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Hearthstone on phones

Hearthstone's availability on smartphones is bad for my health


Custom deck building at red traffic lights
Apr 22
When Hearthstone made its way to the iPad, I may or may not have played it for two weeks straight. My wife and I would sit down by the fire (or hearth, if you will) with our iPad and laptop in-hand and play for hours whi... read
Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm MOBA will officially launch on June 2


Open beta on May 19
Apr 20
Heroes of the Storm, the newest major MOBA on the block, will launch June 2, Blizzard has confirmed. The launch will precede an open beta phase that will start on May 19, which precedes its lengthy alpha and closed beta phas... read
WoW

World of Warcraft's latest patch sends you back to old dungeons


You'll Never (Time)Walk Alone
Apr 17
Blizzard's giving World of Warcraft players the opportunity to return to their old stomping grounds. Some of the dungeons that they honed their skills in will once again be playable thanks to the game's latest update. Ac... read
Hearthstone

No escape: Hearthstone is now playable on phones


iPhone 4S and newer
Apr 14
Blizzard's digital collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (that's harthstone, not herthstone) will be available as a free download on iPhone and Android phones beginning today. If you mispronounce the name, Kyle will break into your home, drop your phone in the toilet, and steal all of your rice. He told me that and whispered while saying it so he means business here. read
Hearthstone

Hearthstone's Blackrock Mountain expansion is out now


New content weekly for four weeks
Apr 03
The time for celebration is upon us Hearthstone fans, the new Blackrock Mountain expansion is available worldwide right now.  Starting with today's Blackrock Depths wing, new content will be available weekly for the next... read
Adoriablo

Diablo III's Big Head Mode is too cute


...And it begins
Mar 31
Season 3 in Diablo III is almost upon us, but before we delve into something that serious, let's pull back a bit and use the adorable as a palate cleanser. (Who would've ever thought that "adorable" would be an adjectiv... read
Blizzard

Blizzard announces 'Heroes of the Dorm' college tournament


Heh
Mar 26
Heroes of the Storm manages to keep my attention week after week, and Blizzard is going to new methods to promote the still-in-beta MOBA. On April 26 in Los Angeles, they'll host a "Heroes of the Dorm" tournament, featur... read
Blizzard

Blizzard provides more details for WoW Tokens, the currency that can purchase game time


They'll be rolling out soon
Mar 25
In the near future, Blizzard will be rolling out a new item that allows players to purchase 30 days of game time. What's so special about that? Well, you can either purchase it for real-world dollars or in-game on the Auction... read
Hearthstone world record

Someone rigged their Hearthstone turn to take over 40 hours


Live now
Mar 23
Hearthstone player Mamytwink is going for a world record: longest turn taken. Setting up a match against a friend, Mamytwink has rigged Blizzard's card game to do a 40+ hour turn, which is slightly longer than the typical 90 ... read
Where were you when that debut trailer for StarCraft II popped up online? It made its announcement all the way back in 2007 at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in South Korea. Much has changed since then. With the release ... read feature

Warcraft in StarCraft

Oh my god, yes! Modders are remaking Warcraft III


Thanks for the warm fuzzies
Mar 11
"Off I go then!" "Yes, m'lord!" "Job's done!" These soundbites send my mind back to all of those magical summers spent obsessively playing Warcraft III as a teenager. The creators of Warcraft: Armies of Azeroth, a remake of ... read
Overwatch

Blizzard's multiplayer FPS Overwatch adds a gunslinger and a bodybuilder


Sign up for the beta coming this fall
Mar 06
I keep forgetting that Blizzard is off working on a team-based shooter called Overwatch. Maybe part of the problem is the name? It's definitely not the characters -- there's a spacesuit-wearing gorilla with glasses named Win... read
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft players will be able to pay for their subscription with gold soon


Pricing details to be determined
Mar 02
In an upcoming World of Warcraft patch, Blizzard will introduce the WoW Token, an in-game item purchasable with real money that facilitates the exchange of gold for 30 days of game time. "The WoW Token was created to give pla... read
Warcraft in StarCraft

These pointy Warcraft III models sure bring me back


New (old) assets now usable in the StarCraft II map editor
Feb 03
Blizzard is giving custom-game creators access to thousands of Warcraft III assets for use in the StarCraft II Arcade, including character and structure models, music, sound effects, and user interfaces for each race. What wi... read
Blizzard Founders Pack

Forty dollars will get you instant access to the Heroes of the Storm beta


The new Founder's Pack has all the skins
Jan 21
Having any luck getting into the closed beta for Blizzard Entertainment's new MOBA Heroes of the Storm? If the answer's no, and you've got a little spare cash burning a hole in your pocket, then... read
World of Warcraft

Blizzard's sending a seriously cool gift to World of Warcraft's ten-year subscribers


A replica of its headquarters' statue
Jan 19
A decade is a decent stretch of time by any account, but it's an especially long time to routinely play an MMO. Blizzard wants to recognize the dedication of the select few players that have stuck by World of Warcraft si... read
Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm entering into closed beta this week


From alpha to beta
Jan 14
Heroes of the Storm is feeling pretty great so far, and it's only in alpha form. Well, it was in alpha, as Blizzard has just sent word over that it has entered the beta phase. A patch is ringing in the change, which adds... read
Hearthstone

Hearthstone is now available everywhere on Android


Finally
Dec 18
After a soft launch in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now available worldwide. You'll need to sport a 6" (or larger) Android device to run it though, so don't try and squint on you... read
Hearthstone

Hearthstone is out on Android in select territories


Canada, Australia, and New Zealand
Dec 16
Hearthstone is now in its testing period for Android tablets in select territories. If you happen to live in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand (or have an account in any of those regions), you can download the game now on yo... read
Spending the last week hearing how great Warlords of Draenor is has put me in a funk. I fondly remember my MMO days, but I've never been able to love another one since City of Heroes was shut down. It left a death-ray-shaped ... read feature

WoW

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor is worth subscribing for again


Better than Mists
Nov 17
I've been playing World of Warcraft off and on since it launched in 2004, but the Burning Crusade expansion came at the perfect time in my life. Throughout the years I've been dabbling in the other expansions, ... read
Lost Vikings

The Lost Vikings are in Heroes of the Storm!


Awesome
Nov 10
Lost Vikings was a big part of my childhood. It taught me a lot of crucial problem solving skills, and while I initially attempted to kill everything in sight with Baleog, I quickly realized that I needed to use every vi... read
Rock and Roll Racing 2

Blizzard fails to announce Rock & Roll Racing 2


The world isn't ready yet
Nov 07
Over at Blizzcon today, Blizzard announced its first new IP in 17 years, Overwatch. However, the studio also failed to announce any tentative plans to release Rock & Roll Racing 2, a cartoonish adversarial racing game fea... read
Hearthstone

Hearthstone expansion Goblins vs Gnomes coming this December


120+ new cards for PC, Mac, and iPad
Nov 07
This trailer for Goblins vs Gnomes, an expansion for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft hitting next month, sure is fun. I like it when videogame trailers are basically just songs. The expansion will add more than 120 cards, in... read
Over at Blizzcon today, Blizzard has announced Overwatch. This is named similarly to Insomniac's original name for Fuse, which was Overstrike, and is also a cartoonish, team-based first-person shooter.  There is a fighti... read feature

Gunnar Optiks

These Heroes of the Storm Gunnars are awesomely gaudy and I love them


Collect them all!
Nov 06
Gunnar Optiks has announced an exclusive partnership with Blizzard to manufacture computer and gaming eyewear related to the upcoming MOBA Heroes of the Storm. In layman's terms, that company that creates all of those awesome... read
Hearthstone

Justice brought: Hearthstone fraught with bots, caught a lot


All for naught, naughty bots
Oct 28
Blizzard's doing its best to keep Hearthstone players on a level playing field, and that has resulted in action against a significant number of users. Recently announced in a Battle.net post, "several thousand" accounts ... read
Things have been crazy at Destructoid since I became the Reviews Director. On my first week, I had to tackle a new Ratchet & Clank, Super Mario 3D World, and three other games. It hasn't let up after that, and as a result... read feature

Hearthstone

Hearthstone will finally come to Android, iPhones in 2015


'Early 2015'
Oct 22
First Hearthstone hit the PC, then it was available on iPads some time after that. But it still hasn't hit Android at all, and the iPhone release never really had a clear release date outside of "TBA 2014."Thankfully Bli... read
World of Warcraft

Here's what to expect from World of Warcraft's upcoming PVP expansion changes


Ashran is at the heart of the expansion
Oct 20
In addition to raising the level cap and providing the typical amount of endgame raiding content, Blizzard is also addressing PVP in its upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion for World of Warcraft. The crux of the conte... read
Hearthstone

Hearthstone's next expansion is just cards, will have over 100 of them


Blizzard is looking to do a mix of Naxxramas and card expansions
Oct 01
Hearthstone is still chugging, and I had a blast with its Curse of Naxxramas expansion. It added a decent amount of cards to the game (30), and some single player content that kept me busy for quite a while. The next exp... read
Hearthstone

Would you buy a physical version of Hearthstone?


All that's available now is a Chinese knockoff
Sep 29
I play a lot of tabletop games, especially on the card side (Dominion is a staple at this point). They're generally easy to set up and easy to play, but of course there are exceptions -- one of them seems to be a physica... read






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