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Just like that, Activision Blizzard games are leaving GeForce Now

Just like that, Activision Blizzard games are leaving GeForce Now

It was only a week ago that GeForce Now launched to the masses, but at a time when momentum is crucial, the service is suffering a big blow. NVIDIA has revealed that Activision Blizzard will be pulling all of its games from the service. We're not sure why the company has decided to drop support for GeForce Now, but we do know that players aren't happy about it.

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WarCraft 3: Reforged fixes promises, refunds silently offered

WarCraft 3: Reforged fixes promises, refunds silently offered

Remasters both excitement and dread for fans. There's the anticipation of updated content for modern sensibilities coupled with the dread that things will never be the same again. That was what WarCraft III fans may have felt with the announcement of the Reforged remaster and, unfortunately for both fans and Blizzard, the release delivered mostly the latter. Now the studio is addressing some of the concerns raised while not so openly giving disillusioned buyers a chance to get their money back.

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WarCraft 3: Reforged bags lowest Metacritic score from review bombing

WarCraft 3: Reforged bags lowest Metacritic score from review bombing

There's no pleasing everyone and that's particularly true in the entertainment industry. It's true for movies and TV shows and definitely for games. Sometimes, however, a game bombs so spectacularly that there are not enough words for it. So, instead, it gets the lowest possible user rating on Metacritic, despite WarCraft III: Reforged pedigree of being "remastered" from one of the most popular Blizzard games of all time.

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Overwatch Hero Pools test will disable some heroes in competitive games

Overwatch Hero Pools test will disable some heroes in competitive games

Blizzard is planning to address feedback about its hit game Overwatch with a new test that will prevent competitive games from getting repetitive (for viewers). Starting with this competitive season, Blizzard will disable some characters during competitions, forcing teams to shake up which characters they play with and keep things interesting. Similar methods are used by other popular games, though Blizzard has been criticized for moving slowly in this regard.

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Warcraft 3: Reforged is here and gamers don’t seem happy

Warcraft 3: Reforged is here and gamers don’t seem happy

For more than a year, Blizzard has been building up to the release of Warcraft 3: Reforged. Blizzard has been tapping its classic games a lot in recent years, releasing both StarCraft Remastered and WoW Classic ahead of Warcraft 3: Reforged, so expectations were certainly high for this game. Unfortunately, it seems that Blizzard has failed to meet those expectations, as there's a lot of unrest in the Warcraft community at the moment.

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Google and Activision Blizzard ink major multi-year esports deal

Google and Activision Blizzard ink major multi-year esports deal

Google and Activision Blizzard have announced a major new multi-year esports deal that will, among other things, make YouTube the exclusive global streaming partner for live esports broadcasts involving games like Call of Duty, Hearthstone, and Overwatch. The only exception is in China, according to the companies, which refer to this deal as a 'strategic relationship.'

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Overwatch Lunar New Year 2020 brings a load of new skins

Overwatch Lunar New Year 2020 brings a load of new skins

It's that time of the year again: Blizzard has launched the Overwatch Lunar New Year 2020 event, offering a large number of new skins that are unlockable by completing challenges. The game is celebrating the Year of the Rat with a new brawl mode called 'Capture the Flag Blitz,' which is a version of the regular Capture the Flag mode that moves the flags much closer to each other.

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Overwatch 2 release details seemingly leaked by PlayStation Brazil

Overwatch 2 release details seemingly leaked by PlayStation Brazil

One of the biggest announcements of BlizzCon 2019 was that of Overwatch 2. Blizzard didn't give us a reveal date for Overwatch 2, and unlike some other companies, Blizzard games can sometimes take years in between reveal and launch. In short: While many might hope that Overwatch 2 is coming out at some point in 2020, it could very well be a longer wait.

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Warcraft 3: Reforged finally has a release date – and also a delay

Warcraft 3: Reforged finally has a release date – and also a delay

Way back at BlizzCon 2018, Blizzard revealed Warcraft 3: Reforged, which is a remake of the game for the modern era. At the time, Blizzard said that the game would be out in 2019, and given the timing of its announcement, most of probably figured that meant "late 2019." We've gone through almost entire year without word on Reforged's release date, but that all changed this week.

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Diablo 4 release date: Blizzard coy on just when it’s coming out

Diablo 4 release date: Blizzard coy on just when it’s coming out

It really wasn't too much of a surprise to see Diablo 4 headline BlizzCon 2019 over the weekend. The game has been the subject of rumors for a long time, and in the past years or so, those rumors and reports have really ramped u[. Unfortunately, the game's appearance at BlizzCon doesn't mean we're closing in on release - on the contrary, it sounds like it'll be a long time before Diablo 4 is out.

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Blizzard did not just apologize for Hong Kong

Blizzard did not just apologize for Hong Kong

China was watching as Blizzard Entertainment president J. Allen Brack walked onstage today at BlizzCon. Knowing full well that this event might be overshadowed by the biggest Blizzard-related news of the latter half of the year, Brack began the first major presentation of the event with what might've appeared to be an apology. He did use the word "sorry", but he did not use the words "China" or "Hong Kong" whatsoever.

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Overwatch 2 confirmed with big focus on co-op content

Overwatch 2 confirmed with big focus on co-op content

Diablo 4 wasn't the only big reveal of BlizzCon 2019's opening ceremony, as Blizzard also announced Overwatch 2. Rumors and whispers heading into BlizzCon 2019 suggested such a reveal was going to happen, and it turns out they were right. Overwatch 2 will apparently put a heavier emphasis on PvE content, though fans who enjoy Overwatch's PvP modes will be taken care of as well.

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