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Classic WoW players — beware of the Brewfest scammers!

A subset of losers are sneaking into Corren runs, trying to nick some easy gear. While everyone knows that Classic World of Warcraft is undergoing a heap of hype surrounding the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, for good reason too, there are plenty of reasons to get excited, Brewfest is a great opportunity for loot and laughs right now. It is, however, also an opportunity for cheeky people to try and scam some extra loot from under the noses of their fellow adventurer. Such are the joys of Classic WoW. But first, what is Brewfest. For those not in…

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Classic WoW players are in mining hell

The push for maxed out professions has some players tearing their hair out. World of Warcraft Classic players will do almost anything to head into the upcoming Wrath of the Lich King expansion launch with an advantage. If we’re being honest, building up to the release is the only thing to do right now. However, it can be a source of pain and frustration for some — be it through farming Alterac Valley or struggling to get past (the now far smaller) login queues. However, its professions that stand out as the foundation to the latest major pain point for…

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Overwatch 2 hero Kiriko announced alongside plenty of information on the Season One Battle Pass

Lots of stuff coming with the Battle Pass. Another hero has been announced for Overwatch 2 and Blizzard has provided more information on the game’s Season One Battle Pass. The new hero, Kiriko, will arrive alongside the game at release. As the newest Support hero, the character can teleport through walls to protect teammates using a healing ofuda. Kiriko can also dash towards enemies to take them out with a kunai. When it comes to the Season One Battle Pass, Blizzard said it will be “delivering more in one drop” than it has delivered since the original game relesed in…

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Classic WoW queues are still a massive problem, and unless people jump ship, they will only get worse

Following almost 2 weeks and a controversial blue post, consequences of server issues are bound to have rippling effects. It’s been some time since the launch of World of Warcraft Classic’s Wrath of the Lich King pre-patch, an update which saw many of the popular servers, including fresh servers meant to give new and old players a totally green experience, suffering from some serious queue times that made actually jumping in and playing the game incredibly difficult. Now, Blizzard has put out a statement, but the consequences of their actions (or inaction) are starting to be felt. This statement, released…

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Blizzard won’t host a third Overwatch 2 beta test ahead of its October release

Third time isn’t a charm. As of today, there are only two months until Overwatch 2 is released, and if you’re hoping to jump into another beta test, you will be disappointed. According to Blizzard vice president Jon Spector, the studio doesn’t plan to offer a third beta before release. “We know players are eager to dive in and have seen questions about the possibility of a third public beta,” said Spector on Twitter. “While we will continue testing Overwatch 2 daily internally, we’re not planning any additional public beta tests.” The reason, Spector said, is the team has received…

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Microsoft defend Activision-Blizzard buyout by saying the company don’t make any “must have” games

Microsoft have justified their $68.7 billion ($56 billion) purchase of Call Of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard by telling regulators that the company doesn’t produce “must have” games. If that’s making you ask why they’d stump up more than any other tech buyout in history for the privilege of owning a company that doesn’t have any killer apps in its stables, then you can line up right behind me, bosmang. Read more

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Call Of Duty: Warzone’s limited-time Rebirth Of The Dead mode lets you become a zombie, arrives today

If you were after an unhealthy dose of the undead with your Call Of Duty: Warzone, today’s the time to get stuck in as the Rebirth Of The Dead limited-time mode will arrive alongside Warzone’s big Season 4 Reloaded event. Developed by Beenox, it’s a revamped version of Zombie Royale with some tweaks to make it even more chaotic. Read more

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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic arrives on September 26

Bring a fitting end to one of World of Warcraft’s most iconic villains. Blizzard has announced World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic will be released in September.. Starting September 26, the re-creation of WoW’s second expansion will be released at no additional cost to all players with an active subscription. This expansion will be available on all World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic realms. In your effort to confront the Lich King, you will take a dangerous journey across the wintry forests and snowy peaks of Northrend, the single largest land mass ever added with a WoW…

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Blizzard acquire Spellbreak studio to focus on World Of Warcraft expansions

Blizzard is buying the development studio responsible for magical battle royale Spellbreak, Proletariat, and moving their staff over to work on World Of Warcraft. The purveyors of all things Azeroth confirmed the buyout in a statement to VentureBeat. News of the acquisition comes just a day after Spellbreak’s imminent demise was revealed by Proletariat on the game’s website. Read more

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Overwatch 2’s second closed beta kicks off today

Overwatch 2 sees the start of its second closed beta test today, which runs until July 18th. You’ll need to wait for 7pm BST/11am PST to arrive before you can jump into the beta though. It’s also the first proper opportunity to play as the new tank Junker Queen, revealed at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase earlier this month. Read more

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Sony’s Skipping Gamescom 2022, So Forget About Any God Of War Ragnarök News

One of the largest video game brands in the world, PlayStation, has confirmed that it will not be a part of the annual Gamescom 2022 trade show, nor will it have any big news or announcements to share during the Opening Night Live event hosted by video game pope, Geoff Keighley. It joins other companies skipping the show this year as the video game industry continues to reckon with the ongoing covid-19 pandemic. Yesterday, Sony quietly confirmed its decision to not attend Gamescom 2022 via a statement given to Games Wirtschaft, a video game news site in Germany. In the…

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Diablo Immortal earned $24 million during its first two weeks of availability

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. App Store and Google Play storefronts report almost equal spending. Despite some controversy over the microtransactions present in the game, Diablo Immortal appears to be a monetary hit for Activision Blizzard. According to AppMagic data obtained by Pocket Gamer (thanks, GI.biz), since its June 2 release on mobile, the game has been downloaded almost 8.5 million times and players have spent $24 million on in-game transactions. The revenue is split almost equally between Apple’s App Store and Android, with $13…

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Amid Thin 2022, Microsoft Says 50 Games Coming To Xbox Over The Next Year

Six months into the year, Xbox’s release calendar is looking slim. Fresh off the heels of an absolutely banger 2021, Microsoft hasn’t released a single first-party tentpole in 2022. But that’s all set to change, Microsoft assured viewers today during its big splashy marketing showcase about big splashy games on the horizon. Halfway through today’s show—which offered long-awaited gameplay reveals for feverishly anticipated games like Starfield and Redfall—Xbox boss Phil Spencer showed off a graphic indicating 50 new games would come to Xbox within the next year. Xbox’s official social media feed tweeted out a slightly altered version of the…