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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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But I thought heroes never really died!
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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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Is it an aquarium building sim? No, it is a shooter game
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

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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
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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
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Carter's Quest
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

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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
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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
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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
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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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Blizzard cancels MMO

Blizzard kills off Titan seven years into development


'Blizzard's news tightens titan's noose' - Max Scoville
Sep 23
Blizzard's next massively multiplayer game, Titan, was never announced, but the company has spoken about the project off and on these past several years. Here's another update: the game has been canceled -- "it didn't come to... read
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Battlegrounds Day 2

The final four duke it out today at Red Bull Battlegrounds


I hope you like Terran
Sep 21
Yesterday was some of the most intense StarCraft II play that I have ever seen. First of all, if you missed it, you should watch the recording on Red Bull's site. Secondly, the rest of this post does contain spoiler... read
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Red Bull StarCraft II

The Red Bull Battlegrounds StarCraft II grand finals are live!


Some of the biggest names in SC2 are competing
Sep 20
Man, it feels pretty good to talk about StarCraft II esports again. I've been way more focused on Dota 2 recently and it's nice to go back to what helped get me into the scene. Anyway, the grand finals for the Red B... read
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A clever way to deliver new cards
This year, Blizzard embarked upon an interesting experiment. Instead of just charging people for card expansions, it bundled together an add-on called the Curse of Naxxramas, and released a different "wing" each week. To earn... read feature

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DDoS Attack

DDoS attack on Sony servers?


Blizzard, Riot Games, and Grinding Gear also victimized
Aug 24
[Update: Sony has issued an update on the outage: "Network update: our engineers are aware of the issues and are working to resolve them. We'll keep you posted - sorry for the inconvenience."] Earlier today, PlayStation users... read
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Diablo III

Microsoft worked with Blizzard to get Diablo III to 1080p on Xbox One


Diablo 1080three
Aug 20
I had a chance to test out Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on the PS4 and it's pretty fantastic. At a cool 1080p and 60fps the game runs great, but on the Xbox One, it wasn't always that way. To upgrade to 1080p from 9... read
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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor launches November 13


Until then, enjoy this awesome cinematic
Aug 14
Blizzard has announced a November 13, 2014 release date for its next World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, which features customizable garrisons, better-looking player character models, and, uh, time travel. I know so very little about WoW, but damn do I love me some Blizzard cinematics. read
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Robin Williams to be memorialized in World of Warcraft


Blizzard will be doing something for the late actor
Aug 12
The world lost one of the best people to have ever existed with Robin Williams' passing this week. Fans were moved by his death and took to Change.org to get Blizzard to memorialize the comedian as an NPC in World of Warcraft... read
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Go try it if you haven't already
Diablo III has had a tumultuous history to say the least. Always-online DRM, the Real-Money Auction House, and loot problems plagued the original release -- all issues that took months to address. It's a hot-button issue even... read feature

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Diablo III

Diablo III will run at 1080p/60fps on both current-gen consoles


Is resolution gate over?
Aug 08
After middling around with the idea that the Xbox One version of Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition would run at 900p, Blizzard has confirmed that due to a day-one patch, it will now have full parity with the PS4 edition ... read
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WoW

World of Warcraft's tenth anniversary will include a corgi


Yes, there's nearly been a decade of WoW
Aug 06
Oh, so that's how you get me to write about World of Warcraft -- corgis. Blizzard has a number of plans for the MMO giant's tenth anniversary this November. The notable one, at least to my eyes, is a Molten Corgi pet, obtaina... read
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Diablo III sold 20 million copies worldwide


The original and Reaper of Souls across all platforms
Aug 05
Diablo III has been performing rather well for Activision Blizzard. Since it released in 2010, Diablo III has sold over 20 million copies worldwide on all platforms. That's combined with Reaper of Souls too. Activision a... read






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