hearthstone

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

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Hearthstone’s Battlegrounds mode rotates heroes and tweaks minion tiers

The Battlegrounds mode of Hearthstone isn't as concerned with balance so much as it wants to provide a wild set of auto-battling madness. So...

Activision-Blizzard’s Bobby Kotick downplays the role of politics in games

Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick clearly doesn't fear the Blizzard boycott that is still technically ongoing following Blizzard's October decision to penalize a...
All the things.

Betawatch: Pearl Abyss announces all the things

Remember when Riot Games was all like "ha ha, we're going to announce all the titles ever, eat that?" Pearl Abyss looked at that...

Massively Overthinking: Do MMO betas rob you of launch joy?

I use to think of betas as being unpaid labor for video game companies, but maybe I've been going about it all wrong.
Oh my.

J. Allen Brack says the Blitzchung incident ‘exposed some immaturity’ in Blizzard

It's a bit long in the tooth now with BlizzCon well behind us, but the Esports Observer published an interview with Blizzard's J....

Hearthstone’s eight-player Battlegrounds mode enters open beta

If you're keen on a little something new in your games of Hearthstone -- say, a mode that doesn't have any cards in...

British Esports Association aims to increase ‘female esports players at the top level’

If you'd like to see more ladies kicking butt and taking names in esports like Xiaomeng "VKLiooon" Li did at the Hearthstone Grandmasters...

Overwatch’s Jeff Kaplan thinks Blizzard’s Blitzchung punishment was too harsh

Last week, it was players, game industry leaders, and congress against Blizzard in the matter of Hearthstone player Blitzchung's sentencing over pro-Hong Kong...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst of BlizzCon 2019

BlizzCon 2019 is behind us, finally, and we're winding down our coverage and trying to put a capstone on the experience. In this...

BlizzCon protesters remain unmoved by Blizzard apology as industry groups propose unified esports principles

If anyone was curious, no, many of the folks who protested BlizzCon live and in the flesh were not swayed by Blizzard President...

Even some Hearthstone devs thought Blizzard overreacted in the Hearthstone fiasco

I'm willing to bet most people here had never heard of Blitzchung until a month ago when Blizzard and its compilation of allied companies...

Fight or Kite: PvP games to play if you’re still boycotting Blizzard

The past couple of weeks in the land of Blizzard have made for a wild ride. Some of us have extremely strong feelings and...
Can I come out yet?

BlizzCon 2019: Why World of Warcraft: Shadowlands isn’t adding a new class

If you were wondering why World of Warcraft wasn't adding a new class with its upcoming Shadowlands expansion, you are definitely not...

VKLiooon sweeps the Hearthstone Grandmasters to become the first woman to win a global championship

Yes, a Hearthstone esports event is what put Blizzard into a humongous mess, but let's take a moment away from that for...

Despite BlizzCon apology, Blizzard stands behind ‘Hong Kong liberation’ suspensions

In case you missed it, BlizzCon's World of Warcraft Q&A session this afternoon was peppered with a few vocal protesters who both wore...

BlizzCon 2019: World of Warcraft Q&A liveblog

The thing about World of Warcraft Q&As at BlizzCon is that they're always some flavor of a mess, even when there are...

BlizzCon 2019: Here’s how World of Warcraft is streamlining its leveling process

At BlizzCon today, the World of Warcraft team beat loud and often on the drum of choice during the Shadowlands panel, promising...

BlizzCon 2019: World of Warcraft Shadowlands deep-dive panel liveblog

Updates! Improvements! Theoretically making people less upset about still being knee-deep in Battle for Azeroth! The World of Warcraft update panel at BlizzCon day...

BlizzCon 2019: Overwatch 2’s progression system allows for customizable playstyles

Don't fall too much in love with the new PvE story missions that are coming with Overwatch 2 because then you'd miss out on...

BlizzCon 2019: World of Warcraft Shadowlands’ Covenants explained

World of Warcraft's Shadowlands expansion might not have been a total surprise when it was announced, but some of its features (as listed...

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