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Heroes of the Storm preview: storming the MOBA gates

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 12, 2013 12:15pm PST

Heroes of the Storm has a tall task ahead of it, as it tries to firmly plant its foot in a MOBA space ruled by Dota 2 and League of Legends. We went hands-on with the game at Blizzcon to find out how well it's faring so far.


"Heroes of the Storm was a blast to play. I can't wait for the beta."

- MikkleThePickle see all 13 comments

Blizzard could add dormant franchise characters to Heroes of the Storm

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2013 2:45pm PST

Heroes of the Storm will begin with 18 characters from the World of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises, but with Blizzard's history dating back over 20 years, the studio is hinting that characters from long-dormant franchises could enter the fray, as well.


"Absolutely not, and I'll thank you for not correcting me in the future. Hank Mancini or bust, ..."

- GreggD see all 19 comments

How Heroes of the Storm aims to attract MOBA beginners

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2013 12:00pm PST

There's a high barrier of entry to games like Dota 2 and League of Legends, so how does Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm hope to court newcomers to the MOBA genre?


"He's wrong about one thing - there will be a competitive scene built around it, if only because ..."

- Supine see all 44 comments

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls PS4 preview: the next crusade

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2013 11:00am PST

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls was on display for the PS4, so we decided to grab a DualShock 4 and take a ride with the game's newest character, the Crusader.


"Buying this day 1 because it was confirmed this will support remote play with the Vita!"

- inc77 see all 7 comments

Hearthstone's final version will feature cross-platform play

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2013 10:00am PST

Hearthstone's mobile versions won't feature a beta, like its PC counterpart, however once all versions are final and released, they'll all be able to play against each other.


"I think it's pretty even now that they've nerfed a couple of the problem combo cards. I don't ..."

- rodneystubbs see all 22 comments

How garrisons introduce offline progression to World of Warcraft

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2013 9:00am PST

Garrisons introduce player housing to World of Warcraft, while also introducing the idea of offline progression.


How maps evolved into battlegrounds in Heroes of the Storm

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2013 7:00am PST

Heroes of the Storm has come a long way since it was first conceived as a Starcraft 2 mod. One way in which the game has progressed is through the re-imagined maps, now called battlegrounds.


"I'm getting a strong Super Smash Bros. vibe from this game. Glad to see Blizzard getting back ..."

- PenicillinX57 see all 2 comments

Diablo 3: The Ultimate Evil Edition on PS4 includes Reaper of Souls expansion

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2013 6:00am PST

Players hoping to pick up the PS4 edition of Diablo 3 won't have to worry about falling behind in the story too much. Titled "The Ultimate Evil Edition," the next-gen console version of Blizzard's dungeon crawler will come with the base game, as well as the Reaper of Souls e...


"sounds really fun! if i end up with a PS4 this might be the version of Reaper of Souls I end up ..."

- Psigun see all 9 comments

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor announced, allows for instant level 90 upgrade

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 08, 2013 12:45pm PST

Yet another World of Warcraft expansion has been revealed. Warlords of Draenor "sends players to the savage world of Draenor, home of the mighty...


"Plus that new orc model looks good.. hmmmmmm my willpower is failing haha!"

- DM7 see all 35 comments

Heroes of the Storm (formerly Blizzard DOTA) beta opens

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 08, 2013 12:29pm PST

You can now join the beta for the game formerly known as Blizzard DOTA. Heroes of the Storm will have you playing as various heroes from Blizzard's...


"between the already bad Wow crowd and the notoriously bad DOTA crowds, I am sure this will be a ..."

- wiz1974 see all 20 comments

Hearthstone open beta starts next month, iOS and Android version also planned

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 08, 2013 12:15pm PST

If you're still looking for beta keys for Blizzard's Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, you won't have to look for much longer. This year's Blizzcon opened with chief creative officer Rob Pardo announcing that the game would enter open beta next month.


"iPad is shortly after desktop release, iPhone and Android is later next year"

- Serpico74 see all 9 comments

Blizzard DOTA becomes Heroes of the Storm

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 17, 2013 11:29am PDT

The game formerly known as Blizzard DOTA and Blizzard All-Stars has yet another new name: Heroes of the Storm.


"It's official heroes of the Storm will have three characters at launch. A joke obviously, ..."

- Number 0666 see all 26 comments

BlizzCon 2013 'Virtual Ticket' goes on sale for $40

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 12, 2013 11:30am PDT

Tickets to BlizzCon 2013 are sold out. But, thanks to the magic of the Internet, you'll be able to partake in the festivities from the comfort of your keyboard. And isn't that what being a Blizzard fan is all about?


"Awesome! I wish it should include the Diablo 3 expansion pack for rare item in games."

- commanderxp90 see all 32 comments

PSA: BlizzCon tickets go on sale today

By John Keefer, Apr 24, 2013 5:30pm PDT

Now's the time to make sure you have room on your credit card, because the first batch of tickets for this year's BlizzCon goes on sale tomorrow evening at $175 a pop. Of course, if you need more time to clear that balance, another group of tickets will go on sale on April 2...


BlizzCon tickets go on sale April 24 in two batches

By John Keefer, Apr 04, 2013 9:30am PDT

BlizzCon, Blizzard's annual showcase for its games, is coming to Anaheim, California, on November 8, with tickets going on sale in two batches beginning April 24. They aren't cheap, though, going for $175 a pop for the two-day event.


"I went in 2008, 2009, and 2010 and 2008 was the best on in terms of having so many people from ..."

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