Blizzard Entertainment is now 25 years old!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE GROUND

Back in 1991, a company called Silicon & Snyapse opened its doors. Back then, founders Michael Morhaime, Frank Pearce, and Allen Adham could never have known, or dreamt for that matter, that two and a half decades later, their little studio would be one of the largest, most successful, and recognisable game development organisations in the world.

And hey, it certainly is! Blizzard Entertainment is responsible for some of the most iconic gaming franchises today, and they show no signs of slowing down.

In the past six years or so alone, they’ve pumped out an entire StarCraft II trilogy, a plethora of World of Warcraft expansions, a stupidly successful card game (damn you Hearthstone), and Diablo III (with an expansion and fantastic console ports to boot). On top of all that, they’ve somehow managed to make a dent in the MOBA market with Heroes of the Storm, and they’re also gearing to release their very first FPS, Overwatch. Oh, and they’re also working on a movie, Warcraft, which will be out later this year, on June 10.

They’ve been pretty damn busy I’d say! So what’s next? We don’t know just yet (I’m hoping for Warcraft 4 though), but in the meantime, let’s join in and celebrate. Blizzard have been around for 25 years, and don’t look like they’re going anywhere anytime soon. Happy birthday!

Here’s to 25 years of creating some of the most epic memories, friendships, and gaming experiences…ever. Can’t wait to see what the future holds, and we’re excited for another 25 years with all of you by our side. Thank you! /salute

What are some of your favourite Blizzard games? I can’t pick one myself. The last few years have been filled with all of them, bar World of Warcraft. Even Hearthstone, a game I swore to never to touch, has me playing every single day!

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Last Updated: February 9, 2016

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

  • Mistake Not…

    My favourite is Hearthstone.
    *Goes to play Hearthstone, loses constantly.
    Uh, my favourite is Starcraft 2.
    *Goes to play, loses.
    Uhm, their artwork is very nice.

    • Hammersteyn

      LOL

    • hairyknees

      Hahahaha xD

      • Commander Admiral Chief

        Funny becoz trooo?

    • chimera_85

      Hahahaha brilliant

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Blizzard’s been around for 25 years? SO MUCH FOR GLOBAL WARMING!

    The last game of theirs I played was Warcraft 3.

  • Hammersteyn

    And in 25 years we got
    3 Diablo games
    3 Warcraft games
    2 Starcraft games
    …. Taking quality over quantity to the extreme

    • Commander Bob

      SC2’s story was good, D3 is just plain rubbish and Warcraft is focused on WOW (which I don’t play – so no comment). Hopefully their future releases show us the better side of Blizzard.

      • Hammersteyn

        I enjoy all their games, Except for Warcraft and Hearthstone. They starve us and when the drop a sequel it sells like hotcakes. I bought D3 twice. The first time in PS3 and the second time on PS4 with all the DLC on sale. But I’d rather take this approach than what Ea,Ubi and Activision is doing. bombarding us with yearly releases every single year over and over and over

      • BakedBagel

        SC2 story was fking mind blowing.

    • HvR

      1 Magic The Gathering rip-off

  • VampyreSquirrel

    I’ve loved most of the Blizz games over the years… first game I played from them was Blackthorne. Thinking of getting Diablo 3 again for Xbox 360… because offline gaming and the co-op.

    • But PC Diablo is so awesome 😛

      • VampyreSquirrel

        Xbox Diablo has offline play and I can play co-op ON THE SAME DEVICE.

        • But there are no seasons on console 🙁

  • Warcraft,WoW,Diablo,Starcraft aka the main 3. I love them to bits.

    And yes Warcraft and WoW are counted as one ’cause.

  • Commander Admiral Chief

    NEEEEED BLACKTHORNE!!!!

  • chimera_85

    Fuckin love Blizzard.

    If they don’t make StarCraft 3 and StarCraft movies I will be very very sad 🙁

    • Vulcha

      Why do you need a StarCraft movie? Starcraft 2 may as well have been a movie anyway.

      • chimera_85

        Why the hell not????????, thy the can do so much with it or spin offs. You name it

  • Johann

    First game of theirs that I played was Lost Vikings and Warcraft: Orcs and Humans. Good times

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