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Report: Blizzard Knew Warcraft 3 Was a Mess and Launched It Anyway

5 days ago   |   By ExtremeTech

Warcraft 3 was hailed as a smashing success when it launched way back in 2002. It was one of the first truly modern real-time strategy titles, and it made meaningful improvements over Warcraft 1 and 2. It was also easy to mod and play online - the entire MOBA genre grew out of modded Warcraft 3. Even with all that going for it, the game was looking old and busted when Blizzard announced a remastered version in 2018. Fans were hyped, but the launch did not live up to expectations. According to a newly leaked document, Blizzard knew the game was a mess, but it released it anyway. According...
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Playdate preorders: When, how much, and why you should be excited

Playdate preorders: When, how much, and why you should be excited

6 days ago   |   By SlashGear

Playdate was given a pre-order time and date and some more information on how and why you'd want to get a device. If you've made it this far, you probably already know what Playdate is, but just in case: It's a very strange piece of gaming equipment. You play games on it with hardware buttons and a crank - a...
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Blizzard Reportedly Took Warcraft 3: Reforged Pre-Orders While Knowing It Wouldn't Be Ready for Release

Blizzard Reportedly Took Warcraft 3: Reforged Pre-Orders While Knowing It Wouldn't Be Ready for Release

6 days ago   |   By IGN

Blizzard reportedly took pre-orders and refused to delay Warcraft 3: Reforged, despite knowing that the game wouldn't be sufficiently ready for release. In a new report from Bloomberg , sources claim that Blizzard chose to release Reforged - which launched to widespread fan complaints about low quality and false advertising - because it had already accepted pre-orders, and didn't want to risk those sales by delaying. Bloomberg also reports that it has seen an internal Blizzard postmortem document saying, "We took pre-orders when we knew the game wasn't ready yet" and that the company...
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AC Podcast 535: OnePlus Nord 2 review; RCS Messaging

AC Podcast 535: OnePlus Nord 2 review; RCS Messaging

Harish, Alex, Jerry, and Ara check out the OnePlus Nord 2 and evaluate continued rumors of a foldable Pixel. They also chat about carrier adoption of the RCS messaging standard... Read more ...

Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Crave, Disney+ and Netflix

Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Crave, Disney+ and Netflix

Every week, MobileSyrup outlines some of the most notable movies and TV shows that recently hit Canadian streaming platforms. Our ‘Streaming in Canada' column typically focuses... Read more ...

New trailers: Dune, Star Trek: Prodigy, The Last Duel, Blade Runner: Black...

New trailers: Dune, Star Trek: Prodigy, The Last Duel, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, and more

Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet in Dune | Legendary Happy Saturday! Posting the trailers roundup a day early this weekend since I'll be on vacation starting Sunday (and shout out... Read more ...

Asus Chromebooks go on sale today: check out price, specs, and offers

Asus Chromebooks go on sale today: check out price, specs, and offers

Asus' six Chromebooks -- C223, C423, C523 and Flip C214 -- will go on sale in India starting today. Prices start at Rs 17,999 一 check out all the details here. Read more ...

Apple Watch Series 7: All there is to know about Apple's next watch

Apple Watch Series 7: All there is to know about Apple's next watch

The Apple Watch has completely changed the wearable world. Sure, there were smartwatches before the Apple Watch, but none as impactful, influential, and well-implemented. The... Read more ...

In Ted Lasso season 2, Jamie Tartt is on a journey of self discovery

In Ted Lasso season 2, Jamie Tartt is on a journey of self discovery

Ahead of Ted Lasso season 2's release, TechRadar spoke to actor Phil Dunster about Jamie Tartt's stalled soccer career and his AFC Richmond future. Read more ...

Joseph Mercola, a Notorious Spreader of Coronavirus Disinformation, Gets FDA...

Joseph Mercola, a Notorious Spreader of Coronavirus Disinformation, Gets FDA Warning

Joseph Mercola is one of the 12 influencers responsible for more than half of the COVID-19 disinformation spreading online. Read more ...

Blizzard employees publicly criticise corporate response to abuse allegations

Blizzard employees publicly criticise corporate response to abuse allegations

Several Activision Blizzard employees have criticised the company on social media for its response to allegations of harassment and discrimination. Earlier this week, the State... Read more ...

GM, Cruise suing to stop Ford from using the name ‘BlueCruise'

GM, Cruise suing to stop Ford from using the name ‘BlueCruise'

GM is suing Ford over the BlueCruise name for its hands-free driving system | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge General Motors has filed a lawsuit to try to prevent Ford... Read more ...

Nobody likes dealing with phone calls, so here's how to block them all

Nobody likes dealing with phone calls, so here's how to block them all

The best Android phones can do just about anything these days - did you know they can even make phone calls, but you probably want to learn how to block incoming calls, right?... Read more ...