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Here’s what to expect from BlizzCon 2021 on February 19 and 20

Sounds like the usual mix of game updates, Q&As and community goodness, without being packed into a convention centre.Blizzard has shared a bit more about what this year’s BlizzCon – sorry, BlizzConline – is going to look like.Folks can tune in to watch the show entirely free on February 19 and 20 to see what the firm has been cooking up behind the scenes. Blizzard promises reveals from its various development teams, as well as opportunities for the community to ask their burning questions. There are six different channels that viewers can check out, but don’t worry – this will…

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Vicarious Visions is being merged into Blizzard Entertainment

Vicarious Visions, the studio responsible for the recent Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 and earlier Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, is being gobbled up by Blizzard Entertainment. The studio was already owned by Activision Blizzard but, according to the publisher, the 200 person team will now become Blizzard employees and will be “fully dedicated to existing Blizzard games and initiatives”. (more…)

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Activision Blizzard staff have donated $1.6 million to 3,211 charities

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 15 January 2021 16:05 GMT Each organisation received an average of just under $500.Staff at publishing giant Activision Blizzard have donated $1.6 billion to a number of charity organisations.In a news post on its website, the company said that it had given each of the 8,013 members of staff that work across Activision Blizzard, Activision, Blizzard and King $200 each to donate to a charity of their choosing. The result was 3,211 organisations receiving donations. On average, each charity will have received around $498.Organisations benefitting from these donations include Gamers Outreach – which supports kids in…

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Hearthstone’s Uther Lightbringer: absolute lad

Every month as part of its Book Of Heroes business, Hearthstone releases a short single-player adventure, telling the life story of one of the big characters off of Warcraft, via card-based boss battles. They’re lovely, and I really like them. The new Book Of Heroes just became available, and features everyone’s favourite mellifluous fantasy bigot, the paladin Uther Lightbringer. Uther is a sort of cross between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Bean Dad, who in Warcraft lore does such a piss-poor job of mentoring young Prince Arthas, that the geezer only goes and becomes the Lich King. Over the eight battles of…