Blizzard Entertainment Tag

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 05 May 2014

Blizzard as we know it today is all about its core franchises. But it used to make more games, back before it was even called Blizzard. Now, you can pick up those games for free from Battle.net. Yes, go make your nostalgia happy, and you don't need to spend a cent.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 09 Apr 2014

We all knew that Hearthstone was going to go big. It's an addictive game and people with all kinds of gaming tastes are getting hooked - it's even coming to iPad so you can carry on your addiction on the move. But how much impact is it having on eSports?

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 03 Apr 2014

Sometimes, the platform truly makes the game. Sure, almost anything could be played on PC or console. But I have a feeling that when Hearthstone makes its home on iPad, it will be unstoppable. I mean, it got Darryn addicted - and now certain regions can share in his obsession.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 12 Mar 2014

Hearthstone was a ridiculously popular closed beta. It went into open beta a few months back, and apparently it's already ready for launch. That's right, you can go and press the purple button today and start playing.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 14 Jan 2014

Hearthstone, the game everyone seems to want to play. One of the most sought after Beta Access games I've ever seen, it seems that Hearthstone is preparing to be let loose upon the world, but not before some rebalancing.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 05 Dec 2013

Ah, eSports - so fun to watch an association go through the growing pains of becoming accepted and professional. The thing that makes eSports so unique is that we expect players to act like gamers, while also being professional eSports athletes. Riot has taken a stance on this that has raised some eyebrows.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 25 Nov 2013

Ah, feminism. An important movement to promote empowerment and equality for women. Unfortunately, it means that in almost every interview, people ask about depictions or roles of women. This did not go well for Heroes of the Storm Director, Dustin Browder.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 11 Nov 2013

With World of Warcraft continuing to hemorrhage users, people thought they might have to move away from the subscription model. Sure, they're still the biggest MMORPG with 7.6 million subscribers, but they have to change their model to survive, right? Well, no.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 07 Nov 2013

Blizzard's second HotS brand, Heroes of the Storm (as compared to Heart of the Swarm), is their entry onto the MOBA market. Considering their copyright wars with Valve over Dota 2, people were interested to see which heroes would make an appearance. Now we get our first unveiling.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 18 Oct 2013

Bizzard's MOBA started life as Blizzard DOTA. However, after legal battles with Valve, they changed it to Blizzard All-Stars. Well, now it's pulling another Madonna - time to reinvent the Blizzard MOBA.