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Posts tagged “BlizzCon 2018”

Diablo 4’s early unveiling reportedly axed from BlizzCon

There's still a little oil left to be thrown onto the burning inferno of Diablo Immortal hot takes.¬†According to Kotaku's sources - "two people familiar with Blizzard's plans" - there were plans to quietly announce Diablo 4 at the show, but the studio opted not to as there wasn't much to show so soon into production. For whatever reason, Blizzard decided to run purely with…

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Warcraft 3: Reforged aiming to support all original mods

One detail I'd missed in Friday's announcement of Warcraft III: Reforged is that Blizzard's upcoming remaster should be able to play all the original's player-created maps and modes. Which is great news. WC3 has one of the great forgotten modding scenes, growing so many genres beyond the obvious MOBAs like DotA. Every night for months, my pals and I would play random 'custom games' and…

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Blizzard repeat they’re working on ‘multiple unannounced Diablo projects’

Blizzard have repeated that they have multiple teams work on multiple Diablo things, keeping hope alive for Diablo IV, following Friday's announcement of unexciting mobile game Diablo Immortal. Blizzard had warned beforehand that they weren't ready to talk about all their Diablo projects and that BlizzCon's Diablo news would not be "what many of you are hoping for", and indeed it was not. I don't…

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BlizzCon’s Diablo announcement was a mobile game, not Diablo 4 (obvs)

Ahead of BlizzCon, Blizzard had hinted that they were announcing something Diablo-related but clarified it would not be "what many of you are hoping for". Yeah, but they would say it wasn't Diablo 4 even if it was going to be Diablo 4, wouldn't they? Reader, it was not Diablo 4. Blizzard last night announced Diablo Immortal, a new entry in the action-RPG series... for…

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Warcraft III: Reforged revamping Blizzard’s classic RTS

Having remastered StarCraft last year, Blizzard are now updating another of their classic real-time strategy games: Warcraft III. During BlizzCon today they announced Warcraft III: Reforged, a revamped release of WC3 with redone artwork, UI improvements, and other such modern fancying-up. Wait. Hang on. Warcraft III first came out on 2002? That can't be right. That would mean... oh god, this is a lot to…

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Rastakhan’s Rumble takes Hearthstone trolling in a new expansion

Hearthstone's next expansion is putting on its best faux-Jamaican accent for a big blue throwdown. Launching in December and unveiled at BlizzCon today, Rastakhan's Rumble tells the story (through the act of card-battling) of a once-in-a-generation tribal contest. Trolls from around Azeroth are assembling to beat each other black and (more) blue in order to impress the Loa spirits and King Rastakhan in a big…

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World Of Warcraft Classic launches free for all WoW subscribers in summer 2019

While I bounced off it back in the day, the original incarnation of World Of Warcraft remains beloved by many. Some are even nostalgic for the days of chunky character models and grinding werewolves for a pittance of gold. That, and Barrens chat, although anyone hungry for that is just weird. Today, Blizzard announced that their retro MMO throwback - World Of Warcraft Classic -…

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Overwatch’s next character is lady gunslinger Ashe

The next character coming to Overwatch is a female gunslinger named Ashe, Blizzard announced during BlizzCon today. The leader of the Deadlock Gang and an old acquaintance of McCree, she's armed with a lever-action rifle, carries a double-barrelled shotgun she can 'rocket-jump' with, tosses dynamite-shaped explosives, and summons a honking great robo bandit as her Ultimate ability. I'm always up for gunslinging and rocket-jumping so…

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Heroes Of The Storm is adding an original character, Orphea

After smooshing decades of Blizzard history into mega-crossover MOBA Heroes Of The Storm, the studio have announced that a brand-new, original, never-been-seen character is joining the fight. Orphea, whose title I believe is "Heir of Raven Court and daughter of the Raven Lord", hasn't been in any Blizzard game before, which is... weird? Perhaps they wanted to create a specific type of character and, with…

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Destiny 2 free for keepsies if you grab it now

Activision are giving Destiny 2 away for free right now, yours to keep if you grab it before November 18th. This is the base edition of Bungie's multiplayer looter-shooter, not including its expansions, but that's still a huge hunk of game. And I suppose handy as a demo to see if you want to keep up to speed by buying the DLC. I never played…

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Overwatch is getting a spectator mode for the World Cup

A proper spectator mode is coming to Overwatch, though you'll have to wait a while if you're not interested in the Overwatch World Cup. Game Director Jeff Kaplan broke the news in another of his affable dev videos, where he explains that watching the Cup from in-game will let you poke the camera wherever you like. You'll also be able to comb over the replays,…

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