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Hearthstone: Why I Play Druid

By Ozzie Mejia, May 30, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Hearthstone is out now on both PC and iPad. With new players joining the battle each day, Shacknews is closely examining each of the game's nine classes and learning how to play with all of them from the perspective of Chatty. Next up is Malfurion Stormrage, the Druid.

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"One of the few effective counters to this, appropriately enough, is the Druid's Naturalize spell."

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Hearthstone: Why I Play Paladin

By Ozzie Mejia, May 23, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Hearthstone is out now on both PC and iPad. With new players joining the battle each day, Shacknews is closely examining each of the game's nine classes and learning how to play with all of them from the perspective of Chatty. Next up is Uther Lightbringer, the Paladin.

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"Special thanks to azenmaster, digital_d, skankcore and anyone else than offered their Paladin ..."

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Heroes of the Storm adds Murky

By Ozzie Mejia, May 22, 2014 2:00pm PDT

The third of four Heroes revealed at PAX East has joined the Heroes of the Storm roster, as Murky rides in to represent the murlocs.

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Hearthstone: Why I Play Warrior

By Ozzie Mejia, May 17, 2014 1:15pm PDT

Hearthstone is out now on both PC and iPad. With new players joining the battle each day, Shacknews is closely examining each of the game's nine classes and learning how to play with all of them from the perspective of Chatty. Next up is Garrosh Hellscream, the Warrior.

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"One interesting thing with the Bloodsail Raider that people often miss is that Warsong Commander ..."

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Diablo 3 celebrating second birthday with loot boosts

By Steve Watts, May 15, 2014 11:45am PDT

Blizzard is celebrating Diablo 3's second birthday with double Rift Fragments and a boost to legendary item drops for a limited time.

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"And it has been lovely! Got my DH to T1 comfortably, finally. More XP would be nice so I can ..."

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Diablo 3 'Ultimate Evil Edition' bringing Reaper of Souls to PS3, PS4, 360, and Xbox One

By Steve Watts, May 12, 2014 9:00am PDT

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls "Ultimate Evil Edition" is coming to PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One in August. It will include the Reaper expansion, along with the ability to transfer data from the older console versions.

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Hearthstone: Why I Play Mage

By Ozzie Mejia, May 09, 2014 9:00am PDT

Hearthstone is out now on both PC and iPad. With new players joining the battle each day, Shacknews is closely examining each of the game's nine classes and learning how to play with all of them from the perspective of Chatty. First up is Jaina Proudmoore, the Mage.

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"Cool write-up, can't wait for the others! I completely forgot about Secrets. Mage secrets are ..."

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Hearthstone Hunter too 'dominant' for comfort, says Blizzard

By Steve Watts, May 07, 2014 1:30pm PDT

Blizzard says it found the Hunter in Hearthstone is becoming too dominant, and has made a slight change to one of its most powerful cards to even the odds.

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"The problem with this is that the only health point that matters is the last one. You can nuke ..."

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How Hearthstone benefited from its team being disbanded

By Steve Watts, May 05, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Hearthstone is a bona fide hit, but it may have been a very different game if Blizzard hadn't pulled the team to work on other projects, leaving two employees to iterate by themselves.

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Hearthstone avoided paying 'lip service' to F2P, says Blizzard

By Steve Watts, Apr 29, 2014 9:00am PDT

Hearthstone production director Jason Chayes says the studio worked hard to make sure Hearthstone was genuinely free-to-play, with voluntary purchases instead of a monetization gate.

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"That always seems to be how the best things in life are made. "

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Diablo 3 may get another expansion, Blizzard survey hints

By Steve Watts, Apr 28, 2014 11:00am PDT

A Blizzard survey is gauging interest in another expansion to Diablo 3.

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"I give in. Reinstalling tonight. Another class would be rad. Druid please."

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Chatty Q&A: Blizzard talks Reaper of Souls and the future of Diablo 3

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 24, 2014 9:15am PDT

Diablo III's dev team, led by Production Director John Hight, took time out of their busy schedules to speak to Shacknews about Reaper of Souls, Diablo III's revival on PC, the next big PC patch, the upcoming console versions of Reaper of Souls, the long-awaited PvP mode, an...

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"what Dale responded I didnt even know that a student can get paid $7197 in four weeks on the ..."

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BlizzCon 2014 dated for November, tickets go on sale for $199

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 22, 2014 1:00pm PDT

BlizzCon is returning for yet another year. The eighth convention will take place on November 7 and 8 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California.

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"We should probably start practicing if we're going to enter as a pro HotS team this year."

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Hearthstone 'Fireside Gatherings' to encourage real-life meets

By Steve Watts, Apr 21, 2014 10:30am PDT

Blizzard is encouraging Hearthstone fans to meet up in real-life with "Fireside Gatherings." Participating in one can earn you a special card back.

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"Yeah, I was excited for it but I immediately went back to playing on my PC when I saw how it ran."

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Hearthstone for iPad now available in U.S.

By Steve Watts, Apr 16, 2014 12:35pm PDT

Hearthstone is now available on iPad, Blizzard has announced. Your progress from the PC version carries over, and trying it out on iPad will earn you a free pack of cards.

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"I had the same experience on my Mini. But, with Blizz it's hard to know when the app is trying ..."

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