World of Warcraft artwork for the Mechagon comic

World of Warcraft's Patch 8.2, Rise of Azshara, is set to arrive this June 25th. It'll bring with it a reworked Heart of Azeroth, a variety of new profession items to toy around with, a brand new raid, and perhaps most importantly of all, two fairly large new zones to explore: Nazjatar and Mechagon.

Given that Mechagon has only recently been introduced, you might be wondering what exactly is happening over there, as well as what the Mechagnomes (next most likely Allied Race) are going to be like. Well, wonder no more as Blizzard has now released a short comic detailing exactly that!

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Summer Games Done Quick (as well as Awesome Games Done Quick) is community organized speedrunning event where the goal is to demolish and blaze through the games you know and love, all in the name of charity. Much like the previous few years, the proceeds from Summer Games Done Quick 2019 will be going to Doctors Without Borders.

The event has only just begun and there are quite a few great games lined up, so if you're even remotely curious, make sure to head on over to the SGDQ Twitch page. On other hand, if you're only looking to watch a few specific games, you'll find the full schedule on the official website.

World of Warcraft Patch 8.2 screenshot of the new ground mounts

[Update]: Blizzard has now released a short comic detailing what Mechagon and the Mechagnomes are all about!

World of Warcraft's long awaited Rise of Azshara update has been pinned for June 25th, just in time to offer some friendly competition to Final Fantasy XIV's Shadowbringers expansion. In terms of content, the biggest thing coming in with the Rise of Azshara update are definitely the two new zones riddled with quests and mounts: Nazjatar and Mechagon.

You can also expect to see a rather significant overhaul of the Heart of Azeroth system in order to make it a bit more engaging to mess around with, Heritage Armor for Tauren and Gnomes, a whole bunch of new profession items to create, and naturally, an assortment of balance changes. There will also be a brand new raid set in Azshara’s Eternal Palace, though that one will only open on July 9th.

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Unlike most things Valve works on, the development on Dota Underlords has been surprisingly quick. We went from a small leak to a full announcement in about a week, after which it only took a month for the full game to appear in Closed Beta!

And if that just isn't fast enough for you, Valve has now also released an Open Beta version of Dota Underlords! So if you're even remotely curious about what Valve's spin on the popular Dota Auto Chess formula has to offer, you might want to give Dota Underlords a try on either Steam, iOS or Android.

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During E3 2019 Double Fine announced that they will be joining the rapidly expanding Microsoft family. Before you get too worried about that given the recent Shenmue 3 nonsense, it's worth mentioning that Psychonauts 2 will still be coming to all of the promised platforms: PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, and naturally, Xbox One.

Besides that little announcement, Double Fine also revealed something a bit more interesting - Psychonauts 2's very first gameplay trailer. As expected, it's certainly a bizarre one, though still quite charming as well! Have a look:

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As you might imagine from a game of its size, World of Warcraft has been localized in quite a few languages. In order to keep everything running smoothly, as well as to ensure the players can actually understand each other, Blizzard implemented language-based servers all the way back in Vanilla and has maintained them ever since. However, according to the latest announcement, it would appear the same will not be happening with World of Warcraft: Classic.  

"For Classic, we’re planning on not splitting up realms by language. This has its advantages and disadvantages, but overall, we think that it’s the best starting point for WoW Classic," reads the developer update. "An exception will be made for the Russian language, which will have separate realms due to its reliance on the Cyrillic Alphabet. For technical reasons this will also mean Russian is going to have its own separate game client, similar to what happened in The Burning Crusade."

World of Warcraft Azshara artwork for Patch 8.2

[Update #2]: Blizzard has now released a short comic detailing what Mechagon and the Mechagnomes are all about!

[Update]: Blizzard has now released the full patch notes for Update 8.2 - Rise of Azshara.

After spending a considerable amount of time on the test servers, World of Warcraft's long-awaited Patch 8.2 has now finally received a release date. So if you're looking forward to exploring two new zones, Nazjatar and Mechagon, you might want to free up some time on June 25th!

Besides the two new zones to muck around in, the Rise of Azshara update will also bring with it an overhaul of the Heart of Azeroth system, Heritage Armor for Tauren and Gnomes, a variety of new and more powerful profession items, and the list goes on. There will also be a brand new raid where you will have to face off against Queen Azshara herself, though you will need to wait a little while longer for that one as Azshara’s Eternal Palace will only open on July 9th.