blizzard entertainment

Major gaming studio, responsible for World of Warcraft and the Warcraft franchise, Diablo III and the Diablo franchise, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch.

Battle of the betas: Tarisland enters second closed beta as Pax Dei kicks off Home Valley test

What are the chances that two big MMORPGs start key testing on exactly the same 24-hour period? Well, I don't know, but it's definitely...
treasure hunting is one step from lockboxes

The Daily Grind: How dedicated are you to wealth generation in MMOs?

There was a span of time a few years back when I heavily engaged with the World of Warcraft economy to make as much...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 445: Rally for Project Gorgon

Justin and Bree discuss Project Gorgon's community, Wayfinder's layoffs, LOTRO's Corsairs of Umbar, WoW's Guardians of the Dream, and Guild Wars 2's Through the Veil, with adventures in WoW, Fallout 76, LOTRO, and Project Goron, plus a mailbag topic on why more MMOs don't use contemporary real-world settings.

ARPG Grim Dawn preps its ‘most comprehensive free update ever’

Now that the new ARPG smell has faded from Diablo IV, it's entirely possible that fans of the genre are looking to branch out...

Blizzard says it’s ‘held back surprises’ for WoW Classic’s Season of Discovery

The questions keep rolling in about World of Warcraft's future -- and Blizzard keeps fielding them. The studio's recent Q&A also tackled topics related...

World of Warcraft will see three more updates after 10.2 in the lead-up to The War Within

The fallout from BlizzCon's reveal of World of Warcraft: The War Within isn't complete without a post-show Q&A of curated questions for some of...

Blizzard’s art savant Samwise Didier is retiring after more than three decades at the studio

Thirty-two years is a heckuva run at any studio, especially when you've been one of the artistic inspirations for some of that studio's most...
The clear winner.

Vague Patch Notes: BlizzCon 2023 wasn’t a disaster, but it needed to be better

The last live BlizzCon in 2019 was not a great show, but it was fundamentally a hype festival for Blizzard just like they've all...

Massively Overthinking: Did BlizzCon do what it needed to do?

Given the last couple of years, which have been inarguably rocky for both the company and its games, Blizzard needed a big win at...

Diablo Immortal readies the Harvest Bounty event, Hearthstone sets the table for Showdown in the Badlands

Two of Blizzard's two major mobile games - Diablo Immortal and Hearthstone - are getting themselves a pair of content updates, as the former...

The Soapbox: Will Diablo IV’s Vessel of Hatred be a sufficient answer for Path of Exile 2?

Everyone loves a good enrage timer, right? It puts pressure on everyone involved in a raid or boss fight to pull their weight and...

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft’s The War Within actually sounds promising on paper

So now we know what's coming next. World of Warcraft: The War Within is our next expansion, and... you know, that's not really a...
Another Overwatch L.

The Overwatch League appears to be dead after six seasons

The Overwatch League appears to have lived up to its nickname, as it's yet another Overwatch L in light of the news that it...

Perfect Ten: The single best expansion from 10 MMOs

Holy crud, do I not know that I'm setting myself up for some major pushback today. Oh, I feel that to my core, friends!...

World of Warcraft’s Guardians of the Dream launches today (albeit with delays)

If you aren't looking forward to World of Warcraft: The War Within, the good news is that there's a fair chunk of Dragonflight left...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 444: The return of BlizzCon

Justin and Bree discuss BlizzCon 2023, World of Warcraft The War Within expansion, the Worldsoul Saga, WoW Classic Cataclysm, WoW Classic's Season of Discovery aka don't call it Classic Plus, with a few bits about Overwatch 2, Hearthstone, and Diablo IV, plus adventures in Warcraft Rumble and My Time at Sandrock.

Blizzard president confirms a focus on mobile and live service games, briefly discusses studio’s ‘new era’

The tide of change is continuing to slip its way across the shores of Blizzard, which is the general tone of a BlizzCon interview...

Blizzard suggests World of Warcraft is ‘pretty well positioned’ for a console port

World of Warcraft coming to consoles almost seems like a no-brainer, considering MMORPGs being playable on a gamepad is hardly beyond the pale -...

Casually Classic: BlizzCon took WoW Classic into the ‘plus’ era

While the three-expansion revelation of World of Warcraft's Worldsoul Saga stole the show at BlizzCon this past weekend, I was even more excited --...

World of Warcraft will develop ‘Saga’ expansions in parallel, addresses War Within’s headstart controversy

Even after hearing everything that Blizzard had to say about World of Warcraft's Worldsoul Saga in general and next year's The War Within expansion...