Blizzard Entertainment News


Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes class combos to look out for (part 1)

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 17, 2014 12:00pm PST

With Goblins vs. Gnomes out now, Shacknews begins examining some class-specific combos to look out for.


PSA: Hearthstone now available on Android

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 15, 2014 4:30pm PST

The wait is over for Android tablet owners. Hearthstone is out now.


"It's currently only available to people in Canada, Australia and New Zealand; but they said a ..."

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Shack Reels: Top 10 Warcraft characters

By Shack Staff, Dec 10, 2014 3:00pm PST

Blizzard has constructed a rich mythos over the past couple of decades, so let's take a look at 10 of the best characters from the Warcraft universe.


"Solid list! I would have liked to see Grom on there but I'm not sure who would get bumped off to ..."

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Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes - a card pack breakdown

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 08, 2014 3:00pm PST

Shacknews wasted no time in opening a handful of Hearthstone: Goblins vs. Gnomes card packs. Watch our breakdown of each individual card.


PSA: Hearthstone 'Goblins vs. Gnomes' cards now available in Arena

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 04, 2014 12:28pm PST

Can't wait for Monday's Hearthstone expansion. You can now get Goblins vs. Gnomes cards right now in Arena mode and Blizzard will even spot you your first Arena run for no charge.


"I just played the free arena round with some new cards... Wow, this is going to be a completely ..."

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Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes goes live on December 8

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 02, 2014 2:12pm PST

The next big expansion for Hearthstone goes live in less than a week.


"Awesome! I love free packs. Supposedly you can get another one if you try the Android version too."

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Hearthstone issues nerfs to Gadgetzan Auctioneer, Soulfire, and Flare

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 02, 2014 10:25am PST

He's got the best deals anywhere! But they're going to cost a little more now.


"Soulfire change is kind of surprising. Doesn't feel like it was the problem with the deck. "

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Heroes of the Storm update adds Jaina and Christmas skins

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 02, 2014 10:05am PST

The newest technical alpha update for Heroes of the Storm is adding a new heroine, along with a few new extra additions.


"Jaina is really fun! Unfortunately, they haven't removed Murky from the game yet. Looking ..."

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Chatty Video Q&A: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 20, 2014 3:10pm PST

While Shacknews was at Blizzcon, we made sure to shoot over some of Chatty's best questions to Hearthstone software engineer Rachelle Davis, regarding the upcoming Goblins vs. Gnomes expansion.


Chatty Video Q&A: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 18, 2014 3:00pm PST

Shacknews recently hit Blizzcon and spoke to World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor lead game designer Cory Stockton. During the event, we pitched over several questions from our Chatty community about transmog, raids, and the overall philosophy shift between Mists of Pandar...


World of Warcraft North American servers suffer DDoS attack

By Daniel Perez, Nov 14, 2014 8:00am PST

Blizzard has confirmed the North American servers for World of Warcraft suffered from a DDoS attack.


"TBC had everyone horde/alliance in the same zone. it was also a disaster on launch day. "

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Hearthstone engineer talks eSports and Spectator mode

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2014 12:15pm PST

The second part of our interview with Hearthstone software engineer takes a look at a few more cards to look out for in Goblins vs. Gnomes, as well as Hearthstone's rise in the eSports scene.


Hearthstone engineer talks Goblins vs. Gnomes and the ongoing bot problem

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 10, 2014 12:00pm PST

Shacknews took time out during BlizzCon to speak to Heathstone software engineer Rachelle Davis about the upcoming Goblins vs. Gnomes expansion, the bot sitaution, and whether Hearthstone could ever become a physical game.


"Bots exist because the incentive to play more games is so tied to the reward mechanism. The ..."

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StarCraft 2 lead artist discusses Legacy of the Void's art design

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 10, 2014 11:00am PST

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void is primed to complete the SC2 story and lead artist Allen Dilling walks Shacknews through some of the game's art design.


Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes: Hands-on at BlizzCon 2014

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 08, 2014 10:00am PST

Blizzard is ready to unleash 120 new cards onto Hearthstone next month. Shacknews went hands-on and what we saw has us raising a few eyebrows.


"I was thrown by that description, too, but the real description pops up whenever you mouse over ..."

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