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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.


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

- Volatris see all 8 comments

Diablo 3 2.1.1 patch adjusts Kadala rates and pet durability

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 23, 2014 2:30pm PDT

Blizzard has deployed the latest Diablo 3 patch, aimed at adding a few quality of life boosts.


"Watch me still lose another 20k shards trying to get a Taskers for my DH."

- eorlas see all 3 comments

Opinion: How Hearthstone may have killed a Titan

By Steve Watts, Sep 23, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Blizzard has finally pulled the plug on Project Titan, and it's likely in part because Hearthstone taught the company some valuable lessons.


"They were made Condor, who were renamed to Blizzard North when Blizzard bought them. Then let ..."

- Mr. Goodwrench see all 56 comments

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.


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

- Sephiras see all 133 comments

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.


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

- fadetofunk see all 5 comments

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.


"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.


"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.


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

- Halen see all 7 comments

Diablo 3 2.10 patch will tweak summoned pets durability

By Daniel Perez, Sep 15, 2014 10:05am PDT

Summoned pets will be a bit more durable in Diablo 3's upcoming 2.10 patch.


"Or the GPU melting part where the big blue spirit orb is located at the begining of act V."

- Longgshot see all 19 comments

Hearthstone making balance changes to Leeroy Jenkins, Starving Buzzard

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 11, 2014 6:40pm PDT

Leeroy's reign of terror is over! (Well... ok, not really 'over,' so much as 'slightly tempered.')


"It's probably just coincedence, but five games in a row without facing a Hunter today. won them ..."

- skinlab133 see all 28 comments

World of Warcraft video tells Grommash's tale of will

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 05, 2014 12:50pm PDT

Grommash Hellscream is the strongest-willed warrior in all of Azeroth, but even he once found himself facing overwhelming odds.


"I think they're well done, the full CGI treatment would be way to much work and money"

- bolneze see all 13 comments

Blizzard, PlayStation Network, and more under wide DDoS attack [Update: FBI now investigating]

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 24, 2014 2:42am PDT

A group of hackers have come forward and claimed responsibility for ongoing DDoS attack.


"I know earlier in the week there were issues with Arenanet and the servers for Guild Wars 2, ..."

- Joshua Hawkins see all 94 comments

Hearthstone: Naxxramas - Chatty's best card combinations (Construct Quarter/Frostwyrm Lair)

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 22, 2014 11:00am PDT

We wrap up our look at Chatty's best card combinations for Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas with some simple combos and... Thaddius.


Hearthstone 'Curse of Naxxramas': The AfterNaxx interview

By Steve Watts, Aug 21, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Hearthstone's "Curse of Naxxramas" expansion has come to a close, and Shacknews talked to Blizzard's Eric Dodds and Jason Chayes about how it started, how it's already impacting the game, and what it's teaching the studio for the future.


"Yeah, the Paladin challenge felt much more luck-based than the others. I get that it's about ..."

- SporkyReeve see all 6 comments

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls UEE is Blizzard's best console port yet

By Robert Workman, Aug 21, 2014 11:30am PDT

Blizzard takes to the consoles once again with Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition, and it's the company's best outside of the PCs so far. We take a look at what makes it so special.


"Great game, although based on how mush PS4 branding i saw i was surprised it was out on XB1 to. "

- GBurke59 see all 8 comments