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Interview with a Hearthstone botter: "I'm not scared of getting caught"

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We meet one of the men behind the bots plaguing Hearthstone. He tells us about using it in Arena, beating famous streamers, unlimited gold, and why he's not worried about Blizzard's "scare tactics".


Time's up for Leeroy Jenkins as Blizzard finally nerf him and Starving Buzzard

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In a move already being greeted with an almighty collective sigh of relief by most Hearthstone players, Blizzard has finally swung the nerf hammer on Leeroy Jenkins. The card’s cheap cost, relative to its high damage and Charge ability, has seen it deployed as a ‘finisher’ in a multitude of decks.


Hearthstone Help: Learn to play Giants Mage with Hyped

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This week we're joined by Hyped, one of the best Hearthstone players in the world, to showcase his Mage Giants deck. The games are all incredibly tense. Like crushing your opponents with a stunning comeback? This could be the deck for you…


Blizzard hire Hearthstone pro to help design Hearthstone

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If you’re like me, your Hearthstone aspirations probably rest on making Legendary someday. (Currently feeling the rank 7 hype.) Beyond that, you might have hopes of becoming a successful streamer or even winning some tournaments and getting picked up by a team. But how about being so good at the game that you manage to snag a job at Blizzard? That’s what’s next for Ryan ‘Realz’ Masterson, who previously led the Mana Grind team before its recent disbandment.


Next Hearthstone expansion to include around 100 cards, bought via booster packs

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Still trying to make your mind up about which of the new cards is most OP? (It's Mad Scientist.) The next Hearthstone set will feature more than three times the number of cards released in the recent Curse Of Naxxramas expansion to bitch about. Speaking on Value Town yesterday, Hearthstone's senior game designer Mike Donais confirmed the next expansion will offer a much bigger injection of cards, and these will be available from packs.


Hearthstone Help: What I learned from playing with a professional coach

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When a golfer has a wonky swing, the obvious solution is a visit to the club pro for a tune up. But there’s a big difference between a sport in which people think nothing of dropping hundreds of dollars on a new driver and a game like Hearthstone, where many players pride themselves on never paying for a single booster pack. So I was surprised to see an increasing number of pro players and popular streamers starting to offer coaching sessions. But could an hour’s worth of advice really improve my winrate?


The week's highs and lows in PC gaming

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Each week PC Gamer’s writers gather around a seance table and ask the previous seven days to reveal themselves. Not like that.

Hearthstone Help: Top 10 new Naxxramas card combos

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In this week's Hearthstone column our resident Legendary player is back to list his favorite combos enabled by the new Naxx cards. Because hey, who doesn't want to live the double Thaddius dream, right?


Hearthstone Help: Can you save the PC Gamer demon deck?

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This week in Hearthstone Tim has been using the new Naxxramas Warlock card to try to build a demon-themed deck. Full disclosure: It hasn't gone swimmingly so far, and now he wants your help...


Hearthstone Curse Of Naxxramas interview: "We're keeping an eye on" Zoo

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Tomorrow sees the second wing of Hearthstone's Curse of Naxxramas expansion opening its mouldering doors to players around the world. So now felt like the perfect time to talk to Blizzard about the current state of the game and what we can expect from the future. I nervously approached the giant ebony coffins of senior game designer Ben Brode and production director Jason Chayes and asked them about the new cards, how close they came to nerfing Leeroy, what's going to be done about the seemingly unstoppable Zoo onslaught, and whether we'll ever get more deck slots…


Hearthstone's Curse Of Naxxramas - Arachnid Quarter verdict

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The first wing of Hearthstone's single-player expansion has swung its doors open, and despite some connectivity issues we've cleared it pretty fast.


Hearthstone's Curse of Naxxramas expansion out now

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It's here! Blizzard this morning started pushing out the Curse of Naxxramas expansion to all Hearthstone players. Opening the Battle.net launcher should start the update process. Are you even still reading this? Or are you already playing?


Hearthstone expansion Curse of Naxxramas's last 15 cards revealed before release

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We really like Hearthstone here at PC Gamer. Like, a lot. So the impending release of Curse of Naxxramas, its upcoming expansion, makes tomorrow feel a bit like Christmas. Blizzard has let us open one of our presents on Christmas Eve by posting images of the last 15 cards to be released in their upcoming expansion. This brings us to the final total of 30, and brings our excitement to a peak.


Hearthstone's Curse Of Naxxramas expansion is out Tuesday

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Good news, friends. Curse of Naxxramas, the single-player expansion for Blizzard’s debilitatingly addictive card battler Hearthstone, will be released on 22 July. As previously revealed, the content—which sees players taking on a string of bespoke boss encounters based on the World of Warcraft raid—is split into five wings, which will be unlocked one by one over the course of five weeks.


Hearthstone Help: Three Fun Decks To Try

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Are you bored of facing the same endless queue of Handlocks, Miracle Rogues, Charge Druids and (ugh) Zoo? In this piece I pick out three fun new lists which I've enjoyed using on the ladder, and speak to their designers about their creative process.


PC Gamer Podcast #379 - Looter Shooter

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Evan, Wes, and Cory introduce new intern Tom Marks to the podcast, and discuss today's big game announcements: Gearbox's "hero shooter" Battleborn and Cliff Bleszinski's F2P shooter BlueStreak. The team talks about Blizzard's release strategy for Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas, and then talk about the games they played over the holiday break.

Hearthstone's Curse of Naxxramas cost, release structure, revealed

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Hearthstone's first expansion, Curse of Naxxramas, is highly anticipated in the PC Gamer offices. We've watched every new card reveal with obsessive interest, planning changes to our decks and anticipating how to defend against them. So today's news on the new adventure content has us frothing at the mouth. Unfortunately, the structure of the expansion's release, and its tiered costs, left us scratching our heads. Let's break down when we'll get to play in these dungeons, and what our cost of entry will be.


Hearthstone Help: Top 10 Worst Legendaries

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You probably know the feeling. The rush of elation as you open a pack of cards, tap one and it erupts in an orange firework accompanied by the innkeeper shouting ‘Legendary!’, immediately followed by the crushing disappoint as it spins around to reveal… Well, one of these. Last week we brought you the 10 most valuable Legendaries in Hearthstone, as picked by the PC Gamer readers. This week, we present the least wanted Legendary additions to your deck.


Hearthstone Help: The most miraculous deck

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This week, our resident decksmith Vincent Sarius takes a look at one of the most fun decks to play—and most irritating to come up against—the Miracle Rogue.

Hello again Hearthstoners, today we’re taking an in-depth look at one of the oldest and most innovative decks in Hearthstone: the Miracle Rogue. Have you run into a Rogue that managed to draw its entire deck and kill you in a single turn while you sat furiously twiddling your thumbs? Congratulations, you’ve witnessed a Miracle, and it looks a little something like this.

Hearthstone Help: Interview with Dreamhack Bucharest winner

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Greetings Hearthstone fanatics and PC Gamer readers. Vincent Sarius here, PC Gamer’s resident Hearthstone decksmith. This week I’ve got something special for you: an interview with the winner of Dreamhack Bucharest, the largest Hearthstone tournament to date.