World of Warcraft

Most CEOs Are Not Thought Leaders. Here's Why

How does nobody understand this?<p>I am an extremely competitive person.<p>When I played hockey growing up, I didn't just want to have fun--I wanted to make it to the NHL and win the Stanley Cup.<p>When I started playing World of Warcraft as a 14 year old, I didn't just want to kill hours in front of my …

Leadership

How 'World of Warcraft' Propelled Steve Bannon to the White House

Former Trump advisor used knowledge from his gaming days to help president’s 2016 campaign<p>Years before Steve Bannon made Breitbart.com one of the …

Entertainment

The craziest DPS builds of all time

Damage dealing is the most selfish of gaming roles. It's not about mending the wounds of your buddies or taunting off the bullies attempting to harm …

The Elder Scrolls

Activision Blizzard: DCF Analysis

World of Warcraft subscriber numbers have been decreasing for a number of years now. At its peak, the game had over 12 million subscribers in …

Stocks

Fashion Rules Azeroth in the World of Warcraft Trial of Style

Nothing is quite as important in MMORPG gaming as looking your absolute best. Whether it’s pauldrons that could fit an entire pu pu platter’s worth …

MMOGs

WoW’s patch 7.3 music is amazing

Music is just one of the things that creates so many memories in WoW. The music in Legion has been great, but we didn’t really get anything new after …

Activision Blizzard

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is gobbling up Overwatch’s audience

The shooter audience on PC looks like it is in the middle of a migration from last year’s big hit to this year’s breakout success story. Nearly a quarter of all Overwatch players on PC also played PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds last month, according to data from intelligence firm Newzoo. And it’s …

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Blizzard Will Have Much to Show At Gamescom

Blizzard will be at Gamescom 2017, and they aren’t showing up empty-handed. They’ll have a slew of announcements for many of their titles during the …

PlayStation

Overwatch to receive new map and animated short at Gamescom

Credit: Blizzard<p>Overwatch players can hope to see a brand new map revealed in a Blizzard event preview video on Monday as well as a new animated …

Animated Movies

Balance Patch Video Game Cafe Brings Communal Gaming to Allston

There are also sandwiches<p>A gaming cafe in Allston opens its doors to anyone in the competitive digital spirit on Friday, August 18, as Boston Restaurant Talk reports. Balance Patch Video Game Cafe, fresh off some serious renovations, debuts today at 1031 Commonwealth Ave. (right at the Babcock …

Boston

Blizzard teases a 'reveal event' and new Overwatch animated short for Gamescom

The big Blizzard show will begin with a preview video on August 23.

Animated Movies

It’s the beginning of the end for China’s beloved multiplayer PC games

Photo credit: ginnerobot.<i>Honor of Kings</i>, the iOS and Android smash-hit that’s the world’s top grossing game right now, just helped Tencent, China’s …

PC Gaming

What is Gamification?

Player-Centred Design: Moving Beyond User-Centred Design for Gamification<p>We’ve all come to think in terms of user-centred design over the years. It’s …

UX Design

Does Jaina appearing on BlizzCon key art mean anything? Probably not

Earlier this month, Blizzard Entertainment revealed Jaina Proudmoore will be representing World of Warcraft on this year’s BlizzCon key art. We’ve …

Activision Blizzard

Battle.net is Back and Starcraft Remastered Has Gone Live - ExtremeTech

By on August 15, 2017 at 4:17 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>There’s a pair of announcements …

Ziff-Davis

Blizzard decides to keep the old Battle.net name after all

Why it matters to you<p>Longstanding fans of Blizzard games will be pleased to know that the venerable Battle.net service won't be losing any of its …

Gaming

What's Coming up in Hearthstone, Smite, Dota 2 and More?

Welcome to IGN Australia's miscellaneous competitive snapshot! The idea behind this doc is to give you a quick reference guide for the upcoming …

Gaming

Do Apple’s secret meetings with Aetna signal a new stand-alone Apple Watch?

<b>Cold war</b><p>The folks over at Blizzard Entertainment, makers of such obscure videogames such as <i>World of Warcraft</i> and <i>Overwatch</i> – you may have heard of …

Apple Watch

Blizzard Admits it Shouldn't Have Rebranded Battle.net

Blizzard has reversed its decision to drop the name Battle.net from its online networking service, rebranding the service as 'Blizzard …

Gaming

This was the alt-right’s favorite chat app. Then came Charlottesville.

They posted swastikas and praised Hitler in chat rooms with names like "National Socialist Army" and "Führer's Gas Chamber." They organized last …

Racism

Blizzard brings back Battle.net name

The gaming service is now returning with the brilliant moniker of "Blizzard Battle.net."<p>What's in a name? Well, everything.<p>After deciding to do away with the Battle.net name for its gaming service last September, Blizzard is bringing it back again. The gaming company had originally decided to do …

Blizzard

Blizzard Watch Week in Review: Do not taunt the Kaplan

Are you ready for the weekend, Blizzard watchers? So am I. But before we all scatter off into our respective games, let’s take a look at the latest …

Activision Blizzard

Venezuela's currency now worth less than 'World of Warcraft' gold

Inflation in Venezuela’s crisis-wracked economy has become so bad that the country’s official currency, the Bolívar, is now worth less than the fake gold used in Azeroth, the setting of the popular online role-playing game “World of Warcraft.”<p>Dolar Today, a website that tracks the black market rate …

World News

Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne — Blizzard shares insights on The Lower Citadel

Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne has a lot of exciting new cards, but it also gives us our first single-player campaign since August 2016’s One Night in Karazhan.<p>The first wing, The Lower Citadel, comes out when the expansion launches at noon Pacific today. Kindly, Blizzard has given us a …

Venezuela’s socialist leader offers olive branch to Trump while bashing him

Socialist Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro offered his hand in friendship to President Donald Trump this week while accusing Trump of backing an attack on a Venezuelan military base last weekend.<p>According to the BBC, during a three-hour address to his new all-powerful constitutional assembly …

Venezuela

Do you want a new expansion yet?

I am probably pretty unusual in this because I really don’t want anything like a new expansion announced at Gamescom. I’m not even sure about …

Activision Blizzard

What Destiny 2 raids can learn from World of Warcraft

“Fixing” the best part of Destiny won’t be easy<p><i>Destiny</i><i>&flsp;</i>was a “surprise” after its 2014 release.<p>Players were eager to get their hands on the final game after all the pre-release teases, and some were shocked when it didn’t measure up to expectations. Shooting into a cave for hours didn’t bring …

Gaming

Felicia Day Reveals What 'The Guild' Would Look Like in 2017

And how the show's final season was almost the beginning of a new era.<p>On a July afternoon in 2007, Felicia Day uploaded the first episode of her …

TV

Samantha Bee Explains Steve Bannon’s History With Trolls and World of Warcraft

Long before Steve Bannon was encouraging trolls to rally support around Trump, he realized their great power through <i>World of Warcraft</i>. Not fictional …

Entertainment

Bitcoin In Venezuela: Bolivar Worth 50% Of World Of Warcraft Gold

Venezuela’s appetite for Bitcoin is unlikely to slow as the Bolivar continues to trade for less than the value of video game currency.

Venezuela