Hearthstone Game Director Ben Brode Leaving Blizzard

Hearthstone Game Director Ben Brode Leaving Blizzard

After 15 years at Blizzard, Hearthstone’s game director is moving on. Ben Brode announced his departure today in a post on the Battle.net forums stating…

The Netherlands Classifies Loot Boxes In Dota 2 And Three Other Games As Gambling

The Netherlands Classifies Loot Boxes In Dota 2 And Three Other Games As Gambling

And so it begins. Eurogamer is reporting that the Dutch Gaming Authority has declared that loot boxes in Dota 2, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Rocket League, and…

Hearthstone’s “Unsolved Mysteries”: Cards Too Hard To Design, Planning Ahead, And Silencing The Lich King

Hearthstone’s “Unsolved Mysteries”: Cards Too Hard To Design, Planning Ahead, And Silencing The Lich King

Ars Technica has a … well, not really an “interview” with Hearthstone Game Director Ben Brode up on YouTube. Rather, Brode simply answers a bunch…

Hearthstone’s New Shudderwock Card Needs To Be Nerfed For A Weird Reason

Hearthstone’s New Shudderwock Card Needs To Be Nerfed For A Weird Reason

Hearthstone‘s The Witchwood expansion rolled out about a week ago, and already one of the new cards is causing problems in a less than expected…

Hearthstone’s Latest Expansion, The Witchwood, Now Live, Minus PvE Monster Hunt

Hearthstone’s Latest Expansion, The Witchwood, Now Live, Minus PvE Monster Hunt

It’s time to get your spooky on in Hearthstone‘s latest expansion, The Witchwood. It went live earlier today and adds 135 new cards to the…

Top 5 April Fool’s Day Jokes For Free-To-Play Games

Top 5 April Fool’s Day Jokes For Free-To-Play Games

When it comes to April Fool’s, the internet — and gaming companies in general — are usually up for a bit of silliness. Or, in…

Hearthstone’s Doing Away With The “Enrage” Keyword, But Keeping Its Effects

Hearthstone’s Doing Away With The “Enrage” Keyword, But Keeping Its Effects

If you think Blizzard hasn’t been making many Hearthstone cards with the “Enrage” keyword lately, you’re right. There are only nine such cards in the…

Hearthstone Adding New Decks While StarCraft’s Fenix Heads To Heroes

Things have apparently been pretty busy at Blizzard, as they’ve been teasing and announcing things for several of their games. Two of the games we…

Hearthstone’s Next Expansion Takes Players Into The Creepy Witchwood, Has New PvE Content And Keywords

Hearthstone’s Next Expansion Takes Players Into The Creepy Witchwood, Has New PvE Content And Keywords

The last Hearthstone expansion visited the classic theme of dungeon-running. The next expansion, announced today, takes players into the prototypical spoooky — yes, with three…

Blizzard Making Changes To Arena Picks To Provide Better Choices, And Adding Exclusive Cards

Blizzard Making Changes To Arena Picks To Provide Better Choices, And Adding Exclusive Cards

Tired of boring, uninteresting Arena picks in Hearthstone? Blizzard’s going to make some changes to the way picks work, along with introducing some new cards…

Hearthstone’s “Year Of The Raven” Will Contain Three Expansions

Hearthstone’s “Year Of The Raven” Will Contain Three Expansions

Blizzard is pretty big on lore with Hearthstone, so it should be no surprise that the game has its own astrological calendar, with a different…

Wildfest Returns To Hearthstone

Wildfest Returns To Hearthstone

The Wild returns to Hearthstone today with Wildfest. During this event — which runs through March 11th — players will be able to play a…

Blizzard Giving 3,000 Hearthstone Packs To One Player In February Sweepstakes

Blizzard Giving 3,000 Hearthstone Packs To One Player In February Sweepstakes

Everyone likes to get free packs in Hearthstone. So how would you like to get three thousand of them? That’s the grand prize — or…

Blizzard Swings the Nerf Bat At 4 Cards In The Upcoming Hearthstone Update

Blizzard Swings the Nerf Bat At 4 Cards In The Upcoming Hearthstone Update

Hearthstone‘s next update (10.2) arrives sometime next month. When it does, it’ll come out swinging a big ol’ nerf bat at a quartet of cards:…

Hearthstone Retools How You Gain Ranks And Rewards In Ranked Play

Hearthstone Retools How You Gain Ranks And Rewards In Ranked Play

One of the most frustrating things about ranked play in Hearthstone, especially for high-rank players, is getting your ranking reset at the start of a…

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen Congratulates Hearthstone World Champ Via Facebook

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen Congratulates Hearthstone World Champ Via Facebook

This past weekend a new World Champion was crowned in the Hearthstone finals. Beating out more than 50,000 players and 16 finalists, Chen “Tom60229” Wei-Lin…

Nova Blitz Maker Wants You To “Own” Your Digital CCG Cards

Nova Blitz Maker Wants You To “Own” Your Digital CCG Cards

Your digital CCG cards are worthless. Yes, I know you dropped hundreds of dollars on the latest expansion to buy that awesome bundle of packs,…

A World Without Loot Boxes: What Should You Expect To Pay For Non-Random Loot?

A World Without Loot Boxes: What Should You Expect To Pay For Non-Random Loot?

It seems like we’ll see some kind of regulation regarding loot boxes in video games sooner rather than later. Whether that comes from the developers…

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