Blizzcon Online official artwork with logo

[Update]: BlizzCon Online schedule has now been revealed, and sadly Overwatch 2 won't have much of a presence.

If you're looking for some more information about Blizzard's upcoming games, or simply a preview of what is coming for their current ones, you'll be happy to hear that this year's Blizzcon convention will be running from February 19-20. However, unlike the previous years, this one will be entirely online due to the pandemic throwing a wrench into the whole thing.

As far as the big announcements are concerned, nothing has been revealed just yet. That said, I think it's safe to say we'll get a lot more information about Diablo 4, most likely a gameplay trailer and beta reveal for Overwatch 2, as well as more info about Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, and Heroes of the Storm updates. And if the rumors are true, which I do believe they are, we might also get to see the grand announcement for The Burning Crusade Classic!

Total War: Warhammer 3 official artwork without logo

After a few days of cryptic teasers, Creative Assembly has now finally spilled the beans and announced the next Total War game. Unsurprisingly, it's going to be Total War: Warhammer 3 which will take place in the northeastern parts of the Warhammer world.

What might come as quick a shock, however, is the roster of factions. Instead of the usual four, Total War: Warhammer 3 will launch only with the Daemons of Chaos, Kislev and Grand Cathay! The latter two have barely had any sort of real support or fleshed out lore throughout all of Warhammer Fantasy, so not only will we be getting the heavily armored bear-riders the Warhammer community has been clamoring about for years, but a whole assortment of new and ridiculously over-the-top monsters as well!

Prison Architect Going Green expansion artwork and logo

A fair bit of time has gone by since Prison Architect's first major expansion, Island Bound, so if you're itching for more content you'll be pleased to hear that a brand new DLC has just arrived. As the name would suggest, Going Green will have you grow an assortment of crops to either sell or use in the kitchen, rehabilitate prisoners through work therapy, generate green energy, and naturally, fight against all sorts of new contraband like good ol' fashioned booze.

As for what exactly all of this looks like in actual gameplay, that you can find out through the recently posted trailer. Have a gander, it's a fairly short one:

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition official artwork and logo

If you're looking for an excuse to dive back into the Mass Effect universe, you'll be pleased to hear that the Legendary Edition will be launching in a mere few months. To be more specific, the remastered versions of all three games will be making their way to PC, PlayStation and Xbox on May 14, 2021!

You can expect to see support for 4K resolutions and improved visuals, including character models and environmental textures, as well as updates to the shaders, lighting and VFX. Best of all, the Legendary Edition will also include all of the singleplayer DLC for all three games, so no more wrestling with nonsense like BioWare coins and convoluted menus on the PC version!

Overwatch Capture the Flag screenshot with Mei, Mercy and Roadhog

[Update]: Overwatch's Year of the Ox event has arrived alongside a new Bounty Hunter mode.

It has only been a couple of weeks since the last major update added Kanezaka as a lovely new deathmatch map, and already we have a brand new event to look forward to. As you might imagine I'm talking about the Lunar New Year event, which this time around is celebrating the Year of the Ox.

Expect to see a whole bunch of new cosmetics to collect, the return of Capture the Flag in both casual and competitive flavors, and hopefully a few more tidbits to spice things up this year. As for the cosmetics, it's highly likely these will be based on the Overwatch 2 hero designs, kind of like some of the skins from the Winter Wonderland event. So while it's not exactly brand new content, there is a good chance the cosmetics will be something a little bit out of the ordinary at least.

Battleborn artwork showing off most of the heroes

To say that Battleborn has had a rough time would be quite an understatement. Despite having a pretty fun concept and some neat hero designs, Gearbox and 2K Games foolishly decided to compete directly with Overwatch, and so Battleborn ended up launching right alongside what is probably the most popular game of 2016.

What followed next wasn't exactly pretty either. Battleborn got shredded critically due to the direct comparison to Overwatch, and what playerbase it did manage to acquire quickly started leaving for greener pastures. Gearbox eventually made it free-to-play in an effort to bring about some sort of revival, but unfortunately the damage had already been done. And so, after about a year of updates, Gearbox finally announced that Battleborn will be slowly winding down and eventually even closing its doors for good.

Total War: Warhammer 3 potential teaser image showing Altdorf

[Update]: Total War: Warhammer 3 has been revealed alongside Daemons of Chaos, Kislev and Cathay!

It has only been a little while since The Twisted & The Twilight DLC arrived, and already Creative Assembly has begun teasing a brand new addition to the Total War: Warhammer series. However, unlike the past few teasers that were relatively straightforward, the devs are keeping things a bit more mysterious this time around.

The two teasers released so far show a Celestial Wizard looking at various constellations in the sky, all the while delivering some potentially cryptic dialogue. Before I give you my theory, here are the two videos so you can hopefully get a bit of an idea of what's going on:

Hearthstone artwork for Thrall

[Update]: Blizzard has announced another round of dungeon nerfs, most of which are here to make tanking less about running away and more about... well, tanking!

As is often the case with World of Warcraft, there are currently classes and specializations that are so much stronger than the competition that it's becoming a bit of a serious problem. So in order to sort this out, as well as hopefully bring in a bit more diversity into Mythic+ and high-end raiding groups, Blizzard has now announced a bunch of tweaks.

If you're hoping this involves major class reworks I'm afraid I'll have to disappoint you as the changes are purely messing around with the numbers. That said, it should still provide some much-needed help for underperforming specs. But enough babbling from me, here's what you can look forward to:

Total War: Troy screenshot of Ajax & Diomedes

In order to counterbalance the impact of Amazons, Total War: Troy's newest piece of DLC has now added two brand new Greek factions to mess around with. Salamis is led by the mighty Ajax, while the young king Diomedes is in charge of Argos.

Much like the Amazons that came before them, each of the two new lords sport their own unique abilities and faction mechanics. There are also 18 new units to utilize, Paragon regiments that essentially function as Regiments of Renown from other Total War games, and even a brand new event to help you conquer Troy.

Evil Genius 2 screenshot of Red Ivan

After being remarkably coy with the release date for quite a few months now, Rebellion has finally revealed when we'll be able to get our hands on Evil Genius 2! Best of all, it won't even be a long wait as you can expect to see Evil Genius 2 on Steam this March 30, 2021.

As the name would imply, Evil Genius 2 will have you try to take over the world through a variety of dastardly means. You'll need to construct the perfect evil lair, hire and train an army of henchmen, deal with the constant incursions from the forces of justice, and as is tradition, create the ultimate and completely impractical doomsday weapon to show the world who's boss!