Blizzard Announces Toxicity is Down in Overwatch

Blizzard Announces Toxicity is Down in Overwatch

Toxicity in gaming is a huge problem. Fortunately, some developers, like Blizzard, are taking measures to reduce problematic behavior in gaming.

At the 2019 Game Developers Conference, Blizzard research developer Natasha Miller said toxicity in Overwatch is down 40 percent since last year. They attribute the decline in “problematic behavior” to the in-game measures Blizzard implemented in 2018.

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Has World of Warcraft Lost Its "Wow" Factor?

Has World of Warcraft Lost Its "Wow" Factor?

After playing World of Warcraft for 14 years, Battle for Azeroth is the first expansion where I took a break from the game for more than two weeks. Did “Battle for Azeroth” kill World of Warcraft?

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Overwatch Hero #30, Baptiste - Already on PTR

Overwatch Hero #30, Baptiste - Already on PTR

Our newest support hero, Baptiste, is ready to make the world a better place.

When Baptiste was confirmed as Overwatch Hero #30, we predicted what some of his abilities could be. We were right. We compared our predictions with his abilities.

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It's Official: New Overwatch Hero is Baptiste

It's Official: New Overwatch Hero is Baptiste

Baptiste is Overwatch Hero 30

On February 19, Blizzard released a teaser video of Sombra hacking into Talon’s system, uncovering a classified document—Subject: Cuerva Strike Team - Log Recovered. The document detailed a mission to Haiti to apprehend or kill their former team member, Jean-Baptiste Augustin.

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Pop Quiz: How Well Do You Know World of Warcraft?

Pop Quiz: How Well Do You Know World of Warcraft?

World of Warcraft is one of those games that just immerses you into a beautiful fantasy world of magic and mayhem.

WoW is not your typical MMORPG. The lore that was created to build the world…of Warcraft is incredibly detailed and vibrant. And almost everyone who plays WoW thinks they know everything about the game. Do you? Test your might!

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New Overwatch Hero Could Be Jean-Baptiste Augustin

New Overwatch Hero Could Be Jean-Baptiste Augustin

On February 19, Blizzard released a new assault map for Overwatch: Paris.

The Paris map is a beautiful, futuristic map full of small, winding streets and corners, like the modern city itself. The city looks to have been abandoned due to Omnic-Human tensions. There are wanted posters for various Omnics inside the police station.

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It’s Time For Blizzard Entertainment to Leave Activision

It’s Time For Blizzard Entertainment to Leave Activision

Activision Blizzard had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad 2018 despite reporting record profits. Sadly, 2019 is not shaping up to be better. Almost every move Activision Blizzard made in 2018 was a misstep. To sum up the damage:

  • BlizzCon 2018, reveals a beloved franchise, Diablo is going mobile with Diablo: Immortal, causing outrage and a petition signed by 45,000 to cancel the project

  • August 2018, released latest World of Warcraft expansion, Battle for Azeroth, widely held as a step backwards from Legion.

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Top 5 Free-to-Play Games Like Overwatch

Top 5 Free-to-Play Games Like Overwatch

Since its release in 2016, Blizzard Entertainment’s critically acclaimed Overwatch has only increased in popularity, even as its embattled parent company Activision shifts its focus to mobile gaming.

Blizzard is known for creating the immersive, addictive epic MMO World of Warcraft as well as the cult favorite RPG, Diablo and the digital card game Hearthstone. But in 2016 Blizzard took a risk in venturing into first-person shooter territory with the release of Overwatch, the FPS with some MOBA tendencies.

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Another Long-time Blizzard Employee Exits Activision Blizzard

Another Long-time Blizzard Employee Exits Activision Blizzard

World of Warcraft’s in-game cinematic director, Terran Gregory writes a heart-wrenching good-bye to a very dear friend and close work colleague, being careful not to reveal the person’s name.

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Activision Blizzard CFO, Spencer Neumann Terminated

Activision Blizzard CFO, Spencer Neumann Terminated

What does this mean for Blizzard’s falling numbers?

On December 31, 2018, Activision Blizzard announced that Chief Financial Officer, Spencer Neumann had been placed on paid leave and intended to terminate his contract if he could not demonstrate why he should keep his job. Although Activision Blizzard says Neumann’s termination had nothing to do with falling declining share value, he was replaced with Activision Blizzard veteran Dennis Durkin.

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