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

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

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

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

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