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Hearthstone Update 9.1 Nerfs Innervate, Fiery War Axe, and More Today

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 18, 2017 12:05pm PDT

Innervate's reign of terror has come to an end.


Heroes of the Storm Video Takes Aim at Overwatch's Ana

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 18, 2017 10:55am PDT

The next Heroes of the Storm spotlight video takes a look at Overwatch sniper Ana and what she'll be able to do inside the Nexus.


Heroes of the Storm Invades Overwatch's Volskaya Foundry; Ana & Junkrat Coming Soon

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 15, 2017 11:55am PDT

Heroes of the Storm is getting a new battleground based in the Overwatch world, along with two more Overwatch characters.


Play Overwatch Free After Junkertown Launch On Xbox One, PC, and PS4

By Charles Singletary, Sep 14, 2017 3:50pm PDT

The weekend after Junkertown goes live, Blizzard is having a Global free weekend across platforms.


Overwatch Game Director on Toxicity: 'If You Are a Bad Person... We Don't Want You'

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 14, 2017 9:30am PDT

Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan spoke on behalf of the Overwatch development team on Wednesday in addressing the game's growing toxicity problem.


"It's funny I mean I played multiplayer games 95% of the time all through most of my 20's and ..."

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Overwatch Goes Behind the Scenes with Junkertown Design Video

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 12, 2017 1:15pm PDT

Junkertown's arrival is a week away, so the Overwatch developers offer a behind-the-scenes look at the map's design.


Former 'Tonight Show' studio becomes new Blizzard Arena esports venue

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 07, 2017 9:45am PDT

Blizzard has found a new home for esports in Burbank and will open its doors in October for the Hearthstone Championship Summer Tour Championship.


"I believe this is their second arena, after the MLG acquisition a few years ago they opened one ..."

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Hearthstone - Analyzing the Update 9.1 nerfs and changes

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 06, 2017 11:00am PDT

Blizzard teased some changes for Druid players, but wound up taking a whack at several Hearthstone staples. Shacknews offers up some analysis on what's set to change.


World of Warcraft 7.3 Update Takes the Fight to Argus Today

By John Keefer, Aug 29, 2017 10:25am PDT

The Legion homeworld is the focus of the latest patch, which adds a new dungeon, invasion points and new world quests in preparation for the a new raid, Antorus, the Burning Throne.


"Is anyone editing these articles? "Servers were supposed to be down until 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET, ..."

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Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne - How to beat the Lich King

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 25, 2017 1:00pm PDT

Blizzard saved its biggest single-player Hearthstone battle for Knights of the Frozen Throne for last. The Lich King won't go down easy (mostly because he cheats), so Shacknews is here to help.


Blizzard Is Testing Major Mercy And D.Va Changes In Overwatch PTR

By Charles Singletary, Aug 24, 2017 12:55pm PDT

Mercy's resurrection is a cool down ability targeting individual characters but her new ult turns her into a healing force to be reckoned with.


"I like that, makes her more than just a healer really. that's fun. "

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Overwatch's Rise and Shine Animated Short is a Mei Origin Story

By John Keefer, Aug 23, 2017 12:30pm PDT

The sole survivor of Ecopoint Antarctica finds out Overwatch has been disbanded, and answers Winston's call to help.


"That was pretty good. Tho I liked the junkrat/roadhog short better."

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Hearthstone's Hearth and Home Trailer is a Musicfest for Newbies

By John Keefer, Aug 23, 2017 11:40am PDT

Players know all about the game, but this new little song and dance is aimed at new players curious about what to expect.


"I think the singing was intentionally bad tavern folk. Maybe I'm giving them too much credit, ..."

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Starcraft 2's Next Major Multiplayer Patch Addresses Underused Units

By Charles Singletary, Aug 22, 2017 12:35pm PDT

There will be redesigned units across all three races and the resource economy will be rebalanced to allow easier comebacks.


In New Overwatch Junkertown Map, Two Teams Enter, One Team Leaves

By John Keefer, Aug 21, 2017 12:25pm PDT

Just need Tina Turner voicing the Queen and a Mel Gibson-lookalike to complete the Max Max comparison.