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StarCraft II being used to train artificial intelligence

Blizzard, in association with research company DeepMind, have developed software based on the real-time strategy game StarCraft II that teaches computers how to think for themselves.Judgement Day is upon us... Maybe.The two companies have c...

 
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eSports player owed thousands after team CEO disappears

Simon Boudreault is the 23-year-old CEO of the Quantic Gaming eSports team, and he owes a lot of people some money The Daily Dot reports. For starters, pro StarCraft II player Ko Hyun has been owed $23,000 in salary and prize money for mont...

 
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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 Monopoly and Risk ha...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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Here are your MLG Summer Championship winners

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 just for me to ...

 
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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...

 
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TaeJa wins the MLG StarCraft II Summer Arena

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 definitely "Mr. Co...

 
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StarCraft II is on sale for a limited time

In celebration of the StarCraft World Championship Series North American Finals, Blizzard is taking 33% off the price of StarCraft II. Until June 13, anyone who buys a direct-download copy of the title from Blizzard's store will get it at a...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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MLG Spring Arena 2 airing NOW!

Did you happen to catch Spring Arena the first? DongRaeGu took home first place and a check for $5,000 for his excellent Zerg play. Spring Arena 2 kicks off today and, just as before, you'll need to own either a Spring Season Pass for $30 o...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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StarCraft II goes 50% off for Black Friday

Ever want to get into StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, but never had an excuse to start? Well for Black Friday, Blizzard is selling it for 50% off, bringing it down to a grand total of $29.99 -- pretty cheap in my opinion for an awesome game...

 
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Finding strength in StarCraft II, vVvSpectral speaks

Jacob Wacker was your average teenager, just spending time with friends at camp one summer. As he dove into the lake, Jacob hit the lake's sandy bottom. Unable to move, he began to slowly blackout. When he awoke, Jacob was pulled ashore and...

 
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My StarCraft Universe wish list

[Editor's note: I would like you all to meet Patrick Hancock. Patrick is one of the members of our fancy new MMO team! In addition to giving everyone free cookies and puppies, this newly formed team will be bringing a variety of exciting M...

 
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Blizzard's DOTA mod for StarCraft II is still on the way

Remember how Blizzard told us it was working on a Defense of the Ancients mod for StarCraft II, and then proceeded to not bring it up again? Me too! The latest update on this front comes from senior game designer Jonny Ebbert at gamescom. H...

 
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Review: StarCraft II

If it's any indication of how I feel about this game, I wrote this review two days later than I theoretically could have just because I wanted to keep playing it. I also took three breaks while actually writing it to go play some more. Sure...

 

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