Blizzard's Hearthstone is out!

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Hearthstone launch

Hearthstone was a ridiculously popular closed beta. It went into open beta a few months back, and apparently it’s already ready for launch. That’s right, you can go and press the purple button today and start playing.

That’s right, if you want to play Hearthstone and have been waiting for it to be really and truly released, that time has finally come. So head on over to the official site and download it. But wait, there’s more.

Blizzard has added some in-game extras to celebrate its coming out of beta:

Winning three matches in unranked Play mode gets you an electric-blue Hearthsteed mount for your World of Warcraft character to stylishly block everyone’s access to the mailbox. If you rack up an impressive 500 wins in ranked Play mode, your chosen hero portrait turns golden and gets a couple extra special animations while casting spells or fighting.

Wow, something for my WoW character? Must be a way to lure people back in considering the expansion is coming. But hey, I suppose it is Blizzard’s prerogative to offer cool things across their Battle.net offering. I think people would rather get some awesome Hearthstone battle gear in Diablo, though.

I’m still waiting for this to come to iPad, where it will be invincible. I love the idea of it going big on eSports, but on iPad. I’d love to see all that awesome concentration and hoopla around eSports, while everyone reclines on easy chairs with their tablets. That will be the day. I wonder if third party people will release special eSports iPad covers. I would totally cover my iPad with Na’Vi branding.

Last Updated: March 12, 2014

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