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Hearthstone’s Jade Golem mechanic used to be a lot different

Designing new cards for digital card brawler like Hearthstone isn’t easy, and changes are bound to happen before the final release. It turns out that the whole Jade Golem idea used to look a lot different. In its final form for December’s Mean Street of Gadgetzan expansion, certain cards for the Rogue, Shaman, and Druid summon…

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Zuckerberg to testify in $2 billion lawsuit that claims Oculus used stolen technology

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify in court on Tuesday, January 17 for a potentially explosive lawsuit that claims the Oculus VR startup he acquired for $2 billion was based on stolen technology. The more than two-year-old suit against Facebook by game maker Zenimax has culminated with a public trial by jury in a Dallas…

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Hearthstone’s Hunter class was was once in a different Mean Streets gang

The Hunters weren’t always Grimy Goons. The newest expansion for Blizzard’s digital card game behemoth Hearthstone, December’s Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, introduced the idea of tri-class gangs. Three of the game’s nine classes belong in one of three gangs: the Kabal, the Grimy Goons, and the Jade Lotus. Hunters ended up in the Grimy Goons,…

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Otoy adds lightfield baking and other tools to its Unity integration

The road to photorealistic VR is long, but Otoy is helping to shorten it with the integration of its technology into the free version of Unity. The company announced last month that its Octane Renderer would be coming to the world’s most popular game development engine, allowing users to import its ORBX file format to…

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What is Nintendo Switch? Everything you need to know about the new console

Nintendo unveiled its new gaming system, and we can now answer many of your questions. The publisher held a pair of events on Thursday and Friday to detail the Switch and its games. It’s coming out in less than 50 days, and it will cost you about the same as PlayStation 4 or Xbox One….

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Hearthstone designers’ Q&A: Pirates, Standard in Arena, boosting Wild, and card nerfs

Hearthstone could be seeing some big changes, we learned, as two of its most important developers talked to players on Twitch today. Game director Ben Brode and game designer Dean Ayala answered questions from fans during a Q&A livestream for the leading digital card game. This comes after the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan expansion launched in…

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GamesBeat weekly roundup: Nintendo shows off the Switch

Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! Nintendo revealed the launch date and price for its Switch console and showed off games like Super Mario Odyssey and Arms. Also, the PlayStation 4 beats the Xbox One in December, and King releases a new puzzle game for mobile and Facebook. Enjoy, and have a great weekend! Pieces…

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Blizzard bans 10,000 Overwatch ‘nuking’ cheaters in South Korea

Overwatch’s South Korean servers are overrun with cheaters, and Blizzard made a big move to put an end to that. The publisher has banned more than 10,000 players on its South Korean servers, according to a post on its message boards . Blizzard specifically mentioned that it banned players using a new cheating tool called…