Nothing can remain secret in the entertainment industry anymore. Seems more and more people are paying attention to trademark registrations at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Seems Blizzard Entertainment has registered a “goods and service” trademark for a popular game that could send fans into a frenzy. For years fans have clamored for Blizzard to get into making their own CGI animation. Love or hate the games, there’s no denying that their CGI is top-notch and their shorts and trailers are nothing short of jaw-dropping in terms of quality and storytelling. But will this next endeavor endear fans or ruffle feathers?
Blizzard hosts one of the biggest gaming conventions every year with their annual Blizzcon. Blizzcon gives us updates and sneak peeks into some of the nerdoms favorite titles; World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo III, Starcraft, Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone. There’s many panels, games, merch, and it’s all a bit dizzying for even the most hardcore fan. What’s new? What’s next? What’s good and what’s a letdown? NerdBastards is here to break down the 5 biggest announcements from Blizzcon 2018 and give you insight into what to expect from the future of Blizzard Entertainment.
Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft hides a multitude of pop culture Easter eggs all throughout their game, and with their new expansion Battle for Azeroth, nothing has changed in that respect. Both Horde and Alliance will stumble across NPCs, names items, usable items, and even scenes staged as homage and reference to popular literary, film, tv, and even other video games. While you could devote an entire website to just listing all the Easter eggs, here’s a list of 9 of the best Easter eggs you don’t want to miss taking screenshots of your characters with from Battle of Azeroth.
Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft is about to begin its 7th expansion. “WoW killers” came and went, and while it’s numbers aren’t what they once were, Warcraft remains the top MMORPG, with millions subscribed monthly. While you can now purchase game time with (hundreds of thousands) of in-game gold, most still opt to pay their monthly fee. So what does the near future hold for the game? How is Blizzard gearing players up during War of Thorns, their pre-patch event?
Honestly, it’s strange that Blizzard didn’t try this sooner. World Of Warcraft is the leading MMORPG of our times, sporting a fanbase of millions of nerds who have devoted impossibly long hours into the game and would probably buy every last bit of merchandise that the almighty vidyagame titan would squeeze out of it. In what seems to be a nice little gameplay reference, the lastest TV spot for the upcoming film seems to be focusing on the PvE side of things…
The first full trailer for Legendary Pictures and director Duncan Jones‘ Warcraft based on the Blizzard MMO World of Warcraft has hit the Internet as promised and it looks pretty damn good. Video game movies have a poor track record at the box office. Very few seem to break past the break even point and make any real Hollywood blockbuster type money. Will Warcraft break that tradition? (more…)
The upcoming Warcraftflick is looking pretty cool thus far. We haven’t really had the chance to see or hear much about it, but just knowing that Duncan Jones (Moon) is acting as director and that Blizzard is going deep into its lore to create the story is pretty reassuring. Now, the powers-that-be decided it was time to release a full casting list so that we all know who we’ll be seeing come 2016. Scroll on to check out the character breakdown, complete with some pics from Blizzcon. (more…)
If you’re like me, then you probably gave up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.pretty early on, and only occasionally tune in now to revel in the schadenfreude of a possible misstep by both Joss Whedon and Marvel Studios. But for fans of the show, and of the universe Marvel’s created, be advised that another name-brand super-villain is coming to the show, and just in time for the winter season. Who is it, and in what context will they appear? Read on to find out. (more…)
Hide your wife, hide your kids, ’cause Chuck Norris be round-housing everybody in the latest commercial to promote Blizzard‘s World of Warcraft. This may be one of those “better late then never” commercials, 4 years too late in fact, but Chuck and his fiery red mane have finally made it to WoW.
Yea, Chuck looks tough on the Internet, but he’s just a man and at his age I bet I could take him. In fact Chuck Norris sucks. Fuck the internet for making this infomercial has-been more famous than he ever should have been. WoW is clearly getting desperate for new players. Now if you’ll excuse me…someone’s knocking on my door.
Put your mullet away and tell Slash to go home — Guitar Hero has strummed its last note.
Activision Blizzard announced Wednesday afternoon that it will close down its music video game division, which means the Guitar Hero franchise is toast. GH dies because of the massive declines in consumer purchases of music-genre games. You kidz ain’t buyin’ no mo’, apparently.
The Guitar Hero title that was scheduled for release this year has been shut down.
The Blizzard side of the company will see growth, however, as Activision Blizzard tackles a new MMO as well as Call of Duty projects.
What’s your take? Will you care about Guitar Hero’s demise? Do you still play Rock Band? Or have you transferred all your music energy to Dance Central and Just Dance?