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 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 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, 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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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 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 March 8th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Apparently, icyHell and a whole bunch of other customers’ websites from DreamHost (my web hosting company) were hacked. The hack injected every PHP file with a base 64-encoded code that redirected all visitors to a different website. I have just finished re-uploading a brand new copy of this website to the server. If there is anything that isn’t working, please post about it in the comments! Thank you.

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 January 22nd, 2012 at 1:16 pm

HuskyStarcraft has posted a video up showing that it is possible to stack Siege Tanks, as well as other units like Thors, by dropping them in tight spaces with Medivacs. This was originally discovered by DerNalia, who was a victim of this attack in a game, and had posted a screenshot of it on the reddit StarCraft forums. Blizzard will likely fix this bug in an upcoming patch, as they have done so with these types of exploits in Brood War.

HuskyStarcraft has also made a 2nd video showing tank-stacking with buildings here.

Big update: HuskyStarcraft has posted a 3rd video of the same bug, but this time some people have figured out how to get the tanks to fall off the edge of the cliff and move around at the bottom of the map! Check out the exploit in the video below:

Posted by on November 24th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

I just realized that I haven’t uploaded Monikon’s Mini StarCraft to icyHell yet. In the previous posts about this, I just linked to the creator’s webpage. However, that website is gone now, thus I will host the file here for everyone to download.

For those who don’t know about this yet, this is a very small version of StarCraft Brood War that can be put in your USB drive so you can take StarCraft wherever you go! You can even play on if you use a valid CD-key.

Click here to download from minus.

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 November 1st, 2011 at 12:48 am

Sorry to everyone who had been trying to access over the past 2 weeks. A bunch of files got infected with some malicious code and Firefox/Google had blocked people from visiting this site. I have hopefully cleaned up everything, and this problem should not happen again. has been resubmitted to Google for a review, and I think they will remove us as an Attack Page in a few days.

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.