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Blizzard drops StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty to $20 until March 12

Blizzard is selling the first part of its three-pronged assault of a sequel, StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, for half-off until March 12. You can get the game through Battle.net right now for $20. Wings of Liberty focuses on the Terran faction (see: future humans) on the single-player campaign,...

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Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm public beta ends March 1

If you've been enjoying the StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm public beta, then we're afraid we've got some bad news – it all comes to an end on March 1. Blizzard has announced the end of the open beta, which concludes just under two weeks prior to the launch of StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm...

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Blizzard's Project Blackstone is a Heart of the Swarm viral campaign

Blizzard Entertainment registered a site called ProjectBlackstone.com late last year, and fans wondered if maybe it might be related to the mysterious upcoming Blizzard project code-named Titan. But no such luck, it seems: The domain went live this week and, soon after that, some crafty Redditors...

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm cinematic intro lives up to Blizzard's pedigree

Blizzard does like to put on a big show with its opening cinematics, and this one for StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm is no exception. The expansion arrives on March 12, but in the meantime you can check out Mike Schramm's recent hands-on preview....

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Mission to evolve StarCraft 2 with 'Heart of the Swarm'

It was nearly five years ago now that we heard Starcraft 2 wouldn't be one game, but three: The long awaited sequel would become a trilogy, cemented into a three-year release schedule, with each iteration following a new race in the series. Though Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty arrived to critical...

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm set for March 12, says Battle.net [update: confirmed]

StarCraft 2 expansion Heart of the Swarm deploys on March 12, 2013, according to a listing on Battle.net. There isn't an official announcement yet, but the digital purchase page for StarCraft 2 indicates Heart of the Swarm will be "available for play" on said date. The second expansion, combined...

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StarCraft 2 beta getting multiplayer XP progression system

The StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm beta is still ongoing, and Blizzard has posted a preview of a new leveling feature coming soon to the game-in-progress. Blizzard's adding a progression system to the multiplayer mode, in which players will earn experience, on a race-by-race basis, as they play in...

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Blizzard looking at F2P for StarCraft 2 multiplayer

Blizzard is "looking at free-to-play as an option" for the game's multiplayer mode, StarCraft 2 Lead Designer Dustin Browder said at the Valencia eSports Congress panel. The free-to-play model brought its share of concerns for Browder as well. "We don't know how we would monetize it," he said....

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm beta starts sticking out feelers

Blizzard is gradually rolling out the beta for StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, starting with a select few from the pro-gaming and shoutcasting communities, Arcade contest winners and games press. And because there is no NDA with this latest beta test, participants can stream and capture footage as...

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PSA: StarCraft 2's 'Arcade' update now live

StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty has been patched to version 1.5.0 today, the big "Arcade" update that adds new UI elements and functionality to the eSports poster child. Basically there are now two big buttons on the front screen. Hiding behind the "Arcade" button is a list of custom game modes that...

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