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  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swarm

    Jeff Cork, Ben Hanson, and myself sat down today to dig into Heart of the Swarm following my recent review of the game . We dive into one of the early campaign missions, and discuss the cool features on display in Blizzard’s new expansion. We also jump around in the later section of the video and... More
  • Blog Post: The Pillars of eSports

    Last week, we discussed what the term eSports meant and made a case for why people might enjoy it. This week, we talk about the core games and franchises that make up the eSports scene. Just as traditional sports include different games like football, baseball, and hockey, eSports are comprised of many... More
  • Blog Post: Balancing Starcraft And The Lessons For Heart Of The Swarm

    On top of creating an entirely new campaign and new multiplayer units for Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm, Blizzard has to monitor and tweak the heavily-played Wings of Liberty multiplayer balance. Starcraft II production director Chris Sigaty says that the team has learned a number of lessons from... More
  • Blog Post: Starcraft II's New Units And The Problem With Legacy Of The Void

    The reason that Blizzard gave for Starcraft II being split into three different games is that they wanted to give each race a narrative chance to shine in single-player. Now they are dealing with the repercussions of their decision on the multiplayer side of things. In this interview shot at Anaheim's... More
  • Blog Post: Afterwords: StarCraft II

    “Outstanding. A truly elite title that is nearly perfect in every way.” That’s how the GI review scale describes a game that receives a 10, and it’s also a description that I think fits quite comfortably with StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. But a game of this level of quality... More
  • Blog Post: What’s Next For StarCraft II?

    Some players were disappointed when they first learned that StarCraft II would play out across three distinct games, and particularly that the Protoss and Zerg would play a smaller role in the initial release. Now that the first installment is out, it’s hard to argue with the high quality offering... More
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