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Blizzard may be Remastering Diablo II and Warcraft III

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Blizzard has put out a job listing that states “Compelling stories. Intense multiplayer. Endless replay ability. Qualities that made StarCraft, Warcraft III, and Diablo II the titans of their day. Evolving operating systems, hardware, and online services have made them more difficult to be experienced by their loyal followers or reaching a new generation. We’re restoring them to glory, and we need your engineering talents, your passion, and your ability to get tough jobs done.” The listing is for a Senior Software Engineer, and this listing suggest that they will come out through Blizzards Launcher. We know Starcraft Remastered is releasing this summer this doesn’t seem to far fetched at all. What do you think? Is something you’d like to see if the pricing is reasonable?

Heroes of the Storm Gets Release Date + New Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Haven’t gotten a chance to play the Closed Beta for Heroes of the Storm still? Soon the full game will be available free to play for everyone. Hang in there Heroes! 🙂

Release Date Trailer of Heroes of the Storm Beta presented below in Full High Definition (be sure to click the Gear Box or Full Screen to view in HD).

Genre(s): Multiplayer online battle arena, Free to play
Platform(s): Mac OS X, Windows PC
Publisher(s): Blizzard Entertainment
Developer(s): Blizzard Entertainment
Release Date (NA): June 2nd, 2015

GTA Censorship Is A Wake Up Call To Video Games Industry

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Everyday there is a new issue in the community, whether it be the in the gaming community, Youtube community, or even national community issues, they all tend to have a common set, Censorship. We all hate being censored, it’s true, but yet there is always someone or something that will shut out your censorship freedom. It’s been going on for awhile but gamers and video game developers everywhere are just now starting to take notice, why? Well if you read my resent post,  Targets in Australia removed GTA 5 from their shelves. But why? Who would vote to do this?

Well ironically it is the sites that publishers have been supporting, and the funny part is these sites are not supporting the games like they should be, in fact some of the sites like Gawker, Vox Media, and UBM TechWeb are some of the few in question, because they too in fact are pushing for stores to remove certain games from store shelves. And while Publishers do nothing they lose millions to these sites who push to remove the consumer ability to purchase these games in stores, “YOUR right” may I add to retain the ability to purchase these games. WAKE UP, because before you know it the rights we fought for will be gone in a heartbeat and video games won’t be as censorship free as they are now.

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BlizzCon 2014: A New Shooter Emerges… Overwatch Announced w/ 13 Gameplay Videos [HD 1080P]

Overwatch Character Tracer Cosplay at Blizzcon 2014 11-7-14 Credit MickyNeilson on Twitter

[Overwatch Character “Tracer” Cosplay at BlizzCon 2014 // 11-7-14 Credit: MickyNeilson of Blizzard]

All of the latest gameplay and trailers of Overwatch announced at BlizzCon 2014 by Blizzard Entertainment

Genre(s): First Person Shooter
Platform(s): PC
Publisher(s): Blizzard Entertainment
Developer(s): Blizzard Entertainment
Release Date (NA): TBA 2015

BlizzCon 2014: StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void – Multiplayer Update: Terran Trailer [HD 1080P]

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The Multiplayer Update: Terran Trailer for StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void released by Blizzard is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

Genre(s): RTS
Platform(s): Mac, PC
Publisher(s): Blizzard Entertainment
Developer(s): Blizzard Entertainment
Release Date (NA): TBA

Blizzard CEO Denounces Harassment, Seems to Support GamerGate

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President and CEO of Blizzard Mike Morhaime made comments supporting #gamergate in his keynote speech at Blizzcon 2014 earlier today.

“I’d like to take a moment to talk about something serious,” he said. “Over the past couple months, there’s been a small group of people who have been doing really awful things. They have been making some people’s lives miserable and they have been tarnishing our reputation as gamers. It’s not right.”

Some anti-gamergaters have tried to spin this story as if he was speaking out AGAINST #gamergate, but this is clearly untrue. He never actually mentions GamerGate by name so let’s look at exactly what he said to determine why his comments support the consumer movement rather than condemn it.

First of all, he referred to a “small group of people.” GamerGate is obviously not a small group of people. There have been over three million tweets since the movement began. When you compare the total number of tweets between the rival hashtags of #gamergate and #stopgamergate2014 over the last month, it is quite obvious which is the small group.

One Social Justice Warrior recently created a GamerGate blocklist which includes upwards of 15,000 usernames on it. 15,000 people isn’t a small group. Therefore you can reasonably conclude Morhaime is NOT talking about GamerGate. It is much more likely he was referring the small cabal of corrupt game journalists and Social Justice Warriors who have infiltrated the gaming industry and media that GamerGate has been fighting against.

This is further evidenced by Morhaime’s next statement where he says, “…they have been tarnishing our reputation as gamers.” Here he is likely referring to the dozens of “gamers are dead” articles which paint gamers as basement dwelling, social degenerate losers that are racist, misogynist, and unable to adapt to the norms of society. Social Justice Warriors have made their opinion on gamers to be very clear often referring to them as overly entitled immature “pissbabies” that need to get a life and move out of mommy’s basement.

“There is another person on the other end of the chat screen,” Morhaime said, “they’re our friends, our brothers and sisters, our sons and daughters. Let’s take a stand to reject hate and harassment.”

You have probably heard in the mass media that GamerGate is “steeped in harassment” so who is Morhaime actually talking about here? A 17 day ongoing statistical analysis of tweets involving GamerGate being conducted by a Twitter user named @The_Nimbus_ has shown that thus far GamerGaters have made 32 harassing tweets while Anti-GamerGaters have made 122. The study looks at a random sample of 100 tweets per day (so 1,700 random tweets total in 17 days as of this writing) and includes a pastebin file listing every single tweet included so you can look them up and verify the data for yourself if you so wish. This means that anti-gamergaters harass people on Twitter at a rate of 3.8 times that of which GamerGate harasses others.  Therefore, Morhaime denouncing online harassment must be aimed at the group doing the most harassing: anti-gamergaters.

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Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Hits the Top of the Charts in the UK

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Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls has hit the top of the UK sales chart recently, and thus making this the first Diablo game to make it to the top of the charts in the UK.  Diablo 3 launched in May on the PC making it to #2 on the charts. This is a pretty awesome feat from a well renown game. If your not sure what Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls is, go and check out our RGN Review of it (link below)

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