▷ Dos ex-Blizzard fundan Frost Giant Studios

From ex-Blizzard they have announced the founding of Frost Giant Studios in Orange County, California.

Tim Morten, CEO of the company, was the chief producer of Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void and has worked for the last six years in the company, although he has gone through numerous studies and has been involved in sagas such as Command & Conquer.

Tim Campbell, meanwhile, was the lead designer for the Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne campaign and has since been involved in numerous projects, most recently Wasteland 3 as director.

The first round of financing has closed with 4.7 million dollars raised by various investors, including Riot Games.

The company’s first game will be an RTS (real-time strategy game) and its goal is for it to be the next great game in the genre.

Real-Time Strategy Returns! We’re launching a new game studio to build the next great RTS! Join us on our journey at https://t.co/qtPYF1CahM! #FrostGiant pic.twitter.com/NRFfu64qCU

— Frost Giant Studios (@Frost_Giant) October 20, 2020

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StarCraft 2 stops producing content 10 years after launch, but Blizzard will keep it alive

It seems that new games based on the franchise are not being ruled out, with no sequel announced yet.

In July 2010 it was put on sale StarCraft 2, a game that has remained the dominant RTS as it was with its predecessor. Now, Blizzard announces the cessation of development of new content for this title, which means that we will not have more commanders or chests to buy. But that does not necessarily mean that he will die.

Of course, the lack of news will put off many players, but the servers will remain active as up to now and their developers have confirmed that we will continue to have updates with balance adjustments and bug fixes, “focusing primarily on what matters most to our core and competitive community.”

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Qualifying this last point, Blizzard ensures that SC2 will continue to maintain its usual representation in the eSports scene from the hand of ESL Gaming and GSL. What about the IP as such? In the past, the Warcraft fathers had no qualms about listing their most relevant games for the future. Right now StarCraft doesn’t have a sequel on the horizon, but it seems that something like this is not ruled out.

Or at least, it is what can be read between the lines following the closing of the entry. Producer Rob Bridenbecker concludes, “We will keep you posted on any and all plans we have for future forays into the Koprulu sector.” In the absence of something more specific, we remind you that Blizzard has announced Overwatch 2 Y Diablo IV (plus the spin-off Immortal) as well as the imminent expansion Shadowlands WoW, so it will surely be a while until we see their next big game.

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Meghan Markle was accused of plagiarizing a speech

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October 16 2020, 12:02 pm

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Meghan Markle spoke last Tuesday at the Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit on a more than current topic: the tremendous impact that social networks generate.

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The event was organized by Fortune magazine and their participation was highly commented.

“There are very few things in this world where the person who is interacting with it is called a ‘user’. People addicted to drugs are called ‘users’ and people who use social networks, too, ”Meghan said in a section of her presentation.

“They are an addiction,” he added as a reinforcement to this idea and the main reason for his decision to have personal accounts. His ideas were powerful. However, later, a large number of his audience took to Twitter precisely to highlight that Prince Harry’s wife had taken her information from the documentary “The dilemma of social networks” from Netflix.

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▷ Boris Johnson’s management of Covid-19 is criticized in the United Kingdom

The leader of the parliamentary bench of the opposition British Labor Party, Keir Starmer, criticized the policies of English Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday to contain Covid-19, after it was discovered that the ruler ignored scientific recommendations on how to deal with the coronavirus.

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Starmer pointed out that the aforementioned government’s government “does not have a credible plan to curb infections, it has lost control of the virus and no longer follows scientific advice.”

The British Member of Parliament publicly accused Johnson. “You knew that the restrictions you introduced were not enough,” he said while demanding that the prime minister apply stronger restrictions to keep the virus under control.

The publication of the minutes of a meeting of the Group of Scientific Advisers for Emergencies (SAGE) of the British Government, released this week, showed that Johnson did not implement the coronavirus containment measures suggested by specialists in time.

For its part, the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) announced on Tuesday that the European country accumulates 634,920 Covid-19 infections and 43,018 deaths from this disease.

The aforementioned report goes on to detail that in the United Kingdom, 17,234 new infections of coronavirus and another 143 deaths caused by the aforementioned disease were reported in the last 24 hours.

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▷ Activision Blizzard closes its France office, which had 400 workers in 2019

He was engaged in marketing, localization and customer support tasks.

Activision Blizzard, a multinational company that closed its last fiscal quarter with record positive results, is going to close your Versailles office, in France, as reported by journalist Jason Schreier from Bloomberg. Three different sources tell the aforementioned media that the company announced last Tuesday the closure of this headquarters. Office that in 2019 it had 400 workers, and that he was dedicated to marketing, user support and game localization tasks for various European regions.

According to Jason Schreier, based on these sources close to Activision Blizzard, original plans were to relocate half the office to London, although the combination of factors such as Brexit and the coronavirus outbreak made the process impossible. Thus, have now chosen to close to this created headquarters that originally operated under the sole control of Blizzard, but in recent years had seen most influenced by Activision Blizzard after a restructuring.

Activision Blizzard closes its France office, which had 400 workers in 2019

The company closed its last fiscal quarter with record revenuesFor the moment, it is unknown how many people will lose their job following the decision, and how many will be relocated to other positions within the company. Of course, the company is forced to negotiate compensation with workers who are affected by layoffs, based on French law. The seat of Versailles had been the target of the layoffs of the company in recent years.

At the beginning of 2019, after closing the year with the best profits in its history, Activision Blizzard announced the layoff of 800 workers worldwide, including 134 of the 400 workers at this headquarters, a third of its workforce. Most recently, this past August, Blizzard workers at various locations They were in revolt over the salary disparity in the company, fostered by the fact that its CEO Bobby Kotick to make $ 30 million in 2019, who is in the list of the most overpaid executives de EE. UU.

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▷ Pull & Bear and Blizzard team up in Overwatch and World of Warcraft clothing collection

The garments are based on the two Blizzard video games and are available in various sizes.

Video game clothing has its charm and who else and who less has in their wardrobe some garment from their favorite adventures. Now, perhaps with more reason. Pull & Bear has teamed up with Blizzard to launch a clothing line based on Overwatch Y World of Warcraft, which can be purchased in physical stores and online this October.

D.Va, Winston, Widowmaker, Reaper, Doomfist and many more are represented in the various garments that, they say, “are all a nod to the 1990s, when Blizzard was founded.” The collection has short sleeve shirts, one long sleeve and one sweatshirt and it will have several different sizes.

Camisetas de Blizzard, Overwatch y World of Warcraft: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL
Overwatch long sleeve t-shirt: S, M, L
Sudadera de Overwatch: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

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The collection, as we say, can be purchased from now on the own web de Pull and Bear. Precisely, World of Warcarft has been news in the last hours for the announcement of shadowlands indefinite delay, its next expansion.

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Boris Johnson wishes Donald and Melania Trump a speedy recovery

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US President Donald Trump in a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in New York on September 24, 2019 (Reuters)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday wished the President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania, a “speedy recovery” from COVID-19 after both reported that they have tested positive for the virus.

“Best wishes to President Trump and the First Lady. I hope they both have a speedy recovery from the coronavirus, “wrote the leader of the London Executive in a message posted on his personal Twitter account.

Johnson himself was admitted to a London hospital for coronavirus last April, where he spent several days in the intensive care unit receiving oxygen treatment.

In more than a third of the United Kingdom there will be new restriction measures to contain the pandemic from Saturday in order to contain the spread of the virus and in the face of the reputation of new registered cases.

In this country, the total number of deaths from the disease has now reached 42,202 since the beginning of the crisis, after having reported another 59 deaths from the disease in the last 24 hours, according to official data from the British Ministry of Health.

That same government source yesterday notified another 6,914 new positives in this country.

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