Hero League Party Size Changes

Following the Monk patch from two weeks ago, Blizzard is making further changes to the ranked play experience for players who queue for the game's competitive Hero League ladder. The patch dropped the maximum party size eligible to queue for Hero League from five to four; this update sees that number reduced to two.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/09/02
My Journey to Legend in Hearthstone

Back in January, I wrote up a very basic primer on the grind to Legend - information on expectations around having an extensive card collection, learning a ton of decks/styles, and playing a ton of games. Last night, for the first time, I reached Legend myself, and I wanted to give some feedback on the experience.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/09/01
TeSPA Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

Blizzard and TeSPA are teaming up to offer a $100,000 prize pool of scholarship money for a new three-player team league, where teams will work together to play a lone deck simultaneously. Further details are supposed to be forthcoming, presumably prior to the September 25 registration deadline.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/08/31
Kanai's Cube in Diablo Patch 2.3.0

Whether you are starting a new seasonal character, dusting off an older character for some more fun, or just getting around to playing Diablo III for the first time, there is one item introduced in Patch 2.3.0 that you need to have: Kanai's Cube. Read on to find out what this item does, why you should get it, and how to obtain it.

Read more Published by Vlad on 2015/08/30
The Case for Removing the Scoreboard in Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm has - like many of its MOBA counterparts - an in-game stat screen that you can bring up to see things like your damage dealt or experience contributions. This information is extraordinarily useful to players in learning to understand how to play Heroes - but not during the game.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/08/28
Heroes of the Storm Placement and Ranking System Update

Since the Heroes of the Storm patch that introduced Kharazim, Infernal Shrines, and balance changes nearly two weeks ago, a lot of conversations regarding Blizzard's modified placement matches and ranking system modifications have mentioned issues with conservative initial placements and problems with highly rated players being able to re-achieve their rank 5 to rank 1 range ranks.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/08/27
Diablo Patch 2.3.0 Now Live

The awaited update to Diablo III, including the Ruins of Sescheron, Kanai's Cube, and more, is finally here! Patch 2.3.0 introduces these new content updates, class changes, new items, and tons of other improvements.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/08/25
The Grand Tournament is Now Live!

Hearthstone's second major expansion and fourth content update, The Grand Tournament, is officially live. You can now open your pre-purchase card packs, purchase additional card packs, craft TGT cards, and play with the new set!

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/08/24
The Grand Tournament Arrives August 24!

Blizzard confirmed the launch date of The Grand Tournament today, and the new card expansion arrives on Monday, August 24! The discounted pre-purchase and bonus card back will go away at that time, so get in on that if you haven't already.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/08/19
Hearthstone Patch 3.0 - The Grand Tournament

Patch notes for The Grand Tournament in Hearthstone are out, and the data files are all downloaded. You'll be playing with The Grand Tournament cards next week! Details inside.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/08/18