WoW Game Director Ion Hazzikostas to Open PAX West 2018
World of Warcraft Game Director, Ion Hazzikostas will be the opening speaker for PAX West 2018. hosting PAX Storytime Session.
The panel will last one hour and will take place
Friday, August 31st
, starting at 10:30 am Pacific time.
SpartySmallwood Interview with Morgan Day - Lead Encounter Designer
PAX East 2018 is coming to an end today, but more interviews are happening, showing more details and developer insights about Battle for Azeroth. Today we have the interview from
with Morgan Day, Lead Encounter Designer.
Pax East 2015 Blizzard Preview: Hearthstone, Overwatch, and Heroes of the Storm
Overking was thrilled to be invited along to Blizzard HQ to preview all the cool new stuff Overwatch is sharing at PAX! We've got two new heroes and a new map, check it all out
here at our sister site, Overking
PAX East Liveblog
Blizzard previewed some upcoming features and games today at Pax East 2015. The new Hearthstone adventure is Blackrock Mountain, Sylvanas is a new hero in Heroes of the Storm, and two new Overwatch heroes and a map were revealed!
We've liveblogged the Blizzard panel and have included screenshots, new cinematic trailers, and blue posts about the upcoming features in our article.
Diablo III for Console: Press Kit and PAX East Interview
Last weekend at PAX East, we checked out the Diablo III console demo in addition to covering
Hearthstone, Blizzard's new game
While Diablo III may seem easy to adapt for console play, there are a lot of quality-of-life changes:
In multiplayer mode, you'll be able to play side-by-side, as well as via the network. The camera will zoom out to accommodate players separated.
Fewer items drop from mobs, but they tend to be high quality. Items you wish to vendor can also be tagged as junk while fighting.
Higher-quality items drop from the console version because there is no Auction House as a means of obtaining gear.
Console monsters have a staggered combat rhythm, as being surprised by a cluster of mobs is exciting and fun on a PC, but less so with console mechanics.
A new event queue shows recent buffs and items looted. Symbols will pop up for all recent items showing how much of an upgrade or downgrade it is, for easy reference.
Hearthstone Interview and PAX Demo Gameplay
Over the weekend, I interviewed Hamilton Chu, Executive Producer, and Ben Brode, Game Designer, about Blizzard's newest game, Hearthstone, which was just revealed at PAX East! I also got to try out a few rounds of this fast-paced lighthearted demo as my favorite classes--Rogue and Warlock.
We've also covered the artwork, videos, and the Official Press Release and Gameplay FAQ from Blizzard in
. Also check out
for more fansite interviews and resources.
Hearthstone is designed to be an accessible and fast-paced online strategy card game using popular figures from World of Warcraft:
: There are nine classes total. All WoW classes are represented except for Death Knights and Monks. Each class has a unique low-cost ability that's meant to be an option if you get unlucky with card draws. For example, Warlocks can draw a card at the cost of life, while Rogues can summ
Blizzard at PAX East: New Project Announcement, D3 Console Demo
Blizzard's Announcement at PAX East
Blizzard is announcing something new at PAX East this Friday, and we'll be there to cover the announcement live!
The invitation Wowhead received specifically referred to a "new Blizzard project" and described it in the following way: "We've been working on a little something, different from our other games...It’s not a sequel, expansion, or that rumored next-gen MMO, but it’s something we’re excited for you to get your hands on."
We already knew that they'd be
demoing the console version of Diablo III at PAX East
, so we're very curious what this announcement could be. Chief Creative Officer Rob Pardo confirmed on Twitter that
it's not Titan
If you'll be at PAX East, the presentation will be in the Naga Theatre at 10:00 am, March 22nd.
will also be streaming the panel live.
Click the cut to read Blizzard's post about PAX!
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