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Overwatch characters and maps released post-launch will be free

By Daniel Perez, Dec 08, 2015 7:19am PST

Instead of charging for new characters and maps, Blizzard promises to make them available for free in Overwatch.

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"Blizzard gets benefit of the doubt based on what they've done for the last 20 years"

- Serpico74 see all 26 comments

Heroes of the Storm Black Friday sale offers half-price heroes for two weeks

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 20, 2015 11:40am PST

Blizzard isn't restricting its Heroes of the Storm Black Friday sale to just a single day or even a weekend. It's going to start this Tuesday and run for two whole weeks.

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Shack Reels: Hearthstone League of Explorers - Uldaman (Heroic)

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 20, 2015 11:00am PST

Need some visual aids to go along with our Hearthstone: League of Explorers Heroic guide from yesterday? Watch as we take it to Heroic Scarvash, Mine Cart, and Archaedas in these videos.

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Overwatch will issue a new round of invites for three-day Beta Test Weekend

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 17, 2015 3:48pm PST

Blizzard is going to need some warm bodies for a weekend-long stress test for Overwatch, so be sure to watch your Battle.net account to see if you've made it into the Beta Test Weekend.

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"ah ok. so the roster is whats being compared to a moba? thats not so bad, assuming everything ..."

- technotica see all 9 comments

Heroes of the Storm's Cho'gall now available to prove two heads are better than one

By Daniel Perez, Nov 17, 2015 1:20pm PST

Prepare for trouble. Make it double!

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"huh. I logged in and owned him already? burd#1362 if anyone wants in. "

- the_burd see all 5 comments

StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void sells over 1 million copies on launch day

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 13, 2015 2:58pm PST

Blizzard dared to stare Bethesda's beast in the face on Tuesday and StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void came out with some fairly impressive sales numbers itself, especially given what it was up against.

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"kind of how I felt. I knew getting both made no sense so I felt like SC2 would be spot on and ..."

- FreshwaterAU see all 19 comments

Shack Reels: Hearthstone League of Explorers - The Temple of Orsis (Heroic)

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 13, 2015 11:30am PST

Need some visual aids to go along with our Hearthstone: League of Explorers Heroic guide from yesterday? Watch as we take it to Heroic Zinaar, Sun Raider Phaerix, and Temple Escape in these videos.

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World of Warcraft: Legion producer discusses Demon Hunters, Artifact weapons, PvP, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 12, 2015 1:00pm PST

World of Warcraft is facing a 'Legion' invasion next summer, which will introduce a new storyline and a slew of new features. To learn more about what players can expect to see, Shacknews spoke to production director John Hight during Blizzcon.

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"I'm still torn about what to play for it. Someday I'd like to stick with a class for a long ..."

- VictoriouSecret see all 3 comments

Blizzcon 2015: Butting heads in Heroes of the Storm with Cho'gall, Greymane, and Lunara

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 08, 2015 10:00am PST

Heroes of the Storm is preparing to introduce three new characters, including its most unusual new character to date. Shacknews recently attended Blizzcon and had a chance to try out Greymane, Lunara, and the two-player controlled Cho'gall.

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"Does Lunara say "Ahh, the great outdoors!" when she spawns? I demand this."

- the_burd see all 9 comments

Hearthstone designers talk League of Explorers, Warsong Commander, and Secret Paladin

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 08, 2015 8:00am PST

There was plenty fo talk about on Friday afternoon in regards to Hearthstone's upcoming League of Explorers adventure. But Blizzard's Ben Thompson and Dean Ayala also spoke to Shacknews about the potential for a more permanent co-op mode, the massive Warsong Commander nerf, ...

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StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void lead designer on mission packs and closing the book on a saga

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 07, 2015 2:00pm PST

There's a sense of finality coming with the release of StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. To learn more about what's coming to the game, including mission packs, co-op, and also to touch on the story itself, Shacknews caught up to lead level designer Matt Morris.

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"Same here man. on all points. I love Fallout too but this comes first. I mean Starcraft has been ..."

- FreshwaterAU see all 4 comments

Heroes of the Storm designers discuss Cho'gall, Towers of Doom, and where Overwatch will fit in

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 07, 2015 12:00pm PST

The Heroes of the Storm came with several new announcements at this year's Blizzcon. Shacknews caught up to a few of the game's designers to learn more about the game's new characters, the new Arena mode, the new Towers of Doom battleground, and how the Overwatch characters ...

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"One person picks Cho (warrior) the other picks Gall (assassin) (might be reversed) and it ..."

- BlackCat9 see all 6 comments

Blizzcon 2015: Jumping into Overwatch with Mei, Genji, and D.Va

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 07, 2015 10:00am PST

Blizzard has introduced three new characters to Overwatch and Shacknews recently had a chance to try them all out at this year's Blizzcon.

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"I hope they throw them in the beta soon as I want to play as ALL OF THEM."

- DandySlayer see all 3 comments

Blizzcon 2015: Surviving a Collapsing Temple in Hearthstone's 'The League of Explorers'

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 07, 2015 8:00am PST

Hearthstone's next single-player adventure is set to release on Thursday and one of its wings will feature a completely different kind of battle, one against the very environment. To see how this battle went down, Shacknews tried it out at this year's Blizzcon.

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World of Warcraft: Legion intro cinematic faces the Burning Legion

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 06, 2015 12:11pm PST

Blizzard has unveiled the intro cinematic for World of Warcraft: Legion, which sees the Alliance and Horde take aim at the dreaded Burning Legion.

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"If they follow through well on their plans for rift-like dungeons, there may be no need to raid! "

- FlatlineDixay see all 14 comments