It’s finally here. After a tremendous showing in both the closed and open beta stages, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has made the leap from PC and is now available on the iPad from the Apple Store.
And the best part of all this? It’s still absolutely free.
As of 3am Pacific Standard Time, Diablo III players across the world will no longer be able to put their hard earned trinkets and gem encrusted pantaloons on the Auction House.
This change, which has been coming for many months now, will see a discontinuation of all real-money and gold auctions taking place in the game.
As we’ve known since Blizzcon last November, the character models in World of Warcraft are getting updated across the board to match the breathtaking visuals that Blizzard are able to display in-game, as well as the more recent player races.
Since the big announcement at Blizzcon about the next World of Warcraft expansion – Warlords of Draenor – information has been light. However, World of Warcraft‘s Creative Director, Alex Afrasiabi, has taken to Twitter to keep us all abreast of the latest stuff he and his team are working on.
You go Alex!
Opening up the floor to the community has its positives and its negatives, and in the gaming world you may just be taking your own life in your hands. Runescape developers Jagex have had reaped the rewards with their new community polling system on recent updates, and it seems to be going pretty well.
Plus, if they don’t like it, you have complete deniability – what’s not to like?
No, I’m not being sarcastic about Steam being brought to a standstill – a series of DDoS attacks really have kept users out of most of Steam’s utilities over the course of today. Rather, my sarcasm extends to the pair who are mounting these ‘attacks’ and consider themselves hackers, rather than just your average anti-establishmentarian douche with a keyboard and a deathwish.
Anyone could download a DDoS program and assault one of the world’s largest distributor of video games – it’s just that nobody’s stupid enough to do it.
Reddit can often be a hub of misinformation and speculation, and sometimes people tell outright fibs. Occasionally, however, you get Blizzard’s Russian tech support guy confirming the release date for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls.
I’m assuming who ever dropped that bombshell is probably on the receiving end of a lengthy disciplinary by now.
Over the past few hours, I’ve seen developers from around the Twittersphere tweeting, sometimes even in a personal capacity, urging YouTube users who have experienced copyright claims to let them know.
What’s going on?
Remember when I was ranting that I never get selected for beta keys by Blizzard? Ever? And then you know how I got a key anyway? Well, I’ll never moan again, because I have another one.
And this time, I’m going to share it with one of you!