How EA, League of Legends & Battle.net Were Brought Down By Attacks

Last week, a group calling themselves DERP launched DDoS attacks on the servers of a number of the world's biggest games (and games companies). It seemed like an awfully big list of victims for such a simple and ancient form of attack, but as Ars Technica explain, there was a bit more to it than that. » 1/09/14 11:00pm 1/09/14 11:00pm

Let Doc Brown Explain Warlords of Draenor's Confusing Timeline

The next WoW expansion, Warlords of Draenor will focus on orcs, but most importantly time travel. As if the lore wasn't already confusing enough, WoD will make sure we get lost in the history of orcs and humans. But thanks to Redditor trytech, we might have a saviour, none other than Doc Brown from Back to the Future. » 11/12/13 9:20am 11/12/13 9:20am

StarCraft II Says It's Sorry With a Free Name Change for Everyone

Battle.net had hinted at plans for a name-changing service—for a fee—in StarCraft II some time ago but it never materialized. With the paid name-change option deprioritized and unlikely to happen anytime soon, Battle.net is saying sorry by giving everyone a free name-change. » 1/12/13 2:00pm 1/12/13 2:00pm

Battle.Net Hack Results in, Yep, a Class-Action Lawsuit Against…

A law firm specializing in consumer protection cases slapped Blizzard, the makers of World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo III, with a class action lawsuit over its sale of two-factor account authenticators, a claim the company says is without merit. » 11/10/12 7:00pm 11/10/12 7:00pm

Blizzard Prompting User Data Changes After Hack

Following an attack on Blizzard's Battle.net service last week, the company is today prompting all North American players to update their mobile authenticators, change their security questions and read up on a new FAQ/guide that gives hints on improving their account's protection. » 8/15/12 8:15pm 8/15/12 8:15pm

Yesterday's Blizzard Hack Makes This Guy Almost Eat His Battle.Net…

I had to watch this about four times just to be completely sure that Internet video game rage comedian Francis did not, in fact, eat his Blizzard keychain authenticator during this rant about yesterday's breach of Battle.Net. Obviously, this video is loud and its language is NSFW. » 8/10/12 9:00pm 8/10/12 9:00pm

If You Buy Diablo III Online, You May Have To Wait 72 Hours To Play…

In a bizarre decision presumably made to reduce server overload fight credit card fraud, Blizzard said last night that new Diablo III players may not be able to play the entire game. Here's what Blizzard Support Forum Agent Medearn says: » 6/21/12 11:45am 6/21/12 11:45am

Blizzard: Number of Players Claiming Hacked Diablo III Accounts '

In addition to launch-time connectivity woes, Diablo III has also been hit with claims of hacked accounts and missing items, adding a layer of confusion and worry to an already confusing, worrisome launch. » 5/24/12 2:00pm 5/24/12 2:00pm

Blizzard Starts Teasing StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm's New Units

Changes are coming to the multiplayer side of StarCraft II when the game's next expansion, the Zerg-focused Heart of the Swarm, arrives sometime next year. Today, Blizzard offers us our first, unclear look at one of those changes—a new multiplayer unit. » 10/04/11 11:00pm 10/04/11 11:00pm