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Blizzard’s Hearthstone expands, Android coming soon

Blizzard’s Hearthstone expands, Android coming soon

Barely a year since it launched in March, Blizzard is releasing its first expansion for its unexpected digital card collecting game (CCG) Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. As with any card game expansion, Goblins vs Gnomes adds new decks, new cards, and new strategies to the game. It also adds a new story, as much as you can have stories in these kinds of games. As the title too obviously points out, it is pretty much a feud between goblins and gnomes, both of whom have a different to the word "fun" in mind.

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“Warcraft” film theme and cast detailed at BlizzCon 2014

“Warcraft” film theme and cast detailed at BlizzCon 2014

The spate of comicbook superhero themed films might have gotten the majority of our attention of late, but for Blizzard's loyal fans, the one film they're most interested in is only now taking shape. At the annual BlizzCon held last week, director Duncan Jones, whose credits include "Source Code", has shared some tidbits about the upcoming film based on the hit franchise. Colloquially called "Warcraft", the film will focus on the age old war between humans and orcs. But this time, the humans won't be the only heroes.

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StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void shown off at BlizzCon 2014

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void shown off at BlizzCon 2014

Blizzard has shown off the long-awaited conclusion to StarCraft II at BlizzCon 2014, where it was revealed the title will be a standalone game unshackling gamers from Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm pre-requisites. Joining this announcement was the first official look at Legacy of the Void in the form of a trailer (we've got the video after the jump), as well as the announcement of some new modes and other interesting tidbits of information. Says Blizzard, Legacy of the Void picks up where Heart of the Swarm left off.

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Overwatch: Blizzard’s online FPS detailed for Beta release

Overwatch: Blizzard’s online FPS detailed for Beta release

Details on Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch game have begun to spill. At Blizzcon 2014, the company showed the game being played in what appeared to be an early bit of in-game gameplay. This game will be online, it'll be multiplayer, and it'll be both first-persona and third-person action, based on what we've seen thus far. Blizzard describes this game as "team-based first person shooters in objective oriented skirmishes."

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BlizzCon 14 ticket sales tap virtual attendance

BlizzCon 14 ticket sales tap virtual attendance

This week the folks at Blizzard Entertainment have let it be known that their annual gaming event extravaganza will be taking place on November 7th and 8th in Anaheim. Ticket sales for this event have been tipped for May 7th and May 10th, with a spread left open for a breather - one batch will be released one day, another on the other.

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Overwatch tipped as Blizzard’s next multiplayer gaming title

Overwatch tipped as Blizzard’s next multiplayer gaming title

As of December, 2013, Blizzard was publicly in search of a Lead Producer of what was described as the company’s "next awesome game." It was Blizzard director Michael Booth that let it be known that the company was in search of a team that would take command on an "unannounced game title." "We can’t tell you exactly what the game is yet," these listings said, "but trust us, it’s awesome."

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Heroes of the Storm Alpha invites issued: gameplay streaming begins

Heroes of the Storm Alpha invites issued: gameplay streaming begins

This week the folks behind Blizzard Entertainment’s release of the next-generation Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game Heroes of the Storm have begun inviting players to the Alpha. This means that the game will be able to be played in a limited capacity, with only those with invites allowed to take part in the game until Beta mode begins. This game is being live streamed by a number of Alpha players through Twitch this afternoon as well.

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Diablo 3 gold and real-money auction houses end-date: tomorrow

Diablo 3 gold and real-money auction houses end-date: tomorrow

It’s time to be done with the longest-lasting experiment in real-cash trade for Diablo items in the history of the Diablo gamin franchise. It will be Tuesday, March 18th when the gold and real-money auction houses are taken down entirely, while the rest of the auction house ecosystem will remain in play. Until June 24th, players will be able to access their "completed" tabs - but we wouldn’t risk it.

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Blizzard now funds college-aimed gaming tournaments: students beware

Blizzard now funds college-aimed gaming tournaments: students beware

It would seem that the term "exports" is going to be continuing to take hold as Blizzard has suggested that they'll be funding "collegiate exports" soon. This "Membership Milestone Program" as Blizzard is calling it, is being created in partnership with the folks at TeSPA (The ESports Association) to create a system that'll be both far-reaching and more well-respected than ever before - aiming it directly at college-aged individuals across the USA.

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