StarCraft Series News


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...


"I'm considering converting to some sort of religion, any religion will do actually, in the hopes ..."

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Analyst: StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm likely delayed to 2013

By John Keefer, Jul 31, 2012 9:30am PDT

In preparation for Activision Blizzard's Q1 earnings report on Thursday, Cowan & Company analyst Doug Creutz expects Blizzard may delay StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm to 2013.


"SC2 Heart of the Swarm! Anyone else worried this is going to be no better than Wings of ..."

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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.


"I expected the same old, "Ohh, you know, it is what it is, but it's not a good match for our ..."

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Starcraft: Ghost 'just as likely' as Lost Vikings 3, says Blizzard

By Steve Watts, Jun 19, 2012 8:45am PDT

Starcraft 2 lead designer Dustin Browder says no one at Blizzard ever talks about bringing back Starcraft: Ghost, making its revival "just as likely" as Lost Vikings 3.


"Haha, aw.. fanboy is fanboy. Let me drill it down for you: It hurts Blizzard if people don't ..."

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm matches shown

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 11, 2012 7:30am PDT

Blizzard is showing off the StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm expansion in a 24-minute demonstration match, with the Protoss and Zerg both showing off their new units.


"It might use its wings to generate a huge amount of thrust in the opposite direction."

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New Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm units revealed

By John Keefer, Jun 08, 2012 4:00pm PDT

With StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm rapidly approaching beta later this summer, Blizzard showed off some of the game's new units.


"Pretty much yeah! I kinda favored the DoW original over C&C but the concept is the same."

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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.


"Dunno. I hit the big Protoss base defense mission and stopped playing, since I don't ..."

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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."


"worked for me. did it directly from i was amused."

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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.


"By the way ... this is what the community was waiting for over a year"

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Blizzard planning six 'proven' releases by 2014

By Steve Watts, Sep 09, 2011 9:45am PDT

Blizzard is planning to release six "proven" products over the next three years: two StarCraft games, two WoW expansions, Diablo 3, and a Diablo expansion.


"i know the feeling.. Blizz WoW's me every day and yet im consistently depressed."

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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.


"The starter edition is fine. Activision is moving on to a more standardized business model. ..."

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