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Hearthstone Saviors of Uldum Deck Guides, Trailer, Plague Cards, and Quests

Get all the info on the upcoming Saviors of Uldum expansion for Hearthstone.

Hearthstone Rise of Shadows Cards, Decks, Factions, Single-Player - Hearthstone Expansion Guide

All the details on the Hearthstone Rise of Shadows expansion, out now for Blizzard's card battling game.

Hearthstone Rastakhan’s Rumble Beginner's Guide - Overkill Keyword, New Cards

Here's everything you need to know about Hearthstone's Rastakhan’s Rumble expansion, including new cards and more.

Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan Just Threw in His Support for Blitzchung

"I think the suspension should be reduced more or eliminated. But that's just me."

A Devolver Co-Founder Makes A Plea For Publishers To Rethink Predatory Microtransactions

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Devolver Digital co-founder Mike Wilson likens addictive titles to crystal meth.

Blizzard's Commitment to Free Expression Doesn't Mean Much With Blitzchung Still Banned

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Blizzard calls its suspension of Blitzchung for voicing support for the ongoing Hong Kong protests a "tough Hearthstone esports moment."

Hearthstone Battlegrounds is Blizzard's Puzzling Reaction to Auto Chess

Its autobattling, but also very much Hearthstone.

Blizzard President Apologizes for Hearthstone Controversy, Doesn't Change Ruling

Brack apologized, but didn't change the company's stance despite protest.

Suspended Hearthstone Pro Blitzchung Signs With Esports Team

Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, the player at the center of Blizzard's Hong Kong controversy, is now a player for Tempo Storm.

BlizzCon 2019 is Blizzard's Most Crucial Show in Years

The wayward company has a chance to set its tone for the future, for better or worse.

Three Blizzard Veterans Left the Company After the StarCraft FPS Was Canceled

Blizzard confirms the exits of three prominent Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm developers.

Former Xbox VP Mike Ybarra Joins Blizzard Amidst a Rocky Year

Ybarra starts as Blizzard's new executive vice president and general manager next month.

Blizzard's Very Bad October Just Keeps Getting Worse

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Blizzard's ban on Hearthstone player Blitzchung catches the ire of Republicans and Democrats alike.

AOC, Rubio, and Other Legislators Pen Letter to Activision Blizzard CEO Over Hearthstone Player's Suspension

A bipartisan letter from U.S. lawmakers urges Blizzard to correct course.

Blizzard Bans Collegiate Hearthstone Players for Six Months Over Protest Sign [Update]

American University's players have received some late judgment.

Starting Screen | Blizzard's Troubled 2019 Finds the Once Invincible Studio at a Crossroads

This past year has found Blizzard embroiled in one controversy after another. What does it say about its future?

Suspended Hearthstone Player Says He Accepts Blizzard's New Ruling

Blitzchung does wish Blizzard would reconsider its position on the casters, however.

Blizzard Reduces Suspension of Hearthstone Player and Casters Following Community Outcry

Both Blitzchung and the two commentators have had their suspension halved.

"It's Hypocritical for Blizzard to Punish Blitzchung but Not Us"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Activision Blizzard has always been a vigorous advocate for freedom of expression.

On Chinese Social Media, Blizzard Said it Would Protect China's "National Dignity"

The statement goes a step further than saying Hong Kong's "Blitzchung" violated a rule.

Blizzard "Assessing the Situation" Amid Fracas Over Hearthstone Suspension

Protests against Blizzard's ruling might have the company rethinking its stance.

Overwatch's Mei Becomes Symbol of Protest Following Hearthstone Player's Suspension

Supporters are making fan art of Mei supporting the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney Takes Shot at Blizzard, Says Epic Supports Speech on “Politics and Human Rights”

Epic weighs in on the ongoing Hearthstone controversy.

Collegiate Hearthstone Players Hold Up 'Free Hong Kong Boycott Blizzard' Sign During Match [Update]

The community response to yesterday's suspension is growing.

Blizzard is in an Even Bigger Mess Than the NBA on China, and It Has No One to Blame But Itself

Blizzard's handling of the Hearthstone controversy is an international mess of its own making.

Blizzard Employees Silently Protest While Hearthstone Players Call for Boycotts Over Player's Suspension

After suspending a player for pro-Hong Kong statements made on-air, Blizzard is under noticeable scrutiny.

Blizzard Suspends Hearthstone Player For Voicing Support of Hong Kong Protests [Update]

Fans are upset over Blitzchung's suspension, following his on-air support of the protests.

Hearthstone Pro Flubs League Match Because He's Playing Auto Chess at Same Time

Not quite the Bobby Fischer of Auto Chess.

Hearthstone Saviors of Uldum Deck Guides, Trailer, Plague Cards, and Quests

Get all the info on the upcoming Saviors of Uldum expansion for Hearthstone.

Hearthstone: Saviors of Uldum Card Reveal - Dark Pharaoh Tekahn and Friends Join the Warlock's Menagerie

Tekahn wants to be the cornerstone for Warlock Lackey decks.

Hearthstone Swaps Around Classic Set, But Initial Reactions Seem Mixed

The new cards are getting a lukewarm reaction online.

From Candy Crush to Hearthstone: How the Loot Box Bill Could Affect Some of the Industry's Biggest Games

The bill defines microtransactions and loot boxes, but questions remain.

How Warcraft's Art Has Evolved and Shaped Blizzard's Games Over 25 Years

Blizzard senior art director Samwise Didier takes us through the 25 year evolution of Warcraft's art.

Hearthstone Rise of Shadows Cards, Decks, Factions, Single-Player - Hearthstone Expansion Guide

All the details on the Hearthstone Rise of Shadows expansion, out now for Blizzard's card battling game.

BlizzCon Dates Revealed With Three Pricey Ticket Options

The convention is expanding this year, and so are some ticket prices.

The Best Mobile Games for iOS and Android

From smartphones to tablets, these are the best games you can get on your iOS and Android devices.

Former Hearthstone Devs are Working on a Marvel Game

Second Dinner announces its first post-Blizzard game.

Hearthstone Rastakhan’s Rumble Beginner's Guide - Overkill Keyword, New Cards

Here's everything you need to know about Hearthstone's Rastakhan’s Rumble expansion, including new cards and more.

Overwatch's Momentum Slowed in 2018

Blizzard revenue drives Activision even as franchises slow.

Hearthstone's Boomsday Project Solo Mode is a Straight Up Puzzle Game

Use cards, solve puzzles in the new Puzzle Labs solo mode.

Hearthstone's Next Expansion Is the Mech-Heavy Boomsday Project

More mechanical marvels make Hearthstone's next expansion magnetic.

Hearthstone is Making Big Balance Changes to Key Meta Decks for The Witchwood

Hearthstone is shaking up the meta for Even Paladins, Warlocks, and Quest Rogues.

Hearthstone Director Ben Brode Leaves Blizzard

The public face of Hearthstone leaves Blizzard after 15 years.

Ben Brode on How Blizzard Will Keep Hearthstone's Metagame Fresh in the Wake of Witchwood 's Release

We talk to Blizzard about one of Hearthstone's biggest challenges in the Year of the Raven.

Hearthstone's New Expansion The Witchwood is Out Now

Check out our guides for the latest deck builds.

Witchwood's Newly-Revealed Shudderwock is Hearthstone's Most Complicated Card to Date

Why Witchwood's newest legendary gave Hearthstone's team headaches.

Hearthstone's Ben Brode Doesn't Plan to Change the Dust Economy Anytime Soon

Brode feels there are better ways to address Hearthstone's value proposition heading into Witchwood.

BlizzCon 2018 Dates Announced, Here's When Tickets Go On Sale

Southern California gets its annual Blizzard

Hearthstone's Unique Expansion Cards Can't Always be Legendary, Designer Says

Hearthstone wants to make special card sets like those found in Knights of the Frozen Throne, but they may not be legendary.

The Witchwood is Hearthstone's First Expansion for Year of the Raven

Dungeon Run returns with a similar mode called Monster Hunt.

Hearthstone Year of the Raven Introduces Way to Create In-Game Tournaments for You and Friends

Three new expansions, and even more details for the Year of the Raven.

Inside Hearthstone's Surprisingly Chill Pro Scene

Whatever expectations you have about esports, Hearthstone breaks the mold.

Hearthstone Update 10.2 Gears Up for Wildfest

Get ready to go wild.

Hearthstone Just Announced Some Huge Changes to Ranked Mode

These new changes will hopefully improve the quality and balance of Ranked play.

Hearthstone Kobolds and Catacombs Expansion, Dungeon Runs, Card Guide - Everything We Know

Our complete guide to Hearthstone's upcoming expansion, Kobolds and Catacombs, including the release date, cards, and Dungeon Run info.

Hearthstone Kobolds & Catacombs Expansion Set to Release on December 7

New cards and a new single player mode called Dungeon Runs.

Hearthstone Stops Going On Adventures, Blizzard Planning on Three Expansions in 2018

I hope you weren't a fan of Hearthstone's adventures.

The Hearthstone Devs Go In-Depth on Dungeon Runs, and Address Safety at Fireside Gatherings

BlizzCon 2017 Interview: "The kind of reception we got to the Nemsy promotion was slightly shocking and we definitely need to do better."

Hearthstone's New Expansion Delves Into Catacombs With Free Single-Player Content

Kobolds & Catacombs' randomized Dungeon Runs should be a welcome addition for those tired of the ladder.

Blizzard Issues Warning After Reports of Fake Hearthstone Fireside Gatherings

There will be a more thorough vetting process, but be wary of potentially dangerous fake events.

Hearthstone's Hallow's End Event Starts Today

There's multiple chances to win cards and goodies.

Hearthstone's Big Balance Update Finally Goes Live After a Messy Tournament Playoff

Blizzard looks to shake up the Hearthstone meta, but is tournament mode next?

Blizzard Announces the Blizzard Arena Los Angeles for Major Esports Competitions

The Blizzard Arena LA will host the Overwatch League later this year.

Hearthstone Introduces a Host of Dramatic Balance Changes

It's the first major Hearthstone balance update in years.

Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne - Out Now! - Deck Guides, When Does Icecrown Mission Content go Live? Card Prices, All New Cards, Lich King - Everything We Know

The Knights of the Frozen Throne Expansion is out now, bringing with it new cards, a new campaign, and a new keyword. When does the Icecrown mission content go live in your region? Deck Guides.

Hearthstone's Developers Hint How They'll Fix the Warlock in the Knights of the Frozen Throne Expansion

We talk to one of Hearthstone's senior designers about the game's most broken class, new cards, and lots more.

Blizzard Reveals More Legendary Cards for Hearthstone's Knights of the Frozen Throne Expansion

Two new Hearthstone Legendary cards to be exact.

Hearthstone Director Hosts Reddit AMA, Talks About Competitive Ladder Reworks

Ben Brode is taking your questions, just don't ask him to reveal new cards.

Hearthstone's Newest Expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne, Adds New Hero Cards, Lifesteal, and Free Missions

Battle the Lich King and become undead in the new Hearthstone expansion.

Hearthstone Balance Changes: The Rogue's Caverns Below Quest is Getting a Welcome Nerf [Update]

Crystal Rogue will soon be a bit harder to pull off.

Blizzard Improves Legendary Card Draws in Hearthstone Packs for Upcoming Expansion

No duplicates, guaranteed Legendary cards, and more

Blizzard's New Mobile Game Could Be Based on WarCraft

Another WarCraft spin-off on mobile?

Starting Screen | All I Want in Life is an Authentic NES Controller

STARTING SCREEN | Sometimes a real controller can make all the difference. Plus: Hail to the Hungry Crab, 7th Saga, and a new addition to the USgamer team!

Hearthstone Celebrates 70 Million Players With Free Card Packs

Blizzard's collectible card game hits another milestone.

A Fond Farewell to League of Explorers and Reno Jackson

A bunch of Hearthstone's adventurers are rotating out today with the launch of Journey to Un'Goro. We bid adieu.

Hearthstone's Un'Goro Expansion Launches on April 8

Blizzard Entertainment is bringing 135 news cards and a ton of tweaks to Hearthstone this April.

Hearthstone: Journey to Un'Goro Introduces Two Really Interesting New Mechanics

The new Hearthstone set is coming in April and features dinosaurs, beasts, and elementals. And two new keywords: Quest and Adapt.

Hearthstone's Arena Mode Moving to Standard, Further Burying Wild Play

Good night, sweet Piloted Shredder.

WoW Gold Can Be Used for Overwatch and Hearthstone Items

Blizzard Entertainment opens up the WoW Token to other Battle.net titles.

Hearthstone's Next Release Is Lost Secrets of Un'Goro [Rumor]

Veteran voice actress' resume points to the next Hearthstone adventure or expansion.

Hearthstone: Having Fun with Control Priest and Jade Golem Druid Decks

And why building your own Hearthstone decks can be highly rewarding.

PSA: Wait to Open Those Means Streets of Gadgetzan Packs [Updated]

Blizzard is looking into a potential bug with the new Hearthstone expansion.

BlizzCon 2016 Reactions: The Original Diablo is a Brilliant Anniversary Gift

Plus: A requiem for StarCraft II, and fans react to Mean Streets of Gadgetzan.

Hearthstone Heads to the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan

New cards and three crime families headline Hearthstone's latest expansion.

Hearthstone's Heroic Tavern Brawl Offers New Challenges for $10 Entry Fee

Blizzard offers a mode for Hearthstone's most experienced players.

Hearthstone's Balance Changes: Yogg-Saron Was Too Beautiful for This World

Why Blizzard's joke character was a little too powerful for its own good. Plus: The complete list of today's balance changes.

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Karazhan Standard Deck Guide – Xixo's Spirit Claws Shaman Aggro

Here's everything you need to know about Aggro Shaman's newest iteration for Karazhan Standard.

The First Wing of Hearthstone's One Night in Karazhan is Now Live. Should You Buy It?

Here are the cards you can get along with some of Kat's thoughts.

Overwatch and Hearthstone Getting Built-In Facebook Live Streaming

Blizzard and Facebook team up to bring Facebook integration to Blizzard titles.

The Reset Button: Waiting for the Dust to Settle in Hearthstone's New Metagame

Some people tinker with and invent new strategies. Other people are like Kat.

Whispers of the Old Gods: Designing C'Thun, the State of the Hunter, and Lessons Learned From The Grand Tournament

HEARTHSTONE INTERVIEW: Designer Dean Ayala goes in-depth on the upcoming expansion.

Whispers of the Old Gods is a Big (and Scary) Moment for Hearthstone

With their latest expansion, Blizzard is designing without a net. Here's hoping they're up to the challenge.

Hearthstone's New Expansion: Breaking Down Whispers of the Old God's New Cards and Launch Details

Blizzard's card game goes Lovecraft for its next expansion. We break down the new cards and what to expect.

The Race to Become the Next Big eSport

COVER STORY: From Halo to Rocket League, seemingly every developer wants their game to be a big-time eSport, and the stakes are even higher than you realize.

Adieu, Dr. Boom: Blizzard Announces Major Changes to Hearthstone

Blizzard is splitting Hearthstone between "Standard" and "Wild" modes, phasing out older expansions in the competitive game.

State of the Meta: Kat and Jaz Weigh in on Hearthstone Going into 2016

Where does Hearthstone's competitive game stand after League of Explorers?

USgamer's Best Games of 2015: Best Quest

PART SIX: The most memorable storylines of the year. (Spoilers, maybe?)

The First League of Explorers Wing is Great, Even if the Rewards Are More Mixed

Blizzard kicks off another enjoyable solo adventure for Hearthstone.

A New Hearthstone Adventure is Coming: The League of Explorers

Blizzard will release another round of unique solo challenges starting November 12.

The Aftermath: Why Blizzard Nerfed the Grim Patron, and What it Means for Hearthstone

Blizzard's Warsong Commander nerf has gone live, effectively removing one of Hearthstone's most dominant decks.

A Look at Day 1 of The Grand Tournament, Hearthstone's New Expansion

The Shaman is making waves on launch day.

Axe of the Blood God Episode 19: Mailbag! RPG Soundtracks, Victor Vran, and More

We take your questions and talk about what we've been playing the latest episode of our RPG podcast.

Hearthstone Turn Hero Powers Into a Strength With The Grand Tournament Expansion

Plus: Hearthstone's problem with power creep.

Comfort Food Games: Hearthstone

Blizzard's easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master card game is perfect digital escapism.

Join USgamer's Podcast as It Hops on Gaming's "Soft Reboot" Bandwagon

From US To You! adopts a new format just in time for E3 madness. Up this week: Metal Gear, PC gaming, and Hearthstone.

World of Warcraft Loses 3 Million Subscribers As Blizzard Evolves

Warlords of Draenor packed the house or a few months, but now WoW is back in old territory.

Clash of the Cards: Hearthstone vs. SolForge

Hearthstone isn't the only digital collectible card game out there. But are its rivals any good? We put Blizzard's title up against SolForge, a title developed as a collaboration between Magic: The Gathering designer Richard Garfield and Ascension creators Stone Blade Entertainment.

Now the Internet Hivemind is Playing Hearthstone

If Twitch Plays Pokémon wasn't quite frustrating enough for you, now there's a new contender.

Hearthstone Curse of Naxxramas: Where Death is a Power-Up

Eurogamer's Tom Bramwell explored what the 30 new cards will mean for Blizzard's card strategy game.

First Hearthstone World Championships Coming to BlizzCon This November

Looks like Blizzard's taking steps to make its online CCG into a serious e-sport.

Hearthstone's First Single-Player Adventure Mode Announced

This weekend at PAX, Blizzard confirmed that its collectible card game would soon get a single-player mode.

Hearthstone Launches for iPad in Select Territories

Blizzard's collectible card game is now available on the go if you live in Canada, Australia or New Zealand; worldwide release is "soon."

Hearthstone Finally Launches

Blizzard's collectible card game has finally shed the "beta" tag and officially launched.

Hearthstone: How to Earn Gold Fast and the Best Ways to get Free Cards

In our second Hearthstone how-to, we check out all the ways you can get gold in Hearthstone without spending real-world money.

Hearthstone Tips and Strategies: Beginner's Glossary, Guide to Terms, Deck Types

In our first Hearthstone how-to, we look at the most important thing of all: learning how to talk the talk.

Hearthstone's Future Includes Adventure Mode, Premium DLC

Now Blizzard's collectible card game is safely into open beta, we can start looking to its more long-term future.

Hearthstone Enters Open Beta

Now everyone can play Blizzard's addictive digital collectible card game.

Hearthstone Gets Major Balance Adjustment Ahead of Open Beta

With open beta looming, Blizzard is continuing to tweak Hearthstone's mechanics to its satisfaction.

Hearthstone Open Beta Delayed Until January

No surprise really, since it's already the 20th. Also, Blizzard.

Hearthstone Update Brings Tweaks, Changes and Nerfs

Blizzard's collectible card game gets an overhaul in its latest update.

Wings of Desire: My Favorite Hearthstone Card

Eurogamer's Christian Donlan explores Hearthstone's Onyxia card, and why he's never going to use it again.

Hearthstone: Blizzard's Secret Weapon

Eurogamer's Richard Cobbett asks what's in the cards for Warcraft's new cousin, and the future it predicts?

Why Hearthstone is Blizzard's Next Blockbuster

Blizzard's new collectible digital card game is an absolute blast to play... but be warned. It's phenomenally addictive too.