Blizzard News


Making a Hearthstone Card: Exploring Un'Goro with Elise

By Steve Watts, Apr 11, 2017 9:30am PDT

We take a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process and rejected designs for the new Hearthstone Legendary card, Elise the Trailblazer.


Leaked Overwatch Trailer Reveals 'Insurrection' Event Details

By Steve Watts, Apr 10, 2017 12:35pm PDT

The team is going back seven years to a controversial mission against the Omnic threat. Also, new skins!


Hearthstone Journey to Un'Goro Card Reviews (Part 3)

By Steve Watts, Apr 03, 2017 9:00am PDT

We start wrapping up our Hearthstone 'Journey to Un'Goro' card reviews in anticipation of this Thursday's release.


Heroes of the Storm's Kaeo Milker on Going From 'Great Game' to 'Great Free-to-Play Game'

By Steve Watts, Mar 29, 2017 12:30pm PDT

Heroes of the Storm is kicking off its '2.0 Update' with a huge overhaul to how players earn items and level up their characters. I talked with producer Kaeo Milker about the transition, esports, free-to-play, and more.


Heroes of the Storm '2.0' Update Gives a New Free-to-Play Foundation

By Steve Watts, Mar 29, 2017 8:00am PDT

A totally revised progression ramp, Loot Chests, new rewards to collect, and more are all currently available in open beta.


"Medivh has like a 37% win unless you queue in organized play. One of the hardest heroes to play ..."

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Hearthstone Journey to Un'Goro Card Reviews (Part 2)

By Steve Watts, Mar 27, 2017 10:00am PDT

Another full week of card reveals including a subtle new mechanic with the Elemental tribe.


StarCraft Remastered Confirmed, Bringing Original to 4K

By Steve Watts, Mar 26, 2017 7:00am PDT

The original StarCraft is getting quite a facelift, along with some new bells and whistles, but the original gameplay is staying perfectly intact.


"I don't get why they're releasing this... StarCraft Remastered already exists and it's called ..."

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Almost a Quarter of Overwatch PC Players Use Integrated GPUs

By Jason Faulkner, Mar 16, 2017 12:40pm PDT

A whopping 22% of PC Overwatch players are gaming on an integrated GPU.


"Ugh Blizzard. Giving an advantage to players with better hardware, so unfair"

- Tchest see all 10 comments

Blizzard Asks For $8.5 Million in Motion Against Hack-Maker Bossland

By Jason Faulkner, Mar 16, 2017 9:50am PDT

Blizzard seeks $8.5 million against cheat and hack distributor Bossland citing DMCA breach.


"Whoa it's an actual sueable entity not some random guy online"

- bolneze see all 2 comments

Hearthstone Draws Interest From Swedish Politician, Who Starts Livestream

By John Keefer, Mar 13, 2017 4:35pm PDT

Twitch is a great way to get to 'where the people are,' Rickard Nordin said.


Hearthstone's Arena Getting Big Changes This Month

By Steve Watts, Feb 23, 2017 10:20am PST

More major changes hitting Blizzard's digital CCG, this time to the draft-based Arena.


Chaos Ensues As Cheaters Are Matched Up With Pro Overwatch Players

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 17, 2017 8:40am PST

Here is a cautionary tale that proves Overwatch cheaters never prosper. 


"FYI He begins talking about an account bought by a cheater at the 1h18m mark."

- Lunatic Angelic see all 10 comments

Hearthstone Marks 2017 as the 'Year of the Mammoth'

By Steve Watts, Feb 16, 2017 9:45am PST

Blizzard has taken the wraps off this year's plans for Hearthstone, with more cards, major changes to Standard, and a new Rogue.


"i disagree. it's probably my favorite card ever. you can build a million decks around him. he ..."

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Hearthstone Update to Fix Ladder System, Nerf Cards

By Steve Watts, Feb 14, 2017 10:15am PST

An update due later this month aims to make ladder less tedious and slow down the aggressive metagame.


"Alright, so that’s two (1) drops nerfed, how bout the other ten or so that are on par with (2) ..."

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Diablo 3 PTR Patch 2.5.0 is Adds Armory, Improves Sorting

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 02, 2017 7:35am PST

You can try the upcoming Diablo 3 patch now on the Public Test Region.


"I used to love this game, but I just don't have the time for it anymore. :/ But I still like to ..."

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