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Blizzard will shut down ‘Overwatch’ matches when it spots cheating

Blizzard thinks it has a straightforward way to prevent Overwatch cheaters from wrecking others' matches: bring those matches to a screeching halt. As part of a developer update, Game Director Jeff Kaplan has revealed that Blizzard will automaticall… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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Blizzard and Epic take ‘Overwatch’ and ‘Fortnite’ cheating very seriously

Game-makers have had a field day making examples out of cheaters the past few weeks. Most recently, a pair of Overwatch hackers were charged in South Korea as a result of a year-long investigation by the region's police. Working with … Read the rest of this entry

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Link your Blizzard and Bungie accounts in time for ‘Destiny 2’

PC players may be a bit sore about having to wait longer to play Destiny 2 compared to console gamers. However, there is some good news for mouse and keyboard fans: You can now link your Blizzard account to a … Read the rest of this entry

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Blizzard launches an ‘Overwatch’ league for amateurs

Blizzard's colorful shooter may be one of the most popular multiplayer games out right now, but its eSport scene hasn't exactly got off to the best start. With rumors circulating that a slot in Overwatch's official League costs between $ … Read the rest of this entry

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Google DeepMind and Blizzard partner for ‘StarCraft II’ AI research

Google's Deepmind AI has already learned how to best humans at Go, but now Deepmind's resources will be pointed at an entirely different game: Starcraft 2. Blizzard just announced at Blizzcon that it is partnering with Google to open up … Read the rest of this entry

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Blizzard built a World of Warcraft cafe

World of Warcraft is an institution. After 12 years, Blizzard's seminal MMO is still running, and although player counts have fallen since its 2010 peak, there were still 5.5 million active accounts last September. Germany has always been a key … Read the rest of this entry

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Blizzard swings the banhammer once more

Hello to all you fans of fair play and justice! Do I have some news for you: Blizzard has unleashed a new wave of bans against botters in World of Warcraft. Six months seems to be the standard term but, … Read the rest of this entry

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Blizzard job listing suggests a return of its classics

Blizzard has posted a job listing for a “Senior Software Engineer, Classic Games,” and while that’s obviously only relevant to a very small number of people, the reason for the posting is probably of interest to just about all of … Read the rest of this entry

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Blizzard rolls out Battle.net voice chat starting with ‘Overwatch’

Blizzard has been in the online gaming business for decades with massively popular games like StarCraft and World of Warcraft, but it's never implemented a native voice-chat system in its Battle.net client. Now, it appears that's about to change. B… … Read the rest of this entry

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Blizzard is making a Battle.net Voice Chat system

When Blizzard announced the beta launch date for Overwatch last week, it (somewhat surprisingly) said the game would have built-in voice chat. Now we’re learning that it won’t just be part of Overwatch, but built into Battle.net itself. A post on the Overwatch blog said that Battle.net Voice … Read the rest of this entry

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