StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty

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

StarCraft 2 demo replaced by 'Starter Edition'

By Xav de Matos, Aug 03, 2011 3:45pm PDT

Blizzard has replaced its original StarCraft 2 demo with a new "Starter Edition," which features four single-player missions, two challenge missions, and a number of other components.

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BlizzCon hosting GSL pro StarCraft 2 final

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 13, 2011 6:45am PDT

The October finals of GOMtv's excellent professional Global StarCraft II League will be hosted at BlizzCon this year, in addition to Blizzard's regular fixture the Global Battle.net Invitational.

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StarCraft 2 regions linking to share players

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 12, 2011 6:15am PDT

Several SC2 multiplayer regions are being linked with a partner, letting players from each pair play against each other.

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StarCraft 2 1.3.3 patch makes balance changes including 'Warp Gate research' timing

By Xav de Matos, May 11, 2011 11:45am PDT

Blizzard Entertainment has released patch 1.3.3 for StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, increasing the Warp Game research timing among other balance issues and tackling a handful of bugs.

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Report: Blizzard and KeSPA StarCraft hostilities ending

By Alice O'Connor, May 09, 2011 7:10am PDT

Blizzard and the Korean e-Sports body's legal battle is drawing to a close as members are set to sign SC2 licensing agreements.

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StarCraft 2 official mods now available

By Steve Watts, Apr 06, 2011 8:45am PDT

Blizzard has now updated its official StarCraft 2 mods, and released the full versions complete with unlockable achievements and avatars.

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Blizzard adds and subtracts multiplayer ladder maps in new StarCraft 2 update

By Xav de Matos, Feb 25, 2011 8:15pm PST

Blizzard has sent word that a slew of map changes have just hit its critical and commercial smash StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty. Though the update...

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World of StarCraft Mod is Now 'StarCraft Universe'

By Steve Watts, Feb 11, 2011 5:30pm PST

The anticipated StarCraft 2 mod that imitates World of Warcraft raids has a new name and is still on-track for a release. Techspot reports the mod...

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"The only modified the name... protecting the trademark.... mmm i smell that the "secret" MMO ..."

- Longgshot see all 16 comments

First Three Blizzard-designed StarCraft 2 Custom Games Go Live

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 25, 2011 4:30pm PST

Three new Blizzard-created StarCraft 2 game modes are now available for beta testing on Battle.net. Called Aiur Chef, StarJeweled, and Left 2 Die,...

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"Auir Chef, LOL So who's shouting Fukui San! All the time?"

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Blizzard Weighs-In on 'World of StarCraft' Fan Mod, YouTube Speculation [Update]

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 20, 2011 3:15pm PST

Update: This post mistakenly listed Blizzard as the company that contacted the mod creator regarding a job opportunity. It was not. The reported offer came from Riot Games. The post has been corrected. Shacknews apologizes for the error.

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"They've banned maps for having diablo in the name before. This wouldn't have happened if the ..."

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StarCraft 2 Patch 1.2 Launches With Chat Channels, Balance Tweaks

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 12, 2011 6:00am PST

After a period of public beta testing, patch 1.2.0 for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty launched last night with additions including Battle.net chat...

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"Hmm, we need to get a Shacknews channel going. I'll check this out tonight. "

- Freon see all 27 comments

Try This StarCraft 2 Custom Map: Star Battle

By Brian Leahy, Jan 03, 2011 2:15pm PST

While it is still relatively early in StarCraft II's life as far as custom games go, but there's an early standout emerging on the US and EU...

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"Epic. Absolutely awesome. Just played several rounds and really enjoy it."

- MidnightShift650 see all 26 comments

Best of 2010 Awards: Game of the Year Runner-up

By Shack Staff, Dec 30, 2010 9:00am PST

Game of the Year Runner-up: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty The wait was definitely worth it with Blizzard's first non-World of Warcraft release...

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"It has to be Red Dead Redemption that wins. If SC2 can come second and be 5 years old before ..."

- Twin--Sword see all 63 comments

Best of 2010 Awards: PC Exclusive

By Shack Staff, Dec 29, 2010 1:00pm PST

PC Exclusive: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty It was definitely a close race between the two top games here, but in the end StarCraft II: Wings...

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"So, first place to a crippled 2000 game (gameplay wise) with 2007 graphics, and second place to ..."

- paketep see all 29 comments

Best of 2010 Awards: Strategy

By Shack Staff, Dec 28, 2010 1:00pm PST

Strategy: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Strategically, it doesn't get more intense than Blizzard's StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, especially...

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"Did none of you guys play R.U.S.E.? Easily my favourite strategy game this year after SC 2, the ..."

- Dontdrop see all 17 comments