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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
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

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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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

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
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

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
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

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
Diablo

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition will allow cross-platform save imports


For the ultimate good
Jul 29
Not unlike what Rockstar is offering with the current-gen ports of Grand Theft Auto V, Blizzard has confirmed that players will be able to bring over their characters and saves from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version... read
The Arachnid Quarter
When many Warcraft fans hear the name Naxxramas, it conjures up memories of late nights and pizza, while taking on the tough-as-nails raid in World of Warcraft (or as I know it, Naxx). It was one of the mo... read feature

Hearthstone

Go play the first part of Hearthstone's Curse of Naxxramas for free


Can it be the weekend yet?
Jul 22
Blizzard has rolled out the first wing of Curse of Naxxramas, a single-player adventure for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. It's free until early September, but the four subsequent wings will cost $6.99 or 700 in-game gold ... read
Active-fission

Vivendi considered firing Activision's Bobby Kotick over last year's buyout


Kotick and Activision chairman Brian Kelly being sued, too
Jul 16
Last year, Activision Blizzard orchestrated a buyout of then-parent company Vivendi to separate from Vivendi and become an independent company. I wrote this great headline about the split --Active-fission -- and stared w... read
Diablo III

China can finally join the rest of the world in Diablo III


Diablo finally sacks the Middle Kingdom
Jul 16
Chinese company Netease will complete its commitment to Blizzard by bringing Diablo III to China. While the release date has not been officially announced, this release will mark the last major Blizzard franchise to hit the C... read
Hearthstone

Hearthstone's Curse of Naxxramas expansion priced


700 gold or $6.99 per wing, but the first one's on the house
Jul 08
Blizzard plans to roll out its Curse of Naxxramas expansion for Hearthstone over a five-week period, with a new wing opening up each week. Here's how the pricing works. The first wing, the Arachnid Quarter, will be free durin... read
Blizzard

Blizzard chief creative officer Rob Pardo leaves company


He's been with Blizzard since the StarCraft days
Jul 03
After 17 years at Blizzard, chief creative officer Rob Pardo has left the company "to pursue the next chapter in my life and career." As you can imagine, he's achieved a lot in that time -- he was lead designer on StarCraft, ... read
World of Warcraft

Man At Arms recreates The Lich King's Frostmourne


Finally, you can touch this behemoth IRL
Jun 30
Man At Arms is a YouTube series following master swordsmith Tony Swatton, as he forges swords from games, TV shows, movies, and anime series. He's created some memorable pieces, and this time he's taken on the Lich King's F... read
Blizzard

This exclusive SDCC loot from Blizzard is cute all the way


Primal Kerrigan, will you be mine?
Jun 30
San Diego Comic-Con is about to descend upon us once again, and with it are a bevy of adorable figures, plushes, and other bric-a-brac from Blizzard and its cavalcade of properties. Up for grabs exclusively at SDCC are varied... read
Diablo III

Diablo III Auction House closing down on June 24 forever and ever, also forever


It's not like you were using it anyway
Jun 19
If you're using or have ever used the Diablo III Auction House, you might consider claiming your items and clearing out before it closes down for good on June 24. That's less than a week away, so better get cracking. Weirdly ... read
Diablo III

Diablo III on PS4 will have exclusive Shadow of the Colossus outfit


Transmogrify yo'self
Jun 11
Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition will be getting a Last of Us tie-in, but that's not the only Sony property that made it in. According to Game Informer, a Shadow of the Colossus transmogrify outfit will launch with the game ... read
Diablo

Diablo III's higher Legendary drop rate is now permanent


+100 percent buff
May 22
For Diablo III's second anniversary, Blizzard introduced a temporary one-hundred percent boost to PC and Mac players' Legendary item drop rate. Which was great -- the buff, not the fact that it was for a limited time. From th... read
Diablo on PS4

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls on PS4 sure looks like Diablo


I mean, what else is there to say?
May 20
Have you been playing Diablo III's Reaper of Souls expansion on PC for the last two months? If so, then you know exactly what it looks like, and there's probably nothing in this video for you. Go ahead and take this dow... read
Female Night Elf

Blizzard explains female Night Elf redesign in detail


'More muscle tone'
May 16
World of Warcraft's artists have been hard at work this year redesigning the female Night Elf model. Senior art director Chris Robinson note that every character model in the game will be improved by the time Warlords of Drae... read






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