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‘StarCraft II’: Pro tips from the Sibol players

Nov 22, 2019 - 2:28 PM

Justin ‘NuksPH’ Santos and Caviar ‘Enderr’ Acampado of Sibol Philippines, the national esports team for the 2019 SEA Games, share their tips on how you can step up your game in StarCraft II

SIBOL STARCRAFT II. Justin 'NuksPH' Santos (L) and Caviar 'Enderr' Acampado (R) are the Philippines' aces for StarCraft II in SEA Games 2019. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler

‘StarCraft II’: What you need to know

Nov 22, 2019 - 2:23 PM

The popular science-fiction strategy game will be a medal event for the 2019 SEA Games

STARCRAFT II. Series anniversary art from Blizzard shows key characters in a rare moment of non-conflict. Illustration from Blizzard

‘Hearthstone’: Pro tips from the Sibol players

Nov 18, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Dustin ‘WaningMoon’ Mangulabnan and Jacinta ‘Jia’ Dee share their tips on how you can get better at 'Hearthstone'

SIBOL. Dustin 'WaningMoon' Mangulabnan and Jacinta 'Jia' Dee will be representing the Philippines in the Hearthstone tourney of SEA Games 2019. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler

'Hearthstone': What you need to know

Nov 18, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Videogames are coming to the SEA Games. In case you haven't played Hearthstone, here's a quick explainer

Photo from Blizzard press site

Multiple sources say Diablo 4 will be announced at Blizzcon

Oct 22, 2019 - 8:01 PM

An industry insider's tweet and an alleged mention of 'Diablo 4' on promotional material for a Diablo artbook spur speculation of a new game announcement

Bungie splits from publisher Activision, retains 'Destiny' IP

Jan 11, 2019 - 5:40 PM

'With our remarkable Destiny community, we are ready to publish on our own, while Activision will increase their focus on owned IP projects,' Bungie says in a statement

Blizzard Entertainment president Mike Morhaime steps down

Oct 04, 2018 - 2:18 PM

'World of Warcraft' executive producer J. Allen Brack will take over as Blizzard's president

MIKE MORHAIME. Blizzard Entertainment's Mike Mohaime at the 2011 Video Game Awards. File photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images/AFP

Blizzard working on 'unannounced Diablo project'

Jun 06, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Job postings indicate that Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a Diablo dungeon artist and environment artist, among other positions

Starcraft and its Brood War expansion are now free

Apr 19, 2017 - 10:04 AM

Starcraft and its Brood War expansion get bug fixes and compatibility improvements for newer machines

NOW FREE. You can now download the original Starcraft and its Brood War expansion! Image from Starcraft Twitter page.

Blizzard announces 'Starcraft Remastered'

Mar 27, 2017 - 2:39 PM

The classic real time strategy favorite will now be playable in 4K resolution

STARCRAFT REMASTERED. The venerated real-time strategy game gets graphical upgrades. Screen shot from

Blizzard lets players livestream its games on Facebook

Aug 29, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Blizzard Streaming lets players of Blizzard games live stream their gameplay directly to Facebook

BLIZZARD STREAMING. Blizzard enables live streaming to Facebook in their game launcher client. Screen shot from YouTube.

Facebook gets into game-streaming with Blizzard

Jun 07, 2016 - 11:49 AM

People will be able to use Facebook accounts to log in to Blizzard Entertainment computer games such as World of Warcraft They will also eventually be able to use Facebook Live to broadcast play in real time

'Warcraft' review: Overburdened fantasy

May 28, 2016 - 9:50 AM

Warcraft s awfully curated collection of uncharismatic humorless and archetypal characters is only symptomatic of the film s very own confusion with what it wants to do writes Oggs Cruz

Photo courtesy of United International Pictures

PH team Renovatio fights for SEA in Heroes of the Storm tilt

Mar 08, 2016 - 2:45 PM

The Philippines Team Renovatio is off to the world stage as the Southeast Asian contingent of the Heroes of the Storm 2016 Spring Global Championship

TEAM RENOVATIO. Team Renovatio is the Southeast Asian qualifying team for the Heroes of the Storm 2016 Global Spring Championship. Image from AsiaSoft

StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void to launch November 10

Sep 15, 2015 - 9:22 AM

The last of the stories set from the perspective of a single faction within the game Legacy of the Void deals with the Protoss faction as they try to reclaim their homeworld

LEGACY OF THE VOID. Screen shot from YouTube.

Choose your hero (or villain) in Heroes of the Storm

Oct 11, 2014 - 5:41 PM

If you re itching to become one of Blizzard s heroes or villains Heroes of the Storm is one game you want to watch out for


Blizzard Entertainment cancels work on Titan online game

Sep 24, 2014 - 5:17 AM

Titan was in development for 7 years and was anticipated by many as an MMO that could emulate the worldwide success and popularity of another Blizzard title World of Warcraft

BLIZZARD. Photo of Blizzard Entertainment's Irvine studio by Wikimedia Commons user KennethHan.

World of Warcraft pays tribute to Robin Williams

Sep 06, 2014 - 9:24 AM

In a test version of Warlords of Draenor a futuristic character named Robin emerges from a lamp to quote two lines from Disney s Aladdin genie

US actor Robin Williams in London, United Kingdom, 26 November 2006. Daniel Deme/EPA

Blizzard opens StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm pre-orders

Jan 23, 2013 - 3:36 PM

Blizzard Entertainment opens up pre orders for its new game with a new cinematic and a reveal of the game s release date

HEART OF THE SWARM. Blizzard opens up their game's pre-orders with a release date reveal and cinematic. Picture from Blizzard Entertainment.