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Blizzard Entertainment takes winnings from gamer for anti-China remarks

By Jacob Roushia | October 15, 2019

An Esports player lost $10,000 over a political statement made during a postgame interview on Oct. 6. Ng Wai Chung, who plays under the handle Blitzchung, shouted “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times,” according to CBS. This followed a Hearthstone...

Online card game deals one million hands

By Josh Alfrey | January 27, 2014

The universe of Warcraft has grown a little more chaotic with the opening of “Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.”.“Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft” is a digital collectible card game that has taken gamers by storm. This free-to-play game has been...

World of Warcraft expansion pack worth the time, money

By Roy Herrera | September 30, 2012

Last week, Blizzard Entertainment released the fourth expansion pack, Mists of Pandaria, to its beloved World of Warcraft, a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game. Since the release of the previous expansion, Cataclysm, Blizzard lost about 2 million...

Top 5 online time-wasters

By Aurora Schnorr | November 9, 2011

"Have internet, will procrastinate" is my motto. Paper and project deadlines are stacking up almost as high as the pile of reading I need to catch up on, and yet it seems there is always something more interesting than homework. As college students, most...