StarCraft and longtime esports fans got a rare treat this weekend: an English-language cast of a major StarCraft: Brood War final between two of the game’s biggest stars. In its heyday, Brood War was practically a Korean national pastime, with finals selling-out huge arenas and major corporations sponsoring some of…
It’s made using StarCraft II’s map editor, but the only things that reminds us of StarCraft in Dwarven Combat are the floor tiles and maybe the chat. Everything else is based around dwarves (who are drunk, of course) fighting each other.
Protoss veteran MC proved once again he’s not just a good player, but one of the most entertaining figures of the StarCraft community.
There’s been a running joke among Heroes of the Storm players about what happened to the snazzy-looking Vulture mount. Blizzard announced it in September, but never released it. Did it disappear? We wondered. Was it incurably bugged? Today Blizzard confirmed the mount does still exist, but getting it will cost you.
In the ‘80s and ‘90s professional gaming was a pipedream for a few quixotic kids. At the highest of highs you might best the competition on Starcade and take home your very own personal computer. You didn’t get rich. Even Billy Mitchell, perhaps the most famous arcade player of all time, who’s held world records in…
One of the very first, and very best, pro StarCraft players called it quits this week, ending his nine-year run in the game’s eSports circuit. And while he’s still only 23 years old, he’s been competing in StarCraft tournaments since he was fourteen.
Today in Sweden, the organization DreamHack hosted the first professional tournament for the recently released StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, and it led to some genuinely fantastic games. Who says StarCraft II is dead? Nobody, anymore. Probably.
StarCraft isn’t the only place where you can get supply capped. It can happen with LEGO too. Cecilie Fritzvold made a miniature Protoss base with pretty much every building inside, except the most basic ones: pylons.
Some cosplay photographers like to go nuts in photoshop, moving beyond simple image correction and into the realms of stuff like fake fireballs and lens flare. Me, I like things the old-fashioned way.
Pretty impressive from a “retired” player who no longer participates in tournaments and only plays and streams StarCraft II for fun. But hey it’s MC, one of the best Protoss players in the world. New units? New gameplay mechanics? It certainly doesn’t matter to him, as this recently recorded replay proves.
How to review a game like StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void? Where do you even start? Do you try to figure out how it fits into today’s landscape of competitive multiplayer games? Do you ask whether it makes for a worthy conclusion to the story that began nearly 17 years ago? Do you just say whether or not it’s fun?
One of the missions in Legacy of the Void’s campaign is on a forest moon called “Endion” and it involves shield generators and orbital battle stations. Sounds familiar? It’s also a game made by Blizzard, and they love hiding easter eggs everywhere, so Ewoks from Return of the Jedi just fit perfectly.
In July of 2010, Blizzard released StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty with promises that the next two parts of the trilogy would be out soon. Five and a half years later, “soon” has finally arrived.
Shortly after Blizzcon 2015 ended, Blizzard added three playable characters to its excellent new shooter Overwatch. Most of the hype is centered around the pro gamer-turned-mech pilot “D. Va,” which makes sense, since she fights with a gigantic friggin’ mech that’s bright pink. Awesome.
Tonight, former StarCraft pro NaDa had the most fitting wedding ceremony you could imagine: at the Legacy of the Void launch party.
At BlizzCon, not even Hydralisks get to jump the line. Here is a truly inspired piece of BlizzCon cosplay, a Hydralisk from StarCraft. Go below for more images and some video.
Blizzard’s team-based shooter is now in beta, and those who played on the Japanese-themed map Hanamura, could discover a location with a bunch of silly arcade cabinets.
Cannon rushing, a popular early game tactic, was just the beginning. With a patch already out and Legacy of the Void on the horizon, get ready for even more aggressive Protoss, rushing and beating you with the most basic thing they can build: Pylons.