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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Diablo 3 Confirmed for Nintendo Switch

Blizzard and Nintendo finally came out officially announcing Diablo III port for Switch at long last.

It all started with a single cryptic Tweet from official Twitter account of Blizzard Entertainment of a nightlight shaped as Diablo, the Lord of Terror and everyone lost their mind guessing one of the most exciting dungeon crawler action RPG game of all-time, Diablo III is headed towards the next gen handheld console Nintendo Switch. Less than a day ago, Forbes published an article on it but then deleted. Now, Blizzard has finally opened up and officially confirmed the game for Switch today.

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Diablo III Confirmed for Nintendo Switch

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Check out this new announcement trailer where Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime and CEO of Blizzard, Mike Morhaime talks about the game coming this fall.




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We know by now that the Switch version is called the 'Eternal Collection' and it will cost you $59.99. It comes with Reaper of Souls expansion pack and Rise of the Necromancer DLC alongside all other contents like challenge rifts and zones from the original title. To be honest, we really are not surprised at this news because most of the information they revealed in the trailer are already known to us, thank to that early leak but we surely enjoyed Reggie showing up for the announcement.

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Whether you want to explore the game solo or with friends, Blizzard got it covered and supports up to four player joining a game though online or local multiplayer mode. Everything that comes within the collection such as different adventure modes, seven playable character classes and themed season will be unlocked from the start. A very special The Legend of Zelda-themed Nintendo exclusive cosmetic armor set Legend of Ganondorf is also added as in-game bonus to this port.

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Legend of Ganondorf Cosmetic Armor

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Not that developer/publisher studio Blizzard Entertainment didn't take any attempt to contain the news of Diablo III coming to Switch from spreading much aside from teasing back in March but then again, big companies tease a little and the internet eventually figure things out by legion of dedicated fans mothballing ideas into something meaningful, which most of the time turns out to be legit. So, getting a port for the genre-defining action RPG title is a huge win for Switch owners.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Diablo 3 Comes to Nintendo Switch

According to a Forbes leak, Diablo III is coming to Switch in 2018 with Nintendo exclusive in-game content.

Looks like those rumors of developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment teasing of a possible Diablo III release for Nintendo Switch several months ahead are actually true. Remember, back in March when they posted a cryptic video of a Diablo-shaped nightlight shown switched on and off in a Tweet? Well, that probably isn't a rumor anymore and apparently confirmed according to a post from Nintendo Switch Subreddit, which has screenshots taken of the original source of this exciting news.

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Diablo 3 Comes to Nintendo Switch

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This morning, Forbes published an article titled "Diablo III Is Coming To The Nintendo Switch In 2018 With Exclusive Content", confirming the existence of an anticipating Switch port for the acclaimed action-RPG game but then they took the article down only minutes later. However, thanks to the Reddit post, we have snapshots of that editorial taken as proof. It also stated that we can expect them to release the game sometime later on this year, probably during Blizzcon in November.

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Deleted Forbes Leak

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Another report from ResetEra reveals that, the Switch version will be called the "Eternal Collection", pricing $59.99 only and will come along with Reaper of Souls expansion pack as well as Necromancer character class. This port allows up to four players to take part by linking up their devices through a Wi-Fi connection. As for the exclusive content they mentioned of, a unique cosmetic armor set Barbarian Ganondorf, a Chicken pet and Echoes of the Mask wings will be added.

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Legend of Ganondorf Armor

RELATED: Blizzard Has Multiple Diablo Projects

Last week, Blizzard did release a video on future of Diablo series and it isn't much surprising at this point to have the game on Nintendo's next generation console. Since they have multiple projects at work, they may have enough to show at the end of the year and if we are lucky, we can get a glimpse of Diablo III on handheld Switch console at next week's Gamescom 2018. Also, a possible announcement of upcoming Diablo IV cannot be ruled out just yet either and that would be epic.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Blizzard Has Multiple Diablo Projects

Blizzard Entertainment has some exciting news to share about future projects of Diablo they are working on.

Fans of action role-playing games have surely heard of Diablo series from developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment who released the final game six years ago, which was Diablo IIIDiablo III: Rise of the Necromancer came out next as second expansion for the game in 2017 for Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. After years of silence about any news on the series, evidence started popping out about new game in development and now it is officially confirmed by the company.

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Blizzard Has Multiple Diablo Projects

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Releasing a new video on YouTube, Blizzard representative and community manager Brandy Camel details out what they are up to in a brief.




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While people were busy making assumptions and spreading rumors, Blizzard was focusing on their projects without making any statements and apparently, they were working on not just one but multiple Diablo projects. This is of course great news for every eager fans and seasoned veterans of the series waiting for a new release to look forward to. Some of these current projects may take a while but by the end of this year, we might be getting some glimpse on the progress probably on Blizzcon.

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Hopefully, Diablo IV is in development as an upcoming mainline sequel and chances for Diablo and Diablo II getting remastered edition is also there. We can even get a themed card game like Hearthstone. Considering how popular it still is and features some of the most satisfying boss battles in gaming history, the developers had to bring it back. There was a rumor of Diablo III to release on Nintendo Switch, which was a tease by Blizzard and we still don't have any confirmation on that either.

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Blizzard Teased Diablo III on Nintendo Switch

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Although they made no announcement for brand-new installments of the franchise up until this point, a job listing from June revealed that Blizzard was looking for artists to create some environmental, technical and VFX assets, suggesting a possible new Diablo game is in works. So, this revelation does not come as a shock to us at all. Despite having several other original accomplishments like Overwatch, StarCraft and World of Warcraft, Diablo will always be one of Blizzard's signature brands.

Monday, August 6, 2018

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Novella is Free Now

Blizzard offers tales of two factions in "A Good War" and "Elegy" novella from World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth.

Away from only a week to release on August 14, 2018, Blizzard Entertainment has been arranging for fans and newcomers to catch on to their massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft and its seventh expansion pack Battle for Azeroth. There is a hardcover novella within the collector’s edition of the pack that centers on the story of Alliance and Horde, leading towards the event. Today, Blizzard has announced that digital versions of the tales are free now.

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Novella is Free Now

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Ordering collector's edition of the expansion pack only gets you the physical form of the novella. The developer/publisher however is being generous enough to offer free copies now on their official site. The two stories "Elegy" is focused on the Alliance faction of war, written by Christie Golden and "A Good War" is by Robert Brooks, explores the Horde. Both of these narratives represent the different perspective of the two respective parties involved and how they see things going.

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Novella – "A Good War"

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It all begin following the burning of Teldrassil shown in a previous animated short, which of course have caused countless death of innocents and the decision of Banshee Queen has affected each parties including her own, also shown in "Old Soldier" cinematic where legendary warrior Varok Saurfang deems it as an action without honor. Although, none of these storylines will move the actual plot any further, it sure adds pieces of information on reactions of characters involved.

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Novella – "Elegy"

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Set after the events of Legion, sixth expansion set of the popular MMORPG game, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is arriving in seven days on Mac and PC. It is focused on Sylvanas Windrunner, Horde Warchief trying to establish an uprising of their power on Kalimdor and eventually ended up colliding with The Alliance in doing so. Blizzard will let you download these two books worth around 90 pages in PDF format to help you get a head start before you enter the battle.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

World of Warcraft: Old Soldier – Cinematic

World of Warcraft releases a new cinematic trailer on one of Horde’s oldest soldiers, Varok Saurfang.

We are nearing very close to the release of the seventh expansion pack Battle for Azeroth for World of Warcraft, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game from developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment and they too are launching related tutorial guides and animated shorts to help us catch on to it. The latest in the line is a cinematic featuring one of the legendary Horde warrior Varok Saurfang, following the release animated clip on Sylvanas Windrunner a few days ago.

World of Warcraft: Old Soldier – Cinematic

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Titled "Old Soldier", this new cinematic clip has moved from the hand-drawn look to a completely rendered cinematic while focusing on Saurfang.




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Awaiting dawn, when an imminent battle awaits at Horde's doorstep, Varok Saurfang recalls events of the death of his son, Dranosh, where his son was granted a warrior's death instead of him. He looked over the approaching Alliance to exact vengeance on them for burning down the World Tree, Teldrassil. He was strongly opposed to Sylvanas’ decision as there was no glory in it. While still battling with his inner conflicts, he attempts to remove his heavy armor and then a young troll Zekhan came by.

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Apparently, Zekhan has heard a lot about Saurfang from his father Hekazi and considers him as a legend. To his comment of falling in honor and glory in coming war, Varok simply grunts and clarified that there won't be any honor except pain. When the orc starts to advance toward the Alliance army to face them and finally die, Zekhan tags along trying to convince him that for many like him, the Horde is all they have and thus, commander Varok returns toward the walls of Lordearon.

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Blizzard is slowly connecting all strands of these World of Warcraft short videos to the upcoming Battle for Azeroth and how each of these pivotal characters are being focused before entire community is joining the battle this August 14 on Mac and PC. Since Horde Warchief is so concerned with his honor, players on WoW subreddit are trying to start a movement by removing or hiding their shoulder armor to show solidarity towards him.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

World of Warcraft: Warbringers: Sylvanas

Blizzard releases the second animated short from World of Warcraft: Warbringers series featuring Sylvanas Windrunner.

Keeping the release of Battle for Azeroth in mind, developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment has been trying their best for both newcomer and veteran fans to catch up the lore of their insanely popular MMORPG. Last week, they started a series of animated short focusing on renowned characters from the series and the first one was featuring Archmage Jaina Proudmoore. This week, they decided to shed light on the bloody history of Lady Sylvanas Windrunner, warchief of the Horde.

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World of Warcraft: Warbringers: Sylvanas

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Below is the newest release from Blizzard's World of Warcraft: Warbringers series focused on The Banshee Queen, Sylvanas Windrunner.




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During the events of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, high elf ranger-general of Silvermoon, Sylvanas and her fellow rangers were trying to oppose an invasion of the undead Scourge. When marched into Quel'Thalas the raiding necromantic forces were countered by and she took down many enemies on her own until she came across death knight Prince Arthas Menethil. He killed her only to raise her as a Banshee and making her a slave for unwittingly interfering in his affairs.

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Now, a leader of her Forsaken army and a successor to former Warchief Vol'jin, Sylvanas Windrunner sets her sight to the World Tree, Teldrassil with an intention of conquering it. Then a dying young ranger asks her of her true motives for invading it as there are only innocents living there. She responds saying, this is war but the ranger points it out to be hatred. She recalls back to her past events, when she used to be a fearless defender for her people and bravely fought to death.

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The World Tree Burns

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Of course, death has changed her and the journey of pain she did only made her cruel to reality. Seeing the dying woman shedding a drop of tear, Sylvanas tell her not to grieve as she will join her loved once soon but she responds by saying that, she grieves for Windrunner because she has made life an enemy for her and that is a battle she cannot win. Saying she can kill them but not their hope, the ranger provoked her into making a choice that is going to change the history on Azeroth.

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Battle for Azeroth, upcoming seventh expansion for massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft is currently scheduled to release on August 14, 2018 for Mac and PC. Blizzard also launched a tutorial guide series on YouTube, hosted by renowned personality over the platform for players to get into WoW. With already taking a peek at past events from the life of Jaina Proudmoore and Sylvanas Windrunner, Queen Azshara is up next to featured in Warbringers series.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Blizzard Responds to World of Warcraft Leveling Experience

Blizzard's Battle for Azeroth pre-patch is causing serious leveling problems for players in World of Warcraft.

In anticipation for the upcoming release of Battle For Azeroth, seventh expansion pack for massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft, developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment released a pre-patch earlier this month to remove some old content and update the classes while also adding new quests for players to enjoy. Even though patch 8.0 was meant to improve the experience for better, it unfortunately turned out to be a trouble-maker for all instead.

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Blizzard Responds to World of Warcraft Leveling Experience

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Blizzard immediately got on board with bringing some changes and revamping the level scaling system as soon as Battle for Azeroth got announced at BlizzCon 2017. When they lowered the overall numbers recently to provide clarity, it actually sparked some serious in-game issues for gamers that led to daily released patch hotfixes, simply to tend to matters at hand that they forgot to look over before deploying the pre-patch and they still are unsure about what do about it right now.

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On their forums, game director Ion Hazzikostas admitted that currently leveling curve is taking for each player 15% longer to go from 60-80 and the journey to 110 is a whole another story. In theory, 15 percent may not seem like that much but over the course of progressing through 20 levels, it can become a pain in the back. Despite their tireless attempt to get rid of these issues, he also apologized to the community for such setbacks, because this was never Blizzard’s battle plan with pre-patch.

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These problems could have arisen because they have reduced the number too much or probably messed up other combat calculations. However, instead of taking a quick action and unknowingly cover up real source of the problem, which could become an even bigger issue after the launch of Battle for Azeroth, developers have decided to keep investigating to apply a permanent solution. Because, this degraded experience for all WoW players is not what they had in mind and it should be fixed.

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After World of Warcraft has recently changed their pricing model to active monthly Subscription-only, the developers also made all previous expansions available to members along with the original base game. Whatever neutral field patch 8.0 was designed for to achieve, it ended up squishing player stats and item levels, resulting huge fan disappointment. Hazzikostas promises further updates from their team to take care of whatever mess the pre-patch has made.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Overwatch’s New Hero Wrecking Ball Live Now

Blizzard Entertainment presents the fur-ball of demolition; Wrecking Ball as newest hero of hero shooter Overwatch.

Through the overall course of run, Blizzard Entertainment's team-based multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch has added six more playable characters after initially launching with 21 of them and that number is increasing gradually. Another recent addition to their already diverse cast and among some non-human characters is Hammond, the hamster riding on a mech of destruction known as Wrecking Ball. After initial teaser campaigns and trial on PTR, he is finally available to play with.

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Overwatch’s New Hero Wrecking Ball Live Now

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Those who haven't missed the teaser trailer and animated short featuring Hammond AKA Wrecking Ball knows what a cheerful spirit he is and now here goes another clip as he officially joins the club.




Though this intelligent little fellow is not available in Competitive Play, just so the players can have a little time to adjust and settle with his new gameplay style. However, for Quick Play or Arcade mode, he is all sport and up for all sorts of challenges that are thrown at him. His current status makes all of his Overwatch League skins available for players to pick from before they roll into a match. In a way, Hammond is kinda crazy but a lot of fun to play with but probably not against.

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Lunar Colony Hammond

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As newest tank hero for this hero shooter title, Wrecking Ball does have some serious moves to cause critical damage. One such nightmarish attack is a sizzle reel that he performs using his Grappling Claw move to decimate people on his way. His quad assault cannons and slamming the robotic tank vehicle into the ground to deliver a Piledriver are proven to be pretty commendable in battlefield. To rub some salt into the wound, he will come out laughing at you in his squeaky voice after taking you down.

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From Hamster to Ball Guy

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Wrecking Ball is the second tank hero added to Overwatch roster post-launch period following Orisa and currently is 28th hero of the game. Straight out of Horizon Lunar Colony, Specimen #8 ruled Junkertown as a champion for a while and is heading this way to wreck havoc with a spheric tank, which he built from a little space pod. Although putting a hamster into this game wouldn't have made much sense at all but with some back-story and some awesome gameplay, it does now.