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“A liar and a bully”: Blizzard’s company values no longer matter to protesting fans – VG247

“A liar and a bully”: Blizzard’s company values no longer matter to protesting fans...

It’s a sunny day in Anaheim and BlizzCon is in full swing. There are D.Va cosplays as far as the eye can see, there are workers in official-looking vests stopping dead-eyed convention goers from walking in the road, and there’s a hint of weed hanging in the air. But just away from the metal detectors…
Diablo 4: Why Blizzard went dark with the sequel – Polygon

Diablo 4: Why Blizzard went dark with the sequel – Polygon

Diablo 4 was Blizzard’s most thrilling new game announcement at BlizzCon 2019, not just because it was confirmation of a beloved series moving forward, but confirmation that Diablo was returning in its most beloved form. Diablo 4 is dark, foreboding, and for lack of a better comparison, how many fans remember Diablo 2. What made…
Blizzard president addresses Blitzchung controversy at BlizzCon – INSIDER

Blizzard president addresses Blitzchung controversy at BlizzCon – INSIDER

Blizzard Entertainment's president, J. Allen Brack, said over the weekend that he would "accept accountability" for a controversy involving a professional gamer who supported the protests in Hong Kong.Last month, Blizzard's parent company, Activision Blizzard, received a letter from a bipartisan group of US lawmakers accusing Blizzard of censoring the professional gamer Ng Wai Chung,…
Blizzard won’t repeal Hong Kong Hearthstone player ban – Polygon

Blizzard won’t repeal Hong Kong Hearthstone player ban – Polygon

In October, Blizzard suspended Hearthstone player Ng “blitzchung” Wai Chung for using his winner’s interview to call for democracy in Hong Kong. Originally, the developer banned blitzchung for a year and revoked $10,000 in prize winnings. Later, it returned his money and reduced the suspension — and that of two Taiwanese Hearthstone casters — to…
Blizzard’s BlizzCon Videogame Conference Had Big News on Lineup – Barron’s

Blizzard’s BlizzCon Videogame Conference Had Big News on Lineup – Barron’s

BlizzCon is as important in the world of videogames as the annual meeting at Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is to investors. People want to know what the Blizzard side of Activision Blizzard (ticker: ATVI), the company behind hugely popular franchises such as Overwatch, Diablo, and World of Warcraft, has lined up in the way of…
Blizzard won’t reverse Hearthstone pro’s Hong Kong protest suspension

Blizzard won’t reverse Hearthstone pro’s Hong Kong protest suspension

Holding the line — Blizzard boss shifts some blame for initial decisions to Chinese publishing partner. Kyle Orland - Nov 4, 2019 3:57 pm UTC Enlarge / Ng "Blitzchung" Wai Chung declares his support for Hong Kong while two announcers duck behind their desks.BlizzardBlizzard President J. Allen Brack said in an interview with PC Gamer…
Blizzard Is Looking Into Adding Raytracing to World of Warcraft – Wccftech

Blizzard Is Looking Into Adding Raytracing to World of Warcraft – Wccftech

The eighth World of Warcraft expansion, Shadowlands, was announced by Blizzard during last weekend's BlizzCon 2019. MMO-Champion, one of the foremost sources of World of Warcraft news, managed to interview Senior Game Producer Michael Bybee and Lead Software Engineer Patrick Magruder during the event. Yesterday they shared plenty of tidbits learned from that chat and…
Blizzard explains why it took 15 years to add more ethnicities to World of Warcraft – PC Gamer

Blizzard explains why it took 15 years to add more ethnicities to World of...

Home News MMO World Of Warcraft (Image credit: Blizzard) With World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, Blizzard is introducing a bunch of new character customisation options, which include more skin tones and face options that will finally let players create a more ethnically diverse roster of heroes. But why did it take 15 years? While there are currently…
Blizzard Releases First 4K In-Game Diablo 4 Screenshots Showcasing Art Design and D2-Like Visual Style – Wccftech

Blizzard Releases First 4K In-Game Diablo 4 Screenshots Showcasing Art Design and D2-Like Visual...

Blizzard has released the first set of in-game Diablo 4 screenshots in 4K showing off the game’s art design and Diablo 2-like visual style. Following numerous leaks, Blizzard finally announced its next Diablo installment at Blizzon 2019. The game embraces the darker roots of the franchise and, compared to Diablo 3, its visual style is…
Blizzard considered a free third-person camera for Diablo 4, but isometric just felt right – VG247

Blizzard considered a free third-person camera for Diablo 4, but isometric just felt right...

By Kirk McKeand, Sunday, 3 November 2019 17:30 GMT How would you feel about a Diablo game with the camera pulled in close like The Witcher 3, where you can see all that gore with a panning free camera? It’s something that wasn’t off the table when Blizzard was working on Diablo 4. During pre-production,…

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Naughty Dog boss on how games changed since the first PlayStation

There’s an old commercial from the 1990s that always stuck with Evan Wells. In it, a bottle of Listerine swings through a jungle on a vine, Tarzan-style, signifying the arrival of an exciting new flavor of mouthwash. The entire thing was built using computer-generated visuals that, today, look simple and dated. But it was a…

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