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5:00 PM on 04.08.2013

IGN Pro League tech and assets sold to Blizzard

Following the cancellation of the IGN Pro League 6 due to an inability "to commit the resources required to run another major independent event," a statement was released that read "You should also know th...

Jordan Devore

11:30 PM on 04.04.2013

StarCraft II Kerrigan cosplay is out of this world

Pro cosplayer Tasha is at it again with another mind-blowing cosplay depicting the Queen of Blades from StarCraft II. I can't imagine how much work it took to make the whole costume, let alone the process even involved in trying to put it on. Tasha has a few more pictures of the outfit over on her Facebook. Check out our cosplay page for more amazing cosplay photos.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:00 PM on 04.01.2013

[April Fool's] The Warhound is back in StarCraft II!

Remember the Warhound unit from the beta of Heart of the Swarm? Originally planned as a replacement for the Thor, the Warhound was removed because they became a very strong focus of the competitive scene and were simply...

Patrick Hancock

12:30 PM on 03.31.2013

StarCraft celebrates its 15th birthday today

Fifteen years ago today, on March 31, 1998, the original StarCraft launched on PC, setting in place a series of events that would lead up to the powerhouse it is now: gigantic competitive tournaments, gorgeous singleplay...

Patrick Hancock

12:45 PM on 03.21.2013

Heart of the Swarm sells more than 1.1M in two days

Heart of the Swarm, the newest StarCraft II expansion, is capitalizing on the buzz surrounding its release. Blizzard announced that it sold more than 1.1 million copies in its first two days at retail. "We want to thank ...

Brett Makedonski



Review: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm photo
Review: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
by Jonathan Ross

It appears Blizzard's learned quite a bit from Diablo III's launch, as Heart of the Swarm was instantly playable on release with virtually no server problems -- a bit of a rarity, it seems, with recent PC releases.

It's a good thing, too, since as soon as I logged in at midnight, I got hooked on StarCraft again. Heart of the Swarm brings engaging RTS gameplay, sets up a story I found to be more interesting than what was presented in Wings of Liberty, and serves as an excellent middle entry in the StarCraft II trilogy.

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3:00 PM on 03.11.2013

Here are the international launch times for StarCraft II

Blizzard is ready to launch the newest addition to the StarCraft II family, Heart of the Swarm, and of course millions of people will be itching to get on at the earliest possible moment. Look no further than Blizzard's offic...

Chris Carter



New releases: God of War: Ascension keeps the faith photo
New releases: God of War: Ascension keeps the faith
by Fraser Brown

Another Monday rolls up, acting like it's the boss of the week, so that can only mean one thing: a week of new releases. I'll be saving my cash this week, not really seeing anything to interest me, but I may grab God of War: Ascension somewhere down the line, if I ever pick up the third one. It is meant to be rather nifty. 

As well as Kratos's return, there's a bunch of other stuff dropping over the next seven days. The second Starcraft II instalment, Heart of the Swarm, launches; brightly colored demonic scrapping returns in Darkstalkers: Resurrection; Dead Space 3 gets some super-early DLCand another one of those shooting people from very far away games show up.

Anything tickling your fancy this week?  

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9:00 AM on 03.11.2013

Get Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty for $17.99 on Newegg

Was Blizzard's recent sale not enough? Well, now Newegg has joined the fun, as they've started offering Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty for $17.99. All you have to do is go to the product page and enter the following code: STW311. Pretty soon, you'll be able to buy the new kinda sorta expansion Heart of the Swarm to augment your shiny new copy of Wings of Liberty. Starcraft II [Gamer Deals]

Chris Carter





5:45 PM on 03.06.2013

First MLG competition of the year begins next week

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...

Patrick Hancock

11:30 AM on 03.04.2013

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is 50% off until March 12

While Blizzard gears up to launch StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm in about a week, you can gear up for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty now for 50% off on Blizzard's Store. Originally the game was dropped down to $39.99, and now, you can grab it for $19.99. As of this moment, this is only at the Blizzard Store. Save 50% [Battle.net]

Chris Carter

7:30 PM on 02.26.2013

Vengeance will be had in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

Yeah, okay Blizzard. We get it. You rule at making cinematic trailers, and this launch trailer for Heart of the Swarm reinforces that fact. This trailer also reminds me that StarCraft has an actual story, and continues ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:30 PM on 02.21.2013

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm's eSports tools detailed

Blizzard's Community Manager Kevin Johnson detailed some of the new eSports and multiplayer features fans can expect in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. New tools include the ability to watch match replays in groups, and a ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



StarCraft MMO is now available on Battle.net photo
StarCraft MMO is now available on Battle.net
by Joshua Derocher

The ambitious mod project formally known as World of StarCraft is now being released on Battle.net as StarCraft Universe.

This giant mod is really a whole new game built with StarCraft II's tool set. It's a masively-multiplayer online game featuring classes, character customization with skills and abilities, raids for players to tackle together, and player vs. player content if you don't feel like working together.

StarCraft Universe will be free to play if you own StarCraft II. Just search for it on Battle.net in the mod section.

StarCraft Universe Prologue Launch [Facebook via Kotaku]

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9:00 AM on 02.18.2013

StarCraft II gets a new patch to support in-game Clans

Blizzard is pushing a new patch through for StarCraft II with a decent amount of updates -- most notably, a UI overhaul and the launch of in-game Clans and Groups.  But there's a heap of other upgrades, like new replay t...

Chris Carter



Trends of this Generation: The Rise of eSports photo
Trends of this Generation: The Rise of eSports
by Daniel Starkey

Leading up the possible PlayStation 4 announcement on February 20, I've been looking into some paradigm shifts we've seen over the past generation. This is stuff that will likely be with us for a while; these are things that I think will continue on for at least a decade to come.

So far, we've already taken looks at motion controls and consoles becoming more like all-in-one media centers, and today I'll be continuing my series by exploring the incredible popularity of eSports. 

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