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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


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...


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

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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,...


"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.


"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...


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

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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...


"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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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