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2014-04-21 20:22:39

Closed beta registration available via official Chinese Heroes of the Storm(TM) website. SHANGHAI, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and NetEase, Inc. today announced an agreement to license Blizzard Entertainment's Heroes of the Storm((TM)) to a NetEase, Inc. affiliate in mainland China for a term of three years. Unveiled last November at BlizzCon(®), Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard's upcoming free-to-play, online team brawler featuring iconic...

2014-04-07 08:37:15

New multi-year global agreement to create Heroes of the Storm(TM) gaming headsets VALHALLA, N.Y., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turtle Beach, the leading audio brand in the games industry, today announced a new multi-year licensing agreement with Blizzard Entertainment around the highly anticipated Heroes of the Storm(TM) multiplayer game. As part of the agreement, Turtle Beach will develop PC gaming headsets for both elite and recreational players. Turtle Beach is the gaming audio...

2014-03-26 23:04:14

Contribution to Help Grant the Wishes of Children With Life-threatening Medical Conditions Around the World PHOENIX (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Today Make-A-Wish® announced a $1 million donation from Blizzard Entertainment, a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software. The donation is based on 50 percent of the total sales in several different countries during November and December 2013 of a special in-game pet, the Alterac Brew Pup, for Blizzard's award-winning...

World Of Warcraft Hacked
2012-10-08 10:40:14

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Cities filled with the dead, flesh turned to bone. This wasn´t a scene from a biblical plague in the old testament or the latest Hollywood blockbuster on the big screen, however. It transpired this past weekend across Europe — at least virtually in an online world. The irony is that it may have been predicted by a cartoon! A few years ago the hit animated series South Park dedicated an episode to the popular online...

2012-10-07 09:04:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Senator by day, Orc Assassination Rogue by night? Not if the opponents of Maine Democrat and World of Warcraft enthusiast Colleen Lachowicz have anything to say about it. It seems that Lachowicz's online gaming hobbies have become the target of her Republican Party opposition, who are accusing her of leading a "time-consuming double life" as her alter-ego, a level 85 Orc Assassin Rogue named Santiaga, according to Fox News...

2012-08-10 17:38:39

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Blizzard, the publisher of popular computer games such as World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo, discovered that its servers were hacked and certain account information was stolen. The company detailed the break in on its website. The "Important Security Update" was addressed to players and friends. "This week, our security team found an unauthorized and illegal access into our internal network here at Blizzard. We quickly took steps...

Diablo III Sets First Day New Sales Record for PC Games
2012-05-24 06:31:47

Blizzard Entertainment announced Wednesday that Diablo 3, their newest action/role-playing video game for PCs, has sold more than 3.5 million copies in the first 24 hours following its release, setting a new sales record for the platform. Furthermore, according to Brian Crecente of The Verge, that figure doesn't include an additional 1.2 million gamers who received  Diablo III for free after signing up for a one-year subscription to another Blizzard title, the massively multiplayer...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'