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Hearthstone Makes A Lot of Money - $20 Million a Month!

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SuperData, a company that provides insights into “digital games and playable media”, has released a report stating that Hearthstone makes around $20 million a month in earnings. Detailing both current trends among digital card games and predicted changes over the next three years, the report compared Hearthstone’s impact to World of WarCraft impact on MMOs: “Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft managed to disrupt the category in the same way World of WarCraft transformed massively-multiplayer online games (MMOs). Blizzard’s first digital card game has deep mechanics, but it is more accessible and streamlined than long-running games like Magic: The Gathering. Hearthstone now...

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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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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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Hearthstone Goblins vs Gnomes Expansion Brings 120 New Cards

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Blizzard has announced the first full-fledged expansion pack for Hearthstone and it’s all about the age-old rivalry between the cunning Goblins and tinkering Gnomes. Unlike Curse of Naxxramas, which was merely an “Adventure”, the new Goblins vs Gnomes expansion is really an “expansion” in the true sense of the word and comes with over 120 new cards that can be added to your collection. Hearthstone players thinking they have mastered the metagame are in for a shock once Goblins vs Gnomes kicks into full gear. The new cards it introduces feature all sorts of crazy attributes and effects that bring...

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No Cheating in Hearthstone! Blizzard Bans Thousands of Players

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Blizzard is no stranger to dropping the hammer on players found cheating in their games. Whether you're playing World of Warcraft, StarCraft 2 or Diablo 3 -- cheat and you will be banned. Blizzard has now taken its big banhammer to Hearthstone, and has already banned thousands of cheaters for “botting”. What is botting, you ask? Well, apparently some players have been using third-party programs to automate gameplay and let bots do their fighting for them. Unsurprisingly, all accounts caught using the program have been banned... until 2015. “We’ve recently banned several thousand Hearthstone accounts that were associated with the...

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