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Gaming News 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Lord of the Rings Online

There's a Developer Diary on episodic content, focusing on the current episodic content involving Bingo Boffin, and another one on cosmetic weapons.

Warcraft

More information about using and having the WoW Token was posted.

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Diablo 3

Some new content is coming in 2.3.0. See the Preview of the Ruins of Sescheron.

Hearthstone

Coming this August: The Grand Tournament. See about the Hero Powers too.

Heroes of the Storm

There's a new patch with a new hero, Leoric.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Lord of the Rings Online

See what's coming in Update 16.2. Looks like Monday, 20 July, since the servers will be down for an update.

Warcraft

See highlights of the Timewalking dungeons: Utgarde Pinnacle and The Nexus.

A new option to attempt to reduce PvP queue times is being developed. Check out Mercenary Mode.

Check out the latest hotfixes and the PTR patch notes.

Starcraft 2

If you want to pre-purchase Legacy of the Void through Blizzard, you now can. If you're holding out for the Collector's edition though, you've still got some waiting to do.

See the latest Legacy of the Void Beta balance update and beta patch notes.

Hearthstone

Blizzard says they've got a momentous announcement coing July 22nd. Follow that link for more info.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Warcraft

See highlights of the Timewalking dungeons: Halls of Lightning and Gundrak.

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Warcraft

See what's going on this month in WoW.

Warlords PvP Season 2 begins.

See highlights of the Timewalking dungeon: Ahn'Kahet.

See what Blizzard says are Azeroth's Six Best Beaches.

Don't forget to check on the latest hotfixes.

Diablo 3

Patch 2.3.0 is on the PTR. Check out the Patch notes.

Heroes of the Storm

A patch came out this week, which included the new map Eternal Conflict.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Warcraft

Patch 6.2: Fury of Hellfire is out. Check out the Survival Guide and Feature Overview.

See highlights of the Timewalking dungeons: The Slave-Pens and The Shattered Halls.

Don't forget to check on the latest hotfixes.

Starcraft 2

See the latest Legacy of the Void Beta balance update.

Diablo 3

Coming to a PTR near you: Patch 2.3.0. Check out the preview.

Heroes of the Storm

The PTR is now live. Check out the patch notes. You can also check out the developer insights on the patch.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Warcraft

Patch 6.2: Fury of Hellfire will be released this Tuesday. See the planned Hellfire Citadel raid schedule. Don't miss the blog on the Legendary questline either.

See previews of the Timewalking dungeons: Mana-Tombs and Black Morass.

If you haven't logged in in a while, your character name may be in jeopardy. Name reclamation is coming.

Starcraft 2

A prologue for Legacy of the Void is coming: Whispers of Oblivion.

See the new Legacy of the Void Beta balance update.

Hearthstone

New patch out: Patch 2.7.0.9166.

Heroes of the Storm

See what Blizzard has In Development and be ready for the coming PTR.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

General

Interested in my take on Heroes of the Storm? See Eonwe's new review.

Lord of the Rings Online

The Spring Festival is going.

Warcraft

Were you one of the players eager to get flying in Draenor? Good news: it's coming!

Warlords PvP season 1 is ending soon.

We've got some previews here: one for the shipyard and one for the next tier armor sets.

There's also the Timewalking highlight on The Arcatraz.

Starcraft 2

New preview of the next Legacy of the Void Balance Update.

Hearthstone

A new mode of play is coming: Tavern Brawl.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Warcraft

Check out some previews for 6.2. There's a blog for Ashran Updates and one for Hellfire Citadel.

There's also updates to the PTR patch notes.

Lord of the Rings Online

LotRO servers will be down Monday from 6am to 1pm eastern for an update. Patch notes will be available during the downtime.

Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm is live. Check out the latest patch notes.

Hearthstone

New Heroes have been announced.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Warcraft

June starts tomorrow. See what's going on This Month in WoW.

PTR patch notes were updated.

Starcraft 2

Check out the notes for Legacy of the Void Beta Patch 2.5.2.

Meet the new Terran unit in town, the Liberator.

Heroes of the Storm

Don't forget, Heroes of the Storm launches June 02nd.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Warcraft

Check out the new Dev Watercooler on Itemization in 6.2.

If you're a pet collector, see the blog Preview 6.2 - Pets Galore.

Recent hotfixes. See them.

Lord of the Rings Online

Check out the Summer Executive Producer's Letter.

Starcraft 2

Check out the Legacy of the Void Beta: Balance Update Preview.

Diablo 3

Patch 2.2.1 is live.

Heroes of the Storm

It has begun! The Open Beta, that is. There's also global play.

Check out the blog World's First Butterfly Cosplay - Part 3: Bringing Monarch Brightwing to Life.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Warcraft

A new blog is up: Mastering the Many Mounts.

The PTR patch notes have been updated again.

Recent hotfixes. See them.

Lord of the Rings Online

Game and account servers will be down Monday May 18th 3:00am to 2:00pm for maintenance.

Starcraft 2

Patch 2.2.10 is out.

We got a Legacy of the Void Balance Update preview and then the Balance Update itself.

Diablo 3

Blizzard suggests that this third Anniversary of Diablo 3, we not bull-lieve everything we hear. See their blog Debunking the Cowspiracy. Good luck.

Heroes of the Storm

Check out the closed beta patch notes and the Performance Notification Updates.

Hearthstone

Patch 2.6.0.8834 notes. See them.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Warcraft

Check out the preview for items coming in 6.2: Patch 6.2 Preview—Bonus Events and Adventure Guide.

Check out the PTR patch notes.

See the recent hotfixes.

Diablo 3

Patch 2.2.1 is on the PTR. See the patch notes here.

Heroes of the Storm

Check out the blog Developer Insights: Patch Preview 5/5/2015.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Lord of the Rings Online

Coming Soon: Update 16: Ashes of Osgiliath. See the Developer Diaries on Legendary Item Imbuement and the new Instance Cluster that are coming with this update.

Servers will be down Monday May 4th 8:00am to 1:00pm for an update.

Warcraft

See what's going on this month in WoW.

Check out the PTR patch notes and the Tanaan Jungle Zone Preview.

Don't forget the recent hotfixes.

Starcraft

There's been a ladder update. Follow the link for more info.

Check out the Balance Update Preview. and the Balance Update announcements for the Legacy of the Void Beta.

Hearthstone

Now Open: Blackrock Mountain: The Hidden Laboratory.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Warcraft

See the recent hotfixes.

There's a new short story up: Apocrypha.

Hearthstone

Now Open: Blackrock Mountain: Blackwing Lair.

Heroes of the Storm

It's official: Heroes of the Storm launches June 02.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Warcraft

See the PTR patch notes and the recent hotfixes.

Also check out the 6.2 preview blog on Timewalking.

There's also a new blog: Mastering the Menagerie.

Starcraft 2

Season Two 2015 is here.

See the latest beta patch notes for Legacy of the Void.

Also see the Legacy of the Void Beta: Balance Update Preview.

Diablo 3

Patch 2.2.1 is on the PTR.

Hearthstone

Now Open: Blackrock Mountain: Blackrock Spire.

Patch 2.5.0.8416 was released. You can now play Hearthstone on your iOS and Android phones.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Warcraft

The WoW Token is now available.

See the latest hotfixes.

Lord of the Rings Online

Yes, it's been 8 years already! See the coming rewards.

Starcraft 2

Season one is ending and leagues are locked. Season 2 begins April 14th.

Check out the recent balance updates.

Blizzard also announced a recent round of account bans and suspensions.

See some information on some iconic Protoss units in the new blog A Time for Templars: Protoss.

Diablo 3

Patch 2.2.0 is out, and Season 3 has begun.

Hearthstone

Now Open: Blackrock Mountain: Molten Core.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Warcraft

Bored? See what's going on This Month in WoW.

See what Blizzard tried to fool us with this April first.

What does it take to create Gorehowl in the real world? Check out Azeroth Armory: Forging Gorehowl.

As always, don't forget to check out the latest hotfixes.

Lord of the Rings Online

There was a hotfix for some instances this week.

Starcraft 2

The Legacy of the Void Beta is going! See the release patch notes then see the 2.5.0 patch notes!

Diablo 3

Get your First Look at Season 3, which starts April 10th.

Hearthstone

Blackrock Mountain is live and Blackrock Depths is open! See the 2.4.0.8311 patch notes.

Heroes of the Storm

If you're considering the Founder's Pack at all, time is running out. It's ending April 7th.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Warcraft

The final wing of LFR Blackrock Foundry is now open.

Patch 6.1.2 is out, which sets up for the WoW Token.

See the most recent hotfixes.

Lord of the Rings Online

The servers will be down March 30th from 8:00am to 12:00pm Eastern for update 15.3.

See some of the guys at Turbine discuss LotRO and Tolkien Lore in a video released this week.

Starcraft 2

Patch 2.1.9 came out this week.

Diablo 3

There's a bonus XP/gold find buff going until Monday night because of Reaper of Souls' birthday so get your extra levels in by then.

Check out the updates to the PTR patch notes.

Hearthstone

Blackrock Mountain launches April 2nd. Check out the previews on the Hidden Laboratory and the Dragons of Blackwing Lair.

Heroes of the Storm

There's a new Hero blog on Sylvanas Windrunner and a look at a new map, Tomb of the Spider Queen.

Check out the newest closed beta patch notes.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Warcraft

Check out the new short story Code of Rule.

See the most recent hotfixes.

Starcraft 2

Legacy of the Void beta is near. Check out the preview.

Diablo 3

Season 2 is ending soon.

Check out the updates to the PTR patch notes.

Hearthstone

Check out the patch notes for patch 2.3.0.8108.

Check out two new blogs: Blackrock Mountain - The Gooey Molten Center of Molten Core and Blackrock Mountain - The Towering Heights of Blackrock Spire.

Heroes of the Storm

There's a new blog: Developer Insights: A Look into the Next Patch.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Warcraft

LFR wing 3 for Blackrock Foundry opened this week.

See the recent hotfixes.

Diablo 3

Updates have been made to the PTR patch notes.

Hearthstone

Hearthstone is already a year old.

See what's coming for Hearthstone in the blog Blackrock Mountain - Delving into Blackrock Depths.

Heroes of the Storm

Check out the PAX East Panel Recap.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

General

I've made updates to link lists generated from submenus to be columned.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Warcraft

Patch 6.1.2 is up on the PTR. This patch will introduce the WoW Token, which people can buy with real money then sell to other players for in-game gold. See the links for more info.

Check out the video of a Developer Q & A held February 27th.

You can also download and read the new free WoW comic Blood and Thunder.

Finally, see the recent hotfixes.

Starcraft 2

Updates have been made to the ladder.

Hearthstone

There's a new blog up: Hearthside Chat - Golden Cards with Jon Briggs.

Heroes of the Storm

Check out the PAX East Panel Recap.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Warcraft

See the 6.1 patch notes and the recent hotfixes as well as a peek at the continuing legendary questline(warning:spoilers).

Diablo 3

Patch 2.2.0 is now on the PTR. Check out the current PTR patch notes.

Hearthstone

New patch 2.2.0.7835 is out. See the patch notes.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Warcraft

Patch 6.1 arrives Tuesday, so check out some of what's coming: new ways to spend and accumulate Apexis Crystals and new colorblind support. You can also check out the recent hotfixes to hold you over.

LotRO

Patch 15.2.1 came out this week.

Diablo 3

Take a first look at Patch 2.2.0.

Heroes of the Storm

Check out the newest blog: From the Bullpen: Balancing Imbalances.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Warcraft

See the latest hotfixes and PTR patch notes.

Tweeting while playing is coming to WoW.

See the new blog Engineer's Workshop: Anti-Aliasing and Lighting.

Starcraft 2

See how multiplayer in the next expansion is coming along with the Legacy of the Void: Multiplayer Development Update.

Diablo 3

Season 2 has begun.

Heroes of the Storm

Check out the closed beta patch notes, the State of Ranked Play, and a blog: Developer Insights: The Lost Vikings.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Warcraft

Not sure what to do in WoW? See what's going on This Month in WoW.

See the latest hotfixes and don't miss a look at the upcoming heirloom UI.

LotRO

Patch 15.2 came out this week.

Starcraft 2

Blizzard has made Warcraft 3 assets available on the PTR for those who want to test it out before it becomes widely available. Have fun, mapmakers!

Another Protoss-related blog has come: Death from Above: Protoss.

Heroes of the Storm

New skins are coming.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Warcraft

You can see the PTR patch note updates and the hotfixes to the live servers.

Diablo 3

A reminder of what to expect for the end of Season 1 has been posted, including announcements of when Season 1 ends and Season 2 begins.

Hearthstone

A new patch is released: patch 2.1.0.7628.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Warcraft

Patch 6.1 is now on the PTR. Check out the patch notes.

You can also see the latest hotfixes and a preview of Blackrock Foundry.

Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard is offering a Founder's Pack for sale that gives access to the closed beta, some heroes and skins, and some gold to get started. See the link for more info.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Warcraft

You can see the latest hotfixes as well as the Blackrock Foundry raid opening schedule.

Starcraft 2

More zerg info comes with the blog The Creme de la Zerg.

Season 1 of the new year has begun, and you can see some new ladders maps here.

Diablo 3

Patch 2.1.2 is live!

Heroes of the Storm

Closed beta has begun. See the patch notes!

Check out the Developer Insighta blogs on Thrall and Sky Temple while you're at it!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Warcraft

Had a WoW account since the beginning? If you started WoW within the first 60 days of its launch, and had your account active the entire time up to the 10th Anniversary, Blizzard's sending you a gift. I got mine, and I think it's cool that they did that. Thanks, Blizzard :}

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Warcraft

See the latest hotfixes.

Lord of the Rings Online

Check out the recent Producer's Letter from LotRO's Executive Producer, Athena Peters.

Heroes of the Storm

Some things are coming soon, like Hero League and Draft Mode as well as new skins and mounts.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Warcraft

Blizzard extended the anniversary event one week due to it ending earlier than originally intended, so make use of that extra week! It's now ending January 13th at 10:00 am PST!

Darkmoon Faire is running this week, however, so here's your chance to get stuff completed there.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Warcraft

This is the last chance for getting your WoW 10th anniversary stuff. If you haven't gone through the LFR Molten Core yet, everything ends Monday.

Darkmoon Faire is running this week, however, so here's your chance to get stuff completed there.

Starcraft 2

2014 Ladder season 4 is ending soon.

Diablo 3

Season 1 is ending soon. A blog has been posted letting us know What to Expect.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New year! May it bring you prosperity and joy!

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