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World of Warcraft Classic review: Second time lucky

World of Warcraft Classic review: Second time lucky

How on earth are you supposed to review something like World of Warcraft Classic? Not only are MMOs hard to review in the first place given their emphasis on community, but WoW Classic is already a known quantity. We already played this game 15 years ago - or, more specifically, 13 years ago as WoW Classic is based on patch 1.2 for vanilla WoW, which didn’t ship until 2006. Regardless of the specific moment in time WoW Classic captures, many of us have played this before, and we all likely have an opinion on how good this game is.

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Overwatch for Nintendo Switch confirmed ahead of October 15 release

Overwatch for Nintendo Switch confirmed ahead of October 15 release

As expected, Nintendo has confirmed that hit Blizzard game Overwatch is coming to the Nintendo Switch console. The title was confirmed during the company's Nintendo Direct broadcast today, during which time the company also revealed plans to launch Luigi's Mansion 3 and other games.

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It sure looks like Overwatch is coming to Nintendo Switch

It sure looks like Overwatch is coming to Nintendo Switch

From the day the Nintendo Switch was announced, gamers have been pining for ports of all sorts of very popular games. One game that often comes in conversations regarding the Switch is Blizzard's Overwatch, which is available on all other modern platforms - PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Now, two years and some change after launch, it seems like Overwatch may finally be coming to the Switch.

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Well, I’m addicted to World of Warcraft again

Well, I’m addicted to World of Warcraft again

A week ago today, World of Warcraft Classic launched. During this past week, I’ve been playing it pretty much whenever possible, and it certainly doesn’t seem like I’m alone there. Shortly after WoW Classic launched, it had over one million viewers on Twitch, and even now as I write this, it’s sitting at a very respectable 244,000 viewers - still enough to make it the most-watched game on Twitch by a good margin. Then, of course, we have the well-documented and oft-maligned queue times, which even after a week can still last five or six hours on popular servers. In short: A lot of people want to play WoW Classic at the moment, and I’m definitely one of them.

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How to remotely queue for WoW Classic while you work

How to remotely queue for WoW Classic while you work

We're now a couple of days out from the launch of World of Warcraft Classic, and unfortunately, the insanely long queue times don't seem to be getting any better. Players are facing 6+ hour queue times just to get into some of the more popular WoW Classic realms, and though Blizzard has added more servers in the time since launch, it doesn't seem to be helping the problem much.

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World of Warcraft Classic has been a very wholesome experience so far

World of Warcraft Classic has been a very wholesome experience so far

World of Warcraft Classic has been widely available for a little under a day now, and for many people, a lot of that time has been spent contending with mind-numbingly long queue times. Right off the bat, the WoW Classic experience emulates that of 2004 WoW pretty well. Obviously, long queue times can be nostalgic, but once you actually get into the game, you'll find something that's missing from a lot of games these days: A real feeling of community.

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World of Warcraft Classic gets three new realms as servers choke

World of Warcraft Classic gets three new realms as servers choke

It's been a pretty intense initial 24 hours for World of Warcraft Classic. A ton of players have been looking to log into the game and relive WoW as it existed in 2004, and because of that, the servers are having a difficult time keeping up. On many realms, players have been greeted by hours-long queues when they attempt to log in, and while that emulates the experience of launch-day World of Warcraft pretty darn well, it isn't exactly ideal.

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Here’s how to play World of Warcraft Classic

Here’s how to play World of Warcraft Classic

Today is a big day for World of Warcraft fans, as Blizzard is launching WoW Classic. WoW Classic is Blizzard's official attempt at (and answer to) vanilla servers that have proven to be popular with WoW fans. With it, fans will be able to play World of Warcraft as it more or less existed shortly after it released in 2004, with no expansions and none of the major modern improvements.

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WoW Classic eases character creation limits, adds realms pre-launch

WoW Classic eases character creation limits, adds realms pre-launch

After a lot of build up, we're quickly approaching the launch of World of Warcraft Classic. The game is set to release later today, and in anticipation of this launch, Blizzard has added new realms and eased restrictions on character creation. If you've got a ton of different characters you'd like to try once WoW Classic releases but you don't want to spread them out across realms, now is your chance to create them.

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You can now play the original Diablo game on web browsers

You can now play the original Diablo game on web browsers

The gaming industry is pretty terrible at preserving its rich history. The hard and thankless work of making sure classic games are still available to future generations is done by third-parties, some of whom even risk lawsuits from companies that are not at all interested in doing that but continue to close off these games to protect their IPs decades after their day in the market. Fortunately, through odd twists in history, the code for the original Diablo has more or less become available to the public, leading to one of the oddest ports of the game: Diablo on the Web.

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Overwatch’s Sigma now live on PTR, abilities detailed

Overwatch’s Sigma now live on PTR, abilities detailed

Yesterday, Blizzard revealed Sigma, the next hero on the way to Overwatch. With that reveal, we only got a trailer showing Sigma's origin story, and it was quite a disturbing look at a man who has had his mind shattered by his scientific pursuits. We figured we wouldn't have to wait long to learn more about Sigma, and we were right, as Blizzard today revealed just what he'll be capable of on the battlefield.

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Blizzard gives us a disturbing look at Sigma, Overwatch’s next hero

Blizzard gives us a disturbing look at Sigma, Overwatch’s next hero

After making something of a bombshell announcement just a few days ago, it's back to business as usual this week for Overwatch. Blizzard has revealed the next character for its team-based shooter, and the company did so in one of the most unsettling ways possible. The new character's name is Sigma, and he's a scientist who can manipulate gravity.

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