StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty

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

StarCraft 2 Patch 1.1.2 Launches With Zerg Balance Tweaks, Bug Fixes

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 15, 2010 5:40am PDT

The promised Zerg-centric StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty multiplayer balance tweaks have arrived with the launch of patch 1.1.2, available now...

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"VOID RAYS ARE FINE NOW they had too little first attack and too muhc of second attack , it's ..."

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Blizzard Explains Bans for Third Party Hacks and Cheats

By Brian Leahy, Oct 13, 2010 11:00am PDT

Last week, CheatHappens claimed that Blizzard had banned players for using its own and other third-party "trainers" in single-player campaign and...

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"Okay...About a few weeks ago i use cheats from the game like "terribleterribledamage, etc" to ..."

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BlizzCon 2010 Concert: Tenacious D with New Songs

By Brian Leahy, Oct 11, 2010 12:20pm PDT

The closing concert at BlizzCon 2010 will be headlined by Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Gass), which will take the stage at the end of the...

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"I watched a documentary about the band leading up to the release of a Pick of Destiny. It was ..."

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm At Least 18 Months Away?

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 08, 2010 5:46am PDT

The Zerg-centric second instalment of the StarCraft II trilogy should be expected in eighteen months at soonest, it seems Battle.net project...

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"I figured it would be a 2 year wait for Heart of the Swarm, especially if they add units to ..."

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StarCraft 2 Lead Designer Reveals New Balance Plans

By Brian Leahy, Oct 07, 2010 11:20am PDT

Dustin Browder, lead designer of StarCraft II, has revealed some upcoming multiplayer balance changes that should be in the game's next patch....

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"Beginning of 2011 the area I am living at is getting 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) coverage with ..."

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BlizzCon 2010 Event Schedule Revealed

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 06, 2010 5:40am PDT

A trio of Diablo 3 developer panels, talks on Blizzard's much-celebrated cinematics and assorted tournaments are amongst the festivities featured...

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"I wish there were more Diablo 3 stuffs. I guess we really won't see it until late next year. :'("

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Over 5,000 StarCraft 2 Players Banned for Hacking

By Brian Leahy, Oct 01, 2010 3:00pm PDT

[Update 10/4] Blizzard has told Shacknews that these bans were handed out at the "game account level," though there have been account suspensions...

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"Taking notes Valve? This is how you handle hackers...now do something about Modern Warfare 2 or ..."

- DaCommando332 see all 34 comments

StarCraft 2 Patch Fixes Two Major Bugs, Others

By Brian Leahy, Sep 28, 2010 12:20pm PDT

Blizzard is rolling out a new patch for StarCraft II, comprised of bug fixes, which address some gameplay issues that surfaced recently. First,...

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"As an aside, that linked game is GREAT, and everyone should go watch it. Really, really good ..."

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Blizzard Discusses StarCraft 2 Balance, Patch 1.2

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 27, 2010 8:09am PDT

After launching patch 1.1 for StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty last week, Blizzard has given PC Gamer a peek at plans for patch 1.2. The patch, which...

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"Say what you want about balance, but these are the facts: In the Top 8 for this seasons GSL ..."

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StarCraft 2 Version 1.1 Patch Notes, Cross-Region Play for SEA Owners

By Brian Leahy, Sep 21, 2010 10:22am PDT

The notes for the first StarCraft II features and balance patch have been released and can be found here. I've listed the main balance changes...

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"It'd be interesting to see what sort of statistics Blizzard has on how many people played ~1 ..."

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Blizzard to Ban and Suspend StarCraft 2 Hackers in the "Near Future"

By Brian Leahy, Sep 14, 2010 12:10pm PDT

If you've been hacking in StarCraft II or are considering the hacking-lifestyle, consider yourself--and your Battle.net account--on the clock....

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"Will all hackers be unbanned shortly thereafter and given a free copy of Warcraft 3 (or ..."

- DaCommando332 see all 67 comments

StarCraft 2 Official Custom Map 'Burning Tide' Arrives

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 08, 2010 9:30am PDT

Blizzard has released its first new official custom map for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, pitting teams against each other and lava floods in a...

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"I'm surprised Brian didn't post this one. Or perhaps he's too good for these silly custom maps ;P"

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Shack PSA: StarCraft 2 GSL Tournament has Begun

By Brian Leahy, Sep 07, 2010 2:20pm PDT

If you're looking for some StarCraft II tournament action, this is your friendly reminder that the first month-long GomTV GSL tournament has begun...

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"Paid the $20 and I'm already glad I did. After getting to the end of the first game I couldn't ..."

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StarCraft 2 Sells 3 Million Copies in First Month

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 01, 2010 5:43am PDT

After selling one million copies on launch day, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty went on to sell over three million copies worldwide in the first...

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"Huh, so if PC game makers don't sell garbage they actually sell. Here I was starting to think ..."

- Bensam123 see all 98 comments

Blizzard Details Upcoming StarCraft 2 Balance Changes

By Brian Leahy, Aug 27, 2010 12:40pm PDT

While the first feature and balance patch for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will not be ready until "mid-September", Blizzard has outlined some of...

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"i always thought the ultralisks were awful. Or atleast not at same level of usefulness as some ..."

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