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  • Blog Post: StarCraft II Gets Unlimited Trial In Place Of Demo

    When StarCraft II came out last year, it arrived with a small timed demo that gave potential players a small taste of the game. Now Blizzard has taken inspiration from what they already did with World of Warcraft , launching the StarCraft II Starter Edition. The StarCraft II Starter Edition gives any... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Celebrates 20 Years By Playing StarCraft II At NASDAQ

    Blizzard is going all out for its 20th anniversary. First it posted a lengthy documentary about its history, and now the founders took over NASDAQ to play their own games. The picture above features Blizzard cofounders Frank Pearce and Mike Morhaime playing a game of StarCraft II at the NASDAQ Marketsite... More
  • Blog Post: StarCraft II 1.1 Patch Coming Next Week

    Not content with putting out an awesome game, Blizzard has announced that it is releasing Patch 1.1 this upcoming Tuesday. Among other things, the patch addresses some balancing issues, adds some new hotkey functionality, and includes support for NVIDIA's 3D Vision, and more. For more on Starcraft... More
  • Blog Post: StarCraft II Locking Out Some Gamers Due To Bug, Not Policy Change

    A minor furor has erupted online in the last few days over some gamers being unable to play StarCraft II in offline mode even after authenticating their game with Blizzard's Battle.net service. Blizzard has always said that players should be able to get a 30-day "grace period" in which... More
  • Blog Post: Upload A Wang To Battle.net, Get It Deleted

    Blizzard is fessing up to deleting custom StarCraft II maps published to Battle.net in its official forums . The stated policy basically says that Blizzard can and will do what it wants with your maps (and the EULA for StarCraft II goes so far as to claim that all maps made with the editor are straight... More
  • Blog Post: StarCraft II: Micromanagement 101

    A lot of people get scared when the ominous specter of micromanagement in a real-time strategy game is invoked. It sounds a lot harder than it is, though, and these simple tips can elevate your game. In the interests of clarity I'm going to focus on Terran units here, but the concepts are just as... More
  • Blog Post: StarCraft II Has Lots Of Credits (Video)

    As I was soothed by the sweet sounds of Level 800 Elite Tauren Chieftain rocking out with "Terran Up The Night," it struck me that I had been watching these credits roll for three minutes. On fast forward. Blizzard's in-house metal band and their horrific puns aside, the credits for StarCraft... More
  • Blog Post: StarCraft II Campaign Reactions

    The galaxy is saved! Kind of. Having completed the single-player campaign in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, I have marshaled my thoughts (sans spoilers) for deployment to you all. Let’s get one thing out of the way right off the bat: This is a complete game. If your nerdrage is engaged over this... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Confirms StarCraft II Overheating Bug

    Anyone else have StarCraft II try to melt their hardware? Blizzard admits that it's a known issue and has a fix for you. Apparently , the game's menu screens aren't framerate-limited. This means that when there's nothing else going on, your graphics hardware renders the bejeezus out of... More
  • Blog Post: StarCraft II: Macro 101

    As I make my way through StarCraft II , a bunch of less-than-obvious tricks help me get the most out of my economy. How many of these do you already know? The pros out there will laugh at the obviousness of it all (to them), but these simple techniques will improve your game in both single- and multiplayer... More
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