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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
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
(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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A Different Kind of Letter from Activision Blizzard Executive Fran Townsend Activision Blizzard executive vice president for corporate affairs Fran Townsend who joined Activision in March sent out a different kind of e-mail that has some Blizzard employees fuming, according to Jason Schreier. Blizzard Blizzard Jul 23, 2021 at 19:08
Global Battle.net Rolling Out Today Later today, Blizzard is making Battle.net global, meaning friends lists from different territories will be merged into one, so you won't need to switch regions in Battle.net. This excludes China. Battle.net Battle.net 9 comments Jun 09, 2021 at 17:30
No BlizzCon Planned for 2021 Due to the ongoing health crisis, Blizzard revealed there won't be a BlizzCon this year either and we can expect a similar event to BlizzConline 2021 in early 2022. BlizzCon BlizzCon 19 comments May 26, 2021 at 17:27
IGN Report on Blizzard Departures and the Company's Future, With Insider Info There have been many high-profile departures from Blizzard over the past years, with a couple happening just in the past month or so, and talk surrounding them and Blizzard's decline/change/fate have also been increasing consistently. This lead to IGN's Kat Bailey putting together a special report focusing on all of the departures and the current situation at Blizzard, talking to various developers both still working at the company and that have left it, to get a clear picture. The piece is very in-depth and takes a broader look at what's been happening, outside of the regularly heard doom and gloom attributed to the recent departures. We'll get into some of the highlights of the article, but if you're even a little interested in the topic you should absolutely take some time and read the full article over on IGN. Blizzard Blizzard 12 comments May 22, 2021 at 07:59
From the Vault: The Overwatch Anniversary 2021 Collection Live on the Blizzard Store Here's a new entry to the "From the Vault" line of Blizzard Store products, with the Overwatch anniversary taking over! Blizzard Blizzard 2 comments May 13, 2021 at 21:50
Enthusiast Gaming Acquires Icy Veins Icy Veins is joining the Enthusiast Gaming network. The existing team is staying on and will work with Enthusiast Gaming to maintain what you have come to expect from Icy Veins, but also develop new content and keep improving user experience. Icy Veins Icy Veins 46 comments May 10, 2021 at 14:24
Activision Blizzard Q1 2021 Earnings Call Blizzard held its first earnings call of 2021 yesterday and here are the highlights. Blizzard Blizzard 5 comments May 05, 2021 at 15:44
New Leadership for Overwatch After Jeff Kaplan Leaves Blizzard Jeff Kaplan today announced he's leaving Blizzard after 19 years. Overwatch leadership has been passed on to Aaron Keller, a Blizzard veteran and founding member of the Overwatch team, who is the new Game Director. Blizzard Blizzard 14 comments Apr 20, 2021 at 18:00READ MORE NEWS
- 14 May 2018: TvT: Safe Cyclones into Bio Play (Terran vs Terran)
- Added a new TvT build, the safe cyclone opening into bio follow-up.
- 12 May 2018: TvP: Cloaked Banshee into Two-Base, Five-Barracks all-in (Terran vs Protoss)
- A TvP build order which looks at early harrassment leading into a large two-base push.
- 02 May 2018: TvZ Build Order: Maru's $200,000 Proxy 2 Rax (Terran vs Zerg)
- A new TvZ build, this time focusing on early aggression with the infamous proxy 2 Rax!
- 27 Mar. 2018: TvT: Proxy 2-Rax Reaper into Bio (Terran vs Terran)
- Added a new TvT build, the Proxy 2 Rax Reaper, which actually has more focus on the mid-game than you would usually expect.
- 26 Mar. 2018: TvP: Quick Cyclone All-in with a Proxied Second Factory (Terran vs Protoss)
- Another TvP build order, this time looking at an aggressive all-in which focuses on the usage of Cyclones.
- 21 Feb. 2018: TvT Build Order: Safe Reaper Expand into Cyclones
- Added our first Terran vs Terran build order: INnoVation's Safe Reaper Expand into Cyclones.
- 21 Feb. 2018: TvZ Build Order: Hellbat Drop Opening into Mech (Terran vs Zerg)
- Another TvZ build, this time looking at a Hellbat opening with a Mech follow-up.
- 15 Feb. 2018: TvZ Build Order: uThermals Fast 3CC into Bio (Terran vs Zerg)
- Added our second build order: TvZ uThermals Fast 3 Command Center Variation.
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