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  • Blog Post: Activision Blizzard Forms New Esports Division With ESPN, MLG Vets At The Top

    Esports is already a crucial part of Activision Blizzard’s yearly operations, but the mega-publisher is looking to make it a corporate value. The company has hired former ESPN and NFL Network CEO Steve Bornstein and MLG co-founder Mike Sepso to lead a new Esports division as chairman and senior... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Hearthstone: Blackrock Mountain

    Hearthstone's new single-player adventure Blackrock Mountain is now live (well, at least the first wing is) and we're taking a peek at some of the available content. Join Daniel Tack, Jeff Marchiafava, and Wade Wojcik as they take on the Mage class challenge and attempt the Heroic version of... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer Editors' Top Ten Games From 2014

    This year was a divisive year for gaming. One gamer's biggest disappointment was another's game of the year. Even so, there were plenty of reasons to fill up your gaming hard drives this year, and you can see this diversity of gaming tastes in our editor top ten list from the end of the year... More
  • Blog Post: How I Completely Murdered Thaddius: A Hearthstone Love Story

    Despite not being a huge collectible card game fan, I completely fell in love with Hearthstone this year. Here's a recap of the ridiculous boss match that won my heart (again). One of the reasons I (along with everyone else) love Hearthstone so much is the sheer variety of unique abilities cards... More
  • Blog Post: Unboxing Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes

    Join Andrew Reiner, Daniel Tack, and Wade Wojcik as they unbox 20 packs of the new Hearthstone expansion, Goblins vs Gnomes! While unboxings traditionally occur in the physical realm, now that digital products continue to become more popular in gaming we're cracking packs and exploring things in... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes

    Join Daniel Tack, Ben Reeves, and Jeff Marchiafava as they check out the new Hearthstone expansion, Goblins vs Gnomes! With over 120 new cards featuring mechs, pirates, and a smattering of iconic Warcraft universe heroes, this new addition to the digital card game is shaking things up in both constructed... More
  • Blog Post: Hearthstone’s First Expansion Revealed: Goblins Vs Gnomes

    At BlizzCon 2014, Blizzard unveiled the 120+ card expansion for Hearthstone, Goblins vs Gnomes. This December-targeted mech-minion based expansion brings with it all the chaos and explosions you’d expect when bringing tinkering gnomes and penchant-for-destruction goblins together, and we’ve... More
  • 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
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