Extra Life - All-day Gaming Charity!

This Saturday, October 26th, Zagam, our lead moderator, and his team (made up of Icy Veins members) will be part of a huge international celebration of the social impact of gamers with Extra Life. It is our sincere hope that you will find it in your heart to support us with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to our team's chosen hospital: West Virginia University's Children's Hospital.

Read more Published by Damien on 2014/10/22
Icy Veins is looking for a Hearthstone writer

With the release of WoD coming up, we have had a lot of work to do on Patch 6.0.2 and we will soon have to start writing guides for raids and garrisons. In the meantime, Poyo is busy with the Diablo 3 content. And after that, we want to start working on Heroes of the Storm. So, the Hearthstone section is not getting the attention it deserves and we feel that it is time to bring an extra person on board to help us with that. This is a paid job.

Read more Published by Damien on 2014/10/16
Hearthstone Recap: Nerfs, BlizzCon Goodies, 20M Players, Dreamhack

The most important announcements of last week in Hearthstone were the nerfs to Leeroy Jenkins and Starving Buzzard, the BlizzCon in-game goodies, and the fact that 20 million players have downloaded and played Hearthstone. Also, the European players that will compete at the BlizzCon Hearthstone championships have been determined this week-end at Dreamhack.

Read more Published by Damien on 2014/09/29
European Finals for BlizzCon

Dreamhack Stockholm starts tomorrow and with it, the BlizzCon European Finals, which will determine the European teams and players who will play in the Hearthstone World Championship, the World of Warcraft Arena Tournament, and Starcraft 2 WCS Global Finals.

Read more Published by Damien on 2014/09/26
Icy Veins Meets Diablo III

We have just released our Diablo 3 section! We currently have guides and builds for Barbarians and Demon Hunters, as well as a few crafting guides. We want to get a bit of feedback on what we have done so far, before we move on and implement the rest of the class guides. We also have a lot of ideas to tell people how to farm efficiently, but these guides will come at a later time.

Read more Published by Damien on 2014/09/25
Leeroy Jenkins and Starving Buzzard Nerfs

Earlier today, Leeroy Jenkins and Starving Buzzard were changed. The cards still have exactly the same card text as before, but Leeroy Jenkins now costs 5 mana (up from 4) and Starving Buzzard now costs 5 mana (up from 2) and has 3 attack (up from 2) and 2 health (up from 1).

We will be adjusting our Hunter decks in the next few days, but not immediately, because Poyo and I are currently wrapping up the first part of our Diablo III section (which should go live tomorrow or the day after) and because we need to test decks properly before publishing them. In the meantime, we are going to add a warning at the beginning of all the decks that use these two cards.

Read more Published by Damien on 2014/09/23
Trivia Lore Contest: WoD Beta Keys, J!NX Apparel, Mounts and Pets

Over the next 10 days, we are going to give away 150 Warlords of Draenor beta keys, a number of WoW and Hearthstone themed apparel from J!NX, and mounts and pets from the in-game store. Instead of simply giving the items away to random people, we are going to hold daily trivia quizzes on the lore of World of Warcraft, each day featuring a different theme.

Read more Published by Damien on 2014/09/17
Hearthstone Recap: Fast Mage Deck, Leeroy / Buzzard nerf, and BlizzCon Qualifier Tournaments

This week has been an exciting week in hearthstone. With the huge incoming change to Starving Buzzard and Leeroy Jenkins, you will be sure to see a shift in the meta. For now though, these cards will remain unaffected for current tournament this weekend for America and European Qualifiers. Lastly, as always there are new types of decks appearing with detailed guides on how to use them. Give them a shot and let us know what you think!

Read more Published by Krazyito on 2014/09/13
Hearthstone Recap: Hunter Zoo, Naxxramas Speedrun, VGVN Tournament.

With the Naxxramas wings all said and done, a lot of new events have happened to kick off using the new Naxxramas cards in conjunction with each other. Everything from new decks, new tournaments, and even new ways to compete with other players. The cards added by the Naxxramas adventure have opened up the game in a way that people have sorely wanted for a long time.

Read more Published by Krazyito on 2014/09/01
Hearthstone Recap: Frostwyrm Lair, BlizzCon Qualifiers, Watch and Learn with Kripparian

The highlight of last week in Hearthstone was undoubtedly the release of the Frostwyrm Lair, the final wing of the Curse of Naxxramas. Also, several tournaments were held this week-end to qualify players for the BlizzCon qualifiers, including the much hyped HyperX Invitational. Finally, Blizzard featured streamer Kripparian in the last issue of their Watch and Learn with series.

Read more Published by Damien on 2014/08/26