Tag Archives: blizzard
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 05:07 GMT
Blizzard is keeping a close eye on StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm for any potential balancing issues, but says, as yet, players haven’t fully explored the game’s new units.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 | 10:20 GMT
World of Warcraft is experiencing queues on some of its most popular servers, so Blizzard is now offering players the chance to migrate their character to another realm for free.
Sun, Mar 17, 2013 | 23:58 GMT
Blizzard’s Chris Metzen has said that StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm is the darkest chapter in the trilogy.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 | 02:49 GMT
The IGN Pro League will not be coming under Blizzard’s banner, the publisher told GameSpot in response to recent rumours. Blizzard doesn’t normally bother with rumours, but said it has extended job offers to some prominent IPL community members and is looking at purchasing some of its technology and assets, so spoke out to clear up confusion. The eSports organisation was abruptly shut down by the Ziff Davis buyout, and IGN is still looking for a purchaser to take it over wholesale if possible.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 | 14:02 GMT
World of Warcraft lead systems designer Greg Street would be keen to bring the company’s MMO experience to next-generation consoles.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 | 22:00 GMT
Blizzard’s chief creative officer Rob Pardo has dropped a tease on Twitter, presaging an expected new game reveal at PAX East this month.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 | 05:21 GMT
World of Warcraft’s lead systems designer believes the latest update brings back the classic gameplay that made the MMORPG so compelling in the first place, after too many years focusing on secondary concerns.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 | 23:25 GMT
StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm launches worldwide today, with servers unlocking in a rolling pattern around the globe. Details of when you can finally get back to Kerrigan’s adventures within.
Fri, Mar 08, 2013 | 02:53 GMT
Bizzard is already working on Legacy of The Void, the third instalment of StarCraft 2, even as the clock ticks down towards the second episode’s release.
Wed, Mar 06, 2013 | 00:53 GMT
Sam Raimi has said Blizzard is at least partially to blame for his decision to give up directing the upcoming Warcraft movie.
Sun, Mar 03, 2013 | 23:09 GMT
If you’re a little behind on your real-time startegy gaming, there’s still time to pick up the most important release of the last few years before its immediate successor launches. Blizzard is offering StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty at 50% off up until expansion Heart of the Swarm launches on March 12. That’s probably not long enough to master one of the premiere eSports of the current generation, but it will set you up to get on board the hype train next week. Wings of Liberty was focused on the Terran or human faction, which Heart of the Swarm is more centred on the Zerg. A third instalment is expected a couple of years down the track.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 09:56 GMT
Diablo 3 is heading to PS3 and PS4, but players on both formats will not be able to team up with PC players running the game via Battle.net.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 00:13 GMT
Diablo 3 on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 will be playable offline, according to an interview reported by Eurogamer. The interview is no longer available, but Sony’s John Hight is said to have mentioned offline play briefly before being interrupted. The news makes sense in a console context but the Mac and PC versions of Diablo 3 famously require always-on Internet in order to help keep it free from hacks and cheats, something the real-money Auction House requires. The console version will have a number of interesting features and has not been dated.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 | 14:43 GMT
Diablo 3 developer Blizzard has posted debut screens of its console build, heading to PS4 and PS3. The studio has also discussed key elements of the game, such as custom controls and co-op.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 | 02:00 GMT
StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty will receive a major patch just before Heart of the Swarm releases, adding a pile of new features and content from the expansion.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 | 07:22 GMT
Blizzard is throwing a serious sale on World of Warcraft. The core Battle Chest, which includes the first two expansions, is just $5; Cataclysm is $10 and latest effort Mists of Pandaria is $20. The sale heralds patch 5.2, called The Thunder King, which is due later this month, although if this is your first WoW experience I don’t fancy your chances of ploughing through all this content before it drops. World of Warcraft is free-to-play up to level 20, and then requires a subscription.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 | 07:06 GMT
As of patch 1.03′s rol out later today, Diablo 3 will no longer allow you to resurrect Hardcore characters, which are only supposed to have one shot at glory before perma-death. In a developer update, Blizzard said hardcore resurrections were an unintended consequence of account rollbacks, and it’s well aware some of you have been fibbing about compromises in order to get your barbarian back on his toes.
Fri, Feb 08, 2013 | 13:54 GMT
World of Warcraft subscriptions are down due to a change in attitude from gamers, according to Blizzard chief Mike Morhaime. The studio has responded by rolling out more frequent updates to satisfy gamers who come and go regularly, and as such, the game’s next major update is being worked on now, and is due in a few weeks.
Fri, Feb 08, 2013 | 05:53 GMT
StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm is designed to offer accessibility to players attampting to mount the RTS’s daunting learning curve, while at the complete opposite end of the spectrum, offer more options for high-level pros. It’s a big ask, but this video shows Blizzard’s solutions.
Wed, Feb 06, 2013 | 11:12 GMT