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Everything is 'OP' in Hearthstone and how Blizzard counters perceptions

Blizzard's collectible card game Hearthstone is rapidly building an audience, but it's also common for fans of the game to say "X is overpowered, when are they going to fix it?" We discussed with Senior Game Producer Yong Woo at Gamescom when they're finally going to nerf priests and give hunters...

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Naxxramas' Military Quarter joins Hearthstone singleplayer

Following last week's debut of the second wing of Naxxramas, the singleplayer Hearthstone DLC is now opening the doors of a third wing, the Military Quarter. A post on Battle.net outlines the tiered roll out of this new content. Hearthstone players located in the Americas will receive the...

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Blizzard investigating Hearthstone payment woes

Those who have been erroneously charged for Hearthstone's new Curse of Naxxramas singleplayer campaign can rest assured that developer Blizzard is looking into the problem. Following yesterday's debut of the Plague Wing area, reports came rolling in of players unable to purchase the additional...

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Hearthstone Naxxramas Plague Quarter opens its doors tonight

Curse of Naxxramas, Hearthstone's single-player content styled - and named - after the floating necropolis of Naxxramas from World of Warcraft, will be receiving its first update tonight. Following Blizzard's plans to release each of the locale's five wings individually over the course of five...

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Live Look: Hearthstone Curse of Naxxramas

If you've been interested in Blizzard's collectible card game Hearthstone, but the whole idea of competitive multiplayer is a turn-off, it's time to take another look at the title with the Curse of Naxxramas single-player expansion. Launched late yesterday, we did a quick little walkthrough of...

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Joystiq Weekly: Doom reboot, Microsoft's layoffs, Sunless Sea and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. We're happy to hear that Doom is still brewing in the...

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Hearthstone's Naxxramas expansion begins July 22

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft single-player Adventure Mode, Curse of Naxxramas, will unleash the hounds on July 22. The 30 new Death Rattle-focused cards will be available over five weeks as sections of the game open. The price per wing is 700 gold apiece, but there are also real-money options...

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Hearthstone's Naxxramas DLC goes for $25 or less

The floating necropolis of Naxxramas is coming to Hearthstone, complete with five wings that will open on a weekly basis, in the following order: Arachnid Quarter, Plague Quarter, Military Quarter, Construct Quarter and Frostwyrm Lair. The Arachnid Quarter will be free to enter during the Curse of...

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Hearthstone tournament rescinds ban on female players

Yesterday, it was revealed that the International eSports Federation planned to bar women from its upcoming Hearthstone tournament in Finland, under the belief that gender segregation would add legitimacy to the idea of video games as a proper sport. Following a flurry of online controversy, the...

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Blizzard's Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas targeted for July

Hearthstone players have been climbing the walls and experimenting with Warrior decks (ew, gross!), waiting for the launch of the Curse of Naxxramas expansion, which will hopefully occur sometime next month. "Just wanted to give everyone a head's up that we are currently targeting to release...

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