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Zerg rush! Now Google DeepMind, Blizzard train AIs with StarCraft battles

Vid Google DeepMind is partnering with Blizzard Entertainment, the producers of the hugely popular StarCraft game, to set the real-time strategy game as the next challenge in AI. The announcement was made during BlizzCon, a video games convention held by Blizzard Entertainment today, and comes right after researchers from Facebook …
Overwatch

Blizzard blighted by another DDoS storm

Blizzard, the game developer behind World of Warcraft and Overwatch, was hit by another DDoS attack on Tuesday. The assault coincides with the final day of its Overwatch Summer Games event. In an update to an official Twitter account, Blizzard admitted the assault was affecting its ability to deliver services. "We continue to …
John Leyden, 23 Aug 2016
Overwatch

Blizzard shows off Overwatch – yet another guardians of Earth FPS

Vids Blizzard Entertainment has unveiled its first new games franchise in over a decade at the BlizzCon jamboree in California. Youtube Video Overwatch is a classic first-person shooter that looks very like Team Fortress and Unreal in gameplay. Teams of six players per team fight it out in a variety of country-specific gaming …
Iain Thomson, 8 Nov 2014
Uncov chronicles the failure of Web 2.0

Titan falls! Blizzard cancels World of Warcraft successor

Games developer Blizzard has confirmed it is cancelling its massively multiplayer online (MMO) game Titan because after spending seven years and an estimated $50m or more developing the title, it just wasn't working out. "We had created World of Warcraft, and we felt really confident that we knew how to make MMOs. So we set …
Iain Thomson, 24 Sep 2014
Destiny

Prepare yourself for PlayStation pr0n: Sony shows off PS 4 beta-fest

Pics It has been out in Japan since November, but Sony’s PlayStation TV is due in the UK this autumn and Sony was waving around a few of its game streaming boxes in London last week. The Japanese firm also presented a range of forthcoming games – most still in beta – along with that unicorn of gaming, a white PS4. Sony PlayStation …
Bob Dormon, 8 Jul 2014

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – A jolly little war for lunchtime

Quick review Hearthstone is a game that I've been a bit obsessed with lately. Hearthstone is a free game from Blizzard for PC and iPad. Free to play to be specific, but there is definitely no requirement to actually pay money – I'll get into why later. Using World of Warcraft themes and art style, it's an online turn-based card game. No, …
Adam Fowler, 17 Apr 2014
Preview - World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

Battling with Blizzard's new WoW expansion and Diablo revamp

Preview Kerrigan is hunting me down and the Zerg are swarming. Praise the Earth Mother – Chen materialises to rescue me with his Brewmaster skills and calm me down with a tankard of Thunderbrew. Am I hallucinating? No, I’m at the EU Blizzard HQ to talk to the development teams behind the new expansions for World of Warcraft: Warlords of …
Lucy Orr, 28 Feb 2014
World of Warcraft Mobile Armory

Blizzard blasts 'frivolous' security lawsuit

World of Warcraft developer Blizzard has said claims made in a lawsuit which alleges it engaged in "deceptive and unfair" business practices are entirely "without merit". The lawsuit, filed by gamer Benjamin Bell in the US, insists Blizzard is forcing online players of Diablo III, Starcraft and World of Warcraft to pay $6.40/£ …
Caleb Cox, 12 Nov 2012
World of Warcraft Expansion: The Mists of Pandaria

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria review

Review A couple of years ago I was addicted to Farmville and I've always had a soft spot for Pokémon. As much as I hate to say, it the Mists of Pandaria is coming over all Pokéville 2. Everyone is battling minipets or farming, which all feels a bit twee but I can’t deny it’s also extremely enjoyable... except when I see my baby polar …
Lucy Orr, 30 Oct 2012
The Register breaking news

Blizzard pwned: Gamers' email, encrypted passwords slurped

Blizzard Entertainment, which makes World of Warcraft, Diablo III and other games, has coughed to a security breach of its internal network. Email addresses, answers to security questions and encrypted passwords linked to player accounts are believed to have been lifted by hackers. The gaming outfit said in a lengthy statement …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Aug 2012
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Blizzard faces court battle for 'misleading Diablo III fans'

Blizzard faces a court showdown unless it agrees to change its Diablo III packaging to better reflect the role-playing game's online requirements. Fans of Diablo III were already peeved that a constant network connection is mandatory to run the title, but while the most of the world sits and moans, the first legal salvo has …
Caleb Cox, 24 Jul 2012
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Gamer fails STAM roll, dies after 40-hour Diablo III stretch

A sleep-deprived gamer has died after playing Diablo III for 40 hours without a break, prompting advice from developer Blizzard about moderating one's gaming habits. A Taiwanese teen known only as Chuang booked himself into an internet cafe's private room on Friday and spent the next two days playing Diablo III, apparently …
Caleb Cox, 18 Jul 2012
Blizzard's Diablo III

Blizzard coughs to boring Diablo III conclusion

Blizzard admitted flaws with Diablo III this week and conceded the game failed to keep players engaged for as long as they might have expected. "We recognise that the item hunt is just not enough for a long-term sustainable end-game. There are still tons of people playing every day and week, and playing a lot, but eventually …
Caleb Cox, 5 Jul 2012
Blizzard's Diablo III

Diablo III dev rolls 12d6, scores PC sales record

Diablo III has become the fastest selling PC game of all time, publisher Blizzard has claimed, after shifting 3.5m copies within 24 hours of release. Despite a few niggling problems with the game - which Blizzard is readying a patch for, it said - Diablo III hit shelves last week and was snapped up by record numbers of PC …
Caleb Cox, 25 May 2012
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Diablo III

Review Back in 1997, I worked in a youth centre and some fool gave me the keys to the place. So I would sneak in every night to continue a degrading tryst with Diablo I, cutting down waves of monsters in anticipation of a loot splurge. It was a while before I worked out the portal system – I used to moan about the amount of walking – …
Lucy Orr, 18 May 2012
World of Warcraft Mobile Armory

Blizzard ponders World of Warcraft for iPad

Blizzard has hinted it may bring World of Warcraft to smartphones and tablets, saying it believes a developer would be "foolish" not to be planning such a move. "We're certainly looking into it," said senior WoW producer John Lagrave in an interview with Eurogamer. "We won't do it until we think it's decent. But it's …
Caleb Cox, 20 Mar 2012
Blizzard's Diablo III

Diablo III out on 15 May, pledges Blizzard

Blizzard will release Diablo III on 15 May. Honest. No, really, it will. No more delays this time. The World of Warcraft developer said the game, which was originally due to go on sale at the end of 2011 and then early this year, will be given away for free to WoW subscribers who've coughed up in advance for a year's access. …
Starcraft II

World of StarCraft MMO continues minus Activision legal beef

World of Starcraft is back on the map this week, with a fresh video showing off more of the mod's features, gameplay and levels. StarCraft Universe Earlier this year, we heard how the game's creator, Ryan Winzen, had ruffled Activision Blizzard's feathers, not by creating an MMO take on the game using the StarCraft II …
Caleb Cox, 19 Jul 2011

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