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Hearthstone expansion Goblins vs Gnomes concocts December release date

Goblins vs Gnomes, the Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft expansion teased at PAX Prime 2014 will shed its digital foil cover this December, Blizzard announced during the opening ceremony of BlizzCon 2014. "We're going back to the beginnings of Warcraft, to a longstanding rivalry between two proud ...

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Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void to debut as standalone game

Like two High Templar Protoss merging to form an Archon, the third installment of the StarCraft 2 saga, StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void, will be comprised of two identities: that of an expansion, and that of a standalone game. In non-game jargon speak, this means that although Legacy of the Void wi...

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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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Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition grants week-long XP, loot buffs

Console dungeon crawlers still searching for loot in Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition could have a big week – A recent post from Blizzard Community Manager Lylirra details week-long buffs running from 3 a.m. EST October 10 - 17, with advantages varying depending on whether you're a previous or...

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Diablo 3 earns Legendary gems, portal to 'The Vault' on PS4, XB1

The "first major content update" to Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has arrived, bringing treasure possibilities that would make Scrooge McDuck salivate. Legendary gems – which were added to the PC version this past summer – can now be added to your collection...

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Hearthstone's first expansion will add more than 100 cards

A forthcoming expansion for Blizzard's mobile and PC CCG Hearthstone will add more than 100 new cards for players to collect, Polygon reports. Hearthstone's first fully fledged expansion follows up on the recent launch of Curse of Naxxramas, a single-player add-on that introduced new bosses and ...

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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 th...

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