On Thursday, the company announced that over 7 million players had blown each other up in Overwatch since the game launched on May 24th, compiling more than 19 million hours of total playing time in the process.
Overwatch, like many of Blizzard’s games, is the culmination of a genre.
World of Warcraft is the biggest MMO of all time, StarCraft is the high-water mark for strategy games and Hearthstone has no close competitors.
Now Overwatch has come to dominate the FPS landscape, and with a solid core gameplay loop, a colorful roster of characters and just enough content to charge full price, it might have already accomplished its goal.
Following months of anticipation, Blizzard’s new game Overwatch launched this week. Born out of the wreckage of a scrapped project known internally as Titan, Overwatch is a team-based first-person shooter in which players can choose from 21 different characters, each with their own special weapons and abilities.
Later today, Blizzard will launch the third major expansion for Hearthstone, titled Whispers of the Old Gods. As with previous expansions, Whispers of the Old Gods will add a new card pack to the store with 134 new cards to collect, but before you start spending, you should know that you can get your first several packs for free. More →
Just as predicted, Winter Storm Jonas turned out to be a massive blizzard that hit the East Cost hard over the weekend with an almost record-breaking amount of snow. Jonas is now the second-biggest snowstorm in New York City history and its 26.8 inches of snow crippled the city’s streets. But not all people stayed indoors during the weekend, and some of them found creative ways to do winter sports out in the streets. More →
A winter storm is coming to the Northeastern United States. As per usual, many of the headlines have been inflammatory and hyperbolized, but there’s no reason to panic. Just make sure your home is stocked with all the necessities, keep a tab or two open in your browser with your favorite weather sites and make a bowl of chili.
And remember, while you’re tucked away all warm and cozy, some other sap is slipping on an ice patch.
If you’re in the Northeastern United States, you’re likely aware that the first massive snow storm of the winter season is currently bearing down on your city. According to the latest forecasts, the storm is expected to hit some areas late tonight and last through Saturday night into Sunday, so you’re going to want to keep track of the storm all weekend long.
Thankfully, in times like these, the Internet is your friend. More →
The Northeast has had an unfathomably mild winter so far, but all that ends this weekend when more than a foot of snow is scheduled to sweep across the region from Washington DC up to Philadelphia, New York and beyond. It’s difficult to complain when the temperature was in the high 50s as recently as a week ago, but that won’t make the 12+ inches of snow heading toward the region any less painful to deal with once this upcoming blizzard slams us this weekend.
Are you prepared for the storm? Do you have everything you need in case you get snowed in? And what happens if you lose power? This post will serve as your survival guide, so you should probably go ahead and bookmark it right now. More →
Hearthstone is one of my favorite games in years. I complete my daily quests every day of the week, I pore over upcoming cards when Blizzard (finally) announces a new adventure or expansion, and I check HearthPwn on a weekly basis to make sure my decks are up to snuff in an increasingly cutthroat meta.
But as I opened my 31 packs from The Grand Tournament expansion on Monday with the gold I’d been saving up for over two months, I couldn’t help but wonder why Blizzard refuses to give its always-growing player base a chance to catch up. More →
Believe it or not, Blizzard has been working on more than just Hearthstone over the past several months. On Monday, the developer revealed that Heroes of the Storm, its take on the MOBA genre, will officially launch on June 2nd after entering into its technical alpha phase just over a year ago. More →
Although the blizzard last night wasn’t quite as historic or catastrophic as meteorologists had predicted, many northerners are still likely stuck at home while their cities power back on throughout the day.
If you’re in one of those cities, you’re probably looking for something to do today, which is why we’ve put together a list of highlights from the release schedule on Netflix over the last couple of month to check out while you sit around the house with all of that food and alcohol you bought to get you through the “storm of the century.” More →