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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm is now in open beta, will launch next month


On June 2
May 20
Heroes of the Storm has been in alpha and closed beta sessions for a while, but it's prepping for a full launch next month. For now, you can enter the open beta on Mac or PC with a simple signup on the game's websi... read
#dadbod

First look at Warcraft film features beefcake orc nipples


#dadbod
May 18
I'm still a bit sad to have lost director Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) to years of a Warcraft film (now pushed back into June of 2016), but maybe those of you who are into it will get a not-sucky game movie out of it. I a... read
Warcraft movie

Warcraft movie delayed three months


Blizzard is scared about releasing near Star Wars
Apr 24
So, that Warcraft movie huh? First it was going to release on 18 December 2015, then that date got pushed back because it was announced that Star Wars Episode VII would release that same date. The movie's release got pushed b... read
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Warcraft movie

Ben Foster will play Medivh in the Warcraft movie


He was Angel in X3, among other things
Jun 02
We don't know a whole lot about the upcoming Warcraft movie, but thanks to IGN, we do know that Ben Foster will be playing the iconic Medivh -- the looming seer of the franchise. Speaking on the character, Foster states,... read
Twitch Plays

Can Twitch work together to play Hearthstone?


To play and *win*, I should say
Apr 28
I'm over Twitch Plays Pokemon, but it was fun while it lasted for me. And that's not to say I'm bored of the concept of people collaborating to play a game via live stream, generally speaking. Some will be hits, some will be ... read
BlizzCon

BlizzCon 2014 dates announced, tickets on sale soon


Panels, game demos, tournaments, and more
Apr 22
BlizzCon will be back this year at roughly the same time, Blizzard has announced. This eighth show is set for the Anaheim Convention Center from Friday, November 7 to November 8, 2014. Tickets aren't on sale yet, but they wil... read
Hearthstone

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for iPad available now worldwide


And there was much rejoicing!
Apr 16
It seems that after all the whining and complaining I did upon Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft's initial iPad release (which wasn't worldwide, coincidentally) Blizzard decided to go ahead and release it globally today, which... read
Hearthstone

Hearthstone plays just as great on the iPad


It's my preferred platform
Apr 10
As a general rule, I don't play a game excessively during its beta stage. I don't particularly like getting invested in something that may utterly change after the full release, and Hearthstone is no exception. Although ... read
Blizzard's trump card
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 aga... read feature

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft in open beta now


In North America at least
Jan 21
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... read
Warlords of Draenor

Blizzard toying with idea of selling level boosts in WoW


'We’ve been evaluating ways to make that possible'
Jan 17
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... read
Warcast

Warcast: Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper lead Warcraft cast


Warcast
Dec 05
Duncan Jones' (Moon, Source Code) Warcraft movie, recently pushed back into March 2016 to avoid opening alongside the new Star Wars, finally has casting news. Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma, The Messenger), Travis Fimmel, Paula Pat... read
Warcraft 3 Orianna mod

League of Legends' Orianna modded into Warcraft III


Modders are awesome
Dec 03
Modder Cokemonkey11 has created a mod that lets you play as Orianna, the Lady of Clockwork from League of Legends, in Warcraft III. Cokemonkey11 says that this mod has "over a thousand lines of code," so this wasn't an easy ... read
Warcraft

Legendary pushes its Warcraft movie to 2016


Won't be up against Star Wars now
Nov 27
The last date we had for Duncan Jones' Warcraft movie was December 18, 2015, which might as well be an eternity away at this point. What's another year? Variety has learned that Legendary Pictures and Universal have pushed th... read
Warcraft movie

Warcraft movie a 'dark, dirty, and gritty' origin story


Just how I like my coffee
Nov 11
Some new details on the December 2015 Warcraft film have come out of Blizzcon. According to Joystiq, it will be an origin story told from both the human and orc perspectives as both sides spiral into large scale warfare. A mi... read
Warcraft

Blizzard looking to update Warcraft 1 & 2 for modern PCs


'...we'd love to replay those games for sure'
Nov 11
At BlizzCon 2013, World of Warcraft production director J. Allen Brack responded to a fan request for the company to make Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness compatible with modern PCs. "So, we actu... read
Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft headed to Android/iPhone


Even more ways to play on the go
Nov 09
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Blizzard's upcoming digital card game, is now making its way to Android and iPhone devices in the second half of next year, according to the company's chief creative officer Rob Pardo. The new... read
Warcraft RTS

Modder creates World of Warcraft RTS with StarCraft II


Yeah, really
Oct 30
Steven Luo didn't have access to World of Warcraft when it came out nearly nine years ago, so he decided to make his own game using Warcraft III's editor tools. This year he ported the mod idea fully into StarCraft... read

Legendary Pictures' Warcraft movie coming December 2015


Confirmed
Oct 01
It seems like previous predictions were right on the money. Well, at least the year was right. The latest tweet from the Warcraft Twitter account confirms a release date for the Warcraft film: We’re pleased to announce... read
Remember Zul'Jin? He's back! In card form!
Blizzard has finally done it. Rather than experiment in all of its successful franchises with elements of free-to-play or full-on microtransactions, the company has gone ahead and made a completely free-to-play game from star... read feature

Exclusive tunes along with commentary from the sound team
It's been a while since we've talked about the Warcraft card game spin-off, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Blizzard Entertainment is currently taking beta sign-ups, so I thought it would be a good time to find out what's go... read feature

PAX: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft card game announced


Blizzard announces a new CCG 'for everyone'
Mar 22
Blizzard has today lifted the lid on Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, "a fast-paced strategy card game for everyone." You hear that, gay people who want to get married? You too can join in on the fun!  Hearthstone hopes ... read
Warcraft movie

Sam Raimi on what went wrong with the Warcraft movie


Suggests mismanagement on Blizzard's part
Mar 07
Years ago, Sam Raimi was set to direct Legendary Pictures' film adaptation of World of Warcraft. He left the project quite some time ago, and more recently, Moon director Duncan Jones signed on to fill the vacancy. Speaking t... read
Warcraft director named

New director signs on for Legendary's Warcraft movie


You enjoyed the film Moon, right?
Jan 30
Legendary Pictures' big-screen adaptation of Warcraft has landed a new director, Duncan Jones, according to Hollywood Reporter and later confirmed by Blizzard Entertainment. He's best known for directing Source Code and Moon,... read






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