Spawning is back in StarCraft II: in other words, if you don't have Blizzard's real-time strategy game but you still want to play it, you can now mooch off a friend online. More info on (and in the video). » 6/04/13 2:30pm 6/04/13 2:30pm

In A World Filled With Cheesy Credits Music, StarCraft II Stands Apart

Last night, after years and years of putting it off, I finally played the final couple of missions in Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Yeah, I know. Hey, I like the game and everything, but I got sidetracked!) » 3/11/13 6:30pm 3/11/13 6:30pm

As Fans Say StarCraft Is Dying, Blizzard Plans Some Big Changes

This November, hundreds will compete in a StarCraft II tournament run by the folks at Major League Gaming. The total prize pool will be $76,000, and the winner will walk away with a cool $25,000. Not bad for a weekend of playing video games. » 10/26/12 9:00am 10/26/12 9:00am

Why StarCraft II Still Doesn't Support Local Multiplayer

In StarCraft, you could play multiplayer games with your friends on local area network connections. In StarCraft II, you can't. It's online or bust. » 6/20/12 4:30pm 6/20/12 4:30pm

StarCraft II Demo Upgraded to StarCraft II: Starter Edition

Still on the fence about StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, Blizzard's spacey real-time strategy game? Maybe the StarCraft II: Starter Edition, the game's revamped demo, is for you. It's the bigger StarCraft II demo that's less restrictive. » 8/03/11 3:40pm 8/03/11 3:40pm

Finally, Somebody Started Building StarCraft Units Out of LEGO

Not only did someone take the time to painstakingly replicate StarCraft's Siege Tank, they actually made it able to change into and out of siege mode. The only thing missing here is... a guide on how to build one. » 4/20/11 2:20pm 4/20/11 2:20pm

The Sacrifices of StarCraft II Made In The Name of Sports

StarCraft II could have been a prettier game, with massive Zerg Ultralisks and screen-filling Protoss Motherships. It could have been stuffed with new units like the Cybercat and Hercules transport ship. Blame designer Dustin Browder and eSports for making StarCraft II what it is: clear, simple, uncertain and a game… » 3/04/11 9:00pm 3/04/11 9:00pm

You Can Now Test A Wacky Trio Of Official StarCraft II Mods

You can now play those official StarCraft II riffs (read: mods) on Bejeweled, Iron Chef and Left 4 Dead. These are just the beta versions, though. Blizzard explains rules and how to access the mods on their blog. » 1/25/11 6:38pm 1/25/11 6:38pm

Somber Sasquatches, Awful Nudity And Other Great Video Game Moments of…

The bodies of dead little boys, the impact of extinction, the vicious torture of two of video game's least likable characters and hundreds of death by spike... these are, strangely, my most memorable video game moments of 2010. » 1/14/11 10:40am 1/14/11 10:40am

StarCraft II's Latest Upgrade Is Huge

Blizzard has released a big update (version 1.20) for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, adding new chat channels, customizable hotkeys, a Master League tier and an "extreme" graphics option. More on balance changes and bug fixes at » 1/11/11 8:30pm 1/11/11 8:30pm

Some StarCraft Player Has The Best Girlfriend Ever

Adrienne Baginski's boyfriend loves StarCraft II. Adrienne Baginski loves him, so she made him the most adorable plush rendition of a Protoss Probe she possibly could for Christmas. Lucky bastard. » 1/05/11 3:20pm 1/05/11 3:20pm

Hell, It's About Time For The StarCraft II Demo

Five months after the release of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, Blizzard has released the real-time strategy game's demo, a chance for those who didn't get caught up in summertime StarCraft hype to try the game for free. » 12/21/10 4:40pm 12/21/10 4:40pm

Two StarCraft II Players Look To Obama For Hope, Change

The Zerg and Protoss player base uses Comedy Central's Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear as a platform to bring sanity to StarCraft II multiplayer. He'll get to it, guys, just like getting Arrested Development back on TV. Thanks, Jordan! » 11/01/10 11:30pm 11/01/10 11:30pm

Blizzard To Release Official StarCraft II Mods 'Left 2 Die,'…

StarCraft II players will get four officially sanctioned mods for the real-time strategy title created by Blizzard, new map types that turn the sci-fi war game into a Bejeweled-like puzzler, a co-op survival game and a DotA-style multiplayer scenario. » 10/22/10 2:30pm 10/22/10 2:30pm

StarCraft II's Next Episode Still A Good 18 Months Out

Blizzard fans are a patient lot, so the gap between StarCraft II's future episodes focusing on the Zerg and Protoss races should be easy going. It's only going to be about 18 more months before we see the next one. » 10/07/10 9:00pm 10/07/10 9:00pm

Blizzard Deploys StarCraft II's First Official Custom Map

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty players shouldn't be wanting for custom-made maps—and wildly different game types—thanks to the game's Galaxy Editor. But an officially released Blizzard-made map is worth getting a little excited about. » 9/08/10 7:40pm 9/08/10 7:40pm

How To Explain StarCraft To FarmVille People

Until that unreal StarCraft FarmVille mod becomes a reality, FarmVille's millions of fans can use this helpful image to understand what in the world this StarCraft II thing is all about. [Via Rafardeon's Soup] » 8/18/10 2:20pm 8/18/10 2:20pm

StarCraft II's Zombie Apocalypse Mod Looks Like A Winner

We've already seen plenty of creative StarCraft II mods change the real-time strategy game into racers, side-scrolling shooters and more. But modder Mads Lund's injection of futuristic, zombie apocalyptic, third-person shooting may be the most promising. » 8/09/10 6:40pm 8/09/10 6:40pm