As Blizzard sunsets StarCraft II, some of its key creators raise cash for a new gaming studio

Even as Blizzard pulls the plug on new updates for its StarCraft II game, nearly a decade after its launch, gaming investors are financing the next new thing coming from key members of the game’

StarCraft II-playing AI AlphaStar takes out pros undefeated

Losing to the computer in StarCraft has been a tradition of mine since the first game came out in 1998. Of course, the built-in “AI” is trivial for serious players to beat, and for years r

StarCraft II will be free to play starting November 14

It was only in April that Blizzard made the original StarCraft free to play, and now the company has done the same for its sequel. StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, which is certainly the most-played rea

Blizzard and DeepMind turn StarCraft II into an AI research lab

Starcraft II has been a target for Alphabet’s DeepMind AI research for a while now – the UK AI company took on Blizzard’s sci-fi strategy game starting last year, and announced plans to

StarCraft is now free, nearly 20 years after its release

Have you always wanted to check out that StarCraft game you'd heard so much about, but somehow managed to go nearly 20 years without buying a copy? Good news! Nearly two decades after its 1998 release

Google and Blizzard team up on a StarCraft made just for AIs

AIs have more or less mastered chess, Go and a number of other highly cerebral games — how will they do on something like StarCraft II, which combines high-level strategy with the need for quick rea

Blizzard’s Final Starcraft II Expansion Lands November 10

In case you were not tuned into the finals of WCS Europe earlier today, Blizzard, a popular gaming company, announced that the final chapter of its Starcraft II will touch down on November 10. The thi

The Estimable @LiquidSnute On The Future Of Starcraft And Being A Pro Gamer

At the IEM San Jose event this weekend, I got the chance to catch up with LiquidSnute, a Starcraft professional gamer who has become well-known in the past year for his in-game skills. Snute plays for

Here’s What Happens When Thousands Of Gamers Pack A Sports Arena To Watch Esports

At an event in San Jose this weekend, TechCrunch went full esports. The confab, the Intel Extreme Master digital tournament, saw professional players from around the world duke it out in League of Leg

Blizzard Wouldn't Mind Seeing James Cameron Direct StarCraft Movie

Is there any other RTS out there that could as easily be made into a movie as <a HREF=""><i>StarCraft</i></a>? Probably not, no. What's slightly more pie-in-the

No Joke: University of Florida Class Called ’21st Century Skills in Starcraft’

<img src="" />Reasonably torn about this next story. There’s an honors class at the University of Florida this semester called “21st Cen

Starcraft 2 digital version now available at [UPDATE]

<img src="" /> It's 60€ in Europe. Costs as much as a console title only this is the digital version. I guess I'll just wait until the

CrunchDeals: Save $15 on StarCraft II from Dell Home

<img src="" />Thinking of pre-ordering StarCraft II? Then only place to go right now is Dell Home; it's $10 cheaper than anywhere else.

Activision has sunk $100 million into StarCraft II

One hundred million dollars. That’s quite a lot of money. If you factor in advertising, you’re looking at what is perhaps the most expensive game ever made. It’s not a chump bet, tho

Starcraft II now available for downloading (but not playing)

Starcraft II isn’t officially available until July 27, but you can avoid the rush and download it right now — for free! RIGHT NOW!

Watch unboxing of the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Collector's Edition

<img src="">This is for true <a href="">StarCraft</a> nerds only. No one e

StarCraft II to be censored for South Korean release

<img src="" />When I read this headline, I thought there must have been some mistake. I mean, as we all know, <em>StarCraft</em> is the

8-bit Starcraft: I would have played this

This prototype for Starcraft was found by the son of an old-school Blizzard programmer — it dates from the early ’80s. Really quite shocking how advanced it is for the time! Check out this

Here's a LEGO Starcraft Terran Battlecruiser

Sure, this isn’t the largest or most impressive LEGO ship out there, but it still cooler than anything you could build. Check out Jerac’s Flickr set to see the construction and other just-

Starcraft II Story Mode on video; it looks fantastic

<img src="" />Even though Starcraft II was playable <a href=""
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