Heroes of the Storm Launches This June!

Announced this morning on Twitter, Heroes of the Storm will be launching on June 2, 2015, following an open beta that kicks off on May 19th. A new trailer accompanied the launch date announcement.

BlizzCon Tickets On Sale This Week

Those planning to attend this year's BlizzCon will have two opportunities to purchase tickets to the event this week. The first window is at 7pm PT (10pm ET) on Wednesday, April 15, while the second is at 10am PT (1pm ET) on Saturday, April 18. Tickets will be sold on Eventbrite once again for $199 each (limit four per household), plus a $4 handling fee.

Full details on the ticket purchasing process can be found below.

PAX East: ZAM Article Recap

ZAM had a great time at PAX East, and now that we've wrapped up all our content, we got a full article recap for you. We went hands-on, snagged some interviews, took a lot of pictures and jotted down some big announcements.

BlizzCon 2015 Has Been Announced!

BlizzCon 2015 is a go! From November 6-7 join Blizzard in Anaheim, CA for panels, hands-on and more. Tickets will go up on Eventbrite in two separate batches on Wednesday, April 15th at 7pm PT and Saturday, April 18th at 10am ET, priced at $199 each with a limit of four per household.

Full details on the ticket purchasing process can be found below.

PAX East 2015: Picture Gallery

We had a great weekend at PAX East! There's still more articles and videos to come from our weekend there, but today we wanted to share over 60 pictures we took in and around the convention. Check out a handful of images below and click here to see all the pics!

Heroes Of The Storm College Tournament Announced

It's an exciting time to be seeking further education as a College student, as Blizzard Entertainment has announced a partnership with Collegiate eSports and gaming network, TeSPA, to bring you the first official Heroes of the Storm College tournament: Heroes of The Dorm. If you think that's exciting, ESPN will be presenting exclusive live coverage of the event, as students battle it out for more than $450,000 in College tuition and other prizes.

Blizzard Reveals New Overwatch Heroes

PAX East 2015 is currently underway and the team at Blizzard Entertainment has taken it upon themselves to reveal two new heroes that will be making their way to the Overwatch starting lineup. Introducing the futuristic gunslinger, Jesse McCree, and the frontline soldier, Zarya.

Blizzard Previews Upcoming HotS Skins

Since the transition into Closed Beta and the release of the Heroes of the Storm Founder's Pack, Blizzard's upcoming MOBA has seen waves of new players jumping into the game and checking out the Nexus for themselves. If you've been enjoying crushing your opponents as your favorite Blizzard heroes, the team has announced a few upcoming skins that may help you look even flashier while doing so.

Check them out!

ZAM Game of the Year Awards 2014: Recap

This week we awarded our top gaming picks of 2014. It wasn't easy; there were many stand-outs this year!

Our Expansion of the Year award went to World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor. ZAM's VP of Technology, Michael "Argo" Ender, said that "World of Warcraft fell off my radar a bit after Wrath. With WoD they made the WoW game I've always wanted to play. Thank you Blizzard!" President Cody "Micajah" Bye added that the release of Draenor "revitalized an entire game." Check out contributing writer Michael "Ragar" Branham's story about how Warlords drew him back to Warcraft in our Expansion of the Year article.

Consoles saw a lot of new titles this year, but Destiny took the prize home for our Console Game of the Year award. Bungie reached for excellence and delivered on many levels with the title that has half of our staff hopelessly addicted. It may not be all roses, as ZAM Deputy Editor Colt "ShdwFlm" Casey mentions in our Console Game of the Year article, but at its core Destiny is a fun experience with room to improve.

PC gamers were treated to a plethora of excellent titles this year, with BioWare's Dragon Age: Inquisition landing our PC Game of the Year award. The in-depth story and replayability ultimately won many of us over as we took the Qunari by the horns and laid waste to all who stood to oppose Thedas. Managing Editor Ann "Cyliena" Hosler talked about how DAI excelled on every level in our PC Game of the Year article.

Finally, we looked forward to what next year will bring and agreed that Overwatch, which Blizzard unveiled during this year's BlizzCon, is our Most Anticipated Game of 2015. Project Manager Katie Welka teared up at the epic cinematic trailer, while Colt admitted that he gets the feels every time he watches it. ZAM's Brand Ambassador, Lindsay "Geektr0n" Ferguson, teamed up with Ann to explain why Overwatch is the game we all should be eagerly awaiting in our Most Anticipated Game of 2015 article.


Thanks for joining us for another fantastic year in gaming! We hope everyone is having a great holiday week and look forward to seeing what 2015 will bring!

ZAM Awards: Most Anticipated Game of 2015

Overwatch

2014 has been a fantastic year for gaming and one can only hope that 2015 is even better. So many announced titles are exciting, but one has stood out above the rest.

That one is Blizzard Entertainment's new IP: Overwatch.

At BlizzCon, Game Director Jeff Kaplan described the game as a "team-based multiplayer shooter that is completely action-packed." New heroes (us!) need to step up and battle in teams, aiming to emerge victorious on the field of battle. We went hands-on with Overwatch during BlizzCon and had a blast; the game felt user-friendly even to genre newbies and was highly engaging. ZAM has already launched a site, OverKing, dedicated to the game.