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Get To The Hearth: New Ranked Play Updates Coming to Hearthstone This March

The winds of change are upon us! Starting March, expect to see a reworked Ranked Play system in Hearthstone. Although the changes officially take place for the March season, how you play in February will impact how you start in March! Starting in March, all players reset four ranks back. Player ranks will now reset exactly four ranks below your current standing, including the number of stars in your current rank. Here are some examples: Rank 15, 2 stars, resets to Rank 19, 2 stars. Rank 1, 3 stars, resets to Rank 5, 3 stars. Legend players reset to Rank 4,…
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Overwatch: A Masterful Blending of Genres that Leaves You Overjoyed

Overwatch has crosshairs in the middle of your screen and your health bar at the bottom left. And the similarity with most other First-Person Shooters (FPS) games end there. Overwatch plays more like a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), akin to Dota 2, League of Legends and Heroes Of The Storm instead of your traditional FPS games like Counter-Strike or Battlefield. Each playable hero is unique without customising, and although some very roughly fulfill roles we’re familiar with like tanks, medics and assault, every single one of them is so much more. This game’s hype and the fan anticipation didn’t just put it into the…
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The Hearthstone Singapore Major: RNG and Fun

There’s nothing quite like watching high skill players still fall prey to the most insidious of card gaming mechanics: top decking. Though we pitied the Krannich who was knocked out of the Round of 16 with a Wild Pyromancer draw into Equality board clear, we took solace in the fact that no one is safe from the clutches of RNGesus. The Hearthstone Singapore Major took place over 8 to 10 April, starting with a Round Of 256 before it was swiftly chopped down to the Round of 16 then the finals itself of the region’s best players. many who flew to…
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Overwatch: Release Date and First Impressions

“CAPTAIN! Great news!” “What is it?” “We have a release date!” “HOIST THE SAILS THEN, FIRST MATE. SET SAIL FOR OUR RELEASE DATE. Overwatch is upon us” For some reason, I thought of  time-pirate and imagined if the captain was a video gamer and- For those of you who are following Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment’s latest venture into a new genre, we now have a release date and an open beta! For those of you who aren’t keeping tabs, Overwatch is a multiplayer FPS that incorporates a ton of gameplay elements and unique, quirky characters into a MOBA-esque frame. Just like…
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“Legacy of the Void” Lives Up To Starcraft’s Legacy

In a significantly shorter time than most Starcraft games, the final chapter in Starcraft II dropped on November 10 this year, ruining relationships everywhere as guys alternated between “Fallout 4” and “Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void” (LotV). As the last game (for now), LotV had a lot to fix from the previous instalment “Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm” in terms of multi-player and campaign mode. Will it prove a fitting finale or a or a faulty title? Starcraft II is the successor to Blizzard Entertainment’s highly successful Starcraft series. Known for giving teenagers carpal tunnel and even bringing Korea into the…
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Will “Heroes of the Storm” Weather The Storm?

We couldn’t have been the only ones breathing out sighs of disappointment when Blizzard announced that they’ve officially cancelled “Starcraft: Ghost” last year. At least when it was placed on indefinite hold back in 2006, we had a novel to tide us over for Blizzard’s Starcraft third-person shooter (it is as cool as it sounds). Well, sigh no more! After 13 years, you can finally play as the protagonist from “Starcraft: Ghost”, Nova, in “Heroes of the Storm”! But it’s not a third-person shooter… /small sigh/ At least there’s “Overwatch” for a Blizzard-made shooter. “Heroes of the Storm” is Blizzard’s…
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