Equity Tuesday: What to make of the Microsoft-Blizzard deal

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Monday Tuesday show, our short ramp into the week

‘World of Warcraft: Classic’ demo limited to 60 minutes of playtime

Put away the Jolt, Blizzard is limiting the time gamers will be able to play the World of Warcraft: Classic demo. Basically, after playing for an hour, players will be logged off and will have to wait

Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime is stepping down

Blizzard — the company behind massive game titles like World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Hearthstone — is getting new leadership. After 27 years, Blizzard President Mike Morhaime is stepping down

Overwatch is free to play this weekend on all platforms

Overwatch wasn't what you'd call a "surprise" hit — everyone knew it was going to wipe the floor with its immediate competition. But unlike a lot of games, it still costs money. If you've been meani

StarCraft II will be free to play starting November 14

It was only in April that Blizzard made the original StarCraft free to play, and now the company has done the same for its sequel. StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, which is certainly the most-played rea lives

Last year Blizzard made what I felt was a huge mistake in scrapping the brand, which gamers have associated with properties like StarCraft and Diablo for decades. The company has now revers

Blizzard and DeepMind turn StarCraft II into an AI research lab

Starcraft II has been a target for Alphabet’s DeepMind AI research for a while now – the UK AI company took on Blizzard’s sci-fi strategy game starting last year, and announced plans to

Here’s how much the best Overwatch players will make in Blizzard’s new pro league

E-sports is maturing at a rapid pace. What once was only found on a Twitch stream here and there is now becoming the new favored spectator sport for an entire generation of gamers. Blizzard recently a

StarCraft is now free, nearly 20 years after its release

Have you always wanted to check out that StarCraft game you'd heard so much about, but somehow managed to go nearly 20 years without buying a copy? Good news! Nearly two decades after its 1998 release

Google and Blizzard team up on a StarCraft made just for AIs

AIs have more or less mastered chess, Go and a number of other highly cerebral games — how will they do on something like StarCraft II, which combines high-level strategy with the need for quick rea

Blizzard kills the classic brand after 20 years

Only '90s kids will remember this.

Heads up Twitch, Facebook just hired gamer Snoopeh for its e-sports division

459,000 years. That’s how long Twitch users spent watching other people play video games last year, and Facebook wants a piece of the pie. It might sound weird, but e-sports are wildly popular,

Blizzard’s Final Starcraft II Expansion Lands November 10

In case you were not tuned into the finals of WCS Europe earlier today, Blizzard, a popular gaming company, announced that the final chapter of its Starcraft II will touch down on November 10. The thi

Pitch-Black Dungeon Hits World of Warcraft, Blizzard Brings Kinect To StarCraft 2

<img src="" />Who will survive the Tomb of Immortal Darkness? It's a new five-man dungeon coming to <a href="

Blizzard's Blizzcon 2011: October 21 & 22. Bring Healthy Snacks.

<img src="" />This just in: this year’s <a HREF="">Blizzcon</a> will be on October 21 and

Blizzard: We've Sold 4.7 Millions Copies Of World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm (And Now We're Hiring)

<img src="" />And now for some <a HREF="">World of Warcraft</a> news. Blizzard says that t

Titan: Blizzard (Reluctantly) Confirms Next-Gen MMO

<img src="" /><a HREF="">Blizzard</a> has confirmed its next-generation MMO. It's currently call

World Of Warcraft: Cataclsym Becomes Fastest Selling PC Game Of All Time: 3.3 Million Copies Sold In First 24 Hours

<img src="" /><a HREF="">World of Warcraft: Cataclysm</a> has become the fastest selling

Leaked Blizzard Roadmap Shows Release Dates For… Pretty Much Everything

<img src="" />Yikes. It's no surprise that the Blizzard China manager who let this slide leak has been fir

Whoa: 12-Inch StarCraft II Statue Looks Mighty Fine

<img src="" />The least I can do today is point you in the direction of this bona fide work of art. It's the Kerrigan Zerg Queen of Bla
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