The latest Overwatch map, Blizzard World, is ready for testing on the PTR. Part Assault and part Escort, the map is an amusement park that mostly pays tribute to Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo. It's a fun idea for sure, but based on...Show More Summary
There has been a huge hullabaloo over the loot crates, microtransactions and gambling aspects of EA and DICE's upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront II. Never shy at letting a good opportunity go to waste, Blizzard decided to poke a little fun at Star Wars: Battlefront II while...
I'm getting flashbacks to the Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account picking fights with everyone, but it would be crazy for companies to not get involved with EA's "most downvoted Reddit comment ever" situation. Even Blizzard (and by proxy,...Show More Summary
Blizzard is taking aim at EA and pay-to-win mechanics in its new StarCraft 2 ad campaign.
All the problems surrounding Star Wars: Battlefront 2’s monetisation schemes have played right into Blizzard’s hand. Blizzard launches the free-to-play StarCraft 2 today. This version includes the entire multiplayer suite, as well as the Wings of Liberty campaign, all completely free. The developer most likely had a marketing campaign planned that would emphasise the game’s […]
While EA continues to fight Star Wars: Battlefront 2 fires ahead of launch this Friday, there are others who sniff an opportunity. In this case it's rival mega-publisher Activision Blizzard, whose StarCraft 2 Twitter account had a pop at Battlefront 2 overnight. Show More Summary
MekaMon is a real-life robot battler. Players use a mobile app on their iOS or Android devices to control a physical machine that looks something like a tiny Protoss Dragoon from Starcraft. An augmented reality mode in the app also creates a virtual world for the robot to inhabit. Developer Reach Robotics is launching it […]
It finally happened. Today's the day StarCraft II went full-on free-to-play. Under this new structure, you'll have access to the indomitable sci-fi strategy title's original Wings of Liberty campaign, all the multiplayer units in Unranked...Show More Summary
Over the past few days there has been a lot of controversy surrounding Star Wars: Battlefront 2's microtransactions, and there's at least one major publisher taking a swipe. The beta test was basically a match between who could unlock the most loot crates faster. Show More Summary
Blizzard's real-time strategy classic is now free to play. Here's how to get started.
The new free-to-play version of StarCraft II goes live on November 14th. The post StarCraft II Is Going Free-to-Play appeared first on ExtremeTech.
StarCraft II is going free-to-play. As announced at BlizzCon 2017, Blizzard Entertainment is making portions of the game free-to-play in the hopes of drawing in a new generation of players. Players who can then spend money buying the not free-to-play portions of StarCraft II, obviously. Show More Summary
Blizzard goes hard on eSports at BlizzCon. Every game has its own eSports stage (Overwatch even took over the StarCraft arena from last year), analysts, and commentary. Here's a recap of what went down. Read more...
Single-player campaign, ranked multiplayer available free of charge.
Overwatch had a busy BlizzCon. Not only is the hit team-based shooter receiving a new hero, the healer Moira, but we’re also getting Blizzard World, a new map that’s like Disneyland meets Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo. Jeff Kaplan, Overwatch’s game director, made both announcements during BlizzCon’s opening ceremonies on November 3. That same day, we […]
Along with a new hero, Overwatch fans also have new skins and a fun map to look forward to, and it’s a Blizzard-themed amusement park. Overwatch players are getting a new map which celebrates the universes of Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo. Called Blizzard World, the new hybrid Assault/Escort map features various fun areas to explore […]
The biggest real-time strategy game of the decade is going free-to-play on 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 real-time strategy game ever made, will be free for anyone to play starting on November 14. Of course there’s a catch, but nothing nefarious. Read More