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Hearthstone: Blackrock Mountain: all the new cards

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Hearthstone: Blackrock Mountain: all the new cards

Update 30/03/15: Every Blackrock Mountain card has been revealed - check out the full spoilers below!

It’s official: Hearthstone is getting some more cards. Blackrock Mountain will be the second adventure to hit Blizzard’s online CCG - with it a five winged raid, rewarding a total of 31 shiny new cards upon completion.

Below, you’ll find all the latest Blackrock Mountain cards spoiled to date, with more being added as they make their way out from the depths of the Molten Core.

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Blizzard to reveal remaining Blackrock Mountain Hearthstone cards on stream tomorrow

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Blizzard to reveal remaining Blackrock Mountain Hearthstone cards on stream tomorrow

We’ve been keeping a close eye on Blizzard’s next Hearthstone adventure, Blackrock Mountain, ever since it was announced at this year’s PAX East. It’s a fiery ordeal inside the home of the Lord of Fire, Ragnaros himself.

Blizzard have been slowly revealing cards from the new adventure of the past few weeks. Tomorrow however, during a Twitch live stream, they’ll not only be revealing the rest, but also showing them in action too with a showmatch.

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Team Liquid recruits Heroes of the Storm team founded by StarCraft's legendary Durán brothers

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Team Liquid recruits Heroes of the Storm team founded by StarCraft's legendary Durán brothers

In their day, the brothers Pedro "LucifroN" Moreno Durán and Juan "VortiX" Moreno Durán were two of the most dominant StarCraft players in Europe. There was a time when it seemed like they were getting strong placements in just about every major tournament. Now, after fading out of the StarCraft scene, the brothers have just signed with Team Liquid.

Only this time, they’re playing Heroes of the Storm.

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World of Warcraft’s WoW Token will release soon, prices will flux depending on market forces

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World of Warcraft’s WoW Token will release soon, prices will flux depending on market forces

Blizzard recently announced the WoW Token; a tradable in-game item that can be redeemed for 30 days worth of game time. It essentially allows players to pay for their WoW subscription using gold made in-game, much like the PLEX system in EVE Online. 

WoW Tokens are due to make their way into the game very soon, and Blizzard have started to detail how they will work. 

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The longest turn in Hearthstone history is playing out on Twitch

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The longest turn in Hearthstone history is playing out on Twitch

Turns in Hearthstone are nice and quick things. You have time to look at your cards, chew your lip a bit and then play. If you don’t, the timer runs out and your turn is over, regardless of whether or not you’ve actually done anything. 

A couple of Hearthstone players have been in the same turn for around 10 hours. It’s all down to wizardry and the desire to break set a record. 

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Team League coming soon to Heroes of the Storm

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Team League coming soon to Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm is slowly working its way toward release, and now Blizzard have announced the addition of that most critical feature to an aspiring eSport: a ranked Team League.

Heroes gets teamed-up with its next Close Beta patch, so get ready to carry or be carried by your friends.

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Diablo 3 Season 3 starts on April 10th; patch 2.2 likely to go live soon

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Diablo 3 Season 3 starts on April 10th; patch 2.2 likely to go live soon

Blizzard have formally announced the end of Diablo 3’s Season 2, and with it the date of Season 3. Sunday, April 5th will mark the end of the current Season, while Friday, April 10th will mark the start of Season 3. During the downtime, it’s highly likely that the current PTR patch, 2.2, will be applied to the game, bringing with it a torrent of new content.

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Overwatch designer Jeffrey Kaplan on the art and science of building a new breed of shooter

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Overwatch designer Jeffrey Kaplan on the art and science of building a new breed of shooter

Overwatch stretches the shooter genre to the breaking point. While a few characters broadly fit classic team-shooter archetypes, like the sniper Widowmaker and the heavy, tanky Gatling robot Bastion, many of the characters seem more like superheroes or MOBA champions. There’s not a character in the game who doesn’t somehow twist or break Overwatch’s rules via movement, combat abilities, or buffs on other players.

At PAX East, I spent a few minutes chatting with Overwatch designer Jeffrey Kaplan, as he explained Blizzard’s approach to character design, map balancing, and how they use in-game data to assist the design process.

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Blizzard offer to pay for college tuition in Heroes of the Dorm eSports tournament

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Blizzard offer to pay for college tuition in Heroes of the Dorm eSports tournament

Along with their other Heroes of the Storm announcements at this year’s PAX East, Blizzard have also unveiled a new eSports tournament: Heroes of the Dorm. The grand prize? A teams worth of college tuition paid for entirely by Blizzard. Even if you don’t make it to the top, there’s other tempting prizes that make up the whopping $450,000 prize pool.

Also, any team that signs up - after verifying their eligibility - will receive access to the Heroes of the Storm beta to compete.

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Meet Overwatch's newest recruits: bounty hunter McCree and Russian soldier Zarya

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Meet Overwatch's newest recruits: bounty hunter McCree and Russian soldier Zarya

Blizzard’s newest IP, Overwatch, is still a ways off getting into the hands of the general public, but that hasn’t stopped them from teasing new content. Two new heroes have been demoed at this year’s PAX East: a western bounty hunter called McCree, and a Russian fusion gun wielding soldier, Zarya.

Both, along with a new payload map set in Gibraltar, will be available to play with in the Overwatch beta test, which is set to launch fall of this year.

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Hearthstone's next adventure is Blackrock Mountain; fight against Firelord Ragnaros

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Hearthstone's next adventure is Blackrock Mountain; fight against Firelord Ragnaros

Blizzard have just announced Hearthstone’s next adventure: Blackrock Mountain. Players will do battle against the mighty Firelord Ragnaros and his many minions. There’ll be a total of seventeen bosses, spread over five wings. It’ll also use the same release system as the previous Curse of Naxxramas adventure, it’ll release new wings on a weekly basis.

Blackrock Mountain is due to launch sometime in April.

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