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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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Hearthstone Grand Tournament expansion brings 132 new cards

Hearthstone Grand Tournament expansion brings 132 new cards

Unlike Mojang's Scrolls, it seems that Blizzard's Hearthsthone online card battle game is doing quite well. At least well enough to warrant a major expansion to this sub-franchise of the Warcraft line. Like you would expect from a card game expansion, The Grand Tournament dumps a whole lot of new cards for players, just a bit over 130 in total. Of course there are new features to be had as well, including a new "Inspire" mechanic and new ranking rewards at the end of each month.

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World of Warcraft: Legion unveiled with teaser

World of Warcraft: Legion unveiled with teaser

Blizzard has announced the upcoming expansion to World of Warcraft, it is called Legion. The company showed off Legion at Gamescom in Germany earlier today, including releasing the first teaser for the expansion that includes a look at both gameplay and its different features (we’ve the video after the jump). Among other things, World of Warcraft: Legion will include a new level cap raised to 110, as well as a new hero class called Demon Hunter.

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Hearthstone expansion “The Grand Tournament” inbound

Hearthstone expansion “The Grand Tournament” inbound

Today Blizzard announced the next expansion pack for “Hearthstone”, and it is called “The Grand Tournament.” The announcement was made at an event in San Francisco earlier, and was joined by a video showing off the upcoming expansion (available after the jump). The expansion will be arriving next month, and follows the Goblins vs. Gnomes expansion that has already been released. There will be a new board, new cards, and more.

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Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm thunders ahead of E3

Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm thunders ahead of E3

Ever wondered what would happen if Diablo and Tyrael ever clashed? Or if Illidan would be a match against Kerridan? These are the stuff that dreams and fanfiction are made of, but now you can actually make them reality, somewhat. Yes, Blizzard has finally fully unleashed Heroes of the Storm onto the masses, allowing players to finally pit iconic characters from Blizzards many and unrelated IPs against each other in a situation that would never happen otherwise in canon. All for the sweet low price of free.

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Heroes of the Strom ditches Tychus Findlay’s cigar to meet “T” rating

Heroes of the Strom ditches Tychus Findlay’s cigar to meet “T” rating

Fans of the StarCraft franchise will know who Tychus Findlay is. If you aren't a fan of that franchise, Findlay is one of the big heroes of StarCraft and his signature item is the smoldering cigar always perched in his mouth. Findlay is part of the crew in the cross-franchise multiplayer online battle arena game Heroes of the Storm that launched in beta earlier this month.

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