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Heroes of the Storm adopts MOBA-standard 'armor' system, doubles down on ranked play

Heroes of the Storm isn't as popular as DOTA 2 or League of Legends, and there's a lot of potential reasons for that. For one, Blizzard was really late into the game, jumping into the fray years after League of Legends had already...   read

 
 
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Vengeance for Zul'jin? He doesn't need it in Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm had a pretty full year, and Blizzard is kicking off the New Year right with yet another character -- the troll Zul'jin. As the first troll in the Nexus he has some big shoes to fill, and even though he's yet another...   read

 
 
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Seeing how much Heroes of the Storm has grown this year is crazy

I've been playing most of the major MOBAs since launch, and one of my favorite things about them is seeing how they grow over time. Although people like to dump on the genre wholesale, part of what I love about the genre is that they persis...   read

 
 
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Taz'dingo! Get a good look at Zul'jin and some new Heroes of the Storm skins

Zul'jin is set to enter Heroes of the Storm's Nexus after Ragnaros in January, but before then, you can get a good look at his kit in the video below. His main gimmick involves doing more damage while his health is low, living on the razor'...   read

 
 
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Warcraft's Zul'jin is next for Heroes of the Storm

The next character confirmed for Heroes of the Storm is Zul'jin, the axe-throwing forest troll you might remember from Warcraft II or his later appearance in World of Warcraft. Admittedly, I had to think back for a moment, but looking at im...   read

 
 
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Catching up with Camille and Ivern, the two latest League of Legends Champions

In my attempts to keep up to date weekly with Heroes of the Storm's meta and getting back up to speed with Dota 2's recent talent overhaul, it's been tough to stay on top of League of Legends, but I still make time for all three. Each game ...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm's Winter Veil event, Ragnaros, out today

A massive patch just dropped for Heroes of the Storm, fundamentally changing several characters, bringing in a new fan favorite (Ragnaros), and a 25% bonus XP event that also doubles as a way to get an extra free mount and profile picture. ...   read

 
 
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Dota 2's 7.00 patch fundamentally changes the game

I'm uhh, not even sure where to begin here. Fresh off of the Boston Major, Valve has just released the update page for Dota 2's newest patch: 7.00. The community has anxiously been awaiting the patch just for the brand new Hero of Monk...   read

 
 
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Gigantic hits open beta at last on Xbox One and Windows 10

Thanks in large part to its vibrant art direction, Gigantic was a real attention-grabber when it first hit the scene. But how many of you ever bothered to sign up for and play the beta? Y'know, I never did! That process is easier now as th...   read

 
 
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Battleborn's winter update addresses a lot of concerns, neglects one crucial issue

"Why did Battleborn fail?" is a question that gets asked every few days on its subreddit. "How do we bring new players in and retain them?" is probably the more constructive way to phrase it. Gearbox has been paying attention to the communi...   read

 
 
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Ragnaros enters Heroes of the Storm in today's big PTR update

Ragnaros is the latest Heroes of the Storm addition, and based on Chris' time with the World of Warcraft character at BlizzCon, he sounds fun as hell with his ability to fire off waves of lava and even take over forts and keeps. The Firelor...   read

 
 
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We should try Battlerite for free this weekend

A bunch of people have had kind things to say about Battlerite, the team-based arena brawler from Stunlock Studios. And would you look at that! It has a free weekend event on Steam right now. The idea was to strip down the MOBA experience, ...   read

 
 
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Somehow, Awesomenauts is still being updated

I'll never forget the good times I've had with Awesomenauts. Ronimo has continued to support its 2D MOBA for years, and it's to the point now that I can hardly fathom how it's still able to come out with updates when so many players have mo...   read

 
 
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Blackheart's Revenge is a perfect example of what Heroes of the Storm Brawls should be

Brawls are basically fresh out of the oven for Heroes of the Storm, but they've already been pretty divisive. First up was the Punisher arena, which assigned random heroes to each player, and was generally very well received. Rounds were qu...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm devs happy with Brawls so far, will 'keep making them indefinitely'

Heroes of the Storm is in a good spot, relatively speaking. It's probably the smallest Blizzard game, and came into the MOBA market pretty late after League of Legends already had a massive foothold, but it's doing well enough for...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm's Varian feels underwhelming, and that's the point

When Varian Wrynn, former King of Stormwind hits the Heroes of the Storm battlefield, he'll bring a whole new concept into the game -- the multi-class character. Varian is a tank at heart, built with the principles of a World of Warcra...   read

 
 
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I have concerns about Heroes of the Storm's Ragnaros, but he's fun as hell

The newly announced Varian and Ragnaros were both available to play at BlizzCon for Heroes of the Storm, but there was one clear winner. Yep, the Firelord wins out, even if I think he's a bit too overpowered for his own good and will need s...   read

 
 
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Fans declare November 12 'Battleborn Day,' want to repopulate servers

Don't call it a dead game. The small-but-dedicated Battleborn fan base doesn't like hearing it. Still, even the diehards have little trouble admitting that matchmaking times could stand to be shorter and skill levels between two matchmade t...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm lands Varian Wrynn and Ragnaros from WoW

Blizzard has brought not one, but two new Heroes of the Storm characters to BlizzCon 2016. In the coming weeks, World of Warcraft's Varian Wrynn and Ragnaros will enter the Nexus, but for now, here's a fiery clash to warm us up. Varian is...   read

 
 
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Review: Battleborn: Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion

For a lot of people, Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion is going to be too little, too late. Battleborn has been plagued with issues since its launch, from poor PC performance to a rapidly decreasing base of players causing long wait times to...   read

 
 
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Battleborn's first story DLC is out today

There isn't a lot that can pull me away from Destiny: Rise of Iron these days (I'm much slower than Chris Carter is; still leveling up so I can take on Wrath of the Machine), but if one thing can, if even just briefly, it's Battleborn's fir...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm's Samuro is a gleefully deceptive assassin

It's about time the Blademaster hit Heroes of the Storm. As one of the first heroes that many Warcraft III players experienced (the Orcs kicked off the campaign), he's a natural fit. That goes for his aesthetic, combat style, and place...   read

 
 
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Another orc enters the Heroes of the Storm battleground

I know people complain that Heroes of the Storm has too many Warcraft characters, but I can't get enough orcs, man -- bring them all in, I say! Today, Blizzard has announced the newest kid (old man) on the block -- Samuro, the Bla...   read

 
 
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Battleborn's new free multiplayer mode is out on October 13

Gearbox's struggling FPS/MOBA needs a shot in the arm to keep its community from extinguishing completely. The first story-based downloadable content (Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion) is set to release on October 13, but if the ol' player-...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm's Heroes Brawl is another way to earn rewards

I've not once dipped into the Arena side of Heroes of the Storm, but perhaps Blizzard's rework of the mode into "Heroes Brawl" later this month will spur change. That, or the gold dangling on a stick (if you participate in three Brawls a w...   read

 
 



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