Blizzard Has Canceled BlizzCon 2021, Will Hold Global Event In Early 2022

On Twitter this afternoon, Blizzard announced that plans for BlizzCon 2021 have been canceled. Originally set to take place this November at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, the company has decided to err on the side of caution with the uncertainty around COVID-19 guidelines in California. A short blog post details these issues and […]

Blizzard Intervenes In Hong Kong Debate Between Overwatch League Players

Blizzard has patched relations between some of its Overwatch League teams, following a dispute stemming from one player’s comments on the One China policy. On a stream, Seoul Dynasty player Jong-ryeol “Saebyeolbe” Park vented his frustration over not being allowed to discuss Hong Kong and Taiwan independence while he’s in Overwatch league. He claims he was […]

Blizzard Arcade Collection gets two more 1990s SNES hits, free

Two more throwbacks have joined the Blizzard Arcade Collection anthology that launched for PC and consoles back in February. They are The Lost Vikings 2, a sequel to the side-scrolling platformer included with the collection at launch, and RPM Racing, an isometric-style truck racer similar to the also-included Rock N Roll Racing. The new games […]

Blizzard Fixes Crash Bandicoot 4’s Network Errors

Crash Bandicoot 4 dropped on for PC users last week, and despite being single-player with local co-op, it faced a slew of network errors that rendered the game unplayable for many. This is because it’s online-only, but Blizzard has fixed its servers. On its launch, many players reported that they couldn’t play the game, […]

Why Can’t Blizzard Figure Out Its Esports Scene?

News that Activision Blizzard chopped its esports division by 50 employees recently is unfortunate, but at the same time, unsurprising and yet another sign that the company has again failed to understand the esports market. Reports indicate that the move mostly affects both the Overwatch and Call of Duty Leagues, but the past few years […]

Activision Blizzard Esports Restructuring, 50 Employees Face Layoffs

Activision Blizzard Esports today will announce a restructuring that will result in the layoffs of about 50 people, moves that top executive Tony Petitti says are a result of how the group has had to re-invent itself amid the coronavirus pandemic. In an interview this morning with SBJ/TEO, Petitti didn’t divulge specifics on what roles […]

Blizzard Is Hiring For Unannounced Multiplayer Triple-A Project

Blizzard Entertainment has announced it is seeking employees to work on an unannounced ambitious triple-A multiplayer game. The mysterious new project will be released on PC and consoles. Recent years haven’t been easy for Blizzard fans, as the company hasn’t released a new game since 2016’s Overwatch. Even projects announced long ago, including Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4, […]

Three classic Blizzard games come to PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One today

Three of Blizzard Entertainment’s earliest games — The Lost Vikings, Blackthorne, and Rock N Roll Racing — are being re-released on consoles and PC today. The Blizzard Arcade Collection drops Friday on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One, Blizzard announced during BlizzConline’s opening ceremony. (The PS4 and Xbox One versions are playable […]

Activision Blizzard Reports Quarterly Profit of $508M and Annual Profits of $2.2B

Video game holding company Activision Blizzard published its financial earnings for the fourth quarter and full-year 2020. The company generated quarterly net revenues of $2.41B USD, up 21.5% compared to $1.99B during the same period of 2019. For the full-year 2020, Activision Blizzard recorded net revenues of $8.1B, which marks an increase of 25% year-over-year. […]