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Watch Blizzard's absolutely lore-ful WoW 10-year retrospective

First unveiled at Blizzcon, Blizzard's hour-long World of Warcraft "documentary" celebrates the MMO's upcoming tenth anniversary on November 23. Yup, 10 years, billions of dollars, millions of subscribers, 90 levels, 5 expansion sets and 1 awesome South Park episode. [Image: Comedy Central]...

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Heroes of the Storm getting new characters, maps, beta in January

Blizzard's MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, continues to evolve and change. During the opening ceremony for BlizzCon 2014, company president and CEO Mike Morhaime introduced a new trailer for the game which revealed characters Jaina, Thrall and the Lost Vikings, as well as two new maps: Sky Temple and To...

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Overwatch beta starts in 2015, sign-ups now live

Overwatch, Blizzard's freshly-unveiled team-based shooter, is currently playable in Anaheim for the duration of BlizzCon 2014. If you couldn't make it to this year's celebration of all things Blizzard though, there's still hope; sign-ups for the Overwatch beta are live, and all you need is an activ...

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Who's playing who, what orcs look like in the Warcraft movie

The cast list and associated characters for the upcoming Warcraft film from Legendary Pictures has been revealed by director Duncan Jones and Blizzard SVP of Story and Franchise Development, Chris Metzen. As part of a BlizzCon 2014 panel, the two men - joined by cast and crew from the film - discus...

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Hearthstone expansion Goblins vs Gnomes concocts December release date

Goblins vs Gnomes, the Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft expansion teased at PAX Prime 2014 will shed its digital foil cover this December, Blizzard announced during the opening ceremony of BlizzCon 2014. "We're going back to the beginnings of Warcraft, to a longstanding rivalry between two proud ...

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Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void to debut as standalone game

Like two High Templar Protoss merging to form an Archon, the third installment of the StarCraft 2 saga, StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void, will be comprised of two identities: that of an expansion, and that of a standalone game. In non-game jargon speak, this means that although Legacy of the Void wi...

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Blizzard gives thousands of Hearthstone bots the boot

"Several thousand" bots have been banned from Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft recently, Blizzard revealed in a Battle.net blog. The developer found that the accounts were associated with third-party programs that automate actions within the game, and they will now be banned from the game until 2015...

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StarCraft 2 and the quest for the highest APM

A game like StarCraft 2, popular amongst both casual strategy fans and professional gamers, showcases the large divide between playing a game for fun and for competition. There are seven ranked multiplayer leagues per region globally in StarCraft 2, a daunting number of leaderboards that welcome...

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Hearthstone shuffles to iPhone, Android phones in early 2015

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will reach iPhone and Android phones in early 2015, Blizzard revealed in a blog today. The developer said it is close to issuing versions of the collectible card game to smartphone players, but that "it's become clear that we need a little more time to get that versi...

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Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition grants week-long XP, loot buffs

Console dungeon crawlers still searching for loot in Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition could have a big week – A recent post from Blizzard Community Manager Lylirra details week-long buffs running from 3 a.m. EST October 10 - 17, with advantages varying depending on whether you're a previous or...

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