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Gaming News 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Lord of the Rings Online

Patch 20.1.1 came out this week.

World of Warcraft

The Volnteer Guard Day micro-holiday is going this weekend.

A live Q&A was this week. You can check out the VoD for what Game Director Ion Hazzikostas had to say.

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Diablo 3

A Live Q&A on the Necromancer is coming this Wednesday.

The Necromancer Beta patch notes were updated.

Starcraft 2

Coming in patch 3.13.0 is a new Co-Ops Commander: Fenix.

Also coming is a new Co-Op Mission Scythe of Amon.

Heroes of the Storm

Heroes 2.0 came out this week!

Two new heroes are out as well: Genji and D.Va.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

There is an event going as well, where you must play 5 games a week with a friend for the next few weeks. Don't miss out on the rewards!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Lord of the Rings Online

The 10th Anniversary celebration is going on.

World of Warcraft

Noblegarden is going. It's got a mount, pets, and clothes, and it ends tomorrow. Don't miss it if you want them!

A new short story is out: "Dark Mirror".

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Diablo 3

The Necromancer Beta is going. If you want to join in the fun, follow the link to find out how.

Starcraft 2

Check out the new preview: Patch 3.13.0 Preview: Rewind.

Out this week: a new balance update.

A new co-op commander is being announced Monday, April 24th.

Heroes of the Storm

They released a new balance update this week.

Updates to the open beta also occured.

Most exciting for the game though is the coming of Heroes 2.0 this Tuesday! There's going to be a launch event, so if you're excited about this update, check it out.

Starcraft

Patch 1.18 is out, and Starcraft is now free! If you've never played it before, now is your chance.

Updates (apparently leading up to the release of Starcraft: Remastered) are being released as well. Check them out on the official Starcraft site. Next one comes Wednesday.

Overwatch

A new event, Overwatch: Uprising is now going until May 1st. Check it out!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter :}

Lord of the Rings Online

LotRO's 10th Anniversary is this year! See what they're doing to commemorate the event in this announcement!

Sunday, April 09, 2017

World of Warcraft

See what's going on This month in WoW.

A new blog is out: Unlocking Flying in Legion.

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Diablo 3

Coming soon: the Necromancer beta test!

Heroes of the Storm

A new patch is out this week, bringing a new hero: Cassia.

There's also been an update about veteran loot chests being awarded with Heroes 2.0. Heroes 2.0 will be going live April 25th.

Hearthstone

The expansion, Journey to Un'goro, is out.

Overwatch

A new digital comic is out: "Uprising".

Sunday, April 02, 2017

World of Warcraft

Patch 7.2: The Tomb of Sargeras is out! See the patch notes!

For the PvP-minded, Legion Season 3 has begun.

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Diablo 3

Starcraft 2

Out this week: Patch 3.12.

Check these out, and just consider what day they were announced :} :

Heroes of the Storm

There was a balance update and a hotfix this week.

More interesting though is the announcement of Heroes of the Storm 2.0. They've already got the open beta going, so check out the beta patch notes.

A preview of a feature coming with Heroes of the Storm 2.0 is up: Flaunt Your Hero Prowess with Hero Mastery Taunts!.

Hearthstone

There was a Hearthside chat put up this week.

The Expansion launches April 6th.

A new E. Malone's Journal is out: E. Malone's Journal - Week Four.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

World of Warcraft

Coming this Tuesday, March 28th: Patch 7.2: The Tomb of Sargeras!

There was another VoD Q&A this week, this one on content in patch 7.2. Check out what was said, and see the patch 7.2 trailer here.

A new preview for patch 7.2 is out: Patch 7.2 Preview: A Challenging Appearance!.

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Lord of the Rings Online

Out this week: Update 20!

Diablo 3

Out this week: Patch 2.5.0.

For those who play on XBox One and Playstation 4, this patch also brings seasons to those versions.

Starcraft 2

Starcraft 2 will be celebration Noble Garden. Check out the announcement to see the portraits you can earn.

We also got another preview for patch 3.12: Patch 3.12 Preview: Brand New Skins.

Starcraft

Because one Starcraft just isn't enough, and who can argue?, Blizzard is going to be releasing Starcraft Remastered. It is exactly as it sounds :} Follow that link, watch the video, play with the slider on the images to compare, then go train more SCVs to mine the minerals to buy this one :}

Heroes of the Storm

There was a hotfix this week.

Hearthstone

There was also a stream this week.

Check out the Hearthside chat: Hearthside Chat: Un'Goro Quests with Peter Whalen.

A new E. Malone's Journal is out: E. Malone's Journal - Week Three.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

World of Warcraft

The micro-holiday going on this weekend is Un’goro Madness. Get more info on micro-holidays here.

There was another VoD Q&A this week, this time on itemization. See more info and where to watch it here.

A new preview for patch 7.2 is out: Patch 7.2 Preview: Return to the Broken Shore.

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Diablo 3

This week we got a blog on the Necromancer: Necromancer Update: The Meleemancer.

We also got first looks at Season 10 and patch 2.5.0.

Heroes of the Storm

The For Azeroth! event has been reactivated through March 26th. If you missed your first shot, or didn't quite complete it before the original deadline, you just got another week to complete it, keeping your previous progress!

A new patch is out this week, bringing us a new hero: Probius.

Hearthstone

Overwatch

The PTR is up.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Lord of the Rings Online

There will be downtime for the LotRO game and websites on Wednesday, March 15th.

World of Warcraft

There was a VoD Q&A this week on PvP in Legion. See more info and where to watch it here.

Speaking of PvP, the current season is ending soon.

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Diablo 3

Updates were made to the PTR patch notes.

Starcraft 2

Patch 3.11 is out.

We also got a balance update.

Heroes of the Storm

A new patch is up on the PTR.

For those who haven't completed the 15 games required for the current event going, remember that ends March 14th. You need to get those games in now.

The next event coming is for those who haven't got Cho'Gall yet. If you don't have him already, you'll have a chance to get him. All you have to do is pair up with someone who has the hero already, play the head your partner doesn't, and win twice.

Hearthstone

Overwatch

Check out the new digital comic: "Binary".

Sunday, March 05, 2017

World of Warcraft

See what's going on this month in WoW.

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Diablo 3

Season 9 is ending March 17th, so if you haven't got everything you wanted yet from the season, now is the time.

Starcraft 2

A new Co-Op mission based on the arcade game Left2Die is coming in the next patch. See information about it in the blog Patch 3.11 Preview: Dead of Night.

Heroes of the Storm

Check out this week's balance update.

Some new things coming in the next patch are talked about in the blog: Patch Preview: Party Frames, Portrait Flames, and Killstreak Fame.

Hearthstone

The next expansion has been announced: Journey to Un'Goro.

Overwatch

The PTR is up.

A new hero is coming. See more info in the New Hero First Look: Orisa.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

World of Warcraft

Wing 3 for the Nighthold on Raid Finder is now open. Per the preview linked, Wing 4 will open March 7th.

You can now watch the Live Q&A VoD held this week.

Another "Unlocking Flying" blog is out: Unlocking Flying: Class Order Campaign.

A new preview for patch 7.2 is out: Patch 7.2 Preview: Shake Up the Battlegrounds with PvP Brawls.

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Diablo 3

The Patch 2.5.0 notes have been updated again this week.

Overwatch

We have a new lore bit from Blizzard this week: An Interview with Inventor Efi Oladele.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

World of Warcraft

A Developer Q & A is coming February 23rd.

A new blog discussing another requirement for unlocking flying is out: Unlocking Flying: World Quests.

We also get a preview of a feature to track sets in the blog: Patch 7.2: Transmogrification Sets Are Coming!.

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Diablo 3

The Patch 2.5.0 notes have been updated again this week.

Hearthstone

For those interested in Hearthstone, see what to look forward to this year in the blog A Year of Mammoth Proportions!

There will also be a Developer Insights LiveStream on February 21st.

Heroes of the Storm

A patch and a hotfix came out this week.

The For Azeroth! event mentioned last week is now going.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

World of Warcraft

A new blog about the upcoming Pet Battle Dungeon is out: A Call From the Caverns: Pet Battle Dungeon Preview.

Love is in the Air is going.

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Diablo 3

A new Developer Chronicle is out: Developer Chronicles - Rift Fishing.

The Patch 2.5.0 notes have been updated.

Heroes of the Storm

A hotfix came out this week.

The PTR patch notes have also been updated.

Coming February 14th through March 14th, a new event is coming with rewards for both World of Warcraft and Heroes of the Storm. Get the details from the official announcement.

Overwatch

The PTR is now available.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Lord of the Rings Online

Update 19.3 is coming Monday. Check out the patch notes to see what to expect.

World of Warcraft

Love is in the Air, among other things. Check out what goes on This Month in WoW.

Blizzard gives some tips on how to find some of the tougher-to-get-to locations for the Broken Isles Explorer achievement (and ultimately the Pathfinder: Part One achievement) in the blog Unlocking Flying: Explorer.

Another blog gives us a look at what's coming in 7.2 with Preview: Legion Assaults on the Broken Isles.

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Diablo 3

Patch 2.5.0 is now up on the PTR. New features are coming: an armory and crafting material storage. (Sadly, no Necromancer yet.)

Starcraft 2

Patch 3.10.1 is out.

Heroes of the Storm

Just as a friendly reminder, the Lunar Festival runs until February 14th, so if you're going for the rooster mount, get those 25 races in by then.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Lord of the Rings Online

A new Producer's Letter has been posted, telling us about plans going forward, including Mordor and High Elves. Read it to find out more.

World of Warcraft

Want to unlock flying in the Broken Isles as soon as possible? Check out part of what's needed in the blog Unlocking Flying: Pathfinder Part One.

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Diablo 3

The Necromancer Q&A is viewable on different venues. Check them out and choose your venue from this post on the D3 official forums.

Ther's also a followup posted to a Q&A held back in December. Check it out here.

Starcraft 2

Patch 3.10 is out.

A new event, Ulnar New Year, is now going as well.

Season 1 for 2017 has also begun.

Heroes of the Storm

A new patch is out as well as a balance update.

Overwatch

Overwatch is celebrating the Year of the Rooster.

Also released in celebration: Overwatch Tapestry: "Winston's Journey to the West".

Sunday, January 22, 2017

World of Warcraft

The Lunar Festival is here.

Going now is the first micro-holiday: Call of the Scarab. See more about it in the announcement Remembering the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj.

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Diablo 3

Coming this Thursday: a Facebook Live Q&A on the Necromancer.

Heroes of the Storm

The Lunar Festival is coming to Heroes of the Storm as well.

A new patch is up on the PTR.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Lord of the Rings Online

Out this week: Update 19.2.2.

World of Warcraft

Coming this Tuesday: patch 7.1.5.

A preview for the Nighthold has also been posted.

Diablo 3

Patch 2.4.3 is out. Check out the link for the patch notes or the overview for the basics.

Season 9 has also begun.

Also posted in celebration of Diablo's 20th Anniversary: Developer Insights: 20 years of Diablo.

Heroes of the Storm

A new patch came out, and also a balance update.

Also posted: Explaining the new Armor system.

Overwatch

The PTR is up.

New blog posted: Oasis Travel Tips.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

New Year's Day

Happy New Year!

World of Warcraft

Don't miss the fireworks!

See what's happening this month in WoW!

Diablo 3

See what's going to happen in Blizzard's games to celebrate Diablo's 20th Anniversary.

Also check out the 20th Anniversary retrospective.

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