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Latest Hearthstone Patch Is Full Of Stealth Nerfs And Bugs

On Tuesday, Blizzard quietly released Hearthstone patch 11.2, whose seemingly-tame purpose was to introduce a limited-time event and a new purchasable card bundle. But the patch came with a few other changes, including “updates” to game mechanics and a long list of “bug fixes” that stirred up some major gameplay…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Two New Cards Are Shaking Up Hearthstone Deck Building

In Hearthstone, the art of deck building has always taken a relatively specific shape: You choose a win condition (e.g. kill your opponent with small minions as quickly as possible), then fill your deck with the most powerful card combos to help you accomplish that.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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I Have Had It Up To Here With Voidlord

There is no objective way to measure whether something in a game is fun or not. But in the context of competitive online gaming, where empowerment for one player sometimes translates into abject misery for another, it’s much more common to encounter a mechanic so demoralizing, so soul-crushingly boring, that you…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Wackiness, Not Power, Defines Hearthstone’s New Witchwood Cards

Now that all the cards from Hearthstone’s Witchwood expansion have been revealed, most streamers and analysts are doing their best to rate cards and theorycraft about the upcoming meta. Well, dear reader, we’ve been through this enough times to know that once the expansion drops tomorrow, everyone will prove to be…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Hearthstone Director Reveals ‘The Craziest Card We’ve Ever Made’

Hearthstone’s upcoming expansion, The Witchwood, will drop on April 12, and game director Ben Brode feels “very worried” about one specific card in the new set. This past weekend at PAX East, I got an advanced look at the set and let Brode get his anxiety off his chest. This card in particular has given […]

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Hearthstone Director Reveals ‘The Craziest Card We’ve Ever Made’

Hearthstone’s upcoming expansion, The Witchwood, will drop on April 12, and game director Ben Brode feels “very worried” about one specific card in the new set. This past weekend at PAX East, I got an advanced look at the set and let Brode get his anxiety off his chest. This card in particular has given […]

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Goodbye, Ice Block, And Burn In Hell

The object of Hearthstone is to bring your opponent’s life points down to zero, so it stands to reason that Ice Block, a Mage-specific card that makes that literally impossible to do for a whole turn, is pretty strong. So strong, in fact, that starting with the next expansion, Blizzard is moving the card out […]

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Hearthstone’s Randomness Can Be Tough For Pros To Swallow

Hearthstone is a game for haters. It’s expensive; its metagame stands still for months; no matter how well you play, you will drop games to bad players with good luck. Read the comments on pretty much any article about Blizzard Entertainment’s wildly successful collectible card game, and you’ll find a glut of…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Hearthstone’s Spooky Witchwood Expansion Adds Another Single-Player Mode

After three long months with Hearthstone’s dungeon-crawling Kobolds and Catacombs set, Blizzard has just announced a new expansion. Dubbed The Witchwood, the upcoming release brings new card mechanics, a major shakeup to the competitive card pool, and a fresh single-player adventure mode–all set against a gothic…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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