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Hearthstone is a 20 million-player game of cards

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has dealt in 20 million players around the world, the game's official Twitter account announced today. The tweet reads, "Thank you all for joining us in #Hearthstone! We're going to need a bigger tavern!" Hearthstone is Blizzard's free, strategy card game based on...

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Hearthstone expansion coming 'soon,' iPhone and Android versions by end of year

Eric Dodds, lead designer for Blizzard's digital card game/spare time killer, Hearthstone, told Joystiq at PAX Prime that an expansion for the game will be coming "soon." The expansion will add new cards and lots of them - more than 100, actually. Unfortunately for those who enjoyed taking on...

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Heroes of the Storm is late to the MOBA party, but Blizzard isn't worried

Blizzard's upcoming MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, has a lengthy development history. Officially, development on the game began in 2010. The full story however, goes back to 2002, with the release of Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos and a mod called "Defense of the Ancients" (DOTA). If that acronym sounds...

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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,...

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Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition trailblazes the UK charts

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition is the new UK No.1, displacing The Last of Us: Remastered after three weeks running at the top. Data compilers Chart Track offer a few interesting infobits on the new chart leader, including that the top platform for sales was PS4 with 47 percent of...

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Blizzard: Microsoft demanded 1080p for Diablo 3 on Xbox One

Microsoft spurred a last-minute resolution bump for Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition prior to its recent launch for the Xbox One, Blizzard production director John Hight told Eurogamer at Gamescom. "We did find it challenging early on to get it to 1080p," Hight said. "That's why we made the...

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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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Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition hits 58GB in EU, but don't worry

The Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition file size on PS4 is 58GB in Europe, which is more than double the size of the US version, which clocks in at 26GB. The European download is so much larger because of the various language packs it includes, a Blizzard spokesperson tells Joystiq:...

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Blizzard.net engineer heads to Stardock for 'Project Tachyon'

Stardock, a developer/publisher studio you may not know - but should! - has hired Blizzard veteran engineer Adrian Luff to be its new director of platform architecture. Luff, who helped oversee the development of Battle.net, will be responsible for managing something Stardock is calling "Project...

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Diablo 3 on Xbox One levels up to 1080p with day-one patch

Remember that unfortunate bit of news that the Xbox One version of Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition would be running at 900p instead of 1080p like its PS4 counterpart? Well good news, everyone! Xbox One copies of Diablo 3 will indeed gather their courage and take on those 180 additional Ps thanks to...

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