Heroes of the Storm

PC / Strategy / Release: TBA / ESRB: RP

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StarCraft's Zagara joins Heroes of the Storm [Update]

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StarCraft's Zagara joins Heroes of the Storm [Update]

Update: The Technical Alpha's latest patch notes have been included and can be found here.

Original story: Heroes of the Storm has seen an ample number of Warcraft representation in recent weeks. Now it's time to get some more StarCraft characters into the Blizzard MOBA. More specifically, the Technical Alpha's next update will throw in more Zerg in the form of StarCraft 2's Zagara.

Watch: Zagara's 'Heroes' debut »

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Heroes of the Storm adding 'Underdog Bonus' for balance

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Heroes of the Storm adding 'Underdog Bonus' for balance

Adventurers that have been playing through Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm have made their voices heard, regarding the game's current bonus trickle XP system. The mechanic that would help slightly boost XP for teams that have fallen behind is being sent back to the drawing board in favor of a new idea called the 'Underdog Bonus.'

Read more: Systems not final »

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Heroes of the Storm spotlights Warcraft's Muradin

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Heroes of the Storm spotlights Warcraft's Muradin

Heroes of the Storm is spotlighting another character from the Warcraft universe this week. The mighty (and diminutive) Muradin is another formidable member of the growing MOBA roster, as the game's latest trailer will attest to.

Watch: Muradin charges into battle »

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Chatty Twitch Highlights 20: Racing with Mario Kart 8 and... Arma 3?

Chatty Twitch Highlights 20: Racing with Mario Kart 8 and... Arma 3?

Shacknews and Chatty are ready to end May 2014 with the most epic of video game pasttimes: karts. If you think that means Mario Kart 8... you're mostly right. Indeed, Chatty got into Mario's return to the raceway, but the karting goes beyond Nintendo. Arma 3 got in on the kart action, as well, and Chatty wasn't about to pass that up.

Here's a compilation of some of the best Shacknews Twitch highlights for the week of May 31, 2014.

Watch: This week's streams »

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Heroes of the Storm adds Murky

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Heroes of the Storm adds Murky

For a Blizzard game, Heroes of the Storm seems to be lacking murlocs. But fear not, because the childlike Murky is riding in to fill the requisite murloc quota for Blizzard's upcoming MOBA. Originally unveiled at PAX East, this murloc is far from the jovial dancing amphibian you remember from his World of Warcraft days.

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Heroes of the Storm gets four more heroes

Heroes of the Storm gets four more heroes

Blizzard held a panel for Heroes of the Storm at PAX East earlier today. The upcoming MOBA, which is currently in Technical Alpha, is slated to receive some new additions, including four new heroes.

Read more: The latest to join the fight »

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Heroes of the Storm details weekly free hero rotation

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Heroes of the Storm details weekly free hero rotation

Blizzard has revealed some new details on how hero selection will work for its upcoming MOBA, Heroes of the Storm. A select number of heroes will be available to play for free, with a new batch of free heroes being made playable after a weekly rotation.

Read more: Extra slot unlocked through gameplay »

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Heroes of the Storm welcomes StarCraft 2's Tychus

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Heroes of the Storm welcomes StarCraft 2's Tychus

Heroes of the Storm is adding a new character to its expanding roster and is welcoming in StarCraft II's renegade outlaw, Tychus Findlay. The Terran Marine will serve in the Assassin role, like Diablo's Valla and Warcraft's Falstad.

Watch: 'Hell, it's about time' »

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Watch a full 15-minute Heroes of the Storm match

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Watch a full 15-minute Heroes of the Storm match

Blizzard has gone to great lengths to make sure its entry to the MOBA genre, Heroes of the Storm, is accessible to players of any experience level. That's all well and good, but how does it play competitively? Blizzard's developers recently took to the HotS arena, where game director Dustin Browder and Kevin Knocke provide commentary and an insight into how the new MOBA will operate in a competitive atmosphere.

Watch: The action from Dragon Shire »

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Heroes of the Storm set to begin 'Technical Alpha'

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Heroes of the Storm set to begin 'Technical Alpha'

While Blizzard has already begun taking beta sign-ups for the upcoming MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, the publisher acknowledges that the large-scale crossover of the company's many franchises still needs a lot of work. To that end, Blizzard has announced that the game would be going through a Technical Alpha period, with a small number of players being invited to help out with this "very early" testing stage.

Read more: No NDA attached »

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Heroes of the Storm preview: storming the MOBA gates

Heroes of the Storm preview: storming the MOBA gates

For years, MMORPGs had to compete with the behemoth known as World of Warcraft and even the biggest games would fall at its feet. Now Blizzard finds itself going against giants, as its new MOBA Heroes of the Storm attempts to compete with the likes of Dota 2 and League of Legends. I got to go hands-on with Blizzard's foray into the MOBA space at Blizzcon and I'm pleased to say that it fits into the genre well, while also adding in some neat new mechanics and a number of the studio's most recognizable characters.

Read more: Team leveling and skill-specific heroes »

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Blizzard could add dormant franchise characters to Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard could add dormant franchise characters to Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm will release with 18 characters, running the gamut from Blizzard's ongoing properties, like World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Starcraft. Of course, that won't be the final number, as Blizzard is aiming to release more characters throughout the game's development. However, the studio also acknowledges that it has more than 20 years of history to pull from and hints at the possibility of characters from long-dormant franchises joining the fray, as well.

Read more: Lost Vikings? »

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How Heroes of the Storm aims to attract MOBA beginners

How Heroes of the Storm aims to attract MOBA beginners

Perhaps more than any other, the MOBA genre can be the hardest for beginners to grasp. Part of that is because of the hardcore, dedicated communities surrounding the genre's two most recognizable names: Dota 2 and League of Legends. So how does Blizzard's upcoming entry, Heroes of the Storm, hope to appeal to the novice?

Read more: Team leveling explained »

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How maps evolved into battlegrounds in Heroes of the Storm

How maps evolved into battlegrounds in Heroes of the Storm

From the moment the first oddball trailer released, fans could tell that Heroes of the Storm would be something substantially different than how it was first conceived. The former "Blizzard DOTA" has come a long way since its origins as a Starcraft 2 mod, something that Blizzard art director Sam "Samwise" Didier attributes to its approach to the battlefield.

Read more: Battlegrounds described »

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Heroes of the Storm (formerly Blizzard DOTA) beta opens

Heroes of the Storm (formerly Blizzard DOTA) beta opens

You can now join the beta for the game formerly known as Blizzard DOTA. Heroes of the Storm will have you playing as various heroes from Blizzard's various franchises. "Thrall, Kerrigan, Diablo, Arthas, Zeratul, Tyrael—they're all here and ready to test their might in the forge of eternal combat. Who will stand with you in battle? Select your favorites from more than 20 years of Blizzard games," Blizzard teased in today's announce.

If you want a sneak peek at the game, you can sign up for the beta right here.

Watch: gameplay and cinematic trailers »

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