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Activision Blizzard King Hit With Unfair Labor Practices Complaint

Activision Blizzard King Hit With Unfair Labor Practices Complaint

Also, McCree renaming will take a while, is a 'pretty complicated project.'

By Jason Winter - 1 day ago
Overwatch 2 Will Be Used In The 2022 Overwatch League Season

Overwatch 2 Will Be Used In The 2022 Overwatch League Season

Next season starts in April.

By Jason Winter - 1 week ago
Today's Hearthstone Battlegrounds Update Adds A New Keyword And Swaps Out Dozens Of Minions

Today's Hearthstone Battlegrounds Update Adds A New Keyword And Swaps Out Dozens Of Minions

Blizzard also shows off upcoming Mercenaries game mode.

By Jason Winter - 2 weeks ago
Activision Blizzard Releases Q2 Financials, CEO Addresses Lawsuit With Token Platitudes

Activision Blizzard Releases Q2 Financials, CEO Addresses Lawsuit With Token Platitudes

Activision Blizzard revealed its financial results for Q2 2021 yesterday, but most people weren't half as interested in the numbers as they were for the company's response to its recent barrage of bad news.

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
Blizzard President J. Allen Brack Steps Down

Blizzard President J. Allen Brack Steps Down

The first of possibly several dominoes has begun to fall at Blizzard in response to the shocking accusations recently leveled at the company.

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
Former ArenaNet Founder Encourages Current Employees To Start A Union, Endorses Industry-Wide Unionization

Former ArenaNet Founder Encourages Current Employees To Start A Union, Endorses Industry-Wide Unionization

Here's some good news out of the latest Blizzard drama.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 month ago
Hundreds Of Ubisoft Devs Sign On To Letter Demanding Accountability And Supporting Activision Blizzard

Hundreds Of Ubisoft Devs Sign On To Letter Demanding Accountability And Supporting Activision Blizzard

Lest we forget in the storm that has engulfed Activision Blizzard over the past week, Ubisoft has also had some less-than-stellar accusations of harassment and other workplace misbehavior in recent times.

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
MTG Arena Gets A Little More Hearthstone-y With Next Expansion

MTG Arena Gets A Little More Hearthstone-y With Next Expansion

When Hearthstone first came out, one of my initial thoughts about it was how clever Blizzard was at incorporating effects that you couldn't do -- at least not easily -- in a physical card game.

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
Activision Blizzard Sued By State Of California Over Harassment Claims

Activision Blizzard Sued By State Of California Over Harassment Claims

Activision Blizzard is the target of a lawsuit from the state of California that accuses it of promoting a "frat boy culture" and permitting numerous instances of sexual harassment and other gender-based discrimination, primar...

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
Nearly Two Years After His Suspension, Hearthstone's Blitzchung Is Ready For "The Next Stage Of My Life"

Nearly Two Years After His Suspension, Hearthstone's Blitzchung Is Ready For "The Next Stage Of My Life"

It's been nearly two years since pro Hearthstone player Ng "Blitzchung" Wai Chung was suspended following his pro-Hong Kong statements at a Grandmasters event in China in October 2019.

By Jason Winter - 2 months ago
Explore Questlines And Wheel And Deal In United In Stormwind, Hearthstone's Next Expansion

Explore Questlines And Wheel And Deal In United In Stormwind, Hearthstone's Next Expansion

Today brought a new patch update to Hearthstone, as well as the reveal of the upcoming expansion that was teased earlier this week. United in Stormwind will add 135 new cards to the game when it arrives on August 3.

By Jason Winter - 2 months ago
Alliance-Themed Hearthstone Expansion To Be Revealed On Thursday

Alliance-Themed Hearthstone Expansion To Be Revealed On Thursday

Hearthstone's last expansion had a strong Horde theme, and it was teased that the next one would therefore feature the Alliance.

By Jason Winter - 2 months ago
Bobby Kotick Gets His Paycheck, But Only Barely

Bobby Kotick Gets His Paycheck, But Only Barely

Bobby Kotick is getting paid after all. The Activision Blizzard CEO will get his plus-sized pay package, following a close vote among shareholders today.

By Jason Winter - 2 months ago
In Unusual Move, Activision Blizzard Delays Vote On CEO Compensation

In Unusual Move, Activision Blizzard Delays Vote On CEO Compensation

The saga of Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick's pay continued this week as the company took the unusual step to delay its say-on-pay shareholder referendum that would see investors vote on Kotick's compensation.

By Jason Winter - 3 months ago
Hearthstone Pro Ragequits Tournament Match, Later Tweets "I want to die"

Hearthstone Pro Ragequits Tournament Match, Later Tweets "I want to die"

We've all had a rough go of it at some time in a game, losing match after match -- or even just having a single terrible game -- until something snaps.

By Jason Winter - 3 months ago
Hearthstone Mini-Expansion Comes Next Week, Offers 66 Cards For One Price

Hearthstone Mini-Expansion Comes Next Week, Offers 66 Cards For One Price

When Forged in the Barrens launched, Blizzard told Hearthstone fans that additional "mini-sets" would be coming down the line adding new cards in a one-package sale.

By Jason Winter - 3 months ago
Hearthstone To Add Quillboars To Battlegrounds And Sell "Battle-Ready Decks" Next Week

Hearthstone To Add Quillboars To Battlegrounds And Sell "Battle-Ready Decks" Next Week

Hearthstone's second patch since the launch of Forged in the Barrens goes live next week, and it's shaking up the Battlegrounds meta as well as offering something new for sale.

By Jason Winter - 4 months ago
Two Of Hearthstone's Most Popular Deck Archetypes Take A Beating In Tuesday's Patch

Two Of Hearthstone's Most Popular Deck Archetypes Take A Beating In Tuesday's Patch

Hearthstone's Forged in the Barrens expansion launched two weeks ago and, as is usually the case when a new expansion hits a CCG, there are a few things that need, ahem, "adjusting." We don't call them "nerfs" around here, tha...

By Jason Winter - 5 months ago
Hearthstone Suspends Grandmasters Player After Abuse Allegations

Hearthstone Suspends Grandmasters Player After Abuse Allegations

Professional Hearthstone player Paul "Zalae" Nemeth has been suspended for one year following allegations of physical and emotional abusive from his former girlfriend.

By Jason Winter - 5 months ago
Hearthstone Kicks Off First Book Of Mercenaries Entry, Featuring The Warrior Rokara

Hearthstone Kicks Off First Book Of Mercenaries Entry, Featuring The Warrior Rokara

The first chapter in Hearthstone's Book of Mercenaries is now live, bringing us the story of the orc Warrior Rokara.

By Jason Winter - 5 months ago
Hearthstone's Forged In The Barrens Expansion Now Live, Get Free Packs Via Twitch Drops

Hearthstone's Forged In The Barrens Expansion Now Live, Get Free Packs Via Twitch Drops

Hearthstone's latest expansion, Forged in the Barrens, is now live, bringing 135 new cards to the game, along with a new keyword, ranked spells, and legendary mercenary minions. The Frenzy keyword on a minion triggers an ef...

By Jason Winter - 5 months ago
Rewards Track Revamp And Diamond Cards Arrive In Hearthstone's Next Expansion

Rewards Track Revamp And Diamond Cards Arrive In Hearthstone's Next Expansion

Hearthstone's much-maligned Rewards Track has seen some needed adjustments since its original, unpopular introduction.

By Jason Winter - 5 months ago
Blizzard Giving Away 560 Mega Bundles Of Hearthstone's Next Set In Pre-Expansion Events

Blizzard Giving Away 560 Mega Bundles Of Hearthstone's Next Set In Pre-Expansion Events

Hearthstone's next expansion set has a release date, and Blizzard is going the extra mile to celebrate the launch and give players a chance at winning some loot.

By Jason Winter - 6 months ago
Hearthstone Reveals Full Core Set, Changes To Legendary Dragons, Jaraxxus, And More

Hearthstone Reveals Full Core Set, Changes To Legendary Dragons, Jaraxxus, And More

Blizzard has revealed the new Core Set for Hearthstone in its entirety, comprising all 235 cards that will be offered for free to all players when the Year of the Gryphon kicks off.

By Jason Winter - 6 months ago
BlizzCon 2021: Hearthstone Announces Barrens Set, RPG-like Game Mode

BlizzCon 2021: Hearthstone Announces Barrens Set, RPG-like Game Mode

At this year's BlizzCon opening ceremony, Hearthstone Game Director Ben Lee kicked off the celebration of the Year of the Gryphon by revealing the game's next expansion set, as well as a new single-player mode coming later thi...

By Jason Winter - 6 months ago
Hearthstone Teases Next Expansion, To Be Revealed Friday

Hearthstone Teases Next Expansion, To Be Revealed Friday

Hearthstone's big Friday reveal at BlizzCon will be for the Horde -- or at least, that's what we gleam from the brief teaser video posted today via the game's Twitter account: Danger lurks amongst the thorns and thistles......

By Jason Winter - 7 months ago
Plan Your BlizzCon, The Schedule Is Here

Plan Your BlizzCon, The Schedule Is Here

Well, it's a little later than we're used to, and a bit smaller, and all online, but the BlizzCon schedule is finally available to peruse.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 7 months ago
Hearthstone To Implement Core Sets, Replacing Basic And Classic Sets, Which Gets Their Own Format

Hearthstone To Implement Core Sets, Replacing Basic And Classic Sets, Which Gets Their Own Format

For about five years Blizzard has been rotating Hearthstone expansion sets for Standard play every year, something that was easy enough to predict, as it mimicked what Wizards of the Coast had been doing for Magic: The Gatheri...

By Jason Winter - 7 months ago
Hearthstone's Dean Ayala Hosts Q&A, Talks About New Modes, Power Creep, And Balance

Hearthstone's Dean Ayala Hosts Q&A, Talks About New Modes, Power Creep, And Balance

Hearthstone's "Cool Hearthstone Dad" -- really, that's in his Twitter profile -- Dean Ayala hosted a Q&A last night, inviting players to ask him questions for about an hour that he would do his best to respond to.

By Jason Winter - 8 months ago
Riot Games Working On League Of Legends MMO, Per Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street

Riot Games Working On League Of Legends MMO, Per Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street

Two years ago, Riot Games co-founder Marc Merrill teased League of Legends fans by asking "Should we build a MMO?...

By Jason Winter - 8 months ago
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