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Hearthstone's Goblins vs. Gnomes expansion available now

Hearthstone's first expansion, Goblins vs. Gnomes, is available now, featuring 120 new cards for the collectible card game with 20 million registered players. Anyone who logs into the game between now and December 19 will receive three free Goblins vs. Gnomes card packs. The new cards should giv...

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Blizzard gives thousands of Hearthstone bots the boot

"Several thousand" bots have been banned from Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft recently, Blizzard revealed in a Battle.net blog. The developer found that the accounts were associated with third-party programs that automate actions within the game, and they will now be banned from the game until 2015...

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StarCraft 2 and the quest for the highest APM

A game like StarCraft 2, popular amongst both casual strategy fans and professional gamers, showcases the large divide between playing a game for fun and for competition. There are seven ranked multiplayer leagues per region globally in StarCraft 2, a daunting number of leaderboards that welcome...

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Hearthstone shuffles to iPhone, Android phones in early 2015

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will reach iPhone and Android phones in early 2015, Blizzard revealed in a blog today. The developer said it is close to issuing versions of the collectible card game to smartphone players, but that "it's become clear that we need a little more time to get that versi...

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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 b...

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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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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 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 Ie...

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Duncan Jones: Filming on Warcraft is now complete

Though it won't hit theaters until March of 2016, director (and David Bowie progeny) Duncan Jones has announced that filming on the World of Warcraft movie adaptation is now complete. "Final day on Warcraft now officially... wrapped!! Off to bed for 3 hours before a meeting in the AM. Goodnight/...

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Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition reaps into consoles in August

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition is coming to PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS3 on August 19, Blizzard announced this morning. The action-RPG's new console edition includes the Reaper of Souls expansion, and represents the debut of Diablo 3 on Microsoft and Sony's new systems. It's p...

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