Feb 27 2017
Hearthstone players should start gathering their expedition gear, such as pith helmets and tents, now. Blizzard has announced the next expansion for the popular free mmo, and it features plenty of new cards and features. The Hearthstone Journey to Un'Goro expansion will take players deep into the Un'Goro Crater as they tag along with Elise Starseeker and her junior explorers.The Hearthstone Journey to Un'Goro expansion will bring 135 all-new ... Read
Aug 01 2016
A lavish feast awaits you inside Medivh's tower when a newly unveiled Hearthstone Adventure release August 12.
The Hearthstone Adventure: One Night In Karazhan rolls out the red carpet into the lair of Azeroth's most powerful mage."Medivh’s magical prowess is surpassed only by his love for extravagant shindigs, and he has spared no expense to entertain his cherished guests—lavish feasts, impeccable Opera performances, and more await you insi... Read
Apr 14 2016
Up until the launch of Hearthstone, card battling videogames had often struggled to stick. We've seen a few over the years, from Pokemon The Trading Card Game on the Game Boy, all the way through to the latest season of Magic The Gathering, but by and large, card games have been more popular in their natural habitat as conventional tabetop titles.
Of course, Hearthstone had many factors on its side as it vied for success, from its free to play b... Read
Mar 30 2016
Way back in the day, back when mmo games were still MUDs, Sega of Japan introduced a unique notion into gaming - the SST Band. The SST Band were Sega's in-house band, responsible for recreating the epic, 8 and 16-bit MIDI tones of games like After Burner and Space Harrier into glorious, Live, rock music.
Now, after years of game developers purely making software (and the occasional documentary, anime series and full feature movie), we're finally... Read
Mar 26 2016
You've probably heard about a bunch of Old Gods headed to Hearthstone, but do you know what threat they pose?
Developers have been kind enough to release lore previews of the ancient beings that will be dominating rpg decks when the Whispers of the Old Gods expansion hits -- and today's spotlight features N'Zoth.
The Hearthstone N'Zoth lore preview tries to lift some of the mystery surrounding this insidious creature.Even among the Hearthst... Read
Mar 14 2016
A wicked third expansion will be making its way to Hearthstone, and you can secure your 50-pack bundle of card packs starting today at US$49.99.
Every Hearthstone: Whispers of the Old Gods pre-purchase will grant a player with a special Old Gods-design card back with a creepy roving eyeball at the center.
Watch the Hearthstone Whispers of the Old Gods cinematic for a recap on the terror what's coming:The upcoming expansion unveiled over the... Read
Feb 19 2016
Back in the early 1990s, when things like mmo games, even online gaming in general, was in its infancy, we saw a lot of "firsts" that have gone on to become industry standard practices. One of these things was the now popular community manager, although the job was way cooler back then.
Circa 1993, John Romero, co-founder of id Software got a special thirty made, with his logo for Doom on the front and "wrote it" emblazoned on the back. No only ... Read
Feb 06 2016
Hearthstone card battles will face off again next month and compete for a US$10,000 prize pool in the ESL Hearthstone Legendary Series Katowice 2016 tournament to be held during the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship 2016 on March 4 to 6.
An official major tournament, the ESL Hearthstone Legendary Series Katowice 2016 will invite eight of the best duelers in the deckbuilding rpg game to face off and also earn valuable 2016 Hearthstone Cham... Read
Feb 02 2016
As a person who's been involved in digital and physical gaming for decades, it's interesting to see how closely the two mediums are beginning to intertwine in terms of design and practices. The latest example is how the Hearthstone mmo is taking a page out of Magic: The Gathering's playbook by introducing set rotation into the game. In a new developer blog, players are introduced to the new Hearthstone game formats: Standard and Wild.The lowd... Read
Nov 25 2015
Now that the dust has settled with the end of the 2015 Hearthstone World Championship held at BlizzCon, players are gearing up for the next full season. Blizzard has taken a hard look at how the eSports competition for the free mmo has worked out so far, and they're making some changes. Of primary interest to participants is that the Hearthstone World Championship prize pool for 2016 will be one million dollars.Based upon feedback given by pl... Read