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Blizzard prohibits professional Hearthstone player for declaration supporting Hong Kong

Blizzard prohibits professional Hearthstone player for declaration supporting Hong Kong

Enlarge / Ng "Blitzchung" Wai Chung declares his support for Hong Kong while two announcers duck behind their desks. Blizzard Blizzard has strippedĀ a Hong Kong professional Hearthstone player of his tournament prize money and banned him from tournament play for a year after he expressed support for Hong Kong during the livestream of a Hearthstone…
Blizzard is under analysis from legislators, players, and perhaps even its own staff members after penalizing a ‘Hearthstone’ rival who voiced his assistance for protesters in Hong Kong

Blizzard is under analysis from legislators, players, and perhaps even its...

Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind video games like "World of Warcraft" and "Overwatch," is under scrutiny for its decision to punish an esports player who voiced support for protesters in Hong Kong. Chung Ng Wai, the esports athlete better known as Blitzchung, shouted "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age" in Chinese amid a post-match…
Nintendo Change will lastly get SNES video games–20 of them– beginning tomorrow

Nintendo Change will lastly get SNES video games–20 of them– beginning...

Enlarge / Blizzard is back on Nintendo Switch with its colorful, popular team-based shooter Overwatch. The latest Nintendo Direct video presentation saw the game maker deliver on a huge slew of holiday-timed announcements for first- and third-party fare. Arguably its biggest news came in the form of Overwatch, the mega-popular team-shooter game from Blizzard Entertainment.…
Wow Classic beta testers are reporting vanilla WoW includes as bugs

Wow Classic beta testers are reporting vanilla WoW includes as bugs

Blizzard has released a few images of World of Warcraft Classic that cater to players' nostalgia. Certainly, a select few dedicated vanilla WoW players will remember trying to take down Ragnaros. They'll also remember the OG armor sets. Shamans sure have changed a lot since vanilla WoW. So has Orgrimmar, for that matter. One thing…
Activision-Blizzard lays off 775 individuals after “record lead to 2018”

Activision-Blizzard lays off 775 individuals after “record lead to 2018”

Enlarge / A central location from the Blackout map in Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII. Game publisher Activision-Blizzard will lay off 8 percent of its work force, or around 775 people, CEO Bobby Kotick announced on the company's earnings call today. The move is being made in an effort at "de-prioritizing initiatives that are…
Billionaire owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pressed the pain reliever regardless of threat indications, stating the ‘blizzard of prescriptions’ would be ‘deep, thick, and white,’ claim states

Billionaire owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pressed the pain reliever...

A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition," according to court documents filed Tuesday. The details were made public in a case brought by Massachusetts…

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