Tag Archives: starcraft
Wed, May 27, 2009 | 16:39 BST
Echoes of War, the collection of music from Blizzard games performed by the Eminence Symphony Orchestra, has been reprinted and released with a new limited-time price.
The two-disc collection includes music from Warcraft III, World of Warcraft, Wrath of the Lich King, StarCraft, StarCraft II, Diablo II, Diablo III, and StarCraft: Ghost.
Bonus tracks feature music arranged by Shadow of the Colossus composer, Kow Otani.
A three-disc limited edition is also available and if you pre-order the standard set, you will get a $5 discount.
More through the link.
Sat, May 16, 2009 | 21:09 BST
The first batch of BlizzCon 09 tickets sold out within minutes of going up for sale.
Not really surprising, is it?
The second batch is set to go up May 30. If you didn’t get yours today, you can always try again then.
Best of luck.
Sat, May 16, 2009 | 15:40 BST
This is just a friendly reminder, to those planning on attending BlizzCon this year, that tickets go on sale today at 10:00am PST (1:00pm EST).
The event takes place at Anaheim Convention Center in Los Angeles on August 21, and of you haven’t set up a Battle.net account, you need to do so now.
Should you miss out, a second batch will be up for grabs on May 30.
Hit the link for more details.
Tue, Apr 21, 2009 | 16:07 BST
The three largest Chinese StarCraft II fansites are reporting that a beta for the long-awaited sequel will launch sometime before May.
Each site has apparently been given keys to give away, starting as early as this week.
Each site is officially approved by Blizzard, one site’s community manager claimed during an interview, and the news supposedly came straight from Blizzard’s Representative Office in China.
Now, before you get too excited, remember that we have received no official word from Blizzard on this – so stay calm. Take it as a rumor, or bad translation, until we hear otherwise. We don’t want you to pop an artery for no good reason.
Read the full thing through the link.
Sat, Mar 14, 2009 | 23:17 GMT
Blizzard’s first ever global writing contest has gone into effect, with the lucky winner getting invited to the company’s headquarters in California.
If you’re feeling creative, write up a piece of fan fiction up to 10,000 words long pertaining to one of Blizzard’s three main franchises, submit it and cross your fingers.
“Whether you conjure stories in your free time or write for a living, you’re encouraged to participate,” says Blizzard.
“This contest is open to entrants from around the world, and will be judged by Blizzard Entertainment’s own writers and masters of lore.”
The winner gets a free trip to the studios, a meeting with Blizzard lore staff, taken to dinner and handed a Frostmourne sword of their very own.
Seven runners-up win packages containing signed copies of novels Diablo Archive, StarCraft Archive, Warcraft Archive, and the Warcraft War of the Ancients Archive.
Extra details and legal stuff can be found here.
Thu, Mar 12, 2009 | 21:38 GMT
Professional Warcraft gamer Jae Ho ‘Moon’ Jang has signed a three-year deal with Korean gaming league WeMade FOX worth 700,000,000 won ($473,037).
Previously a member of Warcraft and Starcraft team Meet Your Makers, Moon is please to be playing back home again.
“I am honored to play for a Korea professional gaming team for Koreans. As setting good circumstance of playing, I will give everything to my fans and FOX team by winning lots of titles in 2009,” he said.
This deal makes the 22-year-old the highest-paid professional Warcraft III player and the second highest paid e-Sports player in Korea.
Tue, Mar 03, 2009 | 23:19 GMT
AT&T has renewed its contract to host Blizzard’s online titles – including Diablo II, StarCraft and World of Warcraft – for the next two years.
The company’s hosted WoW and the Battle.net service for Blizzard for the past nine years.
“We’ve been pleased with AT&T’s service over the years, and we’re confident in their ability to continue to provide the quality support we need,” said Blizzard COO Paul Sams.
“This renewed agreement allows us to stay completely focused on our games while AT&T applies its hosting expertise to help us offer the speed, reliability and security our players expect.”
Press release after the break.
Wed, Nov 12, 2008 | 07:00 GMT
Blizzard’s issued a statement confirming the axing of 350,000 accounts from Battle.Net which were found to be using “third-party hacks” in StarCraft and Diablo II.
“The Diablo II CD keys associated with the closed Diablo II accounts are now restricted from playing on Battle.net for approximately 30 days,” said the firm.
“Repeat offenders will have their accounts closed and their CD keys permanently banned from Battle.net.
“As a reminder, we reserve the right to close the accounts and ban the CD keys of players who are caught cheating on Battle.net. Cheating ruins the game experience for legitimate players, and we will not tolerate it.”
Full thing after the link. Thanks, Kotaku.
Wed, Apr 02, 2008 | 06:06 BST
StarCraft was ten years old yesterday, and to celebrate Blizzard’s posted a retrospective of the perennial RTS. You need to read this. It’s as close to “important” as it gets in the world of videogames.
The year of its release, more than 1.5 million copies of StarCraft were sold around the world, making it the bestselling PC game of 1998. To date, it has sold more than 9.5 million copies worldwide. A considerable number of those copies have been sold in South Korea, where the game continues to enjoy unprecedented levels of popularity.
Augmented with the essential Brood War expansion pack, StarCraft remains one of the most popular online games in the world. Its legacy as a cornerstone Blizzard Entertainment franchise as well as a classic of the real-time strategy genre was recently brought back into focus with the announcement of StarCraft II.
StarCraft, we salute you. Happy birthday.