First Three Blizzard-designed StarCraft 2 Custom Games Go Live

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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, respectively, the new game modes can be found by navigating to the custom game area after logging into StarCraft 2. The new modes are all in beta status, and, per the usual, Blizzard is soliciting feedback from the community.

Aiur Chef (inspired by TV show Iron Chef) is a "Free For All" collection/cooking game mode for up to 8 players. StarJeweled is strategy/puzzle mash-up that blends StarCraft with Bejeweled-like, match-three gameplay for up to four players, with the ability to take on the AI cooperatively or solo, or compete against other players. The third custom game type is Left 2 Die, an "Endless Night" co-op mode for up to two players that has you defending your base from the undead at night, while building up defenses and venturing out to destroy infected territory during the day.

Head on over to our StarCraft 2 custom maps preview from BlizzCon for a more detailed breakdown of the custom games that are now available for testing and feedback.

From The Chatty
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    January 25, 2011 4:47 PM

    Left 2 die. I would lol if valve got mad at them for the name :P... as blizz to world of starcraft

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      January 25, 2011 6:54 PM

      ^This

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      January 25, 2011 7:44 PM

      or PopCap for "StarJeweled".

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        January 25, 2011 8:21 PM

        Blizz and Popcap already worked together for the 2 popcap addons for wow, and popcap made a wow peggle for windows, and there is a plants vs zombies quest in wow too. So popcap isnt going to be mad at all.
        And Valve is going to copy dota exactly as it is in warcraft 3 to the source engine, with better graphics, so it wont be a good thing for them to get upset about it. They are even conserving the dota name.

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      January 25, 2011 9:52 PM

      The problem was "World of Starcraft" includes the name of one of Blizzards game's. Left 2 die is similar but doesn't contain the name of Valve's game.

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      January 25, 2011 11:44 PM

      Tbh Valve just copyrighted the term "DotA" so...if they called Blizz out on this...well...3 words for ya :- Kettle, Pot, Black.