StarCraft

StarCrafts 2016 Halloween special out now Okay, so if you’re familiar with Carbot Animation’s StarCrafts series, you probably already know about their tradition of Halloween specials dating back to 2012. I’m not going to lie — I have absolutely no idea what’s going on in these shorts. I mean, I get the general gist of it. They’re having Halloween hijinks and...

Mega cute StarCraft mod from Carbots is live If you enjoy Carbots’ StarCrafts series, I have good news for you: the art style has now been ported to StarCraft 2 via a mod. This means you can enjoy waging a brutal war against your enemies… only as cute cartoon characters. So cute. Even if you don’t own StarCraft 2, you can download the...




American wins Korean StarCraft 2 Championship In the wee hours of the morning, history was being made in Seoul, South Korea. Neeb, an eighteen year old American, defeated Trap to take home the gold in the StarCraft 2 2016 KeSPA Cup. This is Neeb’s first major tournament win. This is also the first time a foreigner has won a StarCraft 2 tournament...

Know Your Lore: The legacy of Chris Metzen Earlier this week, Chris Metzen announced his retirement from Blizzard. He’s worn a lot of hats over the last twenty-three years with the company. Out of all those hats, the one he wore best of all was the one that had him spinning and shaping stories for every franchise Blizzard Entertainment has. It might seem...

StarCraft 2 co-op commander Alarak and multiplayer changes Starcraft II is set to introduce some changes to how Legacy of the Void multiplayer works. These extensive changes are followed by news today of new Co-op Commander Alarak, an addition to last year’s Co-op Missions. Alarak is also coming to Heroes of the Storm as part of the new StarCraft 2 themed Machines of...

Breakfast Topic: Are you playing Nova Covert Ops? When the Nova Covert Ops missions for StarCraft 2 were announced last BlizzCon, I wanted to like them. Really, I did. A nine-mission trip into the long-lost world of StarCraft: Ghost? Sign me up! But the initial three-mission pack was fairly short. And then it was four months until the second three-mission pack arrived. And now...




StarCraft Universe celebrates open beta with a Blizzard-level cinematic It’s rare that you watch a fan-made production and confuse it for the real deal, but that’s exactly what happened when I watched the cinematic trailer for StarCraft Universe, the mod for StarCraft 2 that’s less a mod and more an entire game within a game. For those unfamiliar, StarCraft Universe is intended as a...

StarCraft 2 Nova
StarCraft: New Nova Covert Ops mission this August If you’ve been wondering where the next Nova Covert Ops mission was after the first one debuted back in March, you can finally relax. The StarCraft Twitter just told us it’s August 2nd for your next look inside the world of November Terra, Ghost.



Breakfast Topic: Why aren’t you playing StarCraft 2’s co-op? One of the things I’ve come to realize about StarCraft 2 lately is that Blizzard — outside of the occasional side-stories — seems to be putting the game’s future primarily in the hands of its co-op mode. For example, the most recent two patches have all been about adding more to co-op (well, and emoji but...

StarCraft visual novel prequel tells the story of Brood War esports A visual novel about playing competitive StarCraft? When we first heard about SC2VN, a story about the StarCraft 2 esports scene, we weren’t quite sure what to make of it. But after its release on Steam, the game’s behind the scenes look at professional eSports earned plenty of praise. And when we sat down with its creators...

Buy Legacy of the Void this weekend, get Heart of the Swarm free If you haven’t caught up with the StarCraft 2 trilogy, this might be a good time: If you purchase Legacy of the Void through Battle.net before April 25, you’ll receive Heart of the Swarm free. This deal is only useful, however, if you already have Wings of Liberty but neither of the other StarCraft 2...

StarCraft: Nova Covert Ops impressions In anticipation for Nova Covert Ops, I played Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void for the first time. During that process, I remembered why I never played beyond Wings of Liberty until now. Even back then, I felt hollow playing through the game’s campaign. The StarCraft franchise, all the way back in...

Breakfast Topic: Will you be playing StarCraft II Nova Covert Ops? I bought StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void after playing through the single player missions of Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm, but somehow never found the interest to play through LotV. That being said, I’m interested in Nova Covert Ops. I enjoy playing Nova in Heroes of the Storm and the single...

StarCraft 2: Nova Covert Ops launch cinematic teases conspiracy StarCraft 2: Nova Covert Ops is set to release the first of three episodes March 29. In preparation, Blizzard has released the mission pack’s launch cinematic which teases the conspiracy afoot. Nova stands accused of treason against the Dominion for crimes she seemingly doesn’t remember committing.

Confirmed, the Zerg Dehaka is heading to Heroes of the Storm We said it was coming, and now it’s been confirmed: Dehaka will be the next character to enter the Heroes of the Storm Nexus. Though Blizzard hasn’t announced a date on Dehaka’s arrival just yet, if the team keeps to the usual three to four week release schedule we’ll see him next week or the...

Dehaka likely the next hero in Heroes of the Storm The Heroes team has been tweeting up a storm of teasers for upcoming content, including the image above. Internet sleuths have already been hard at work trying to determine what these clues mean and have reached conclusions ranging from a raptor mount with complementary Troll hero to a playable Arrakoa to the primal Aerg character Dehaka. Our...