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Sunday, July 14, 2024

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event: World Quests.

This week's PvP Brawl: Southshore vs Tarren Mill.

Now Live: Season of Discovery Phase 4.

The Pre-Expansion Content Update for The War Within goes live July 23rd. Check out the preview for the Pre-Expansion Event: Radiant Echoes.

A preview for Warbands is up.

Check out This Week in WoW.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Warcraft Rumble

Some features for Season 7 will be delayed until July 24th.

Overwatch 2

Check out the new updates.

Sunday, July 07, 2024

World of Warcraft

The Darkmoon Faire is going.

This week's bonus events: Pet Battles and Arena Skirmishes.

This week's PvP Brawl: Temple of Hotmogu.

A new short story is out: "Trials".

Character Restoration will be temporarily disabled when the pre-expansion patch goes live in order to better transition to the new Warbands system. If you have a character to restore, do it before then.

Check out This Week in WoW.

With Season of Discovery Phase 4, Molten Core will be a single weekly lockout, but Onyxia, Kazzak, and Azuregos will be reset twice a week.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Hearthstone

Anomalies have returned to Standard and Wild game modes.

Warcraft Rumble

New family coming in Season 7: Cenarion.

Sunday, June 30, 2024

World of Warcraft

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

This week's PvP Brawl: Cooking Impossible.

See July's Trading Post.

Check out This Week in WoW.

Season of Discovery Phase 4 will be live July 11th.

Diablo Immortal

A new crossover event involving Warcraft lore will be running July 4th through Jul 26th: Shadow of the Frozen Throne.

Also starting July 4th will be Season 28: Tidelost Glory.

Overwatch 2

A new Director's Take is out: Talking Tanks and Upcoming Hero Balance Changes.

Hearthstone

Patch 29.6.2 came out this week.

Diablo 3

Season 32: Ethereal Memory begins July 12th.

Sunday, June 23, 2024

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event: Dragonflight Dungeons.

This week's PvP Brawl: Warsong Scramble.

The Midsummer Fire Festival is going through July 5th.

A new short story is out starring Moira Thaurissan: "The Lilac and the Stone".

Check out This Week in WoW.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Diablo 4

Coming soon to the PTR: Season 5.

See what was discussed in the recent Campfire Chat.

Overwatch 2

Season 11 has begun: Super Mega Ultrawatch.

Out with Season 11 is the Community Crafted Mode, made in collaboration with a few content creators. Click the link and read on for more info.

Hearthstone

Patch 29.6 came out this week.

The next expansion has been announced and will be live July 23rd: Perils in Paradise.

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all you father's out there!

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event: Battlegrounds.

This week's PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown.

The next expansion, The War Within, will go live August 26th.

Season of Discovery Phase 4 is under development for WoW Classic.

Check out This Week in WoW.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Lord of the Rings Online

Update 40.1 is out.

Two festivals are running right now through June 25th: Midsummer and Yuletide.

Diablo 4

The next patch is coming out June 17th.

The next expansion, Vessel of Hatred, is coming out Octoer 8th. See the link for what you get if you pre-purchase.

Hearthstone

Buddies are coming back. Don't know what buddies are? Read the announcement.

Diablo Immortal

Check out the info for the newest update, Age of Unmaking.

Sunday, June 09, 2024

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus events: Cataclysm Timewalking.

This week's PvP Brawl: Deepwind Dunk.

A new short story is out: "The Goblin Way".

With the War WIthin beta now going, here's a few blogs out upcoming features:

Check out This Week in WoW.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Diablo 4

A new patch is planned but no current ETA is given. You can still read the patch notes.

Sunday, June 02, 2024

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus events: World Quests.

This week's PvP Brawl: Comp Stomp.

The Darkmoon Faire is going this week.

The War Within Beta starts June 5th.

Cataclysm Classic PvP Season 9 is live.

Cataclysm Classic Raids are live.

See what's available in June's Trading Post.

Check out This Week in WoW.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Hearthstone

Twist has returned with the new season that started yesterday.

Diablo 4

To celebrate the anniversary of Diablo 4, March of the Goblins will be coming later this month.

Diablo Immortal

As with Diablo 4, March of the Goblins will be coming later this month to celebrate Diablo Immortal's Anniversary. No marching goblins will be in D2 or D3.

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Lord of the Rings Online

Update 40.0.1 is out.

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus events: Arena Skirmishes.

This week's PvP Brawl: Gravity Lapse.

Some adjustments were made for Mists of Pandaria Remix.

Cataclysm Classic PvP Season 9 goes live Tuesday.

New story out: "The Calling".

Check out This Week in WoW.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Diablo 4

A new patch is coming Tuesday.

Hearthstone

Patch 29.4.2 is out.

Warcraft Rumble

A PvP Update is coming in Season 6.

Heroes of the Storm

A new patch came out this week.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus events: Wrath of the Lich King Timewalking and Pet Battles.

This week's PvP Brawl: Arathi Blizzard.

Mists of Pandaria Remix is now going through August 19th.

Cataclysm Classic will be live May 20th. Also check out these blogs:

Check out This Week in WoW.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Diablo 4

A new patch is out.

Hearthstone

Patch 29.4 is out.

Diablo Immortal

A new class is coming: Tempest.

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Happy Mother's Day!

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

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus events: Dragonflight Dungeons.

This week's PvP Brawl: Deep Six.

The Spring Balloon Festival ends today.

Check out This Week in WoW.

New short story out: "A Whisper of Warning".

Welcome Back Weekend is going through May 13th.

The Discoverer's Delight Buff is going for Season of Discovery Phase 3.

Dark Heart is out.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Hearthstone

Coming May 14th: Dr. Boom's Incredible Inventions.

Diablo Immortal

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Sunday, May 05, 2024

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus events: Battlegrounds.

This week's PvP Brawl: Packed House.

Children's Week is going through Monday, May 6th.

Check out This Week in WoW.

See May's Trading Post.

The Northrend Cup is going through May 13th.

The Cataclysm Pre-Expansion Patch is live.

Dark Heart is coming Tuesday, May 7th. See the patch notes.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Warcraft Rumble

The Darkmoon Faire is going.

Check out the hotfixes.

Diablo Immortal

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Overwatch 2

New Director's Take: Empowering Tanks in Midseason.

Sunday, April 28, 2024

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus events: Burning Crusade Timewalking.

This week's PvP Brawl: Classic Ashran.

Check out This Week in WoW.

Dragonflight Season 4 is live.

Reminder: Plunderstorm ends April 30th, so if you're trying to finish anything up, you better hurry!

The next content update, Dark Heart, is coming May 7th, and Mists of Pandaria Remix is coming May 16th. See the announcement.

The WoW Companion App is retiring with the pre-patch content update for The War Within.

Three blogs are out for Cataclysm Classic, coming April 30th:

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Diablo 4

There's a new Developer Update Livestream coming May 2nd.

Overwatch 2

There's a new event going through May 13th: Mirrorwatch.

Hearthstone

Patch 29.2.2 is out.

Warcraft Rumble

A weeklong event, Blingtron's Bounties is going.

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Diablo Immortal

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Lord of the Rings Online

Update 39.2 is out.

LotRO's 17th Anniversary is going through May 6th.

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus events: World Quests.

This week's PvP Brawl: Southshore vs Tarren Mill.

Check out This Week in WoW.

Dragonflight Season 4 is coming April 23rd.

Plunderstorm is ending April 30th, so they're boosting renown gains with the Plundersurge.

A preview for Warbands has been put up.

Check out the WoWCast Developer Chat on the next expansion.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Hearthstone

See the update on weekly quests.

Diablo Immortal

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Heroes of the Storm

A new patch is on the PTR.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Lord of the Rings Online

Update 39.1.2 is out.

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus events: Arena Skirmishes.

This week's PvP Brawl: Temple of Hotmogu.

There's a new event coming with the 10.2.7 content update: WoW Remix: Mists of Pandaria.

Going live April 30th: the Cataclysm Classic Pre-Expansion patch.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Hearthstone

Patch 29.2 is out.

Warcraft Rumble

Update 5.0.0 is out.

The Darkmoon Faire is coming later in Season 5.

Diablo 4

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Diablo Immortal

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Overwatch 2

A new Director's Take has been posted: Welcoming Venture to Overwatch.

Also check out: Defense Matric Update: Season 10 And Beyond.

Sunday, April 07, 2024

Lord of the Rings Online

See what Standing Stone is offering due to last weekend's downtime.

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus events: Legion Timewalking.

This week's PvP Brawl: Cooking Impossible.

Noblegarden is going through April 8th.

Dragonflight Season 3 ends April 22nd.

Season of Discovery Phase 3 is live.

Check out Blues News.

Check out This Week in WoW.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Hearthstone

See the April Fool's patch notes.

Battlegrounds Season 7 begins April 16th.

Warcraft Rumble

A new troop, Faerie Dragon, is coming April 17th.

Diablo 4

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Diablo Immortal

Check out the latest hotfixes.

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Lord of the Rings Online

Update 39.1.1 came out this week.

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus events: Pet Battles and Dragonflight Dungeons.

This week's PvP Brawl: Warsong Scramble.

Like the Plunderstorm event? Executive Producer Holly Longdale give a brief word to let you know they're planning more experiements.

Dragonflight Season 4 is on the PTR.

April's Trading Post goodies have been revealed.

Season of Discovery Phase 3 will be coming to WoW Classic on April 4th.

Now available in Wrath of the Lich King Classic: Operation Gnomeregan and Zalazane's Fall.

Check out Blues News.

Check out This Week in WoW.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Diablo 4

Check out info on the PTR.

Diablo 3

A preview for Season 31 is out.

Hearthstone

Patch 29.0.3 is out.

Warcraft Rumble

Hotfixes came out this week.

Diablo Immortal

A blog is out that includes a roadmap.

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Lord of the Rings Online

Update 39.1 came out this week.

With the update, lootboxes have now boxed up some new loot.

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event: Battlegrounds.

This week's PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown.

Update 10.2.6 is out, and with it a new limited time event: Plunderstorm.

Check out Blues News.

Check out This Week in WoW.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Hearthstone

The new expansion, Whizbang's Workshop, is live.

Warcraft Rumble

Hotfixes are out this week.

Diablo 4

Patch 1.3.5 comes March 26th, and with it some new graphical enhancements.

Diablo Immortal

A roadmap for 2024 has been posted.

Blizzard released a statement on in-game economy exploitation.

Check out this week's bug fixes.

Overwatch 2

A new Developer Update has been posted: Hero Releases, Mythics, and Gameplay Updates.

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Lord of the Rings Online

Now out: Update 39: Arenas of Conflict.

Going through April 1st: Spring Festival.

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event: Warlords of Draenor Timewalking.

This week's PvP Brawl: Deepwind Dunk.

Hearthstone is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with an event in WoW through March 22nd.

More Hero Talent Trees have been posted for preview.

Update 10.2.6 comes March 19th.

Dragonflight Season 4 will bring some changes to Dungeons.

Check out Blues News.

Check out This Week in WoW.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Hearthstone

Patch 29.0 is out, celebrating Hearthstone's 10th Anniversary and it's next expansion coming March 19th.

Diablo 4

A new patch came out March 14th.

The next Campfire Chat is March 20th.

Diablo Immortal

Check out this week's bug fixes.

Overwatch 2

New event going through March 25th: Overwatch 2 x Cowboy Bebop.

New Hero Mastery: Gauntlet is available.

Sunday, March 10, 2024

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event: World Quests.

This week's PvP Brawl: Comp Stomp.

The Cataclysm Classic Beta is now live.

WoW Classic Season of Discovery has an experience buff going for characters up to level 39: Discoverer's Delight.

Check out Blues News.

Check out This Week in WoW.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Diablo 4

A new patch is coming March 12th.

Warcraft Rumble

Season 4 has begun. See how to earn the Witch Doctor.

Overwatch 2

A new Director's Take is out: Mixing Up The Meta In Midseason.

Apparently there's a porsce-inspired legendary skin for D.Va, but the link to the announcement on Blizzard's site doesn't work. In case they fix it, here it is.

Sunday, March 03, 2024

Lord of the Rings Online

The Curator is back through March 10th.

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event: Arena Skirmishes.

This week's PvP Brawl: Gravity Lapse.

A preview of 8 new hero talent trees is available.

Live this week: WoW Classic Hardcore Self-Found Mode.

See what's up for March's Trading Post.

Check out This Week in WoW.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Diablo 4

A new patch is coming March 5th.

Also coming March 5th: Trials.

Diablo Immortal

Check out this week's bug fixes.

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Lord of the Rings Online

Changes have been made to the public event schedule, including daily gold Hobbit presents through March 6th.

World of Warcraft

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

This week's PvP Brawl: Arathi Blizzard.

Check out This Week in WoW.

Check out Blues News.

Coming February 29th: WoW Classic Hardcore Self-Found Mode.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Diablo 4

A Campfire Chat is coming February 29th.

Overwatch 2

A new Director's Take is out: Looking Ahead To Improvements And Experiments.

Hearthstone

Patch 28.6.2 is out.

Sunday, February 18, 2024

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event: Dragonflight Dungeons.

This week's PvP Brawl: Deep Six.

Check out This Week in WoW.

Check out Blues News.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Overwatch 2

Season 9 has begun.

A new event is going through March 12th: Cosmic Crisis.

Hearthstone

Year of the Pegasus has begun. Check out the core set updates.

Patch 28.6 is out.

The next expansion has been announced: Whizbang's Workshop.

Sunday, February 11, 2024

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event: Battlegrounds.

This week's PvP Brawl: Packed House.

2024 Roadmaps for WoW Retail and Classic have been posted in the blog A Word n World of Warcraft.

You can get an early look at Hero Talents for Druid, Hunter, Mage, and Priest.

Check out Blues News.

Season of Discovery Phase 2 is live in WoW Classic.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Diablo 4

A new patch is coming February 13th.

Diablo Immortal

Check out this week's bug fixes.

Overwatch 2

A new Director's Take is out: Build on Feedback.

Sunday, February 04, 2024

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event: Cataclysm Timewalking.

The Darkmoon Faire is going this week.

The Lunar Festival is going February 3rd through 17th.

The Love Is In The Air event runs February 5th through 19th.

Check out Season of Discovery Phase 2.

See what's available in February's Trading Post.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Hearthstone

Patch 28.4.1 is out.

Diablo 4

Lunar Awakening runs February 6th through February 20th.

Diablo Immortal

Check out this week's bug fixes.

Overwatch 2

Year of the Dragon is live.

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Lord of the Rings Online

The year's public event schedule has been posted.

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event: World Quests.

This week's PvP Brawl: Southshore vs Tarren Mill.

With Dragonriding being expanded upon the launch of Seeds of Renewal, there is now the Outland Cup going through January 31st.

Check out This Week in WoW.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Warcraft Rumble

Update 4.0.0 is out this week.

Diablo 4

A new patch came out Friday.

Diablo Immortal

Check out this week's bug fixes.

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Lord of the Rings Online

Update 38.2.1 is out this week.

Orion put out a letter laying out expected updates for the year.

World of Warcraft

This week's bonus event: Arena Skirmishes.

This week's PvP Brawl: Temple of Hotmogu.

With Dragonriding being expanded upon the launch of Seeds of Renewal, there is now the Outland Cup going through January 31st.

The micro-holiday Call fo the Scarab is going January 21-23.

Check out This Week in WoW.

Check out Blues News.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Hearthstone

Patch 28.4 is out.

Diablo 4

A new patch is coming January 23rd.

Diablo Immortal

Check out this week's bug fixes.

Warcraft Rumble

A Season 3 preview is out.

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Overwatch 2

A new blog is out: The Future of Overwatch Esports.

Lord of the Rings Online

Update 38.2 is out this week.

The Ill Omens event is going through January 31st.

World of Warcraft

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

This week's PvP Brawl: Cooking Impossible.

Check out This Week in WoW.

Check out Blues News.

Check out these blogs for the Seeds of Renewal Content Update coming Tuesday:

The Ruby Sanctum is live in Wrath Classic.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Hearthstone

A new mini-set is coming January 18th: Delve into Deepholm.

Diablo 4

A Developer Livestream Update will be held January 18th.

Diablo 3

Season 30 is live.

Diablo Immortal

Check out this week's bug fixes.

Overwatch 2

There's a new Director's Take out: Our Development Values, Part 1.

Sunday, January 07, 2024

World of Warcraft

The Darkmoon Faire is going this week.

This week's bonus event: Dragonflight dungeons.

This week's PvP Brawl: Warsong Scramble.

Check out This Week in WoW.

Check out Blues News.

Patch 10.2.5: Seeds of Renewal is going live January 16th. You can see the zone overview and the new customizations coming when it does.

The Ruby Sanctum is coming to Wrath Classic January 11th.

Check out this week's hotfixes.

Hearthstone

Duels Mode is being discontinued.

Diablo Immortal

Check out this blog for events and new features.

Diablo 3

Season 30 begins January 12th.

Overwatch 2

Hero Mastery courses for Lucio, Echo, Genji, Mei, and D.Va will become available over next five weeks starting with Lucio's this week.

Monday, January 01, 2024

Games Site v10

With the new year is a new version of the Games Site. Enjoy!

Updates include:

  • Various back-end adjustments, updates, and redesigns.
  • Redesigned Overmenu and logo. Know where you are by the gold coin. Know where you're looking to go by the silver coin.
  • Redesigned main menu to cut down on clutter.
  • New menu to navigate between the main sections listed in the main menu. (Previous and Next)
  • Pages (sans starting index) will have a submenu to guide you through the various sections of a page. I.e., the Lothar Branch Section has a submenu listing Events and Players, with a dropdown menu from the Players tab to allow sorting players by all the same previous options.
  • News Archives from before 2008 have been more completely folded into the format of the Games Site.

New Year's Day!

Happy New Year! May 2024 go as well as we can hope.

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