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 →
If you live in the northeast region of the United States, you’re probably beginning to see the first snowfall of what could be an unprecedented blizzard. But don’t panic! In this article, we’re going to help you make it through this storm alive, without losing your mind in the process.
Below, we’ve collected some of the gadgets you’ll absolutely want to have on hand before the blizzard sweeps in on Monday night, as well as a few precautions worth taking in case the power goes out. More →
Hearthstone took the gaming world by storm this year when it launched on the iPad, ushering in thousands of new players and topping the charts on the App Store for weeks. There’s no question that Blizzard’s take on the collectible card game has been a phenomenon, but Hearthstone is about to take another step forward with the release of its biggest content update ever on PC and iPad, featuring 30 new cards and a brand new single-player adventure mode called Curse of Naxxramas. More →
Blizzard announced on Wednesday that its free-to-play collectible card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, is finally rolling out worldwide for the iPad. Hearthstone has been available on the iPad in select regions for a few weeks, but April 16th represents the app’s official international launch. The app supports the 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation iPads as well as the iPad mini, Retina iPad mini and iPad Air. More →
While Blizzard is far from releasing its any of its Warcraft games on mobile devices, the company has come up with a card game based on the characters of Warcraft, that’s currently available on iPad in selected markets, Mac and PC. Additionally, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft versions for iPhone, Windows tablet and Android will be available in the near future, according to the company. More →
World of Warcraft players who don’t want to spend all the extra time to level their characters will have the option to buy level 90 character boosts for $60 directly from Blizzard, the company has confirmed to Euro Gamer. The move makes game play even more convenient for those players that don’t want to keep wasting time leveling. A single level 90 character boost is available free of charge to players who buy the Warlords of Draenor expansion, but that may not be enough for some gamers. More →
Anyone who plays Starcraft, World of Warcraft or Diablo online will likely need to change their passwords soon, as Blizzard (ATVI) on Thursday acknowledged that millions of its users’ Battle.net accounts have been hacked. In a question-and-answer session posted on its official website, Blizzard said that users’ email addresses, secret security question answers, cryptographically-scrambled passwords and other key information was stolen by an unidentified hacker. Blizzard said that it has seen no evidence yet to suggest that this information has been used by the hacker, or that the hacker had shared the information with any third parties. All the same, the company is encouraging its users to change their passwords as soon as possible. More →
Blizzard on Wednesday announced that Diablo III sold 3.5 million copies in its first 24 hours of availability, making it the fastest-selling PC game of all time. In addition, another 1.2 million copies were given to World of Warcraft users who signed up for Blizzard’s Annual Pass. Based on the company’s internal numbers and data from key distribution partners, Blizzard estimates that more than 6.3 million copies of its hack-and-slash role playing game were sold during its first week of availability. “We’re definitely thrilled that so many people around the world were excited to pick up their copy of Diablo III and jump in the moment it went live,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, who went on to apologize for the instability many players faced when attempting to log into the Diablo III servers on launch day. “I want to reaffirm our commitment to make sure the millions of Diablo III players out there have a great experience with the game moving forward, and I also want to thank them for their ongoing support.” Blizzard’s press release follows below. More →
The world’s most subscribed-to MMORPG may be coming soon to a mobile device near you. World of Warcraft’s senior producer John Lagrave sat down with Eurogamer to discuss the future of the ever-changing gaming industry. “Maybe we’ll stumble on the great way to put WOW on the phone – maybe we won’t, but we’re certainly looking into it,” Lagrave said. “We won’t do it until we think it’s decent. But it’s interesting and the world is evolving towards [the iPhone]. It would be foolish for any game developer to not be looking at that.” Having a large game such as WoW ported to a touch-based mobile device wouldn’t come without its fair share of problems. As Gameloft’s Order & Chaos has shown, however, MMORPGs are definitely doable on portable devices. Blizzard’s only WoW app for the time being is called Mobile Armory, and it only allows users to view a character’s armor and manage auctions. “What we’ve done with WOW on mobile devices is very simplistic: view the armory, you check your auctions,” Lagrave said. “When we have an epiphany, everyone will know. But for now, no epiphany!” More →
Blizzard on Thursday announced that its highly anticipated follow-up to the hit game Diablo II will be available on May 15th. Digital copies of Diablo III can be pre-ordered starting Thursday for $59.99. The game’s story picks up twenty years after its predecessor, and a new generation of heroes must now face the forces of evil. Players will be able to choose from a barbarian, a monk, a demon hunter, a witch doctor and a wizard. Blizzard’s fast-paced hack and slash action role-playing game will be available at retailers throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. The digital version will be available in Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Brazil as well, but gamers in Latin American countries and Russia will have to wait until June 7th. Read on for Blizzard’s press release. More →