The first major esports event of the year took place in Changzhou, China this past weekend. The event featured Counter-Strike, Starcraft 2, Dota 2, and Hearthstone, with players from around the world battling for a massive 3.7 million USD prize pool. Read more... More about Mashable Video, Esports Tournament, China, Recap, and Tournament
Last night during the Afreeca Starleague semifinals in South Korea, iconic StarCraft: Brood War players Flash and Jaedong matched up once again for what turned out to be an incredibly thrilling series. Yes, it’s 2017 and StarCraft: Brood War is still an active esport. What does that say about StarCraft II? Read more...
In January 2017, Blizzard’s legendary action RPG franchise Diablo will be 20 years old and to celebrate Blizzard is adding new content for Dibalo 3 as well as in Starcraft […] The post How to Get The Butcher Pet in Diablo 3 appeared first on Codamon.com.
Starcraft concept artist Vitaly Bulgarov is collaborating with a Korean technology company to make an actual manned mech that wouldn't look out of place brawling with a xenomorph. Dubbed METHOD-1, the bi-pedal metal monstrosity is being developed by Korea Future Technology, though it's unclear exactly what its purpose is. Show More Summary
Vitaly Bulgarov is a concept artist who used to work at Blizzard on stuff like StarCraft. He’s now working on something a lot cooler. Read more...
Image via IEM. The last Intel Extreme Masters event of the year is taking place this weekend in Gyeonggi, Korea, featuring a host of tournaments ranging from StarCraft II to Overwatch. But there’s lots of action this weekend to be found in the ELEAGUE for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive as well as little mobile game called Clash Royale. Read more...
After conquering the ancient Chinese game Go in 2016, AI teams want to beat humans at the strategy game StarCraft next. But it won’t be easy
Google's AI might have beaten the world's best human at Go. It's probably also in the process of becoming the best Starcraft II player in the world. But I take comfort in videos like this. Videos that remind me that we're a ways off from the Robot Revolution. They'll get us at some point, but today is not that day. More »
In unrelated news, development on SkyNet has also gotten a huge boost. More »
How Google’s AI research team has teamed up with Blizzard to further deep learning in AI.
It has been confirmed that Starcraft 2 professional gaming team has disbanded and closed down. Afreeca #SC2 Team disbands — kenzi (@kenzi131) November 21, 2016 Kenzi announced the news and since has been confirmed. Its a real shame to see these teams come and go and survive only on Sponsors. More The post Afreeca Starcraft 2 Team Disbands and Closes Down appeared first on Crenk.
Blizzard is essentially the gold standard when it comes to post-release support. Heck, the most recent patch for Diablo 2 -- originally launched in 2000 -- came out earlier this year. 2010's StarCraft 2 is no exception, with Blizzard preparing a significant "revamp" to the game's multiplayer. More »
Overwatch is an incredible multiplayer first person shooter from Blizzard Entertainment, famed for the Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo franchises. We're here to give you some beginner's tips and tricks! Update 16 November 2016: Added...Show More Summary
The huge highlight this week is the release of "Dishonored 2", Bethesda and Arkane Studios' sequel to their hit stealth action game. There are also plenty of interesting choices outside... For more, visit our blog !
Blizzard Entertainment pioneered e-sports with its "Starcraft" franchise more than a decade ago.
GUEST: When you play chess or Go, you know you have perfect information. You know everything about the current state and past history of every move piece on the board. When you play poker, or, let’s say, StarCraft, you have imperfect knowledge of both the current state and the past history of the game. Which is closer […]
Blizzard and Google are teaming up to teach AI how to play Starcraft 2. This could either launch an incredible new wave of gaming AI advances, or leave us shivering in our homes, terrified of playing against anyone who isn't human. The post Blizzard, Google team up to teach next-generation AIs how to play Starcraft II appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Google’s artificial intelligence system DeepMind is to play StarCraft II to try to hone its learning skills. It’s the next step in a process that began with Atari 2600 titles. The DeepMind project has already made the news with a program that beat leading players at Go. Show More Summary
In Game Informer's December issue, Blizzard Entertainment CEO Mike Morhaime told the magazine that fans shouldn't expect WarCraft 4 anytime soon. "We love RTS games but right now our focus is still continuing to evolve StarCraft II—and...Show More Summary