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E3 2015: Starcraft 2: Whispers of Oblivion free to all players

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 16, 2015 8:23pm PDT

Blizzard announced today that Whispers of Oblivion, a new three part mission set, will be free to all players.

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Hearthstone introducing new 'Tavern Brawl' mode

By Steve Watts, Jun 10, 2015 9:25am PDT

An upcoming patch will bring competitions with special rule sets to Blizzard's popular card game, along with some other notable changes.

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Warcraft movie shows off Orgrim Doomhammer

By Tad Huempfner, May 18, 2015 1:10pm PDT

The Warcraft movie from Legendary Pictures has released its first look at the warchief leader Orgrim Doomhammer.

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"Tad is our promising young upstart and new Shacknews intern for the summer. He might pop into ..."

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Diablo 3 celebrates third birthday by unleashing the Cowpocalypse

By Daniel Perez, May 15, 2015 7:15am PDT

Don't worry, there's still no cow level.

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"Random npc spawn that opens a portal to a "cow level" when killed."

- daedraug see all 3 comments

Blizzard holding first Heroes of the Storm tournament at BlizzCon 2015

By Daniel Perez, May 14, 2015 9:00am PDT

Blizzard has announced it will be holding a tournament for Heroes of the Storm during this year's Blizzcon with over $1.2 million in cash and prizes up for grabs.

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"This game is in open beta next week if anybody didn't know. I'd definitely recommend it to any ..."

- Zek see all 2 comments

Heroes of the Storm welcomes Warcraft's Kael'thas Sunstrider

By Daniel Perez, May 06, 2015 8:45am PDT

The Lord of the Blood Elves himself will be a playable character in Heroes of the Storm.

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"Wait so is blizzard going to copy valve's cosmetic model? Like there is no reason for content ..."

- thecatinthehat see all 3 comments

Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm MOBA launches June 2

By Daniel Perez, Apr 20, 2015 6:35am PDT

Blizzard has announced its MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, will finally be launching this June.

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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft now available on iPhone and Android phones

By Daniel Perez, Apr 14, 2015 12:10pm PDT

Get ready to have a completely dead battery after losing hours to playing Hearthstone.

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"HOT TIP: The Amazon App Store is actually a really good platform to get it on, because sometimes ..."

- SporkyReeve see all 8 comments

StarCraft 2 Legacy of the Void Closed Beta Impressions: Archon Mode

By Steven Wong, Apr 13, 2015 1:00pm PDT

One of the biggest features coming to StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void is the cooperative Archon mode, where two players take control of the same base. The mode is accessible in the closed beta, and we try our hand at cooperating. If only we weren't our own worst enemies. Che...

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"Think you have Seige in the 1st sentence of the 5th paragraph. "

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StarCraft 2 Legacy Of The Void GDC 2015 Interview

By Shack Staff, Mar 25, 2015 5:30pm PDT

At GDC 2015, Blizzard Entertainment revealed the new Protoss unit as well as new maps scheduled to release with the upcoming Legacy of the Void expansion.

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StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void enters Closed Beta on March 31st

By Steven Wong, Mar 18, 2015 12:26pm PDT

StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void will start its closed beta on March 31st, giving participants the chance to try out the new units and experience the two-player cooperative Archon mode. 

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"But given how different the single player units are to the MP units they can be developed ..."

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World of Warcraft will allow players to buy game time using in-game gold

By Daniel Perez, Mar 02, 2015 11:22am PST

With this change, World of Warcraft can now be accessed without having to spend a single penny.

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"No kidding ^^^ WOW may be the most successful game of all time if you think of what it has done ..."

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World of Warcraft patch 6.1 unleashes selfies on Feb. 24

By Daniel Perez, Feb 18, 2015 7:15am PST

World of Warcraft's latest major patch will be hitting next Tuesday, so make sure you prepare for the selfie explosion!

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"I'm bummed that there's really no incentive for me to PvP long term now. I've done it to get 620 ..."

- Head Rush see all 17 comments

Heroes of the Storm celebrates Valentine's Day with limited bundle

By Daniel Perez, Feb 13, 2015 12:05pm PST

Valentine's Day is nearly upon us, which is why Blizzard has decided to make a special bundle available for a limited time.

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"To my fellow HotS players, I enjoy hurting and killing you very much. <3<3"

- BlackCat9 see all 4 comments

Opinion: How Heroes of the Storm and Infinite Crisis Shakes Up the MOBA World

By Nathaniel Hohl, Jan 30, 2015 1:00pm PST

Despite (or perhaps because of) their popularity, Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games like League of Legends and DOTA 2 have gained a reputation for being difficult to learn, which is exacerbated by an often toxic player community. However, Heroes of the S...

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"Just got the Beta thanks to Shacknews key giveaway. I'm normally not a MOBA player due to many ..."

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