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Hearthstone expansion The Grand Tournament is available now

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An avalanche of new cards have now been shuffled into Hearthstone with the release of The Grand Tournament, the second expansion for Blizzard's popular virtual card game.

There are 132 new cards in total, including special heroes from Azeroth's finest knightly orders. You can even do a spot of jousting, should you wish.

Hearthstone: The Grand Tournament will be released on August 24

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Blizzard has announced a final release date for Hearthstone's next expansion, The Grand Tournament. It will be available on all platforms from August 24.

First unveiled back in July, the expansion adds 132 cards to the core game, as well as a new 'Jousting' mechanic, by which you can gain bonuses from comparing a random minion card from you and your enemy's decks.

Hearthstone earns around $20 million a month

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Gaming industry data gatherers SuperData has compiled all the facts and figures on Blizzard's virtual card game Hearthstone, it might not be that much of a surprise to hear that it makes an absolute bucket-load of cash.

Hearthstone brings in around $20 million in an average month, an astonishing number that most other development studios could barely even dream of.

Blizzard trademark 'Council of Glades' in New Zealand

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Trademark trawlsters have found Blizzard Entertainment has filed for 'Council of Glades' in New Zealand - that bit next to Australia - the bit on the right. It certainly sounds all Druid-like and World of Warcrafty.

Perhaps we'll find out at this year's BlizzCon which is scheduled November 6-7 at the Anaheim Convention Center, the mecca for Blizzardites. The trademark covers everything 'computer video game' imaginable.

Hearthstone introduces weekly Tavern Brawl matches with custom rules this month

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Hearthstone fans were left intrigued a couple of days back, when a mysterious fourth button suddenly appeared in the virtual card game's main menu.

It turns out that Blizzard is adding a brand new way to play - Tavern Brawl. This new mode will pit players against each other in match-ups that use unique rules, updated each week to constantly keep you on your toes.

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