Official Site: Hearthstone
Studio: Blizzard Entertainment
Launch Date: March 11, 2014
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC, Mac, Mobile

Hearthstone does a balance pass as Blizzard declares that the ‘meta is in a pretty good spot’

Is there anything more dread-inducing than a balance pass in a competitive online game? You never know if your favorite deck, build, or combo...
Oh gosh.

Hearthstone launches Battlegrounds Season 4 and brings tweaks to heroes, minions, and armor tiers today

It's time for the start of Battlegrounds Season 4 in Hearthstone as the game's newest patch brings all of the newest season's features online...
We have Au Ra at home.

Lawful Neutral: What if Activision-Blizzard just… sold Blizzard?

Last week, Activision-Blizzard and Bobby Kotick got a bad surprise: The UK moved to block the acquisition of ABK by Microsoft, citing concerns over...

Unity slashes 600 jobs in its latest round of layoffs

It's not been the best year to work at Unity, as the tech company has gone through multiple rounds of layoffs and office closures....

Hearthstone’s Battlegrounds Season 4 gets new hero, new minions, and keyword adjustments May 9

Hearthstone's Battlegrounds mode is moving forward with its fourth season, and it's introducing some more of the Festival of Legends expansion's flavor, with some...

Hearthstone’s latest balance patch tries to tune all of the CCG’s classes

It's time yet again for that most vaunted or feared moment in a digital CCG's development: the big ol' balance patch, specifically the latest...

Activision-Blizzard Q1 2023: ABK revenues are up as Blizzard MAUs fall back down to reality

Activision blinked: Activision-Blizzard wasn't supposed to release its Q1 2023 financials until tomorrow after the bell, but it's just done it this morning out of...

Hearthstone: Festival of Legends hits the stage with 145 new cards

Sound the trumpet, blast the confetti, and crank up the volume: Hearthstone's latest expansion is here, and boy is it a boisterous one. Festival...

Hearthstone’s latest patch outlines an upcoming event for Festival of Legends and balances several cards

Tuesday, April 11th, will kick off the Festival of Legends expansion for Hearthstone, and the digital card game is celebrating its arrival with an...

The MOP Up: Hearthstone welcomes the Year of the Wolf

The Year of the Wolf is coming to Hearthstone: "Throughout the Year of the Wolf, we’ll be focusing our efforts on making Hearthstone and...

Hearthstone strikes up the band and readies concert goodness in April’s Festival of Legends expansion

What happens when you mix a battle of the bands with a digital CCG? We're all going to find out when Hearthstone releases its...

Fight or Kite: The Witcher card game GWENT checks off a lot of the right boxes – but too many of the wrong ones

Continuing on my journey to digital card game bliss, I chose to try out a game I had mentally filed as one of the...

Hearthstone adjusts the armor of Battlegrounds heroes and applies a list of bug fixes

Armor is important when you're going into a battlefield, so those who enjoy playing the Battlegrounds mode of Hearthstone will likely want to pay...

Hearthstone’s Mercenaries mode will get one last major patch that adds new mercs, mechanics, and endgame

If you're a regular player of the Mercenaries game mode in Hearthstone, then we have good news and bad news: The game is going...

Activision-Blizzard Q4 2022: Blizzard revenues, MAUs spike thanks to WoW Dragonflight and Overwatch 2

Welcome back to our inevitable coverage of Activision-Blizzard's quarterly financials: Today's edition sums up Q4's results, comprising October, November, and December 2022. Let's break it...

The Soapbox: Subscriptions might actually be the next big innovation in digital card games

What started earlier this week as a rant on how bad an idea a subscription model in Hearthstone would be evolved into something more:...

Hearthstone applies balance adjustments to Battlegrounds, Duels, and several of its latest cards

With Hearthstone's March of the Lich King expansion now almost two months old, the devs of the online CCG have had time to take...
Darn it.

The Soapbox: Comparing the monetization of physical and digital card games

Earlier this week, we reported on the recent Blizzard survey about a possible Hearthstone sub. When I read the news, I almost choked on...
Nothing else has worked.

WoW Factor: Brian Birmingham’s ousting and the ever-deepening rot at Blizzard

Talking about this company is always so exhausting, but let's do a quick recap: Brian Birmingham was, up until recently, one of the top...

Blizzard polls players about a Hearthstone sub as it scales back esports

We begin this article by noting right up front that Blizzard is terribly fond of floating bad ideas in surveys and then saying, Ha...