Blizzard Entertainment News


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.


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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.


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Overwatch: Hands-on at BlizzCon 2014

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 08, 2014 8:00am PST

Blizzard debuted an all-new IP during yesterday's BlizzCon opening ceremonies. Shortly afterwards, Shacknews went hands-on.


"I think I'm waiting to see how well Heroes of the Storm works coming out of alpha and into beta ..."

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Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm Closed Beta coming in early 2015

By Josh Hawkins, Nov 07, 2014 12:00pm PST

Blizzard's upcoming MOBA, Heroes of the Storm is set to enter closed beta in early 2015.


Blizzard Entertainment announces new game 'Overwatch'

By Daniel Perez, Nov 07, 2014 11:48am PST

Blizzard Entertainment has announced a new video game called "Overwatch."


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Hearthstone gets 'Goblins vs Gnomes' expansion in December

By Daniel Perez, Nov 07, 2014 11:32am PST

Blizzard announced during its Blizzcon event the first expansion for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft called Goblins vs Gnomes.


"The arena reward was my concern. That is good to hear. Thanks for the update."

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World of Warcraft documentary premiering Saturday at Blizzcon

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 05, 2014 10:30am PST

Blizzard will debut the documentary World of Warcraft: Looking for Group this Saturday, live from BlizzCon and watchable from the event stream.


Hearthstone bot maker shuts down following bans

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 03, 2014 1:00pm PST

Crawlerbots, the leading creator of Hearthstone bots, has shut down in the wake of Blizzard's crackdown.


Heroes of the Storm adds three Hallow's End skins

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 17, 2014 1:40pm PDT

Even a game in its technical alpha can celebtate the October holidays.


"I mean, I'm not saying #GamerGate has any legitimacy, but advertising seasonal hats for a game ..."

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World of Warcraft 6.0.2 patch brings improved character models today

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 14, 2014 1:30pm PDT

Blizzard isn't just tweaking World of Warcraft in preparation for Warlords of Draenor. Today's patch revamps the game's character models across all races.


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