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StarCraft 2 patch 2.1 makes custom maps and mod tools free

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 21, 2014 2:45pm PST

StarCraft II has received a major update, with patch 2.1 offering Arcade mode, custom games, all three SC2 races, and a gaggle of mod tools to Starter Edition owners for free.

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"You're probably right. Lobby traffic has dropped a lot faster than after the original launch. ..."

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StarCraft classic soundtrack coming to SC2

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 11, 2013 4:30pm PST

For anyone who played a lot of StarCraft (or watched it played professionally), the RTS's soundtrack is a permanent fixture in their head, seared into ear canals like spiral soundwaves on a record and played by your fingernail every time you root around in there. Delightfull...

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"You'd think a game like this would add way more music all the time. It should also add new ..."

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StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void still finding right fit for Protoss

By Steve Watts, Nov 12, 2013 8:15am PST

The Protoss-focused third installment of StarCraft 2, Legacy of the Void, hasn't been shown off yet because Blizzard is still working out the kinks of how to make the race seem properly powerful.

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"Templates = Templars. I hate when muscle memory changes my typing from my intentions. "

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StarCraft Universe mod seeks Kickstarter funds

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 13, 2013 9:30am PDT

Mod group Upheaval Arts wants crowdfunded support to finish making StarCraft Universe, a mod that transforms StarCraft 2 into a multiplayer online RPG.

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"Good for them! It says they have Blizzard's blessing so yeah, I don't think they'd have a lot ..."

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StarCraft 2 celebrates 3rd birthday by unlocking races for Starters

By Steve Watts, Jul 23, 2013 4:15pm PDT

StarCraft 2 is turning three years old, and Blizzard is unlocking all the races for the Starter edition and granting 25% more XP to celebrate.

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StarCraft 2 now allows 'spawning' for friends without game

By John Keefer, Jun 05, 2013 2:45pm PDT

Blizzard has been allowing players to get a limited StarCraft 2 experience for free for quite some time now with its Starter Edition, but now players who don't want to shell out cash for the full game can get an upgraded experience as long as they have a friend who isn't so ...

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"this would be great for my poor ass lol. Been hoping to pick up HOTS since it was released, pro ..."

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Celebrate StarCraft's 15th birthday with retro portraits for SC2

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 31, 2013 7:00am PDT

StarCraft turns 15 today and, to celebrate the big day, Blizzard will hand out special retro portraits to StarCraft II players. The faces from the original game's box art, once so fiercesome and stunningly realistic but now a bit goofy and so plainly CG, can grace your SC pr...

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"^ also can't understand the obsession with people "doing it wrong" if they play it how they want ..."

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm sells 1.1 million copies in 48 hours

By John Keefer, Mar 21, 2013 12:15pm PDT

We knew StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm would be a hot commodity when it was released, given its near fanatical multiplayer and eSports following. Blizzard confirmed just how hot the title was today, announcing that the game had sold about 1.1 million copies in the first 48 ...

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"Because the problem isn't the number of accounts, it's the number of accounts all wanting to ..."

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer tips: the Terrans

By Andrew Groen, Mar 21, 2013 10:45am PDT

Today's StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer tips focus on playing the Zerg.

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"For one the maps are great. New unit(s) change(s) a lot in how you play each race in different ..."

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StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void to have 'Seven Samurai' elements

By John Keefer, Mar 20, 2013 1:00pm PDT

With StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm already bringing out the aggressive nature of the Zerg, Blizzard has started to turn its attention to the final chapter in the trilogy, Legacy of the Void. The theme of that last installment--focused on the Protoss--can probably be best s...

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"yeah we havent seen the protoss really in any highres stuff other than zeratuel fighting ..."

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer tips: the Zerg

By Andrew Groen, Mar 20, 2013 10:30am PDT

Today's StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer tips focus on playing the Zerg.

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Heart of the Swarm multiplayer tips: learn the skills

By Andrew Groen, Mar 19, 2013 10:30am PDT

Over the next few days we will be offering StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer tips. Today, we offer basic skills needed to be able to...

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"This and stuff like SimCity (lol) are one of the only reasons it kind of sucks sometimes having ..."

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm bringing out 'super aggressive play'

By John Keefer, Mar 18, 2013 4:10pm PDT

Since StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm launched last week, Blizzard has been closely monitoring the multiplayer experience and the the pro-player matches. While some competitors have changed up their style of play, "nobody is close to figuring the game out yet."

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer review: push the tempo

By Andrew Groen, Mar 18, 2013 9:00am PDT

Is Heart of the Swarm the Brood War of StarCraft 2? It's going to take years before we have any idea if it will live up to that daunting legacy, but it's off to a good start. At the very least this provides a great boost to the community as we begin the long wait for the nex...

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"I have an engineer on my team that's working full time, working on his Master's degree and still ..."

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm single-player review: killer Kerrigan

By John Keefer, Mar 15, 2013 11:30am PDT

StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm is a more than competent followup to Wings of Liberty. The game stays true to the RTS basics Blizzard has established and has become so popular in the series, with new units and a varied evolution system that allows for multiple replays. If yo...

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"Did Metzen touch the story? Why do Blizzard keep letting him anywhere near writing? He's awful ..."

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