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Activision Blizzard sued by state agency over alleged widespread discrimination

Enlarge / Sign on facade of Activision’s Los Angeles offices. Getty Images On Wednesday, a California State agency filed a lawsuit against the game publisher Activision Blizzard over allegations of rampant sexual discrimination and sexual harassment. The nature of this harassment is so widespread, the lawsuit claims, that women who have worked for the game maker …

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Diablo II Resurrected impressions: Unholy cow, man

Enlarge Blizzard / Sam Machkovech Diablo II: Resurrected is slated to launch on PC and consoles “later this year,” but in the meantime, the remaster is far enough along that its handlers launched an early “technical alpha” demo over this weekend. (There’s a teensy, tiny chance you can still get in if you sign up …

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Diablo II Resurrected tops BlizzCon announcement flurry

Enlarge / Long rumored, finally confirmed. Blizzard Blizzard’s latest BlizzCon event sees the longtime PC game maker at perhaps its most beleaguered yet. Game delays, notable departures, botched remakes, smartphone-gaming backlash, and an anti-protester reputation have weighed down what was once a sterling RTS/RPG reputation. That led us to wonder: Can today’s streaming-only BlizzCon showcase of games …

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New ex-Blizzard game studio formed to pick up a fallen RTS mantle

Enlarge It seems like every few months, we hear word of a new studio formed by Blizzard Entertainment veterans, which isn’t always newsworthy. But after a rough stretch for Blizzard’s roster of real-time strategy games, the latest cast of Blizzard veterans starting a new shop has put a bright new gleam in our figurative axe. …

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Blizzard releases an ‘Overwatch’ soundtrack that covers all 21 maps

Blizzard Entertainment Rich, orchestral music is one of the hallmarks of Overwatch, and you can now listen to more of it outside of the game whenever you like. Blizzard has released a soundtrack album called Overwatch: Cities And Countries, which includes tunes linked to all of the core maps. Every time you load into a …

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