So my latest addiction is Blizzard's new card game, Hearthstone, and while I’m pretty useless at it I love how Blizzard handles the rankings so I am at least given a chance while I sit in my level 19 pit of squalor.
There’s a long weekend coming up, and some travelling to do on the horizon no doubt. Need some entertainment, and happen to be tired of reaching three stars on veteran in Kingdom Rush? Well good news, because Blizzard’s insanely addictive Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now out globally for the iPad.
If you haven’t tried it out yet, you’re missing on some damn good fun in the Blizzard card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. It’s got a great pace, looks great and is easy to learn. That, and it’s completely free, and is structured in such a way that you actually want to spend real cash on it. And now, Hearthstone (HEARTHSTONE!) is getting bigger.
I’ve just recently started playing Diablo 3, on console. And I’m freakin’ loving it. It’s a great game, and beautifully balanced and it has me excited for the console release of Reaper of Souls. PC gamers already have that experience. And they’re also getting a new patch to rebalance the game.
I’m pretty late to the Diablo 3 party. I only just picked up the game for Xbox 360, but I have to admit, I’m having a blast playing as monk with fists of iron. As usual, I am way beyond fashionably late, as the expansion is out for PC. And it has sold plenty so far.
Its finally here, the expansion to the stupidly addictive clickiness that Blizzard gave to us nearly two years ago! I won't ignore the fact that some of you likely had your issues with the game, whether it be of the error 37 kind or just simply a hatred for something it did or didn't do to meet your expectations. You may be wondering why in hell you should now consider paying the price of a full game for an expansion. The simple answer is this: Reaper of Souls takes what you hated about Diablo III, fixes them, then throws in a whole lot of extra content to keep you busy for many, many hours.
April Fools is like Christmas for writers. It’s an excuse to exercise some creative talent, while an old Scrooge in the comments section yells bah humbug at everything posted. There’s a lot of great content posted on the first day of April. But this was some of the best.
Everyone who knows me knows how much I dig cosplay, especially when I dress up like Bane in order to talk to the Mormons who go door to door every week in my neighbourhood. There’s a lot of great cosplay out there. And then there is truly magnificent works of art that walk past you. There’s only way to describe this particular example: Demonic.
Dial your watches back to a decade ago folks. Remember in the early years of the 2000s, Blizzard announced a third person action stealth game centred around a Terran espionage operative – or ghost – named Nova? that game was meant to be released on the PlayStation 2, Xbox and Gamecube. For all intents and purposes, the game has been cancelled – but Blizzard refuses to acknowledge that, preferring to label it as being on "indefinite hold." We may see it yet.
It’s almost time, oh faithful crusaders of the Blizzard brand. Diablo III expands like a waist line during the festive season with the Reaper of Souls add-on this year. And if you pre-order it, you’ll get a bonus or two.
For the past few financial years and months there has been a common thread running through all reporting and that is what World of Warcraft as a business entity is doomed. When WoW was first released t blew everyone out the water and quickly sky rocketed to a massive 12 million subscribers.
There are only three things in life that are a certainty, and that’s death, taxes and a new Call of Duty every year. For the last couple of years, Treyarch and Infinity Ward have taken turns releasing a Call of Duty game every two years. And now, that threesome just added another partner.
So you’ve downloaded that free to play game from Blizzard, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. You’re all eager to start playing, you’ve done the tutorial and then WHAM! You forget that the closed beta participants have been packing major cards for the last couple of months. You need help. And I’m going to give it you.
If there was one game that convinced me to get a Playstation 4, it had to be Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls. Jamming the game with fellow writers and getting my couch co-op on was just too much fun. And yes, I did click around on PC as well. Blizzard’s Andrew Chambers, John Hight and Matthew Berger had plenty to say about the game. So stay awhile and listen.
If there is one genre that has really proven to be a success, it’s the MOBA game. Titles like League of Legends and DOTA have proven that gamers can’t get enough of the tower defense genre, which started as a mod for Starcraft way back in the day. Since then, it’s grown to become something massive, and now it’s coming home to Blizzard.