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[Video] Hearthstone Beta: First Impressions / Overview

I finally got Hearthstone beta access the other day, so decided to record a quick video showing a full game — as well as a look at the rest of the game client

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Blizzard’s MOBA now entitled ‘Heroes of the Storm’

While we’re still no more enlightened regarding when it might arrive, we do now know that Blizzard’s upcoming MOBA or Dota-like will be named Heroes of the Storm. It was originally named Blizzard Dota when we first saw it two Blizzcon’s ago — shown alongside two other in-house StarCraft mods (Aiur Chef and StarJeweled), both

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StarCraft II: GrandMaster League to be removed from Wings of Liberty

In a move that makes complete sense, Blizzard have announced that they’ll be removing the GrandMaster League from StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty‘s multiplayer. The GrandMaster division represents the top 200 players in a given region, so has come mean very little now that the top players have made the transition to Heart of the Swarm. This

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Blizzard announce Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Blizzard have just announced their ‘something new’ at PAX East, and it’s to be a free-to-play collectible card game entitled Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. It will go into beta this summer, and should launch before the end of the year. The game takes on a form similar to any other collectible card game, but is

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Liveblog: Blizzard @ PAX East, showing ‘something new’

So, remember Blizzard saying they’ll be showing ‘something new’ at PAX East? The time has come. You can watch the live stream over on Twitch.tv, but for those unable to watch, I’ll be live blogging the announcement right here. [UPDATE]: With the stream finished, we’ve now got a news post up with the details, some

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StarCraft II balancer wants to “let the game settle” before making any changes

Game balance designer David Kim has spoken on the current balance of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm after it released last week, telling players that they’re watching, but won’t be making any rash changed to the game’s balance just yet. Concerns were most notably raised during this weekend’s Major League Gaming Winter Championship, where

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Blizzard Project Blackstone website launched, features StarCraft Terran logo

So I’ve seen a few websites reporting about this strange ‘Project Blackstone’ website that’s appeared from Blizzard. Of course, everybody is assuming that it’s related to ‘Project Titan’, an upcoming MMO that we already know Blizzard has been working on rather heavily behind the scenes. What nobody seems to have noticed is that it appears

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Blizzard Report Security Breach

Nobody’s safe on the internet it seems. Blizzard CEO, Mike Morhaime, has recently put up a big security update on their website, warning of a recent intrusion amongst their internal network. “We quickly took steps to close off this access and began working with law enforcement and security experts to investigate what happened”, it reads.

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Watch the Battle.net WCS UK Qualifiers this weekend, for England…

We don’t get many e-sports events here in the UK, which is why I want our beautiful (?) country to make the most of what’s happening this weekend. If you can’t get there, watch it online! That’s what I’ll be doing. I’d happily give up my left leg to attend in person, but after calling the train company, it seems that limbs aren’t an accepted payment method

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Blizzard Makes “Difficult Decisions”, 600 Employees to be Cut

An announcement by Blizzard Entertainment has confirmed that after conducting a recent review of its business, it’ll be crrying out a “global reduction of workforce” — a reduction that’ll mean the loss of approximately 600 employees. However, 90% of these reductions will come from non-development parts of the company.

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