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Fans watched 2.4 billion hours of eSports in 2013

Got some spare time on your hands? Apparently so, according to a recently-unveiled report from IHS Technology, which claims that people tuned into eSports-themed video programming for a total of 2.4 billion hours in 2013. Just in case that slipped by, that's billion. With a B. Which is roughly...

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Blizzard rings in April Fool's with faux fisticuffs, Flappy Bird spoof

Blizzard Entertainment has long had a reputation for its meticulously crafted April Fools' Day gags, and this year, instead of a sole punchline, the company is offering the willingly gullible a trio of faux announcements. For instance, it has been revealed that the next segment of the...

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Blizzcon virtual tickets on sale

Don't fret if you missed out on tickets for Blizzcon 2013, because it's the future(!) and you can still attend virtually. A virtual ticket, going for $40, grants access to streams of all the panels and events taking place at Anaheim on November 8 and 9, meaning you can watch every Diablo, Warcraft,...

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StarCraft Universe Kickstarter ends at nearly $85,000

For those who haven't been keeping up with it, it might be hard to wrap your brain around StarCraft Universe. It's a StarCraft MMO that's actually a mod of StarCraft 2. Oh, and it's not being made by Blizzard ... but it has been sanctioned by Blizzard. And it just raked in almost $85,000 on...

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StarCraft MMO invades Kickstarter for funding

A StarCraft 2 mod that turns the much-beloved sci-fi RTS into a World of Warcraft-like MMORPG has launched on Kickstarter. StarCraft Universe, previously known as World of StarCraft, will allow players to create a character and log in to an alternate-history StarCraft universe, where dark forces...

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Blizzard WCS app acts as free guide to Starcraft 2 World Championships

If you're settling in to watch the Starcraft 2 World Championships from today's menu of live gaming, Blizzard has released the free Blizzard WCS app to help iOS users follow every aspect of the tournament. Blizzard WCS acts as a central hub for all eSports news pertaining to Starcraft 2. The...

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StarCraft 2 adds 'spawning' system (it's not as gross as it sounds)

Blizzard has instituted a spawning system in StarCraft 2, granting free access to gameplay features when moochers party up with players who have purchased the game. When you jump into multiplayer, you play the most current version of the game owned by at least one person in the party. If you...

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm infects 1.1 million in 48 hours

StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, the second salvo in Blizzard Entertainment's three-pronged sequel to the beloved RTS, has managed to entice 1.1 million gamers in its first 48 hours. The 1.1 million figure accounts for sales across both retail and digital. Predecessor StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty...

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm review: Zerg rushing towards resolution

In music theory, there's a series of notes called a tritone interval. (I'm a writer and a Rock Band player, not a musician, so bear with me, band members.) The tritone consists of three different whole tones: The first sets the stage, marks the spot on the musical scale that our ear can attune...

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm server start times

StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm launches tomorrow, and in the interest of its international fanbase Blizzard has provided a handy list of server activation times (i.e. when you can connect and start playing), broken down by region. You'll find the list after the break. If you're playing StarCraft...

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