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BlizzCon 2019: Overwatch 2 panel liveblog

We're liveblogging from BlizzCon once again! Starting at 4:30 p.m. EDT, we're getting the second of a total of six "coming soon" panels for...
AC/DC in the background.

BlizzCon 2019: Overwatch 2 angles toward PvE with co-op missions and hero leveling

It's the next evolution of Overwatch, and it's going to rock your trigger-happy world. At BlizzCon, the rumored Overwatch 2 was confirmed as a...
Another one of these, but the art is more boring.

BlizzCon 2019: Diablo 4 reveal panel liveblog

We're liveblogging from BlizzCon once again! Starting at 3:30 p.m. EDT, we're getting the first of a total of six "coming soon" panels for...

BlizzCon 2019: Blizzard officially announces Diablo 4

It's official: Blizzard's going back to its "darker roots" with Diablo 4. During the opening ceremony, the studio vowed excessive blood and gore to...

The Daily Grind: Are you still excited for today’s BlizzCon reveals?

This is a rough year to be excited about BlizzCon. It was a rough year a while back, with World of Warcraft in the midst...

Our complete BlizzCon 2019 coverage

BlizzCon 2019 is upon us, set against the backdrop of a boycott over the Hearthstone mess, but we're covering Blizzard's annual fan convention just...

The Daily Grind: Will BlizzCon weaken gamers’ #BoycottBlizzard resolve?

Two forces are destined to collide at this coming weekend's BlizzCon: the force of fan fury over Blizzard's recent actions and the force of...
Oh no, evidence!

Mitsubishi dropped its Blizzard esports sponsorship following the Hong Kong fiasco

Were you thinking Blizzard was going to just coast into BlizzCon as if its "international incident" hadn't gripped the whole damn industry for a...
We're fine.

World of Warcraft will be locking down corruption values on the test server

The new Corrupted item system being tested for World of Warcraft has already received a fair amount of feedback, generally in the negative. The...
Who could have seen this coming.

World of Warcraft: Classic layering, Corruption, and the BlizzCon Q&A

Layers! Huh! Good God, y'all, what are they good for? Keeping player populations in early phases of World of Warcraft: Classic at manageable levels (say...

Leaderboard: Will Blizzard announce Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon?

Among the many rumors being kicked around about BlizzCon is the rumor that the company is gearing up to announce a sequel to its...

The Daily Grind: What are you hoping to see in Diablo 4?

Rumors and leaks are making it seem ever more likely that Blizzard will finally reveal Diablo 4 at this year's BlizzCon, and though it...

German magazine ad appears to confirm impending announcement of Diablo 4

It's been long-rumored - and heck we all expected it last year - but it kinda looks like Diablo 4 has been confirmed by...

Complete coverage of Blizzard’s ‘Hong Kong liberation’ Blitzchung fiasco

In October of 2019, Blizzard made international news headlines when it banned a Hong Kong Hearthstone esports pro and two Taiwanese contracted casters over...
Hello, I am still the villain.

US politicians chastise Activision-Blizzard for its handling of the Hong Kong fiasco

If Blizzard thought its Hong Kong liberation fiasco couldn't possibly get worse than international headlines, a wide-ranging boycott, Riot Games' public pity, and a...

Riot Games expresses ’empathy’ for Blizzard after its Hong Kong fiasco

One might wonder why, possessed as it was of a pretty good week of announcements, Riot Games would willingly put Blizzard's One Ring on...

Massively Overthinking: Are you boycotting Blizzard?

Tyler's piece this week about the Blizzard he loved being dead actually brought tears to my eyes. It hurts to lose a game and...
Boy, there's just a level of smarm on display...

Blizzard finally decides to ban the college Hearthstone team that called for a Blizzard boycott too

Did it bother you that Blizzard had punished Blitzchung over his Hong Kong liberation stunt but planned to permit American University players who similarly...
Do you really want to hurt me?

WoW Factor: Blizzard’s nonpology and the ethics of boycotting

Last time we were here, we discussed the intensely shoddy ethics of Blizzard's behavior surrounding the banning of Hearthstone professional Ng "Blitzchung" Wai Chang....
It knows you sinned.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 242: And then Blizzard said, ‘Hold my beer’

Justin, Bree, and Eliot discuss the Blizzard boytcott and fiasco, the Daybreak layoffs, Shroud of the Avatar's sell-off, the Guild Wars 2 hacker piece, and a few happier stories too.