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StarCraft II: Wings Of Liberty

1 year ago

Feature: Hit Parade

The 50 best strategy games on PC

An entirely objective ranking of the 50 best PC strategy games ever made, now freshened up to include our favourites from 2017 and 2018. From intricate, global-scale wargames to the tight thrills of guerrilla squads, the broad expanse of the genre contains something for everyone, and we've gathered the best of the best. The vast majority are available to buy digitally, a few are free…

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3 years ago

Feature: Hail the underdogs

Learning to love imbalance in strategy games

From the forum threads full of arguments to the constant tweaking and occasional overhauls via patches – balance has long been one of the pillars of strategy games. It means fairness, a level playing field, and in competition it means that victory comes purely from player skill. But balance, and the quest to reach it, can easily become the enemy of surprise and of the…

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Feature: A fan-made MMO inspired by FTL

Starcraft Universe: Hands On With The Open Beta

I think one of my favourite things about seeing a game jump genre is what it means for the ground-level stuff. An Ultralisk is never going to be scary, viewed from top-down, with a small army at your disposal. Leering down at you, with so many hit-points that the mission is more about distracting it, it becomes a very different matter. Ever since World of…

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7 years ago

StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swarm Swarms Into Sight On…

Oh, that was such a dick move of me, wasn't it? To do a ... and everything to make you read the story? It's not even because I'm chasing hits. Hits, shmits - it's just that I've got a tiresome headcold and am feeling highly belligerent as a result. I'll make up for this awful wasting of your time by definitely not posting the StarCraft…

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Feature: Heart Of The Swarm Is Missing Something

Starcraft II: Where’s Me Warhound?

RPS chum Rich Stanton has been contemplating the loss of a classic Terran unit over in the Heart Of The Swarm beta. Here are his thoughts on the matter. Let's not beat around the bush: I love building Marines. Starcraft II may as well be called 'Marines' for me, because making lots of these little guys and then sending them off to destroy alien forces…

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8 years ago

Crafty: SC2 Heart of The Swarm, The Mod

WITCHCRAFT, TRICKERY, DEVILRY, PERVERSION. A man, if he truly deserves that title, has sullied the noble art of waiting a long time for a new videogame. He has jumped the gun in the most devious possible way. He has... no, I can barely stand to repeat it. But I must. His crime must be known. He has recreated the units from the impending StarCraft II…

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Competitive Clicking: Starcraft II Tournament

It seems like only last week that I found myself watching men playing Countertstrike and wondering how they came to be so good at man-shooting and here I am today watching two people playing Starcraft 2, which makes me realise how bad I am at mouse-clicking. These people though? Very good at mouse-clicking. They're playing in the Grand Final of Blizzcon's Starcraft 2 tournament and…

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Oh! And Also A Heart of the Swarm Trailer

There was something else that Blizzard were talking about at Blizzcon this weekend, which was the next instalment of Starcraft II. The beta for Heart Of The Swarm is apparently "months" away, so it looks like we can expect the next game before the end of next year. Anyway, the trailer (below) shows a bunch of CG and in-game scenes, basically telling the story of…

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Starcraft II Demo Now “Starter Edition”

Blizzard have removed the Starcraft II demo from Battle.net, to replace it with a "Starter Edition" - a move which echoes World Of Warcraft's free 20-level trial. The Starcraft II starter edition allows you try out a bunch of the single player game, and also the Terrans in custom games and single-player vs AI games. More details below.

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9 years ago

StarCraft II vs Bejeweled vs L4D vs Iron Chef

One of these days, we must take a long, hard look at ourselves. And also at the StarCraft II modding scene, to see how well it's living up to the promise that the modkit could turn the game to whole new genres. Blizzard themselves have now made good on that promise, releasing the final, public versions of three long-promised cheeky nods to other games...

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Testy: SC2 1.3 Patch Hits Test Server

Grandmaster leagues, faster Battlecruisers, Bunkers that take longer to build and tweaked Infestors are just some of the many changes coming in the 1.3 patch for StarCraft 2, now live on the game's test servers (thanks, Bigdownload!). The Grandmaster league (currently only available for 1v1 matches) is more than a little demanding, accepting as it does the top 200 players in each region, making it…

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SC2 Master & Grandmaster Leagues Exist

Are you a bit of a StarCraft 2 contender? Do you keep build orders in your wallet, eat nothing but egg whites and speak not of your poops, which have started resembling shaving foam? If so, I suppose you've probably heard this news already. Nevermind. With the new 1.2 patch Blizzard has introduced a Master League for its sci-fi RTS, comprised of the top 5%…

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Athlete’s Fleet: Star Battle

Question, hot shot. What's the most popular user-created map on the European StarCraft II servers right now? I bet you have no idea. I bet a single bead of sweat just appeared on your forehead. Ah, youth! You're cute. Here's the answer: It's Star Battle, a 6v6 Defense of the Ancients-style mod that uses not fantastic heroes, but sluggish, superpowered space-ships. So, Defense of the...…

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Wings Of Liberty Liberated: StarCraft II Demo

To celebrate achieving a place in our advent calendar, Blizzard has released a demo of their hot young RTS StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty. It contains the first 3 missions of the game's single-player campaign, plus the chance to slap around the AI in skirmish mode. No online shenanigans, sadly. Get it here. Alright, so I don't have "evidence" or "a source saying" that this…

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Algorithms Discover Build Order From Hell

This is mad. Over on StarCraft 2 forum Teamliquid, a poster who goes by Lomilar has been talking about a program he’s coded called EvolutionChamber. It uses genetic algorithms to find powerful build orders, meaning his program takes a population of build orders, kills off the useless ones, and has the most successful ones reproduce asexually to create a new population, which tests itself again,…

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Blizzard Suing Creators Of StarCraft II Hacks

As we reported last week, Blizzard have taken the extremely peculiar decision to ban players from playing StarCraft II for using cheats in the single-player game. This meant that, despite cheating no one but themselves, they were locked out of playing the single-player game. Which is clearly bonkers. But it's not enough for the developer. Blizzard's lawyers are now setting out to sue those who…

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Blizzard Bans Single Player SCII Cheaters

The digital scoundrels at CheatHappens.com have posted an interesting article about what they're calling an "unprecedented act" from Blizzard. Namely, at the beginning of this month Blizzard began banning the Battlenet accounts and CD keys of StarCraft II players who were using cheats and trainers (at least one of which was created and distributed by CheatHappens.com) in their single player campaigns and in matches against…

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Heart Of The Swarm Pencilled In For Q2 2012

Battle.net project director Craig Canessa mentioned at GDC Online yesterday that StarCraft II's first expansion, Heart of the Swarm, is at least 18 months away, which is a lot of months. Take your current age and add 1.5 years to it. That's "at least" how old you'll be when Heart of the Swarm comes out, with its new single player campaign and new multiplayer content.…

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First Official Starcraft 2 Custom Map. Yes.

It's Friday, so time to quickly nose around and see if there are any key stories we've missed. And Blizzard releasing their first official custom map for Starcraft 2? That's a key story. Not an enormous key, like the one Superman uses to keep his Fortress of Solitude locked, but certainly some manner of key. Perhaps one for a padlock for a bike or something.…

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StarCraft 2: Beating The Rush

I’ve figured out why I’m playing StarCraft 2 online. It’s for the rush. Not the Abrupt-Wave-Of-Units kind of rush. What I mean is that a match of StarCraft 2 will have my heart performing drum solos, and it’ll pluck my taut nerves like violin strings. The game’s been designed for this. What’s forgotten in the talk of how StarCraft pros perform 300 actions per minute…

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