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Activision Blizzard Reaches Agreement Over Discrimination Lawsuit

Michal Ciezadlik, 28 September 2021, 13:43

Today, Activision Blizzard released a statement, saying it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In it, Blizzard pledged to strengthen its anti-discrimination policies, as well as create a fund for all victims of abusive practices.

Blizzard Announces Fixes for Diablo 2: Resurrected; First Patch Available Now

Przemyslaw Dygas, 25 September 2021, 19:19

Blizzard announced fixes for Diablo 2: Resurrected. The first patch, which gets rid of several small bugs, has already been released.

Diablo 2: Resurrected Won't Run on PC if Your CPU Doesn't Support AVX

Michal Ciezadlik, 24 September 2021, 13:11

Another problem for Diablo 2: Resurrected players. It turns out that the PC version of the game will not run if the computer does not support the AVX technology. This is a surprise, because it was not mentioned in the minimum requirements.

Diablo 2: Resurrected Launch With Problems; Servers Overloaded

Przemyslaw Dygas, 23 September 2021, 20:50

The launch of Diablo 2: Resurrected is here. Unfortunately many players can't enjoy the name because of numerous problems with servers.

Diablo 2: Resurrected Launches - Blizzard's Classic in New Clothes

Adrian Werner, 23 September 2021, 16:30

In just a few hours Diablo II: Resurrected will be released. We've learned that post-release plans include support for the DLSS technology.

WoW Censors More Names; Patch 9.1.5 Introduced More Changes

Jacob Blazewicz, 23 September 2021, 14:25

World of Warcraft is testing update 9.1.5, and in addition to new fixes users found more examples of politically correct censorship.

Diablo 2: Resurrected's New Trailer Features Simu Liu

Przemyslaw Dygas, 22 September 2021, 15:08

A live-action trailer for Diablo 2: Resurrected has appeared in the web. It features Simu Liu, the actor known for his role in Marvel's Shang-Chi.

Overwatch 2's Executive Producer Leaves Blizzard

Przemyslaw Dygas, 22 September 2021, 11:47

Blizzard Entertainment has lost another important employee. Chacko Sonny, the executive producer of Overwatch 2, is leaving the company.

Diablo 2 Resurrected's Boxed Set is Impressive and Available to Few

Przemyslaw Dygas, 20 September 2021, 14:49

First pictures of a special edition of Diablo 2: Resurrected have appeared online. Many players would like to eventually see it on sale.

Diablo II: Resurrected Dev on Blizzard Controversy

Adrian Piotrowski, 19 September 2021, 18:53

Rob Gallerani of Vicarious Visions, the studio currently working on Diablo II: Resurrected, has spoken on how the situation at Blizzard has affected his studio and the shape of the upcoming game.

WoW Turned Woman Into Fruit; Weird Censorship in Patch 9.1.5

Jacob Blazewicz, 17 September 2021, 15:40

Patch 9.1.5 for World of Warcraft is expected to bring quite a few changes. These apparently include an unusual example of censorship in the form of modifications to two paintings from the base game.

Diablo II: Resurrected Devs On Post-release Content

Michael Zegar, 15 September 2021, 19:43

The creators of upcoming Diablo II: Resurrected talked about post-release content of the title. Turns out it will depend largely on the players.

Diablo 2: Resurrected on New Cinematic Trailer

GRG, 14 September 2021, 11:41

Blizzard has released a new cinematic trailer for Diablo II: Resurrected, showing the story of a Dark Wanderer gradually becoming possessed by Diablo, the Lord of Terror.

„The Magic of WoW Kinda Died,” Says Record-breaking Guild and Quits the Game

Przemyslaw Dygas, 11 September 2021, 20:19

More members of the World of Warcraft community say goodbye to the game. This time it's the APES, a guild associated primarily with WoW Classic.

Diablo 2: Resurrected's Classes in Trailers

GRG, 09 September 2021, 16:29

Here are the trailers presenting all seven character classes available in Diablo 2: Resurrected.

Diablo 2: Resurrected Without Full Ultrawide Support; Blizzard Explains

GRG, 08 September 2021, 14:02

Blizzard announced that Diablo 2: Resurrected will not support full ultrawide resolution. The company also addressed other technical issues.

Horde and Alliance Together in WoW? Game's Director Comments

GRG, 03 September 2021, 14:36

Horde and Alliance will join forces? Fans have long been demanding this possibility for a long time, and the game's director decided to comment on the matter.

Hearthstone - Mercenary Mode in Extensive Gameplay

GRG, 01 September 2021, 11:29

We've learned the details of the new Mercenaries mode in Hearthstone and seen an extensive gameplay footage.

There's a Chance for Personalized Loot in Diablo 2: Resurrected, but Not Right Away

Hubert Sledziewski, 31 August 2021, 15:03

Personalized loot may be coming to Diablo 2: Resurrected. Blizzard Entertainment is apparently considering adding this feature, but as one of the devs admitted, it won't be available on the game's release.

Here's Warcraft 3: Reforged if Blizzard Had Done a Proper Job

Paul Musiolik, 29 August 2021, 17:26

Youtuber by the handle AXCEL prepared a demonstration of Warcraft 3: Reforged powered by an early version of Unreal Engine 5. The result, although the project is modest in scope, looks great.

Median XL 2.0 Mod for Diablo 2 Now Available; Gigantic List of Changes and New Features

Paul Musiolik, 28 August 2021, 21:31

The biggest mod for the original Diablo 2 - Median XL - is now available. List of changes and innovations implemented by the developers is very impressive.

Names of Selected Blizzard Devs Will be Removed From World of Warcraft

Iltutmis, 28 August 2021, 20:54

Yesterday, the team responsible for Overwatch announced that McCree, a character named after one of the developers, will be renamed. Today, another team from under Blizzard's wings continues the changes. Some familiar names will disappear from World of Warcraft.

Blizzard to Rename McCree in the Wake of Recent Scandal

Adrian Werner, 27 August 2021, 14:34

Blizzard is going to rename of the character known as McCree in Overwatch. The reason is that this character was named after a developer who was recently fired for unprofessional behavior.

Diablo 2: Resurrected - 7 Changes Requested by Community; Devs Praise the Ideas

Milosz Szubert, 26 August 2021, 16:21

Some time ago, one of Diablo 2 fans, known on Reddit as Chrompower, distributed a poll concerning new features and changes the players would like to see in the upcoming remaster. Rod Fergusson, the producer of the Diablo series, liked the results.

WoW: Shadowlands Patch 9.1.5 Will Introduce Solo Mode in Island Expeditions

GRG, 24 August 2021, 15:48

Blizzard confirmed changes to Island Expeditions mode in the upcoming update 9.1.5 for World of Warcraft. Players will finally be able to acquire Azerite and unique items solo.

Diablo 2: Resurrected Without Chat and Lobby on Consoles

Przemyslaw Dygas, 24 August 2021, 13:18

Players complain more and more loudly about the lack of some features in the console version of Diablo 2 Resurrected. Developers took flak for the lack of chat and lobby on launch.

Diablo II: Resurrected Open Beta Launched Today

Filip Wegrzyn, 20 August 2021, 21:06

Diablo II: Resurrected open beta begins today. All players who own supported platforms will be able to participate in the tests.

Diablo 2: Resurrected Beta to be Improved; Characters Will be Retained For Now

Michal Ciezadlik, 19 August 2021, 16:06

According to Rod Fergusson, who worked on Diablo 2: Resurrected, there will be a patch with fixes before the actual open beta begins. Additionally, early access player characters will be preserved for the remainder of the game's testing.

Diablo 2: Resurrected Won't be Ready For Release? Beta Raises Concerns Among Players

Michal Ciezadlik, 16 August 2021, 16:57

Early access beta of Diablo II: Resurrected is still available. Player feedback suggest, however, that the technical condition of Blizzard's game leaves a lot to be desired.

Diablo 2: Resurrected Early Access Beta Launches

Filip Wegrzyn, 13 August 2021, 19:22

Early access to Diablo II: Resurrected beta is about to begin. What's more, Blizzard has provided rewards for those who watch the game on Twitch.

Diablo 4's Lead Level Designer Fired by Activision

Adrian Werner, 12 August 2021, 11:07

Activision has fired three experienced developers from Blizzard Entertainment, including the director of Diablo IV and the game's lead level designer. This is most likely related to the recent high-profile harassment and bullying scandal within the publisher's teams.

Diablo 2: Resurrected Without Classic Multiplayer Connection Option

Jacob Blazewicz, 11 August 2021, 21:24

Blizzard has not kept its word regarding the multiplayer option over TCP/IP in Diablo II: Resurrected. Furthermore, it is uncertain whether players will receive ladders (i.e. ranked seasons) at launch.

Activision Blizzard Taking More Flak; Shareholder Calls Out Company's Inadequate Actions

Damian Gacek, 11 August 2021, 18:09

Activision Blizzard received a letter from one of its shareholders, who stood up for the company's employees. It contains criticism of the developer's actions to date and presents a proposal to rectify the situation.

Blizzard Lost Nearly 50% of Players in the Last Four Years

Michal Ciezadlik, 11 August 2021, 17:34

The latest figures are devastating for Blizzard Entertainment. The latest report shows that the number of active users of the studio's games has almost halved.

Details on Diablo 2: Resurrected Beta

Filip Wegrzyn, 10 August 2021, 22:37

Diablo II: Resurrected beta testing will begin earlier than expected, because alredy this weekend. The open beta of the remaster will launch next week.

Overwatch 2 Not Coming Out in 2022? New Speculations

Michal Ciezadlik, 09 August 2021, 14:15

As reported by one of the insiders associated with Overwatch 2, all indications are that Blizzard's game will not be released in 2022.

Diablo 2: Resurrected Beta Schedule May Have Been Leaked

Adrian Werner, 09 August 2021, 11:10

Thanks to Microsoft Store website's inattentiveness, we probably learned Diablo II: Resurrected's beta launch date. Tests should start next week.

WoW Community is 'Trash'; Asmongold Seconds the Critics

Jacob Blazewicz, 05 August 2021, 15:38

Asmongold once again criticized World of Warcraft. This time Zack echoed other streamers comparing the game's community and that of Final Fantasy XIV, and made it clear how much the comparison is against WoW.

Blizzard is Preparing New Projects in the Warcraft Universe

Jacob Blazewicz, 05 August 2021, 14:13

Players may be (temporarily?) abandoning World of Warcraft, but Blizzard isn't abandoning its development plans for Azeroth. The company is preparing two new Warcraft games.

Diablo Immortal Will Launch Only in 2022, but With Many Improvements

Adrian Werner, 04 August 2021, 16:11

The release of Diablo Immortal has been postponed to next year. The devs need more time to make major changes to the game, based on player impressions and suggestions from alpha tests.

Activision Blizzard is Feeling the Heat - Another Lawsuit, Employee Distrust

Michal Ciezadlik, 04 August 2021, 15:30

Emotions in the Activision Blizzard case continue to rise, fanned by by the publication of more facts. Company's employees began to unite in a coalition of workers, which strongly opposes cooperation with the law firm WilmerHale. Also the shareholders have lost patience and have decided to file a separate class action lawsuit.

Overwatch 2 Reaches an Important Milestone, New Details Coming Soon

Ignacy Ziarkiewicz, 04 August 2021, 15:01

Blizzard has shared new data as part of its quarterly financial summary. The company's presentation included information on the status of Overwatch 2.

Blizzard CEO Steps Down; Successors Named

Michael Kulakowski, 03 August 2021, 19:16

J. Allen Brack, CEO of Blizzard Entertainment, has stepped down from his position and further work at the studio. At the same time, his two successors have already been appointed. They will share responsibilities and lead a team that is struggling to deal with extremely serious and well-documented allegations of harassment, discrimination and mobbing among employees.

Work on Diablo 4 Picks up Pace; Another Milestone Reached

Przemyslaw Dygas, 03 August 2021, 13:44

Diablo 4 has just reached another milestone in terms of development process. This is indicated by information found by one of the Reddit users.

Diablo 2's Most Popular Mod Gets a Huge Update This Month

Paul Musiolik, 01 August 2021, 13:33

Median XL 2.0 will get a new version this month. The oldest and most popular mod for Diablo 2 will receive 4K support, new skills, endgame content and a revamped interface.

Top WoW Youtubers Abandon Blizzard's MMO

Milosz Szubert, 30 July 2021, 19:25

Preach Gaming and MadSeasonShow, some of the biggest YouTube channels covering World of Warcraft, are will no longer create videos about the famous MMORPG. The reason for this is the recent Blizzard controversy and the general condition of the game.

Bobby Kotick Responds to Employee Frustration; Changes Announced in Activision Blizzard

Przemyslaw Dygas, 28 July 2021, 12:31

Bobby Kotick has addressed the scandals that have recently engulfed Activision Blizzard. The head of the company announced changes to eliminate harassment and discrimination issues.

Troublesome References to be Removed From World of Warcraft in the Wake of Blizzard Scandal

Przemyslaw Dygas, 28 July 2021, 11:04

Content that the company believes should not be there in light of recent events will be removed from World Of Warcraft. The action is related to the controversy surrounding Blizzard.

Blizzard Employees Outraged by Exec Response to Latest Lawsuit [UPDATED]

Michal Ciezadlik, 27 July 2021, 20:39

Former and current Activision Blizzard employees have written an open letter to the studio's management. In their opinion, the reaction of company's authorities to recent allegations of harassment and mobbing is „abhorrent”.

Work on WoW Suspended Amid Harassment Lawsuit and Community Protests

Michal Ciezadlik, 26 July 2021, 13:42

The controversy over the lawsuit against Activision Blizzard continues. Some employees are not happy with the company's policy, which is expected to result in long delays in work on World of Warcraft.