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Blizzard Stepping Back From Loot Boxes Paid For With Real Money
With Blizzard’s newer games such as Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch, the company has introduced loot boxes which has been a way for the company to earn more money during the lifetime of the game. However according to a report from Rock Paper Shotgun, it seems that the company will be stepping back from paid loot boxes in Heroes of the Storm.

Original Diablo Now Available From GOG.com
The original Diablo title from 1996 has a lot of fans and they will be delighted to hear that the game is now available for the first time digitally on GOG.com. They can get the title from there and also choose between two modes. They can choose between the two versions that are now available for download for Windows from GOG.com.

New Overwatch Hero Baptiste Unveiled
Blizzard has been teasing the launch of a new hero for its Overwatch game, and if you have been looking forward to trying out a new character, you’ll soon be able to. The official Overwatch account on YouTube has unveiled the latest hero that will soon be added to the game in the form of Baptiste.

Overwatch Is Getting More Figurines And Its Own Monopoly Set
Blizzard’s Overwatch was kind of a happy accident. The company had been working on its next-gen MMORPG codenamed Project Titan, but they later decided to scrap the project and instead used some of its assets to create Overwatch. It was a good decision because Overwatch was launched to great success and is now one of the staples in the eSports scene.

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No ‘Major Frontline’ Blizzard Releases Planned For 2019
Are you hoping to see a new major Blizzard title released this year? Unfortunately that will not be the case because according to Activision Blizzard’s COO Coddy Johnson, there are no plans for any “major frontline” releases for Blizzard titles this year which means that any hope of seeing a Diablo 4 is all but gone.

Overwatch’s Lunar New Year Event Has Kicked Off With New Costumes
Last week it was reported that Blizzard was readying a Lunar New Year event for Overwatch, and for those who are interested in taking part, you’ll be pleased that the event has gone live and will run until the 18th of February. As expected the event will introduce a bunch of new skins that players can collect, with last year’s items being available at discounted prices.

DeepMind AI Dominates Against Top StarCraft 2 Pros
There is the popular saying, “Practice makes perfect”. The principle behind it is that the more you work on something, in theory you should get better at it. This principle was put to the test when Google’s DeepMind AI trained to beat some of the world’s top StarCraft 2 pros, which they successfully did by winning 10-1.

Blizzard Had At One Point In Time Worked On A Pokemon-Like Diablo Game
Many fans were livid when Blizzard announced Diablo Immortal which was essentially a mobile version of Diablo. However it seems that back in the day, Blizzard, or to be more specific, Blizzard North, toyed with the idea of creating a Pokemon-like Diablo game for handheld consoles like the Game Boy.

Blizzard Seems To Be On A Hiring Spree For Unannounced Diablo Project
Many gamers are waiting for Blizzard to announce Diablo 4. Last year during BlizzCon there was some hope that the game could be announced, but instead Blizzard launched Diablo Immortal, a mobile version of Diablo that was immediately met with massive backlash from fans who weren’t thrilled by the game.

Overwatch’s Lunar New Year Event Kicks Off January 24
We are in the year of 2019 which means that if you follow the Chinese Zodiac, it is also the year of the pig. However even if you don’t necessarily follow the Chinese Zodiac or celebrate the Lunar New Year, not to worry because Blizzard plans on celebrating it anyway in Overwatch where the game’s Lunar New Year event will be kicking off next week.

Destiny 2 Will Still Continue To Be Support By Blizzard’s Battle.net
When Destiny 2 was announced, it was also revealed that the game would be available via the Battle.net Launcher, which is Blizzard’s launcher for their own games like World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, Overwatch, and so on. This is due to the fact that Destiny was published by Activision who they share the same parent company with.

Diablo 3’s ‘Darkening Of Tristram’ Event Is Back
For the past couple of years, Blizzard has been running an annual event within Diablo 3 known as the “Darkening of Tristram”. Basically this will take players back to Tristram, the town that was in the original Diablo, and let them play through some of the levels, collect gear, and what not. Basically it helps to switch things up in the game which can admittedly get a bit repetitive.

Blizzard Launches Discipline Tracker For Overwatch League
From time to time we hear about how some professional gamers exhibit some unprofessional behavior. This sometimes results in sanctions and punishments, and it looks like Blizzard is looking to keep a public record of such incidents and has launched what they’re calling the Discipline Tracker for the Overwatch League.

Blizzard To Retire Some World Of Warcraft Shop Mounts, Offers $50 Bundle
Blizzard has an online store in which gamers can buy select World of Warcraft mounts for real-life money. The shop also sells a variety of in-game cosmetics. However it seems that Blizzard has decided to retire some of the mounts and items and pets from that online store, and will be selling them off in a $50 bundle.