Hearthstone Fireside Gathering Championships

Blizzard has announced a Fireside Gatherings Championship for Hearthstone, the end result of which will be a direct seed into the appropriate Hearthstone World Championship Regional Qualifier. Sign up to host a Fireside Gathering between May 5 and July 19 for your event to be eligible for inclusion!

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/04/24
Blackwing Lair Open In Hearthstone

The fourth wing of Blackrock Mountain - Blackwing Lair - is now open for players to experience. Some crazy new mechanics debut in this week's challenges, and the Heroic modes are no joke! A ton of awesome new Dragon cards are also coming out as rewards. Read on...

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/04/23
BlizzCon Benefit Dinner Tickets On Sale Today

As with most years, on the Thursday prior to BlizzCon itself, Blizzard hosts an epic charity banquet attended by developers, artists, and executives from Blizzard, with all proceeds donated to the Children's Hospital of Orange County. Tickets go on sale today - Wednesday, April 22 - at 7 p.m. PDT.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/04/22
Heroes of the Dorm - VOD Playlist

If you've missed any of the Heroes of the Dorm action and want to catch up on the games you've missed leading into this weekend's live Heroic Four, Blizzard has posted a playlist with the videos for all of the matches played in the Super Sixteen and Epic Eight. Watch all of the games up to this point at your own convenience!

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/04/21
Hearthstone - Blackwing Lair Preview

The fourth of the five wings of Hearthstone's Blackrock Mountain adventure - Blackwing Lair - will open later this week, and the bosses, their Hero Powers, and the card rewards for the week are all available to learn more about over on the Hearthstone website under 'Card Sets'.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/04/21
Is Hearthstone's Ladder Too Hardcore?

As a purported 'casual' game - which is to say, an accessible, easy-to-understand, free-to-play game with few mechanical requirements - Hearthstone has a broad audience. The tablet and mobile platforms have only served to open the game up to even more players. With the incredible frequency of its ladder resets and the constant compression of the player base into the bottom range of that ladder, however, is the game too punishing for infrequent enjoyment?

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/04/21
Well Met! A Hearthstone Podcast - Episode 6

Well Met! continues to provide interesting insight into the tournament scene, new content, and occurrences around the Hearthstone community. If you haven't checked it out already, be sure and listen to the newest episodes!

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/04/20
The Next Hero for Heroes of the Storm

Images available on the Heroes of the Storm site - a thumbnail portrait and a Hero picture - point to the next Hero that players can expect to see emerging in the Nexus. It is unclear at this point when additional Heroes will be added, but a possibility exists that it will occur with the Open Beta or release patch.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/04/20
Heroes of the Storm Launches June 2

After nearly five years of public development, Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm brawler will go live on June 2, following a two week period of Open Beta access beginning May 19. No account wipe of any kind will occur, so all players with current access to the beta will retain their unlocked Heroes and content.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/04/20
Wow Token - EU Launch April 21

The WoW Token rollout continues with the EU region beginning on April 21. WoW Tokens in the EU are priced at 20 EUR (15 GBP), and the initial in-game price on the Auction House has been set at 35,000 gold. All other restrictions - such as the 10 per 30 day limit - will also apply.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/04/20