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Why Diablo 2 Still Holds Up After 20 Years - Book Excerpt Why Diablo 2 Still Holds Up After 20 Years - Book Excerpt We have a big excerpt from Stay Awhile and Listen: Book II — Heaven, Hell, and Secret Cow Levels which is coming out tomorrow in digital format (and 2020 in paperback) and focuses on the making of Diablo 2. This small piece of the book sees author David L. Craddock talk to the game's creators about why D2 still has such a wide appeal today, 20 years after it's initial release, with many still believing it to be the gold standard in ARPGs. Blizzard Blizzard 5 comments Today at 07:11 by Starym
BlizzCon Winning Cosplays Interview BlizzCon Winning Cosplays Interview Blizzard recently interviewed BlizzCon 2019 cosplay winners about their awesome costumes. We learned that Sylvanas' armor weighs more that 40 kilograms and that It took more than 700 hours to create Prime Evil Leah. Read on for details! BlizzCon BlizzCon 2 comments Dec 05, 2019 at 09:49 by Stan
Blizzard Black Friday Sales 2019 Blizzard Black Friday Sales 2019 From November 26 through December 2, you can save up to 50% on Blizzard and Activision digital games and bundles, including the Virtual Ticket which comes with in-game rewards and is still available for purchase. Blizzard Blizzard 1 comment Nov 27, 2019 at 13:40 by Stan
Diablo 2 Upscaled Intro Cutscene + Creation of Sanctuary Animated Fan Cinematic Diablo 2 Upscaled Intro Cutscene + Creation of Sanctuary Animated Fan Cinematic We have some fun Diablo stuff today, with two videos showcasing the amazing work the community has been doing, in part hyped up by the Diablo 4 announcement. We have the third old-school cinematic improved through machine learning AI, with the Diablo 2 intro getting the treatment by youtube channel Upscale! Blizzard Blizzard Nov 25, 2019 at 22:26 by Starym
Former Blizzard Employee on HGCs Cancellation and Heroes of the Storm Former Blizzard Employee on HGC's Cancellation and Heroes of the Storm Inven Global talked to a former Blizzard employee about HGC's cancellation and the game in general. Blizzard Blizzard 5 comments Nov 23, 2019 at 19:27 by Stan
Diablo 2 Remaster Unlikely - Code and Assets Were Lost According to Creators Diablo 2 Remaster Unlikely - Code and Assets Were Lost According to Creators While we all expected the Diablo 2 remaster to be announced at this year's BlizzCon and some rumors even pointed to it, it seems we may not ever get the updated version of the game. According to Erich and Max Schaefer, two of the original creators of both Diablo 1 and 2, the remaster is very unlikely, as a little while before launch of D2, the entire backup of the source code and assets was lost. Blizzard Blizzard 11 comments Nov 19, 2019 at 07:45 by Starym
Diablo 2 Cinematics Upscaled to 4K and 8K Diablo 2 Cinematics Upscaled to 4K and 8K We have modernized blast from the past, courtesy of the Upscale youtube channel, as they've taken the first Diablo 2 trailer and the intro cinematic from Lord of Destruction and, as their name suggests, recently upscaled them! Blizzard Blizzard 2 comments Nov 18, 2019 at 07:17 by Starym
Q3 Earnings: Classic Drives Biggest Quarterly Increase to Subscription Plans in History Q3 Earnings: Classic Drives Biggest Quarterly Increase to Subscription Plans in History It's that time of year again when we find out how it's going on the financial side of things for Activision Blizzard, with the thord quarter of 2019 bringing better than expected results. WoW Classic is the biggest news, as it has produced the largest increase in quarterly subscription plans in WoW history! While that may sound like some PR talk to boost numbers, we should take into consideration this includes every expansion launch ever, meaning the spike from regular BfA to Classic's release has exceeded even the biggest jumps from a bad or no-content at the end expansion (like WoD) to a popular one (like Legion), which is pretty impressive. Blizzard Blizzard Nov 07, 2019 at 22:48 by Starym
BlizzCon 2019 in 3 Minutes BlizzCon 2019 in 3 Minutes If you didn't have the chance to watch or attend this year's BlizzCon, here's a video from Blizzard which highlights all reveals in 3 minutes. BlizzCon BlizzCon 3 comments Nov 04, 2019 at 21:46 by Stan
Official Overwatch 2: Whats Next Recap Official Overwatch 2: What's Next Recap Here comes the official look at what's next for Overwatch 2, featuring details and information on the new PvP map type, story missions and events, items, hero missions, leveling up your hero, and a lot more! Overwatch 2 OW2 1 comment Nov 02, 2019 at 20:28 by Starym
Quick Official Video Highlight Summaries for the Announcements at BlizzCon Quick Official Video Highlight Summaries for the Announcements at BlizzCon Blizzard have been tweeting out a whole bunch of summaries for the announcements in the first day of BlizzCon, in 3-minute video format! If you're not up to reading a whole lot and just want the very, very basic info and highlights, or just want to remind yourself of the best parts of the con so far, here they are! BlizzCon BlizzCon 2 comments Nov 02, 2019 at 07:09 by Starym
New Battle.net Desktop App Beta New Battle.net Desktop App Beta We're getting a bit of a revamp to our favorite launcher, with a lot more overview over all its aspects, from the games themselves (with the Activision ones thankfully being given a bit less prominence), the friends list and more! And we can all try it out right now! Battle.net Battle.net 5 comments Nov 01, 2019 at 22:33 by Starym
Overwatch: Whats Next Panel Summary Overwatch: What's Next Panel Summary Here come a whole lot more details on OW2! We'll be updating the article live as the panel goes on. Overwatch 2 OW2 1 comment Nov 01, 2019 at 20:20 by Starym
BlizzCon 2019 Content Hub BlizzCon 2019 Content Hub All important BlizzCon-related news and announcements can be found in this hub. Check back often for updates! BlizzCon BlizzCon Nov 01, 2019 at 20:07 by Stan
Full BlizzCon Schedule Revealed Full BlizzCon Schedule Revealed Here come the reveals of the Coming Soon panels, as well as more added later on in the event, as well as the closing act! We have Diablo 4 coming up first, followed by Overwatch, WoW and Hearthstone! BlizzCon BlizzCon Nov 01, 2019 at 19:35 by Starym
Overwatch 2 Announced Overwatch 2 Announced Overwatch 2 was announced at this year's opening ceremony. The game focuses on PvE content, new maps, highly replayable co-op missions. Here's the trailer and everything we know about the second installment so far. Overwatch 2 OW2 Nov 01, 2019 at 19:34 by Stan
Warcraft 3: Reforged Beta Keys for All Virtual Ticket Holders Warcraft 3: Reforged Beta Keys for All Virtual Ticket Holders With the Warcraft 25 year anniversary, Blizzard are treating everyone that bought a Virtual Ticket (and remember, you can buy it during or after the event as well) will get access to the Warcraft 3: Reforged beta! BlizzCon BlizzCon 1 comment Nov 01, 2019 at 18:34 by Starym
BlizzCon 2019 Opening Ceremony Recap BlizzCon 2019 Opening Ceremony Recap BlizzCon just started and here's our recap of everything announced during the opening ceremony. BlizzCon BlizzCon Nov 01, 2019 at 18:06 by Stan
BlizzCon 2019 Charity Auction Now Live BlizzCon 2019 Charity Auction Now Live Blizzard is hosting an online BlizzCon® Charity Auction via eBay through November 5 and you can get your hands on some cool stuff, including sign prints, books, a server blade, and sealed WoW Collector Editions from Vanilla through 15th Anniversary. BlizzCon BlizzCon 1 comment Nov 01, 2019 at 11:23 by Stan
BlizzCon Sale: Overwatch for $14.99 BlizzCon Sale: Overwatch for $14.99 Overwatch for PC is currently on sale for $14.99 and comes with 31 heroes and 28 different maps. The Legendary Edition is loaded with skins and costs $19.99. The BlizzCon sale lasts through November 3. BlizzCon BlizzCon Nov 01, 2019 at 09:12 by Stan
BlizzCon Opening Ceremony Free Live Stream BlizzCon Opening Ceremony Free Live Stream BlizzCon is soon upon us and Blizzard shared a blog post with useful information about the opening ceremony which will be streamed for free here. Note that if you want to receive rewards in all Blizzard games, you must purchase the Virtual Ticket which costs 40 EUR/$50USD this year. BlizzCon BlizzCon Oct 31, 2019 at 21:57 by Stan
Official BlizzCon Adventurers Guide Official BlizzCon Adventurer's Guide Here's another huge event guide for this year's BlizzCon, which is shaping up to be one of the biggest yet, with a possible three new games/expansions being announced. Check out a detailed overview of everything you need to know if you're at the con itself, and if you're just watching on the virtual ticket. BlizzCon BlizzCon 3 comments Oct 28, 2019 at 23:40 by Starym
Blizzard Gear Store Leak: Bolvar & Overwatch 2 Fine Art Print Blizzard Gear Store Leak: Bolvar & Overwatch 2 Fine Art Print Yesterday, we brought up some interesting leaks related to the next WoW expansion and Overwatch 2. Today, the Bolvar fine art print went live on Blizzard Gear Store. Note that this does not confirm Shadowlands or anything, but we at least know it wasn't fake in the first place. Blizzard Blizzard 9 comments Oct 28, 2019 at 20:00 by Stan
Potential BlizzCon 2019 Leaks: WoW: Shadowlands, Diablo 4, Overwatch 2 Potential BlizzCon 2019 Leaks: WoW: Shadowlands, Diablo 4, Overwatch 2 BlizzCon is just around the corner and we've seen many new rumors emerge and while they should be taken with a grain of salt, some are really interesting and worth looking into. Blizzard Blizzard 27 comments Oct 27, 2019 at 17:24 by Stan
Official BlizzCon 2019 Preview: Free Panels, Map, Schedule and Mobile App Official BlizzCon 2019 Preview: Free Panels, Map, Schedule and Mobile App Here comes the official preview for the 2019 festivities at BlizzCon, including some new info since we posted the schedule. The big news is that the first four main panels after the opening ceremonies will be free for everyone, meaning those are going to be some VERY important ones - almost certainly featuring new game announcements! We'll also get to see some select developer panels later on as well and the mobile app is also now ready to download and the map is here right now. BlizzCon BlizzCon 2 comments Oct 22, 2019 at 18:30 by Starym
BlizzCon 2019 Schedule with a Many Coming Soon Slots BlizzCon 2019 Schedule with a Many "Coming Soon" Slots Update: Here's the official preview, featuring the news that 4+ developer panels will also be free to watch for everyone!

Blizzard have unveiled the official BlizzCon 2019 schedule for the 3 days starting November 1st, and it's a pretty telling one. With so many "Coming Soon" entries and a very visible lack of anything Diablo on day 1, as well as a pretty big lack of, well, everything game-specific for WoW and Overwatch as well, it seems the leaks may well be true and we'll be getting a whole lot of announcements, and the "Coming Soon" panels will cover all of them (as posting a panel titled "Diablo 4 World Overview" would sort of give the surprise away)!

It really does seem a Diablo 4 announcement is a given, the only question is how much we'll find out about it, as the only Diablo-related panel showing up so far is the Art of Diablo on day 3, which goes along with the German magazine leak. Overwatch 2 is still a little up in the air, as the discussion raging around it is whether it's a full-blown sequel or just a massive update to the current game. We also know HotS is getting Deathwing, so this is shaping up to be one of the bigger BlizzCon's in a long long time, with the final piece of the puzzle being whether we'll get to find out about WoW 9.0 and possibly even some news on Classic!
BlizzCon BlizzCon 2 comments Oct 22, 2019 at 17:51 by Starym
Ad Leak Confirms Diablo IV Reveal at BlizzCon 2019 Ad Leak Confirms Diablo IV Reveal at BlizzCon 2019 The Art of Diablo is a book showcasing Diablo art that will release after BlizzCon on November 3. The German GameStar magazine comes with an ad for the book ahead of BlizzCon claiming the book contains art from the upcoming Diablo IV title. Blizzard Blizzard 14 comments Oct 21, 2019 at 07:58 by Stan
Possible Leaks: Overwatch 2, Diablo 4 and Diablo 2 Remastered to Be Announced at BlizzCon? Possible Leaks: Overwatch 2, Diablo 4 and Diablo 2 Remastered to Be Announced at BlizzCon? We have a couple of weeks left until BlizzCon and the leaks and rumors have been heating up, with today's having at least a hint of credibility. It comes from streamer Metro_ow, and he's claiming to have a source that has given him a lot of info on the announcements and some game specifics for Overwatch 2 as well.

Why should he be considered credible? He's already leaked a number of things about Ashe from last year's BlizzCon, around a week before the actual reveal, with the info coming from the same source - "someone tied directly to a Blizzard dev". Now, obviously that doesn't mean his leaks are real this time around, but it at least separates him from the pack. But what exactly is he leaking?
BlizzCon BlizzCon 36 comments Oct 19, 2019 at 21:12 by Starym
Warcraft 3: Reforged Gameplay Videos Warcraft 3: Reforged Gameplay Videos It seems we have some very enthusiastic people in the closed WC3: Reforge beta, as youtuber Book of Flames has posted several videos of the game running on max settings at 1080p at 60FPS! We get a good look at the Orc and Human factions, with 3 matches being played and a surprise cameo by a Pandaren Brewmaster! We get some nice zoom-ins on a few units as well and a pretty good showcase of the game in action. Blizzard Blizzard 19 comments Oct 17, 2019 at 19:35 by Starym
Gamespot Interview with J. Allen Brack Gamespot Interview with J. Allen Brack Gamespot talked to Blizzard's President J. Allen Brack about WoW Classic, mobile titles, porting WoW to consoles, and Activision. Here are the highlights. Blizzard Blizzard 20 comments Oct 03, 2019 at 19:30 by Stan
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