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Diablo III auction house

Diablo III director says the Auction Houses 'really hurt'

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 has used one...   read

 
 
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Heroes of Warcraft

PAX: Hands-on with Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

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 seem simple on...   read

 
 
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MLG Winter Championship

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 pushing Black ...   read

 
 
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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 the ability to pl...   read

 
 
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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 each weekday at 5:...   read

 
 
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StarCraft II update

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm will launch on 3/12/13

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 campai...   read

 
 
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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 vie for a spot...   read

 
 
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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 (7PM ET): StarC...   read

 
 
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MLG Summer Championship is live soon

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: Friday, Augu...   read

 
 
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Red Bull LAN lets players mess with StarCraft II matches

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 time ever, the a...   read

 
 
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Red Bull Battlegrounds kicks off in Austin this weekend

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. Violet and Steph...   read

 
 
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Violet battles Zerg, sickness to take first at MLG

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 rarity in the Zv...   read

 
 
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Slew of new StarCraft II features headed to Battle.net

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 Global Play Multil...   read

 
 
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Heart of the Swarm playable at MLG Spring Championship

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 of demo statio...   read

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

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 and ending on Su...   read

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

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 Global StarCraft ...   read

 
 
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Blizzard hosting a Starcraft II World Championship Series

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, with Battle....   read

 
 
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Diablo III closed beta is underway now!

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 is available, r...   read

 
 
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Blizzard is bringing real-money auctions to Diablo III

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 a standard, gol...   read

 
 
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Preview: Diablo III beta

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 is now a succe...   read

 
 
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Blizzard 'committed' to finishing Battle.net Marketplace

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 before we get this...   read

 
 
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Blizzard deleting 'inappropriate' StarCraft 2 user maps

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 StarCraft ...   read

 
 
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Blizzard will require real names for forums going forward

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 use real names...   read

 
 
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Facebook/Battle.net integration revealed

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 players will b...   read

 
 
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StarCraft II Mac beta client available for download

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 new Mac owner, I ...   read

 
 
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