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Hearthstone expansion and the epic Tavern at Blizzcon

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Hearthstone expansion and the epic Tavern at Blizzcon

by: Joseph Gordon

The latest Hearthstone expansion “The League of Explorers” will launch November 12th with 45 new cards and new single-player missions. The expansion is centered around Warcraft’s Brann Bronzebeard and his team of archaeological explorers. The new cards come with a new mechanic, “Discover” which will present the player with 3 random cards to choose from that can be used by their class. The discovered cards that you are presented with do not have to be part of your deck or collection.

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World of Warcraft: Legion Invades BlizzCon 2015

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World of Warcraft: Legion Invades BlizzCon 2015

BlizzCon 2015 has come and gone, and with it we got a whole slew of information on the World of Warcraft‘s forthcoming sixth expansion, Legion. The expansion is touted as “one of the most intense chapters in the Warcraft saga” and promises to add game changing features as well as a more refined experience. There’s no official word on a release date but we do know it’ll be launching in the Summer of 2016 with a standard edition ($49.99 USD) and a deluxe edition ($89.99 USD). Hit the jump and check out the list of features for Legion.

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BlizzCon 2015 – Activision Blizzard Launches Activision Blizzard Studios

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BlizzCon 2015 – Activision Blizzard Launches Activision Blizzard Studios

Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced the launch of Activision Blizzard Studios, a new film and television studio devoted to creating original content based on the company’s extensive library of iconic and globally-recognized intellectual properties. Activision Blizzard’s owned content includes some of the most popular entertainment franchises in the world, including Call of Duty®, Skylanders®, Diablo®, Hearthstone® and StarCraft®. Former Disney executive Nick van Dyk has been tapped to co-head the division, along with a senior creative executive who will be announced soon.

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Pixelated Geek’s BlizzCon News Center

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Pixelated Geek’s BlizzCon News Center

Blizzcon is in full swing and news is flying out at such speed it can be difficult to keep up, but never fear: Pixelated Geek is here to help. This will be a collection of news stories focused on Blizzcon updated throughout the convention.

First up: the addition and removal of units from Starcraft 2 for the upcoming Heart of the Swarm.

Terrans are gaining access to some brand-new units. These include Shredders (a robot that cannot attack in motion, but once set up does damage to both air and ground units) and Warhounds (a mechanical unit which attacks both air and ground but with a bonus against other mechanical ground units like Siege Tanks).

Terrans also face some major changes to some of their existing units. With the addition of Warhounds, Thors are being shifted to a singular super-heavy unit. Only one Thor can be active at a time, and it no longer has anti-air weapons. Their trademark bombardment attack now takes some time to set up so cannot be instantly activated anymore. Battlecruisers will be gaining a speed boost ability, and Hellions can transform to boost their close-quarters combat ability.

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Dates for BlizzCon ticket sales announced

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Dates for BlizzCon ticket sales announced

Blizzard announced today when BlizzCon tickets will be going on sale. Regular tickets will be sold on two different days. The first day will be May 21 and the second May 25. The ticket prices have increased to $175 this year. If you are looking to get more out of BlizzCon, on May 28 tickets will be available for a benefits dinner. Tickets are priced at $500 for the opportunity to dine with and meet members from Blizzard. Sale from the dinner are going to help Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Visit the official BlizzCon site for all the details.

 

Blizzcon 2011 Announced

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Blizzcon 2011 Announced

Attention WoW addicts, Starcraft 2 fanatics, and Diablo geeks: Blizzard has announced the dates for this year’s Blizzcon. Start planning for the weekend of October 21 at Anaheim Convention Center because, just like last year and the year before, tickets will sell out quickly as will hotel reservations.

Now that Starcraft 2 is out, the only news left for Blizzard to announce are the Warcraft movie, Diablo 3, and Titan (Next-Gen MMO).  The full press release is below.

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