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World of Warcraft Classic release details begin to spill

World of Warcraft Classic release details begin to spill

BlizzCon 2018 is underway, and during the opening ceremony, the company spent a little bit of time talking about World of Warcraft Classic. Those who watched BlizzCon 2017's opening ceremony will know that World of Warcraft Classic is essentially Blizzard's own take on vanilla WoW servers. Today, a year after that initial reveal, we got a better idea of when World of Warcraft Classic will be arriving.

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World of Warcraft Classic demo has these restrictions

World of Warcraft Classic demo has these restrictions

One of the most tempting bonuses that come along with the BlizzCon virtual ticket this year is a demo for World of Warcraft Classic. This is the same demo that will be available on the show floor, so those who are staying home this year won't miss out on their chance to check out the game. However, we're learning today that the World of Warcraft Classic demo is going to launch with some restrictions.

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BlizzCon 2018 opening ceremony: What to expect and where to watch

BlizzCon 2018 opening ceremony: What to expect and where to watch

Today is a big day for Blizzard fans, as BlizzCon 2018 officially gets underway. BlizzCon 2018 will begin with an opening ceremony not entirely unlike the reveal events various device makers like to hold throughout the year, and it's during this ceremony that most of BlizzCon's big announcements will be made. If you're not attending in person or watching with a virtual ticket, you're going to miss out on the deep-dive panels that happen throughout the weekend, but everyone will be able to watch the opening ceremony for free.

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World of Warcraft Classic demo: get an early look inside

World of Warcraft Classic demo: get an early look inside

BlizzCon 2018 is almost here, and this year Blizzard is treating its dedicated fans that purchase the Virtual Ticket to a demo for the upcoming World of Warcraft Classic, a new version of the MMO that's based specifically on how it was back in 2016. Virtual Ticket holders have been able to pre-load the demo this week, but it's not open to players until the event's keynote presentation on November 2nd. However, that hasn't stopped one clever YouTuber from getting inside and taking an early peek at what's available.

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Overwatch World Cup Viewer gives spectators the camera

Overwatch World Cup Viewer gives spectators the camera

Esports is no longer sports just in name. Professional sports organizations and even schools are taking this highly competitive and lucrative market quite seriously. But not all of us can be players. Some are content just being spectators, though most probably wish they could fly around the map like those pro commentators. Well soon they can, at least as far as Overwatch is concerned. In time for the upcoming Blizzcon, Blizzard will launch a bets Viewer mode that will turn spectators into silent commentators and witnesses.

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PowerA Nintendo Switch ‘Diablo 3’ controller arrives at GameStop

PowerA Nintendo Switch ‘Diablo 3’ controller arrives at GameStop

PowerA has unveiled a new wireless controller for the Nintendo Switch that features Diablo 3 artwork. The controllers will be available exclusively through game retailer GameStop, which is now accepting preorders for the model. Buyers will officially be able to get the controller on November 2 when Diablo 3: Eternal Collection arrives.

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Hearthstone NERFs confirmed: Poor Giggling Inventor!

Hearthstone NERFs confirmed: Poor Giggling Inventor!

Today Blizzard confirmed a number of changes to several new or nearly-new Hearthstone cards that've become a bit too powerful. This isn't a new occurrence - Blizzard changes the costs of cards and/or switches the power of cards every once in a while to bring balance to the force. Or the game - whichever. In this most recent set of switches, Blizzard's Hearthstone gameplay specialists took on Giggling Inventor, Mana Wyrm, and Aviana.

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Blizzard: No Diablo 3 cross-play in the near future

Blizzard: No Diablo 3 cross-play in the near future

Blizzard fans have a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks, with the developer's annual BlizzCon event kicking off on November 2nd. As they do every year, the company will make announcements for their biggest games, including World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Diablo. In the case of the latter, some big news is expected this year, as the game's "What's Next?" panel is scheduled for the first day. Unfortunately, Blizzard has confirmed what isn't coming next, and that's the recent news that multi-platform cross-play for Diablo III is on the way.

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Blizzard clarifies Diablo leak, says ‘Reign of Terror’ is not a thing

Blizzard clarifies Diablo leak, says ‘Reign of Terror’ is not a thing

Blizzard fans, specifically Diablo players, had a lot to be excited about over the last day, as several new items listed on the developer's online store featured the name "Diablo Reign of Terror." These were at first believed to have been revealed a bit early, and considered leaks of an announcement to come at this year's BlizzCon event. Blizzard has been quick to speak out, however, and says the merchandise and its name is in no way related to a new Diablo title.

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Diablo Reign of Terror: Is this Blizzard’s next big game?

Diablo Reign of Terror: Is this Blizzard’s next big game?

This week the folks at the Blizzard merchandise shop may've leaked more than they intended with a few new products. It's just as likely that this is the name of the company's newest initiative in multi-platform Diablo goods and entertainment. Earlier this year it was reported by Blizzard that they'd be bringing Diablo madness to the world in multiple forms soon - and through the next year - so anything is possible, really.

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LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion arrives as a limited collectible kit

LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion arrives as a limited collectible kit

LEGO has launched a new set featuring the character Bastion from Overwatch. The product is being sold exclusively by Blizzard through its online shop, where buyers can get the building kit for $25 USD. The plastic figure is fairly small when completed, the entire LEGO kit feature 182 pieces. The launch follows teasers Blizzard released in August.

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Blizzard president exits but there’s great news for gamers

Blizzard president exits but there’s great news for gamers

It's a day of big changes for Blizzard, as Mike Morhaime has announced that he's stepping down from his role as president of the company. Morhaime has been with Blizzard since the beginning, being one of the company's co-founders along with Allen Adham and Frank Pearce. Blizzard has enjoyed a lot of success with Morhaime at the helm, so this can definitely be viewed as the end of an era for the company.

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