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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

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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
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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
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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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Impressions: StarCraft Collector's Edition Risk


It's Risk, but with StarCraft pieces
Nov 06
[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... read
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Blizzard reveals new race leveling in Heart of the Swarm


Get 'dem levels in ya!
Oct 25
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... read
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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
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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
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Blizzard looking at free-to-play StarCraft II multiplayer


Sep 22
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... read
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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm closed beta begins


Go make sure you're opted in
Sep 05
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... read
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Red Bull LAN's Trial of the Xel'Naga begins soon!


Aug 30
The Trial of the Xel'Naga begins at 6PM PT! This is a 2v2 StarCraft II tournament that pairs pro players with regular schmoes from the audience against each other with weird and wacky special events that can take place ... read
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Sean "Day[9]" Plott has become a very popular person within the StarCraft II community. He runs his own stream over at day9.tv and has become one of the most prolific SCII commentators (read: casters) on the scene. ... read feature

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Here are your MLG Summer Championship winners


Aug 28
Not every winner at the most recent MLG tournament were cheaters. StarCraft II, Mortal Kombat, and SoulCalibur V all went on without a hitch during one of the most intense weekends in recent memory. Heck, it was intense ... read
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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
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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
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TaeJa wins the MLG StarCraft II Summer Arena


Jul 23
This weekend, TaeJa (Terran) defeated Alicia (Protoss) in the MLG Summer Arena finals to take first place and $10,000! I do feel really bad for Alicia though, since he's come in second three times in a row now. While he's def... read
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MLG's StarCraft II Summer Arena is LIVE


Jul 20
In case you forgot, 32 StarCraft II players from all around the world are competing this weekend at MLG's Summer Arena. There's over $25,000 dollars of prize money at stake, as well as an opportunity to compete at the ML... read
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MLG's Summer StarCraft II Arena begins Friday


Jul 16
First things first: you'll be able to catch the main StarCraft II stream for free! This is actually the first time that MLG has done this, courtesy of Full Sail University. Hooray! In addition to the main stream, there will b... read
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The Major League Gaming Anaheim Spring Championships are running today through Sunday. At the event, Blizzard was offering the press an opportunity to come in and play a few hours worth of multiplayer matches of the Hear... read feature







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