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One More Roadblock to Legion Flying Removed
6 April 2017
Blizzard has taken stock of player feedback about the World of Warcraft achievement called “Defender of the Broken Isles”. This achievement was part of the “Pathfinder Part 2” achievement that would unlock flying on a player’s account. The removal of this portion of the achie...
Horde Hunterz are moving back to Discord!
18 March 2017
As of Monday 20th March 2017 Horde Hunterz are moving to Discord. Over the last few weeks some members have shown a preference for Discord over Curse Voice. As always Horde Hunterz leadership listen to what members want, to this end we spoke to members on Teamspeak this week to ask their opinion. A few […]...
22% of Overwatch players on PC use integrated GPUs
17 March 2017
Nearly a quarter of Overwatch players on PC are playing on integrated GPUs, and Blizzard made sure their experience isn’t compromised. Blizzard games are traditionally known to run well on most machines, and Overwatch is no exception. In fact, the game was designed from the get go to perform well even when run...
There’s a brand-new map for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
There’s a brand-new map for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that appears to be based on Venice, Italy. Last year, there were rumors that Valve might be adding something to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive after dataminers found some references to “canals” in the game files. Fast forward to today, and...
Legion and the iteration of design
11 March 2017
One of the things that hits me every time I accidentally use my Garrison Hearthstone (or deliberately — it’s an easy way to get to the portals in Stormshield) is that my Garrison is basically my Order Hall, but a more primitive version of it. The Order Hall works better because there are more variety […]...
Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime on esports
The co-founder and CEO of Blizzard Entertainment, Mike Morhaime, is a huge fan of esports. Last week he flew out to IEM Katowice to watch the StarCraft 2 and Heroes of the Storm tournaments being held there. We got to have a chat with him about Blizzard’s development process, the future of esports, his favourite [&he...
Mass Effect Andromeda’s branching may surprise you
9 March 2017
Mass Effect Andromeda’s branching may surprise you, and if you don’t like that “you probably shouldn’t play the game” Mass Effect Andromeda does not cater to power gamers who expect to be able to pick an ideal path in a single playthrough. Mass Effect Andromeda moves away from the save-the-galaxy action epic ...
Opinion – Overwatch 2 May Be Closer Than You Think
7 March 2017
Just mentioning the possibility of Overwatch 2 to the Game Informer collective brings laughter. Most of my coworkers believe Blizzard’s focus is to support the title with additional content for years to come, following the company’s recent successes with World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Diablo, and Heroes of the Sto...
World Of Warcraft ‘more addictive than crack cocaine’
1 March 2017
World Of Warcraft ‘more addictive than crack cocaine’ as teenager suffers convulsions after 24-hour-long game An internet computer game has been condemned as being as addictive as cocaine after a teenager who played it 24 hours non-stop had convulsions. World of Warcraft has been hugely successful in captur...
Capturing the authenticity of the final frontier
Capturing the authenticity of the final frontier in PS VR’s Star Trek: Bridge Crew Three key lessons in keeping true to the iconic sci-fi franchise When I got the opportunity to work as narrative designer on the upcoming PlayStation VR game Star Trek: Bridge Crew from Red Storm Entertainment, a Ubisoft studio, I kne...