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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

A Warcraft mod for StarCraft II is in progress


He needs more farms
Jan 18
Warcraft III is one of my favorite RTS games of all time -- and I've been playing the genre since before the original Command and Conquer in 1995. There's just something about how it perfectly blends all of the best elements... read

Blizzard is suing Valve over DOTA trademark


Feb 10
MMO leader Blizzard has filed against Valve in an attempt to stop it trademarking DOTA, claiming the name has been used in exclusive association with the Warcraft series for more than seven years. It was filed late last year ... read

BlizzCon 11 photos, part deux it again


Oct 23
The parade of hi-res orgasm fuel continues with the second day of BlizzCon 11 photos. I can't pretend that I'm all too familiar with Blizzard's repertoire, but I can appreciate like-minded geeks coming together to make any ol... read

Day one photos from BlizzCon


Oct 22
Blizzcon kicked off on Friday, and for everyone that can't be there, enjoy these very nice pictures. There is cool cosplay, miniature Warcraft action and a three monitor set-up. There is some other stuff too, but the whole th... read

Blizzard trademarks likely name for WoW Expansion


Aug 03
Cataclysm has only been out for a few months, but a trademark filed for "Mists of Pandaria" suggests Blizzard may already be starting work on its next World of Warcraft expansion. For those that don't know (basically me, abou... read

What the hell? Blizzard theme park 'Joyland' for China?


Feb 07
Never would I have combined the two random thoughts to come up with the idea of a Blizzard-themed theme park. It doesn't quite compute in my head, but the more I think about it, the more I like it. Of course, if there was to ... read

Prepare your Zerg cosplay, BlizzCon 2011 dated


Feb 07
Blizzard Entertainment's BlizzCon is always a massive success, so the fact that there's another one schedule for this year isn't a shock. Now you can mark it on your calendar, though: BlizzCon 2011 is taking place October 21 ... read

Oh, WoW! BoneCraft makes fantasy gaming naughty


Jan 24
Those crazy guys behind the sex adventure game BoneTown have released a trailer for BoneCraft. BoneCraft is an upcoming fantasy/sci-fi game parodying the famous Blizzard money-makers. The game will have elf prostitutes, horny... read

Amazon deals on PC games today


Nov 15
Amazon is gearing up for the holidays with their Prelude to Black Friday event. All week, they'll be posting deals on videogames so you might save a little dough on your gift purchases this year and get it all out of the way ... read

[Editor's Note: At the time of this article's publishing, no genre term had solidified for the DotA style games yet. The "MOBA" term was around but disputed, and in the past few years it has gained some acceptance, but Dota 2... read feature

Reminder: BlizzCon tickets go on sale tonight


Jun 02
If you plan on heading to Blizzard's massive fan event BlizzCon this year, head's up! The first batch of tickets will go on sale later today at 10 PM Eastern for $150. The event will take place on October 22 through the 23 at... read

Happy Holidays from Blizzard with Orc Santa


Dec 11
It's December, and you know what that means -- holiday card time! Blizzard kicked it off today, with this cute little holiday card landing in our inboxes. If Santa Claus was an orc, that's something I could definitely get behind, let me tell you.  Happy Holidays back at you, Blizzard. Now give us the surprise gift of Starcraft 2 beta. Or Diablo III.  read

Blizzard's @warcraft Twitter account teasing... something


Nov 23
We're not even sure if it's news, but we've written about far less in the past, so here I go. Blizzard's Official Warcraft Twitter account is teasing something for this Thursday. What? We already said what -- "something." Pay... read

Blizzard loses some minerals over BlizzCon


Sep 18
Blizzard’s annual BlizzCon expo celebrating all things StarCraft, Warcraft and Diablo isn’t as profitable as one might think. Despite selling 20,000 tickets at $125 a pop, a ton of merchandising at the con and the... read






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