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Blizzard Co-founder Frank Pearce Departs Company

The old guard has slowly but surely been departing Blizzard and today the one and only Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce has decided to call it a day after twenty-eight years of fantastic service.

Following Mike Morhaime stepping down it was only a matter of time that more of the original Blizzard team would end up leaving. For those of us who have been following the company closely from more than two decades, we’ve not only seen the company staff change, but also the games and the company...

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Frank Pearce Has Left Blizzard Entertainment

Frank Pearce Has Left Blizzard Entertainment

Frank Pearce has left Blizzard Entertainment. Frank was one of the original 3 founders that started Silicon & Synapse (the company that would later become Blizzard) along side Allen Adham and Mike Morhaime. Allen Adham had left the company before World of Warcraft originally launched, but rejoined Blizzard after a twelve year absence back in 2016. Allen is now the sole remaining founder still at Blizzard.

 

What are your thoughts on this new...

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Creator Spotlight, Official Forums, Barbarian Feedback, & Challenge Rift 107

Creator Spotlight

 

Looking to complete additional conquests in Season 17? If so, Leviathan is showcasing his completion of the Sprinter / Speed Racer conquest as a Solo Demon Hunter! This conquest is notorious for causing completion anxiety in new players; however, Leviathan shows you how it's done without having to rely on other players.

 

 

Leviathan's Solo Demon Hunter Sprinter/Speed Runner Conquest Build ...

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Diablo Netflix: Everything We Know

 

Although DiabloFans was closed for a few months, the Diablo news didn't come to a halt. Further information has recently come to light that the Diablo Netflix series is continuing to move forward. While we've reported on this in the past, here's a quick recap to catch everyone up on what we know:

 

In August 2018, the movie and nerd review site Revenge of the Fans originally reported they had come across a credible rumor that Blizzard was talking with Netflix to produce an animated TV...

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Occultist

Tencent’s Challenge to Diablo Immortal Bombs in China

This year is turning out to be a particularly bad one for Diablo clones on mobile devices, which anyone who saw the terrible reception Diablo Immortal’s announcement got at BlizzCon 2018 probably could have guessed. But Tencent, the biggest video game company in China (and perhaps the world) learned this the hard way when it released the mobile action RPG Raziel in China.

Tencent launched Raziel as an attempt to beat Diablo Immortal – made by its chief rival NetEase – in the Chinese...

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Creator Spotlight & Challenge Rift 106

 Secret Fish Discovered, Mike Morhaime Interviews, DLC #685

Creator Spotlight

Our featured build guide this week is from content creator Bluddshed! His off-meta LoN Holy Shotgun Crusader utilizing the Season 17 buff is a refreshing and relaxing way to play a powerful Crusader build without having to use the current meta builds! Be sure to check out his guide in the video below!

 

 

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Homebrew Port of Diablo Works on Nintendo Switch.

The original Diablo source code was reverse engineered by a fan last year, creating a version called DevilutionX. This opened up new possibilities for modders who have the skill and motivation to change the game to do so, which includes bringing it to different consoles. YouTuber Modern Vintage Gamer has done just that, bringing Blizzard’s original descent into hell to a homebrewed Nintendo Switch!

But don’t get too excited about the possibility of playing the original Diablo on a Switch...

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Diablo II's Anniversary

 

The last week in June always brings a couple of very important days to long time fans of Diablo. June 26th was the 18th anniversary of Diablo II's expansion, Lord of Destruction, and today, June 29th, marks 19 years since the release of Diablo II. It's been almost 20 years since we got our hands on these titles and the ARPG genre has never been the same since. If you're looking to celebrate the classics, now is the perfect time. Ladder Season 24 just started on June 14th and the Diablo...

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Mike Morhaime Discusses Diablo

 

Yesterday, Mike Morhaime was given the Gamelab Honor Award during the Gamelab Conference held in Barcelona. During the conference Morhaime also took part in a roundtable discussion hosted by GamesBeat's Dean Takahashi and covered by Tom Phillips of Eurogamer that centered around his career at Blizzard. While the talk featured topics spanning from Blizzard's beginnings to what Morhaime's future plans are, he did spend some time talking about the history of Diablo and many of the...

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Diablo 2 Legacy Recounted by Stay Awhile and Listen Author

Diablo 2’s 19-year anniversary is upon us. The game that shattered sales records when it launched on June 29, 2000 and it went on to leave an everlasting impression on the gaming industry.

To help mark the anniversary of this seminal game, we spoke with David Craddock, author of the upcoming book, “Stay Awhile and Listen: Book II.” The sequel picks up where its predecessor leaves off, covering the rise and fall of Blizzard North while taking a deep look at the development of the Diablo...

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Mike Morhaime Discusses Managing Expectations for Diablo Franchise

It’s no big secret that Blizzard ends up killing about half its games before they ever see the light of day. That amounts to 14 titles to date, most of which fans never hear about. Former Blizzard Entertainment head and co-founder Mike Morhaime opens up about the high cut rate along with the company’s highs and lows while speaking at the Gamelab conference in Barcelona, where is being honored.

The talk was hosted by Dean Takahashi from GamesBeat and covered by Eurogamer. It mostly...

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Creator Spotlight and Challenge Rift 105

 Patch 8.2 - Rise of Azshara Live This Week!

10 New Classic Cards, Vanish & Mind Blast to Hall of Fame

Creator Spotlight

Our featured build guide this week is from content creator BigDaddyDen, who is sharing his Legacy of Nightmares Gold Farming Necromancer build! This build utilizes the Season 17 Legacy of Nightmares buff with lots of gold find gear to generate a massive amount of gold. Be sure to check out his build page and video for an explanation on gearing and how to play this...

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Rumors: Diablo 4 Development Ramping Up

 

Diablo 4 Development Ramping Up

 

Over the past month we've been seeing an increase in rumors surrounding the much anticipated Diablo 4. Earlier in June, we saw Kotaku post another bombshell of an article stating that a previously unknown Starcraft FPS game had been cancelled and that the team developing that game had been split to help with Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2. While it shouldn't come as any surprise that Blizzard is working on the next Diablo, it is telling if they're starting to...

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Diablo 4 Apparently Shown to French Employees

In a new article that’s popped up on French publication Le Monde covering layoffs at Blizzard in Paris, there’s a side mention that Diablo 4 has apparently been shown to employees.

Before you dismiss this, I do know that Blizzard employees in Paris are shown in-production projects from time to time. What this Le Monde article, which is behind a paywall, does mention is a tentative release timeline for Diablo 4  which will apparently not be before 2020. This does, of course, make sense as...

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Official Diablo III Forum Migration This Summer

The Official Diablo 3 Forums on Battlenet are migrating over to new forum software. Just like WoW and Overwatch have already done.

Diablo III Forum Migration – This – Summer
As with other Blizzard game titles, the time has arrived for the Diablo III forums to migrate to new forum software.

There are a few important things to note about this migration process:

Existing threads will not be carried over to the new forumsThe existing forums will be available in read-only mode for some time...

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Discord Giveaway, Official Forum Migration, and Challenge Rift 104!

Discord Giveaway!

To celebrate our return, we are doing a giveaway through our official Discord server! To enter, first join our Discord server by clicking on the banner below. Then, go to the Announcements channel and follow the instructions on the giveaway post! We will choosing three winners when the giveaway ends this Sunday! The winners will be able to choose from either the Rise of the Necromancer DLC on PC, or the original Diablo + Hellfire expansion on GoG.com!

 

 

Official...

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Uniqlo launches Blizzard Entertainment-themed clothing collection

Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo announced a partnership with Blizzard Entertainment to launch a line of graphic t-shirts inspired by games such as World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo III, StarCraft II, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm.

The shirts are available now online at Uniqlo.com in addition to select retail stores around the world. Each goes for $14.90 US.

The shirts are from the 2019 Uniqlo X Blizzard Entertainment Collection, and designs include:

Overwatch: The world could always...

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The Exciting Resurrection Of DiabloFans

 

It brings me immense joy to celebrate with the rest of the Diablo community as we unexpectedly open the doors of DiabloFans once again! Today, DiabloFans joins the Magic Find family alongside MMO-Champion and HearthPwn. Magic Find is a small independent team of people who are passionate about games and are focused on creating a home for the communities surrounding them. Under this new leadership, DiabloFans will have more freedom than ever before to grow and prepare for what's...

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A New and Exciting Beginning

Deciding to close DiabloFans, along with a handful of other community websites, wasn’t an easy decision for our company, but we could no longer justify the substantial engineering resources it took to run the properties. It was a sad day in our office when we announced the sunsetting of many beloved sites.

 

Previously, we weren’t able to entertain selling the sites because they were built on a proprietary platform. It would be a monumental task for an external engineering team to...

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Diablo Hellfire Expansion released on GOG for free

GOG is continuing to release the Diablo classics and today the Hellfire expansion has been released which will please fans who have not been able to get their hands in the expansion easily over the years.

Hellfire was a weird beast developed outside of Blizzard North (find out more) which introduced the Monk, two new dungeon areas the Hive and the Crypt, new shrines, and new item prefixes and suffixes.  It had a mixed reception when it was released but I rather enjoyed it.

This GOG...

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