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
Hearthstone eSports Power Core Card Back

Blizzard has introduced another new collectible card back for Hearthstone, the Power Core card back. This card back is supposed to be eSports themed, and the posting suggests it will be awarded to "players who participate in or attend select Hearthstone eSports tournaments around the world." Here's hoping BlizzCon is one of those tournaments!

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/08/18
BlizzCon Goodies Announced

Michele Morrow received a preview of the BlizzCon Goodie Bag from Blizzard, and posted this short video showing off the contents thereof. The bag is included with all physical BlizzCon tickets, with attendees having the option to purchase one additional package and all Virtual Ticket holders able to purchase one online as well!

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/08/18
This Week's Tavern Brawl Features TGT and Purchased Heroes

Beginning Wednesday, the Tavern Brawl for the last week before The Grand Tournament goes live will pit players against one another using pre-constructed TGT decks playing as one of either Medivh or Alleria! This is an awesome opportunity to see some of the new cards in action, as well as enjoy the RMT alternate hero characters if you haven't purchased them already.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/08/17
Play Diablo III and Reap the Benefits in the Nexus

In addition to the Hearthstone and World of Warcraft cross-promotion benefits unveiled in June, Blizzard publicized the details of the promotion period for the upcoming Diablo cross-promotion in Heroes of the Storm. Players who own Diablo III for PC or Mac will get Diablo in Heroes for free if they log in during the next three week promotional period, and a new mount is available for reaching Level 70 in Season 4 (or beyond).

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/08/17