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Have you heard the news? Mages got hit with the nerf bat this week in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. While they still have copious amounts of direct damage removal spells, their major freeze spells (Cone of Cold, Blizzard, Frost Nova) all got bumped up in mana, cost giving opponents some breathin...

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Despite Blizzard's hope of launching Hearthstone into open beta sometime this month, it appears as though bug-catching, card-tweaking, and fine-tuning have gotten the better of the team. The studio today announced that Hearthstone's open beta has been delayed to ensure the game is "ready for wider ...

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And so full of terrors! Or is that streams? If you've seen some of The Stream Team's antics, you'd most likely say it is a combination of the two! With Winter Solstice this week, we will soon enjoy the longest night of the year here up north, so what will you be doing while it is dark for so long? ...

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If it seems as if crowdfunding's gone into a turkey coma lately, you aren't just imagining things -- at least as far as funded games are concerned. News on that front has seemed scarce compared to the deluge of some other two-week spans, but the current campaigns are trying to make up for it. Life ...

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The Become a Legend patch went live for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft this week and with it came a bevvy of card nerfs, adjustments to ranked play, and some tweaks to how the arena works. Massively's Richie released an overview video of the major changes in this update, which surprisingly left t...

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Have you ever played a game that infests your brain like a benevolent mental parasite that stays with you long after you get up from the computer chair? Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is one of those games that permeates your thoughts as you eat lunch, commute, and walk the dog. It even greets yo...

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If you partook in Thanksgiving activities over the weekend, chances are you enjoyed a tasty morsel or twenty (thousand)... and that's not even counting leftovers! As much as I love the holiday, I am often glad it's only a single day because there is always just way too much food. It's certainly not...

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One thing gamers can definitely be thankful for this year is crowdfunding! Thanks to this phenomenon, we have many more options opening to us than ever before. And there are definitely some good gaming prospects on the horizon, even if news about all but one is seeming a bit scarce lately. While...

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We've all had our share of trading card games. It's a popular genre, and there are always new titles popping up. Frankly, it's hard to tell many of them apart. That's sort of the point, I guess. The fact is that the basic design is so successful because it can be so fun to play with. Tweak the form...

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The open beta for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft draws near, and the slew of upcoming changes will alter how arenas work going forward. Instead of capping out and reaping rewards at nine wins, players will scramble to reach a cool dozen victories before they accrue three losses and get unceremoni...

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A quiet fortnight in the land of crowdfunding these past two weeks have not been. In fact, with the popularity of this funding model, it may never be quiet again. The past two weeks have had their share of campaigns starting, campaigns closing, and campaigns obliterating goals and funding records a...

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In the MMOverse, we talk often about veterans -- those old-timers who have stuck with a game through thick and thin, playing steadfastly as the years go by even when others head off for new horizons. And with a nod to their dedication, we pay homage those stalwart members of the community who jus...

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At BlizzCon, Blizzard gave an update on two of its titles in beta: Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone. Heroes of the Storm will begin sign-ups for the MOBA's beta program today (opt-in is live right now on Battle.net accounts), while Hearthstone will go into open beta next month. Rob Pardo amen...

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A number of you already heard some rumblings about changes coming to The Stream Team. It is true: There are changes to the who, the how, and the how many. And those changes are all in effect starting now. But not all change is bad (remember that collection of coins you found under the couch cush...

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The news meter for crowdfunding keeps right on ticking. The last two weeks have seen a score of changes in the realm of community funding initiatives, with some titles experiencing success, others not meeting their goals, and even more joining the ranks. One big name in gaming, Brad McQuaid, is eve...

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