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WoW: Shadowlands Chains of Domination 9.1.0 PTR patch notes released
WoW: Shadowlands Chains of Domination 9.1.0 PTR patch notes released
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands players can begin to get excited about the upcoming Chains of Domination, because Blizzard Entertainment has finally released the patch notes for 9.1.0 on the PTR.
Hearthstone Esports Suspends Player Following Abuse Allegations
Hearthstone Esports Suspends Player Following Abuse Allegations
Hearthstone Esports announced today that it has suspended one of the game’s Grandmaster tournament players, Paul “Zalae” Nemeth, following allegations of domestic abuse.
The best Diablo 3 season 23 builds
The best Diablo 3 season 23 builds
Want to know what the best builds are for each class in Diablo 3 season 23? With the new companions update, a lot has changed when it comes to speccing your followers with decent skills, but it’s important not to forget about your own character’s build. Each one of the playable characters in Diablo 3 has tons of ways that you can mix up their skills, passives, and equipment to turn them into a damage dealing machine.
You Might Be Able To Play Diablo II: Resurrected This Weekend
You Might Be Able To Play Diablo II: Resurrected This Weekend
If you haven’t signed up for a chance to play Diablo II: Resurrected early, you should get on that: Blizzard just announced plans to hold a private alpha test on PC over the weekend. Read more...
The WoW Classic Burning Crusade Beta Is Live, If You're Into That Sort Of Thing
The WoW Classic Burning Crusade Beta Is Live, If You're Into That Sort Of Thing
Look I don’t know why folks are excited to replay Blizzard’s first attempt at a World of Warcraft expansion, with its endless walking and “kill x of y” quests, but if you’ve opted-in for the World of Warcraft Classic Burning Crusade beta, now’s your time.
Hearthstone's next patch takes players back to 2014 with a Classic mode
Hearthstone's next patch takes players back to 2014 with a Classic mode
Along with something called "The Great Unnerfing"
Diablo 3 gets its big follower revamp when Season 23 kicks off next week
Diablo 3 gets its big follower revamp when Season 23 kicks off next week
We won't be getting our hands on Diablo 4 or Diablo 2: Resurrected anytime soon, but there's still plenty of dungeon dwelling and looting to do elsewhere.
Report: More Layoffs Loom As Activision Blizzard Moves To Close European Publishing Offices
Report: More Layoffs Loom As Activision Blizzard Moves To Close European Publishing Offices
Activision Blizzard is planning to close its publishing offices in Europe and lay off even more employees in the process, according to a new report by GamesIndustry.biz. Read more...
13 Biggest Differences Between Overwatch 2 And Overwatch
13 Biggest Differences Between Overwatch 2 And Overwatch
Here are all the different ways that Blizzard's sequel is improving.
X-COM’s Beloved Tactical Gameplay Took Months To Get Just Right
X-COM’s Beloved Tactical Gameplay Took Months To Get Just Right
Monsters in the Dark: The Making of X-COM: UFO Defense tells the story of the early years of legendary strategy game designer Julian Gollop and the making of the original X-COM, and is funding now on Kickstarter.
Diablo 3 season 23 – everything we know
Diablo 3 season 23 – everything we know
Want to know everything that’s coming in Diablo 3 season 23? Even though there is a new game in the series coming within the next year or so, Diablo 3 is still seeing significant support with seasonal updates to keep the game feeling fresh. If you’ve not jumped into Diablo 3 for quite some time, then you might be wondering what exactly seasons are for the longstanding RPG game..
Diablo 2 fan remake’s second season is live, adding a new dungeon, and changing PvP
Diablo 2 fan remake’s second season is live, adding a new dungeon, and changing PvP
A second season of content has launched for Project Diablo 2, a fanmade remake of the classic RPG game.
X-COM: UFO Defense Would Have Been Canned If Its Creators Hadn’t Secretly Revolted
X-COM: UFO Defense Would Have Been Canned If Its Creators Hadn’t Secretly Revolted
Monsters in the Dark: The Making of X-COM: UFO Defense tells the story of the early years of legendary strategy game designer Julian Gollop and the making of the original X-COM, and is funding now on Kickstarter.
After Almost Three Years Away, Returning To Overwatch Feels Amazing
After Almost Three Years Away, Returning To Overwatch Feels Amazing
I have a confession to make: Despite being Kotaku’s number one Overwatch fan, I haven’t played it myself in two years.
Diablo 2: Resurrected Will Accept Old Save Files From the Original
Diablo 2: Resurrected Will Accept Old Save Files From the Original
The post Diablo 2: Resurrected Will Accept Old Save Files From the Original appeared first on Fextralife. Diablo 2 Resurrected will be compatible with old saves from the original Diablo 2, meaning you pick up where you left off. The post Diablo 2: Resurrected Will Accept Old Save Files From the Original appeared first on Fextralife.
Diablo II: Resurrected Will Work With Your Decades-Old Saves
Diablo II: Resurrected Will Work With Your Decades-Old Saves
Have a special Necromancer you’ve been farming Diablo II with for years? There’s good news: Diablo II Resurrected will let you import them to continue commanding armies of the dead over 20 years later. Read more...
Diablo 2: Resurrected Supports Legacy Game Saves
Diablo 2: Resurrected Supports Legacy Game Saves
Players of the original game are advised to "keep your old save files."
Hearthstone's randomness is being curbed for consistency
Hearthstone's randomness is being curbed for consistency
Also: a fight to the death in a melee of bellowing orcs
Why Diablo IV Is So Obsessed With Ears
Why Diablo IV Is So Obsessed With Ears
Ears. If you watched the debut trailer for Diablo IV’s rogue class, that was your main takeaway—at least, if you’re anything like me.
Fan remake Project Diablo 2 gets a second season of content next month
Fan remake Project Diablo 2 gets a second season of content next month
Last week we found out that Blizzard is officially remastering Diablo 2 and that it's coming out this year.
Diablo 4 – Rogue Specializations and World Groups Revealed
Diablo 4 – Rogue Specializations and World Groups Revealed
Time attacks for guaranteed criticals or drag foes into the Shadow Realm.
The Overwatch 2 Panel Was Cool But Please, Give Us The Damn Sojourn Reveal
The Overwatch 2 Panel Was Cool But Please, Give Us The Damn Sojourn Reveal
Judging from its complete absence from BlizzConline’s opening keynote, you’d never guess Overwatch 2 was part of the Blizzard family of games, much less in the works.
Diablo 4 Trailer Reveals Rogue Class and Gameplay
Diablo 4 Trailer Reveals Rogue Class and Gameplay
Slay foes with poisoned daggers, arrows and Shadow Magic.
It Would've Been OK To Skip This One, Blizzard
It Would've Been OK To Skip This One, Blizzard
Tonight’s keynote for BlizzConline, Blizzard’s virtual showcase, was a tepid hour of previously leaked reveals for World of Warcraft and Diablo, some Hearthstone news, a passing mention of Diablo Immortal, and no Overwatch 2.
Diablo II Remaster Coming To All Major Platforms In 2021
Diablo II Remaster Coming To All Major Platforms In 2021
Blizzard kicked off BlizzConline (a portmanteau I whole-heartedly protest) with the announcement everyone has been waiting for: remasters of Diablo II and its Lord of Destruction expansion are coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC this year, all of which will… Read more...
Everything Blizzard Announced During BlizzConline's Opening Ceremony
Everything Blizzard Announced During BlizzConline's Opening Ceremony
It sure as heck isn’t BlizzCon, but until we can safely gather together again in the stew of scents and juices that is a convention hall (so maybe never?), BlizzConline will have to do.
The Blizzard Arcade Collection Bundles Three Classics For $20
The Blizzard Arcade Collection Bundles Three Classics For $20
Available now for PlayStations, Xboxes, Switch, and PC, the Blizzard Arcade Collection bundles together The Lost Vikings, Rock n’ Roll Racing, and Blackthorne, those early games Blizzard made before the days of Diablo, StarCraft, and World of Warcraft. Read more...
Diablo 4’s Next Class Reveal is the Rogue – Rumor
Diablo 4’s Next Class Reveal is the Rogue – Rumor
More details like character and horse customization and PvP currency also revealed.
World Of Warcraft Leak Includes Showdown With Sylvanas, Burning Crusade Classic
World Of Warcraft Leak Includes Showdown With Sylvanas, Burning Crusade Classic
A leak surfacing the day before Blizzconline’s opening ceremonies revealed possible details of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’s first major update. Read more...
BlizzConline 2021 Schedule Promises What’s Next for Diablo
BlizzConline 2021 Schedule Promises What’s Next for Diablo
The post BlizzConline 2021 Schedule Promises What’s Next for Diablo appeared first on Fextralife. BlizzCon 2021's schedule has been announced which will feature a panel for the future of the Diablo franchise, WoW plus more. The post BlizzConline 2021 Schedule Promises What’s Next for Diablo appeared first on Fextralife.
The Blizzconline 2021 Schedule Is Available And God, I’m Going To Miss The Overwatch World Cup
The Blizzconline 2021 Schedule Is Available And God, I’m Going To Miss The Overwatch World Cup
Blizzconline 2021, Blizzard Entertainment’s digital answer to their yearly in-person Blizzcon event, posted its schedule today. Read more...
Hearthstone's new Core Set will replace Basic and Classic cards
The joy of Hearthstone's 'Sweating Panda' emote
The joy of Hearthstone's 'Sweating Panda' emote
Ask not for whom the panda sweats; it sweats for thee.
Top RPG News Of The Week: February 7th (Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker, Diablo 4, Monster Hunter World Board Game and More!)
Top RPG News Of The Week: February 7th (Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker, Diablo 4, Monster Hunter World Board Game and More!)
The post Top RPG News Of The Week: February 7th (Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker, Diablo 4, Monster Hunter World Board Game and More!) appeared first on Fextralife. Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker, Diablo 4, MHW Board Game and more! The post Top RPG News Of The Week: February 7th (Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker, Diablo 4, Monster Hunter World Board Game and More!) appeared first on Fextralife.
Overwatch Lunar New Event is Live With New Cosmetics and Bounty Hunter Mode
Overwatch Lunar New Event is Live With New Cosmetics and Bounty Hunter Mode
New Weekly Challenges for Baptiste, McCree and Reaper also revealed.
Warcraft 3 maps – a guide to custom maps and how to install them
Warcraft 3 maps – a guide to custom maps and how to install them
So, you want to download some Warcraft 3 maps? Custom maps and modes is a long-held tradition in RTS games, and in fact it was a custom map/mode combination for Warcraft 3 called Defence of the Ancients that gave rise to what we now know as the MOBA.
Report: Activision Blizzard Calls Policy To Make Hiring More Diverse ‘Unworkable’
Report: Activision Blizzard Calls Policy To Make Hiring More Diverse ‘Unworkable’
Earlier this month, Activision Blizzard was asked to institute some version of the Rooney Rule, a policy requiring employers to interview diverse candidates when hiring, according to a new report by Motherboard.
After merger, Vicarious Visions will reportedly work on Diablo II remake
After merger, Vicarious Visions will reportedly work on Diablo II remake
With the latest news that Vicarious Visions has been folded into Blizzard Entertainment as part of a studio merger, fans may have been fearing the worst for the studio.
Diablo 2 remake reportedly being made by Tony Hawk devs
Diablo 2 remake reportedly being made by Tony Hawk devs
A Diablo 2 remake is reportedly in development at Blizzard, from the makers of last year's Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2.
Report: Vicarious Visions Is Working On A Diablo II Remake
Report: Vicarious Visions Is Working On A Diablo II Remake
Earlier today, Activision announced Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 developer Vicarious Visions had been absorbed by Blizzard to provide support on future projects.
Vicarious Visions is being merged into Blizzard Entertainment
Vicarious Visions is being merged into Blizzard Entertainment
Vicarious Visions, the studio responsible for the recent Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 and earlier Crash Bandicoot N.
Activision Merges Blizzard and Vicarious Visions
Activision Merges Blizzard and Vicarious Visions
Activision Blizzard has confirmed that Vicarious Visions, the developer behind such titles as Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 and Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, is officially merging with Blizzard Entertainment.
Overwatch Experimental Mode Patch Nerfs Echo, Zenyatta and Tracer
Overwatch Experimental Mode Patch Nerfs Echo, Zenyatta and Tracer
Blizzard is looking to dial down some of the best damage dealers.
Darkmoon Races is Hearthstone's first mini-expansion
Darkmoon Races is Hearthstone's first mini-expansion
Blizzard are shaking up Hearthstone’s update schedule with a crafty new strategy: big expansions that now spawn small expansions.
Battle.net Launcher Receives Massive Overhaul
Battle.net Launcher Receives Massive Overhaul
Currently available for North American players on PC.
Overwatch is free to play over the holidays
Overwatch is free to play over the holidays
Not much to do over Crimble? Hey, maybe you might fancy bursting some faces with colourful violence in Overwatch.
Overwatch Will Be Free To Play On PC Until January 4th
Overwatch Will Be Free To Play On PC Until January 4th
The game is also on sale on consoles.
Diablo Immortal – Alpha Update, Monetization and More Revealed
Diablo Immortal – Alpha Update, Monetization and More Revealed
Lead designer Wyatt Cheng provides new information on the mobile ARPG.
World of Warcraft’s Torghast dungeon gets changes following fan furore
World of Warcraft’s Torghast dungeon gets changes following fan furore
Blizzard Entertainment has made a slew of changes to World of Warcraft's new Torghast dungeon in response to criticism from fans.
Overwatch's next map has a cat cafe
Overwatch's next map has a cat cafe
What a pleasant Christmas surprise! Here I thought that most development would’ve shifted onto Overwatch 2 by now, but it seems Blizzard aren’t finished with their original hero shooter just yet.
Diablo 4 – Respec Options, Primary Stat Changes and More Detailed
Diablo 4 – Respec Options, Primary Stat Changes and More Detailed
Skill upgrades will have bonus effects that rely on non-Primary Stats.
Overwatch dresses up for another round of Winter Wonderland
Overwatch dresses up for another round of Winter Wonderland
As much a part of the season as indoor trees and mysterious boxes, Overwatch‘s annual Winter Wonderland has rolled back in for another year.
WoW’s latest patch includes nerfs for the Balance Druid and Marksmanship Hunter
WoW’s latest patch includes nerfs for the Balance Druid and Marksmanship Hunter
Blizzard Entertainment is having a go at balancing World of Warcraft's classes today ahead of the Mythic Castle Nathria raid going live.
Pacifist hits World Of Warcraft: Shadowlands' level cap by picking flowers
Pacifist hits World Of Warcraft: Shadowlands' level cap by picking flowers
World Of Warcraft ‘s best story doesn’t concern old gods, banshee queens or gruff orc heroes.
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is “the fastest-selling PC game of all time”, Blizzard claim
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is “the fastest-selling PC game of all time”, Blizzard claim
As the latest expansion for Blizzard’s unstoppable MMORPG, World Of Warcraft: Shadowlands seems to have gone down quite well.
Ardenweald Is The Best Shadowlands Zone And It’s Not Even Close
Ardenweald Is The Best Shadowlands Zone And It’s Not Even Close
My Shadowlands experience has been an interesting curve.