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Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 17 Dec 2014

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.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 09 Dec 2014

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!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 03 Dec 2014

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.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 25 Nov 2014

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.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 21 Nov 2014

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.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 19 Nov 2014

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.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 10 Nov 2014

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

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 10 Nov 2014

It’s very hard to keep a secret in today’s industry, but Blizzard has been doing just that for years. While everyone focused on the now cancelled MMO, Project Titian, Blizzard was working on something else. That something is Overwatch, a new competitive class-based shooter that was revealed this weekend at BlizzCon.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 07 Nov 2014

Heroes of the Storm is insanely action-packed. What with all that creep killing and spell casting which kicks off the moment the gates are pulled down, it’s almost too much to take in visually! There’s no doubt that the title is going to spawn a plethora of merchandise and media, before and after its official release. Things have already kicked off though, as GUNNAR Optiks have announced a partnership with Blizzard. They have a whole range of Heroes of the Storm eyewear lined up for you to protect your eyeballs with.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 03 Nov 2014

    

Hearthstone has come a long way in the last year. From an experimental stab at an alternative genre with a smaller development crew, the game has blossomed into a fun (and profitable) experience over at Blizzard. It’s also a game with a surprising amount of longevity, as Hearthstone is still sitting pretty with gamers. And that’s thanks to some new content in the form of the Curse of Nik Nax. So what’s next for Hearthstone? A visit to other lands by the looks of things.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 22 Oct 2014

At onepoint this year, I was incredibly addicted to Hearthstone. As soon as it hit the iPad I was hooked again, making university a slightly more difficult task to undertake. Hearthstone is perfect on the go, but it’s taking a little while longer to get it running on all your handheld devices.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 13 Oct 2014

Destiny may not exactly be a critical success. For some, it’s one of the biggest disappointments of the year. That, however, hardly matters. What’s really important is that people are still playing it, a month on. It might surprise you just how many are.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 08 Oct 2014

There’s no denying that Diablo 3: Reaper Of Souls is a tad bit more casual on console. And that’s a good thing. Hell, it’s fantastic, as the different approach made for a better game overall. That’s going to change slightly however, as the game is about to get patched up to match the recent PC additions. So prepare to say goodbye to your loved ones as you descend into hell once again.