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Tomas Hernandez is owner of Blizzplanet.com since 2003. I post news about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Careers, and the Warcraft film. Blizzplanet is a leading fansite covering news about upcoming Blizzard Entertainment licensed products. I also post previews and reviews. I have interviewed book writers and Blizzard game developers. I was previously an employee of the OGaming Network (2003), and IncGamers (2008-2010). I was a guest newsposter for GosuGamers (World of Warcraft) a few years ago and for Diablofans.com (formerly Diablo3.com) ***Fans who would love to watch Blizzard-related panels and appreciate our efforts can support Blizzplanet's patreon in a monthly-basis, or a one-time basis. Our staff are volunteer fans like you. Your donatives will help us travel to all the Blizzard events we attend year-round.

Twitch Prime – Abathur: Evolved Bundle

Twitch Prime sent a newsletter to all its members to remind that the Abathur: Evolved Bundle ends on April 10th.

In addition, Twitch Prime took the moment to inform their upcoming plans for StarCraft II. New loot bundles will be announced soon for Swann (April) and Vorazun (May).

I added a video, at the bottom of this page, showing all the perks of this bundle from within the StarCraft II game’s Collection tab.

StarCraft: Remastered Patch 1.22.3

The StarCraft: Remastered Patch 1.22.3 updated several maps, overhauled the replay info screen and replay file format. It also fixed the replay sync issues. Season 3 has begun.

PATCH NOTES

Greetings Cerebrates, Commanders, and Executors. Patch 1.22.3 has arrived. Welcome to Season 3!

Features and Improvements

New Zerg themed ranked play rewards.

  • S,A,B,U rank portraits and frames.

Map Pool Updates

  • (2) Cross Game 1.06
  • (2) Overwatch 2.2
  • (3) Medusa 2.2
  • (4) Circuit Breakers 1.0
  • (4) Fighting Spirit 1.3
  • (4) Ground_Zero 2.0
  • (4) Colosseum 2.0

RANKS (Note: For the first two weeks ranks will be MMR bucketed based on last season’s data. After which we will switch to the percentage-based breakdown above.)

  • S Rank – Top 1% of players
  • A Rank – 7%
  • B Rank – 21%
  • C Rank – 21%
  • D Rank – 21%
  • E Rank – 21%
  • F Rank – 8%

OTHER

  • Overhauled replay information screen and replay file name format.
  • Friends presence notifications can now be toggled on and off with the chat commands /f on and /f off.
  • /dnd will also ignore presence notifications from friends. Additionally, when /dnd is now toggled feedback will be provided as to wether it’s on or off.
  • Added /f o as an alias for /f lo

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed a bug introduced in last patch which caused replays to go out of sync when any player left the game. Note: existing replays created under that patch will not be repaired – they will remain broken.
  • Re-enabled disconnect stats.

StarCraft II Deepmind Demonstration on Jan 24

DeepMind and Blizzard Entertainment will livestream a demonstration of StarCraft II and DeepMind on January 24 at 6pm GMT. That is 1pm (U.S. East) or 10am (U.S. Pacific).

Join us and @Blizzard_Ent this Thursday at 6:00pm GMT for an exciting #StarCraft demonstration, hosted by @Artosis and @RotterdaM08!

Livestream on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/deepmind

Read more HERE about #StarCraft2 as an environment for AI research.


Source

 

BlizzCon 2018 StarCraft II: What’s Next Panel Transcript

The BlizzCon 2018 StarCraft II: What’s Next panel revealed plans for the new Co-op Commander Zeratul, and the progress on DeepMind AI.

Among the panelists were:

  • Sean “Day[9]” Plott
  • Tim Morten (production director)
  • Ryan Schutter (UI designer)
  • Rob McNaughton (lead artist)
  • Kevin Dong (co-op designer)
  • Michael Scipione (game designer)
  • Oriol Vynials (DeepMind senior staff research scientist)

StarCraft: Soldiers (Volume 2) Paperback

Dark Horse Comics just unleashed the StarCraft: Soldiers (StarCraft Volume 2) paperback details and release date. It will ship on August 20, 2019 and pre-orders are open.

The new details reveal something I was not expecting. StarCraft: Soldiers is not an ongoing comics book series, as I previously posted and assumed. It is another 4-issue limited series. This paperback only collects issue #1-4.

StarCraft: Soldiers #1 will be released as a stand-alone digital download on January 23, 2019 (for Kindle PC and Mobile).

Jody Houser (Stranger Things, Star Wars) is joined by veteran animation and Blizzard Entertainment comics writer Andrew R. Robinson (Overwatch Anthology, World of Warcraft) as they co-plot StarCraft: Soldiers, with art by Miguel Sepulveda (Lone Wolf 2100, Green Lantern).

Newly graduated Lieutenant Shivani Singh wants to defend the Dominion on the front lines, but it will take more than good grades and confidence to survive on the edge of zerg space. After a routine patrol goes awry, Singh launches an investigation to root out threats to the fragile peace between the Dominion and the zerg Swarm.

Collects StarCraft Series 2, comics #1-#4.

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