Posted by on September 18th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

TwitchTV is doing a giveaway for 1,000 beta copies of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm! The sweepstakes runs from now until September 24th, and the winners will receive their beta invite in their emails directly from Blizzard on September 28th. If you want to enter to win a key, click here. Good luck!

Posted by on September 5th, 2012 at 10:40 am

Blizzard has released the Heart of the Swarm beta for selected users to play! If you would like to participate, be sure to opt-in for the StarCraft betas in your Battle.net account. Check out this page for some Q&A from Blizzard.

If you would like to download Heart of the Swarm right now, use the links below!

These links are only for people who want to have the game ready to play on their computers. You do need a Battle.net account with the HotS beta to be able to log in. Without the HotS in your account, you’ll only be able to see the log in screen.

Posted by on August 2nd, 2012 at 1:00 am

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty patch 1.5.0 is now live! This patch features significant user interface changes to Battle.net, including the addition of the entirely new Arcade game menu, A new streaming launcher, QuickNav, graphical improvements, new Editor modules, and a number of bug fixes.

Be sure to check out the full patch notes to learn all about the latest changes.

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Source: Battle.net

Posted by on April 27th, 2012 at 11:03 am

Google released an entertaining StarCraft-related easter egg today, for reasons unknown yet. To see it, just go to google.com and search “zerg rush”. Your search results will be attacked by a bunch of “zerglings” which will group up at the end to spell out GG.

Update: There are several sites now saying that a Google spokesperson gave out this quote:

“For n00bs who aren’t as familiar with real-time strategy games, there’s been a zerg rush on your search results page. Because there should always be time to practice your gaming skills, click on the zerg units to defend the results page and try not to get pwned. Then you can share you APM score on Google+. GLHF!”

So apparently you can kill those “zerglings” by clicking on them to get a high score and post on Google+. I read somewhere that this whole thing might have been created to be a promotion for Google+. Anyway, I think it’s pretty cool that Google made something for us StarCraft fans.

Posted by on February 21st, 2012 at 9:46 pm

A new SC2 patch is out today that fixes a bunch of bugs, and also includes a few balance changes. Check out the spoiler below for all the changes.

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Posted by on November 8th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

This patch includes some bug fixes, decreased costs to everything in the Protoss Forge, and the Terran Ghost has a small nerf to its EMP radius.

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Posted by on September 30th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

New SC2 patch came out yesterday, which fixes some bugs:

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty – Patch 1.4.1

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where loading certain DXT textures on custom maps could cause a crash.
  • Fixed an issue where loading corrupted texture files could cause a crash.
  • Fixed an issue where video drivers that do not support certain texture formats could cause a crash.
  • Fixed an issue where a crash could occur when Windows resumes from hibernation mode while the game is running.
  • Fixed an issue which could cause incorrect campaign progression when loading saved campaign made prior to 1.4.0.
  • Fixed slowdowns which could occur when using Razer Spectre mouse.

StarCraft II Editor Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where destroying a Dialog Item of type Edit Box while text is being entered could cause a crash.
  • Fixed an issue where camera rotation behaved improperly when rotation was modified by positive values.

Posted by on September 20th, 2011 at 11:35 am

Blizzard has released a new patch (v1.4.0) for StarCraft 2 today. This update contains a huge list of changes which include user interface changes, unit balancing, bug fixes, and map editor improvements. You can read the whole patch in the spoiler below.

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Posted by on July 31st, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Sorry, I’m a couple days late posting this, but there is a new patch on SC2 that fixes some bugs.

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty – Patch 1.3.6

Bug Fixes

  • General
    • Fixed an issue where using the Fun or Not system would sometimes cause players to be disconnected from the game.
    • Fixed an issue with the “Q” key being unusable in Mac’s French Grid keyboard layout.
  • StarCraft II Editor
    • Fixed an issue that prevents using Value to set Player parameter in the Modify Player Property function.
    • Fixed an issue when using Unit Can Attack Unit Type function that could cause the game to become unresponsive.

Posted by on July 19th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Blizzard released a new patch for StarCraft II today! The biggest change in this version is that the North American and South American servers will now be linked together!

General

  • Players from Latin America and North America will soon be able to play games together, add each other to their in-game friends list, and compete on the same ladder. For more information on region linking, please visit the official community site.
  • Several performance and memory improvements have been made.
  • “Player Left” messages will once again appear in replays.
  • The Hellion’s Infernal Pre-Igniter upgrade icon has been updated (now with more blue flames!).

StarCraft II Editor Improvements

  • UI errors will now go into a newly-created Error Display Message window.
  • Cooldowns shorter than ¼ of a second no longer display on the command card.