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StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void still finding right fit for Protoss

By Steve Watts, Nov 12, 2013 8:15am PST

The Protoss-focused third installment of StarCraft 2, Legacy of the Void, hasn't been shown off yet because Blizzard is still working out the kinks of how to make the race seem properly powerful.

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"Templates = Templars. I hate when muscle memory changes my typing from my intentions. "

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Diablo 3 on PS4 will support Remote Play

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2013 3:15pm PST

Diablo 3 sure does look great on PS4 and it's going to look great on Vita, too, as lead level designer Matthew Berger has confirmed that the game will support Remote Play.

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"Yes remote play is the ability to play your PS4 games (digital or the disc currently in your ..."

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Blizzard could add dormant franchise characters to Heroes of the Storm

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2013 2:45pm PST

Heroes of the Storm will begin with 18 characters from the World of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises, but with Blizzard's history dating back over 20 years, the studio is hinting that characters from long-dormant franchises could enter the fray, as well.

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"Absolutely not, and I'll thank you for not correcting me in the future. Hank Mancini or bust, ..."

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How Heroes of the Storm aims to attract MOBA beginners

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2013 12:00pm PST

There's a high barrier of entry to games like Dota 2 and League of Legends, so how does Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm hope to court newcomers to the MOBA genre?

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"He's wrong about one thing - there will be a competitive scene built around it, if only because ..."

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Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls PS4 preview: the next crusade

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2013 11:00am PST

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls was on display for the PS4, so we decided to grab a DualShock 4 and take a ride with the game's newest character, the Crusader.

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"Buying this day 1 because it was confirmed this will support remote play with the Vita!"

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Hearthstone's final version will feature cross-platform play

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2013 10:00am PST

Hearthstone's mobile versions won't feature a beta, like its PC counterpart, however once all versions are final and released, they'll all be able to play against each other.

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"I think it's pretty even now that they've nerfed a couple of the problem combo cards. I don't ..."

- rodneystubbs see all 22 comments

How garrisons introduce offline progression to World of Warcraft

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2013 9:00am PST

Garrisons introduce player housing to World of Warcraft, while also introducing the idea of offline progression.

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How maps evolved into battlegrounds in Heroes of the Storm

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2013 7:00am PST

Heroes of the Storm has come a long way since it was first conceived as a Starcraft 2 mod. One way in which the game has progressed is through the re-imagined maps, now called battlegrounds.

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"I'm getting a strong Super Smash Bros. vibe from this game. Glad to see Blizzard getting back ..."

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Diablo 3: The Ultimate Evil Edition on PS4 includes Reaper of Souls expansion

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2013 6:00am PST

Players hoping to pick up the PS4 edition of Diablo 3 won't have to worry about falling behind in the story too much. Titled "The Ultimate Evil Edition," the next-gen console version of Blizzard's dungeon crawler will come with the base game, as well as the Reaper of Souls e...

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"sounds really fun! if i end up with a PS4 this might be the version of Reaper of Souls I end up ..."

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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor announced, allows for instant level 90 upgrade

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 08, 2013 12:45pm PST

Yet another World of Warcraft expansion has been revealed. Warlords of Draenor "sends players to the savage world of Draenor, home of the mighty...

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"Plus that new orc model looks good.. hmmmmmm my willpower is failing haha!"

- DM7 see all 35 comments

Heroes of the Storm (formerly Blizzard DOTA) beta opens

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 08, 2013 12:29pm PST

You can now join the beta for the game formerly known as Blizzard DOTA. Heroes of the Storm will have you playing as various heroes from Blizzard's...

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"between the already bad Wow crowd and the notoriously bad DOTA crowds, I am sure this will be a ..."

- wiz1974 see all 20 comments

Hearthstone open beta starts next month, iOS and Android version also planned

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 08, 2013 12:15pm PST

If you're still looking for beta keys for Blizzard's Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, you won't have to look for much longer. This year's Blizzcon opened with chief creative officer Rob Pardo announcing that the game would enter open beta next month.

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"iPad is shortly after desktop release, iPhone and Android is later next year"

- Serpico74 see all 9 comments

Diablo 3 hits 14 million sales

By Steve Watts, Nov 07, 2013 8:45am PST

Diablo III has topped 14 million sales, which means that it moved 2 million units since the start of 2013. Blizzard credited the console launches, but didn't mention exactly how many of that 2 million figure was from them.

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"This thread is 4 days old, what are you doing here? Well when I played T2 it was boring. Like ..."

- Nixx2004 see all 33 comments

Blizzard platformer Blackthorne released for free

By Steve Watts, Nov 04, 2013 7:30am PST

Blizzard has released is 1990s action platformer Blackthorne for free on Battle.net.

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"My absolute favorite old school platformer! Played through it multiple times in HS."

- AltZero see all 4 comments

Diablo 3 lead designer: PvP not 'awesome' enough yet

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 28, 2013 1:30pm PDT

Diablo 3's PvP mode still looks to be a long way from release and the game's lead designer addresses the reasons behind the delay.

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"Both of those games are shallow as hell though. I guess it depends what you're looking for in ..."

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