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How the Lines Between Online and Real World are Blurring in Esports

3 reasons why the esports industry is becoming more attached to reality than in its early years.<p>Once regarded as a mere trend that possibly had no long legs, the esports industry -- that which involves the professional competition surrounding video games -- is here to stay and constantly growing. …

eSports

New faction specific Silithus questlines in patch 7.3.5 hint at Battle for Azeroth

After Antorus opened, we all got a chance to see the raid cinematic and spoil our little hearts out. But if you’ve managed to avoid those spoilers so …

What happens when players use Overwatch reports as a weapon?

What’s in a main?<p>The point of <i>Overwatch</i> is to pick one of 26 heroes and team up with your companions to push a payload or secure a point. You can, and …

Overwatch

Buy Regeneron - Cramer's Lightning Round (12/14/17)

Boeing could reach $400 in 18-24 months.<p>Don't buy Acorda Therapeutics.<p>Wait for Owens Corning to pull back before buying.<p><b>Stocks discussed on the</b> …

Business

Exclusive Video: Jim Cramer Reveals How Microsoft's Cloud Can Compete with AWS

With the most data center regions around the globe and Azure gaining traction, see why the Action Alerts Plus team thinks Microsoft is a name to own …

Jim Cramer

Review: HearthStone: Kobolds and Catacombs

You're gorram right I'm taking that candle<p>Blizzard's <i>HearthStone</i> has gone through some major changes in the last year. The biggest shakeup saw the …

Board Games

Watching Blizzard: It's the weekend!

Winter Veil Loot Chest gifting arrives in Heroes of the Storm

When Blizzard Battle.net implemented digital gifting back in October, <i>Heroes of the Storm</i> was the odd game out. Through Blizzard Battle.net, you could …

The Queue: Death's Demise

Hey, it’s Shivara, she’s back on her Deathlording again.<p>Blood DK’s are still a ton of fun, y’all.<p>Let’s do the Queue.<p>CAZ (ZADUSS)<p>Q4tQ: Do you think …

Make your own hot chocolate ice cream bites, courtesy of Mei

If, like me, you’re trapped in the depths of winter and longing for a warm meal or beverage, you’ve come to the wrong place. BuzzFeed’s Tasty has …

Dessert

This small Zenyatta PTR adjustment can be huge for information gathering

<i>Overwatch</i> got a PTR patch last night that added a few bug fixes, as well as a Zenyatta user interface change that many information seekers will enjoy.<p>…

Parents Beware: That Videogame Under the Tree Might Ask for More Money

Critics liken ‘loot boxes’ to slot machines—pay money, hope to win a valuable item, repeat<p>This holiday season, children firing up new videogames will encounter one of the industry’s most contentious moneymaking tactics in years: the “loot box,” an in-game reward that is also for sale.<p>Like packs of …

Investors, Here's Your Big Chance: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Thurs 12/14/17)

Did you see today's market weakness as a buying opportunity? Jim Cramer told his <i>Mad Money</i> viewers Thursday that he hopes they did, because there are …

Stocks

What's wrong with Hanzo's new casual skin?

<i>Overwatch</i> players have wanted a casual Hanzo skin since they saw it in Blizzard's <i>Reflections</i> comic last year. But now that they have it, they're not …

Overwatch

Hunter taming hotfix in testing and more with latest WoW hotfixes

If you play a Hunter, chances are you’re really going to like the current hotfix in testing. If it works correctly, Tame Beast will no longer trigger …

The State Of Esports In 2017

2017 was the year that esports became harder to ignore than ever, even for the sports blog readers who are desperate to do so. TBS has been …

League of Legends

Upcoming changes to Ulduar in patch 7.3.5

If you’re unaware, we’re going to see some changes to Ulduar in patch 7.3.5. The folks at Wowhead recently linked to this forum post from Vills that …

You can now buy your own D.Va headset from Razer

It’s a great time to be a D.Va fan — or if your wallet is as thin as mine, a terrible time. In addition to Good Smile Company’s D.Va nendoroid, Razer …

Razer

Nominees for Destructoid's Best Wii U Game of 2017

A mountain of possibilities<p>If future historians or whatever alien race eventually colonizes Earth and wipes out humanity – my money is on the …

Nintendo Wii

How do you feel about legendaries?

Just because I can, I’ve been going back and grabbing the legendary weapons I didn’t have before in <i>WoW</i>. Not <i>Legion’s</i> cavalcade of legendaries, but the …

Amazing

If your quests aren't working in Hearthstone, try this

<i>Hearthstone</i> players may have noted that daily quests haven’t been appearing on login. It’s a known issue, and Blizzard has been working on a solution …

Heroes of the Storm's Hero and Team League placement issues to be fixed today

Yesterday, we reported that there appeared to be an issue with where players were being placed in <i>Heroes of the Storm’s</i> new ranked Season. Players …

Comics

Know Your Lore: The history of the Dark Iron Dwarves

The Dark Irons are going to be an Allied Race in <i>Battle for Azeroth</i>. But why? Are these the same Dark Irons we’ve been seeing in <i>WoW</i> since the early …

Ancient History

The Queue: Hello nice dragon

Welcome back to The Queue, our daily Q&A feature for all of Blizzard’s games! Have a question for the Blizzard Watch staff? Leave it in the …

Do you expect a Diablo 4 by 2020?

I’ve sort of given up on <i>Diablo 4</i> any time soon. I want it, don’t misunderstand me, I just don’t expect to see it. As a result, I’m curious why …

Diablo

Overwatch’s D.Va is the next cute Nendoroid figure

Includes one winky face<p><i>Overwatch</i>’s D.Va is joining the lineup of Goodsmile Company’s adorable Nendoroid figures next year. Nendoroid D.Va is available for pre-order now and is expected to ship sometime in July 2018.<p>Nendoroid D.Va Classic Skin Edition will come with a variety of accessories, …

Adorable

10 fastest-growing stocks since 2000

The S&P 500 started out this century priced at $1,441.47. By Dec. 4, 2017, it had risen to $2,646.68, for a cumulative 17-year return of 83.61 …

Stocks

Reed Midem Expands Its eSports BAR Event For Third Edition

Reed Midem, the organizer of MipTV, Mipcom and Midem, will be hosting a third, expanded edition of eSports BAR in Cannes from Feb. 12-14.<p>The event, …

eSports

League, Overwatch and Street Fighter converge for crazy esports week in California

Southern California, and particularly Los Angeles, has become the de-facto home base of esports in North America, and that has never been reinforced …

Street Fighter (Video Game)

Blizzard teams up with Buzzfeed's Tasty to create Mei-inspired treats

Want to spread holiday cheer outside of <i>Overwatch</i>? Do it by handing out hot chocolate ice cream bites to your real-life friends.<p>But what does this …

Overwatch