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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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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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Want to play ranked in Dota 2? You'll need to give Valve your phone number

In an effort to combat smurfing (more on that in a sec), Valve has implemented a new feature for Dota 2 -- if you want to play ranked mode (the be all end all for pros and upcoming pros), you'll need to give them your phone number to a...   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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League of Legends' Xayah and Rakan are an unconventional duo

In an interesting turn, Riot Games has released two heroes at once this week in League of Legends, and they're intrinsically connected. Billed as "birds of a feather," Xayah and Rakan are lovers, and sport several promotions, like the abili...   read

 
 
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Twitch is going to allow you to sort League of Legends streams by skill

Sorting through scores of League of Legends channels (one of the most popular Twitch games for years running) can be really off-putting, but Riot is making strides to change that as of this week. The publisher, alongside of Twitch, has...   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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Due to fan outcry, Blizzard is giving more rewards for Heroes of the Storm 2.0

One of the first things that came up (after Master Skins) in the Heroes of the Storm community after the unveiling of the 2.0 update was -- what's up with all of the progress we've made so far? Blizzard initially had hoped to assuage vetera...   read

 
 
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Modders are angry at Valve's recent handling of Dota 2

Going back as far as the '90s, there has been a small collective of modders in the community that either have a successful side hustle, or a full-time gig providing content on top of what the development team already offers. Valve is pretty...   read

 
 
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Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm is doing loot chests better than Overwatch with its new 2.0 update

This week Blizzard unveiled its new Heroes of the Storm 2.0 update, which is arriving in beta form later today. In short, it heralds a completely revamped progression system, loot chests, a new currency (gems are replacing cash, though coin...   read

 
 


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Heroes of the Storm is finally getting its Diablo 2 Amazon in Cassia

For months, Heroes of the Storm players have been clamoring for more Diablo love. After a brief event in 2015, we've only gotten a few representatives from the Diablo universe, and most of the existing cast is from the third itera...   read

 
 
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Galio's League of Legends rework turns him into a badass

When Riot Games does a rework for a character in League of Legends, they don't screw around. Usually they come up with some sort of lore reason for the alteration alongside of the industry standard new abilities. I remember playing Galio wh...   read

 
 
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Probius is another slam dunk character for Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm is known for weird characters. It has Abathur, a hero that touts a playstyle not typically found in the MOBA genre, among other oddballs that bend the rules in interesting ways. While the builder concept isn't really new...   read

 
 
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(Update) Gigantic developer Motiga suffers another round of layoffs

(Update: Motiga CEO and founder Chris Chung replied to our email shortly after publication. He confirmed that 15 of the studio's 82 employees were laid off today. In his words "Any kind of layoff is tough, but this was done to reduce o...   read

 
 
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A better look at Heroes of the Storm's Pylon-warping Probius

If a worker unit can end up becoming a fleshed-out character for Heroes of the Storm, I have to wonder what other weird paths Blizzard might one day take the roster down. Probius, "the bravest of the probes," has that oddball appeal. But w...   read

 
 
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The newest Heroes of the Storm character, Probius, hails from StarCraft

Today at the HGC Western Clash event for Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard announced an unlikely new character -- Probius -- and it's quite literally a probe from the StarCraft series. Probious is a ranged specialist that summons Pylo...   read

 
 
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How does Lucio's Overwatch kit transfer to Heroes of the Storm?

It's my dream to one day see the entire cast of Overwatch present in Heroes of the Storm. Don't get me wrong, there needs to be a lot more love sooner than later for franchises like Diablo (I'm looking at you Mephisto) and Starcra...   read

 
 
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League of Legends pro Faker starts his Twitch streaming career with record-setting numbers

For most streamers, accumulating an audience is a grind. It takes years of slowly building a community, dedicating day after day to playing games in front of a camera. Eventually, they might have hundreds or even thousands of people tuning ...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm's next character is...Overwatch's Lucio!

You knew they had to add another Overwatch character into the fold in Heroes of the Storm at some point given the massive popularity of the crossover event, and now, Blizzard has revealed that Lucio is on his way into the Ne...   read

 
 
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It's time Heroes of the Storm took another look at Brawls

Heroes of the Storm's "Brawls" were a good idea when they were originally pitched months ago. Providing something akin to what League of Legends had with Dominion (a now defunct arena-type game), or better yet, Blizzard's own "Brawls" ...   read

 
 
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Everyone gets a giant chicken in this Heroes of the Storm event

In addition to Valeera and the Tassadar/Rexxar changes, Heroes of the Storm will kick off a new Lunar Festival event on January 24. It'll run until February 14, and instead of just rewarding players with a typical portrait, it'll also ...   read

 
 
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Valeera's entry into Heroes of the Storm makes for one too many stealth characters

While Blizzard was initially well-tempered in its ability to release multiple roles, they've been in a routine as of late with Heroes of the Storm. The last four characters have not only been from the Warcraft universe, but they've also bee...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm is getting yet another assassin in Valeera

The Heroes of the Storm team sure does love its Warcraft characters and the assassin role. Thankfully, so do I! (To a certain extent, anyway.) The latest combatant, Valeera Sanguinar, checks both boxes. After a round of teasing over the pa...   read

 
 
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January 19 is a big day for Battleborn

I'll admit: I've slowed down on Battleborn lately. I still think it's a great game that got a raw deal, but after 200 hours and a Platinum Trophy, I was ready to take a break. It was in my New Year's resolution to play more short games...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm's full roster will be unlocked this weekend

Before you spend any more gold on a character purchase in Heroes of the Storm, know that Blizzard is planning a promo this weekend that could sway your decision. From Friday, January 13 at 10:00am Pacific until Monday, January 16 at that sa...   read

 
 



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