One Part League Of Legends, One Part StarCraft. Wait, What? 

From Namco Bandai's official announcement, "Set in the distant, space-faring future Supernova takes an innovative approach to the multiplayer online battle arena genre by adding real-time strategy elements." That's kind of like innovating a peanut butter sandwich by adding jelly. » 2/28/15 12:00pm 2/28/15 12:00pm

Please, Blizzard, Make Another Warcraft RTS

Blizzard gave Warcraft fans one hell of a nostalgia trip earlier this month when it debuted the cinematic trailer for Warlords of Draenor. But much like the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion that Blizzard was teasing, the video only took gamers so far down memory lane: » 8/25/14 6:30pm 8/25/14 6:30pm

The Year In StarCraft II

Esports and StarCraft II in particular had a pretty cool and eventful year. Here's a clip, edited by YouTuber Soohyung Kim, with all the memorable matches and moments from this year's streams from MLG, the World Championship Series and other tournaments. » 12/23/13 5:00pm 12/23/13 5:00pm

"Warcraft RTS: Alliance and Horde"—which one modder, tired of waiting 10 years for Warcraft IV, quit his job to build—just got its 1.0 release. Made with the StarCraft II editor, it's a richly detailed mod that returns the series to its long-forgotten RTS roots. Lots of details and screens here. » 10/30/13 11:00am 10/30/13 11:00am

You Won't Believe One Person Created This Whole Game

Universum: War Front is an incredibly ambitious game. It's a combination of real-time strategy, MOBA, role-playing game and third-person shooter, set in a wholly original universe. Impressive, moreso when you realize everything you see and hear in the video is the work of one guy. » 10/07/13 4:00pm 10/07/13 4:00pm

Cavemania Is A Grab Bag of Genres in Casual Game Form

What happens when you take a real time strategy game and an RPG, and wrap it all up in the package of a casual match three game? A huge stinking mess without a clear direction—at least that's what I imagined when I was told about Cavemania. After taking my time with the game, I have to say, I'm impressed. » 9/23/13 7:00am 9/23/13 7:00am

StarLicker. They Named This Intriguing Game StarLicker

New York City-based independent developers Heartonomy are bringing a unique sort of multiplayer strategy game to iOS this summer, and for some odd reason they named it StarLicker, which really negates the need for any explanation of gameplay. » 5/29/13 8:00pm 5/29/13 8:00pm

Heart Of The Swarm Is Full Of Easter Eggs And Video Game References

Like all Blizzard games, the recently-released StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm is swarming with easter aggs and pop culture references. Here are some of the best ones we've found so far. » 3/20/13 4:30pm 3/20/13 4:30pm

This Remake Of The Heart of the Swarm Intro Has The Cuddliest Zerg Ever

After crafting a whole season of short, funny StarCraft cartoons, CarBotAnimations presents a spectacular special episode, remaking the entire cinematic intro of Heart of the Swarm. It still doesn't explain why that Viking had to land to get stomped on by the Ultralisk, but these Zerg units, portrayed as cute little… » 3/13/13 9:20am 3/13/13 9:20am

Heart of the Swarm Has an Official Boy Band Music Video, and It's Not…

In the StarCraft community, making parody music videos has always been a big thing—just look at Husky's Nerd Alert or Temp0. Or New Zealand-based Viva La Dirt League — the closest thing to a StarCraft boy band we'll ever get (though, let's admit, they should be in a higher league) — whose latest video is a really… » 3/12/13 9:20am 3/12/13 9:20am

The Visual Evolution of Sci-Fi Real-Time Strategy Games

StarCraft II's expansion pack, Heart of the Swarm, is already out in some parts of the world, and it's launching tomorrow in North America. To celebrate, let's take the opportunity to examine more than 20 years' worth of real-time strategy history in today's Show Us gallery, and see how much the genre has evolved… » 3/11/13 8:30pm 3/11/13 8:30pm

From the Real-Time Strategy Masters at Petroglyph: A Social Word Game…

Founded in 2003 by the last remaining members of Westwood Studios—fathers of the modern-day real-time strategy game (see Dune II)—Petroglyph Games has spent the past decade continuing to build on that proud RTS tradition. Now the developer has taken an unexpected turn towards mobile social games, to Coin a Phrase. » 1/16/13 4:25pm 1/16/13 4:25pm

StarCraft II Says It's Sorry With a Free Name Change for Everyone

Battle.net had hinted at plans for a name-changing service—for a fee—in StarCraft II some time ago but it never materialized. With the paid name-change option deprioritized and unlikely to happen anytime soon, Battle.net is saying sorry by giving everyone a free name-change. » 1/12/13 2:00pm 1/12/13 2:00pm

Eleven Years Later, at Long Last, Cortex Command has Launched

Cortex Command began life as the project of a Swedish high school student. That high schooler has now turned 30, gotten married, moved to the United States and become a citizen. And, at long last, he's launched his game. » 9/29/12 4:00pm 9/29/12 4:00pm

This New XCOM: Enemy Unknown Trailer Puts All the Pressure on You,…

Sure, lots of other games make you responsible for saving the world but this new "Casualties of War" teaser for XCOM: Enemy Unknown makes the stakes seem incredibly high and oddly personal. » 8/24/12 9:53am 8/24/12 9:53am

This is the Ultimate Custom Arcade Fight Stick... for StarCraft II

Fighting game fans go great lengths to create their own custom arcade controllers, personalized weapons carved from raw passion to wage a war against all comers. What if the same ingenuity and passion were applied to a non-fighting game like StarCraft II? I think it would go a little something like this. » 7/05/12 4:00pm 7/05/12 4:00pm

Company of Heroes 2 Begins War on Gaming Press

Early this morning a delivery person showed up at my door with shocking news: HITLER BEGINS WAR ON RUSSIA. Either that was the world's most delinquent paper boy, or THQ really wants us to get excited about Company of Heroes 2. » 5/04/12 8:30am 5/04/12 8:30am

Little Empire is a Massively Multiplayer Backstabbing Simulator

Camel Games' high-polished "massively multiplayer online" empire building game Little Empires neatly demonstrates why we should never open ourselves up to the inevitable pain that friendship brings. Pretty heavy for a game with cartoon elves, right? » 1/17/12 9:30am 1/17/12 9:30am

End of Nations Won't Release Until 2012

Though no official release date had been given for the free-to-play MMORTS End of Nations, 2011 had not been ruled out for the game's launch. Developer Trion took that off the table today at the Eurogamer Expo, saying the game will in fact arrive in 2012 and not sooner. » 9/25/11 4:00pm 9/25/11 4:00pm

How a Wish and A 9-Year-Old Led To a Great Game

Tanks and Hovercrafts rage against the evil purple Flamions. Shots are fired on both sides as the player attempts to subdue the oncoming hoard of enemies. Sounds like a fun game, if not a little common in it's setting. But Allied Star Police, and how it came into being, is anything but typical. » 7/21/11 7:30pm 7/21/11 7:30pm