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Heroes of StarCraft

Heroes of StarCraft mod adds hero units to Civilization V


Why wouldn't you want Jim Raynor leading your troops?
Sep 29
I love mods, probably way more than I should, and it is always amazing the things that creative people can come up with. The Heroes of StarCraft mod for Civilization V, along with a partner mod by the same modder, adds hero u... read
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Red Bull SCII tourney

Red Bull StarCraft II tournament kicks off today


Join the action at 2PM PST!
Jun 21
The Red Bull Training Grounds StarCraft II tournament begins today, and will continue on through this Sunday, June 23. Only eight of the best players have been invited to the event, including Grubby, DeMusliM, and SeleC... read
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StarCraft II Spawning

Blizzard introduces 'Spawning' feature to StarCraft II


It allows you to temporarily upgrade your account in a party
Jun 05
Blizzard has now made it a lot easier to play StarCraft II with your friends, regardless of what version you have. All you need to do is party in-game with a friend who owns a "better" version of the game. So basically, say ... read
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StarCraft II video

Game of Thrones opening sequence recreated in StarCraft


When you play the game of StarCraft, you Zerg rush or you die
May 30
Using the StarCraft II Cutscene Editor, YouTube user Tolkfan created the video above, which takes us across the continents of Westeros and Essos in a recreation of the opening sequence for Season 1 of HBO's Game of Thrones. ... read
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Idra speaks on his firing

Fired StarCraft player 'Idra' talks about his release


'I am not going to continue as a competitive player'
May 13
On "Real Talk" with JP McDaniel, a YouTube show that interviews gaming personalities, Greg "Idra" Fields talked about the events surrounding his recent firing from Evil Geniuses' StarCraft II team. He talks about a ton ... read
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Idra fired from EG

StarCraft's biggest jerk fired for being a jerk


Greg 'Idra' Fields released from team Evil Geniuses
May 10
Greg Fields, more commonly known as Idra in the StarCraft community, was let go from the Evil Geniuses StarCraft II team yesterday after some comments that were essentially the straw that broke the camel's back... read
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Over 20 minutes of exclusive audio mixes included
Maybe you played StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. Maybe you enjoyed the soundtrack disc that came packed in with the collector's edition, or perhaps you simply enjoyed it in-game. With this expansion focusing on the Zerg, I ... read feature

Dreamhack Pikachu photo
Dreamhack Pikachu

Why you need to be watching the Dreamhack Open right now


Has Joe Buck ever dressed as a pink Pikachu?
Apr 26
The Dreamhack Open Stockholm is only two days and has already begun! As you can tell, the insanity is already in full swing, as commentators Apollo and Artosis are looking super professional. Ninety-six StarCraft II: Hea... read
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IPL

IGN Pro League tech and assets sold to Blizzard


So long, IPL
Apr 08
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... read
StarCraft II photo
StarCraft II

StarCraft II Kerrigan cosplay is out of this world


For the swarm!
Apr 04
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. read
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StarCraft April Fools

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


All your workers are now Warhounds
Apr 01
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... read
StarCraft turns 15 photo
StarCraft turns 15

StarCraft celebrates its 15th birthday today


Happy Quinceañera!
Mar 31
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... read
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Heart of the Swarm

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


Another successful Blizzard expansion
Mar 21
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 ... read
StarCraft II: HOTS review photo
A solid middle entry for the series
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 goo... read feature

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StarCraft II launch times

Here are the international launch times for StarCraft II


Heart of the Swarm is nearly here
Mar 11
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... read
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New releases

New releases: God of War: Ascension keeps the faith


Plus Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm, Darkstalkers Resurrection, and more
Mar 11
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:... read
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Starcraft II for $17.99

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


One last chance before Heart of the Swarm launches
Mar 11
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] read
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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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Starcraft II 50% off sale

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


Grab it now before Heart of the Swarm
Mar 04
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] read
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StarCraft II

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


With a side of betrayal, and a glass of blood
Feb 26
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 ... read
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StarCraft II

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


Replays, recover matches, and more
Feb 21
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 ... read
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This StarCraft II mod is a whole new game
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 masivel... read feature

StarCraft II update photo
StarCraft II update

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


Plus, an all new UI
Feb 18
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... read
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These games are serious business
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 ... read feature

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StarCraft II mod 'Night of the Dead' designer speaks


Also, zombie-infested mining colonies are in!
Feb 11
I haven't picked up StarCraft II in a long time, and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one. But with StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm coming soon, I caught the real-time-strategy bug again and need some sweet resource manageme... read
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HotS video

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
HotS tournament photo
HotS tournament

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
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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm opening


Look upon this
Jan 22
You can watch the shiny new opening cinematic for StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm above, but it would be best watched in HD on YouTube. It's more than meets the eye (you'll see). The expansion arrives on March 12. You ready? This will be like Christmas 2.0 in South Korea. read
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A Warcraft mod for StarCraft II is in progress


He needs more farms
Jan 18
Warcraft III is one of my favorite RTS games of all time -- and I've been playing the genre since before the original Command and Conquer in 1995. There's just something about how it perfectly blends all of the best elements... read
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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm beta adds pre-purchasers


Download the beta client if you ordered before Dec. 18
Dec 21
Ahead of the full release this March, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm has expanded its beta to include people who pre-purchased a digital copy of the expansion on Battle.net on or before December 18. If that describes you, b... read
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The DTOID Show: Blops II, GTA V & SC2: Heart of the Swarm


More like, Grand Theft DOGS, am I right?
Nov 14
Hey gang! Here's today's Destructoid Show!Jim reviewed Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and we run down the pros and cons, including the slight possibility that if you buy the PC version, you might get a copy of Mass Effect 2 by a... read
StarCraft II update photo
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







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