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Posts Tagged Blizzard


Blizzard’s BattleNet battered by DDoS attacks

It’s not a great evening to be trying to play Blizzard titles, as BattleNet games like Diablo 3 and World of Warcraft are the latest to succumb to DDoS (Denial of Service) barrages.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Aug 2014 | 10

World of Warcraft to increase UK subscription prices

If you plan to sign up to a recurring World of Warcraft subscription plan in the UK, you’ll now be paying slightly more than before.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Aug 2014 | 1

Warlords of Draenor Collector’s Edition abuses the word epic

Every time somebody devalues the word “epic,” Beowulf has a little cry.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

Warlords of Draenor cinematic and release date revealed

Blizzard ran a special Warlords of Draenor livestream today, specifically for the purpose of showing a first cinematic and release date for the expansion.

By Peter Parrish | 14 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

Heroes of the Storm’s Garden of Terror will make you soil yourself

Blizzard has been tilling the ground for a new Heroes of the Storm map, so you can expect the fresh shoots of the three-lane battleground to poke through soon.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Jul 2014 | Comments Off

Blizzard’s Rob Pardo announces his departure

Blizzard’s Chief Creative Officer is now their former Chief Creative Officer, as Rob Pardo announces his departure after 17 years at the company.

By Peter Parrish | 3 Jul 2014 | 1

Blizzard’s Blackthorne, Rock n’ Roll Racing and The Lost Vikings now free on Battle.Net

Blizzard had to start somewhere and they released a few cracking titles many, many years ago.

By Paul Younger | 3 May 2014 | 2

IncGamers Podcast / Vidcast #163

Dark Souls 2 came out on PC! The IncGamers podcast team (well, the me and Tim parts of it anyway) will discuss how the transition to PC has gone this time and whether the sequel is a worthy successor to one of the greatest games of recent years.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Apr 2014 | 6

Blizzard registers Overwatch trademark

Following the success of the small Hearthstone team Blizzard appear to be working on another title going by the name of Overwatch.

By Paul Younger | 7 Apr 2014 | 1

Blizzard under DDoS Attack. Diablo, World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Hearthstone affected

Players have been experiencing login issues with Blizzard games this afteroon and Blizzard has confirmed they are victims of a DDoS attack.

By Paul Younger | 1 Apr 2014 | Comments Off

Heroes of the Storm technical alpha details revealed

Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm MOBA is moving into a “technical alpha” phase, according to a new post from the developers.

By Peter Parrish | 3 Mar 2014 | Comments Off

Blizzard opens Blizzard Arcade site

Gamers are a creative bunch and StarCraft II players are no exception with all kinds of cool mods being released all the time.

By Paul Younger | 23 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Hearthstone goes into open beta

Fans of life-destroying internet card games, rejoice! Blizzard’s Warcraft-themed, digital, collectible card-based life assassin, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, has hit open beta.

By Tim McDonald | 22 Jan 2014 | 2

Blizzard alert players over compromised World of Warcraft accounts due to trojan

Some important news if you’re a World of Warcraft player as a major problem caused by a trojan is affected player’s accounts.

By Paul Younger | 3 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Twitch streamer caught up in DDoS attack on DOTA 2, BattleNet, WoT and EA services

It’s all the rage this week, DDoS attacks on game services.

By Paul Younger | 31 Dec 2013 | 2

Blizzard instruct Youtube users to “contest” matches on videos – Claims flood in

The Youtube copyright issue is raging as highlighted in Peter’s story earlier this evening.

By Paul Younger | 11 Dec 2013 | 3

Blizzard creating new small development team for unannounced game

A job position on Blizzard’s jobs page indicates they are looking to create a new small development team for an unannounced project.

By Paul Younger | 7 Dec 2013 | 2

Greg “Ghostcrawler” Street departs Blizzard and World of Warcraft

If you’re a World of Warcraft player the name Ghostcrawler should be very familiar.

By Paul Younger | 27 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Warlords of Draenor trademarked by Blizzard – Next WoW expansion?

There’s some more Blizzard trademark action once again, this time for the name Warlords of Draenor.

By Paul Younger | 2 Nov 2013 | 1

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Preview

I didn’t want to like Hearthstone. On the one hand it’s a virtual card game.

By Tim McDonald | 17 Oct 2013 | 8

Blizzard win legal case against World of Warcraft bot company

Over the years there has been so many different bots to automate actions in World of Warcraft and other Blizzard games but Blizzard has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to cheating in their games.

By Paul Younger | 17 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

Blizzard registers trademark for Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard has been busy filing more trademarks, this time for Heroes of the Storm which has now been filed in the US following a New Zealand trademark filing for the same name.

By Paul Younger | 30 Sep 2013 | 1

BlizzCon 2013 Virtual Tickets now on sale

The annual BlizzCon convention returns this year and the majorty of Blizzard gamers won’t be able to make the trip to Anaheim.

By Paul Younger | 12 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Blizzard trademarks The Dark Below – Diablo 3 or World of Warcraft expansion?

With Gamescom looming and speculation that the Diablo 3 expansion will be announced next week in Cologne, Blizzard has filed the trademark of “The Dark Below” which was posted on Scribd.

By Paul Younger | 13 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

Hearthstone now feature complete – Beta soon in multiple regions

The team at Blizzard working on Hearthstone have just hit a major milestone for their Warcraft themed strategy card game.

By Paul Younger | 8 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

Blizzard resets Project Titan and delays game until 2016 says source

According to an unnamed source, Blizzard has delayed their unannounced MMO Project Titan until 2016.

By Paul Younger | 29 May 2013 | 3

Should the Diablo 3 auction house be scrapped? It’s “hurt” the game after all

It’s been a few months since Jay Wilson stood down as the Diablo 3 game director and now that the dust has settled over his departure and development on the game continues at a glacial pace, Jay was at GDC to talk about Diablo 3 in a post-mortem discussion –Shout at the Devil: The Making of Diablo III.

By Paul Younger | 30 Mar 2013 | 12

Blizzard planning linux game release in 2013?

Blizzard has never committed to releasing a game on Linux because they have always felt it was not commerciually viable in today’s market, but the mood could be changing.

By Paul Younger | 7 Jan 2013 | 1

IncGamers Podcast / Vidcast #94

This week, the team discuss whether it was a good idea for Square Enix to fund a Facebook marketing campaign in which Hitman’s Agent 47 kills your ‘friends’ for having bad hair.

By Peter Parrish | 5 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Blizzard registers ProjectBlackstone.com domain

The latest domain name to be added to Blizzard’s list is a new entry called projectblackstone.com.

By Paul Younger | 30 Nov 2012 | 2