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The highs and lows of gaming in 2019 — from Control to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Fallout 76
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The highs and lows of gaming in 2019 — from Control to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Fallout 76

2019 was a tough year to be a gamer, particularly for those of us who mark the hours creeping by until the release of Cyberpunk 2077 delivers us from our fleshy existence. Still… a few notable things happened in the gaming industry over the last year, some of them bad, but surprisingly, a few of them were good too.

Overwatch 2, Diablo IV, WoW Shadowlands and more announced at BlizzCon 2019
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Overwatch 2, Diablo IV, WoW Shadowlands and more announced at BlizzCon 2019

Here are all the biggest announcements and news that came out during Blizzard’s annual conference.

Overwatch sequel to be reportedly announced by Blizzard at BlizzCon 2019
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Overwatch sequel to be reportedly announced by Blizzard at BlizzCon 2019

BlizzCon 2019 could witness the launch of Overwatch 2, according to a new report.

Activision's latest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot could be another billion-dollar hit
Gaming

Activision's latest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot could be another billion-dollar hit

The game is a fresh take on the popular Modern Warfare sub-series of the Call of Duty franchise.

Blizzard to give back Hearthstone Grandmasters winner Ng Wai Chun his prize money, ban halved to six months
Gaming

Blizzard to give back Hearthstone Grandmasters winner Ng Wai Chun his prize money, ban halved to six months

Blizzard became the target of a boycott by gamers and a walk-out by employees this week.

GOG has added Diablo’s Hellfire expansion as a free update on its store
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GOG has added Diablo’s Hellfire expansion as a free update on its store

Fans can buy a special version of Diablo being sold on GOG.com that includes the free expansion.

Activision Blizzard lays off close to 800 employees despite record 2018 results
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Activision Blizzard lays off close to 800 employees despite record 2018 results

Activision expects its revenue this year to fall by about 20 percent to $6.03 billion.

Destiny 2 on PC available for free on Blizzard's Battle.net service for a limited time
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Destiny 2 on PC available for free on Blizzard's Battle.net service for a limited time

The game will be available as a gift from November 2 to November 18 as a Gift on Blizzard's Battle.net service

Diablo 3: Eternal Collection officially coming to the Nintendo Switch this year
Gaming

Diablo 3: Eternal Collection officially coming to the Nintendo Switch this year

Blizzard Entertainment is yet to finalise on a date for the release of Diablo 3 for the Switch.

Activision revenue forecasts take a hit as competion from free digital games like PUBG, Fortnite grows
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Activision revenue forecasts take a hit as competion from free digital games like PUBG, Fortnite grows

The recent success of games from the “Battle Royale” genre has put pressure publishers including Activision and Take Two Interactive Software Inc.

Heavy snowfall hits Europe, kills 55; 'Beast from the East' blizzards snap transportation links across continent
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Heavy snowfall hits Europe, kills 55; 'Beast from the East' blizzards snap transportation links across continent

Heavy snowfall and deadly blizzards lashed Europe on Thursday, forcing airports to cancel or delay flights around the continent, as a deep freeze gripped countries.

Daily life across Europe hit by persistent snow, freezing conditions from Siberian cold snap
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Daily life across Europe hit by persistent snow, freezing conditions from Siberian cold snap

Persistent snow and freezing conditions from a Siberian cold snap snarled transit Wednesday and caused a handful of deaths across a swathe of Europe.

Blizzard to make seven-year old StarCraft II 'free-to-play' starting 14 November
Gaming

Blizzard to make seven-year old StarCraft II 'free-to-play' starting 14 November

Earlier this year, Blizzard declared StarCraft, its 19-year-old original and its expansion Brood War free for downloading from the game's official website.

PSA: Blizzard games are available at a 50 percent discount from major retailers across India
Gaming

PSA: Blizzard games are available at a 50 percent discount from major retailers across India

When one thinks of Blizzard, two things come to mind: First, Blizzard games are awesome, second, Blizzard games are expensive.

Cloud gaming company LiquidSky releases second version of app for PC gaming on Android
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Cloud gaming company LiquidSky releases second version of app for PC gaming on Android

LiquidSky has released a revamped Android app called LiquidSky 2.0, which will help mobile gamers to play their PC games on mobile phones.

Tech2.Games S01E01: Free games, CEO boss fights and a good week for adventure games
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Tech2.Games S01E01: Free games, CEO boss fights and a good week for adventure games

Tech2.Games is your weekly dose of all things gaming. This week we talk about the rebirth of FMV-games, updates to Dota 2 matchmaking, free games, and more

'Boycott Snapchat' protest rages on social media over CEO Evan Spiegel's alleged 'poor India' comments
India

'Boycott Snapchat' protest rages on social media over CEO Evan Spiegel's alleged 'poor India' comments

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel's alleged comments about not wanting to expand into poor countries like India garners backlash and mass app uninstallations

Blizzard Entertainment has signed an agreement with E-Express; to officially start selling games in India
Gaming

Blizzard Entertainment has signed an agreement with E-Express; to officially start selling games in India

It is with some degree of reverent joy that we would like to report that Blizzard Entertainment will officially start selling its games in India thanks to E-Express.

Deepmind AI by Google takes on Starcraft by Blizzard after mastering Go
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Deepmind AI by Google takes on Starcraft by Blizzard after mastering Go

Blizzard and Google are coordinating to release open up Starcraft to AI and machine learning researchers around the world.

Activision plans to go YOLO with 'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare'
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Activision plans to go YOLO with 'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare'

With Infinite Warfare, I am expecting an amalgam of Advanced Warfare and Black Ops III, just with some space stuff thrown in.