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Diablo 3 and World of Warcraft players spent much of their time either leveling up or trying to get new gear. Developer Blizzard doesn't want that to be the case with their new shooter Overwatch.
Games that are multiplayer-only are dangerous affairs. It takes a lot to keep those kind of competitive titles alive when they're reliant on a strong community to make them tick. Well, one way that Blizzard wants to keep Overwatch alive is by not charging for heroes or maps.
While StarCraft had interested me for years, I avoided picking it up until the 3rd expansion of StarCraft II, Legacy of the Void. The game looked awesome, but I was a little intimidated by real-time strategy and lighting-quick pro gamers. When I did finally give it a try, I was surprised to find that it wasnít nearly as rough as I had imagined all those years. Here are some tips to get real-time strategy noobs started with less frustration.
The alpha test for World of Warcraft: Legion has been updated with its first dungeon, Halls of Valor. This dungeon should give remind veterans of the old Wrath of the Lich King expansion.
Overwatch beta testers will have to find something else to do during the holidays. Blizzard says that they'll be taking the test offline for an extended period of time.
Blizzard just added a new World of Warcraft pet to the game called Brightpaw. In addition to providing players with companionship, this pet will also help raise money for charity.
Iíve been putting off playing StarCraft for years. Real time strategy can be intense, and videos of people making 10 moves per second made getting started seem like more work than fun. The fatal flaw in my plan is Iím a sucker for a good story, and that was ultimately what hooked me on StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void.
Heroes of the Storm recently made a risky move by introducing Cho'gall, the first two-player character for the MOBA. It seemed risky at first, anyway. In truth, this character fits perfectly with Blizzard's overall plan for Heroes.
World of Warcraft's upcoming expansion Legion will let players finally create Gnome Hunters. Aside from looking awesome, Gnome Hunters will also have access to a new set of pets.
Heroes of the Storm players have one more battleground to fight over starting today. Blizzard has released "Towers of Doom," a spooky map with new objectives for players to tackle.
Blizzard has begun the alpha testing for World of Warcraft's new expansion Legion. They're currently sending out email invites to a select group of players.
Blizzard has to battle with cheaters, hackers, bot makers and gray market (re)sellers all the time. Their latest escapades into the murky territory of botting and gold selling involves a German company named Bossland, who is attempting to sue Blizzard for copyright theft.
Blizzard has decided to introduce the level 100 character boost for World of Warcraft the same way they introduced the level 90 boost: with a short, funny trailer.
A large group of PC gamers are about to get a chance to play Overwatch. Blizzard plans to hold a stress test for the multiplayer shooter this weekend.
Blizzard recently spotlighted an arcade mod for StarCraft 2 called Marines of the Dominion: Psionic Warfare. One of the reasons this bad boy has been making the rounds in news lately is because it's freaking awesome. This mod turns StarCraft 2 from a real-time strategy game into a third-person, over-the-shoulder shooter just like Gears of War.