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Twitch edited Metallica’s BlizzConline show to avoid a DMCA strike

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 21 February 2021 13:42 GMT If you were watching 2021’s BlizzConline show on Twitch, you may have been taken aback to see heavy metal monsters Metallica sound a little different from what you were expecting.Twitch replaced Metallica’s live performance of For Whom The Bell Tolls at the end of BlizzConline’s opening ceremony with royalty-free music to avoid a DMCA (that’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedown, making for some… interesting scenes at the end of the show.Anyone watching the stream via the Twitch Gaming channel may have noted that the heavy riffs of James Hetfiled and the gang…

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Diablo 4 features enemy camps you can sack, interesting PvP, and customizable mounts

At BlizzConline 2021, the Diablo 4 team discussed enemy camps, the open-world, mounts, and PvP.In a What’s Next segment for Diablo 4, the development team showed off the Rogue class a bit more, and also discussed open-world aspects of the game as well as PvP.According to Blizzard, there will be plenty of exploration in the open-world, and with an open-world, the team can dive into how Sanctuary fits together, like the player being able to ride from Scosglen to the Fractured Peaks using mounts.One of the cools things about mounts, is there will be different horse breeds and other mounts you…

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Overwatch 2 features “hundreds” of Hero Missions, character dialogues, updated hero looks, dynamic maps, more

Blizzard has provided more information on Overwatch 2 as promised.Plenty of Overwatch 2 information was dropped yesterday after the BlizzConline 2021 opening ceremony in a separate segment.In it, the Overwatch 2 team provides a first look at some new locations players will travel to in the upcoming sequel, including Rome, which is the setting for a map in the new Push mode, and the New York City of Overwatch’s future Earth.You are also given a look at the evolving new looks for heroes from the original Overwatch, including McCree, Pharah, Reaper, and Widowmaker. Expect some to look a bit techier,…

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Hearthstone expansion Forged in the Barrens is the first expansion for Year of the Gryphon

A new Hearthstone expansion is on the way, and it’s called Forged in the Barrens, and it will be the first released for what’s being called the Year of the Gryphon.During the BlizzConline 2021 opening ceremony, Blizzard announced the latest expansion for Hearthstone.Coinciding with the start of the Year of the Gryphon is the launch of the new Hearthstone Core Set, which replaces the existing Basic and Classic sets with a curated selection of 235 cards, including new and previously released. This will reinvigorate the game for both existing players and newcomers. Launching alongside the Core set is the new…

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Diablo 2: Resurrected announced for PC and consoles, will feature cross-progression

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 19 February 2021 23:01 GMT Diablo 2: Resurrected has been announced, and you can sign up for the PC alpha. As everyone suspected it would, Blizzard announced Diablo 2: Resurrected, which is a full HD remaster of the original and in 3D form. This is the definitive remastering of Diablo 2 and its Lord of Destruction expansion. You can expect dynamic lighting, revamped animations and spell effects in up to 4K resolution, and all 27 minutes of the game’s classic cinematics have been remade shot-for-shot. The soundtrack has also been reinvigorated to support Dolby 7.1 surround…

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Blizzard Arcade Collection out now for PC and consoles

After a PEGI listing revealed the Blizzard Arcade Collection earlier today, Blizzard has officially announced it.Blizzard Arcade Collection contains the first Lost Vikings, Rock n’ Roll Racing, and Blackthorne. All three titles were released during the 90s.It is out now on PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One with quality of life updates. It will also be playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S via backwards compatibility.The collection retails for $19.99 and is available now.The Blizzard Arcade Collection games come in both Original Editions and upgraded Definitive Editions. Each version features enhancements such as custom key mapping and the ability to…