blizzcon 2018

The Daily Grind: What’s the longest you’ve ever played a WoW expansion?

During BlizzCon this weekend, Eliot and I were chatting about an article series he's working on different periods in MMORPG history. I mentioned 2009...

MMO Week in Review: The most ‘immortal’ thing about Diablo is fan rage

BlizzCon dominated the weekend, and Diablo dominated BlizzCon, though not exactly for the reasons we might have hoped for: Blizzard ham-handedly announced Diablo Immortal,...
Knives out.

BlizzCon 2018: Diablo Immortal lore, zone, class, and Q&A recap

Blizzard's Wyatt Cheng and Matthew Burger took the stage for the Diablo Immortal Q&A panel at BlizzCon tonight, clearly aware of the drama swirling...
You know, it can really be your jong.

BlizzCon 2018: Blizzard defends Diablo Immortal, hints at more Diablo projects on the way

"I'd like to thank April Fools Guy for setting off what's sure to be two solid weeks of hand-wringing over the time/place etiquette of...

BlizzCon 2018: World of Warcraft Q&A liveblog

Here's the problem with World of Warcraft Q&A sessions every time we have BlizzCon, which is now just one bad idea away from happening...
If you look to your left, you will see a sad person.

BlizzCon 2018: World of Warcraft Classic liveblog

So. World of Warcraft Classic. Did you think you wanted it, but it turns out you don't? Did you think you want it and...

BlizzCon 2018: Diablo fans go into full-fledged meltdown mode over Immortal

It's hard to imagine a more perfect storm of nerdrage than the one that Blizzard concocted at BlizzCon this Friday. Sorely neglected Diablo fans...

BlizzCon 2018: World of Warcraft details Tides of Vengeance and Rise of Azshara

Blizzard just wrapped up its World of Warcraft What's Next panel, and believe it or not, it wasn't a total dud. While we already knew...
Going nowhere, going nowhere.

BlizzCon 2018: World of Warcraft – What’s Next liveblog

So what is next for World of Warcraft? Based on the current reception of the game's expansion, my personal prediction is another few months...
Somebody pull.

BlizzCon 2018: World of Warcraft reveals the classes for Kul Tirans and Zandalari Trolls

Yes, it looks like this got turned on a little earlier than World of Warcraft had expected. We'll probably hear more about this in...

BlizzCon 2018: Overwatch’s new anti-hero Ashe is super into doing crimes and voiced by Jennifer Hale

I happen to live with a relatively serious Overwatch player, and let me tell you, he was not remotely concerned about the fact that...
Ancient prophecies should perhaps be heeded.

BlizzCon 2018: Warcraft III: Reforged is a remaster and update of the classic game due in 2019

Fighting Infernals, chopping lumber with Ghouls, managing your Wisps and uprooting Ancients... all familiar to any veterans of Warcraft III. But this year's BlizzCon...

BlizzCon 2018: Diablo Immortal is a ‘mobile massively multiplayer online action–role-playing game’

Hey, Diablo III. Happy Switch launch day. Happy Diablo Immortal day! (So much for that animated series rumor?) As announced during the BlizzCon opening ceremony,...
Why does this still feel like the WoW I actually want to see.

BlizzCon 2018: Hearthstone trolls players with Rastakhan’s Rumble expansion

Hope you don't mind some serious Trolling because Blizzard is tusking us with a new Hearthstone expansion that's all about the savage jungle race. Rastakhan’s...
I can stop any time I want.

BlizzCon 2018: World of Warcraft gets a new charity pet and a new cinematic

The opening ceremonies are over, and we didn't get a whole lot of news about World of Warcraft just yet, but we did get...

BlizzCon 2018: Heroes of the Storm trailers and recap

During the BlizzCon opening ceremonies today, Heroes of the Storm got more love than usual with a giant cinematic trailer for the game Blizzard refers to as its "love letter to [its] favorite Blizzard characters." The video - and screencaps below - features Orphea, a free character for all attendees and virtual tix holders. Enjoy!

BlizzCon 2018: World of Warcraft Classic is releasing next summer

We all knew that World of Warcraft Classic -- the legacy server that will take players back to the vanilla version of the MMO...
This went over great.

BlizzCon 2018: Opening ceremonies liveblog

It's that time again, dear readers, a time of listening to staff members from Blizzard talk about the company on stage at the newest annual BlizzCon! And because everyone seems to enjoy it when we liveblog these ceremonies every year, it seems like we might as well do that again.
Everyone wants to feel like a hero. Sometimes there's not a hero moment.

BlizzCon 2018: Get yourself ready with BlizzCon Bingo

Yes, it's time for another BlizzCon, and as always that means a lot of panels, a lot of nonsense, and... well, let's face it,...

The Daily Grind: Do you even have any expectations left for BlizzCon?

So. Today's the first day of BlizzCon. Normally, we take the opportunity to ask our community about their expectations and predictions for BlizzCon. But,...