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Hearthstone – Blizzard Korea partners with Dunkin’ to promote latest game expansion

[Play free now] Blizzard Entertainment recently launched the “Rise of Shadows” expansion for its widely popular digital card game, Hearthstone, and Blizzard Korea had a rather unique marketing campaign to celebrate the occasion. Working with Dunkin’ Donuts (now known as…

Blizzard Entertainment – Former employee files federal complaint over racism and various abuse

[Full post] A former employee of Blizzard Entertainment’s esports division recently revealed he has lodged a federal complaint against the developer for mistreatment he has suffered while working there since joining in 2013. Julian Murillo-Cuellar, who has since left and…

Hearthstone – Japan server revealed with localized text and voice-overs

A few days back, Blizzard Entertainment announced it is bringing Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to Japan. Hundreds of thousands of Japanese gamers are already playing non-localized versions of Hearthstone, but soon everyone in Japan will have access to a fully…

Hearthstone – Blackrock Mountain game update arriving next month

[Play now] Hearthstone is proving to be Blizzard’s main cash generator these days, and the content updates seem to arrive almost two months. The latest, Blackrock Mountain, will arrive in April, and thrusts players into the middle of a war between…

Hearthstone – Blizzard wins legal case against copycat game in China

While not many folks in the gaming industry have faith in China’s legal system when it comes to IP rights, they can be heartened to know that Blizzard Entertainment and publisher NetEase won a legal battle against a local developer…

Hearthstone – Blizzard trademarks possible game expansion title

According to several internet postings, Blizzard Entertainment has filed trademarks for 2 interesting names, “Eye of Azshara” and “Overwatch”. With BlizzCon 2014 arriving this coming week, speculations point to either a Hearthstone or World of Warcraft expansion due to Azshara’s…

Hearthstone – Smartphone versions delayed till early next year

In a recent development update posted by the Hearthstone team, it was mentioned that the iPhone and Android phone version will only be ready “early next year”. It seems the team is finding it challenging to fit Hearthstone into palm-size…

Legend of Crouching Dragon – Parties failed to reach agreement

As reported earlier this year, Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase (Blizzard’s partner in China) filed a lawsuit against the developer of Legend of Crouching Dragon, on the basis that the game has infringed the intellectual property of  Hearthstone, a card game…

Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas – First paid content update announced

[More info] Blizzard today announced the first paid content update for Hearthstone, titled Curse of Naxxramas, visiting a classic location from the Warcraft lore. A single-player campaign with 5 wings, the first wing of Curse of Naxxramas, The Arachnid Quarter, will…

Hearthstone – Global launch for iPad version begins in selected regions

[Game website] Blizzard launching Hearthstone on the iPad beginning today, starting with Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Launching in a limited set of countries allows us to focus on the end-to-end player experience to make sure it’s awesome before moving…

Hearthstone – Open Beta phase for strategic card game is now live

[Game website] I am sure many gamers, especially online ones, have already heard about Hearthstone. After several months of Closed Beta, the global Open Beta phase is finally available to everyone. I have played for a couple of weeks and…

Hearthstone – Game facing delay in China after failing official review

As reported in the China media, Blizzard’s latest online title, Hearthstone, has been delayed for launch in the world’s largest gaming market. This is apparently down to the “gambling” elements found during the government review. If true, the delay could…