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Warcraft - In Theaters June 10 (TV Spot 1)

24 January 2016 - 11:37 PM

Warcraft - In Theaters June 10 (TV Spot 1)


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Warcraft
In Theaters, June 10, 2016
www.warcraftmovie.com

From Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures comes Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon.

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home.

So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.

Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones, the film starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production.

The producers are Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner and Stuart Fenegan. Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor, Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams serve as executive producers. Rob Pardo, Chris Metzen, Nick Carpenter and Rebecca Steel Roven co-produce. Warcraft will be released by Universal Pictures. www.warcraftmovie.com

The Legion Alpha Test Is Back

15 January 2016 - 11:34 AM

The Legion Alpha Test Is Back

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Official Blizzard Quote:

Our gnomish engineers have returned from their adorable little Winter Veil vacation to bring the Legion alpha test back online—and they’ve made a few updates in the process!

In addition to all of the content that was previously included in the alpha, testers can now explore the new Val’Sharah zone and delve into the new Darkheart Thicket dungeon. The Shaman Order Hall is also now available, and the new Demon Hunter Vengeance (tank) spec is ready for testing. The raid boss Ursoc has also made an appearance . . . and he can bearly wait to meet you. Character copy is currently disabled, but testers can create high-level characters using templates we’ve provided.

As a reminder, there’s no NDA (non-disclosure agreement) for the Legion alpha test, so participants are free to stream the game and share screenshots or movies. Please keep in mind that Legion is still in development—we’ll be making changes as we continue to prepare for the upcoming beta test, and what you’ll see during the alpha test is not necessarily representative of the final game.

Players selected to participate in the alpha test will receive an email invitation directing them to download and install the alpha client directly through Battle.net desktop app. As always, please be aware of phishing attempts—if you’re unsure whether your invitation is legitimate, please log in to Battle.net to verify whether you can install and play the Legion alpha.

Getting Started

1.If you’ve been selected to participate in the Legion alpha, your Battle.net account will already be flagged for access.

2.Make sure your graphics drivers are up to date.

3.Run the Battle.net desktop app—it may need to update itself if you haven’t run it recently. If you don’t have it installed, get started here.

4.Once Battle.net is installed and updated, select World of Warcraft from the list of games on the left.

5.In the Region/Account drop-down menu above the Play button, choose Alpha: Legion (listed under In Development), then click Install.

6.Allow installation to complete, and click Play.

Once you’ve launched the game, use the Legion alpha template to create a character. This is located near the Enter World button.

Providing Feedback

We’d love to hear about your experiences on the Broken Isles, so once you’ve had a chance to play, please send us your feedback.
  • For general feedback, use the in-game Feedback interface.
  • For crashes, please use the Crash Reporter feature that appears when the client crashes.
  • For general game bugs, use the in-game Bug Report interface.
  • If you’re getting a wrong version error, please uninstall and reinstall the client.
  • Discuss the alpha with your fellow testers in our Legion alpha General Discussion and Bug Report forums.
How do I opt in?

Once you’ve set up a Battle.net account and have attached at least one Blizzard game, you can choose to opt in to future beta tests from the Beta Profile page—just check the box next to which games you’re interested in testing. Once that’s complete, it’s simply a matter of waiting for an invitation.

Activision Blizzard Acquires the Business of Major League Gaming

06 January 2016 - 12:22 PM

Activision Blizzard Acquires the Business of Major League Gaming

Official Blizzard Quote:

MLG to Serve as the Foundation for Activision Blizzard's Esports Broadcast Network

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced the acquisition of the business of Major League Gaming (MLG). MLG is a leader in creating and streaming premium live gaming events, organizing professional competitions and running competitive gaming leagues. The acquisition expands Activision Blizzard's reach across the rapidly-growing esports ecosystem by adding proven live streaming capabilities and technologies to the Activision Blizzard Media Networks division, led by former ESPN CEO Steve Bornstein and MLG Co-founder Mike Sepso.

Bobby Kotick, Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard, said, "Our acquisition of Major League Gaming's business furthers our plans to create the ESPN of esports. MLG's ability to create premium content and its proven broadcast technology platform - including its live streaming capabilities - strengthens our strategic position in competitive gaming. MLG has an incredibly strong and seasoned team and a thriving community. Together, we will create new ways to celebrate players and their unique skills, dedication and commitment to gaming. We are excited to add Sundance and the entire MLG esports team to our competitive gaming initiatives."

Sundance DiGiovanni, Chief Executive Officer and MLG Co-founder, said, "Our mission for over 12 years has been to promote and expand the growth of competitive gaming worldwide, and today the industry is at a key inflection point as its popularity soars and rivals that of many traditional professional sports. This acquisition and Activision Blizzard's commitment to competitive gaming will expand the opportunities for gamers to be recognized and celebrated for their competitive excellence."

Mike Sepso, Senior Vice President of Activision Blizzard Media Networks and MLG Co-founder, said, "Sundance and I founded MLG to highlight the incredible talent of competitive gamers all over the world. Activision Blizzard's esports leadership, incredible intellectual property and long history in competitive gaming create a perfect home for MLG's capabilities. The acquisition of MLG's business is an important step towards Activision Blizzard Media Networks' broader mission to bring esports into the mainstream by creating and broadcasting premium esports content, organizing global league play and expanding distribution with key gaming partners."

MLG will continue to operate MLG.tv, MLG Pro Circuit and GameBattles platforms, and will continue to work with its partners and other publishers across the industry. MLG.tv is a premium online broadcast network for professional-level esports and the MLG Pro Circuit is the longest-running esports league in North America. GameBattles is the largest online gaming tournament system across consoles, PC and mobile platforms.

With over 100 million unique viewers, the esports audience is estimated to be bigger than audiences for many professional sports leagues. Creating premium content for these audiences will provide significant opportunities in ticket sales, advertising, sponsorships, licensing and merchandising. By 2017, esports is projected to have over 300 million viewers1. For the past 12 years, MLG has helped bring esports into the mainstream with broadcasts of professional gaming competitions that rival traditional sports fan engagement.

Legion PvP Talent Calculator

23 November 2015 - 01:01 PM

Legion PvP Talent Calculator

Legion will be introducing a prestige system in PvP. Effectively, gear will no longer matter and instead you'll be getting PvP talent points as you play PvP.

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Check out a preview of the Legion PvP talents here at WoWDB!

Patch 6.2.3 Hotfixes: November 17 - 18

19 November 2015 - 10:31 AM

Patch 6.2.3 Hotfixes: November 17 - 18

Official Blizzard Quote:

November 18
Racials
Undead
  • Touch of the Grave damage has been increased by 100%.

Class
Paladin
Talents
  • Final Verdict (Retribution) damage has been increased by 8% to match a class tuning change to Templar's Verdict in Patch 6.2.3.

Items
  • [Hotfix in testing] Warlords Season 3 Combatant’s equipment now has the same item level as Warlords Season 2 Gladiator’s equipment in both PvE and PvP.
  • Some Season 3 Warmongering Insignia trinkets should no longer incorrectly trigger its effect immediately when equipped.
  • Infallible Tracking Charm now has a massively increased damage and chance to trigger, but now only increases damage against demons for 5 seconds (down from 10 seconds.)
  • Purified Shard of the Third Moon now creates a damage shield that absorbs 100% more damage on use.

November 17
PvP
  • Players are now automatically dismounted around the new Warlords Season 3 vendors.
  • Warlords Season 3 vendors in Warspear and Stormshield should now correctly offer a full selection of Conquest quality PvP gear.
  • Items
  • Corrected passive stat values on Warlords Season 3 Medallion trinkets, which were lower than intended.
  • Warlords Season 2 version of Champion's Honor now binds when picked up.

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