Hearthstone's Shaman: Blizzard on the Class with RNG Baked into its Hero Power

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Hearthstone's Shaman: Blizzard on the Class with RNG Baked into its Hero Power

I recently published an interview with Team 5's Lead Initial Designer Peter Whalen and Lead Final Designer Dean Ayala, discussing the design process behind Hearthstone's latest set, The Witchwood. As part of that conversation, we also chatted about the state of Shaman and where the team would like to take the class. I cut it from the first piece (for length reasons), but found it pretty interesting, so here it is, published separately. Enjoy!

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NHL 19 Release Date, Cover Star Announced

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EA has announced the release date and cover star for NHL 19.

Nashville Predators’ Norris Trophy-winning defenseman P.K. Subban is the cover athlete for NHL 19, which comes out on September 14 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

NHL 19 cover star P.K. Subban.

These Were the Most Popular Games at E3 2018

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Anthem, Cyberpunk 2077, and Fallout 76 lead the list of most popular games on IGN during the week of E3 2018.

Below are the top 25 most popular games on IGN—including both web and app views—from June 8-15. It's important to note these results are based on content views during the week and don't factor in views during the press conferences.

Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion DLC Review

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If most single-player campaigns in online shooters are designed to get your feet wet before throwing you into the pool with other players, Splatoon 2’s Octo Expansion is designed to throw you into the intimidating deep end. Many of its cleverly designed levels are not afraid to ask for a certain level of skill as they test you in more than just combat scenarios; some demand precise platforming or evasion against overwhelming odds, while others tease your brain to manipulate the environment and guide vulnerable objects to a goal. The sheer variety and difficulty of challenges, encased in a somber and grimy take on Splatoon’s world, leads to a single-player experience that rarely pulls its punches.

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Yes, Reggie Knows How Much You Want Mother 3 and Animal Crossing for Switch

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After Nintendo made all of its E3 announcements this year, you’re not alone if you were wondering about the fate of your favorite franchise. From Animal Crossing to Mother 3 and even Pikmin, a lot of fans took to Twitter to lament the absence of a few Nintendo series, and it hasn’t escaped Nintendo’s attention.

“When we have something to announce, we will,” Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told IGN at E3.

“Fill in the blank of your favorite franchise. Our mentality will be we'll announce information close to its launch date versus teasing people for years on end.”

The 15 Biggest Missing Games of E3 2018

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The 15 Biggest Missing Games of E3 2018

While E3 2018 was filled with amazing games like Cyberpunk 2077, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and The Last of Us: Part 2, there were a handful of notable games that were nowhere to be found throughout the show. So we decided to gather the 15 biggest games that were complete no-shows at E3 2018.

PUBG Mobile Debuts First-Person Mode

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile players can now experience first-person gameplay thanks to the game's largest update yet.

Available today, June 20, PUBG is introducing a brand new first-person variation to the Classic Mode of PUBG Mobile.

 

We Know 135 More Facts About Anthem

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BioWare's new shared-world, science-fantasy shooter was the biggest game coming out of E3 2018. Now that we know much more about Anthem and its super-powered exo suits called Javelins after the big re-reveal at EA Play there are still a bunch of questions surrounding the game.