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

Hearthstone previews Galakrond’s Awakening adventures, Overwatch brings on the Year of the Rat event

It's time for Blizzard game news that doesn't involve WoW! No, I'm not writing about anything new from Diablo III. That'd just be silly....

Hearthstone announces fresh solo content for Galakrond’s Awakening, coming January 21

Hearthstone has been... interesting since adding an 8-person multiplayer mode with Descent of Dragons back in December. If you weren't into that at all,...
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Blizzard announces ESL Pro Tours for StarCraft II and Warcraft III Reforged, expanded Hearthstone Masters Tours

It looks like Blizzard esports and ESL/DreamHack are holding hands together very tightly. A number of announcements relating to the 2020 esports seasons of...

One Shots: Holding back the dark

I am always aware of how dark it gets in the late weeks of December, when the nights are so very long and the...

The MOP Up: Dark Age of Camelot’s progression server

Dark Age of Camelot recently put up a huge end-of-year Q&A grab bag for you to enjoy, including plans for next year -- and...

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO news stories of 2019

When we sit back to look at the biggest headlines of the year, we don't have to look far. These are the stories that...

Hearthstone will nerf the Descent of Dragons Galakrond Shaman and other cards soon

If you play Hearthstone with any regularity, you might have noticed that the recently released Descent of Dragons expansion has introduced a new meta...

Hearthstone’s Descent of Dragons expansions launches while Overwatch gets Christmasy

With a name like Blizzard, you gotta know that this studio loves its winter season. It's a busy week for the company, starting with...

Hearthstone details its December 10 Descent of Dragons expansion

Dragons are coming to Hearthstone, and they're angry. Why are they always angry? Why can't dragons be more chill like Puff or the one...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2019

It's long-since become a multi-year and fun tradition on Massively OP to do an end-of-year recap of the best and worst MMO dev quotes...
I'm going to master letting this play instead of me.

WoW’s alpaca adoption promo, Hearthstone’s Winter Veil, and Heroes of the Storm’s Deathwing update

Diablo IV isn't the only thing getting big news from Blizzard this week - the studio's busy in most of its other big games...
You know who is what here.

Hearthstone Battlegrounds takes a deep dive into how the game determines your rating

Many game devs are extremely mum about how they come to determine a player's competitive rating. Not Hearthstone, which seems to be all too...

Blizzard’s Joe Magdalena recounts a World of Warcraft bear that could kill players with a look

In most MMOs, bears are low-level foes that are part of some early stage kill 10 quest or perhaps used to harvest lower level...
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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 it's...

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 Hearthstone esports...
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. On...
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. Allen...

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 it...
And chill.

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 final...