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Top French Publication Says Diablo 4 Has Been Shown to Blizzard Employees Le Monde, one of France's most respected publications, said in a piece published yesterday (full content for subscribers only) about the layoffs at Blizzard Europe and that Diablo 4 was shown to Blizzard employees. Blizzard Blizzard Jun 21, 2019 at 19:26 23 comments
Borderlands 3 We decided to cover Borderlands 3 and hope the reaction will be positive. This first post details what our plans are and why we chose this game. Icy Veins Icy Veins Jun 09, 2019 at 08:13 27 comments
11 Builds to Try in Path of Exile: Legion With Patch 3.7.0 hitting Path of Exile with an overhaul to the melee builds and systems, as well as the start of the Legion Challenge League, this is the perfect time to try out a new build for your favourite classes. Icy Veins Icy Veins Jun 08, 2019 at 00:09
Login Issues: June 7th Blizzard is currently investigating an issue affecting their authentication servers, as players around the world are unable to log into Battle.net. Battle.net Battle.net Jun 07, 2019 at 18:45 1 comment
Blizzard Reportedly Cancels Another StarCraft Shooter It's Ghost all over again, it seems, as multiple sources have told Kotaku that Blizzard has cancelled project "Ares", apparently a first person shooter that's "like Battlefield in the StarCraft universe". The project was some 2 years along and, depending on which source you ask, was either looking good or that progress was coming along slowly. Blizzard Blizzard Jun 07, 2019 at 00:56 11 comments
Recruiting Hearthstone Writer We're looking for a dedicated writer to cover Hearthstone on our site and here's how you can apply. Icy Veins Icy Veins May 29, 2019 at 19:59
US Senator Seeks to Ban Loot Boxes & Pay-to-Win Microtransactions Republican Senator Josh Howley has proposed a ban on loot boxes and pay-to-win microtransactions in titles for minors, claiming they are preying on user addiction and exploiting children. Blizzard Blizzard May 13, 2019 at 07:23 61 comments
Officially Licensed Fine Art Prints for WoW, Diablo and StarCraft The amazing art of Blizzard games we all know and love is getting the fine art treatment, as Dutch online art dealership Cook and Becker has added three Blizzard franchises to their growing videogame collection. Said collection already consists of over 60 titles including Bloodborne, Cyberpunk 2077, Dark Souls, Dragon Age, Fallout, Uncharted and many more. Blizzard Blizzard May 09, 2019 at 23:12 6 comments
Activision Blizzard Q1 2019 Earnings Call Results for the Q1 2019 Activison Blizzard Earnings Call are here and Blizzard is down to 32 million monthly active users (MAUs), since Q4 2018 when they announced layoffs and got rid of 8% of their non-development employees. Blizzard Blizzard May 03, 2019 at 13:38 7 comments
Blizzard and Gamescom 2019 Blizzard won't be attending Gamescom in Cologne this year to focus on game development. Attendees will still be able to buy Blizzard gear in the shop area and the company is looking forward to returning to the event in the future. Blizzard Blizzard May 01, 2019 at 10:01 2 comments
Everything You Need to Know About BlizzCon 2019 BlizzCon is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on November 1 and 2. Tickets will go on sale May 4 at 10:00 a.m. PDT and May 8 at 7:00 p.m. PDT through AXS. BlizzCon BlizzCon Apr 25, 2019 at 15:09 14 comments
Kevin Johnson Leaves Blizzard Kevin "Cloaken" Johnson announced on Twitter a few days ago that he is leaving the company. The voice of Heroes of the Storm was narrating Hero spotlights before the changes to the game and got later transferred to work on a different game within the company earlier this year. Blizzard Blizzard Apr 22, 2019 at 10:56 20 comments
Icy Veins Podcast Episode #40 In Episode #40, we cover Essences, mount equipment, and the customizable trinket from Mechagon. Sophia helps us cover Hearthstone and we discuss fun Rise of Shadow decks and Ignoblegarden. Icy Veins Icy Veins Apr 17, 2019 at 23:09
"Diablo Immortal Pretty Much Ready" Says NetEase CFO Blizzard is co-developing Diablo Immortal with NetEase Inc. and the company's Chief Financial Officer Yang Zhaoxuan told analysts during a conference call that the game is ready from their perspective, according to Bloomberg reports. Blizzard Blizzard Apr 08, 2019 at 11:23 22 comments
Icy Veins Podcast Episode #39 We're back with a brand new episode of the Icy Veins Podcast, where we talk with Deadset about Diablo's upcoming Patch 2.6.5 and Season 17 that wll be available for playtesting for a week starting Friday and we also cover what's coming in World of Warcraft's next major content update, Patch 8.2. Icy Veins Icy Veins Apr 03, 2019 at 20:22
Blizzard Websites Fully Localized for Murloc Players Blizzard has been hard at work to localize all their websites into Nerglish, the language of Murlocs. Blizzard Blizzard Apr 01, 2019 at 18:43 7 comments
Warcraft 1 and 2 Now Available on GOG Following the original Diablo's addition to the Good Old Games store Blizzard are now adding Warcraft: Orcs and Humans and Warcraft 2 Battle.net edition (which has Beyond the Dark Portal included) as well! The franchise's 25th anniversary is coming up this year and this is a great way to celebrate (in addition to the upcoming Warcraft 3: Reforged)!
Here's the full announcement: Blizzard Blizzard Mar 28, 2019 at 15:01 7 comments
Here's the full announcement: Blizzard Blizzard Mar 28, 2019 at 15:01 7 comments
Icy Veins Podcast Episode #38 In Episode 38 of the Icy Veins Podcast, we speculate about the Derek & Jaina Reunion Cinematic, discuss Hearthstone's Rise of Shadows expansion with Sophia, and go through main features of the latest Heroes of the Storm update that will go live next week. Icy Veins Icy Veins Mar 20, 2019 at 23:34
Icy Veins Podcast Episode 37 In the latest episode of our podcast, we talk about Patch 8.1.5 release date, Tools of the Trade items, and Island Expedition gear tokens. We also discuss the new Esports format and the Year of the Dragon in Hearthstone with Sophia. Icy Veins Icy Veins Mar 06, 2019 at 23:48
Icy Veins Podcast Episode 36 In the latest episode of our podcast, we discuss potential Patch 8.1.5 release date, new Allied Races, recent layoffs at Activision Blizzard, and future game titles. Icy Veins Icy Veins Feb 20, 2019 at 20:56
Activision Blizzard Q4 2018 Earnings Call & Layoffs Layoffs at Activision Blizzard have been confirmed during the earnings call earlier today. The company plans to eliminate 8% of its non-development employees according to Activision Blizzard's CEO Bobby Kotick, who told investors that the main focus in 2019 is stabilization and restructuring due to missed expectations in 2018. Blizzard Blizzard Feb 12, 2019 at 22:41 29 comments
Activision Blizzard Layoffs to Be Announced Soon? According to Bloomberg, Activision Blizzard plans to cut hundreds of jobs due to slowing sales Tuesday. Blizzard Blizzard Feb 09, 2019 at 11:40 38 comments
Icy Veins Podcast Episode #35 In the latest episode of our podcast, Kat joins us to talk about her Double Rank 1 Legend rank and recent Card nerfs in Hearthstone. Overwatch's getting a Paris map that's now available for testing on PTR and Heirloom Upgrade Tokens will cost less in Patch 8.1.5! Icy Veins Icy Veins Feb 08, 2019 at 15:08
Icy Veins Podcast Episode #34 Episode 34 of the Icy Veins Podcast is here and we have Deadset on the show talking about the Season of Grandeur in Diablo III and we go through the main features of Tides of Vengeance Part II that hit live servers this week. Icy Veins Icy Veins Jan 24, 2019 at 10:17
Four New Collectible Blizzard Books Coming This Fall Blizzard today announced the release of four books, scheduled for Fall 2019: The Art of Hearthstone Vol. 2, The Art of Diablo, The Cinematic Art of WoW & The WoW Pop-Up Book. The books will be available for purchase on the Blizzard Gear Store or at your local bookstore. Blizzard Blizzard Jan 16, 2019 at 22:45 1 comment
Icy Veins Podcast Episode 33 Episode 33 of the Icy Veins Podcast is here, and we discuss Brode's Second Dinner announcement, Blizzard surveying players about Hearthstone Esports, Imperius in Heroes, and World of Warcraft's Patch 8.1.5. Icy Veins Icy Veins Jan 12, 2019 at 19:47 3 comments
Bungie Regains Publishing Rights for Destiny Bungie today announced on their website that they're regaining publishing rights for Destiny. They thanked Activision for their partnership on the game and said they're ready to publish on their own moving forward. Blizzard Blizzard Jan 10, 2019 at 21:39 23 comments
2 Chief Financial Officers Left Activision Blizzard in 2019 Activision Blizzard is down two senior executives so far in 2019. The game company has first put the Activision CFO Spencer Neumann on paid leave for cause unrelated to the company's financial performance, and he later joined Netflix. Today, we learned that Blizzard's CFO Amrita Ahuja left the company for Square. Blizzard Blizzard Jan 04, 2019 at 15:17 24 comments
Icy Veins Podcast Episode #32 In the latest episode of the Icy Veins podcast, we discuss the recent news surrounding Heroes of the Storm, Rastakhan's Rumble meta that's shaping up after release, and the launch of PoE-Vault! Icy Veins Icy Veins Dec 27, 2018 at 01:04
Introducing PoE Vault Today, we release our Path of Exile site. It is not entirely finished yet, but the content is there and we felt comfortable sharing it with Path of Exile players from our current audience. Icy Veins Icy Veins Dec 21, 2018 at 21:02 20 commentsREAD 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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