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Did you pre-order an Overwatch hoodie? Yesterday, pre-orders opened for JINX’s upcoming Overwatch hoodies — hoodies that look pretty dang awesome. Unfortunately, they’re only in limited supply for now, which means it might be hard to nab one if you haven’t pre-ordered yet. As of this writing, it appears that they can still be pre-ordered, but JINX’s site went down earlier...

Will you be playing Diablo 3’s Necromancer today? Roughly seven months have passed since Blizzard announced the Necromancer for Diablo 3. Today, the Necromancer will finally go live for $15. We’ve received a number of Necro previews lately, including legendary and set items as well as the three new zones coming with today’s patch 2.6.0. In addition, we’ve provided our own impressions of...




Are you excited for new Diablo zones? So in addition to the Rise of the Necromancer pack, we’re likely to get Diablo 3’s patch 2.6.0 tomorrow, and with that patch comes a whole lot more — among those are three new zones to explore and adventure in. In addition to the Shrouded Moors detailed in the video below, two other zones — the...

Have you saved Chromie yet? Don’t get me wrong guys, I’m as excited about exploring the Tomb of Sargeras as the rest of you. But I think my favorite part of patch 7.2.5 so far is the Deaths of Chromie scenario. It’s been a while since we’ve had some meaty solo content — Suramar, I’m looking at you — and...

What does a new expansion have to include? The Gamescom speculation continues. Some folks are even speculating that the next World of Warcraft expansion will be announced there, much as Legion was two years ago. I have no idea if that will be true, but if it is, I think we’re all wildly curious as to what it will contain. Will it be...

What makes you give a game a chance? One of the reasons I love Diablo 3 so much is the music. The sountrack to the game is incredible, and the first time I heard the main theme I decided then and there I was going to play it. I could, in fact, credit the music in pretty much all Blizzard games I’ve liked....




How important is a game’s story? Each of Blizzard’s games approaches story differently. Diablo 3 uses story as a scaffolding from which it hangs monster-murdering dungeon crawls. Overwatch treats story as the background, with most of it being revealed through cinematics and out-of-game ARGs — and more rarely, the occasional comic book or bit of in-game dialog. Heroes of the Storm...

What’s your esports food of choice? For me, there’s nothing that says “baseball” more than a small bag of warm peanuts in the shell and an ice-cold Coke. I can eat regular old peanuts anytime, but if I’m cracking the shells open, the Cubs had better be on. I have a similar association with chili and football– this goes double if I...



What are your small annoyances in WoW? What annoys you in WoW? [Insert obligatory Artifact Power/Legendary response here.] Specifically, what are the little things that annoy you? Something that doesn’t work as expected, behave as it should, or is just plain out of place. Something that makes you grumble, but you’re still not likely to quit over. For me, it’s how the...

Let’s wildly speculate about Gamescom Blizzard recently confirmed their attendance at this year’s Gamescom, taking place August 22 through August 26. It’s far too early to seriously speculate about what they might announce, but it’s never too early to wildly speculate, right? Right! Let’s get down to it: what do you think Blizzard will announce at Gamescom this year? New...

What did you think of your class mount quest? I was pleasantly surprised by the Priest class mount quest. How about you? (Mild spoilers)

Are you ready for patch 7.2.5? It’s patch day! Patch 7.2.5 hits live servers today, and while there are tons of class changes, there’s plenty more, too. In particular, I’m really looking forward to playing through The Deaths of Chromie scenario. I love anything story-related, but head-spinning time travel with Chromie? That’s my kind of story. And The Trial of Style...

Have you gotten everything you wanted from Overwatch’s anniversary event? When this post goes live, Overwatch’s anniversary event will have only a few hours left before it ends at 12:00 PM Pacific today, which means there’s precious little time left to earn all of those collectibles you wanted. The event has over 100 exclusive items, but even just between the 11 legendary skins and 24 dance emotes alone, there’s...

What’s your favorite character’s theme song? Heroes of the Storm releasing an unofficial soundtrack for its Warriors has inspired me to ask: If you have to pick a theme song for your favorite characters in Blizzard games, who would you pick and which song would you give them? Personally, I find this task particularly difficult because I already enjoy making soundtracks...

Do you keep up on patch news? I admit: I haven’t been playing World of Warcraft lately. In fact, I’ve barely played at all in months. My interest in WoW is at its lowest point in… probably ever, honestly. This isn’t Blizzard’s fault, it’s just the cycle of the thing. I’ve hit a low point — maybe I’ll become interested again later,...

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What’s your threshold for group behavior? Whether it’s Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, or World of Warcraft, several of Blizzard’s games put you in groups with other, random players. This can often mean encountering behavior that eventually exhausts your patience. Be it players who keep feeding the other team, intolerable language, AFKers, or what have you, a group can push all your...