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Blizzard Continues to Ban Hearthstone Accounts that Use Bots

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Blizzard’s crusade to keep Hearthstone fair for all players and clean of cheaters has resulted in several thousand more bans. As with the Starcraft 2 and World of Warcraft, the company isn’t kidding around -- if your Hearthstone account is found gaming the system, it will be banned. Adding to its earlier bans, these accounts have been permanently terminated for the apparent use of “third-party programs that automate gameplay.” Botting is the term used to describe this unscrupulous practice, which many players have been using to level up and gain gold faster instead of actually playing the game. RELATED STORY:...

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Overwatch Has a Plot, But No Single-Player Campaign

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BlizzCon 2014 was very special because of one big reason: Blizzard announced its first new IP in over 15 years -- Overwatch! The team-based multiplayer shooter is a big departure from the games the company normally releases, but it’s fresh and -- frankly -- looks like crazy fun. Unfortunately, Blizzard’s renowned storytelling won’t be part of the gameplay experience... Overwatch does not have a single-player campaign. While no one will be happy to hear that, Titanfall has shown that not every game needs single-player to be a hit. In fact, judging from what we saw in its announcement and gameplay...

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Firebat: The First Hearthstone World Champion, See His Decklist

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Blizzcon 2014 was the staging ground for a number of big eSports tournaments, including the first Hearthstone World Championship. Sixteen players from all over the world competed in the tourney to win the $10,000 grand prize, but only one came out triumphant -- James “Firebat” Kostesich! While most professional players spend many hours each day mastering the game, the 18 year-old Kostesich likely didn’t have that luxury because of obligations with school and work. Nevertheless, he managed to take the Hearthstone scene by storm, surprising just about everyone. MUST SEE: New Hearthstone Goblins vs Gnomes Expansion Brings 120 New Cards...

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Warcraft Movie: Here are the Actors, Actresses & Characters

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The highly-anticipated Warcraft Movie is on its way for a March 2016 release. While the film is still in an early stage of development, Blizzard has revealed all the major actors / actresses and characters we will see on the big screen. Directed by Duncan Jones, Warcraft is closely based on the fantasy video game series and portrays the origin story of the initial encounters between the humans and the orcs, with an emphasis on both the Alliance's and the Horde's sides of the conflict. You will see such well-known characters as Durotan, Lothar and others. Jones, together with Bill...

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Watch the World of Warcraft Documentary “Looking For Group”

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Blizzcon 2014 was arguably the best Blizzcon to date, largely because of all the new game announcements and reveals. As good as the usual cosplay contests, eSports competitions, and concert (Metallica) were, it was all about the games this time around. Blizzard used Blizzcon 2014 to announce its first new IP -- Overwatch -- in over 15 years, and reveal the much-anticipated Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void cinematic trailer. It also announced the first full expansion pack for Hearthstone called Goblins vs Gnomes, as well as new heroes and battlegrounds for Heroes of the Storm. DON'T MISS: You Can...

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