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Hearthstone World Championships to award $250K to top players

Blizzard will award $250,000 in prizes to the winners of its upcoming Hearthstone World Championships, including a $100,000 prize reserved for the top overall player. Blizzard will choose 16 players worldwide to square off in the final round of its competitive card game tournament, with four...

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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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Diablo 3 celebrates turning 2 years old with a birthday buff

Happy birthday, Diablo 3! Today marks the two-year anniversary of your arrival into this world, and in a few days time it will be the two-year anniversary of when anyone got to play you. Hooray! Aw, don't take any notice, Diablo 3. 15 million people came to your party, and that number's only...

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Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition reaps into consoles in August

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition is coming to PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS3 on August 19, Blizzard announced this morning. The action-RPG's new console edition includes the Reaper of Souls expansion, and represents the debut of Diablo 3 on Microsoft and Sony's new systems. It's...

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Activision's Q1 2014 is so good it's raising 2014's outlook

Activision's net revenue in Q1 2014 was $1.11 billion, higher than its expected $885 million, but lower than Q1 2013's $1.32 billion. Activision is raising its net revenue outlook for calendar year 2014 from $4 billion to $4.22 billion. "The increase in Activision Blizzard's GAAP outlook for...

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Blizzard releases The Lost Vikings, Rock 'n Roll Racing, Blackthorne for free

While Blizzard today is best known for its crafts - Warcraft, StarCraft, DemonKillerCraft Diablo - once upon a time it also was a studio represented by three vikings who explored a colorful, albeit dangerous, world. Now, those vikings have come home. The Lost Vikings, Rock 'n Roll Racing and...

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Hearthmind brings the 'Twitch Plays' phenomenon to Hearthstone

Ever since Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft launched on PC and Mac in March, we've been asking ourselves one question: How would this strategic card game behave if a democratic octopus were in control? That question is now partially answered thanks to Hearthmind, a website that blends Blizzard's CCG...

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Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls soundtrack now available

The epic soundtrack from Blizzard's first Diablo 3 expansion is upon us, featuring such cheery song titles as "Paths of the Drowned" and, sure-to-be wedding first dance fave, "Blood for Blood." The Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls soundtrack is available via iTunes for $9.99 (or $1.29 per song, because...

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