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Overwatch's Zarya is going to make a splash in Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm is an All-Star meetup of Blizzard characters from just about every moment in the company's over 20+ year history. I mean, it literally was called "Blizzard All-Stars" at one point, making its journey from a StarCraft mod...   read

 
 
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Braxis Holdout is a good stand-in for Haunted Mines in Heroes of the Storm

I really miss Haunted Mines in Heroes of the Storm, but it doesn't look like it'll be coming back anytime soon. As one of the premiere two-lane maps it was a joy to play, but the addition of Braxis Holdout (currently for testing in PTR) mak...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm's Alarak is a straightforward assassin with a cool personality

A powerful assassin with a skill-based kit and a Cthulu-themed skin, voiced by John de Lancie? Say no more, Blizzard!   read

 
 
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Kled is the silliest League of Legends character since Fizz

I was just talking to community member Stormworm this week about how hard it is to keep up with metas in multiple MOBAs or MMOs. Since you often have to "slot" yourself into a role on the fly (read: you can't just auto-lock Bastion ins...   read

 
 
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League of Legends champion roundup: Illaoi, Jhin, Aurelion, Taliyah

I've been spending most of my free MOBA time playing Heroes of the Storm. It's such a huge time commitment keeping up with just one meta, that spreading my attention across multiple games (in a competitive way at least) can feel insurmounta...   read

 
 
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I think it will take people a while to figure out Auriel in Heroes of the Storm

Having first looked at her kit, Auriel really spoke to me. She has a straight-up resurrection spell -- something no other support in the game sports. She also has a very cool mechanic that sort of "brands" another player, allowing her to sa...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm's Gul'dan is the ultimate risk-reward assassin

Blizzard doesn't need an excuse to bring another Warcraft hero into the fray. Heck, it's the flagship franchise for the publisher -- World of Warcraft is still going strong, Hearthstone is Warcraft-tinted, and it just launche...   read

 
 
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Medivh is one tricky asshole in Heroes of the Storm

Very few characters come into Heroes of the Storm and severely shake up the meta. Sure, you have powerhouses like Li Ming and Tracer that get banned often near their launch, but it's rare to see a support or otherwise entirely unique role e...   read

 
 
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Chromie is the glass cannon I never knew I wanted

Heroes of the Storm is filled to the brim with casters. Kael'thas, following a series of nerfs, has once again risen to prominence due to a recent buff, Nazeebo continues his reign near the top of the winrate charts, and Li-Ming i...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 


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The 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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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I'm undecided when it comes to Greymane

Greymane has hit Heroes of the Storm today, entering the arena as the only Worgen character -- the werewolf-like race of Warcraft fame. After an afternoon of giving him a shot though, I'm not super jazzed about fitting him into my...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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League of Legends' Kindred sports a killer kit and beautiful design

It's getting to the point where I'm starting to get lost when selecting a Champion in League of Legends. Sure, the newest kid on the block, Kindred, has a giant floating mask for an icon and the list is in alphabetical order, but with 127 c...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Lt. Morales is the dedicated healer Heroes of the Storm 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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Quick thoughts on Heroes of the Storm's Monk and new Infernal Shrines level

Blizzard has unleashed a host of new changes onto the public test realm (PTR) for Heroes of the Storm, including a new character (Kharazim the Monk) and a new map (Infernal Shrines). I had a chance to take them both for a spin, and although...   read

 
 
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Leoric is a unique addition to the entire MOBA genre

Today, Blizzard dropped Leoric the Skeleton King, the newest addition to Heroes of the Storm. He's a melee Warrior with one very intriguing trait, and has a heavy amount of lore to draw upon from the Diablo series. In short, he's a per...   read

 
 
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League of Legend's Tahm Kench is hard to play, but rewarding

Despite its tenacity in the past, Riot Games hasn't added a lot of Champions to League of Legends' roster this year. You have Bard in March, Ekko in June, and now, Tahm Kench this month -- that's it. Having said all that, all three hav...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm's Butcher is another great inclusion

Heroes of the Storm has just kicked off its Eternal Conflict event, which will bring more Diablo-related content into the game over the course of the next few months. Characters, mounts, and a new level are a part of the celebrations, with ...   read

 
 
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League of Legends roundup: Azir, Kalista, Rek'Sai, Bard, and Ekko

It's been an eventful past six months for League of Legends. While I've been covering new Champions since 2013, I slipped a bit since Gnar late in 2014, as a few other major MMOs as well as fellow MOBA Heroes of the Storm cau...   read

 
 
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Some quick thoughts on League of Legends' Braum and Gnar

I've been covering every new League of Legends champion for over a year now, but ever since Braum dropped, I haven't had the chance to really get in and play as many ranked games as I would have liked due to a few other obligations. Bu...   read

 
 
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