 2017 12:30pm PDT

Heroes of the Storm is kicking off its '2.0 Update' with a huge overhaul to how players earn items and level up their characters. I talked with producer Kaeo Milker about the transition, esports, free-to-play, and more.

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Heroes of the Storm '2.0' Update Gives a New Free-to-Play Foundation

By Steve Watts, Mar 29, 2017 8:00am PDT

A totally revised progression ramp, Loot Chests, new rewards to collect, and more are all currently available in open beta.

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"Medivh has like a 37% win unless you queue in organized play. One of the hardest heroes to play ..."

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