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Rob Pardo leaves Blizzard

In a rather surprising move, Blizzard's Executive Producer Rob Pardo announced today that he is leaving the company. At this time he has announced no immediate career plans or subsequent goals, although he mentions a desire to spend the summer with his family and consider his next move. Pardo's...

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Blizzard: Sexy Heroes of the Storm characters 'not sending a message'

Blizzard is about fun and fantasy, not about preaching diversity, the studio said. Polygon pulled quotes from Heroes of the Storm Game Director Dustin Browder in which he defended the sexualization of the MOBA's female characters by claiming that, "We're not sending a message. Nobody should look...

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Project Titan: A brief history of a game that doesn't exist

For the last several years, the MMO community has been abuzz with rumors regarding Blizzard Entertainment's Project Titan. Long reported to be a brand-new MMO based on an entirely original intellectual property, Titan was a top-secret project discussed only through occasional interviews, job...

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Blizzard's Rob Pardo asks players to direct Diablo III blame to him

When Jay Wilson announced that he was leaving his position as director of Diablo III, the forums were filled with responses. To the surprise of absolutely no one who has visited any forum in the history of the Internet, many of those responses were some variety of blaming Wilson for every issue...

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Blizzard running Diablo III on consoles internally

The good news is that Diablo III is now available to play on consoles. The bad news is that you'd have to apply and get accepted for a job with Blizzard to see it. The company admitted that it's continuing its experiments with a console version of Diablo III, saying that the game is running on a...

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Blizzard's Pardo: Single-player games are an endangered species

Blizzard big cheese Rob Pardo recently revealed his doubts about the future of single-player games in a wide-ranging interview with GamesIndustry.biz. "It's really sad," Pardo said. "There's just a lot of elements out there that conspire to make those games difficult to make now. Between...

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Blizzard has 'no particular fear' of Windows 8

Blizzard might be coming around to Windows 8, if only for practical business reasons. Blizzard Senior Software Engineer Darren Williams told CVG that the studio will support Windows 8 and expand to the OS in the future. "We put our games on platforms our players are already on, so yeah, it...

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Valve, Blizzard wary of Windows 8

Earlier this week Valve head honcho Gabe Newell made headlines by labeling Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8 operating system "a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space." Newell, whose company is responsible for the Steam digital download service, is concerned that Microsoft's move toward a...

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Blizzard bigwigs recall company's first 20 years

Twenty years is a long time, and to illustrate how long (and make you feel old in the process), let's do a little retrospective. In 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev led the Soviet Union, James Cameron's Terminator 2 and Kevin Costner's Robin Hood ruled the box office, and the Super Nintendo Entertainment...

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"WoW in space": Bungie's MMOFPS named Destiny

A couple of years ago, fans of the Halo franchise were crushed to find out that their favorite first-person shooter probably wasn't going to make the leap to MMO space. However, the company behind the Halo phenomenon has been diligently at work on another highly speculated-about project -- and it...

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