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Blizzard’s ‘Heroes of the Storm’ arrives June 2

Blizzard’s ‘Heroes of the Storm’ arrives June 2

Blizzard has announced that its upcoming Heroes of the Storm game will be launching on June 2, and ahead of that debut will be open beta testing kicking off on May 19. Heroes of the Storm is a free-to-play online game for teams that pulls in “a diverse cast” of the maker’s most iconic characters and pits them together in battle. There are different gameplay modes, customization options, ranked play for skilled players (and options for newbies), and much more.

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Blizzard’s ‘Hearthstone’ arrives on iOS and Android

Blizzard’s ‘Hearthstone’ arrives on iOS and Android

Blizzard Entertainment has announced the launch of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for Android and iOS, bringing the strategy card game to mobile users. The interface has been rehashed so that it is better aligned with the needs of small displays, while the game itself is promised to be easy to learn and fast when played. Those who have been using the tablet, Windows, or Mac OS X versions of the game will find the smartphone version to be largely similar, including the different content and features available through those software packages.

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Diablo III becomes MMORPG with a camera angle change

Diablo III becomes MMORPG with a camera angle change

Behold, the one way in which you're going to come back to the Diablo franchise without hating yourself for dropping all those SOJs in a huff. A new camera angle! A demonstration of a new camera angle has been released to the public by innovator Monstrousd3, one in which you'll find yourself face to face with your enemies, in a way you've only ever once experienced before - back when you dropped D3 for the first time and went back to World of Warcraft.

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Blizzard’s ‘Heroes of the Dorm’ tournament will be covered by ESPN

Blizzard’s ‘Heroes of the Dorm’ tournament will be covered by ESPN

Blizzard Entertainment has announced its new "Heroes of the Dorm" tournament for, you guessed it, college students. These students will be battling for a litany of prizes, the best ones probably being the funds for tuition (in excess of $450,000 is up for grabs). While it's a fun shot for college students to get a leg up in their college (and perhaps gaming) career, it's a big milestone for eSports in general: for the first time ever, ESPN will be offering live televised coverage of an eSports event.

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World of Warcraft tokens bring 30 days of gameplay

World of Warcraft tokens bring 30 days of gameplay

World of Warcraft's creator has announced a new in-game item that'll give gamers 30 days of gameplay for redeeming it (or gold, depending on circumstance). They're called Tokens, and they can be bought with real-life money in the shop, then swapped to get in-game gold. Some other gamers, nearing the end of their subscription and in need of getting a gaming fix for one more money, will be able to buy that token, then, and redeem it for a month's worth of playing.

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World-bending changes: Warcraft III models in Starcraft II

World-bending changes: Warcraft III models in Starcraft II

If you are a fan of both of Blizzard's *Craft games, then soon you will get your chance to bring them all together into one messy whole. The game publisher has just announced that it is bringing thousands of Warcraft III assets into the StarCraft II world, first via the Public Test Realm (PTR) channel. This will give testers some time to dream up wars and scenarios, and maybe even reenactments, which Blizzard may spotlight once the patches roll out to the wider public.

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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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