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Diablo II gets patched to run on latest versions of Windows and OSX

Diablo II gets patched to run on latest versions of Windows and OSX

Back in 2000, Blizzard released one of my favorite games of the early 2000's. I'm talking, of course, about Diablo II. Since Blizzard changed the way that character data was stored for online play, the game became one of the most popular online multiplayer games for a very long time. In fact, people still play it to this day. But there are plenty of problems for those who want to play it, as the game hasn't been updated since 2011. At least that was the case until recently.

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Here’s how to access Diablo III’s newest Cow Level

Here’s how to access Diablo III’s newest Cow Level

If you played Diablo II back in the day, then you remember the Cow Level. Sure, Blizzard had a good time telling everyone that it didn't exist, and still toys with the community to this day. However, despite what they say, the Cow Level exists, and there's actually a new one that you can only access during the month of March.

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First players finally collect every World of Warcraft achievement

First players finally collect every World of Warcraft achievement

One of the best/worst things about an MMO is the fact that there's not really a way to "beat" the game. Sure, you can reach the max level, beat all the dungeons and raids, and collect the best gear. But there's no real ending. Well, two players have come as close as possible to actually beating World of Warcraft, if there is such a thing.

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Blizzard’s crystal ball: mobile is the future, not (yet) VR

Blizzard’s crystal ball: mobile is the future, not (yet) VR

With all the hype and talk revolving around virtual reality these days, some even coming from the smartphone market, you'd think that VR is the future of gaming. Well, that might be true to some extent, but not in the near future, and definitely not yet for one huge game publisher. Blizzard, who just celebrated its 25th year in the biz, has given a glimpse of its near future, and it is one where the world's fifth largest gaming company focuses more on mobile and not on VR. At least not yet.

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World of Warcraft might be free with your movie ticket

World of Warcraft might be free with your movie ticket

To say that World of Warcraft has been a success would be one of the biggest understatements in gaming. As it stands, the only PC game to beat it in sales is Minecraft. So it's a safe bet that if you've got a strong interest in the game, you've probably tested the waters, or are possibly a recovering addict. And that makes Blizzard's latest move a strange one.

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Swordfish World of Warcraft mobile accessories up close and epic

Swordfish World of Warcraft mobile accessories up close and epic

CES isn't normally a place where you look for things like collectibles. However, While browsing the show floor, I came across some statues of familiar characters. They were two Warcraft heroes engaging in combat, with an iPhone sitting docked in front of them.

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World of Warcraft’s Dark Portal can be yours

World of Warcraft’s Dark Portal can be yours

World of Warcraft fans are no stranger to the Dark Portal. In addition to other lore-related events, the portal was re-opened during the expansion The Burning Crusade, and allowed players to travel to Outland. Well now you have a chance to take the Dark Portal home, if you're lucky.

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World of Warcraft announces a complete PVP overhaul

World of Warcraft announces a complete PVP overhaul

I used to play WoW quite a bit back in the day, and I've been clean for a couple of years now. One aspect of the game that rarely appealed to me was PVP. Mostly because I've been an adult for the entire time the game has been out, and never had time to keep up on it. And we all know that if you don't PVP regularly, you won't have the right gear to be effective in battle. But that's all about to change in Legion.

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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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