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Blizzard is killing its Battle.net branding after 20 years of use

Blizzard is killing its Battle.net branding after 20 years of use

If you've been playing Blizzard games like World of Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft, Hearthstone, and the recent Overwatch over the years, you know the name Battle.net as being synonymous with the developer's own. First introduced back in 1996 with the debut of the original Diablo, Battle.net was Blizzard's core multiplayer platform used to power every game that followed. But after 20 years of use, Blizzard announced last week that it was putting the name to rest.

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World of Warcraft: Legion pulls in 3.3 million launch day sales

World of Warcraft: Legion pulls in 3.3 million launch day sales

Have you been playing through Legion, World of Warcraft's latest expansion? If so, it would appear you're not alone. Blizzard announced today that Legion managed to sell 3.3 million copies through its August 30 launch day, so it seems many people have been eager to explore what the expansion has to offer. Not bad for a 12 year old game.

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World of Warcraft: Legion companion app arrives for Android and iOS

World of Warcraft: Legion companion app arrives for Android and iOS

Blizzard has announced the launch of the World of Warcraft: Legion companion app, a free offering for WoW Legion players who want to take the game with them wherever they go. “…Even the most stalwart of Azeroth’s defenders can’t be at their computer all the time,” the company explains, and so the app offers several features to fill the void, including things like exploring world quests, training recruits, researching Order Hall upgrades, and more. The app is available now for both iOS and Android.

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Facebook launches Blizzard Streaming for live broadcasting of games like Overwatch

Facebook launches Blizzard Streaming for live broadcasting of games like Overwatch

If you're a frequent Overwatch player, you now have a new option for live broadcasting your gameplay. Thanks to the previously announced partnership between developer Blizzard and Facebook, gamers can now stream to Facebook Live with just one click. The feature is called Blizzard Streaming, and it's not just limited to the recent hit Overwatch, but works with any of the developer's games, including Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Diablo 3.

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Overwatch’s Eichenwalde map revealed and previewed in new trailer

Overwatch’s Eichenwalde map revealed and previewed in new trailer

Overwatch has been getting quite a few noteworthy additions lately, from new loot boxes and game modes centered around the 2016 Olympics to the introduction of the new hero Ana. Blizzard is showing us today that it isn't done just yet, announcing Eichenwalde, the first new map for Overwatch since launch, at Gamescom in Germany today.

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Overwatch celebrates hitting 15 million player mark

Overwatch celebrates hitting 15 million player mark

Overwatch, as some of you may already know, has turned out to be one of the most popular releases of the year thus far. With the rabble created over the game's open beta shortly before launch, there wasn't any question that Overwatch was going to be a hit upon release, but today we're finding out just how much of a hit it's become. In its recent earnings report, Activision announced that Overwatch currently has more than 15 million players across all of its platforms.

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StarCraft might be getting an HD remaster

StarCraft might be getting an HD remaster

In the realm of real-time strategy games, next to nothing beats the original StarCraft (unless you happen to be more of a WarCraft fan). Released way back in 1998, the game still has a dedicated fan base around the world, and it still sees professional play in a lot of gaming tournaments. It would appear that Blizzard has decided to dust off the old game and give it in an HD remaster, if new reports are to be believed.

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Overwatch Summer Games update adds new loot boxes, Lucioball mode

Overwatch Summer Games update adds new loot boxes, Lucioball mode

Overwatch is getting a pretty significant update in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics, which kick off later this week. The update - appropriately titled Summer Games 2016 - rolls out today and will run for the duration of the Olympics, and it's offering up new loot boxes and a new game mode that will be instantly familiar to Rocket League veterans.

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Hearthstone’s latest adventure invites players to spend One Night in Karazhan

Hearthstone’s latest adventure invites players to spend One Night in Karazhan

Just a few months after the release of Hearthstone's latest expansion, Whispers of the Old Gods, Blizzard is ready to release the game's next single-player adventure. The mini-expansion, named One Night in Karazhan, will have players travelling to the tower of Karazhan to attend a disco-themed party thrown by the Magus Medivh. Apparently, disco never died in the lands of Azeroth, and we're kind of okay with that.

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Overwatch tournament will be broadcast on TBS with $300K prize pool

Overwatch tournament will be broadcast on TBS with $300K prize pool

The popularity of Overwatch, the hit new FPS from Blizzard, continues to grow, and right alongside the rising mainstream interest in eSports. Fitting, then, that the Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) cable channel has chosen to host an Overwatch tournament, complete with a prize pool worth $300,000. The Grand Final, which will be held in September, will even be broadcast live on both TBS and Twitch.

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Overwatch’s latest hero revealed as Ana, a sniper who can heal

Overwatch’s latest hero revealed as Ana, a sniper who can heal

After much speculation, today Blizzard has finally revealed the first new character for its ridiculously popular shooter Overwatch. That new hero goes by the name of Ana, and she'll be bolstering the support class with her introduction. That will be a welcome relief for many support players, who for the most part have relied on just Mercy and Lucio when their team needs a healer.

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Blizzard brings lawsuit against Overwatch cheat maker

Blizzard brings lawsuit against Overwatch cheat maker

Rather unsurprisingly, Overwatch has become one of the biggest games of 2016 in just a few short weeks. Unfortunately, the game's popularity comes with a number of drawbacks. Chief among this list of drawbacks is the problem of cheaters, who have been flocking to the new game to assert their dominance through hacks and cheating programs. Blizzard has determined that enough is enough and, not content with just banning the offenders from the game, has gone after the creator of Overwatch cheating software in a new lawsuit.

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