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Destiny 2 Preview: Rebuilding on a Firm Foundation

By Steve Watts, May 18, 2017 4:18pm PDT

While refined in all the right ways, Destiny 2's first gameplay reveal didn't come with any surprises—and that's both good and bad.

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"Good stuff. I just hope the bosses and such in the PvE game aren't so bullet-spongey this time ..."

- Entity see all 3 comments

Overwatch Joins Activision Blizzard's Billion-Dollar Club

By John Keefer, May 05, 2017 12:15pm PDT

One billion dollars. Dr. Evil would be so proud.

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"Their CG has been topnotch since ever. I sometimes enjoy their videos more than the games ..."

- ChiefSquattingBear see all 29 comments

Here's When Video Game Companies Will Release Their Q1 Earnings Reports

By Asif Khan, Apr 24, 2017 1:00pm PDT

Looking to invest in gaming stocks? We have you covered from Activision to Zynga!

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"Yeah, I wanted to keep this an informational guide. I can break out individual stocks into ..."

- the man with the briefcase see all 19 comments

Making a Hearthstone Card: Exploring Un'Goro with Elise

By Steve Watts, Apr 11, 2017 9:30am PDT

We take a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process and rejected designs for the new Hearthstone Legendary card, Elise the Trailblazer.

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Hearthstone Journey to Un'Goro Card Reviews (Part 3)

By Steve Watts, Apr 03, 2017 9:00am PDT

We start wrapping up our Hearthstone 'Journey to Un'Goro' card reviews in anticipation of this Thursday's release.

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Destiny 2 is Showing What First One Never Had: Humor, and a Goal

By Steve Watts, Mar 30, 2017 11:45am PDT

Bungie's marketing so far shows signs that it's learned from its storytelling mistakes.

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"I never played halo on pc. How does it work. The console games are so reliant on fixed turn ..."

- Mcvittie see all 44 comments

Heroes of the Storm's Kaeo Milker on Going From 'Great Game' to 'Great Free-to-Play Game'

By Steve Watts, Mar 29, 2017 12:30pm PDT

Heroes of the Storm is kicking off its '2.0 Update' with a huge overhaul to how players earn items and level up their characters. I talked with producer Kaeo Milker about the transition, esports, free-to-play, and more.

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Heroes of the Storm '2.0' Update Gives a New Free-to-Play Foundation

By Steve Watts, Mar 29, 2017 8:00am PDT

A totally revised progression ramp, Loot Chests, new rewards to collect, and more are all currently available in open beta.

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"Medivh has like a 37% win unless you queue in organized play. One of the hardest heroes to play ..."

- Nighteyes see all 16 comments

Hearthstone Update to Fix Ladder System, Nerf Cards

By Steve Watts, Feb 14, 2017 10:15am PST

An update due later this month aims to make ladder less tedious and slow down the aggressive metagame.

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"Alright, so that’s two (1) drops nerfed, how bout the other ten or so that are on par with (2) ..."

- Goodkatt see all 5 comments

Activision Blizzard Creates New Consumer Products Division

By John Keefer, Feb 02, 2017 9:38am PST

Apparently, the company's franchises need to be further ingrained into the consumer mentality.

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"agreed; I dunno why I wrote "nearly" when I meant to say "over""

- Amusatron see all 4 comments

Overwatch teases 'Year of the Rooster' in-game event

By Steve Watts, Jan 19, 2017 6:20am PST

Overwatch's next batch of skins and doodads appears themed after the Chinese New Year.

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"Yeah you can purchase them while the event is active. They are often super expensive though so ..."

- chungathebunga see all 16 comments

Hearthstone: Making the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan

By Steve Watts, Dec 21, 2016 9:00am PST

We take an inside look at the creation of Hearthstone's latest expansion, Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, with Blizzard designer Matt Place and art director Ben Thompson.

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Physical sales of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare dropped 50 percent compared to Black Ops 3

By David Craddock, Dec 09, 2016 1:09pm PST

Activision's shares fell, and analysts believe lower-than-expected Call of Duty sales could be at least partially to blame.

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"Why do they keep rebooting this shit? What was wrong with the one with Emma Stone?"

- abrasion see all 13 comments

Hearthstone 'Mean Streets of Gadgetzan' Card Reviews (Part 5)

By Steve Watts, Nov 29, 2016 7:00am PST

We finalize our in-depth look at the upcoming Hearthstone 'Mean Streets of Gadgetzan' expansion with all the rest, just before its release this Thursday!

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Here are All of Hearthstone's 'Mean Streets of Gadgetzan' Cards

By Shack Staff, Nov 28, 2016 12:20pm PST

Check out the full line-up of revealed cards for the upcoming Hearthstone expansion, Mean Streets of Gadgetzan.

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