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Review: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft photo
Review: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
by Ben Pack

I never got into Magic: The Gathering. Plenty of my friends did, but I couldn't afford countless booster packs or starter decks, and my mom wouldn't drive me to the seedy local comic book store to play against frightening high schoolers.

I loved the concept of trading card games, though. I collected Pokémon cards like any other red-blooded American child of the ‘90s, and even dabbled in Yu-Gi-Oh for a very dark four months. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft isn't the first videogame to attempt to do the same thing as Magic, but it’s easily one of the best.

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8:00 AM on 03.12.2014

Blizzard highlights Tychus in a Heroes of the Storm spotlight

Blizzard seems to be doing a "Hero Spotlight" for Heroes of the Storm a la Riot Games and League of Legends, and the next participant is Tychus Findlay of Starcraft fame. In Heroes, Tychus will wield his giant chain...

Chris Carter

6:00 PM on 03.11.2014

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft launches for PC, Mac

The beta period for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has come to a close, which means the full release is upon us. Like, now. Blizzard's free-to-play card game has launched for PC and Mac. An iPad version of the title is comin...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 03.10.2014

Pre-purchase WoW: Warlords of Draenor, get your level boost now

It's now possible to pre-purchase the Warlods of Draenor expansion for World of Warcraft ahead of its release "on or before" December 20, 2014, Blizzard has announced. My expectation is that it'll be out much before then -- ...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 03.04.2014

Unsure about Heroes of the Storm? Watch this full match

Hearing Blizzard talk about the Heroes of the Storm alpha yesterday renewed my interest in the game, leading me to this, a commentated match that serves as a nice introduction. Even as someone who doesn't play many MOBAs, I ...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 03.03.2014

Blizzard preparing Heroes of the Storm for public alpha test

The "online team brawler" Heroes of the Storm has been offering beta sign-ups for quite some time now. First things first, though: the game needs to hit alpha. Blizzard is inviting "a very limited number of players [in the Un...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 02.25.2014

Extensive Diablo III patch 2.0.1 goes live for PC today

This may just be the time to give Diablo III another chance ahead of next month's Reaper of Souls expansion. Patch 2.0.1 hits the PC version today, and it's a huge one. Many core aspects of the game have been tweaked in some ...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 02.25.2014

Blizzard talks $60 price tag for WoW's max-level boost

It was recently discovered that Blizzard plans to introduce the option for World of Warcraft players to boost a single character to level 90 for $60. By no means inexpensive, but when you're looking at it from the perspective...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 02.19.2014

The new female Orc for WoW puts the old design to shame

I may not play World of Warcraft but as someone who occasionally writes about it and, as a result, has to find not-terrible-looking images to accompany my words, I'm all for a good character model redesign. Blizzard has share...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 02.17.2014

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls fan art contest is on now

Are you an artist? And a Diablo fan? Well, you might be just the right person to get in on the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls fan art contest. They have more than $9,000 in prizes lined up, including a trip to Blizzard HQ to mee...

Dale North

11:00 PM on 01.29.2014

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls collector's edition detailed

Blizzard has detailed what comes with the collector's edition of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. On top of the game you'll get a behind the scenes DVD and Blu-Ray two-disc set, soundtrack, artbook, and mouse pad. As for digital ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 AM on 01.29.2014

Time, well, spent: World of Warcraft crosses 100M users

Blizzard's World of Warcraft just crossed 100 million lifetime players. Wow. Let that sink in for a moment. We've had less than 100 million people turn out to vote for the United States presidency. Maybe political candidates ...

Steven Hansen





12:00 PM on 01.22.2014

Hearthstone rip-off being sued by Blizzard

Blizzard and NetEase are, according to MMOCulture, suing Chinese company Unico for $1.65 million (¥10 million) for their blatant rip-off of Hearthstone, which they've called Legend of Crouching Dragon. Legend of...

Harry Monogenis

7:00 PM on 01.21.2014

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft in open beta now

Attention North America! Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now in open beta. Blizzard has opened the doors, and best of all they won't be doing anymore wipes, encouraging players to amass their collection. The open beta will...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 PM on 01.20.2014

You can download part of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls now

Those of you playing Diablo III via either the Battle.net desktop client or the game's launcher may, from this week, notice a 6GB background download initiate. That's quite big, and for good reason, because that download...

Harry Monogenis

3:00 PM on 01.17.2014

Blizzard toying with idea of selling level boosts in WoW

Blizzard is all set to drop its new expansion for World of Warcraft --Warlords of Draenor this year. Late in 2013, they dropped a surprise promotion for the add-on, noting that if you pre-order the game, you can choose o...

Chris Carter