StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty

PC / Strategy / Release: Jul 27, 2010 / ESRB: U

StarCraft 2 opening up global servers

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 12, 2012 11:15am PST

When StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty launched over two years ago, Blizzard saw fit to lock players up in regional servers, unable to play with all their chums from the four corners of this flat Earth. After years of grumbling from players, Blizzard is finally preparing to cha...


StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm beta begins

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 05, 2012 8:15am PDT

An explosion of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm is already filling our eyes and ears, as Blizzard sent out the first round of beta invites yesterday. Don't rush to your inbox, as you're probably not special enough to be allowed in yet, but those lucky few have already start...


Blizzard servers hacked, some personal info compromised

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 09, 2012 4:15pm PDT

Perhaps it's been too long since you've reset your password in a mad attempt to secure your privacy? Blizzard has announced that they have discovered "unauthorized and illegal access into our internal network."


Blizzard timeline celebrates 20 years of history

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 05, 2012 2:00pm PDT

As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, Blizzard has whipped up a timeline documenting the history of the company and its games. From platformer Blackthorne to cpmic book fighting game Justice League Task Force, it's all there.


StarCraft 2 designer discusses Wii U, PlayStation Move challenges

By Steve Watts, Jun 19, 2012 9:30am PDT

StarCraft 2 lead designer Dustin Browder talks about the company's experiments with console ports, as it relates to its philosophy of ease and simplicity.


StarCraft 2 getting global play, multiplayer replays, and more

By Alice O'Connor, May 08, 2012 7:00am PDT

As Blizzard winds up to launch StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm later this year, it's also preparing to finally roll out features asked for since before Wings of Liberty launched, including resuming from replays, global play, and multiplayer replay viewing.


Google tips hat to StarCraft with 'Zerg Rush'

By Steve Watts, Apr 27, 2012 8:00am PDT

Google has updated with a clever easter egg search for StarCraft fans: "zerg rush."


StarCraft 2 matchmaking tweaked

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 24, 2012 1:30pm PDT

After a few weeks of tweaking, fiddling and reverting, Blizzard has settled on new Battle.net ladder matchmaking settings for StarCraft II. If you're a middling player, you should find yourself matched against others with a wider range of ability.


StarCraft 2's 1.5 update promises improved chat, Arcade features

By John Keefer, Mar 14, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Starcraft 2's upcoming 1.5 patch promises a number of improvements. Game director Dustin Browder recently discussed how the social aspect of the game will be tweaked, as well as how custom games are selected.


Blizzard mod 'StarCraft Master' coming soon

By Jeff Mattas, Mar 02, 2012 7:15pm PST

StarCraft Master, a new official single player StarCraft 2 mod by developer Blizzard, will be available soon.


Huge layoffs at Blizzard: 600 jobs to go

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 29, 2012 10:20am PST

Blizzard plans to cut around 600 jobs. It insists that its "current development and publishing schedules will not be impacted," though around 10% off the people affected are from departments "related to development."


WoW Monopoly, StarCraft RISK announced at Toy Fair

By Steve Watts, Feb 13, 2012 5:30pm PST

Hasbro and Blizzard have struck a deal to produce a special World of Warcraft version of Monopoly, and StarCraft-themed RISK.


No BlizzCon in 2012, Battle.net World Championship spun off

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 25, 2012 7:30am PST

There'll be no BlizzCon in 2012, Blizzard has announced, though it will return in 2013. The pro-gaming strand is being spun off into its own event, the 2012 Battle.net World Championship.


Blizzard introduces BattleTag nicknames as Real ID alternative

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 16, 2011 6:45am PST

Blizzard is introducing a new unified friends system which uses player-chosen nicknames, BattleTags. You'll be able to stay friends with people across games and WoW realms without sharing your real name.


Blizzard reworking StarCraft 2 DotA mod; dodging 'DotA' name

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 22, 2011 2:00pm PDT

Blizzard's going back to the drawing back on its DotA-inspired StarCraft 2 mod Blizzard All-Stars, hoping to reach the accessible core it believes is in the notoriously intimidating genre. Just don't ask about the "DotA" name.