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Overwatch’s Anniversary event returns with week-long free trial

Overwatch’s Anniversary event returns with week-long free trial

Believe it or not, Overwatch is about to turn three years old. As it does every year on the anniversary of its launch, Blizzard will be hosting an in-game event that'll see various seasonal modes return for the duration. Of course, this is also a good chance for you to unlock some skins that you may have missed during previous events, so if you're a relatively new player, the anniversary event will be a chance to play catch up when it comes to cosmetics.

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Blizzard to World of Warcraft Classic players: Those bugs aren’t bugs

Blizzard to World of Warcraft Classic players: Those bugs aren’t bugs

Though World of Warcraft Classic won't be widely available until later this year, many players received access to the game via its beta launch last week. Days later, Blizzard has published a list of non-issues that players keep reporting as bugs, advising these players that 'the nature' of the game 'sometimes invokes different memories for different players...' Those discrepancies have resulted in some players perceiving normal gameplay as buggy.

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World of Warcraft Classic finally has a release date

World of Warcraft Classic finally has a release date

The Blizzard faithful have been waiting for World of Warcraft Classic to get a release for quite some time. WoW Classic was first revealed back at BlizzCon 2017, and ever since then, Blizzard has stuck to a rather vague "summer 2019" release date. Today the long wait finally ended, with Blizzard revealing that World of Warcraft Classic will be out in August.

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Hearthstone update Rise of Shadows release just went live

Hearthstone update Rise of Shadows release just went live

This morning Hearthstone's latest expansion Rise of Shadows went live around the world. This event and change-over went live at 10AM Pacific Time, Noon Central Time. This update also marks the end of the Year of the Raven and begins the Year of the Dragon! This is easily the biggest changing of the guard for Hearthstone since... the game switched to Raven.

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Classic Warcraft games go digital for the first time ever today

Classic Warcraft games go digital for the first time ever today

Well, that was fast: it was only a few weeks ago that Blizzard brought the original Diablo to GOG, saying at the time that digital releases of Warcraft and Warcraft 2 would follow. Today is the big day apparently, because both titles have appeared on GOG. This marks the first time either game has been available digitally, so if you've got a nostalgic itch you need to scratch, you can now do so without having to track down a game disc first.

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Hearthstone’s new set may bring back some classic combos

Hearthstone’s new set may bring back some classic combos

The Hearthstone expansion "Rise of Shadows" has a quickly impending release date, and today we're getting to know what the set will contain. Inside the mix provided by this set are a couple new sorts of cards, new artwork, and new 1-player content. But what I'm most interested in right now is the return of some cards and features in the form of "callbacks."

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Microsoft ports DirectX 12 to Windows 7 for World of Warcraft

Microsoft ports DirectX 12 to Windows 7 for World of Warcraft

Talk about sending mixed messages. Microsoft has recently reminded its customers that Windows 7 support is ending next year and is going to start nagging them to upgrade to Windows 10. At GDC 2019, however, it is seemingly giving gamers a reason not to upgrade yet. It boasts that it has just made a critical part of DirectX 12 available on a version of an operating system it will soon abandon, all for the sake of courting Activision Blizzard's World of Warcraft players.

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Original Diablo kicks off classic Blizzard re-releases on GOG

Original Diablo kicks off classic Blizzard re-releases on GOG

If you've got a soft spot for Blizzard's classic games from the 1990s, then here's some good news: Blizzard is bringing some of those titles to GOG. The release of these classic titles begins today with the original Diablo, marking the first time it's been available digitally. If you're one of the many who got started with the series with Diablo 2 and you've wanted to see how it all began, this is likely the best chance you'll get.

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Hearthstone card nerfs and HoF: No more even, no more odd!

Hearthstone card nerfs and HoF: No more even, no more odd!

There's a lot about to change in the next major update to Hearthstone with the Year of the Dragon! Updates to formats, new sets, and a whole lot of major knockouts! Some new cards and some old cards are getting moved to the "Hall of Fame" with this new expansion. Easily the two most major of these are both Baku the Mooneater and Genn Greymane. It's time to head back to an age where we didn't need to think about overpowered Hero Powers again, hooray!

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The next Hearthstone update details warp the game

The next Hearthstone update details warp the game

When the next Hearthstone update is released, it'll change the whole game - for real. For the first time in Hearthstone's history, said Blizzard, there'll be a new "continuous story told across all three expansions." These expansions will be released over the course of the next Hearthstone "year" - that being the Year of the Dragon. This update will start in May of this year with the first replayable "Solo Adventure" - new to Hearthstone in its entirety.

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Here’s what Overwatch’s newest healer Baptiste can do

Here’s what Overwatch’s newest healer Baptiste can do

Well that didn't take very long: shortly after revealing Overwatch's 30th hero, Baptiste, with an origin trailer, Blizzard has revealed what he's actually capable of. As his origin story suggested, Baptiste is a support hero and will be joining the likes of Mercy, Ana, Brigette, and Moira. He isn't all about healing, however, as he can enable his team when it comes to dishing out damage.

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Overwatch’s next hero, Baptiste, revealed as a combat medic

Overwatch’s next hero, Baptiste, revealed as a combat medic

You Overwatch support mains have reason to be excited today, as Blizzard has revealed that the next hero joining the Overwatch roster is a combat medic named Baptiste. At the moment, we've only got a lore trailer for Baptiste, which means that information about his abilities isn't available just yet. Still, the arrival of this trailer means those important details can't be very far off.

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