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Heroes of the Storm getting new characters, maps, beta in January

Blizzard's MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, continues to evolve and change. During the opening ceremony for BlizzCon 2014, company president and CEO Mike Morhaime introduced a new trailer for the game which revealed characters Jaina, Thrall and the Lost Vikings, as well as two new maps: Sky Temple and To...

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Joystiq Weekly: Free upgrades for Destiny, Hatoful Boyfriend review, PAX Prime 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. PAX Prime 2014 ended on Monday, but we're still recovering...

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Heroes of the Storm gave me a green thumb (and tentacles)

Heroes of the Storm (previously known as Blizzard All-Stars, previously known as Blizzard DOTA) makes small changes to the MOBA standard of 5v5, three-lane-style gameplay that add up to create something that feels wholly fresh. The development team at Blizzard has done away with the item shop, ther...

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Blizzard extending Heroes of the Storm alpha test to other regions

Blizzard announced that it will expand its in-progress MOBA Heroes of the Storm to other regions following the launch of its next technical alpha stage over the next few weeks. Heroes of the Storm, an online multiplayer game featuring characters from multiple Blizzard franchises, will be playabl...

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Heroes of the Storm director apologizes for response to interview

Dustin Browder is the game director for Blizzard's upcoming MOBA, Heroes of the Storm. The game features heroes, heroines and plenty more from Blizzard franchises, and it's Browder's job to oversee and, as his title might suggest, direct its development. When Rock, Paper, Shotgun interviewed Browde...

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Blizzard's MOBA now known as 'Heroes of the Storm'

Blizzard changed the name of its multiplayer online battle arena game, Blizzard All-Stars, to Heroes of the Storm. The publisher crafted a comical trailer to announce the (latest) name change. This is the second change in the game's title, as it was originally known as Blizzard DOTA prior to B...

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Blizzard files 'Heroes of the Storm' trademark application

On September 24, Diablo creator Blizzard Entertainment filed an application to trademark the phrase "Heroes of the Storm" with the United States Patent And Trademark Office. It's unclear what Blizzard plans to use this trademark for, though the application specifies that the mark is for use in c...

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