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Overwatch Community 40 Percent Less Toxic, Says Blizzard

Blizzard Entertainment fared quite well in its war against toxic 'Overwatch' players. Thanks to the endorsement system, the number of matches with negative behavior is down by 40 percent, according to the development team.

Video Games March 24, 2019

Can Overwatch's Zenyatta Walk? Blizzard Makes It Happen, But It's Weird

Blizzard Entertainment noticed that a fan requested to make Zenyatta walk during the Overwatch League broadcast. The developer posted that results on Twitter for everyone to enjoy.

Video Games February 24, 2018

The First Woman To Win A Major 'StarCraft II' Tourney Is Sasha 'Scarlett' Hostyn

Starcraft II finally got its first female champion during the Intel Extreme Masters tournament in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Sasha 'Scarlett' Hostyn was victorious and established a new diversity milestone for eSports.

Video Games February 9, 2018

Overwatch League's First Ever Female Pro Player Could Be Geguri

The 'Overwatch' League is rumored to get its first professional female player soon. Geguri, a South Korean Zarya player is reportedly in talks with the Shanghai Dragons.

Video Games February 7, 2018

Blizzard Teases ‘Overwatch’ Cosmetic Update With Kabuki Hanzo, Asp Pharah Skins, And More

'Overwatch' is about to receive new legendary skins this month as Blizzard posted a teaser for upcoming content next week. The new updates will introduce new cosmetic items into the base loot pool and the new Blizzard World map.

Video Games January 21, 2018

Blizzard World Map Coming To ‘Overwatch’ On Jan. 23: Things You Should Know About The Theme Park

Blizzard Entertainment recently announced on Twitter the release date of the new Blizzard World map for ‘Overwatch.’ It appears that players can already get it this Jan.23.

Video Games January 17, 2018

Overwatch's Robot Centaur Tank Hero Orisa Is Here: What Is She Capable Of?

'Overwatch' has got its newest hero in the form of Orisa. The tank centaur was released for single-mode gameplay on March 21 and has many effective attacks and abilities to her name.

Video Games March 22, 2017

Attention, 'Overwatch' Players: Don't Abuse Mei's Ice Wall Cheat Or You'll Be Punished

Blizzard has now acknowledged the growing problem of cheaters on 'Overwatch.' The developers are now currently trying to find a fix, while also promising that cheating players won’t get away with it.

Video Games January 6, 2017

Blizzard Teases 'Overwatch' 2017 Plans: New Heroes, Maps And More, But Not All Will Make It [Video]

The latest 'Overwatch' developer update teases a number of exciting additions for 2017, including new heroes, maps and more. Not all will actually make it to the game, but here's what could be in the cards according to game director Jeff Kaplan.

Video Games December 22, 2016

Overwatch Update 1.5: Sombra Patch Now Available For Xbox One, PS4 And PC

'Overwatch' new update is probably the most significant in a long time, as it brings to the table a new character known as Sombra, a new map and Arcade mode. Furthermore, the update fixes several bugs and delivers overall improvements to the core experience.

Video Games November 17, 2016

'Overwatch' Upcoming Updates: Play Of The Game 2.0, Server Browser In The Pipeline

Blizzard is working on two major features for 'Overwatch.' A revamped 'Play of the Game' feature and a server browser may come in the future, according to Blizzard, though it wasn't able to hint at possible release dates for the features.

Video Games November 6, 2016

'Diablo III' Update: Necromancer Making A Return, Original 'Diablo' Being Recreated

Blizzard Entertainment is set to release two upcoming updates for 'Diablo III,' including a new pack called 'Rise of the Necromancer,' for its 20th anniversary. The original 'Diablo,' in its full pixelated glory, will also be recreated for 'Diablo III.'

Video Games November 4, 2016

'Heroes Of The Storm' To Add Auriel From 'Diablo III' By Aug. 8

Archangel Auriel from 'Diablo III' is the latest of Blizzard Entertainment's characters to join 'Heroes of the Storm.' As a Support character, she will be doling out both damage and healing.

Video Games July 30, 2016

Goody Bag In A Box: Check Out What's Inside The BlizzCon 2016 Giveaway

BlizzCon 2016 will see its Goody Bag change in form. Now called Goody Bag in a Box, the event's giveaway still boasts some snazzy collectibles for Blizzard fans.

Video Games July 28, 2016

'Heroes Of The Storm' Player Arrested, Faces 5 Years In Prison After Threatening Blizzard Entertainment

Stephen Cebula, a 28-year-old 'Heroes of the Storm' player, now faces five years of jail time and a hefty fine of $250,000 after threatening to injure Blizzard employees. Blizzard has been paying more attention to racist and harassing statements from gamers.

Video Games July 23, 2016

'Overwatch' And 'Game Of Thrones' Go Perfectly Together In These Play Of The Game Worthy Moments

He didn't even have to use his ultimate.

Movies/TV Shows June 21, 2016

Most Skilled 'Overwatch' Players Can Soon Earn Golden Weapon Skins

The new competitive ranked mode in 'Overwatch' will add golden weapon skins for players to earn.

Video Games June 21, 2016

'Warcraft' Is Now The Most Successful Video Game Movie Ever (Thanks To China)

'Warcraft' is flopping in North America, but has proved to be a huge hit overseas. The video game adaptation is raking in huge profits in China.

Movies/TV Shows June 20, 2016

'Warcraft' Enjoys Second Biggest Opening Day In Chinese Box Office History

'Warcraft's' future might not be bright in the United States, but it is striking a chord with Chinese audiences. The film just had a big opening day in China.

Movies/TV Shows June 9, 2016

How Does The 'Warcraft' Film Change The Lore Of The Games?

The 'Warcraft' film is based on Blizzard Entertainment's hit fantasy game series. However, it doesn't appear too afraid to change key aspects of existing canon when necessary.

Movies/TV Shows June 9, 2016

'Warcraft' International Box Office Might Determine The Film Franchise's Future

Estimates are showing a strong international debut for 'Warcraft,' despite negative reviews.

Movies/TV Shows June 6, 2016

Early 'Warcraft' Reviews Are In, And They Aren't Good

What's the verdict on the upcoming 'Warcraft' film? It's still early, but inital reviews aren't positive.

Movies/TV Shows May 25, 2016

Blizzard 'Overwatch' Open Beta Trumps Even 'Destiny' And 'The Division,' Scoring Record 9.7M Players

The recent 'Overwatch' open beta is a new record-setter for Blizzard Entertainment, topping even 'Destiny' and 'The Division' betas. A whopping 9.7 million players joined the 'Overwatch' beta, clocking 81 million hours of gameplay and more than 37 million matches.

Video Games May 13, 2016

Overwatch Beta 'Is What Will Go Live At Launch,' Jeff Kaplan Says

Blizzard launched the open beta for 'Overwatch' on PS4, Xbox One and PC on May 5. Game director Jeff Kaplan revealed that the 'Overwatch' Beta includes everything the full game has to offer - 21 different characters, 12 maps and four game modes.

Video Games May 7, 2016

Overwatch New Beta Patch Brings Competitive Play Mode, New Progression Rewards And More

Developer Blizzard Entertainment has released a new beta patch for its impending title 'Overwatch,' which brings the new Competitive Play mode gamers' way. The update also brings progression rewards and penalties.

Video Games April 8, 2016

‘Overwatch’ Gives Tracer A New Victory Pose Following Butt Pose Complaint From A Fan

True to its promise, Blizzard Entertainment has replaced the controversial “butt pose” for its first ‘Overwatch’ character Tracer with a new "victory pose."

Video Games April 7, 2016

Blizzard May Be Giving Away 'World Of Warcraft' For Free For Those Who See 'Warcraft' In Theaters

The 'World of Warcraft' may be getting some new citizens if Blizzard follows through on an idea to bundle each 'Warcraft' movie ticket with a copy of its popular MMO.

Geek February 11, 2016

'Warcraft' Movie Trailer With Video Game Sound Effects Will Transport You Back To 1995

This is what happens when you take a trailer from 2015 and replace all of the music and sounds with those from a 1995 game.

Internet Culture January 11, 2016

Blizzard Promises ‘Overwatch’ Post-Launch Maps And Heroes Will Be Completely Free

Blizzard's ‘Overwatch’ will cost at least $40 but any post-launch updates to the game will be free. That includes new heroes and new maps, too.

Video Games December 9, 2015

Blizzard Wants To Bring 'StarCraft,' 'Diablo 2' And 'Warcraft 3' Back ‘To Glory,’ Is Hiring Engineers To Do That

Blizzard's classic games such as 'StarCraft,' 'Diablo 2' and 'Warcraft 3' are making a comeback on modern computers, according to the game developer's job posting.

Video Games November 5, 2015

Leaked 'Warcraft' Movie Trailer Is Truly Epic

It's grainy and hard to make out, but one thing is for certain: the 'Warcraft' movie isn't cutting corners.

Movies/TV Shows September 1, 2015

World Of Warcraft Character Name Reclamation Coming: What You Should Know

Game developer Blizzard wrote on its blog that character name reclamation is coming for World of Warcraft players.

Video Games June 22, 2015

'Warcraft' Movie News: Get Your First Look At Orc Leader Ogrim

Legendary Pictures has unveiled the first official images of Duncan Jones' upcoming 'Warcraft' film. Don't get too excited: the film won't be out until summer 2016.

Movies/TV Shows May 18, 2015

'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft' Lands on Android Tablets

‘Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft’ is now available as a free downloadable game for Android. Though a global roll out is expected in the coming days, the game is initially available in the select regions of New Zealand, Australia and Canada.

Video Games December 16, 2014

Robin Williams officially lives on as a genie in 'World of Warcraft'

Taking on the form of a genie, Robin Williams has been immortalized in the upcoming 'World of Warcraft' expansion, 'Warlords of Draenor.'

Geek September 4, 2014

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