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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.

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"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.

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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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"I was going to post the same thing this morning; so glad to see it's one of the first comments."

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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.

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

- skankcore see all 17 comments

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.

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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.

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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.

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"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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"I guess I havent played in so long that I can't really see the difference besides the ..."

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Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls on PS4 receives its first major content update today [Update]

By Daniel Perez, Oct 07, 2014 9:40am PDT

Those looking for more content for Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition won't have to look far as a new update released today adds a ton of new content.

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"Good PS4 and X1 will get Patch 2.1 today! Sweet news.. too bad I have to go to the in-laws for ..."

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Physical Hearthstone card game spotted in China

By Daniel Perez, Sep 26, 2014 8:45am PDT

An unofficial physical version of Hearthstone has been spotted in China, and it actually looks playable.

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"Definitely. Manually adjudicating the outcome of each card play would be a real pain. The ..."

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Blizzard scraps Project Titan

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 23, 2014 10:15am PDT

After years of troubled development, Blizzard is opting to scrap their next big MMORPG and move on.

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"I don't think story is really the hurdle for a Warcraft RTS, its that RTS is not mass appeal and ..."

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World of Warcraft video tells Kilrogg's tale of sacrifice

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 19, 2014 11:25am PDT

Kilrogg Deadeye is ready to help lead the Iron Horde in World of Warcraft's upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion. But first, Blizzard would like to tell the tale of how he came to be.

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"Everyone should look at these. Even if you have no interest in WoW. These are some slick ..."

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Hearthstone Leeroy Jenkins/Starving Buzzard changes - the Chatty reaction

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 18, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Hearthstone is set to bring down a big pair of nerfs to Leeroy and Starving Buzzard next week. We ask Chatty how this will affect their game.

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"I agree that buzzard needed a nerf, but almost seems a shame that cult master might be better ..."

- Raspyn see all 13 comments

World of Warcraft to recycle idled character names

By Daniel Perez, Sep 17, 2014 8:30am PDT

Blizzard expects to set the gates open for other players to snag up character names from players who have idled characters.

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"I wish more services would fucking do this, like XBL, Tumblr, PSN, etc"

- abrasion see all 3 comments

Hearthstone reaches 20M players

By Daniel Perez, Sep 16, 2014 7:20am PDT

Hearthstone has now become Blizzard's most popular game, even surpassing World of Warcraft.

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"I think being 100% free from the start has a lot to do with it :)"

- Halen see all 7 comments