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Gaming News 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event: Battlegrounds.

WoW's thirteenth anniversary celebration is going for the next two weeks. Get some easy Timeless Badges, and a chance at lvl 900 loot from the bosses.

Check out the VoD with Ion Hazzikostas.

There were also some hotfixes this week.

Heroes of the Storm

A new patch came out this week. Check out the patch notes.

Now going is the event Dragons of the Nexus.

Hearthstone

Sunday, November 12, 2017

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event: Wrath of the Lich King Timewalking.

There were also some hotfixes this week.

Diablo 3

Season 12 has begun.

Starcraft 2

Remember Starcraft 2 is going free-to-play this coming Tuesday.

Overwatch

The PTR is up.

A first look at the new Hero, Moira, is also available.

Heroes of the Storm

There's some changes on the PTR. Check out the PTR patch notes.

Also check out the announcement on upcoming changes to hero launch skins and bundles.

Lord of the Rings Online

There was some downtime this week for database maintenance.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

World of Warcraft

With Blizzcon going, we got some interesting announcements.

First is the next expansion: Battle For Azeroth. The story focuses once again on the Alliance/Horde conflict, brings in new allied races to each side, and takes us to Kul Tiras and Zandalar. Get more info in the Warcraft at Blizzcon blog and check out the Day 1 and Day 2 wrapups.

It's November, so see what's going on This Month in WoW.

This week's bonus event: World Quests.

Diablo 3

Season 12 is coming, so get a first look.

Starcraft 2

Also announced at Blizzcon is that Starcraft 2 goes Free to Play on November 14th. Read here for the details, then check out what else is coming.

Hearthstone

The next Hearthstone expansion was announced as well: Kobolds and Catacombs.

Overwatch

Among the things announced at Blizzcon is a new map, Blizzard World, and a new hero, Moira.

The PTR is up.

Season 7 of Competitive Play has begun.

A new animated short is out: "Honor and Glory".

Heroes of the Storm

There was a balance patch this week.

There's no official links up on Blizzard's official Heroes of the Storm site, but they did announce two new heroes: Hanzo from Overwatch and Alexstrasza from Warcraft.

If you're interested, you can get more info on what was discussed for Heroes of the Storm, and for all the other Blizzcon stuff, at MMO-Champion. They've got a pretty good rundown on everything.

Lord of the Rings Online

An interview with composer Chance Thomas happened this past Thursday.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Battle.net

New features are available on Battle.net, including Groups and Appear Offline functionality. See the details in this announcement.

World of Warcraft

Hallow's End wraps up this week, so better finish up getting what goodies you're trying to get.

This week's bonus event is Arena Skirmishes.

Interested in riddles? Like to collect mounts? Don't mind spoilers? Then you might want to check out the blog Riddle Me This: Decrypting the Lucid Nightmare.

See this week's hotfixes.

Diablo 3

Patch 2.6.1 is out.

A "double goblin buff" is coming November 6th through November 9th: you'll get two goblins instead of one in most places. See the announcement for details.

Heroes of the Storm

Check out the hotfix notes that came out this week.

Lord of the Rings Online

Check out some thoughts on Saruman's end in the blog Isengard and Treebeard: Musing on Trees and Towers.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

World of Warcraft

Hallow's End is going until November 1st.

This week's bonus event is Burning Crusade Timewalking.

The Patch 7.3.2 notes are up, but the patch itself is not out yet.

See this week's hotfixes.

Starcraft 2

New maps are being added to the Season 4 Ladder.

Heroes of the Storm

A new patch is out and the Hallow's End event has begun.

Hearthstone

An update came out this week for Hearthstone as well, as well as a Hallow's End event.

Overwatch

Overwatch also has an event going, as well as a new story. See more in the blog An Overwatch Tale: "The Return of Junkenstein".

Lord of the Rings Online

If you're interested in what went into naming the minstrel in LotRO's showing of the events on the Field of Cormallen, check out the blog "The Fortress-Keeper".

Friday, October 13, 2017

World of Warcraft

There are hotfixes to see.

Diablo 3

See the first look at Patch 2.6.1.

Updates have been made to the PTR patch notes.

Starcraft 2

Two patches have come out this week: Patch 3.19.0 and Patch 3.19.1. You can also check out this preview blog discussing the improvements to the Arcade.

Heroes of the Storm

Hallow's End is coming Tuesday, October 17th through November 14th and includes a new event. Better finish up on the current event if you haven't already!

A new balance patch came out this week.

There's also been some updates to the PTR patch notes.

Hearthstone

There's some updates coming to the game mechanics. Check out this blog for the information.

Lord of the Rings Online

Harvestmath is going.

Two patches will be out for LotRO as well this week: Update 21.2.0 came out Tuesday, and Update 21.2.1 will be coming out today. Servers will be down from 8am to 12 noon Eastern for the update.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

World of Warcraft

Check out the Q&A VoD.

More new hotfixes are out.

Diablo 3

Make sure you've got your desired rewards for this season because it will be ending October 20th.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Happy Anniversary!

Happy 20th Anniversary! Check the October 02nd news entry below for planned celebrations going today.

General

The State of Valar Gaming Report is now up for this year. Want to see where the gamign stats stood last year and where they stand now? Check it out!

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event is for Legion Dungeons.

There is a live Developer Q&A is going to happen October 5th. Check out the announcement for information on submitting questions.

New hotfixes are out.

Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm got some hotfixes as well.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Anniversary Celebration

Here's a quick rundown of Anniversary Events going on.

  • Weeklong chat marathon in AIM, running from the October 1st meeting until the Anniversary meeting on October 8th.
  • Fireworks celebration in LotRO: Varda plans to hold two gatherings, one at Noon EST, and one at 5pm EST on Wednesday, October 4th.
  • Fireworks Celebration in WoW: Eonwë's plan is to hold one gathering at 8pm EST on Wednesday, October 4th.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

World of Warcraft

See what's going on This Month in WoW.

This week's bonus event: Battlegrounds.

The Harvest Festival is going.

See this week's hotfixes.

Diablo 3

Updates have been made to the PTR patch notes.

Heroes of the Storm

A new patch is out, and a new event is going.

Overwatch

A new digital comic is out: "Searching".

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Lord of the Rings Online

A series of videos is out, posted on the official forums: Mordor: After the Fall.

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event: Mists of Pandaria Timewalking.

Brewfest is going.

A new audio drama on Alleria and Turalyon is out: “A Thousand Years of War”.

See this week's hotfixes.

Starcraft 2

A new patch is out: patch 3.18.0.

Heroes of the Storm

New patch on the PTR. Check out the PTR patch notes.

On the live servers, a balance patch is up.

Hearthstone

An update came out this week.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event: World Quests.

The final part of the Argus Campaign opened up this week.

See this week's hotfixes.

Diablo 3

Check out the 2.6.1 PTR patch notes.

While you're at it, check out the blog describing Blizzard's balance goals for the next patch.

Starcraft 2

A new announcer is coming in the next patch. See the preview.

Heroes of the Storm

Check out Blizzard's new blog on AI in Heroes of the Storm.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

General

The Games Site Mass-Update has begun! Please send in your gaming info by September 30th!

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event: Arena Skirmishes.

Another part of the Argus Campaign opened up this week.

Hotfixes for this week.

Starcraft 2

Another new patch out: Patch 3.17.1.

An interview is out: The Astronaut Who Brought StarCraft Into Space.

Heroes of the Storm

A new patch is out (with some hotfixes ), introducing Kel'Thuzad and a new event (mentioned in the patch notes).

Hearthstone

There's some balance changes coming.

Overwatch

There's a new digital comic out: "Wasted Land".

Sunday, September 03, 2017

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event: Cataclysm Timewalking.

Patch 7.3: Shadows of Argus is out, and Legion PvP Season 5 has started.

See what's going on This month in WoW.

Hotfixes. See them.

Diablo 3

Now up on the PTR: Patch 2.6.1.

Starcraft 2

New patch out: Patch 3.17.0.

See the blog: StarCraft II Multiplayer - Major Design Changes. The name says it all.

Heroes of the Storm

The PTR is up.

Overwatch

Season 6 of competitive play has begun.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Lord of the Rings Online

See the patch notes from the update this week.

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event: Pet Battles.

Alot of previews for patch 7.3 are out this week, and 7.3 itself is coming out August 29th. Check out all the patch notes and all of these previews:

Heroes of the Storm

A new balance patch is out.

A 5-part series is being released, discussing the process for bringing back the upcoming new hero: Resurrecting Kel’Thuzad.

Hearthstone

A new animated short is out: "Hearth and Home" is out.

Overwatch

A new patch is up on the PTR.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Lord of the Rings Online

The quest Mysteries of the Ghashghurm has been closed temporarily due to issues with the quest.

There will be downtime on Monday for an update to the game.

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event: Legion Dungeons.

New combat animations are coming for caster classes with patch 7.3.

Starcraft 2

Check out what multiplayer map changes are coming.

A new announcer is coming in patch 3.17.

Interested in how Blizzard makes maps? Well, there's a blog out with that information.

Diablo 3

A new patch is up on the PTR: patch 2.6.1.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

World of Warcraft

More hotfixes this week.

Starcraft

Coming Tuesday, August 14th: Starcraft: Remastered. If you're interested in getting those pre-order goodies, time is running out.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Overwatch

The PTR is now available.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Lord of the Rings Online

A new Dev Interview is out: Leveling and Difficulty in Mordor.

Update 21.0.2 was released today after some downtime.

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event is battlegrounds.

Legion PvP Season 4 is ending soon.

The final Raid Finder wing, Deceiver's Fall, is open.

More hotfixes.

Starcraft 2

For those interested in AI development, Blizzard has made available the Starcraft 2 API.

Heroes of the Storm

A new patch came out, and with it a new hero, Garrosh.

A new blog is also out: Core Concepts: Your Role in the Fight.

Hearthstone

The new expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne, launches today.

Check out the Hearthstone Update and also the Hearthside Chat on Death Knight Hero cards.

Icecrown Tours - Part 3 is out.

Overwatch

The official preview is out for the Los Angeles Group Stage.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

World of Warcraft

The Darkmoon Faire is going.

Check out the Live Developer Q&A held this past week.

There's also more hotfixes.

Hearthstone

Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of The Lich King at Blizzard.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Lord of the Rings Online

A new Dev Interview was posted: Epic Book & Beyond.

More exciting, though, is that the Mordor expansion is expected to release Wednesday August 2nd after some downtime from 8:00am to 1:00pm US Eastern. Check out the patch notes to see what to expect. To those venturing into Mordor, have fun!

World of Warcraft

See what's going on this month in WoW.

This week's bonus event is Wrath of the Lich King Timewalking.

Coming August 3rd is a Live Developer Q&A with Ion Hazzikostas.

There's also some hotfixes out.

Starcraft 2

A balance update is out.

Heroes of the Storm

Hearthstone

Overwatch

A new preview is out for the Katowice Group Stage.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

World of Warcraft

Heroes of the Storm

Check out the recent balance updates.

Hearthstone

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event is World Quests.

Raid Finder Wing 3 is open this week.

Hotfixes. See them.

Hearthstone

A new comic series is out: Chilling Tales From the Tavern. Three are up so far.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Lord of the Rings Online

A blog has been posted on the upcoming allegiance system.

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event is Arena Skirmishes.

More hotfixes this week.

Diablo 3

Season 11 has begun.

Starcraft 2

The sevent anniversary of Starcraft 2 is going. Play Co-op or Multiplayer and get a portrait.

Patch 3.16.0 is out.

Hearthstone

These links speak for themselves, so check them out if you're interested:

Overwatch

A new digital comic is out "Masquerade".

A new group stage is coming: the Sydney group stage.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Lord of the Rings Online

The next expansion: Mordor, has had it's release date announced: July 31st! See the Bundles and Prices as well as the FAQ. Surprisingly, the High Elf will not be part of the standard expansion offerings, but comes with the pricier bundles.

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event is Burning Crusade Timewalking, now featuring the Black Temple raid.

Tomb of Sargeras Raid Finder Wing 2 is available. If you haven't already, see the release schedule for when the other wings are opening.

More hotfixes.

Heroes of the Storm

A new patch is out. See the patch notes, and welcome the newest hero, Alexei Stukov.

Hearthstone

In the wake of the announcement of Hearthstone's coming expansion, Blizzard gives us a peek at The Lich King's job interview.

There was also an update a couple of days ago.

Overwatch

A new hero has been announced: Doomfist. Check out his origin story.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

World of Warcraft

A new blog is up discussing the coming Black Temple Timewalking raid: The Black Temple – A Journey Through Time(walking).

More hotfixes.

Hearthstone

Hearthstone's next expansion has been announced: Knights of the Frozen Throne.

Overwatch

A new patch is up on the PTR.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event is Pet Battles.

See the latest hotfixes.

Diablo 3

A new comic is out featuring the Necromancer: The Chosen.

There's also a preview of Season 11. Check it out.

Heroes of the Storm

Updates have been made to the PTR patch notes.

Hearthstone

While the Midsummer Fire Festival is over in WoW, it's just getting started in Hearthstone.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

World of Warcraft

See what's going on This Month in WoW.

See the latest hotfixes.

Starcraft

The release date for Starcraft: Remastered has been announced: August 14th!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Heroes of the Storm

Check out the hotfixes.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Lord of the Rings Online

Servers are being brought down today for an update.

World of Warcraft

The Mythic difficulty and Raid Finder Wing 1 of the Tomb of Sargeras raid are now open.

This week's bonus event is Legion dungeons.

See the latest hotfixes.

Diablo 3

Patch 2.6.0 is now out.

The Rise of the Necromancer purchaseable content is now available.

Starcraft 2

Map changes are coming.

Heroes of the Storm

A new event is going: Sun's Out, Guns Out. With it there's also a sweepstakes. Take a look here for the rules on that, if you're interested.

Overwatch

A new patch is out.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Lord of the Rings Online

Check out the Livestream Preview of Update 21.

World of Warcraft

The Midsummer Fire Festival is going. Don't miss out on the new stuff!

Check out the answers to the Developer AMA.

See the latest hotfixes.

Diablo 3

See some of what's coming in patch 2.6 in the blog First Look: The Shrouded Moors & Beyond.

Get a deeper look into the coming new character class in the blog Deadly Roots: The Lore of the Necromancer.

Starcraft 2

Patch 3.15.1 is out, fixing and issue with the Mac client.

Hearthstone

Some changes are coming to card packs. Get more info in the update blog.

Overwatch

The PTR is available.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lord of the Rings Online

There's some scheduled downtime today for maintenance.

Report from Varda: "The Featured Instance aka FI aka Box Run this week is the 3-man Seat of the Great Goblin."

World of Warcraft

More hotfixes. See them.

This week's bonus event is for battlegrounds.

Normal and Heroic Tomb of Sargeras is now open. See the release schedule to find out when the Raid Finder wings and Mythic will open up.

Coming this Friday: a Developer AMA.

Diablo 3

It's official! The Rise of the Necromancer pack comes out June 27th! See what you get, and how much it is, in the official announcement.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

World of Warcraft

Diablo 3

A new blog is out for an upcoming feature: Challenge Rifts.

Starcraft 2

Patch 3.15.0 is now out.

Heroes of the Storm

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to the fathers in the guild!

World of Warcraft

Diablo 3

A new blog is out for an upcoming feature: Challenge Rifts.

Starcraft 2

A new announcer is coming in patch 3.15.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Lord of the Rings Online

Report from Varda:

The Year 10 Scavenger hunt is going. Follow in Bilbo's footsteps!

The Launcher has a workaround for the Year 10 bug: "If you are not able to enter the tavern for "Year 10 Travels: Tavern Crawl: Gondor", walk into the tavern to the left of the door."

Thursday, June 15, 2017

World of Warcraft

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Lord of the Rings Online

Report from Varda: This week's featured instance is 6-man Wraith of Earth, Fornost.

World of Warcraft

The Weekly Bonus Event is Mists of Pandaria Timewalking.

Legion PvP Season 4 has begun.

Patch 7.2.5 is out.

New hotfixes are out.

Diablo 3

Heroes of the Storm

The new patch is out, and with it, Malthael has joined the Nexus.

Hearthstone

Check out the latest updates.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

General

Updates have been made to the LotRO Crit Items table with information courtesy of Varda. Check it out here.

Heroes of the Storm

Sunday, June 11, 2017

World of Warcraft

Patch 7.2.5 goes live this week. Check out the patch notes.

See what else is going on This month in WoW.

Class mount quests became available this week. Check out the blog Class Mounts: Take Pride In Every Step.

The Tomb of Sargeras raid schedule is posted. Get ready for it!

You can now watch the Q&A Video on Demand.

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Diablo 3

Season 10 ends soon, so if you haven't completed what you're trying to accomplish, it's crunch time!

Updates were made to the Necromancer beta patch notes.

Heroes of the Storm

The PTR is up! Check out the PTR patch notes.

A new event is starting June 13th: Malthael's Bargain. Play 15 games with a friend and get rewards for Diablo 3 and Heroes of the Storm.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Games Site Update

The Games Site v9 is out! Enjoy all the changes. Some highlights include:

  • Changes to URLS to hopefully be more readable and easier to remember. Most old URLs will redirect to the new URLs. The only exceptions should be member games listings, as those arepages only exist so long as members are playing those games. Exceptions to those exceptions (heh) would be the Lord of the Rings Online and World of Warcraft player tables, and the primary member games listing sorted by honor, as those are a virtually guaranteed to have members.
  • The main menu is now a clickable drop-down menu again (as opposed to an on-hover menu), with submenus organized into tabs.
  • A new minimenu within each page allows quick navigation within each section of the Games Site.
  • Guild Branch Events pages are now have pages for each individual events.

Check out the full list in the Games Site History!

World of Warcraft

A live Q&A is coming Wednesday, June 7th.

A new blog is out: The Deaths of Chromie: Time To Act.

The Tomb of Sargeras raid schedule is posted. Get ready for it!

If you're into PvP, be aware that Season 3 is ending June 13th.

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Diablo 3

The Necromancer cinematics have been released. It's getting closer!

Updates were made to the Necromancer beta patch notes.

Heroes of the Storm

A new hero is coming: Malthael! See that and more of what's to come in this announcement.

Hearthstone

A new update is out this week.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

World of Warcraft

A preview is up for the up coming raid The Tomb of Sargeras.

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Starcraft 2

Patch 3.14.0 is out.

Diablo 3

There have been more updates to the necromancer beta patch notes.

Heroes of the Storm

The second anniversary is coming up, and there will be an event running May 30th to June 12th. Check out the announcement for details on rewards and requirements.

Overwatch

Overwatch is celebrating it's first anniversary.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

World of Warcraft

Two blogs were put up this week: PvP: Rewarding Prestige and A Found Memento: Raising a King.

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Starcraft 2

Diablo 3

There have been more updates to the necromancer beta patch notes.

Heroes of the Storm

The new patch is out and D.Va is in.

Destiny 2

For those interested in Destiny 2, it will be coming to the Blizzard App when it's released. Get the details in the announcement and if you're interested in the game go to the official Destiny 2 website.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to the mothers of the Valar Guild!

World of Warcraft

Blizzard has updated the Player Profiles pages. Check it out, and if you want to see what a player profiles for guild members, check out the WoW Lothar Player table.

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Diablo 3

There have been more updates to the necromancer beta patch notes.

Heroes of the Storm

A new patch is on the PTR.

There were also some balance updates this week.

Coming Soon: Battleground Rotations.

Overwatch

For lovers of stats, Blizzard has released an infographic on the recent Uprising event.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

World of Warcraft

See what's going on this month in WoW.

Children's Week ends tomorrow.

A new blog is out: Riddle Me This: An Inside Look at the Riddle of the Mind-Seekers.

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Starcraft 2

Patch 3.13.0 is out.

Heroes of the Storm

Hearthstone

Apparently Hearthstone has reached 70 million players.

Overwatch

The PTR is now up.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Lord of the Rings Online

Patch 20.1.1 came out this week.

World of Warcraft

The Volunteer 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 (Correction: D.Va's not out yet, but she's being advertised in the Heroes 2.0 stuff, so she's coming).

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.

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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