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  • StarCraft II given an AO rating in Korea

    The Korean Times has reported that StarCraft II has been given an AO rating in the country.

  • Professional StarCraft players in Korea accused of cheating

    Professional e-sports players in Korea have been accused of match set-ups and illegal betting through StarCraft. Celebrity player sAviOr, Ja Mae Yoon, is one such player being accused.

  • Russian StarCraft II players to be charged online fees

    Those that live in Russia and want to play StarCraft II’s multiplayer online will be required to pay a monthly fee for the service along with adhering to some connection restrictions.

  • Blizzard handing out StarCraft II Beta keys on Facebook

    Those who’ve been itching to get a StarCraft II Beta key, but have yet to get an email from Blizzard so glorious that Gregorian Chants fill the air when you open it, can now try their luck over on Facebook.

  • StarCraft II Beta patch includes gameplay changes and additions

    Blizzard has released the sixth patch for its StarCraft II Beta, and it includes gameplay changes and additions.

  • Move precise enough to play Starcraft, says Sony

    So just how good is PlayStation Move? According to SCEA’s Anton Mikhailov, it’s so good, it can play Starcraft on PC.

  • PC spec requirements revealed for StarCraft II [UPDATE]

    Update: Blizzard has now removed the specs page from it’s European Support Page, citing the specs as being inaccurate. Christ. Blizzard – you’re killing us here. Seriously. Original: Blizzard has revealed the system requirements and recommendations for StarCraft II over on its European support site (via IncGamers).

  • StarCraft II release to have both Mac and PC version on disc

    According to a Blizzard Q&A over on the forums, upon release, the StarCraft II DVD will contain both the PC and Mac versions of the game.

  • Blizzard game add-on take-up "well above" 50%, says Pardo

    “Well over” half of World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Warcraft III players buy add-ons for the games, Blizzard design boss Rob Pardo has told VG247. “I don’t know the numbers off the top of my head, but I know that back when you look at Brood War and Frozen Throne, we had well above 50 […]

  • Blizzard soundtrack Echoes of War re-released with discount

    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 […]

  • First batch of BlizzCon tickets sold out, no shocker really

    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.

  • Reminder: BlizzCon 09 tickets go on sale today

    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 account, you need to do so now. Should […]

  • Rumor: China to get StarCraft II beta before May

    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 […]

  • Blizzard contest will hand out awards for best fan fiction

    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 […]

  • Warcraft 3 champ signs $500k gaming contract

    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. […]

  • AT&T and Blizzard renew hosting vows

    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 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 […]

  • Blizzard bans 350,000 cheaters from Battle.Net

    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 for approximately 30 days,” said the firm. “Repeat offenders will have […]

  • StarCraft celebrates tenth birthday

    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 […]

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