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Blizzard Working on an Unannounced Open-World RPG Shooter Blizzard Working on an Unannounced Open-World RPG Shooter According to a new job listing, Blizzard is working on a mobile open-world RPG shooter. Blizzard Blizzard 6 comments Yesterday at 13:35 by Staff
Global Battle.net Maintenance: October 6th Global Battle.net Maintenance: October 6th A global maintenance is scheduled for later today and all Blizzard services will be unavailable from 22:00-23:00 CEST. Battle.net Battle.net Oct 06, 2021 at 09:42 by Staff
Latest Overwatch 2 Updates: Bastion & Sombra Reworks Latest Overwatch 2 Updates: Bastion & Sombra Reworks A summary of all interesting updates shared by Blizzard coming in Overwatch 2. Overwatch 2 OW2 5 comments Sep 29, 2021 at 10:00 by Staff
Activision Blizzard Reaches Agreement with the EEOC Activision Blizzard Reaches Agreement with the EEOC Activision Blizzard confirmed in a press release that the company reached an agreement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  Blizzard Blizzard 14 comments Sep 28, 2021 at 15:34 by Staff
In Celebration Of Diablo 2: Resurrected, Were Discounting Our Premium Subscription In Celebration Of Diablo 2: Resurrected, We're Discounting Our Premium Subscription Diablo 2: Resurrected has arrived today and joined the Icy Veins family of guides, so we're celebrating the re-release of one of the best games of all time with a discount on our Premium subscription until October! We are lowering our Uncommon tier Premium prices by over 40% if you select the yearly option, dropping it from 1.7$/€  to under 0.99$/€ per month!  Icy Veins Icy Veins 2 comments Sep 23, 2021 at 19:19 by Staff
Overwatch 2 Executive Departs from Activision Blizzard Overwatch 2 Executive Departs from Activision Blizzard Chacko Sonny, the Executive Producer of Overwatch 2, announced he's leaving Activision Blizzard on Friday, according to Bloomberg. Blizzard Blizzard 9 comments Sep 22, 2021 at 20:42 by Stan
The SEC Launches Activision Blizzard Investigation The SEC Launches Activision Blizzard Investigation According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, the US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) has launched "a wide-ranging investigation into Activision Blizzard", including its handling of the sexual misconduct and workplace discrimination accusations. Blizzard Blizzard 16 comments Sep 20, 2021 at 20:02 by Starym
Launching Log Reviews for WoW PvE & Diablo 3 Character Reviews Launching Log Reviews for WoW PvE & Diablo 3 Character Reviews When we first launched our Premium subscription, we received many requests for a way to get Log and Character Reviews, where an expert writer could provide an analysis of your specific gameplay and give personalized feedback to help you become a better WoW and Diablo player. We'd been working through how we could build such a system to provide this for our Premium supporters. Today, we’d like to announce our World of Warcraft PvE Log Review and Diablo 3 Character Review System! Icy Veins Icy Veins Sep 03, 2021 at 17:48 by Staff
Battle.net Game Deals: Shadowlands 30% Off Battle.net Game Deals: Shadowlands 30% Off Blizzard is rolling out a range of discounts on some of the biggest games on Battle.net from now through September 6. Shadowlands is 30% off, you can save 25% on Overwatch, and more. Battle.net Battle.net 9 comments Aug 31, 2021 at 17:56 by Staff
Overwatch to Change McCree Character Name Overwatch to Change McCree Character Name Blizzard have announced that the Overwatch hero McCree will be renamed and they will no longer be using developer names for the game's characters. This follows Overwatch developer Jesse McCree being let go from the company, without a specific reason being given, which happened amidst the Activision Blizzard lawsuit situation unfolding. Overwatch OW 14 comments Aug 27, 2021 at 04:06 by Starym
(Updated) Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Expanded (Updated) Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Expanded Update: Activision Blizzard has responded to the new allegations, as a spokesperson replied to IGN's request for comment: Blizzard Blizzard 26 comments Aug 24, 2021 at 20:50 by Starym
Blizzard Co-Leader Mike Ybarra Streaming, Comments on AoE Cap and Offers to Play FF14 Blizzard Co-Leader Mike Ybarra Streaming, Comments on AoE Cap and Offers to Play FF14 We have some more news from the new Blizzard co-leader, as Mike Ybarra has actually been streaming lately and got some +20ies done, offered up some opinions on certain game mechanics and even suggested to play WoW's biggest competitor, Final Fantasy 14 with Complexity-Limit's GM Max! Blizzard Blizzard 7 comments Aug 15, 2021 at 17:03 by Starym
Introducing Icy Veins Masterclass Introducing Icy Veins Masterclass As a thank you to all of our Premium supporters, we're proud to introduce the Icy Veins Masterclass, a Premium member-only video series by Azortharion that will help you become a better player. Icy Veins Icy Veins 27 comments Aug 13, 2021 at 13:04 by Staff
High Profile Departures Amid Lawsuit High Profile Departures Amid Lawsuit Kotaku reports that Diablo 4's Game Director Luis Barriga, Lead Designer Jesse McCree, and World of Warcraft Designer Jonathan LeCraft were let go from Blizzard. Blizzard Blizzard 13 comments Aug 12, 2021 at 11:43 by Stan
Ex-Community Manager Nevalistis Talks About Her Experience at Blizzard Ex-Community Manager Nevalistis Talks About Her Experience at Blizzard Former Blizzard Community Manager Brandy Camel, who also goes by the nickname Nevalistis, talked on her blog about her time at Blizzard and the memorable BlizzCon when Diablo Immortal was revealed. Blizzard Blizzard 13 comments Aug 07, 2021 at 19:51 by Stan
Activision Blizzard Q2 2021 Earnings Call Activision Blizzard Q2 2021 Earnings Call Activision Blizzard held its quarterly earnings call yesterday and here are the highlights. Blizzard Blizzard Aug 04, 2021 at 10:09 by Staff
Blizzards Head of Global Human Resources is No Longer with the Company Blizzard's Head of Global Human Resources is No Longer with the Company J. Allen Brack isn't the only executive leaving Blizzard today. Jesse Meschuk, Blizzard's head of global Human Resources, has now departed too, according to The Verge and Bloomberg. Blizzard Blizzard 6 comments Aug 03, 2021 at 21:42 by Stan
Activision Blizzard Q2 2021 Financial Results Press Release Activision Blizzard Q2 2021 Financial Results Press Release The financial details of Activision Blizzard's second quarter of 2021 have been posted in a press release ahead of the earnings call today, which also addresses the lawsuit and the working environment in the company. Blizzard Blizzard 1 comment Aug 03, 2021 at 20:55 by Staff
New Leadership at Blizzard New Leadership at Blizzard J. Allen Brack is stepping down as the leader of the studio, and Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra will co-lead Blizzard going forward. Blizzard Blizzard 21 comments Aug 03, 2021 at 12:34 by Staff
J. Allen Brack Game Makers Notebook Interview From Just Before the Lawsuit J. Allen Brack Game Maker's Notebook Interview From Just Before the Lawsuit Here's a seemingly overlooked interview with Blizzard President J. Allen Brack, which came in just before the recent lawsuit and everything that came with it (only 2 days before in fact). In the interview, Brack talks about his time and company structure at Blizzard, gaming in general, as well as inclusiveness at the company, women in the gaming industry and more. Blizzard Blizzard 3 comments Aug 03, 2021 at 07:10 by Starym
A Look at the Activision Blizzard Walkout Protest A Look at the Activision Blizzard Walkout Protest Earlier today Activision Blizzard staff held a walkout protest related to the recent sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit and their treatment at the company, and many more than were expected showed up. Blizzard Blizzard 17 comments Jul 29, 2021 at 06:36 by Staff
Activision Blizzard Employees Response to Bobby Koticks Statement Activision Blizzard Employees' Response to Bobby Kotick's Statement Activision Blizzard employees have now responded to Bobby Kotick's statement via IGN and are organizing a walkout protest today. Blizzard Blizzard 5 comments Jul 28, 2021 at 19:13 by Stan
Blizzard Offers Paid Time Off for Wednesdays Walkout Protest Blizzard Offers Paid Time Off for Wednesday's Walkout Protest Blizzard will be offering paid time off during the walkout protest on Wednesday, July 28th. This comes from Bloomberg's Jason Schreier, a veteran games journalist with many sources in the industry, who has been covering the Activision Blizzard lawsuit since it was first reported. Blizzard Blizzard 10 comments Jul 27, 2021 at 22:32 by Starym
Activision Blizzard Employee Walkout Protest on Wednesday, July 28th Activision Blizzard Employee Walkout Protest on Wednesday, July 28th Many Activision Blizzard employees have decided to stage a walkout protest in response to the statements made by the company's legal counsel and the latter internal statement by Frances Townsend. The walkout is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday July 28th, and follows an open letter responding to the above statements, which has now been signed by over 2500 employees, and aims to get Activision Blizzard executives to work with the staff on improving working conditions: Blizzard Blizzard 14 comments Jul 27, 2021 at 20:20 by Starym
Critical Open Letter Signed by over 1000 Current and Former Activision Blizzard Employees Critical Open Letter Signed by over 1000 Current and Former Activision Blizzard Employees An open letter criticizing the company's responses and statements in relation to the lawsuit has been sent to several publications, including Bloomberg (who initially reported on the lawsuit) and Polygon, signed by over 1000 current and former Activision Blizzard employees.  Blizzard Blizzard 20 comments Jul 26, 2021 at 20:59 by Starym
Lawyer Reviews of the Activision Blizzard Lawsuit (Videos) Lawyer Reviews of the Activision Blizzard Lawsuit (Videos) We have two videos going into the details of the actual lawsuit aimed at Activision Blizzard, from how the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing works, opinions on the suit's outcomes, what exactly the details mean and a lot more. Blizzard Blizzard 16 comments Jul 26, 2021 at 19:10 by Starym
Ben Brode Talks About a Harrasment Situation, Reports and Firings and More Ben Brode Talks About a Harrasment Situation, Reports and Firings and More We now have former Hearthstone Game Director and one of its chief architects, Ben Brode, speaking out in relation to the accusations of the Activision Blizzard lawsuit. He talks about a situation where a colleague confided in him about a harassment situation, as well as mentions several firings that resulted from his own reports to HR and about whether a toxic work environment was why he left the company. Blizzard Blizzard 1 comment Jul 26, 2021 at 03:34 by Starym
Blizzard Staff Respond to Lawsuit and Internal Mails Blizzard Staff Respond to Lawsuit and Internal Mails We've seen the statements from both current and former Blizzard higher-ups, as well as Activision Blizzard's Corporate Affairs Vice President, so now it's time to see what the reactions were from some of the staff working at Blizzard. Blizzard Blizzard 4 comments Jul 25, 2021 at 07:58 by Starym
Updated: (Comments on Afrasiabi) Chris Metzens Response to the Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Updated: (Comments on Afrasiabi) Chris Metzen's Response to the Activision Blizzard Lawsuit We have an update on Chris Metzen's remarks in relation to the lawsuit, as he tweeted out some comments on his time with Alex Afrasiabi (who was specifically named in some claims in the lawsuit). Blizzard Blizzard 11 comments Jul 24, 2021 at 23:57 by Starym
Mike Morhaime, Former Blizzard CEO, Responds to the Lawsuit Allegations Mike Morhaime, Former Blizzard CEO, Responds to the Lawsuit Allegations We now have a response on the subject of the sexual harrassment and discrimination lawsuit filed against Activision Blizzard from the former CEO and co-founder of Blizzard, Mike Morhaime, as well. The investigation itself hadn't started by the time he left the company, but some of the allegations in it came during his tenure as CEO.  Blizzard Blizzard 14 comments Jul 24, 2021 at 05:22 by Starym
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