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See: The StarCraft series on Wikipedia and StarCraft II

First Impressions: Corepunk’s MOBA-esque closed alpha was fun – with lots of room to grow

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I've got a pretty good poker face, especially when nobody can see my face. So I've been pretty subtle about my excitement for Corepunk...

Blizzard laid off prolific World of Warcraft writer and lore queen Christie Golden

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Among the many people affected by Blizzard's massive layoffs in 2024 was Christie Golden, the rare games writer whose name a whole lot of...

Heroes of the Storm is getting its biggest post-maintenance mode patch yet

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After causing a stir with some small patches late last year and earlier in 2024, Blizzard's MOBA Heroes of the Storm is back again...

Emmy-winning composer Russell Brower talks about making Tarisland’s soundtrack

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Whatever concerns or qualms you might have about Tencent's upcoming Tarisland, the soundtrack shouldn't be one of them. That's because the game signed on...

Not So Massively: Stormgate isn’t delivering a revolution (yet)

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Stormgate's marketing is laser-focused on studio Frost Giant's plan to deliver an "RTS revolution." With StarCraft II still popular but slowly waning as it...

What we knew about Blizzard’s now-dead survival game, Odyssey

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The history of Blizzard's game development includes a graveyard full of titles that never made it to launch, including the likes of Starcraft Ghost,...
The look.

Vague Patch Notes: MMOs are still just games you rent

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When I was a teenager, I accidentally stole a few games from a video rental place. You might wonder how you accidentally steal something,...

StarCraft-inspired RTS Stormgate rockets to crowdfunding success

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Those missing the halcyon days of the real-time strategy craze may be in for a revival of sorts, as a group of ex-Blizzard developers...

Blizzard says it’s ‘held back surprises’ for WoW Classic’s Season of Discovery

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The questions keep rolling in about World of Warcraft's future -- and Blizzard keeps fielding them. The studio's recent Q&A also tackled topics related...
Hoof

BlizzCon’s schedule highlights World of Warcraft but ditches Q&As

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With a week to go before this year's BlizzCon, the curiosity, hope, and cynicism are running strong toward the house that Warcraft built. While...
Prepare for bear.

Massively Overthinking: What’s next for Blizzard under Microsoft?

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So the Microsoft acquisition of Activision-Blizzard is basically a done deal. Oh, sure, the FTC is still fumbling around with hapless appeals, but look,...
Please have a short memory!

Mike Ybarra says World of Warcraft and its IP will get the most news at BlizzCon

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Do you spend far too much time analyzing floor plans for this year's BlizzCon and need to know which of Blizzard's franchises is getting...

Not So Massively: The growing field of StarCraft II spiritual successors

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StarCraft II ranks very highly on my list of my favourite games of all time, but while it remains popular, it is in maintenance...

Not So Massively: Revisiting Heroes of the Storm in 2023

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Social media algorithms are a dangerous thing. A few weeks back, Reddit began recommending me the sub for Heroes of the Storm. Although I...

Massively Overthinking: What’s Blizzard’s next move?

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Gamers and pundits talked a big talk about Blizzard's prospects over the last few years. Don't worry about the weak revenues and plunging MAUs,...

Not So Massively: Godsworn is Warcraft III meets Age of Mythology

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It's a testament to how far the RTS genre has fallen that Steam's recent Tacticon festival of strategy games featured almost no RTS titles,...

‘Real-time battler’ Spellcraft enters alpha today – here’s how to get in

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As promised, One More Game officially kicks off the alpha test for Spellcraft on Steam today. Spellcraft was originally unveiled a year ago, though...

One More Game’s multiplayer tactical game Spellcraft opens up its Steam alpha April 6

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Back in 2020, we covered the formation of a new fully remote company, One More Game, with a bunch of relevant names from MMOs...

Massively Overthinking: That moment when you realize an MMO is truly something special

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MOP commenter Bruno tweeted something the other that that I thought would make a fun topic. Here's what he said, printed with permission: "Wanna know...
We all become done.

WoW Factor: Chris Metzen’s uphill road with World of Warcraft

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So, last week there was a bit of unusual timing. I had finished my column about World of Warcraft's Trading Post, and on the...

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