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There are a LOT of new stuff for Heroes of the Storm to talk about!

Blizzard has reached their 25th anniversary as a company and this should be a great year to have them celebrate so we all get goodies!!

Diablo 3 – If you used the new Rebirth feature on a character during Season 5, make sure you claim your old items before they disappear!  Want to know more about the genius behind Set Dungeons?!  Check out the developer feature highlighting it!!

HearthStone – Find out if any Fireside Gatherings are happening in your neck of the woods this month, see if you made the list for the top 100 Ranked Players this month, and what cardback is your reward for February 2016 Ranked Play!  If you have been playing HearthStone, you are in for some MAJOR changes with the introduction of Standard and Wild formats which cycle out cards from old expansions and adventures after a year, confirmation that another expansion is coming Spring of 2016, AND most importantly that we will get more deck slots too!!

Heroes of the Storm – Don’t miss out on going to the North American Spring Regional in Burbank, California at the end of February AND if you watch some of these games you can get a special in-game portrait too!!  Are you in college right now?  Want to prove to your friends and parents that you can make a living playing video games?!  Register for the next year of Heroes of the Dorm which will be on ESPN2 again!!  Then if you are into developmental tools, make sure that you check out the open-source project to allow the community to make their own replay tools!

Have you played Heroes this week?  If so, you have probably seen Li-Ming who was just introduced and then the Patch Notes which include a LOT of changes for many heroes PLUS a crucial buff to towers and forts of 50%!!  The week before there was a smaller Balance Update patch that had some small tweaks for several heroes and we got the Space Leoric and Star Princess Li-Ming skins!!  We also had the Lunar New Year start as well with a new themed portrait and daily quests, with skins returning for Chen and Li Li in addition to new themed skins for Jaina and Illidan!  Oh did I mention a dragon mount too!?!?  That makes the Weekly Sale featuring Illidan and Nazeebo seem almost tame by comparison!

Overwatch – The Closed Beta is coming back this Tuesday!!  Rejoice!!

StarCraft 2 – Make sure that you get your Colossus skin unlocked by playing just a couple games in Legacy of the Void!  While 2015’s Season 4 Ladder is now locked, 2016’s Season 1 Ladder is now open for business!  Check out the minor Balance Update notes and the equally small Patch Notes too which are just really the new skin and other art changes!  Finally, you only have one more day to submit your own maps to Blizzard to maybe be used in the next Ladder!

World of Warcraft – Wondering what is new in the Legion Beta?  Check out the new infographic with all the details!  Do you want to see dungeon races including a brand new Legion dungeon?  While the Lunar Festival has finally started, there is a lot of other stuff happening in February too!!

Twitter Question of the Week – Nothing to see here folks, but I’ll make up for it next time!


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About Rusty Schmidt

Rusty SchmidtRusty Schmidt has been into gaming since the family had to get a second Atari 2600 so everybody could play at once and interested in computer gaming since playing Math Blaster and The Oregon Trail all the way back in 5th grade. Later he found the original Diablo and StarCraft games to get hooked on Blizzard games and eventually stopped playing SNES games trading them for PC games because of the online persistence of worlds like SWG and WoW. Currently a Blizzard Correspondent, he looks forward to becoming a Senior Blizzard Correspondent for Nerdvana some day.