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Hearthstone Madness at the Darkmoon Faire – 7 cards you need to see at launch

Hearthstone Madness at the Darkmoon Faire – 7 cards you need to see at launch

The time is upon us - the latest expansion for Hearthstone is about to launch into the wild for real. This set, Madness at the Darkmoon Faire rolls with such monstrosities as Y'Shaarj, the Defiler, adding every Corrupted card you've played this game to your hand, making them cost ZERO the same turn said creature is unleashed. Or Blood of G'huun, a creature that'll summon a 5/5 copy of a minion from your deck each turn.

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Activision Blizzard franchises might all be coming to mobile

Activision Blizzard franchises might all be coming to mobile

Despite the advent of streaming and the upcoming new console iteration, mobile gaming is still a lucrative market as the number of smartphones in the market far surpasses even those of console and PCs combined. Previously shunned by big publishers and developers, many companies have seen the profits that can be made from mobile games, whether tie-ins or ports. Activision Blizzard, one such giant, is even mulling bringing not just a few but almost all its gaming properties to smartphones, at least someday in the future.

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Virtual BlizzCon event will be much more accessible than in previous years

Virtual BlizzCon event will be much more accessible than in previous years

The COVID-19 pandemic has been bad news for conventions of all kinds, and earlier this year, Blizzard announced that its yearly BlizzCon event would not only be delayed because of the pandemic, but also held entirely online. Typically, BlizzCon happens right around this time each year, at the beginning of November. Because of the pandemic, what would have been BlizzCon 2020 will now be held in February as an all online event called BlizzConline.

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands gets November release date following delay

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands gets November release date following delay

As we opened October, Blizzard announced that it was delaying Shadowlands, the upcoming 8th expansion for World of Warcraft. Originally slated for October 27th, Blizzard at the time announced that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands would now be arriving at some point later in 2020 without giving us a precise release date. Today we finally got that new release date, with Blizzard confirming that the expansion will indeed be here before the end of the year.

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Blizzard halts development on StarCraft 2 after 10 years

Blizzard halts development on StarCraft 2 after 10 years

Blizzard has delivered some sour news for fans of StarCraft 2. The company has confirmed that is has essentially halted development on StarCraft 2, confirming that it will no longer be "producing additional for-purchase content, such as Commanders and War Chests." That doesn't mean support for StarCraft 2 will dry up entirely, but as far as new content is concerned, we've reached the end of the road.

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands delayed at the last minute

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands delayed at the last minute

It looks like those of you who were gearing up to follow Sylvanas Windrunner into the Shadowlands will have to wait a bit longer to do it. Today, Blizzard announced a delay for World of Warcraft's next expansion, Shadowlands, saying that it needed more time to get the game ready for release. This delay is coming at the last minute, as Blizzard had previously announced a release date of October 27th for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands.

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Mike Morhaime launches Dreamhaven with ex-Blizzard dream team

Mike Morhaime launches Dreamhaven with ex-Blizzard dream team

Blizzard co-founder and former president Mike Morhaime today announced that he's opening up a new game company with his wife, Amy Morhaime, and a number of former Blizzard employees. That new game company will be called Dreamhaven, and from the start, it'll serve as parent company to two game studios named Moonshot Games and Secret Door. There's a lot we don't know about these companies here at this early stage, but given that they'll now be home to a number of former Blizzard staff, there certainly seems to be reason for players to get excited.

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands release date confirmed with new trailer

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands release date confirmed with new trailer

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed a lot of games that were slated to be out at some point in 2020, but throughout the changes necessitated by the spread of the disease, Blizzard has insisted that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will still be out this year. As surprising as it may be, that is one promise the company can apparently keep, as Blizzard has revealed the release date for Shadowlands.

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Hearthstone Scholomance Academy released with 2 free packs for card play

Hearthstone Scholomance Academy released with 2 free packs for card play

This morning Blizzard released the latest expansion for the digital collectable card game Hearthstone. This latest expansion goes by the name Scholomance Academy, and it includes 135 new cards in total. With the launch of this set, gamers are able to claim a couple of free packs of cards after they play 25 cards in Play mode.

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Overwatch Cities & Countries soundtrack arrives: How to stream it

Overwatch Cities & Countries soundtrack arrives: How to stream it

Blizzard has released a new free soundtrack for its hit Overwatch game, offering fans new music related to the cities and countries featured in the fictional world. This isn't the first album Blizzard has offered Overwatch for free; anyone can also stream its "Collector's Edition Soundtrack" and the "Synaesthesia Auditiva" album, as well.

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Gamers will soon be able to change their World of Warcraft gender for free

Gamers will soon be able to change their World of Warcraft gender for free

World of Warcraft players will soon be able to change their character's gender without paying the somewhat hefty fee, Blizzard has revealed. The change will arrive as part of the recently detailed Shadowlands expansion, which will arrive for everyone later this year. As of now, players who don't want to pay the fee can still change their character's gender presentation for free.

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Blizzard just cancelled their yearly convention: No BlizzCon 2020

Blizzard just cancelled their yearly convention: No BlizzCon 2020

As of this afternoon, Blizzard made it official: There will be no BlizzCon 2020. This is an update to a previously-released statement that said they'd be considering the future. Now it's become a more solid understanding that BlizzCon 2020 will, indeed, be cancelled outright. This does not mean that future BlizzCon events will be held, only that here in 2020, there will be BlizzCon whatsoever.

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