The best PC games ever The best PC games of 2018 so far Best graphics cards 2018 Best free games Rainbow Six Siege operators guide Monster Hunter: World guide

Posts tagged “BlizzCon”

Fan ’em up: BlizzCon 2018 tickets go on sale in May

This year's BlizzCon will run November 2-3, Blizzard have confirmed, and the first round of tickets will go on sale on May 9th. BlizzCon is their annual fan convention in California, with panels, tournaments, and events for all their big games. It always brings some big announcements too, setting up the year of Blizzard to come. For people who can't get there, Blizzard will also…

Tagged with , , , , , , , , , .

Overwatch Open Winners Will Nab $100,000 This Week

One of the biggest tournaments so far of Overwatch [official site] is happening this week, with a total prize pool of $300,000. We told you about it a couple of months ago but, silly you, you’ve forgotten. The Overwatch Open has already seen one day of North American regionals, kicking off yesterday, with the second day of games happening right now. But Europe and the…

Tagged with , , , , , .

Feature:

StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops To Come In 2016

StarCraft II: Legacy Of The Void [official site] is the third and final installment of the StarCraft II trilogy and it's out this coming week - November 10, to be exact. Naturally, you might've assumed this would mark the end of StarCraft for the time being, that after this one we'd have to wait a while for the next, if there was to be another…

Tagged with , , , , .

Feature:

Heroes Of The Storm Gets A Pro Tournament Next Year

BlizzCon 2015 has been good to Heroes Of The Storm [official site], it seems. Not only will it soon receive three brand new characters, an Arena mode and a new battleground, the Heroes Of The Storm Global Championship Circuit will run in 2016 playing host to three competitive events throughout the year. Oh, and Blizzard are also working to replace the game's matchmaking system in…

Tagged with , , .

Feature:

World Of Warcraft: Legion Gets Shiny Launch Trailer

After being announced in August, Legion - the upcoming World Of Warcraft [official site] expansion - has received a launch trailer ahead of its summer release next year. It's pretty and shiny and so CGI-infused that it could give the series' real-life movie cinematic that dropped on Friday a run for its money. Check it out in all its four and a bit minutes-long glory…

Tagged with , , , , .

Feature:

Hearthstone: The League Of Explorers Single-player Expansion To Launch November 12

Calling all you creative card configuratorists: a new single-player Hearthstone [official site] expansion is on its way. Announced at BlizzCon 2015 this very weekend, The League Of Explorers will bring with it 45 new cards and will launch its first wing on November 12. That's next week! Hop below for more details and a trailer.

Tagged with , , , , .

Success Story: World Of Warcraft Documentary

Looking For Group, a new World of Warcraft documentary, is as earnest as the late Jim Varney. It's a sixty minute reflection on the first ten years of the giant of MMORPGs and as it was created in-house at Blizzard, it's all about the good times. Creators and players alike fondly reminisce and the whole thing almost collapses into a blackhole of backslapping self-aggrandisement around…

Tagged with , , , , , .

BlizzCon Keynote: Heroes Of The Storm MOBA Detailed

Blizzard Convention Two Thousand And Thirteen Anno Domini Year Of Our Metzen is upon us. Shortened to "BlizzCon" despite the svelte elegance of its full name, the show is Blizzard's favorite place for new announcements. I am sitting in a very prickly chair in gaming's most cavernous convention hall, and I'll be writing about and recording what happens all weekend. First up, Blizzard's repeatedly reinvented…

Tagged with , , , , .

BlizzConCaliNov

Even though no-one plays games with a keyboard and mouse anymore, Blizzard's annual fan-con somehow attracts huge crowds and helps the Activision-owned developer to earn All The Money from PC games. They've just announced the 2013 (and seventh annual) Blizzcon, due this November in Anaheim, California, the United States of America, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave, origin of sausage and chocolate chip…

Tagged with , , .

BlizzBoss Calls BlizzCon Video Unacceptable

You probably noticed the brouhaha that emerged last week, after GayGamer and, in turn, RPS reported on a very strange decision by Blizzard, to include an outburst many could only interpret as homophobic, during BlizzCon. After one of the less pleasant comments thread RPS has witnessed, and much discussion internet-wide, Blizzard have issued a proper apology. (This happened a few days ago, but we've realised…

Tagged with , , .

BlizzCon’s Peculiar Homophobic Moment

It's an uphill struggle to convince those outside the games industry that it is, in some ways, a mature medium for mature, thoughtful people. Clearly the most difficult element of that hill is the incredible immaturity and thoughtless nature of so much of the games industry. You need not look far in any direction to see examples of sexism (the PC has yet to be…

Tagged with , , , .

Competitive Clicking: Starcraft II Tournament

It seems like only last week that I found myself watching men playing Countertstrike and wondering how they came to be so good at man-shooting and here I am today watching two people playing Starcraft 2, which makes me realise how bad I am at mouse-clicking. These people though? Very good at mouse-clicking. They're playing in the Grand Final of Blizzcon's Starcraft 2 tournament and…

Tagged with , , , , .

Orange County Drops: Blizzcon Tickets Dated

In case anyone's confused, when I say "dated" I don't mean "Taken out for a meal and a movie with the sole intention of getting inside their flowery undergarments" but "the dates of when they'll be available to buy has been released". There's two blocks being released, on June 2nd and June 5th, at 7pm and 10am respectively. They'll cost - gasp - $150 dollars…

Tagged with , .

Blizzcon: Pay-for-Customisation in WoW confirmed

Man, I'm totally stealing this story from videogaming247. Hell, I've even stole the image from videogaming247. But at least I've given a working link back Warcry, who covered the press conference where the following was revealed... When asked to expand upon a button found by sifting through the Lich King beta's data files named "Paid Character Customization," Brack initially hesitated to give any answer at…

Tagged with , , , .