Blizzard's 16-year-old real-time strategy game Warcraft 3 is now widescreen.
22nd February 2018
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Blizzard has issued a major new patch to Warcraft 3 amid rumours the company is set to announce a remaster of the 16-year-old real-time strategy game.
The update, which is live now on the Warcraft 3 PTR, makes balance adjustments to many of the heroes, adds 24-player lobbies and widescreen support. Check out the patch notes on Battle.net.
In a post on Battle.net, Blizzard announced the first Warcraft 3 Invitational, which is set for 27-28th February. Well-known competitors from around the world will be at Blizzard's Irvine, California headquarters to take part. Expect to see Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen, Park "Lyn" Joon and Kim "ReMinD" Sung Sik to play Warcraft 3 with all the new changes brought about by the update.
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The Angry Birds film, meanwhile - which I've watched and it isn't great - has made $327m.
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Hot on the heels of the new update for Diablo 2, Blizzard has released a patch for its wonderful real-time strategy game Warcraft 3 - four years after the last one.
Like the Diablo 2 patch, Warcraft 3's 1.27a update, out today, focuses on modern system compatibility.
Here are the patch notes (unfortunately there's no widescreen support!):
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Blizzard has announced plans for its second BlizzCon gaming convention today, which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center on the 3rd and 4th of August.
Everyone from age four and up is invited along to celebrate the company's biggest and best franchises, enjoying a wide variety of different activities from dressing up to sound-alike contests.
Tickets are expected to go on sale on the official website in the next few months, and will cost you USD 100 per person.
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