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Overwatch Pro’s Mid-Match Suspension Sparks Debate Over False Reporting

Félix “xQc” Lengyel was playing a competitive Overwatch match last night when suddenly, he was booted from the game and informed his account had been banned or suspended—an action that’s sparked a debate over witch hunting and false reporting.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Warcraft Fans Are Warring Over What WoW Classic Should Be

When World of Warcraft first came out, it meant a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Now that WoW Classic’s been announced, that’s become a problem—one that’s forced Blizzard to step in and pry people’s figurative hands off other people’s figurative throats.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Hearthstone Player Tries To Showboat, Screws Up, Loses

In Hearthstone, there’s a near-infinite number of ways to kick your opponents while they’re down, and we’ve all had them done to us. But every so often, the righteous card gods descend from the green felt heavens to smite asshole opponents in a way that’s so unsuspected, so wholly satisfying, it makes us feel like…Read […]

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There’s now a tribute to Dennis “Internethulk” Hawelka in Overwatch.

There’s now a tribute to Dennis “Internethulk” Hawelka in Overwatch. Spotted by player panqakee, it’s in the attacker spawn on Eichenwalde and takes the form of a poster with <3, I, D, and H on it, which can stand for either Internethulk or Dennis Hawelka, depending on how you look at it. The German on […]

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Overwatch League has announced the full schedule for all of December’s pre-season games, as well as

Overwatch League has announced the full schedule for all of December’s pre-season games, as well as the first season, which starts January 10 and runs through June 16. The debut season has been split into four five-week stages, each of which culminates in a title match with a $125,000 prize pool.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Hearthstone Pro Leaves It All Up To One Card

Yogg-Saron is one of the most random cards in Hearthstone, a digital card game that loves randomness. Dropping it is usually—always—a gamble, so when Hearthstone pro Thijs Molendijk dropped it with one health against a stacked board, he was leaving the game up to one last chance.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Alexstrasza’s True Dragon Form “Broke The Game,” Says Heroes Of The Storm Director

At Blizzcon 2017, the Heroes of the Storm team announced the debut of Overwatch’s Hanzo and World of Warcraft’s Alexstrasza with a cinematic featuring the two dragon-themed characters facing off. In it, Alexstrasza transforms into her massive red dragon form, towering over her measly human opponent. But Heroes of the…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Blizzard’s Plan To Take WoW’s World PVP Back To Its Glory Days

For years, Blizzard has been trying to put the “war” back in Warcraft. During an interview at Blizzcon last weekend, game director Ion Hazzikostas told Kotaku he thinks he’s finally figured out how to make it happen. But first the designers have 13 years’ worth of problems to work out.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Hearthstone Never Gets New Classes Because They’d Make Things Too Complicated

Over the years, Hearthstone updates and expansions have added heaps of new cards, modes, and strategic possibilities. One thing, though, has remained unchanged since the digital card game’s release back in 2014: character classes. There are only nine, and despite some clamor for more, that number’s not likely to…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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After World Of Warcraft Classic’s Announcement, The People Behind Legacy Servers Cried From Joy

When Vaelanor heard the announcement of World of Warcraft Classic last Friday, he says he broke into tears. The veteran Warcraft player, whose real name we omitted because he helps run an unofficial legacy server, said he was so moved by news of a vanilla version of Blizzard’s long-running multiplayer game, he…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Overwatch’s newest hero, Moira, is now playable on the game’s PC public test realm.

Overwatch’s newest hero, Moira, is now playable on the game’s PC public test realm. Announced at BlizzCon on Friday, Moira is a mad scientist support hero who looks kinda like David Bowie and fires beams of pure energy from her hands (also like David Bowie). In other words, she’s mad fun to play.Read more… Continue […]

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Blizzard Built A ‘Strike Team’ To Put An End To Overwatch Jerks

These days, it’s hard to talk about Overwatch without mentioning its ongoing struggles with sexism, racism, griefing, match throwing, and worse. At BlizzCon, game director Jeff Kaplan told Kotaku that fighting toxicity is now more of a priority than ever, to the point that Blizzard has formed a “strike team” to do so.Read more… Continue […]

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Blizzard Announces New Details On How The Overwatch League Will Work

Following last night’s 2017 Overwatch World Cup, Blizzard shared a bunch of details about how the game’s upcoming professional league will work, including scheduling, prize money, and how the teams will be split up to create separate divisions. The start date is January 10 of next year.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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