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July 21, 2017

Blizzard Ending Support for Windows XP and Vista

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 [...]

 
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February 17, 2017

Blizzard Ending Support for Windows XP and Vista Later This Year

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 [...]

 
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October 19, 2016

Nvidia Announces GeForce GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti Entry Level Graphics Cards

Nvidia today announced their new GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti which isn’t much of a surprise since pretty much every detail of the upcoming cards were already leaked previously.

As expected, the GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti will feature the GP107 Pascal architecture based GPU which is manufactured on Samsung’s 14nm FinFET process. This is significantly different from the rest of the Pascal lineup which is manufactured on TSMC’s 16nm FinFET process. The GeForce GTX 1050 will feature 640 CUDA cores, 2GB of GDDR5 memory, a TDP of 75W and will start at $109. The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti will feature 768 CUDA cores, 4GB of GDDR5 memory, a TDP of [...]

 
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September 13, 2012

Nvidia Introduces the GeForce GTX 660 and GTX 650

Press Release NVIDIA Brings Power Of GeForce GTX To Gamers Everywhere With Two New Kepler-Based GPUs

NVIDIA today introduced two new high-performance GPUs, the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 and GeForce GTX 650. These new gaming GPUs deliver the exceptional performance and power efficiency of the award-winning NVIDIA® Kepler™ architecture at price points that will allow more gamers to experience the richness of next-generation PC gaming.

The GeForce GTX 660 and GeForce GTX 650 GPUs set a new benchmark for high-performance, remarkably-priced gaming when paired with the incredible line-up of topDirectX 11 games, including Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Assassin’s Creed [...]

 
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July 24, 2012

Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse Review

Logitech Enters the MMO Gaming Mouse Market

A couple of years back when Razer introduced the Naga MMO gaming mouse, it seemed like gamers from all over the globe were clamoring for the new mouse. At the time, it was possibly the first of its kind to grace the market. It had tons of buttons, lights, and it was geared towards the rapidly expanding MMO market which had been on the rise due to Blizzard’s ever so popular World of Warcraft. Since then, Razer has gone on to produce a couple iterations of their Naga gaming mouse such as the wireless Naga Epic as well as the fewer buttoned Naga Hex. Of course, whenever other companies see the popularity and potential of a certain [...]

 
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May 13, 2012

Diablo 3 Most Pre-Ordered PC Game Ever on Amazon.com

On track for release in two days on 5/15/2012, Diablo 3, one of the most anticipated PC games of 2012, just became Amazon’s most pre-ordered game of all time. Sequel to insanely popular titles Diablo and Diablo 2, Diablo 3 was officially announced in 2008 at a Blizzard event in Paris, France. The 4 year long waiting period has not only made fans more eager to play the game but has also set a new Amazon record.

“Today, it became the most pre-ordered PC game of all-time on Amazon.com – even exceeding pre-orders for Blizzard’s own StarCraft II and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm,”

– Amazon Rep.

According to the [...]

 
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March 5, 2013

SteelSeries Diablo III Headset, Mouse, Mousepad Review

What Would Deckard Cain Use?

For every great game, there’s always game themed peripherals. While only some of these peripherals offer gamers an in game advantage, all of them serve another purpose – to show off your favorite game through your gaming peripherals. Since SteelSeries is the official peripheral provider of World of Warcraft gear, it’s no surprise as to why Blizzard chose SteelSeries as the official partner for Diablo 3 peripherals.

Most of you are probably familiar with Diablo 2. After all it held the Guinness Book of World Records 2000 edition “Fastest Selling Computer Game Ever Sold” record. So, when its successor, Diablo 3 was [...]

 
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March 1, 2012

Blizzard Axes 600 Employees Worldwide

Gaming giant Blizzard/Activision recently announced a round of layoffs involving 600 members of its staff with most of the laid off employees in positions not related to game development.

Here’s what Mike Morhaime, CEO and Co-Founder of Blizzard has to say about the recent layoffs:

Constant evaluation of teams and processes is necessary for the long-term health of any business. Over the last several years, we’ve grown our organization tremendously and made large investments in our infrastructure in order to better serve our global community. However, as Blizzard and the industry have evolved we’ve also had to make [...]

 
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December 8, 2011

Dragon Souls World First Kills

This is the first week that Dragon Souls Heroic Mode has unlocked. Guilds who were not suspended for the LFR exploits are working hard to push heroic progression.

Here’s the latest update on heroic progressions.

 

Blood Legion got world first kills on Heroic Morchok, Warlord Zon’ozz, Yor’sahj the Unsleeping, and Hagara the Stormbinder.

Exodus got world first kill on Heroic Ultraxion.

Vodka got world first kill on Heroic Warmaster Blackhorn.

 

 

 
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December 8, 2011

Seeing the Forest for the Talent Trees, WoW Lead Systems Designer

This was posted this morning by *Greg “Ghostcrawler” Street, World of Warcraft Lead Systems Designer. He addressed a lot player’s main questions and concerns regarding the new talent trees.

Posted By Ghostcrawler

We’ve gotten a lot of feedback on our crazy, exciting, and scary talent overhaul, for which we are enormously appreciative. For real and for true. We *want* your feedback on the new talents. That is why we are presenting so much detail so early. While we will continue to iterate on talent specifics, your feedback is an important part of that process. Don’t abstain because you’re convinced that things will change without you. Your input is one of our most [...]

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