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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 - 3 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
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
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
Vote For Your Favorite F2P Games In Round 1, Group E Of The “Best In Quarantine” Poll!

💣 Feature | Vote For Your Favorite F2P Games In Round 1, Group E Of The “Best In Quarantine” Poll!

Here's the latest group of polls for you to vote on to decide what was your favorite game of the last year -- or of all time!...

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 - 6 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 - 7 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
Top 10 F2P MMO News Stories Of 2020 (The Good and The Bad!)

Top 10 F2P MMO News Stories Of 2020 (The Good and The Bad!)

We look back at the year of 2020 and give you the rundown of all the biggest news stories of the year in the F2P MMO game space.

By Michael Byrne - 8 months ago
Surprising New Hits, Disappointing Launches, And More: MMOBomb's Top 10 F2P News Of 2020

💣 Feature | Surprising New Hits, Disappointing Launches, And More: MMOBomb's Top 10 F2P News Of 2020

Last year, I wrote that 2019 was a year of potential, if not immediate impact.

By Jason Winter - 9 months ago
Hearthstone Crowns Its 2020 World Champion, Kenta "glory" Sato

Hearthstone Crowns Its 2020 World Champion, Kenta "glory" Sato

The Hearthstone World Championships went down over the weekend, as a field of eight top contenders duked it out for the ultimate prize of $200,000.

By Jason Winter - 9 months ago
Hearthstone Details Changes Coming To Progression: Easier Quests, Lower XP Leveling Requirements

Hearthstone Details Changes Coming To Progression: Easier Quests, Lower XP Leveling Requirements

Last week, I suggested that Blizzard was in the right for not communicating about the changes it was planning for Hearthstone's much-maligned progression system until there was something clear and detailed to present.

By Jason Winter - 9 months ago
Hearthstone Fans Still In An Uproar, And There's Not Much Blizzard Can Do About It Right Now

Hearthstone Fans Still In An Uproar, And There's Not Much Blizzard Can Do About It Right Now

The Hearthstone player revolt hasn't lost any steam -- and it's gotten bad enough to sabotage some community events.

By Jason Winter - 9 months ago
Blizzard Apologizes For Hearthstone's Progression: "It's Clear We Missed The Mark"

Blizzard Apologizes For Hearthstone's Progression: "It's Clear We Missed The Mark"

Blizzard has been getting blasted for the past week following the implementation of its new progression system for Hearthstone.

By Jason Winter - 10 months ago
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