Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. There were a lot of big stories this week. It's hard to know where to begin. If I had to pick one, I'd say the biggest was probably the purported Blizzard trademark registration for The Dark Below. Is it real? Is it a hoax? Some people (including myself) thought it might be a Diablo 3 expansion, but this website teasing the name Reaper of Souls may have taken that off the table. There's also strong evidence it may be a hoax. Of course, there's also strong evidence that it's not a hoax. In the end, I'm putting my money on Corgis unleashed. That Corgi pet will be mine, I swear!
I guess there was other news, of course, like that whole epic patch 5.4 trailer release. Me, I'm all about the Corgis though. Or the cards. The Heartstone closed beta has also begun, and most of your intrepid WoW Insider staff are in it, so expect to see more news and previews of the game in the coming weeks. In the meantime, read on to see what we've already uncovered. Downtime today starts at 3 a.m. PDT and lasts 5 hours, so you should have time.
Hot news and features
- WoW Insider is looking for a new rogue columnist.
- We played through the Hearthstone tutorial and the Hearthstone Arena, and have previews for you, complete with pictures.
- We got a chance to interview Tom Chilton about the upcoming patch 5.4.
- PvP season 13 ends August 27, possibly heralding patch 5.4.
- Patch 5.4 has also hit the background downloader.
- The real Stormwind Harbor will be intact in patch 5.4.
- Battlefield: Barrens will be coming to an end when Patch 5.4 releases.