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Heroes of the Storm enters closed beta today, adds ranked play

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Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard's cross-IP MOBA, heads into its first stage of closed beta testing today, with the addition of ranked play and a bunch of other new content.

Loading up the game you'll be asked to register your familiarity with the genre, so if you're a veteran jungler you won't have to waste time going over tutorials you already know off by heart.

Blizzard introducing Stimpacks to Heroes of the Storm, timed buffs heading to shop

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Soon after the next Technical Alpha patch for Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard will be stocking the shop shelves with Stimpacks. These are timed buffs that apply boosts to XP and gold earned post-match.

Again, these are buffs and not huge dollops of XP and gold you can buy. They also don't apply during the match as that would cause some serious 'cheating' and elitism.

Heroes of the Storm closed beta date revealed, three new characters announced‏

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You might have heard of a little event called Blizzcon 2014 over the weekend, during which many new and exciting things were revealed.

One of those things is that the company's crossover MOBA Heroes of the Storm will be heading into closed Beta next January, complete with its latest playable heroes - the Lost Vikings, and World of Warcraft alumni Thrall and Jaina.

Pre-order gifts for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls if keys redeemed before March 31st

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Blizzard has unveiled two bonus gifts for those who pre-order Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, or at least activate their keys by March 31st. What goodies does Blizzard have for us? One is a Demon Hunter.

Wait - doesn't Diablo III have a Demon Hunter? Yes it does. This one however is unlocked for Heroes of the Storm. The other gift is a pair of glorious Archangel wings to strut with.

Rumour: Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm may adopt League of Legends pay model

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According to a press event in South Korea recently, Diablo 3 game director Josh Mosquiera may have revealed Blizzard's plans to use a League of Legends style pay model for their Heroes of the Storm.

Mosquiera had said those who pre-order the new World of Warcraft expansion receive the Demon Hunter for the MOBA, which would mean you'd need to pay to access heroes.

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