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Hearthmind brings the 'Twitch Plays' phenomenon to Hearthstone

Ever since Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft launched on PC and Mac in March, we've been asking ourselves one question: How would this strategic card game behave if a democratic octopus were in control? That question is now partially answered thanks to Hearthmind, a website that blends Blizzard's CCG...

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Hearthstone plays its cards on iPad today

Blizzard's collectible trading card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now available for iPad. The free-to-play game was first announced at last year's PAX East event in March 2013 as a cross-platform, multiplayer strategy game intended for PC, Mac and iPad. The World of Warcraft developer...

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Blizzard rings in April Fool's with faux fisticuffs, Flappy Bird spoof

Blizzard Entertainment has long had a reputation for its meticulously crafted April Fools' Day gags, and this year, instead of a sole punchline, the company is offering the willingly gullible a trio of faux announcements. For instance, it has been revealed that the next segment of the...

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Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls review: All you need is kill

With Diablo banished once again, the people of Sanctuary have finally found themselves in a place of peace. Five minutes later ... The angel of death, Malthael, steps in as the latest evil force descending upon the land, once again raising the question of why Sanctuary's citizens never consider...

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World of Warcraft movie slips to March 2016

The already long-in-development World of Warcraft film has been delayed. "Release date for WARCRAFT from @Legendary Pictures released by @UniversalPics is moving from December 18, 2015, to March 11, 2016," reads a tweet from the official World of Warcraft Twitter account. No reason is given for...

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Diablo 3 patch fixes crashes, stops endless vibration on Xbox 360

Following a PlayStation 3 release on October 1, Blizzard has now issued the 1.02 patch for the Xbox 360 incarnation of Diablo 3. Most notably, this patch fixes a number of relatively common in-game scenarios that have been causing the game to crash. It also improves the item-handling abilities...

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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...

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Diablo 3 closing auction house in 2014

The Diablo 3 auction house is being sent to the nether realm on March 18, 2014. "It became increasingly clear that despite the benefits of the AH system and the fact that many players around the world use it, it ultimately undermines Diablo's core game play: kill monsters to get cool loot,"...

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Blizzard debuts Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls opening cinematic

Here's what will likely be the opening to Diablo 3's "Reaper of Souls" expansion, announced today at Gamescom. Also, we hate to be that website, but Bill and Ted have foiled Death most excellently. ...

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Diablo 3 for consoles may be different, but it's still Diablo

Utter the phrase "Diablo for consoles" to anyone that has some familiarity with gaming history and you're bound to hear some Sideshow Bob-style shudders in response. Blizzard's skeleton-clicking series didn't have the most graceful entry into the world of console gaming, and after a disastrous 1998...

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