Blizzard has just announced the first-ever global tournament series for their free-to-play game Heroes of the Storm. The competition will feature regional championship tournaments for the Americas, Europe, China, Korea, and Taiwan regions, with the top eight teams duking it out at the Heroes of the Storm World Championship at BlizzCon on November 6–7 in Anaheim.
Last night if you happened to tune into ESPN 2 and were looking for NBA Playoffs, NHL Playoffs or baseball action you wouldn’t find it. Instead you found live footage of college students playing Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm.
Blizzard has decided to give something back to its long-time users. According to posts on both MMO Champion and Battle.net forums 10-year veterans of the game are receiving a pretty neat orc statue.
For the first time in a while Blizzard has announced a brand new game franchise. The game is Overwatch and it is a team-based multiplayer shooter with Pixar-like graphics. Looking at the gameplay videos it looks very much like Team Fortress 2.
It has been revealed that Blizzard will be canceling their development on next-generation massively multiplayer game Titan. This comes after at least seven years in development and word last year that they were going back to the drawing board to reevaluate things.
World of Warcraft was a game that took over the lives of many gamers, myself included. Back when it first came out MMO’s were not all that popular and WoW really showed what a great MMO could be. Coder August Lilleaas recently won an eBay auction of an original blade server that helped run one of WoW’s game servers.
World of Warcraft still remains as the world’s largest MMORPG, even though the game is 10 years old. Details on the game’s 4th expansion the Warlords of Draenor have been revealed. This expansion is expected to be released sometime in 2014.
Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., today announced that for the fourth consecutive year, the Call of Duty franchise has delivered the biggest entertainment launch of the year. The highly-anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops II has achieved an estimated sell-through of more than $500 million worldwide in the first 24 hours of its release, according to Chart-Track, retail customer sell-through information and internal company estimates.