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John Bedford


John is Metabomb's Editor in Chief, and is responsible for all of the Hearthstone news, features and guides content on the site.

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The world could always use more heroes.

Here's help with finding the perfect Overwatch group

Our sister site MetaBomb has teamed up with matchmaking tool The100.

Eve Online set for big changes

CCP outlines the space map ahead.

Blizzard reveals new Wizard and Necromancer characters for Heroes of the Storm

Diablo's Xul and Li Ming are next up for the Nexus.

GCHQ releases Picross-like puzzle to the public

Can you solve the spy agency's series of challenges?

Overwatch beta now live in Europe and America

Qualifying players gain access to Blizzard's new game over the next 12 hours.

League of Legends team owner embroiled in drug price hike controversy

UPDATE: Company climbs down on 5500% price increase.

PEGI listings hint at PS2 Classics for PlayStation 4

Ape Escape 2, Dark Chronicle and Twisted Metal: Black listed.

StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void release date announced

A snazzy new cinematic trailer accompanies the reveal.

New player reporting tools headed to Heroes of the Storm

Silence penalties designed to reduce toxic behaviour in Blizzard's MOBA.

World of Warcraft: Legion expansion adds new Demon Hunter class

Artifact weapons, The Broken Isles, new level cap of 110, more.

Blizzard announces Infernal Shrines map for Heroes of the Storm

New Heroes Rexxar and Artanis are on their way too.

Blizzard announces new Reveal mechanic for Hearthstone

New tiered Ranked Play rewards are on their way too.

Horizons expansion announced for Elite: Dangerous

Planetary Landings coming to the game by the end of 2015.

Cambridge researchers design game to treat schizophrenia

Wizard game part of an "important" proof-of-concept study.

World of Warcraft's Fury of Hellfire patch out 23rd June

New raids, features and progression tools out next week.

Free prologue missions announced for StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void

Whispers of Oblivion is free to all and coming soon.

Diablo 3's Skeleton King and Monk announced for Heroes of the Storm

New characters lead a focus on Diablo-themed expansions.

Rare announces Sea of Thieves

Pirate-themed multiplayer game features exploration and naval combat.

New Heroes coming to Hearthstone

UPDATE: Blizzard reveals pricing details of the new cosmetic content.

Blizzard announces Eternal Conflict expansion for Heroes of the Storm

Take a butcher's at the upcoming new content.

CCP re-launches PLEX for Good initiative

UPDATE: Latest community fundraising effort exceeds $100,000.

Blizzard announces Timewalking feature for World of Warcraft

Conquer old dungeons at an increased difficulty for max-level loot.

CCP showcases explosive new content for Eve Valkyrie

Fanfest keynote also lifts the lid on the company's internal VR Labs projects.

Blizzard happy with Hearthstone's explosive Dr. Boom

And aggro Hunter deck looks safe, too.

Introducing MetaBomb - our experimental new games portal

Dedicated games coverage kicks off with Hearthstone.

Elite Dangerous 1.1 adds Community Goals and enhancements

Beta client available to download now.

Faster, Windows 10-compatible Raspberry Pi 2 released

"We are very, very close to it being the best-selling British computer."

WOW's executive producer apologises for Warlords of Draenor launch issues

Subscribers to be gifted five free days of playtime as compensation.

Blizzard reveals Rogue-only Goblin Auto-Barber Hearthstone card

New Goblins vs Gnomes expansion card announced.

Hearthstone's Goblins vs Gnomes cards teased

Spectator mode also confirmed for the smash-hit collectible card game.

Diablo 3 Patch 2.1.2 details announced at BlizzCon

Blizzard outlines its plans to improve Diablo 3's end-game.

Archon Mode revealed for Legacy of the Void

New multiplayer mode for StarCraft 2 will allow cooperative competitive play.

Heroes of the Storm closed beta date announced

New characters, skins and game modes revealed for the upcoming MOBA.

Goblins vs Gnomes expansion revealed for Hearthstone

120 new cards to be added to the game next month.

Hearthstone bot maker forced out of business

Blizzard takes further steps to clean up its games.

Elite Dangerous Beta 3 goes live

New gameplay elements and visual effects sprinkled into the sandbox.

Metallica to play BlizzCon 2014

For Whom the Bell Trolls.

Unity reportedly up for sale

UPDATE: Unity says no.

World of Warcraft Patch 6.0.2 release date revealed

Warlords of Draenor world event and new dungeon hits servers this week.

DreamHack's Hearthstone tournament winner accused of cheating

But opponent speaks out in support of co-player.

EverQuest Next a PC-orientated launch

Will there be a PlayStation 4 version?

Jeremy Soule: "Pac-Man will eat Mark Zuckerberg's lunch"

Elder Scrolls composer says "video gaming is the future of social media".

Sons of Trigon DLC announced for DC Universe Online

New PVP characters, zones and randomised content coming this autumn.

EGXProject Zomboid devs on The Incident: the theft and loss of two months of work

"The community was damaged by wounds we'd self-inflicted. It was really dark."

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee to release in Summer 2013

"Not just an HD update to the original PS1 title."

Zen Studios announces Marvel Pinball for 3DS

Four themed tables available from eShop this summer.

CCP to launch Eve Online players into space today

Update: first HD photograph of Skyward Sphere.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 features Fight Lab mode

Harada outlines tutorial content and character customisation.

No paid character DLC plans for Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Those who pre-order will enjoy limited early access to characters.

Dark Souls PC may not be restricted to Games for Windows Live

Publisher and producer acknowledges petition.

Boss of Draw Something dev OMGPOP explains Twitter outburst

"I got very emotional around the Shay Pierce stuff."

CCP to review Fanfest content after harassment controversy

"We need to revise how we showcase the culture of Eve."

CCP delivers verdict on Eve Online Council chairman

Banned from Eve Online for 30 days, removed from Council.

Eve Online Council chairman may resign over harassment of suicidal player

"I feel absolutely ashamed of my behaviour at the Alliance Panel."

Fresh World of Darkness details revealed

Blood as currency, permadeath confirmed.

CCP presents its vision of the future for Eve Online and Dust 514

Dust 514 eSports announced, future of Eve outlined.

Eve's Inferno expansion releases on 22nd May

Precursor patch brings "meaningful content" on 24th April.

World of Darkness still being developed by CCP

60 full-time staff working on White Wolf world.

Blizzard acknowledges Star Wars: The Old Republic's impact on WOW

Subs dip "has to at least be attributable to SWTOR".

Blizzard hasn't given up getting WOW running on iPhone

"The world is evolving towards that little handheld device."

The Witcher 2 360 'Dark Edition' sells out in UK

Collector's Edition remains a GAME exclusive.

CD Projekt recommends installing Witcher 2 360 to hard drive

"You'll experience some better visual quality."

Raspberry Pi launches with licensed manufacturers

Demand cripples FTSE-listed manufacturer's website.

Comedian takes on Choose Your Own Adventure

"You are in a dark room."

David Braben discusses consumer Raspberry Pi release

Update: David Braben clarifies launch timings.

Spring 2012 for Trials Evolution

New trailer shows off FPS created in track editor.

Trials Evolution leaked

UPDATE: RedLynx responds.

Diablo 3's senior game producer departs Blizzard

Parker pens his announcement.

New Trials Evolution video shows multiplayer and track editor

"It's a great 'get the mates over and have a few pints' kind of game."

CCP discusses Eve Online's future development

Plus, CEO questioned over last year's player unrest.

BioWare responds to SWTOR performance issues

Dev "resolving the indoor framerate drop".

Eve developer responds to outcry

"We are listening to you, we have heard you."

Eve CSM chair Mittani breaks the peace

"So the gloves come off..."

Eve Incarna multiplayer "this year"

More Captain's Quarters "next few months".

Eve Online: Emergency summit reports

CSM "offended and disgusted" by email.

Eve Online: CCP addresses player revolt

Extraordinary meeting of the CSM called.

Eve Online dev responds to player furore

"An overdue apology and request for parley."

Blizzard interested in iOS devices

"If we could make the right game changes."

CCP: Greed is Good?

Internal doc debates micro-transactions.

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