Posts Tagged ‘Blizzard Entertainment’

Hearthstone Expansion: Goblins Vs Gnomes

Goblins Vs GnomesGoblin Vs Gnomes was announced at Blizzcon as the first  Hearthstone Expansion. This expansion bring 120 new card into the mix. This expansion comes with a new type of minions- Mechs. Similar to the Alarm-O-Bot and Harvest Golem, these contraptions have been build to add a creative punch to your game. This will introduce both neutral and class-specific Mechs, so prepare for things to get interesting friends. This expansion will be out in December for PC, Mac and iPad. Here are some of the cards from Blizzards website.



Blizzards New Movie: Warcraft


Blizzard Entertainment and Legendary showed at Blizzcon 2014 a Warcraft Movie Teaser/Trailer.

I couldn’t find much about said panel at Blizzcon, so here is the IGN description of the trailer.

“The main human character is portrayed by Travis Fimmell. He has long brown hair and a beard and is garbed in black shining armor trimmed with gold. We hear him speak about guarding his king and guarding his own family. He ponders whether he is strong or worthy enough. Likewise, his orc counterpart speaks of being a father and if he is up to the task. The point is that these two foes are more alike than they are different.


Diablo’s Future Will Never Be A MMO

Diablo Will Never Be A MMODiablo will never be a MMO, before Blizzard thought it would be a good idea to turn Diablo into a MMO. “It was a really interesting idea back when we were into it, but I think Diablo has a really strong fantasy on its own. Having a thousand people playing it with you on a server doesn’t dramatically increase it. We’ve learned to love the smaller, more focused party experience of four people. And some people are like, ‘Why don’t you do five?’ I mean, we could, but kinda built the game around four people in mind. So the temptation of expanding the social circle has fallen by the wayside as we learned more about what we enjoy about Diablo.” said Martens.


World of WarCraft Shooting Date Announced


Late January Duncan Jones was announced to direct World of WarCraft, a popular MMO by Blizzard Entertainment. The movie will most likely hit theaters 2015. “First quarter 2014 we’re going to shoot that movie. We’re moving forward; obviously Legendary is making that film and I’m having a great time with Duncan.” said Charles Roven.


Blizzard Delays “Titan”


Blizzard announced it had to delay “Titan” a mysterious MMO project, who they said  had a dream team of developers creating. They even stated “We are going to blow peoples minds,” with Titan. It was to  launch at the end of 2013, but their dream team went from 100 to 30. The other 70  has been reassigned to other projects. You can maybe look  forward for Titan till 2016.


Blizzard entertainment bans several thousand users


The users were banned cheating in the Diablo III game. “Diablo III players who were found to be using botting programs while playing. In addition to undermining the spirit of fair play, botting, hacking, and other forms of cheating can also cause technical problems with the game as well as contribute to performance issues, ” says Diablo forum

Just in case you do not know what botting is, Urban dictionary defines it as ” Automated gameplay. Generally by using programs to play games for you.”



Blizzard Entertainment today revealed plans for several official global launch events celebrating the upcoming release of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. Beginning September 24, major retail partners in the US, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the UK, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, and the region of Taiwan will welcome all gamers to be among the first to purchase and play the highly anticipated fourth expansion for the world’s most popular subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game (that’s a mouth full). Members of the World of Warcraftdevelopment team will be on hand at many of the official launch events to meet players and sign their copies of the game.


Blizzard Entertainment’s Frank Pearce Joins Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences’ Board of Directors

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), the professional video games organization advancing the artistic values of the interactive entertainment community, today announced that Frank Pearce has been appointed to the AIAS’ Board of Directors effective immediately.
Pearce is a cofounder and executive vice president of product development at Blizzard Entertainment, where he plays a critical role in the development of all Blizzard Entertainment games, including the World of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo series. He brings to the AIAS’ Board more than 20 years of industry experience.


BlizzCon gets dated

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for its sixth BlizzCon gaming convention, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 2011. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo universes.

“We look forward to holding another exciting BlizzCon this year, filled with some great entertainment and competition, as well as the latest news about Blizzard games,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “BlizzCon is built from the ground up with our community in mind — we’re pleased to be able to host an event where players can come together to have fun and celebrate their passion for gaming.”