Blizzard Entertainment

Overwatch‘s latest hero is Brigitte Lindholm — support/tank hyrbid and jill of all trades

February 28, 2018

After several days of teasers and speculation, Blizzard have revealed the latest hero joining the now 27-strong line up in Overwatch. Brigitte Lindholm, daughter of Swedish weapons master Torbjorn, is a tank/support hybrid, sporting one of the most unique kits of any character introduced so far.

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Want to join the Overwatch League? Overwatch Contenders begins in Aus and NZ in March

February 19, 2018

Australian and New Zealand players who think they’ve got what it takes to play in the Overwatch League can put their skills to the test when the Overwatch Contenders league touches down locally next month.

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The Overwatch League is making a few changes to its broadcast schedule for Stage 2

February 15, 2018

With Stage 2 of the Overwatch League’s inaugural season set to begin next week, Blizzard have announced a few changes to their broadcast lineup stemming from viewer feedback across Stage 1. This means a few timeslots are going to change. What does that mean for you, ANZ viewer?

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Overwatch Year of the Dog event begins next week

February 2, 2018

Overwatch‘s Lunar New Year event returns next week according to an announcement from the game’s official Twitter account. The seasonal event begins on February 9 in Australia.

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Games Interview: Blizzard’s Paul Kubit and Shani Edwards discuss the road to World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

January 31, 2018

After months of quietly dropping hints, the trickle of information about Battle for Azeroth, the next expansion in Blizzard’s legendary MMMORPG World of Warcraft, is beginning to resemble a small wave. From its winter release window, the return of  the classic Orcs vs Humans conflict, and the reveal of its intriguing new Warfronts mode, there’s […]

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Could the trade window finally break the Korean stranglehold on the Overwatch League?

January 29, 2018

In its first three weeks of competition, the Overwatch League, Blizzard’s ambitious tilt at an organised esports league, has been dominated by a triumvirate of Korean supersquads. All three have confidently held gold, silver and bronze on the ladder since the competition began. Many, ourselves included, wondered what, if anything, Blizzard could do to ensure […]

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Overwatch‘s Blizzard World update has finally arrived

January 24, 2018

Trying to explain Overwatch‘s newest map, Blizzard World, is really weird. There is so much going on here, and so many logical and logistical cul-de-sacs to navigate, its easy to get lost in it. Let me try to explain.

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Games Interview: Heroes of the Storm Lead Character Artist Ted Park on how Blizzard creates your favourite skins and models

January 16, 2018

Heroes of the Storm feels like a place where Blizzard Entertainment can have fun with their own back catalogue. From the anime–inspired Mecha skins for Diablo III‘s Tyrael to the ever popular Deathwing variant for Overwatch‘s, new Heroes skins give the impression that Blizzard is happy to have a little fun at their own expense. We got the chance to chat […]

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The Overwatch League is only a week old and there’s already a problem emerging

January 14, 2018

If there’s a problem with Blizzard Entertainment’s big esports gamble, Overwatch League, (beyond its rather obvious lack of female players and presenters) it’s that the divide in the skill level between its best teams and its less talented ones is pretty stark.

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Hanzo mains rejoice, you can now troll people in two games

December 13, 2017

Everyone’s favourite Overwatch troll pick, archer Hanzo Shimada, is about to be make his debut in Blizzard’s hero brawler/MOBA title Heroes of the Storm.

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Opinion: Is it time to raise the price of video games?

November 14, 2017

In the past few weeks, complaints against microtransactions in AAA games have reached a crescendo, with anger directed towards EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II, Monolith’s Middle-earth: Shadow of War and more recently, Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII for their inclusion of paid loot boxes.

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Win one of 10 virtual tickets to BlizzCon 2017!

October 23, 2017

For fans of Blizzard Entertainment titles like Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo and Hearthstone, there’s no bigger date than BlizzCon. But for Australian fans, BlizzCon 2017’s home at the Anaheim Convention Centre in Los Angeles is a pretty epic trip to make. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Blizzard ANZ to give away 10 Virtual […]

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Ana is coming to Heroes of the Storm and here’s everything you need to know about her

September 19, 2017

The demand for Overwatch characters in Blizzard’s popular strategic hero brawler Heroes of the Storm has been rife ever since the game’s roster of iconic heroes was announced. Having added, Tracer, Genji and Zarya to the mix in previous updates, Blizzard have now revealed two new Overwatch characters heading to the Nexus — Ana and Junkrat. While not much […]

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Overwatch‘s latest animated short is here to make you ugly cry about Mei

August 23, 2017

It’s been nine months since the last Overwatch animated short made its debut, part of the announcement for the then-latest hero Sombra. There’s been rampant fan speculation about which character would get the Pixar treatment in the months since and now, as Gamescom wraps up, we have our answer. Mei, we take back every mean thing we […]

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Blizzard unable to make up mind, renames launcher again

August 15, 2017

You might remember a story we brought you last year about Blizzard Entertainment retiring the long-standing name it used for its program launcher in favour of the more generic name, Blizzard Launcher. The story changed earlier this year when the Activision half of the Activision-Blizzard family declared it would be bringing the Destiny 2 beta […]

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Despite Blizzard’s previous statements to the contrary, Deathmatch is coming to Overwatch

August 10, 2017

One of Overwatch‘s most requested modes is finally making its way into the game. Blizzard have announced that Deathmatch modes are on the way to the wildy popular team shooter, starting today.

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Overwatch surpasses 30 million players, still nobody on the goddamned cart

May 1, 2017

Blizzard’s wildly popular team shooter Overwatch has reached yet another community milestone — the game has now played host to 30 million players around the world.

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Heroes of the Storm 2.0 launching next month, takes a page from Overwatch‘s book

March 30, 2017

Apparently emboldened by Diablo 3‘s game-redefining 2.0 update, as well as various wild changes introduced to Overwatch in recent months, Blizzard Entertainment have announced their hero-brawler MOBA Heroes of the Storm is getting a 2.0 rework of its own. Where HotS 2.0 differs from Diablo 3 2.0 is that, at this stage, it doesn’t seem the actual gameplay is changing much at […]

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Blizzard announces StarCraft: Remastered coming mid-year

March 26, 2017

Blizzard Entertainment are revisiting their 1998 megahit RTS StarCraft, and its expansion StarCraft: Brood War, releasing a new high-definition version dubbed StarCraft: Remastered. The announcement was made by Blizzard president Mike Morhaime in Seoul, South Korea this afternoon at the I <3 StarCraft fan event. Hit the jump to see it in all its glory.

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Overwatch‘s new map Oasis is going to murder you with cars

November 29, 2016

Overwatch‘s newest point-capture map Oasis has arrived on the public test servers overnight and despite its idyllic surrounds, it is home to a threat altogether new to the game: vehicles. The level is bordered by a highway filled with cars travelling at speed — cars that, rather than being decoration, will kill you instantly should […]

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Blizzard redesigns Symmetra, will become first Overwatch hero with two ultimates

November 22, 2016

Up until now, it’s been understood that heroes in Overwatch were only capable of deploying a single ultimate ability. This all changed this morning when Blizzard released their new Developer Update, confirming that the character is about to undergo a substantial redesign.

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Blizzard reveals new game mode for Heroes of the Storm.

October 6, 2016

Blizzard has announced Heroes Brawl, a brand-new game mode for Heroes of the Storm.

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World of Warcraft’s Demon Hunter class comes to life in epic cosplay

September 9, 2016

Hollywood blacksmith Tony Swatton, creator of props and weapons from titles such as The Hunger Games, Thor, Sucker Punch and Alice in Wonderland, created an epic costume for Blizzard Entertainment to bring to life their newest World of Warcraft class, the Demon Hunter.

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