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Diablo’s Treasure Goblins show up in WoW: Legion alpha

Diablo’s Treasure Goblins show up in WoW: Legion alpha

Two of Blizzard's most-successful IP's are of course, Warcraft and Diablo. Both universes have some great games, and the current iteration of both are still highly popular (even if WoW keeps losing subscribers). What's interesting is that Blizzard seems to be pulling popular features from one game, and porting them over to the other.

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WoW to get a wardrobe update in Legion

WoW to get a wardrobe update in Legion

When you play an MMO like World of Warcraft, you always had to choose between wearing gear that looked good, and gear that actually helped you. Sure, there are high tier sets that look fantastic, but if everyone is wearing that same set, then you lose any sense of individuality in the game. That's why Blizzard introduced their transmogrification system. And that system is getting an overhaul in the next expansion.

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World of Warcraft turns 11, celebrates with player gifts

World of Warcraft turns 11, celebrates with player gifts

It's hard to believe that World of Warcraft has been out for 11 years now. Well, technically its birthday isn't until November 23rd, but it's close enough. The game helped redefine what an MMO was (for better or worse), and is the benchmark against which all other MMOs are currently compared. Blizzard might not be going as crazy with their celebration as they did last year, but here's a look at what you can expect if you login to the game over the next couple of weeks.

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WoW Legion will scale as you grow

WoW Legion will scale as you grow

When your game is 11 years old, you might think it's hard to keep changing things up. However, Blizzard is still continuing to do so with World of Warcraft. Over the weekend they announced some of the features we can expect out of the forthcoming expansion, Legion.

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Call of Duty movie series on the way thanks to Activision Blizzard Studios

Call of Duty movie series on the way thanks to Activision Blizzard Studios

This week the folks at Activision Blizzard have announced their intent to launch a film and television studio. This studio owns content that they imply may be made into either TV shows or big-screen movies, including Call of Duty, Skylanders, Hearthstone, Diablo, and StarCraft. The first titles announced by this new group are an animated TV show called "Skylanders Academy" and a movie series based on the video game series Call of Duty.

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World of Warcraft: Legion release date revealed (by accident)

World of Warcraft: Legion release date revealed (by accident)

Blizzcon is this weekend, which means there will be a whole host of announcements from Blizzard. While we can speculate on the kinds of updates we'll see to the Diablo and Starcraft franchises, we already have an idea of what to expect when it comes to World of Warcraft. Thanks to Blizzard accidentally spilling the beans on Battle.net earlier today, we know when we can expect the next expansion to drop.

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‘Warcraft’ movie trailer teased with small clip

‘Warcraft’ movie trailer teased with small clip

Legendary Pictures wants you to really want it, and as such has released a small clip of its longer movie trailer. What movie trailer? One you haven’t seen yet, but you’ll get an idea of what it’s about in the 15 second snippet Legendary dropped on YouTube today. The movie itself won’t be arriving until June of next year, and the marketing ball is just starting to pick up momentum.

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Activision Blizzard is now the proud owner of Candy Crush

Activision Blizzard is now the proud owner of Candy Crush

It seems that there is a new gaming empire on the rise. Activision who, thanks to its acquisition of Blizzard in 2008, now owns hit titles such as Call of Duty, Warcraft, StarCraft, Guitar Hero, Skylanders, and, of course, Destiny, is now adding one, or two, more to that list. It has just announced that it is acquiring King Digital Entertainment plc. While that name might not ring a bell, it's game might. It is the maker of Candy Crush Saga, the game that has a massive plummet of productivity worldwide.

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Battle.net Voice Chat to debut with Overwatch beta

Battle.net Voice Chat to debut with Overwatch beta

/whisper, /tell, /reply. These were the tools of communication during early online gaming. Sure you also had various channels to talk in with your guild-mates, and you still do. But these days if you want to be competitive in any way, typing is just out of the question. You've got plenty of choices for when you want to get on a headset and chat. But sometimes too many choices is a bad thing. If the game you're playing has their own built-in voice chat client, then it just makes everyone's life easier. Which is exactly why Blizzard is entering the voice chat game.

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Activision Blizzard’s new Esports division brings former ESPN CEO on board

Activision Blizzard’s new Esports division brings former ESPN CEO on board

There's no denying that the Esports market is growing, and quickly. Last year's League of Legends Championship was watched by 27 million people on ESPN. To put that in perspective, the final games of both the World Series, and NBA Finals both drew smaller crowds. (23.5 million, and 18 million, respectively). So when ESPN's former CEO decides to break into the Esports world, it's really not a big surprise.

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Blizzard: ‘Overwatch’ beta starts on October 27

Blizzard: ‘Overwatch’ beta starts on October 27

Blizzard showcased its upcoming “Overwatch” game at BlizzCon 2014, and now, nearly a year later, it has announced the title will be launching at a public beta on October 27 (the week after next). Only a small number of testers will be getting in at first, but after October 27, the company will be opening the beta's doors wide on select weekends to let anyone get in on the action. The beta is essentially split into two phases.

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Legacy of the Void will put a close to StarCraft II Nov. 2

Legacy of the Void will put a close to StarCraft II Nov. 2

All stories must eventually come to an end. This particularly one was 17 years in the making, or so Blizzard recounts. StarCraft II will be getting its third and final expansion that will finally put a close to the ongoing saga of the world's most famous RTS game. In the Legacy of the Void, players will be the ones that guide the Protoss, through the legendary Artanis and Zeratul, and will determine as well the fate of the universe. And it will all begin on November 10.

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