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After a month that involved a polar vortices and a polar plunge (I'm surprised we didn't end up with polar bears!), I know a number of people who are threatening to carry out bodily harm to a certain weather-forecasting critter if he deigns to suggest that winter will be extended. Spring or the gro...

January 27th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Good news for Blizzard fans looking for more games to play -- the StarCraft II Arcade is now completely free. StarCraft II is not only well known for the game and tournament play, but also for its creative community. The game comes with a map editor that allows you to customize and craft your own...

January 22nd 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Massively's Mike Foster has never played StarCraft II before, but that's not going to stop him from checking the game out live and on-stream for all of Massively TV's viewers. StarCraft II has long been a tentpole franchise for Blizzard Entertainment and Mike is keen to find out why. Join him as he...

January 20th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Snow sharks one week, polar vortexes the next: What happened to just raining cats and dogs? The weather is a zoo! Maybe you were in a part of the country that didn't turn people into popsicles this past week; if so, count yourself lucky. Many of us couldn't leave our houses and were forced to game...

January 13th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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A huge step forward has been taken for eSports as StarCraft II pro Kim "viOLet" Dong Hwan has been recognized as an athlete by the U.S. Government. As his sponsors, CSA, and TheDailyDot report, viOLet was one of the first to apply for the P-1A visa when it was opened to pro gamers five months ago....

December 11th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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There's no need to wait until Black Friday if you were hoping to get a good deal on World of Warcraft or StarCraft II; Blizzard is currently offering both titles and their expansions at a deep discount. New players to WoW can grab the base game, with all expansions up until Mists of Pandaria, for o...

November 27th 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Wondering how to keep all of the events and panels at Blizzcon 2013 straight? Or just how to get around that incredibly large convention center? There's an app for that -- the BlizzCon schedule app, first released for BlizzCon 2011, has been updated for this year's festivities. Both the iPhone and...

November 1st 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

In the midst of all the excitement over patch 5.4's release, you could be forgiven if you've forgotten about StarCraft Universe, the Upheaval Arts fan project to create an MMO-type game for StarCraft II. The plot of the game revolves around an alternate ending to StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, whe...

September 10th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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There are a lot of people who would very much like to see an MMO in the StarCraft universe. StarCraft Universe isn't quite the same thing, but it manages to turn StarCraft II into something very close to an MMO. And with just one day left to go on its Kickstarter project, it has hit its funding goa...

September 9th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Ahh, summer love. With the vacations, the longer days, and the elevated moods brought on by all that additional sunshine, it's no wonder that romantic interludes are known to crop up before and after the vernal equinox. Between the extra time and the good feelings, the summer season is an optimal t...

August 26th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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You know the days -- the ones when the sun is so bright and the heat is so oppressive that lifting a finger to do anything more than click your mouse requires nearly Herculean effort? When you just feel listless, unable to get anything accomplished? Welcome to the dog days of summer! (Sorry, no do...

August 19th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Alex Ziebart will be your host today. Let's go right to the questions! mikkelsdk asked: Considering Blizzard has a lot of things on the table currently (Heartston...

August 12th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments