Still one of those holdouts on upgrading past Windows Vista, but really, really love playing World of Warcraft? Well, that’s too bad because Blizzard has made the decision to pull the plug on support for the older operating systems which Microsoft itself hasn’t supported since 2012.
According to Blizzard, the decision was made to continue supporting the older operating systems after its official EOL date by Microsoft because a significant portion of gamers were still on the older OSes, but most have now upgraded to one of the newer operating systems.
Blizzard plans to pull the plug in a staggered schedule starting in October of this year. Once [...]
Die hard Starcraft fans will be happy to know that Blizzard has recently announced that Starcraft Remastered will be available starting August 14.
The remastered edition of Starcraft will bring significant graphics to the game, supporting resolutions up to 4K so you no longer have to play Starcraft at a pitiful 640×480 on your brand spankin’ new 35-inch, 200Hz, G-Sync monitor. Other enhancements include upgraded audio/sound, a new matchmaking and leaderboard system, and cloud saving for campaign, hotkeys, and replays.
Starcraft: Remastered will include both the original Starcraft and the Starcraft: Brood War expansion and can now be pre-ordered for [...]
Picking out the best graphics card for your PC is one of the hardest decisions for a gamer. Finding the best graphics card at the right budget can take hours and hours of research and can be a daunting task even for those well versed in technology. To make things easy, we’ve researched and compiled a list of the best gaming graphics cards whether you’re planning on doing casual gaming, competitive eSports, 4K gaming, VR gaming, or anything in-between.
Best 4K & VR Graphics Card Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti
Nvidia late last year announced the RTX 2080 Ti, the fastest gaming graphics card on the market. Packing a punch when it comes to performance [...]
In a recent job posting, Blizzard subtly dropped hints indicating that it’s planning on working on remastered editions of several of its classics such as Diablo and Warcraft. The job listing states:
Classic Games is looking for a renaissance designer to harmonize that which was, with that which will be. Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo await your machinations. If you have the desire to rise to that challenge, we’d love to hear from you.
It’s unclear if Blizzard is simply looking for an extra hand to integrate its classic lineups into newer titles or if in fact they’re planning on full remasters of their classics, but considering they recently [...]
In an earlier tweet, Blizzard has confirmed that Destiny 2 will be exclusively distributed through Battlenet, Blizzard’s online gaming service.
This move came as a surprise: Blizzard’s Battlenet platform has historically been reserved for only Blizzard titles. But considering Activision, the publisher for Destiny and Destiny 2, is a sister company to Blizzard, the decision to leverage the platform isn’t too much of a shock.
According to Blizzard, it was tasked with handling Destiny 2’s social and networking aspect. The game will leverage Blizzard’s global network and online social functionality.
Blizzard’s Battlenet [...]
According to a recent Reddit post, Reddit user Khemist49 recently purchased a bunch of old Blizzard stuff off Ebay and came across an interesting disk labeled “STARCRAFT Gold Master Source Code”. Upon realizing the disk actually contained the gold master source code for the original StarCraft game, Khemist49 got in touch with Blizzard, and promptly sent the disk back to Blizzard where it was confirmed to be genuine, known to be missing and possibly stolen.
As StarCraft source code is a major trade secret for Blizzard, if the source code were leaked, this could have serious consequences especially as StarCraft has regained some popularity recently with [...]
Starcraft is without a question the biggest competitive RTS series to have ever existed. Though Starcraft II has been out for 7 years, the original Starcraft is still going strong and continues to be played around the world. Due to its popularity, Blizzard has announced the Remastered edition of Starcraft and Starcraft: Brood War which is slated to launch this summer.
The biggest change in the Remastered Edition will be the graphics. The game will have refined textures, effects, and sounds. It will also have proper support for 4K resolution. Further, both the singleplayer and multiplayer experience will also be improved in the remastered edition. Blizzard aims to [...]
Good games are hard to come by and good games that are free are rarer still. To save you some trouble, here’s a list of what we think are some of the best free PC games you don’t want to miss.
Dive into the 8-bit world of Cave Story and unravel its rich and brilliant storyline. This sidescrolling platformer balances humor, action, suspense, and emotion in equal parts, forming an unforgettable rollercoaster ride that lingers long after the credits roll.
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Every Hero in DOTA 2 has a unique lore and skills that reflect their training, experiences, and philosophy. Despite [...]
Looks like Microsoft isn’t the only company no longer supporting older versions of Windows. Blizzard has officially announced the final end of support for Windows XP and Vista. Affected games include Starcraft, World of Warcraft, Heartstone, Diablo, and Heroes of the Storm.
According to a post on Blizzard’s Battle.net community forums,
Starting later this year, we will begin the process of ending support for Windows XP and Windows Vista in World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm. Microsoft ceased mainstream support for these versions of Windows in 2009 and 2012, respectively, but since a decent portion of our [...]
Up until the patents on Cherry’s mechanical switches expired several years ago, Cherry was practically the only major player in the mechanical switch space, but despite supplying most of the world’s mechanical switches, Cherry wasn’t really known for their keyboards. The reason for this is that while Cherry offered keyboards for business, industrial and enterprise applications, they did very little in the consumer space.
However, with the rise in popularity of the mechanical keyboard, it’s difficult to ignore how quickly the consumer market for mechanical keyboards is growing and given that Cherry already [...]