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  • Blog Post: Fantastic And Free-To-Play Games

    There are a ton of free-to-play games out there to pick from on PC, but you’re still paying one of the biggest prices to play – Your time. The price model has evolved significantly from the pay-for-power systems that were typically associated with the genre, and in many titles you’ll... More
  • Blog Post: Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas Military Quarter Guide

    The third wing of Hearthstone’s first adventure is now open, so players can now take on some of the most iconic fights that Naxxramas had to offer back in the days of hardcore raiding. Players will square off against Instructor Razuvious, Gothik the Harvester, and The Four Horsemen in normal and... More
  • Blog Post: Hearthstone: Curse Of Naxxramas Plague Quarter Guide

    The second wing of Hearthstone’s Curse of Naxxramas Adventure is now live, featuring six new card unlocks, three new bosses, and two new hero challenges. There’s also Heroic mode for those looking to snag bragging rights and special card backs. Let’s take a look at what cards come with... More
  • Blog Post: Hearthstone: Curse Of Naxxramas Arachnid Quarter Guide

    Better call John Goodman, because players may experience a wave of arachnophobia as they take on the challenges in Hearthstone’s first free wing of the Curse of Naxxramas Adventure. While the standard-difficulty encounters and class challenges are fairly simple and designed to streamline new card... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber — Hearthstone: Curse Of Naxxramas

    Join Daniel Tack and Andrew Reiner as they explore the first few encounters in the Arachnid Quarter of Hearthstone's first Adventure, Curse of Naxxramas. With tons of new cards to unlock, specialized encounters that play up the boss personalities of one of World of Warcraft's most famous raids... More
  • Blog Post: Magic: The Gathering Or Hearthstone - Which Is For You

    With countless fans and players each, Magic: The Gathering and Hearthstone are juggernauts in the card game space. In this feature, let’s take a look at the distinct advantages that each game offers. Magic: The Gathering Given the game is 21 years old, Magic: The Gathering features many avenues... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer Live – Dark Souls II

    Join PC Editor Daniel Tack on a journey of Hearthstone, WildStar, and more! We’ll kick things off with some Hearthstone Arena and switch off to other games – Feel free to discuss suggestions in chat and we’ll boot up almost anything to play! The action goes live at 2:30 CT and will... More
  • Blog Post: How To Win At Hearthstone (By A Football Player Who Never Won Anything)

    So you’ve picked up Blizzard’s latest new addiction, Hearthstone. Maybe you’re a World of Warcraft survivor, sucked back into the maw of the beast; maybe your friends told you about this nifty card game in between long pauses as they planned whether or not they should use the Coin to... More
  • Blog Post: Free-To-Play Done Right: Six Lessons To Learn From Hearthstone

    For many gamers, nothing sucks the excitement and promise out of a title like the term "free-to-play." The monetization method has become synonymous with time gates, nagging messages, broken balancing, and other unnecessary burdens designed to maximize profit instead of entertainment . However... More
  • Blog Post: Live Stream – Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

    Blizzard’s free-to-play digital collectible card game Hearthstone features exciting constructed and limited game formats. Join Daniel Tack as he explores the intricacies of the Arena format, where players must build and construct a deck from a limited pool of cards and play to 12 victories or 3... More
  • Blog Post: The Jerks Of Hearthstone, Explained

    Like fellow editor Dan Ryckert , I’m a relative newcomer to the world of collectible card gaming. I played Magic: The Gathering a bit when it first game out (so old), but I never devoted much time or money on it. I’ve been playing a lot of Hearthstone lately, however, in large part because... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Hearthstone Arena Picks

    When you’re getting into the Arena in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, gauging card strength can be difficult. Some cards may be amazing in some decks but less potent in others. Class specific cards like Explosive Trap and Truesilver Champion can be crazy especially when you can pick up 4 or more... More
  • Blog Post: How To Get Started In Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

    Hearthstone is picking up some steam with its iPad release. Your friends have been playing for a while, where do you even begin? If you’re looking to get started in Hearthstone without opening your wallet for a big collection boost, here are some tips to get started. • You’re going to... More
  • Blog Post: How I Went From Mocking CCGs To Loving Hearthstone

    I have never once even entertained the idea of playing a CCG. In fact, I just now had to Google what they were actually called because I used to refer to them as “that dorky elf crap that nerds play with cards.” As someone that’s not a fan of fantasy stuff in general, I assumed that... More
  • Blog Post: Hearthstone 101: School Is In Session

    Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has taken the office by storm since it hit iPads - Join us on a trek featuring some beginner decks and gameplay! Daniel Tack returns from below Drangleic to share his expertise with Andrew Reiner and Jeff Cork. We take a look at two decks for new players and a current... More
  • Blog Post: Do Updates Change Games For The Better?

    It used to be that once a developer released a game it was finished. No matter how much a developer wanted to continue working on the title, the game was done. NES titles from 30 years ago play exactly the same today as they did when they first hit store shelves. Today’s gaming world is not nearly... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Hearthstone

    Join Andrew Reiner, Daniel Tack, and Jason Oestreicher as they play a few rounds of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft! In this video, the crew checks out standard gameplay, pack opening, and spends some time in Blizzard's take on the collectible card game draft format, The Arena. Hearthstone officially... More
  • Blog Post: Five Mobile Ports Worth Tracking In 2014

    The Android and iOS marketplaces have more than their fair share of Clash of Clans clones, pick-three games, and endless runners, but sometimes we want something more along the lines of the games we play on console and PC. If you're a like-minded gamer who gets more excited about Final Fantasy VI... More
  • Blog Post: Great Games That Don't Cost A Dime

    Free-to-play games often get a bad reputation. Many of these games intentionally prohibit player progress to make a quick buck, while others allow players to buy their way to success in what have become known as “pay to win” games. However, just because there are examples of free-to-play... More
  • Blog Post: Getting Into Hearthstone For Free

    Hearthstone has moved into open beta, and while the game is one of the most accessible digital collectible card games out there, it can be challenging to jump into blind. Hearthstone’s mechanics are easy enough to learn, and the in-game tutorial (combined with low-impact PVE matches to unlock heroes... More
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