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Blizzard boss responds to lack of diversity in games, marketing

Every few years the lumbering entity that is Blizzard forgets its demographics and diverse player base and goes on an apology tour. The latest one comes courtesy of the male-heavy marketing for World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, a potentially tone-deaf April Fool's joke and pivoting on a...

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Blizzard's Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas targeted for July

Hearthstone players have been climbing the walls and experimenting with Warrior decks (ew, gross!), waiting for the launch of the Curse of Naxxramas expansion, which will hopefully occur sometime next month. "Just wanted to give everyone a head's up that we are currently targeting to release...

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Destiny beta 'begins late July' on Xbox systems

The Destiny beta takes off on Xbox One and 360 in late July, according to a trailer on the Xbox One dashboard. As per PS3 and PS4, players get beta codes by pre-ordering Bungie's shooter, while an Xbox Live Gold subscription is also required. The Destiny beta is scheduled for a PlayStation...

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Diablo 3 version 2.1.0 introduces Seasons mode, Greater Rifts

Blizzard has outlined the changes that will soon roll out as part of Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls' upcoming 2.1.0 patch, including a new "Seasons" mode that offers a number of unique quests and challenges. When playing as a Seasons-enabled character, players will roll back to level 1 at the start...

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Make space for Destiny's PlayStation-exclusive content [update]

As revealed during E3, Bungie's Destiny comes with a bundle of exclusive content at launch on PlayStation systems. Now Sony's detailed what that content comprises, and in short it's guns, gear, maps and ships - everything a Spaceman Spiff could need. The multiplayer shooter's platform-exclusive...

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Destiny's alpha is a survivor, still playable for now

The Destiny alpha is ongoing past its scheduled close time, and Bungie seems prepared to run the first-look program a little longer. The alpha was due to end at 12AM PT/3AM ET this morning, but at the time of writing we confirmed it remains playable and active. Earlier today, Bungie tweeted,...

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Duncan Jones: Filming on Warcraft is now complete

Though it won't hit theaters until March of 2016, director (and David Bowie progeny) Duncan Jones has announced that filming on the World of Warcraft movie adaptation is now complete. "Final day on Warcraft now officially... wrapped!! Off to bed for 3 hours before a meeting in the AM....

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Vivendi to sell $850 million in Activision Blizzard stock

French multimedia company Vivendi has been steadily distancing itself from Activision Blizzard for awhile now, but a new sale brings Vivendi's stake in the House That Warcraft & Call of Duty Built down to just six percent. The $850 million deal is expected to close May 28, provided there are no...

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Diablo 3 retains Legendary birthday buff, crowd goes wild

Blizzard realizes if you give a mouse a Legendary cookie, he's gonna want more Legendary cookies. So, "due to the overwhelming popularity" of last week's birthday buff, Diablo 3 will retain the doubled drop rate for Legendary items even when the buff ends today. Huzzah! That's for PC and Mac...

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Take a quick loot at Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls on PS4

Diablo 3 debuts on PS4 and Xbox One on August 19 in the Ultimate Evil Edition, which is also headed to PS3 and Xbox 360. If the thought gets you tingly in your legendaries, sit back and sip your morning cocoa with a minute or so of footage from the PS4 version. [Image: Activision-Blizzard]...

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