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PSA: You can grab a free epic Hearthstone card today

If you login to Hearthstone today, you'll receive a free epic "Fight Promoter" card for your deck. Why this card is being given away is anyone's guess, but the gesture is appreciated. Hearthstone recently released the Journey to Un'Goro exp...   read

 
 
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There will be more Overwatch shorts, but they 'take a long time'

Before many of us had even gotten our hands on Overwatch, Blizzard's animated shorts warmed us up to its characters, setting, and lore. Gosh, they're good -- not just on their own, as animation, but also as a way to better connect with and ...   read

 
 

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Overwatch's anniversary event will bring new maps and dance emotes

Blizzard has begun teasing what's in store for the Overwatch anniversary event that's coming this Tuesday. Along with cosmetic unlocks, as you'd expect, we're also getting a trio of arena maps. These appear to be offshoots of existing maps...   read

 
 
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Overwatch anniversary event and Game of the Year Edition incoming

Hard to believe, but we're coming up on one year of Overwatch. If you thought Blizzard would hold an in-game event, yep, you're right! But that's not all. The anniversary event itself will run from May 23 to June 12, though we don't yet kno...   read

 
 
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Pretty soon you'll be able to copy and paste entire decklists in Hearthstone

Two major features are coming to Hearthstone, one of which basically should have been in since the beginning. For years now I've seen fancy deck setups on reddit and YouTube and the like, and have wanted to experiment with them. But individ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch art book and comic collection pop up online

Amazon listings point to Blizzard releasing two art books for its hit shooter Overwatch, as well as a collected, physical release of the game's comics. The Art of Overwatch ($50) has an October 24 release date on Amazon. There's also a $100...   read

 
 
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You've got character: Reaper

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...   read

 
 
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Blizzard broadly disputes report of $20M entrance fee to its Overwatch League

Yesterday, we reported on Blizzard's upcoming Overwatch League and rumors that buying a team would cost somewhere in the ballpark of $20 million. ESPN was the original outlet to run the story, and it purports to have multiple sources who ha...   read

 
 
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(Update) Blizzard's asking $20M for a team in the Overwatch League and people aren't biting

[Update: Blizzard sent over a lengthy response that can be seen here.] Starting a professional esports team can be an expensive venture. A spot in League of Legends' League Championship Series is going for $1.8 million. However, Blizza...   read

 
 
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D. Va slots nicely into a MOBA, but she needs a bit more polish

Overwatch's increasing presence in Heroes of the Storm has been met with jubilation and tepidness alike. Personally I love that the series is doing well enough to warrant frequent crossovers, and the characters are interesting enough to jus...   read

 
 


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Overwatch PTR changes include Genji, Hanzo, Reaper buffs

Blizzard is at it again with some reasonable changes for your favorite Overwatch characters -- especially if you're a Genji or Hanzo main. The brothers have had their wall climbing abilities buffed, so they can immediately attack after thei...   read

 
 
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Overwatch hits 30 million players, too many of them are Hanzos

Overwatch released almost a year ago and it shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. There were 7 million players in the first week, 15 million by August, and 20 million by November. Its growth rate is steady as it keeps accumulating tota...   read

 
 
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Guide: It shouldn't take too long to earn the new Overwatch rewards in Heroes of the Storm

It's an exciting albeit overwhelming week for Heroes of the Storm -- especially if you're an Overwatch fan. Aside from new character reveals (D.Va!) and introductions (Genji!), and the game's far-reaching 2.0 launch (expect to get a ton of ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch lead says 'six maps' being worked on, three will probably be released this year

In addition to a few vague 'experiments' that he eluded to in a forum post, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan notes that there are "six maps" in development, and that three of them will likely hit by the end of this year. Kaplan says that...   read

 
 
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The next Blizzard legend to enter Heroes of the Storm is D.Va

Today during the Heroes of the Storm 2.0 livestream as part of the opening day festivities, Blizzard announced a brand new upcoming hero --D.Va. She'll follow Genji, who launched today with 2.0, along with the 20 free hero promotion and the...   read

 
 
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A Diablo 2 remaster may not be likely, but don't get discouraged

With the Starcraft Remastered announcement, lots of fans have gotten their hopes up that Blizzard may be working on remasters of other classic properties. One of the biggest in their catalog is Diablo 2, a game that many feel has yet to be ...   read

 
 
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Blizzard is giving out 20 characters in Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard is looking to bring new players into Heroes of the Storm with next week's major "2.0" launch. Things like Genji and Hanamura from Overwatch, a refresh of the progression system, loot chests, and emoji are all well and good. But eve...   read

 
 
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After 19 years, StarCraft has gone free-to-play

StarCraft originally released on March 31, 1998. It's tough to write about a game that's nearly 20 years old without it sounding like an obituary. StarCraft's legacy is probably already set in stone; at the very least it's a benchmark...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Genji and Hanamura are coming to Heroes of the Storm

After the release of two other non-Warcraft heroes, we're getting yet another one with Overwatch's Genji -- the fourth Overwatch character to hit Heroes of the Storm after Tracer, Zarya, and Lucio. I had a chance to test...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's new PvE mode Uprising should stick around

Overwatch debuted another limited-time co-op mode this week called Uprising. If you haven't tried it yet, you should! I got a few rounds in last night and came away more convinced than ever that Blizzard should continue down this path and, ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Uprising event kicks off today

If I had a piggy bank full of Overwatch credits, I'd be fetching a comically oversized hammer right about now. The game's Uprising event begins today, and with it comes character skins, emotes, and other cosmetic rewards I desperately want...   read

 
 
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Our world is worth fighting for now that Nendoroid Mei's in it

We saw that Nendoroid Mei was coming at New York Toy Fair (along with Mercy and a figma Genji). Good Smile Company has recently announced that pre-orders are opening for Mei, starting today and going until May 15.   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Uprising event should be a good one

Ahead of a planned full reveal and release tomorrow, a trailer for the next Overwatch event inadvertently popped up today. Aside from lots of alluring and surely bank-breaking new skins (check the gallery!), the update will bring a mode not...   read

 
 
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Diablo III's Necromancer beta is coming 'soon,' here's how to sign up

We aren't getting Diablo IV at the moment, but Blizzard is keen on still keeping the game relevant with more bite-sized content drops. That includes the upcoming Necromancer character (which comes with its own host of minor changes), a...   read

 
 
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Don't worry, Activision has plans for tons of Call of Duty films

With how popular Call of Duty is among children, you'd think Activision would want to capitalize on that success with some films. If Michael Bay can repeat the same made up military nonsense for all of his movies, why not take the gaming eq...   read

 
 


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