Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls release date confirmed

By: Martin Gaston Diablo 3 expansion Reaper of Souls will be released on March 25, 2014, developer Blizzard has announced. The expansion will launch on PC and Mac, with the standard edition of the expansion being available for pre-purchase now at $39.99. A copy of Diablo 3 is required to play the expansion. A digital deluxe edition will also be available for $59.99, which features … Continue reading Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls release date confirmed

Blizzard makes a smart choice, delays Warcraft movie to 2016

By: Justin Haywald Back at Blizzcon, Blizzard announced that the movie based on their Warcraft IP would be coming out on December 18, 2015. As an Internet savvy reader of pop culture news, you may have recognized this as an incredibly terrible idea, because that’s the same date slated for Star Wars: Episode VII. Fortunately, Blizzard has come to its senses and realized that going … Continue reading Blizzard makes a smart choice, delays Warcraft movie to 2016

“Significant and exciting” new content coming to World of Warcraft

By Eddie Making Blizzard Entertainment is currently working on “significant and exciting new content” for World of Warcraft, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick said last night during an earnings call. No specific timetable for the release of the new content was provided, though Kotick made his comments when discussing the company’s outlook for 2014. Also during the call, Blizzard president Mike Morhaime said the company … Continue reading “Significant and exciting” new content coming to World of Warcraft

Free-to-play World of Warcraft “makes sense” eventually, Blizzard says

By: Eddie Makuc A free-to-play version of Blizzard Entertainment’s chart-topping massively multiplayer online game World of Warcraft  “makes sense” eventually, lead designer Tom Chilton has said. Speaking with Polygon , Chilton said Blizzard Entertainment is not against the idea of morphing the subscription-based game to a free-to-play model, but continues to have issues with such a business mode switch. “For Blizzard, it makes sense [to go free-to-play] … Continue reading Free-to-play World of Warcraft “makes sense” eventually, Blizzard says

Elder Scrolls Online’s Best Feature Needs To Be A Social One

By: Adam Ma   (@34thGingerbread) Let’s do everyone a favor and sum up the next few months of Elder Scrolls Online developer hype. The game will have exciting dungeons, multiple classes, PvP, player customization, deep combat controls, lots of lore, great graphics and an semi-expansive crafting system (also known as features available in just about every single RPG ever). Sure the fine details may be important, and … Continue reading Elder Scrolls Online’s Best Feature Needs To Be A Social One

Friendship, Romance and Happiness: Growing Up During Gaming’s Social Revolution

By: Adam Ma   (@34thGingerbread) One of the first memories I have of meeting my wife was in a castle. My companions had just cleared the first floor of it’s undead inhabitants and we were moving up its maze-like corridors, old musty bookshelves and dreary decor when we realized that our party wasn’t quite as strong as it should be. We needed an extra sword hand, … Continue reading Friendship, Romance and Happiness: Growing Up During Gaming’s Social Revolution

Blizzard confirms Battle.net hacked

By: Connor Sheridan World of Warcraft and Diablo III maker says encrypted passwords, security question answers, email addresses from players on North American servers were compromised. Battle.net’s internal systems were illegally accessed on August 4 and account information including encrypted passwords and security question answers appear to have been taken. Blizzard said in a security update today that while no evidence so far suggests financial … Continue reading Blizzard confirms Battle.net hacked

World of Warcraft movie loses director

By: Eddie Makuch The World of Warcraft movie has suffered a setback. CraveOnline caught up with Spider-Man director Sam Raimi at Comic-Con last week, where the filmmaker confirmed that he was no longer attached to the forthcoming film based on Blizzard’s massively multiplayer online role-playing game due to his work on Oz: The Great and Powerful. “Actually, they don’t have me directing World of Warcraft … Continue reading World of Warcraft movie loses director

Blizzard showcasing Heart of the Swarm, Pandaria at this year’s Gamescom

By: Laura Parker Blizzard has revealed that it will be showing off the latest World of Warcraft expansion pack, Mists of Pandaria, at this year’s Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. The publisher announced its plans for the August 15-19 public gaming convention this week, revealing it will present the world premiere of Mists of Pandaria’s opening cinematic. The cinematic will play on screens at the Blizzard … Continue reading Blizzard showcasing Heart of the Swarm, Pandaria at this year’s Gamescom

Activision Blizzard for sale?

By: Brendan Sinclair LOS ANGELES–The industry’s largest third-party publisher might be for sale. According to a Bloomberg report, senior executives of Activision Blizzard parent Vivendi are meeting later this month to determine whether they want to sell the telecom giant’s majority stake in the game developer. Citing "people with knowledge of the matter," Bloomberg reports that the Vivendi executive meeting is scheduled for June 22, … Continue reading Activision Blizzard for sale?