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A Call to Strike on Blizzard France Employees on Shadowlands Launch Day A Call to Strike on Blizzard France Employees on Shadowlands Launch Day Blizzard France employees are going on strike against the planned Versailles office closure on Shadowlands launch date. Blizzard Blizzard 4 comments Nov 20, 2020 at 13:34 by Stan
Blizzard Selling Face Masks on Gear Store Blizzard Selling Face Masks on Gear Store Blizzard began selling face coverings on Blizzard Gear Store. You can buy them in packs of 3 for $24.99. Blizzard Blizzard 12 comments Nov 07, 2020 at 15:38 by Stan
The Blizzard Gear Fest Has Begun! The Blizzard Gear Fest Has Begun! Yesterday marked the beginning of Blizzard's Gear Fest, with many new items added to the Blizzard store, and many more being discounted (by 30% currently)! There are over 50 new products coming from all franchises, with the first wave having hit yesterday and the second on November 16th. Included in this new wave of merch are : Blizzard Blizzard 1 comment Nov 03, 2020 at 23:06 by Staff
BlizzConline 2021 Will Be Free to Watch! BlizzConline 2021 Will Be Free to Watch! Blizzard CEO J. Allen Brack revealed that BlizzConline 2021 would be free to watch. BlizzCon BlizzCon 9 comments Nov 03, 2020 at 14:07 by Staff
David Kim, Diablo 4 Lead Systems Designer Moves to WoW David Kim, Diablo 4 Lead Systems Designer Moves to WoW It seems David Kim is the Jack of all trades in Blizzard, as he's once again moved to a new franchise within the company! The Diablo 4 Lead Systems Designer, who was very front and center at the BlizzCon D4 announcement, has moved to the position of Principal Game Designer for World of Warcraft: Blizzard Blizzard 5 comments Nov 01, 2020 at 17:52 by Starym
Activision Blizzard Q3 2020 Earnings Call Activision Blizzard Q3 2020 Earnings Call In the third quarter of 2020, Blizzard had 30 million monthly active users. Shadowlands presales are well ahead of any prior expansion, and more. Blizzard Blizzard 1 comment Oct 29, 2020 at 23:03 by Staff
Chris Metzen Unveils Warchief Gaming Tabletop Game Company Chris Metzen Unveils Warchief Gaming Tabletop Game Company Chris Metzen left Blizzard in 2016 after 22 years at the company. After recuperating from the burnout at Blizzard, Metzen announced Warchief Gaming, a tabletop game company that he founded with Mike Gilmartin. Blizzard Blizzard 6 comments Oct 28, 2020 at 11:58 by Stan
Dave Kosak Leaves Blizzard After 12 Years Dave Kosak Leaves Blizzard After 12 Years Dave Kosak, who moved from WoW to Hearthstone in 2016, announced on Twitter he's leaving Blizzard Entertainment after 12 years. Blizzard Blizzard 2 comments Oct 27, 2020 at 17:31 by Stan
BlizzCon 2020 Would Have Started Today: October 23rd BlizzCon 2020 Would Have Started Today: October 23rd BlizzCon 2020 would have started today if there was no COVID-19 pandemic. BlizzCon BlizzCon 2 comments Oct 23, 2020 at 18:35 by Stan
The Modeling Behind By Three They Come Diablo 4 Cinematic Trailer The Modeling Behind "By Three They Come" Diablo 4 Cinematic Trailer ArtStation posted an article on the modeling on "By Three They Come," the announcement cinematic for Diablo 4 that was 16 months in the making. Diablo IV D4 4 comments Oct 22, 2020 at 16:17 by Stan
Diablo: Immortal Is Hiring a Lead Content Designer Now? Diablo: Immortal Is Hiring a Lead Content Designer Now? So this is a bit of a weird one, as Wyatt Cheng, Lead Designer for Diablo: Immortal, has posted a job listing for a "Lead Content Designer". This seems pretty strange as the game is supposedly very far along, and was even said to be "almost finished" a long time ago, so why would they be hiring a lead role for a core aspect of the game now? It's possible the position only recently opened up as someone left the project, but with such a high profile position and the game presumably close to ready it seems like strange timing. There could also be another Blizzard "do-over" like what happened with Diablo 3 and what also allegedly happened with Diablo 4 a couple times, which would mean the game isn't coming out any time soon.

The other option is what is sort-of suggested in the tweet itself, as "to grow Sanctuary well into the future" might mean that the role will be focusing on post-launch content, after someone else got the base game ready. The job description also mentions content in "patch updates" and a live content schedule, so this second option is more likely.
Diablo Immortal Diablo Immortal 4 comments Oct 22, 2020 at 04:22 by Starym
Diablo 4 Hiring a Real-time Cutscene Designer Diablo 4 Hiring a Real-time Cutscene Designer Here comes another interesting Diablo 4 hire, as Blizzard are looking for a Cinematic Designer for real-time cutscenes. These are the in-game variety, usually for quests and similar. Diablo IV D4 1 comment Oct 16, 2020 at 16:49 by Starym
An Update on the Development of StarCraft II An Update on the Development of StarCraft II Rob Bridenbecker, Executive Producer and Vice President of Classic Games, posted an update on the development of StarCraft II, and Blizzard will no longer produce for-purchase content like Commanders and War Chests. Season rolls and balance fixes as well as esports events remain unaffected. Blizzard Blizzard 4 comments Oct 16, 2020 at 00:24 by Staff
Players Join Protests Against Blizzard France In-Game Players Join Protests Against Blizzard France In-Game Activision Blizzard is planning to close down Blizzard offices in Versailles, and so the union representing Blizzard workers went on strike, and we have players joining the strike in-game. Blizzard Blizzard 6 comments Oct 15, 2020 at 14:36 by Stan
Most Wanted Diablo 4 Classes Most Wanted Diablo 4 Classes Three quarterly updates in and we still don't know what the remaining two classes will end up being in Diablo 4 (unless you count the rumors). Redditor pisulanu has compiled a whole bunch of polls into one big chart detailing which classes people are most excited for and would like to see return. Diablo IV D4 9 comments Oct 09, 2020 at 18:08 by Starym
Activision Blizzard To Close France Office Activision Blizzard To Close France Office According to Bloomberg, Activision Blizzard informed employees Tuesday morning that they will be closing their second-largest office in France. Blizzard Blizzard 4 comments Oct 06, 2020 at 16:02 by Stan
PvP and Roguelike Diablo 2 Mod: Leorics Castle PvP and Roguelike Diablo 2 Mod: Leoric's Castle As we wait for Diablo 4 (and D3 Season 22), here's some more Diablo goodness, in the form of a new D2 mod! This one's pretty different from the usual crowd, as it completely changes the game and sees you competing against other players in a roguelike experience to take down the bosses and Leoric himself at the end! From FFA, 2v2v2v2 and 4v4 modes, this mod sees you battling it out in PvP, finding merchants to upgrade your gear (including runes!) and getting potions and similar, all the while pushing forward to try and down the bosses (Balrog, Archbishop Lazarus, The Butcher, Gharbad, Etrigran, and the Black Knight) to get to Leoric and be the first to last hit him. Diablo Diablo Oct 05, 2020 at 00:51 by Starym
Official Response to Feedback Regarding the Diablo 4 Skill Tree Official Response to Feedback Regarding the Diablo 4 Skill Tree While the new skill and talent tree was mostly received very positively, it seems players have been having some concerns over the readability and specific skill layout. Community managed PezRadar has responded to these concerns, commenting that the tree is very much work in progress and the main goal of the presentation was to make its intentions clear. Diablo IV D4 1 comment Sep 30, 2020 at 23:32 by Starym
Week 1 Analysis of the Heist League from The Chaos Report Week 1 Analysis of the Heist League from The Chaos Report As the League is now fully underway, those of you that are PoE veterans are likely already knee-deep in the new Heist mechanics and builds. If you're struggling to get going with understanding the new League's economy, make sure to check out the first week of analysis from The Chaos Report. Icy Veins Icy Veins Sep 30, 2020 at 18:05 by Blainie
Unique Class Mechanics for All Classes in Diablo 4 Unique Class Mechanics for All Classes in Diablo 4 One of Diablo 3's best features was definitely the different resource pools for each class - and while some of them were just different colored globes you need to fill to use spenders, the concept of very different class mechanics is a great one. Luckily for us, the Diablo 4 developers have realized this and we will be getting unique class mechanics for each class in the fourth installment of the franchise, which is amazing news! Diablo IV D4 Sep 30, 2020 at 16:47 by Starym
The New Skill and Talent Trees in Diablo 4 The New Skill and Talent Trees in Diablo 4 Much has been said about the previously announced Diablo 4 skill system, and not much of it good. Luckily for us, the D4 team has been very consistent in their listening to the community and have taken steps to significantly improve the situation. Diablo IV D4 5 comments Sep 29, 2020 at 20:15 by Starym
Diablo 4 Q3 2020 Development Update Diablo 4 Q3 2020 Development Update The third quarterly update for Diablo 4 is here, and Lead Systems Designer, David Kim, talks about the new Skills and Talent systems of the game! Diablo IV D4 2 comments Sep 29, 2020 at 18:04 by BluePosts
WarCraft 2 Remake in WC3: Reforged WarCraft 2 Remake in WC3: Reforged WarCraft 3: Reforged was always hoped to be a platform for potential mod remakes of the earlier games and much more creativity besides, but after the very rocky launch that seemed to fall to the wayside a bit. But now we have a really great project to look forward to, as Chronicles of the Second War, a WC2: Tides of Darkness remake is in testing and already has 4 missions ready, as well as a cool trailer! Blizzard Blizzard 6 comments Sep 27, 2020 at 21:08 by Starym
Diablo 4 Quarterly Update Topics Detailed Ahead of Post Diablo 4 Quarterly Update Topics Detailed Ahead of Post While we're still waiting for the third Diablo 4 2020 quarterly update we've just gotten some solid information on the contents of the post. Community manager PezRadar went to the Diablo reddit and shared two of the topics that will be covered, saying the primary focus of the update will be the talents and talent tree, more precisely that it will be the "core discussion". We also find out that we will get another look at possibly the most important part of the game once again, itemization, but to a much lesser extent that the talents, with the caveat that it will be the core discussion in update 4. Diablo IV D4 1 comment Sep 23, 2020 at 16:10 by Starym
Second Warcraft Movie Rumor Mentioned by Chris Metzen Second Warcraft Movie Rumor Mentioned by Chris Metzen There have been some rumors going around recently about a potential second Warcraft movie that may be in development. These were somewhat vague and just mentioned that the production company for the first movie, Legendary Entertainment, were "already discussing" the next Warcraft movie behind the scenes and that it would wipe the slate clean and start the franchise over. The next rumor had a little more weight to it, coming from a relatively reliable "scooper", Daniel Ritchman via Movie Web, and claimed that the second movie is actually already in development. All related articles mention the poor critical and audience receptions of the first movie, as well as it's success in China and high box office returns from overseas. Blizzard Blizzard 15 comments Sep 23, 2020 at 05:27 by Starym
Blizzard Hiring for the Diablo Franchise Blizzard Hiring for the Diablo Franchise It's been quite a while since we heard anything from Diablo 4, as we wait for the third quarterly update which should be arriving by the end of the month. However, there has been some movement on the staff front, in addition to the recent recruitment post for a monetization expert. We have two new job postings to take a look at today, with Global Digital Marketing Manager and a Senior PR Manager positions being available. Diablo Diablo Sep 23, 2020 at 02:48 by Starym
Second Source Allegedly Confirms The Burning Crusade Classic Beta in March 2021 Second Source Allegedly Confirms The Burning Crusade Classic Beta in March 2021 Nano from the Nostalrius project is back with a second source that allegedly confirmed that Phase 6 and Naxxrammas are planned for early December 2020 with The Burning Crusade Classic Beta launching in March 2021, and we also find out that TBC Classic may launch sooner than expected. Blizzard Blizzard 14 comments Sep 22, 2020 at 20:20 by Stan
Possible Diablo 3 Season 22 Delay and Diablo 4 Q3 Update Possible Diablo 3 Season 22 Delay and Diablo 4 Q3 Update We have a few blue posts for the Diablo franchise, as community manager PezRadar has chimed in on two very high interest issues. Let's start with a possible delay for Diablo 3 Season 22, which should also be about a month and change away if recent season durations are any indication, but this one might take a little longer: Diablo Diablo Sep 09, 2020 at 17:08 by Starym
Diablo Lilith Statue Arrives to Buyers Ahead of October 16 Diablo Lilith Statue Arrives to Buyers Ahead of October 16 The 24.5" Lilith statue has started arriving to buyers ahead of October 16, and Redditor lethalbeaver has shared some images of their statue on Reddit. Diablo IV D4 1 comment Sep 07, 2020 at 19:36 by Stan
Remastered Diablo Intro Cinematic Remastered Diablo Intro Cinematic Here's the Diablo intro cinematic upscaled from 320x156 to 8K with enhanced lightning effects and colorization. Diablo Diablo Sep 06, 2020 at 19:58 by Stan
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