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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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6:00 PM on 02.11.2013

StarCraft II mod 'Night of the Dead' designer speaks

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...

Jason Cabral

9:00 PM on 01.31.2013

Heart of the Swarm introduces global play, groups & clans

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...

Patrick Hancock





3:45 PM on 01.31.2013

Heart of the Swarm to be featured in MLG winter season

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...

Patrick Hancock

10:49 AM on 01.22.2013

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm opening

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.

Dale North

8:00 AM on 01.18.2013

A Warcraft mod for StarCraft II is in progress

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...

Chris Carter

2:30 PM on 12.21.2012

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm beta adds pre-purchasers

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...

Jordan Devore

8:15 PM on 11.14.2012

The DTOID Show: Blops II, GTA V & SC2: Heart of the Swarm

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...

Max Scoville



StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm will launch on 3/12/13 photo
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm will launch on 3/12/13
by Chris Carter

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 single player campaign, new mechanics like race leveling, and new units.

In typical Blizzard fashion, there are three options here. The Standard Edition ($39.99), Collector's Edition ($79.99), and the Digital Deluxe Edition ($59.99). If you're really excited, you can pre-purchase the game now on Battle.net.

I wasn't completely in love with StarCraft II's multiplayer, and I doubt this will do much to change that fact, but the Terran campaign was off the chain. I expect nothing less here in terms of a solid single player experience.

Heart of the Swarm arrives [Battle.net]

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11:00 AM on 11.06.2012

Impressions: StarCraft Collector's Edition Risk

[Destructoid is considering adding board games (videogame-themed or not) to what we cover. Think it's a good idea? Want us to stick to videogames only? Let us know in the comments.] Themed variants of popular games like Monop...

Aerox

7:00 PM on 10.25.2012

Blizzard reveals new race leveling in Heart of the Swarm

With an upcoming patch for the Heart of the Swarm beta, Blizzard is going to introduce a new race leveling mechanic in StarCraft II. Mastering a race will give reward players with new decals and portraits to show off just how...

Alasdair Duncan

4:30 PM on 10.19.2012

MLG vs. Proleague playoffs begin tonight

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...

Patrick Hancock

9:00 PM on 09.25.2012

MLG announces fall schedule with SCII and LoL aplenty

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 ...

Patrick Hancock

8:00 PM on 09.22.2012

Blizzard looking at free-to-play StarCraft II multiplayer

Asked whether or not Blizzard has plans for a free-to-play StarCraft II at the Valencia eSports Congress, lead designer Dustin Browder stated that the company is "looking at free to play as an option for the multiplayer," rep...

Jordan Devore





4:30 PM on 09.05.2012

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm closed beta begins

Consider this a friendly reminder to go double check your Battle.net account to be sure you're opted in for the StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer beta. While currently limited to pro gamers, shoutcasters, press, an...

Jordan Devore