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Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 27 Feb 2015

If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone accuse a male eSports pro of actually being a woman, I'd have... no nickels. Unfortunately, as soon as a woman climbs the ranks of eSports, speculation starts about if she really has those skills. The latest bit of internet harassment has driven a female eSports pro to leave the industry.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 19 Jan 2015

World of Warcraft is ten years old and experiencing a surge of players like they haven't seen in years. Whether it's because of the new expansion or just a strange MMORPG renaissance, it's very nice for Blizzard. But they want to reward those players who have been loyal since the beginning, and the prize is quite something.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 14 Nov 2014

Warlords of Draenor has launched. In fact, we might have a fun giveaway for you as a result, so keep an eye out in the coming days. However, the launch hasn't been easy for Blizzard as people tried to attack them when they were most vulnerable.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 04 Nov 2014

BlizzCon is coming this weekend and I'm sure Blizzard has a ton of cool stuff to tell us about. However, it seems that they simply can't contain themselves, hinting at news of StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 03 Nov 2014

Ten years ago I was enjoying my wild youth as a university student while Geoff continued to troll IRC chats. World of Warcraft launched and became the defining MMO for a generation. Despite waning numbers over the past few years, it is making a comeback. WoW isn't going to disappear anytime soon.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 03 Sep 2014

Are you pure and untouched, never having shouted "For the Horde"? Well, World of Warcraft wants you to see what all the fuss is about, even though most of its more established players have already stopped playing.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 05 May 2014

Blizzard as we know it today is all about its core franchises. But it used to make more games, back before it was even called Blizzard. Now, you can pick up those games for free from Yes, go make your nostalgia happy, and you don't need to spend a cent.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 09 Apr 2014

We all knew that Hearthstone was going to go big. It's an addictive game and people with all kinds of gaming tastes are getting hooked - it's even coming to iPad so you can carry on your addiction on the move. But how much impact is it having on eSports?

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 03 Apr 2014

Sometimes, the platform truly makes the game. Sure, almost anything could be played on PC or console. But I have a feeling that when Hearthstone makes its home on iPad, it will be unstoppable. I mean, it got Darryn addicted - and now certain regions can share in his obsession.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 12 Mar 2014

Hearthstone was a ridiculously popular closed beta. It went into open beta a few months back, and apparently it's already ready for launch. That's right, you can go and press the purple button today and start playing.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 14 Jan 2014

Hearthstone, the game everyone seems to want to play. One of the most sought after Beta Access games I've ever seen, it seems that Hearthstone is preparing to be let loose upon the world, but not before some rebalancing.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 05 Dec 2013

Ah, eSports - so fun to watch an association go through the growing pains of becoming accepted and professional. The thing that makes eSports so unique is that we expect players to act like gamers, while also being professional eSports athletes. Riot has taken a stance on this that has raised some eyebrows.