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Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls pre-orders give you 'Wings'

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 25, 2014 3:00pm PST

Those that pre-order Diablo 3's Reaper of Souls expansion early are about to get some Wings. Early adopters will get the cosmetic Wings of Valor, as well as Valla the Demon Hunter for the upcoming Heroes of the Storm.

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"Getting rid of the auction house and targeting drops has made the loot game vastly more fun than ..."

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Diablo 3 patch 2.0.1 out now with Loot 2.0

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 25, 2014 2:00pm PST

Blizzard is preparing for Reaper of Souls by deploying Diablo 3's new 2.0.1 patch later today, which will usher in Loot 2.0 after Blizzard ushered out the Diablo 3 Auction House.

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"So, does this make it actually worth a purchase? Or should I stick to Torchlight 2?"

- vertdang see all 24 comments

World of Warcraft's $60 insta-90 price meant to maintain value of leveling, says Blizzard

By Steve Watts, Feb 25, 2014 12:00pm PST

Blizzard's Ion Hazzikostas says that the $60 price point for the instant 90 upgrade in World of Warcraft is intended to keep leveling from being devalued.

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"so part of me is totally aghast at this. but the part of me that had a level 70 fire mage ..."

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Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls closed beta ending today

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 24, 2014 3:30pm PST

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls will see its closed beta come to an end tonight at 5:00PM PST.

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"oh damn I did not expect that! guess my stuff in the ah is worthless now :/"

- tunis5000 see all 43 comments

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls will include Clans and Communities

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 20, 2014 1:45pm PST

Diablo 3 will implement a new Clans and Communities feature to the game, which will kick off with the arrival of the Reaper of Souls expansion.

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"for some reason I always hear the goatmen dying sound randomly."

- RogerDandy see all 6 comments

Skirmish PvP returning to World of Warcraft

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 18, 2014 5:00pm PST

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor is shelving its Trial of the Gladiator PvP mode due to community concerns and will instead bring back Skirmish mode, along with a new Spectator Invite system for tournaments.

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"If I had gold for every skirmish 2v2 arena I played I would be able to put the Chinese gold ..."

- Lucy Labia see all 3 comments

World of Warcraft discontinuing 'Scroll of Resurrection' referrals

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 11, 2014 2:45pm PST

World of Warcraft will discontinue the Scroll of Resurrection referral program for former subscribers on February 18, so this is your last chance to try and convince a friend to come back and get yourself a rare mount in the process.

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"Free is all fun and games until every hacked account has characters moved everywhere and it's a ..."

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Blizzard and TesPA team up for new college eSports program

By Nathaniel Hohl, Feb 10, 2014 12:45pm PST

The eSports Association is teaming up with Blizzard to offer a new way for college students to break into the professional eSports community.

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Blizzard suing Hearthstone clone maker

By Steve Watts, Jan 22, 2014 7:30am PST

Blizzard has filed suit against Chinese dev Unico, over its alleged Hearthstone copycat "Legend of Crouching Dragon." The suit seeks $1.65 million in damages.

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"Barbra Streisand effect. Let me go play this Legend of Crouching Dragon now."

- st4rdog see all 8 comments

StarCraft 2 patch 2.1 makes custom maps and mod tools free

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 21, 2014 2:45pm PST

StarCraft II has received a major update, with patch 2.1 offering Arcade mode, custom games, all three SC2 races, and a gaggle of mod tools to Starter Edition owners for free.

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"You're probably right. Lobby traffic has dropped a lot faster than after the original launch. ..."

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Hearthstone open beta begins

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 21, 2014 2:05pm PST

Blizzard has finally opened the doors on Hearthstone's open beta. You can stop asking your friends for beta codes now.

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"It is confusing/harder at first in some of the tutorials because you don't get many basic cards ..."

- yoshimi20 see all 15 comments

Blizzard hopes to balance Hearthstone with counters, not nerfs

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 17, 2014 10:40am PST

Blizzard dropped a few choice nerfs in Hearthstone's beta test yesterday, killing several unpleasant decks, but this isn't how it plans to balance the virtual collectible card game in the long term. Ultimately, Blizzard wants to stop single cards or decks becoming dominant b...

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"Yeah, if you have less creatures out they are getting more than the +1 hp and the hp sticks ..."

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Blizzard considering selling insta-90 upgrades

By Steve Watts, Jan 17, 2014 8:00am PST

World of Warcraft's upcoming Draenor expansion includes an instant boost to level 90, and Blizzard has said it has plans to test the ability to purchase those instant-boosts directly.

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"Sounds fine to me. Haven't played in years, but this might tempt me."

- Miller_TYM see all 60 comments

World of Warcraft granting free character migration for one week

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 15, 2014 4:25pm PST

World of Warcraft users experiencing high queue times will soon be able to migrate their characters to a new low-population server for free for a one-week period.

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"I think the implication is that only character transfers are free. Blizzard does allow you to ..."

- ABombStratics see all 4 comments

Diablo 3 for Xbox One spotted at retail

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 15, 2014 11:10am PST

Curiously, Xbox One is one of the few platforms to not get a port of Diablo 3.

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"Samething happened with the 360 version of Diablo 3. Diablo 3 was announced in February 2013 for ..."

- jbug617 see all 2 comments