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At a GDC talk today, Jay Wilson, director behind Diablo III, mentioned that both of the Auction Houses "really hurt the games," reports Joystiq. According to Mr. Wilson, almost every single one of the players in Diablo III&nb... read feature

Heroes of Warcraft

PAX: Hands-on with Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft


Easy to pick up, engaging for all
Mar 24
Being a huge Magic: The Gathering fan, I was super excited for Blizzard's Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft announcement on Friday. However, I was a bit wary on how they would approach the game. Collectible card games... read
MLG Winter Championship

First MLG competition of the year begins next week


StarCraft II, League of Legends, and....Black Ops II?
Mar 06
MLG's Winter Championship will begin on March 15 and run until the 17, with $170,000 worth of prize money up for grabs. The featured games are StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, League of Legends, and Black Ops II. MLG sure is... read
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Heart of the Swarm introduces global play, groups & clans


Destructoid StarCraft II group imminent
Jan 31
In a new video on the social features of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, community manager Kevin Johnson goes over many of the anticipated features included in the new expansion. Perhaps the most anticipated addition is th... read
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Heart of the Swarm to be featured in MLG winter season


New StarCraft II expansion in action
Jan 31
Though the Heart of the Swarm expansion for StarCraft II is still over a month away, MLG will be featuring the game in its Online Winter Season Showdown beginning on February 4, 2013. Broadcasts will take place eac... read
Blizzard has finally set a date
Kerrigan is back, baby! Come this March 12th, you'll be able to rip apart your enemies and spread the swarm: StarCraft II: Heart of Swarm finally has a release date. This kinda-sorta expansion comes with an all new Zerg singl... read feature

MLG vs. Proleague playoffs begin tonight


The fight for the top eight spots begins!
Oct 19
For the past month, StarCraft II players have been competing in the MvP, or MLG versus Proleague, a coordinated effort between MLG, KeSPA, and the IEG. Today marks the first day of playoffs, where the top 16 players will... read

MLG announces fall schedule with SCII and LoL aplenty


Sep 25
The fall season of MLG is about to get underway! Tomorrow will start a non-stop schedule all the way through November, featuring both StarCraft II and League of Legends. Here's a quick breakdown: Tuesdays and Thursdays ... read

MLG Summer Championship is live soon


Aug 24
Tune in here! MLG Summer Championship will be live very soon with competitions for StarCraft II, Mortal Kombat, SoulCalibur V, and Leage of Legends. Here's a quick rundown of the competition times (EDT) for the weekend:... read

Red Bull LAN lets players mess with StarCraft II matches


Aug 21
The Red Bull LAN Seattle StarCraft II tournament is going to begin on August 30 and run until September 1 at PAX Prime, and holy cow do they have something genuinely hysterical up their sleeve. For the first t... read

Red Bull Battlegrounds kicks off in Austin this weekend


May 24
What better way to spend your Memorial Day weekend than with some StarCraft II? Red Bull, who is no stranger to eSports, is hosting a 16-player tournament with some incredibly strong players competing for $41,000 in prizes. V... read

Violet battles Zerg, sickness to take first at MLG


May 21
MLG Spring Arena 2 was this past weekend and saw the first Zerg vs. Zerg (ZvZ) finals in a long time. In fact, the top three players all played Zerg. One of the matches in the championship match even went past 30 minutes, a r... read

Slew of new StarCraft II features headed to Battle.net


May 07
Blizzard has just come out with a blog post detailing some new features to hit StarCraft II "at or around" the launch of the upcoming expansion, Heart of the Swarm. Here's the rundown: Multiplayer resume from replay Glo... read

Heart of the Swarm playable at MLG Spring Championship


Apr 27
During MLG's Spring Championship on June 8-10, attendees will get a special preview of the upcoming StarCraft II expansion, Heart of the Swarm. For those who will actually be in Anaheim for the event, there will be a ton... read

MLG StarCraft II Spring Arena I airs [Updated] now!


Apr 20
Is DreamHack not enough for you? Do you need another big StarCraft II tournament this weekend to satiate your yearning eyeballs? Fret not, fellow eSports fan, as Major League Gaming has you covered. Starting today a... read

Fans chant 'We want LAN!' at recent StarCraft II tourney


Apr 17
A couple weekends ago, there was quite a bit of controversy. Besides the stir at PAX East, something went down at the IGN sponsored Starcraft II IPL 4 tournament in Las Vegas on the weekend of April 7-9. MarineKing won the Gl... read

Blizzard hosting a Starcraft II World Championship Series


Apr 09
StarCraft II is growing in popularity over here in the West and I think most of us know just how big it is over in Korea. For those who live in other countries, however, the eSports scene is not quite up to par. Well, wi... read

Diablo III closed beta is underway now!


Sep 20
If you're in the mood for early access to some of 2011's hottest games, then today's your lucky day; not only was the Battlefield 3 beta announced for September 29th, but Blizzard has revealed that the Diablo III closed beta ... read

Probably the biggest and most unexpected news that came out of Blizzard's Diablo III press event last week was the announcement that players will be able to buy and sell items in-game for real currency. In addition to having ... read feature


It's been about twenty years since the events of Diablo II. The destruction of the Worldstone reduced Mount Arreat to nothing more than a crater, but the world has, for the most part, seen peace. Tristram has been rebuilt and... read feature

Blizzard 'committed' to finishing Battle.net Marketplace


Feb 21
StarCraft II lead designer Dustin Browder has given Eurogamer a status update on the Battle.net Marketplace. Citing an "immense number of challenges" which need to be overcome, he says that "It's going to be some distance bef... read

Blizzard deleting 'inappropriate' StarCraft 2 user maps


Aug 05
If you've been toiling away on your custom StarCraft II map, "Assault on the Phalluspire," you may want to reconsider the effort. There are pretty good odds that it won't spend a lot of time on Blizzard's servers.  Some&... read

Blizzard will require real names for forums going forward


Jul 06
I swear Blizzard touched upon this topic (as in, the consequences) back when its Real ID system was first mentioned, but apparently everyone forgot or I made the whole thing up. Essentially, its main purpose is to let players... read

Facebook/Battle.net integration revealed


May 05
Battle.net and Facebook, sitting in a tree…Activision Blizzard has announced today that it will be officially linking its Battle.net service to social platform Facebook. As an example of the functionality, StarCraft II... read

StarCraft II Mac beta client available for download


Apr 29
Here's a story that's short and sweet if you're a Mac user: the Mac client for StarCraft II beta is now available for download. Blizzard promised it would be coming in April, and here it is, with only a few days left. As a ne... read

No cross-server play for StarCraft II out of the box


Apr 23
American StarCraft fans looking for a chance to take on their Asian counterparts will have to wait a bit, as StarCraft II is not going to be supporting cross-server play on day one. While considered for initial conclusion, an... read

Digital download StarCraft II released after retail box, is $59.99


Apr 08
Nope, we don't yet know when StarCraft II will be released; Blizzard says it will finally spill its guts in the coming weeks. But we now know that the digital download version of the game -- which will be available via Battle... read

Macintosh Battle.Net client could come this April


Mar 16
It's no secret that Blizzard hopes to support the Cupertino crowd with its revision of the Battle.Net service. But when exactly the developed planned to open up a beta of that version of the service was unknown -- until recen... read

Preview: The new Battle.net


Feb 23
The Starcraft II beta has been out for a few days now, and if the beta forums are any indication a lot of people are still trying to wrap their heads around the new strategies. Sitting down to play for the first time, it feel... read






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