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Blizzard Battle.net Update Adds Social Features, Gifting, and Free Hearthstone Pack

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 23, 2017 2:40pm PDT

Shopping for birthdays just got a little bit easier, thanks to a new Blizzard Battle.net update.


"GRAND OPENING? GRAND CLOSING! Open pack. Five cards flipped, five cards dusted. "

- Schnapple see all 6 comments

Hearthstone: The Winners & Losers of the HCT Summer Championship

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 18, 2017 12:00pm PDT

With the HCT Summer Championship in the past, Shacknews takes a look at the biggest winners and losers of the weekend.


"Hunter is pretty bad right now. I've been laddering with rogue this month and the random class ..."

- thecatinthehat see all 3 comments

Heroes of the Storm Celebrates Hallow's End with Junkrat Today

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 17, 2017 5:00pm PDT

Hallow's End has begun in Heroes of the Storm and nothing is scarier than a maniac with explosives.


Hearthstone: Analyzing the Biggest Changes from the October 17 Update

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 17, 2017 4:00pm PDT

To go along with Hallow's End activities, Blizzard issued a new patch for Hearthstone with some noteworthy changes. Shacknews is here to break them down.


Hearthstone Hallow's End Activities Include Dual-Class Arena

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 17, 2017 3:00pm PDT

Blizzard is in the giving spirit for Hallow's End, offering players free Arena tickets. But Arena is going to have a bit of a twist for the holiday season.


Hearthstone Esports Manager on the HCT, Amsterdam in January, Wild, and More

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 17, 2017 12:00pm PDT

Prior to Sunday's Hearthstone Summer Championship finals, Shacknews sat down with Team 5's Matt Wyble to talk about the future of the Hearthstone Championship Tour, going from BlizzCon to Amsterdam, and the potential future of Wild tournaments.


Surrender Wins Hearthstone Summer Championship, Pavel Misses Cut for Worlds

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 15, 2017 6:50pm PDT

Kim 'Surrender' Jungsoo put a momentary end to European dominance at Hearthstone Championship Tour events, while defending Hearthstone World Champion Pavel will most likely miss the opportunity to defend his title.


"I really enjoyed those games that I got to see. Hearthstone can be really fun to watch. I like ..."

- FreshwaterAU see all 4 comments

Hearthstone: 4 Cards to Watch at the HCT Summer Championship

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 13, 2017 8:00am PDT

With the HCT Summer Championship about to begin, Shacknews has certain cards that viewers should be on the lookout for.


"yup, especially now that you don't get duplicates. if you dust it, you might pull it again, but ..."

- NexusOne see all 8 comments

Hearthstone Details Trigger Changes Coming in October 2017 Update

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 12, 2017 12:25pm PDT

And the Hearthstone community lived happily whenever after.


"the game is too fucking expensive if you try to keep up with the meta. not worth it anymore"

- ]pm[chem see all 7 comments

These are the In-Game Rewards Included with the 2017 BlizzCon Virtual Ticket

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 11, 2017 1:35pm PDT

Those who can't make it out to Anaheim for BlizzCon can still attend via the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, and Blizzard has detailed the in-game goodies that come along with it.


Heroes of the Storm Video Explains How to Annoy with Overwatch's Junkrat

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 10, 2017 10:05am PDT

Junkrat is ready to annoy a whole new player base by becoming the latest ranged assassin for Heroes of the Storm. Blizzard recently issued a video explaining what the explosive maniac can do.


Hearthstone Celebrates Hallow's End with Nemsy Necrofizzle Warlock Hero

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 09, 2017 1:50pm PDT

Gather around the Hearthstone fireside, because there's a new Warlock hero in it for you if you do.


"https://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/fireside-gatherings Scroll down"

- Smoochy666 see all 3 comments

Team Envy, Team Gigantti Win Overwatch Contenders to Usher in Blizzard Arena

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 08, 2017 2:50pm PDT

The EU and NA regions have their first season Overwatch Contenders champions, as Blizzard opens the doors to the all-new Blizzard Arena.


"Some great matches for sure! I'm really digging watching Overwatch matches lately. I think ..."

- .frame see all 10 comments

Muse is BlizzCon 2017's Musical Guest

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 05, 2017 10:30am PDT

Muse will Plug In (Baby) to close out this year's BlizzCon.


Hearthstone Unlicensed Apothecary Bug Will be Quarantined Soon

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 04, 2017 11:15am PDT

Unlicensed Apothecary has been practicing some dangerous medicine without a license and Blizzard is about to step in.


"Damn, this is one of the few punishes that this deck has, not happy that this is being fixed. ..."

- diamondfire05 see all 4 comments