Some days you get stories that you look at and think "yeah, that's not happening", and other days it isn't so clear cut. Looking at a rumor posted late last night, I was sure that I was reading a lot of misinformation seemingly straight out of Blizzard HQ. But looking at it again, it seems a lot of it could be true. Maybe. Ok, probably not. That includes a rumor about the final StarCrat II's release date.
Hearthstone has been a roaring success for Blizzard, which only multiplied tenfold when the game finally reach iOS and Android last year. It's the perfect game to play when you should really be doing some studies, or work, or basically anything productive. It's digital crack, but it's still undermined by some incredibly unbalanced cards. The most unbalanced one though is getting a major nerf.
Metacritic. You either love them or hate them but in the end it really doesn't matter as scoring games and having someone aggregate those scores is never going to go away.
HEARTHSTONE! There’s a reason why Hearthstone is so popular, and that’s because the game is a perfect blend of being easy to learn, and damn challenging to master. It’s also bloody massive these days, with tournaments popping up everywhere, and players throwing down cards in an attempt to be number one. It’s also the kind of game that is more vulnerable than my emotional core after I weigh myself at gym, because it happens to be especially open to DDOS attacks.
You know, I honestly have no idea how to segue into a story about a new Diablo 3 patch. So I’m just going to start yammering about incremental changes and new features being added to the game. That totally counts, I reckon.
Blizzard working on a game that doesn’t end in Craft these days is about as rare as a New Year’s resolution which lasts beyond January. But that gym membership development process is indeed something real, as the developer unveiled Overwatch last year at BlizzCon, a team-based online shooter with no set date yet. A shooter which may actually need a new name thanks to one developing bugger-up in the trademark department.
Hearthstone is one of this year’s standout mobile game, even though it’s been out exclusively on Apple devices for months now. The game works far better on the go, and acts as a devilishly terrible distraction from everything else you’re probably meant to be doing during a regular day. So if you’ve been avoiding it purely because you can’t stand Apple, then you’re in trouble.
I lost interest in Blizzard’s Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft a long time ago. It’s not because the game is terrible, not by any means. It’s because I am horrendous at it. I can’t even begin to count the number of times a plethora of swear words has left my mouth when one of my high level cards got turned into a fuzzy little sheep at the hand of that goddamned Mage. It’s just one of the few things that put me off. For those of you who have endured the hardships of the game, and unlike me, have actually taken the time to construct solid decks and learn different strategies, I hope you’re ready for more punishment… I mean fun. The Goblins Vs Gnomes expansion is out today!
I don’t think there’s been a card game since the original Magic: The Gathering and Yu Gi Oh! arrived, that has managed to garner as much interest as Hearthstone: Heroes Of Warcraft. While I prefer playing more casually and not dipping my feet too deep into those card battle waters, the game has managed to create a deep meta-system over the last year with various tactics and strategies. And you can expect the first expansion for Hearthstone to make that rabbit hole even deeper.
Alright folks, it’s time to check out another character from Heroes of the Storm! Last week, I showed you Anub’arak the traitor king. This week, we take a look at Sonya, the badass, dual-wielding female barbarian from Diablo III.
Sometimes, you can’t just rely on a Pokémon's natural development tree in order to train up a massive badass. Sometimes, your Zigzagoon which you’ve cunningly named Ziggy Stardust, needs a little performance enhancer. Like most athletes who avoid urine tests, the latest Pokémon games are full Teaching Machines. And here’s where you can find them.
Well here’s something we haven’t done forever! I hope you missed it, because we’re giving Heroes of the Storm loving once more with some hero spotlights. A long time ago, we looked at Nova, the sneaky ghost who excels at sniping off weaker targets. This week we will check out Anub'arak, the traitor king from the Warcraft universe.
Just a few months ago, things weren’t looking so hot for World of Warcraft. Granted, there were still millions of active players, but it was on a slow and steady decline. Blizzard were hoping that Warlords of Draenor would revitalise things somewhat, and it has.
World of Warcraft has been around for a decade or so now (believe it or not), and the game shows no real sign of slowing down. Blizzard have kept it fresh with regular updates and frequent expansions, meaning there are still millions of regular subscribers. Many of these gamers experienced all manner of issues with the launch of the latest expansion, Warlords of Draenor. As if busy servers weren't enough of a headache, a recent DDOS attack made matters worse. It all seems to have been fixed for the most part, and Blizzard have since said sorry. They are also offering some free game-time as compensation.
Blizzcon took place this weekend and it brought a whole lot of new announcements and reveals for all of Blizzard’s titles. I of course had my eye on the MOBA side of things. Heroes of the Storm isn’t even out of Alpha, at least not yet anyways, but it will be receiving even more content in the coming months - new heroes, new battlegrounds, new competitive features, and finally, a move from Alpha to closed Beta