This weekend was Blizzcon in Anaheim CA. This is mostly an annual Blizzard convention for people lucky or crazy enough to purchase tickets and spend 2 days with other nerds. I would love to attend a Blizzcon, the hubs wants to attend a Comic Con. He will probably get his way.
The folks at Blizzard always use this time to announce new expansions, games and features. This year was no exception. The new WoW expansion hits computers on Thursday. The games are usually released on Tuesdays, however; this Tuesday is Veterans Day in the states and Rememberance Day in Canada, might not be the best day to release Warlords of Draenor.
Diablo had it’s expansion March 20, 2014. Reaper of Souls. There are still other games in Blizzards arsenal.
Hearthstone is there free to play card game on PC and IOS. The first big expansion comes nest month. (The hubs is excited). There has been enough interest in this game to make it an esport. The championship matches yesterday were even broadcast on ESPN3, can you believe it? Obviously this is an indication of the future of gaming. Esports on ESPN, esports have become about money so it was only a matter of time.
Starcraft II will also have an third and final expansion Legacy of the Void. Starcraft is another big esport game. It has an amazing following of devoted players. The original Starcraft was the beginning of esports for Blizzard.
Overwatch is Blizzards new IP. Their first in over 17 years. This is a first person shooter in a team environment. I liken it to Halo. I do not do shooters so it will be interesting to see how I like it.
Blizzard never fails to entertain, and amaze. The graphics and gameplay for their games is always top notch. The trailers rival anything that Hollywood can put out. Blizzard makes games easy to pick up and hard to master. Maybe this means I will be able to at least play the FPS.
If you have some spare time try out some of Blizzards incredible work they give it to you free to get you hooked then start charging you, kinda like a drug dealer .