Blizzard Reveals New World of Warcraft Expansion: Battle For Azeroth

The opening ceremonies of Blizzcon were especially generous for the World of Warcraft community. Veterans finally got the Classic version they've been clamoring for and everyone else got a new expansion reveal. World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is set after the defeat of the Legion. The rivalry between the Alliance and Horde has reignited now that the mutual enemy [...]

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Blizzard Backtracks, Renames Launcher Blizzard Battle.net

Earlier this year, Blizzard announced that they would be retiring the Battle.net brand. The company claimed that "there’s been occasional confusion and inefficiencies related to having two separate identities under which everything falls—Blizzard and Battle.net." The renamed launcher was titled Blizzard App. The move was met with indifference by new players and derision by old fans. In the end, the [...]

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Blizzard And Google Release Starcraft 2 AI Programming Tools

Soon after Google's DeepMind AI project beat the world's best Go players, the company announced a partnership with Activision Blizzard. Deepmind's target this time was the RTS Starcraft 2. That was back in November 2016. Fast forward to today and we're finally seeing the fruit of that partnership. Blizzard has just released a public API (application program interface) with an [...]

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Overwatch Adding Deathmatch Modes

Objective based gameplay helps built team spirit. But sometimes you just want to frag people. To help meet that itch, Overwatch is adding two new game modes: Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch. Both modes ditch payloads and control points, allowing players to focus on getting as many kills as possible. The free for all mode (Deathmatch) has a maximum of 8 [...]

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