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Heroes of the Storm getting major rework with Progression 2.0 system

Heroes of the Storm getting major rework with Progression 2.0 system

Blizzard's MOBA title Heroes of the Storm is going to start looking a lot different next month. Today, Blizzard announced a fairly massive rework to Heroes of the Storm, called Progression 2.0. The launch of Progression 2.0 will begin a new era for the game known more broadly as Heroes of the Storm 2.0.

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Blizzard reveals StarCraft: Remastered with 4K, original StarCraft made free

Blizzard reveals StarCraft: Remastered with 4K, original StarCraft made free

StarCraft, the iconic sci-fi real-time strategy game, is finally getting a modern-day makeover. Developer Blizzard has announced that StarCraft: Remastered will be released this summer, complete with support for 4K resolution. The HD remake was revealed at the I <3 StarCraft event, hosted in Seoul, South Korea (where the original game has dedicated following to this day).

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Blizzard begins killing off Battle.net

Blizzard begins killing off Battle.net

If you happen to be heading out for drinks later tonight, be sure to pour one out for our dearly departed Battle.net. Blizzard announced last year that it would be killing its Battle.net branding after 20 long years, and with the latest update to the Battle.net desktop launcher, it's making good on that promise.

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Say hello to Orisa, Overwatch’s newest tank character

Say hello to Orisa, Overwatch’s newest tank character

After dropping a couple of hints over the past few weeks, Blizzard has at last revealed Overwatch's next hero, a tank character named Orisa. Though fans initially suspected a new character by the name of Efi Oladele, it turns out that she was merely the mastermind behind Orisa, who is a four-legged robot centered around supporting and protecting her allies in battle.

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Blizzard announces massive changes for Hearthstone’s Arena mode

Blizzard announces massive changes for Hearthstone’s Arena mode

If you're a big Hearthstone player, you're almost certainly acquainted with the game's Arena mode. While Hearthstone in general has undergone many changes since it first launched, the Arena mode has been largely left untouched, save for a few minor changes here and there. That's all about to change, as Blizzard today announced a big revamp that it'll be making to Arena with Hearthstone's 7.1 update.

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Hearthstone’s Year of the Mammoth will have three 130 card expansions

Hearthstone’s Year of the Mammoth will have three 130 card expansions

Blizzard is looking to shake things up in a major way as Hearthstone moves into 2017. When the first expansion lands later this year, it will signal the end Hearthstone's Year of the Kraken and begin its Year of the Mammoth. Given Blizzard's description of the Year of the Mammoth, the 12 months that follow will be unlike anything Hearthstone fans have seen.

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Now you can spend your WoW gold on other Blizzard games

Now you can spend your WoW gold on other Blizzard games

If you've stuck with World of Warcraft for its nearly 13 years of existence, chances are you're sitting on quite the pile of gold. It wasn't too long ago that Blizzard started letting you buy items called WoW Tokens from other players, which essentially let you pay for your monthly WoW subscription with your in-game money. Now, however, the WoW Token feature is getting a pretty major expansion, and other Blizzard games are coming along for the ride.

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Overwatch’s Year of the Rooster event begins, see what’s new

Overwatch’s Year of the Rooster event begins, see what’s new

As we told you last week, Overwatch will be celebrating the Chinese New Year in style with a brand new Year of the Rooster event that kicks off today. If you're a fan of Overwatch, you probably know the drill by now. Maps will getting festive makeovers for the duration of the event, while Blizzard has added more than 100 new cosmetic items to the game that can only be obtained by earning (or buying) Year of the Rooter loot boxes.

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Overwatch celebrates the Year of the Rooster next week

Overwatch celebrates the Year of the Rooster next week

Just a couple of weeks after its Holiday event wrapped up, Overwatch is gearing up to celebrate the Chinese New Year. We don't know a whole lot about this Year of the Rooster event at at the moment, as Blizzard is keeping details painfully slim. We do, however, have a start date and a preview of a couple legendary skins that will be up for grabs.

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Heroes of the Storm is getting a new hero: Valeera Sanguinar

Heroes of the Storm is getting a new hero: Valeera Sanguinar

Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm is getting a new update, and with it will come a new character: Valeera Sanguinar. Blizzard first announced the news in a tweet a couple days ago, and has further detailed the character in its newly released patch notes. This patch has ‘just arrived’ in the Public Test Realm, says Blizzard, and can be playtested until January 23.

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These are Elon Musk’s favorite video games

These are Elon Musk’s favorite video games

Overwatch fever has taken over, at least in the Musk household. You'd think that between SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk doesn't have much spare time on his hands, but he apparently has enough to play some video games here and there. In a new interview, Musk talks about what he's currently playing, and discusses some of his favorite games from the past as well.

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Diablo 3 20th Anniversary brings in-game goodies to other Blizzard titles

Diablo 3 20th Anniversary brings in-game goodies to other Blizzard titles

In celebration of Diablo's 20th Anniversary, Blizzard has announced cross-game promotions with each of its other titles. The Lord of Terror will be featured in all Blizzard titles in one way or another, with some games getting more content than others. Blizzard hasn't revealed when, precisely, these promotions will begin, but it seems safe to assume that they'll kick off on or around December 31, which is the anniversary of the original game's release.

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