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Blizzard invites players to The Grand Tournament in the next Hearthstone expansion

It's been a little while since the last major Hearthstone expansion, Goblins vs. Gnomes, was released, so it must be time for another: The Grand Tournament adds 132 new cards and is coming this August.

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Blizzard’s free-to-play MOBA Heroes of the Storm is now in open beta

Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm takes characters and locations from its popular Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo franchises as well as lesser known games, and mashes them together in a free-to-play MOBA, which is now available to everyone.

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Despite losing three million subscribers, World of Warcraft still remains the world's most popular MMORPG

World of Warcraft has cemented itself as the primary draw of the MMORPG market. However, Activision Blizzard has reported that the game has lost three million subscribers in Q1 2015.

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Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm launches June 2, gets open beta on May 19

Blizzard's team brawler Heroes of the Storm, which mashes together characters and locations from the developer's other games like StarCraft, Warcraft, and Diablo, launches on June 2, with an open beta arriving May 19.

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Hearthstone players charge into Blackrock Mountain on April 2

Hearthstone fans finished with Curse of Naxxramas and anxious for a new single-player adventure don't have much longer to wait, as Blizzard has revealed that the Blackrock Mountain adventure add-on will be released on April 2.

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It’s no Auction House, but real money may be coming back to Diablo 3

The next patch for Diablo III includes a number of features that point toward the addition of microtransactions to the game, but not for the Americas or Europe (at least for now).

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Noriega’s Call of Duty lawsuit an ‘outrageous offense’ to basic protections, Giuliani says

Former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani, defending Activision against Manuel Noriega's lawsuit over Call of Duty: Black Ops II, called it an "outrageous offense to the first amendment."

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Former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani to represent Activision against Manuel Noriega

Activision Blizzard filed to dismiss the lawsuit of former dictator Manuel Noriega, who sued earlier this year over his unauthorized appearance in Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

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High Moon Studios porting Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to PS3 and Xbox 360

High Moon Studios will handle the previous generation port of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare while Sledgehammer focuses on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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Ex-dictator Manuel Noriega sues Activision over Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Manuel Noriega, the deposed dictator of Panama, is suing Activision Blizzard for using his name and likeness unfavorably and without permission in Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

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Destiny trailer offers a broad overview of how the online shooter action works

The latest trailer from Bungie for Destiny takes a broad look at the game, mixing high-level details with an ample helping of gameplay footage.

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Getting started with Diablo III: Reaper of Souls and the Loot 2.0 changes

We bring you up to speed on the changes Blizzard's "Loot 2.0" update wrought on Diablo 3 and help you get started in the new expansion, Reaper of Souls.

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‘Skylanders: Swap Force’ preview: Mix & match your way to victory

Vicarious Visions appears to have another winner on its hands in Skylanders: Swap Force, a revised take on the kid-friendly series that - true to its title - allows for different parts of characters to be swapped around, to varying effect.

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Activision Blizzard separation from Vivendi blocked by court order

A Delaware court blocks the proposed buyout of Activision Blizzard from parent company Vivendi, a move that would have established the Call of Duty and Skylanders publisher as an independent entity.

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