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Hearthstone - the collectible card game set in the World of Warcraft universe - has a brand new expansion, Murder at Castle Nathria. Players can enjoy a new card type and a new keyword as they investigate a murder mystery.

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Wednesday, 19 January 2022 19:14

Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard for $US 70b

Microsoft made big news when it bought Minecraft and when it bought Bethesda, but today’s news is a deal 10 times that. Microsoft has now announced its acquisition of Activision Blizzard for an eye-watering $US 70 billion. It makes Microsoft the world’s third-largest gaming company.

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Despite burgeoning evidence of customers being banned for no reason, Activision-Blizzard doesn’t care.

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Issues with Activision Blizzard’s bulk-banning of 70,000 players for cheating are starting to snowball.

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Pay for a game and then get blocked from playing it, with no recourse: is this a case of "Unfair Contract Terms?"

Published in Games
Friday, 03 June 2016 10:30

Seven million on Overwatch

Blizzard Entertainment lures millions of people into the Overwatch fold. Along the way, the digital achievements have been tracked by the Blizzard servers.

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Game developer Blizzard does things its own way, at its own pace. Overwatch shows that the Blizzard coding wizards can do first-person team-based combat, adding this arrow to the rather full quiver of achievement that includes Warcraft, Starcraft, Hearthstone, Diablo and Heroes of the Storm.

Published in Games
Monday, 11 November 2013 13:17

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor announced

Blizzard has announced the next instalment of its hugely popular PC RPG World of Warcraft, dubbed Warlords of Draenor.

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 04 November 2013 19:23

Blizzard releases 1994 classic for free

Blizzard has dropped a surprise gift for PC gamers, releasing 1994 platformer Blackthorne for free.

Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 17:17

PS3 Diablo III orders open

Will Diablo be the same without the mouse clicking?  Well PlayStation 3 owners can soon find out as Preorders for the popular game open up.

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 13:38

Blizzard raids IGN

In a surprising business move today US videogame powerhouse Blizzard has purchased the IGN Pro League (IPL) technology and assets from media company IGN.

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, the new blockbuster expansion to Blizzard's best-selling RTS, was released midnight last night alongside an announcement of more additions and tweaks to the game's highly competitive multiplayer.

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Blizzard Entertainment has released the action filled and heart pounding opening cinematic to the next instalment of StarCraft II.  Heart Of the Swarm will answer many questions for players around the world, but many more questions remain.

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Thursday, 22 November 2012 15:08

Eight years of warring and crafting

Tomorrow World of Warcraft turns eight years old that is an epic run by anybody’s video game standards.  Pretenders to the throne have come and mostly gone, and WOW endures with millions of players logging in consistently.  Blizzard thought it worth putting together some celebratory fun

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:26

The World of Warcraft mists begin to clear

Blizzard Entertainment has released information on the impending release of World of Warcraft: Mists Of Pandaria including the server start-up times for those venturing into the new virtual lands of Pandaria.

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Friday, 26 August 2011 15:32

StarCraft II competition invitees announced

The Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand representatives for the upcoming StarCraft II Battle.Net invitational tournament have been selected.

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Tuesday, 11 January 2011 11:29

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm tops 4.7 million

There are many pasty-faced WoW fans in the world, and right now they have even more reason to not go outdoors.  The latest expansion for the six year-old massive multiplayer online role playing game, World of Warcraft is Cataclysm, and this virtual world changing update has already captured over 4.7 million inhabitants.
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Wednesday, 08 December 2010 11:59

It's a World of Warcraft Cataclysm

The complete shake up of the World of Warcraft has happened.  Deathwing the corrupted Dragon Aspect has swept through the land with nothing but upheaval, devastation and reformation left in his wake.  Now it is up to you (and some 12 million friends) to revisit and either plunder or protect the denizens.  World of Warcraft: Cataclysm has hit stores.
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Blizzard Entertainment has announced the release date for the highly anticipated refresh of World of Warcraft.  Time to dust of the characters as World of Warcraft: Cataclysm gets a 2010 street date and pricing.
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For Southeast Asia, Australian and New Zealand purchasers of StarCraft II, the barrier preventing access to North American servers will be torn asunder.  But will you require a new client to access this larger world of battle?  For Diablo III fans we have some new information as well.
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