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Heroes of the Storm

Accidental upload reveals Chromie and Medivh for Heroes of the Storm

Well, my guesses for the next Heroes of the Storm character were off, but a few of you nailed it. Good job! That vague dragon teaser was hinting at Chronormu, who will be playable in the game in gnome form as Chromie. Blizzard accidentally ...

 
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Heroes teaser

It looks like a dragon is coming to Heroes of the Storm

I've spent too much time trying to freeze-frame and figure out this teaser for a new Heroes of the Storm character. My first instinct was to go straight to Deathwing (too easy!), but I've seen convincing speculation that it could be Alexst...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

No ifs, ands, or butts: Heroes of the Storm's Tracer is a beast

Blizzard seemed unsure of Overwatch at first. Before the warm reception in the beta, it only toyed with the idea of releasing a character to represent it in Heroes of the Storm, citing that one would only come after the launch of ...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Tracer is unrelenting in Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard is transplanting Tracer from Overwatch to Heroes of the Storm soon and after watching this video summing up her play style and abilities, I have a pile of gold with her name on it. She's a rapid-fire ranged assassin who can attack...

 
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Azmodunk

Capturing that 'nothing but net' sound in Heroes of the Storm

I'm always fascinated by video game sound design. I mean sure, we've all seen about a million features of the Gran Turismo dudes crawling under sports cars to get the exact pitch of the exhaust right, so some of the mystery is gone. But I c...

 
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Blizzard

Heroes of the Storm has unlocked every character for the weekend

In celebration of the Heroes of the Dorm finals this weekend, Blizzard is running a special in-game promotion that you're gonna want to check out. Besides an XP bonus that will work on top of any other boosts you have active (like the one f...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Tracer hits Heroes of the Storm on April 19, sadly sans butt pose

Blizzard has finally shared the release date for Overwatch's Tracer, who is hitting Heroes of the Storm in a crossover event of sorts. Players who pre-order the game on PC will net her on April 19 -- and she'll hit the general public a week...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm's Dehaka feels undertuned but fun

Heroes of the Storm has added the Zerg Warrior Dehaka today, and even though he's enjoyable, I doubt he'll shake up the meta much. Dehaka's kit is enticing. His Q can pull enemies like a more effective Stitches hook; his E burrows to avoid ...

 
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Dehaka

Heroes of the Storm's Dehaka sure looks fun to play

Blizzard just posted a Spotlight video for Dehaka, who is set to arrive in Heroes of the Storm next week. You'll get a brief rundown on Dehaka's Zerg background, as well as a full explanation of his abilities. In short, his passive is ...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Wow, several Heroes of the Storm characters just got reworked

Blizzard just put out a PTR (public test realm) patch for Heroes of the Storm, and the community is pretty happy with it. Not only does it add Dehaka and the new map into the mix, but it also adds ranked bans (!), a number of new quality of...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Artanis makes for a cool shogun in Heroes of the Storm

StarCraft's Artanis as a shogun? I'm feeling it. Blizzard is also demoing "Shadowpaw" Li Li and the recently-revealed Dehaka, who even with an alternate "Mecha" skin is missing part of an arm. Also, he knows Drake's dance moves. I rarely d...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm is getting a new level soon that eliminates map objectives

Heroes of the Storm is getting a brand new battleground very soon in the "next big patch" (which is also said to see the introduction of Tychus and Gazlowe reworks). It's called the Lost Cavern, and it eliminates map objectives to focus in ...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Zerg terror Dehaka confirmed for Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard spilled the beans today -- Dehaka is coming to Heroes of the Storm as a Warrior that cannot mount, but can burrow into any bush or vent on the map with a 40 second cooldown. Whoa! He'll be the game's 50th character, and new sc...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

What is Blizzard teasing for Heroes of the Storm?

[Update: this "burrow" update basically confirms a Zerg, though the "outlandish" creature could still be someone else.] Blizzard is hinting at something Heroes of the Storm related with posts to Facebook and Twitter, stating -- "Breaki...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

So long Azmodan, hello AzmoDUNK

I love it when Blizzard is willing to get totally silly with its character designs, and judging from the reaction to the upcoming Legendary Azmodunk skin for Heroes of the Storm, I'm in good company. It's going on sale starting April 12, 20...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

A breakdown of today's Heroes of the Storm balance patch

Yesterday, Blizzard announced that there would be a massive balance patch launching today that would alter a number of characters. The list consisted of both underpowered, balanced, and overpowered heroes, so theorycrafters were hard at wor...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm's Tracer has a near identical kit from her Overwatch base

Blizzard's Overwatch is all set for a May release date, but we'll be getting a crossover event well before that. According to Game Informer, the hero Tracer will be invading Heroes of the Storm in April. We knew she was coming, just no...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm gets adaptive pricing for individual worldwide economies

Blizzard is now implementing a policy for Heroes of the Storm where, based on specific world economies, prices may drop to adjust to their particular currency. As of today, Mexico's prices have been reduced by 40% across the board for real ...

 
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Necromancer

Heroes of the Storm's Necromancer Xul nicely fills a niche, but this burst meta is brutal

Blizzard finally did it -- it put my favorite Diablo class into Heroes of the Storm with Xul, the Necromancer. While he sadly doesn't sport the Blood Golem, he has just about everything else from Diablo II, and from an aesthetic standp...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Watch out for this Necromancer's bone prison

Whether you're planning to try Xul the Necromancer in Heroes of the Storm next week or not, this character spotlight video is worth watching. Learn his strengths and also how to exploit them. The skeleton-raising, scythe-swinging melee spec...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm welcomes the Necromancer next week

We're only a week out from Xul the Necromancer joining Heroes of the Storm. The Diablo II character class was a fan favorite, at least in my circles, and that seems true of some folks on the development team, too. HotS game designer Dustin ...

 
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World of Warcraft

Blizzard thanks fans for supporting it for 25 years

To celebrate its upcoming birthday, Blizzard has released a video as a thank you to all the fans who have supported the developer over the last 25 years.   "Here’s to 25 years of creating some of the most epic memories, friendshi...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm enlists Li-Ming tomorrow

It seems Chris and I have begun taking turns covering Heroes of the Storm. He last shared impressions of Li-Ming, and now I'm back to tell you she's launching earlier than expected. After a short stint on the public test realm, the "rebelli...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Li-Ming is a powerhouse in Heroes of the Storm

The last two characters in Heroes of the Storm have ended up with rather disappointing when it comes to rankings. After two weeks, Greymane is the fourth worst hero in terms of win-rate, and Lunara is the fifth worst. That's not to say they...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Li-Ming seems deadly in Heroes of the Storm

Before Xul the Necromancer makes it to Heroes of the Storm in the coming weeks, we're getting another character from the Diablo series, Li-Ming the Wizard. Ahead of her wide release (which is set for February 9, according to Heroes Nex...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

That's Arthas as a man-bat in Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard has a video previewing the next batch of heroes, skins, and mounts coming soon to Heroes of the Storm and oh my god did Arthas just turn into a bat because he's a vampire? He did. He totally did. And that blue Lt. Morales outfit lo...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Diablo's Necromancer is headed to Heroes of the Storm

Someone's been hitting the gym since his Diablo II days! The fan favorite Necromancer (Xul) and Diablo III's Wizard (Li-Ming) are coming to Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard revealed today. There isn't an official breakdown of these characters ...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm's 2016 tournaments start soon

This year, we'll have quite a few opportunities to watch top Heroes of the Storm players compete. Blizzard has some $4 million in prizes to give out during its Global Championship Circuit. The competition is split up into three seasons (spr...

 
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New HotS character

Heroes of the Storm gets the shapeshifting Greymane tomorrow

I've fallen a little behind in Heroes of the Storm since Lunara's debut, but I'll want to get back to playing regularly soon. Blizzard is adding Greymane tomorrow! He's a ranged human assassin capable of transforming into a powerful melee-c...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm's Lunara is a blast to play

Lunara arrived in Heroes of the Storm this week, and I boosted her up to level 5 in one night alone -- she's that fun to play. As an assassin she's capable of tons of damage (I'm usually top Hero Damage in unranked play), and has a uni...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

You'll need friends to earn this cool Heroes of the Storm mount

Blizzard has begun its "Recruit a Friend" program for Heroes of the Storm in which players can share a unique sign-up link with their pals to unlock in-game rewards. Notably, you can earn a Vulture Hover Bike mount, shown above, by recruiti...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm's 360 day XP boost is $60

Heroes of the Storm's Black Friday sale is upon us today, which provides a 50% discount on everything in the game. But I couldn't find info on the supposed "deeply discounted" 360 day Stimpak (read: XP boost) so I decided to log in for myse...

 
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Heroes map

This Heroes of the Storm map is a lot to take in

Prior to playing the new Heroes of the Storm map, Towers of Doom, my only real exposure to it was reading the all-too-brief objective summary during the loading screen. Thank goodness I was only training with the AI. This map is bonkers, ev...

 
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Big HotS sale

Heroes of the Storm is throwing a 50% off sale next week

Hey, big spender. You may want to hold off on making any purchases in Heroes of the Storm over the next few days. Blizzard is about to throw a fairly substantial Black Friday sale. From November 24 to December 8, the game's shop will have a...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm's Cho'gall is freaking weird, but feels balanced

Earlier this month, Blizzard announced a two-player hero in the form of Cho'gall for Heroes of the Storm. In essence, the primary player would control movement and their own set of abilities with Cho, and another would take care of Gall, wh...

 
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Heroes Cho'Gall

Heroes of the Storm's two-player hero in action

Cho'Gall looks every bit as delightfully ridiculous as I was hoping he'd be since his announcement during BlizzCon. The two-headed Ogre is a giant of a hero with a massive health pool and an assortment of wild attacks and skills. The catch?...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

New characters announced for Heroes of the Storm, including a two-player hero

Heroes of the Storm is known for trying some of the more unconventional types of playstyles, and that goes double for the upcoming character Cho'gall. As Warcraft fans know, this famous ogre has two heads, which will allow him to be pl...

 
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Overwatch

Overwatch's Tracer basically confirmed for Heroes of the Storm

Multiple retailers seemed to have ruined Blizzard's surprise, and spilled the beans early for the console versions of Overwatch. But as Blizzard tends to do, buying the premium version of the game will net you bonuses for other titles in it...

 
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HotS Halloween

Heroes of the Storm's new Halloween content is pricey

Blizzard is about to hold its Hallow's End event in Heroes of the Storm and that means a new mount and skin, a 50 percent XP boost in all regions, and the chance to unlock a Jack-O'-Lantern portrait. The new Headless Horseman's Charger moun...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

I'm not sold on Heroes of the Storm's Artanis yet

Heroes of the Storm's Artanis isn't dropping officially until October 27, but those of you who pre-ordered Legacy of the Void can play him now, as part of an early access program. While Artanis might be a formidable foe within the conf...

 
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Blizzard

Blizzard is going to completely overhaul Heroes of the Storm matchmaking

Yesterday, a rant from #1 rated Heroes of the Storm player Srey took reddit by...storm (ha). Essentially, he pleaded for a better matchmaking experience both on lower and higher levels of play. Right now, the system seemingly creates entrop...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Legacy of the Void owners can get Artanis early in Heroes of the Storm

I haven't even seen the Medic yet! Before I know it, Artanis will be here too. He's headed to Heroes of the Storm as a melee warrior on October 27, 2015, but there's a way to get him early. Folks who pre-purchase StarCraft II: Legacy of the...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm's Medic patch is live, with a host of other changes

In addition to the all-new StarCraft-based Medic support character, the newest Heroes of the Storm patch brings in a few other quality of life additions. The UI is now re-tooled to provide more information to the player, which includes...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard is bringing a few big changes to Heroes of the Storm soon

Heroes of the Storm is about to get the Medic and Artanis heroes, but there's a few big changes on the way for the core game. The first adjustment is death timers. Blizzard feels like they were way too low early on in a match, so they'...

 
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Artanis

Artanis has been datamined in Heroes of the Storm, check out his abilities

Heroes of the Storm has only begun its content updates, as we have a whole host of skins, mounts, and characters coming up. The Support-based Medic Lt. Morales is set to debut soon, and after that, the Warrior Artanis. While no officia...

 
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Medic

Heroes of the Storm's Medic is the dedicated healer we needed

Kharazim is probably my favorite character in Heroes of the Storm at the moment, but it's about time that we got the StarCraft healer we've always wanted with Lt. Morales, the Medic. With a number of supports essentially func...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm's Medic has a Samus Aran skin

Every so often, Blizzard keeps us updated on what's coming to Heroes of the Storm, and it's always a ton of stuff. This time around they've given us a quick look at the Medic and all her skins, as well as the character model for Artanis, an...

 
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HotS tips

Heroes of the Storm 101 for new players

As you might have read, I recently got into Heroes of the Storm in a big way. I'm super late to the party, and our own Chris Carter has already written a great list of quick tips you should definitely read if you're interested in playing, b...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard launches Heroes of the Storm eSports initiative

Blizzard is starting to push its move into eSports with Heroes of the Storm in earnest, with its new eSports landing page. It contains a full schedule of competitive matches, as well as info on upcoming tournies, and eSports news. I still ...

 
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Rexxar

Quick thoughts on Heroes of the Storm's Rexxar

Heroes of the Storm is stepping away from the Diablo event as of today, and is focusing more on Warcraft and Starcraft in the coming months. The Treasure Goblins are out, and Rexxar, the half-orc half-ogre is in, with his par...

 

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