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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.

StarCraft Audiobooks

Some of the StarCraft novels have been released as StarCraft Audiobooks over the years, which you can listen to at home, in the car, or while traveling.

It seems more StarCraft audiobooks might be coming at some point. For example, two books of the Dark Templar trilogy are yet to be released as an audiobook. Follow @blizzplanetcom for updates. I’ll share when those become available.

Trivia: Neil Kaplan (Tychus voice actor) was hired to narrate some of the StarCraft audiobooks: Liberty’s Crusade; I, Mengsk; and Heaven’s Devils. Christie Golden narrated her own novel The Dark Templar, Firstborn.

StarCraft Cartooned Available

So what is StarCraft Cartooned? Have you watched the Carbot Animations’ StarCraft videos? Then, how about playing StarCraft: Remastered with all units, buildings, and tilesets customized to look like those in real-time? That is StarCraft Cartooned.

Blizzard Entertainment and Carbot Animations have partnered to recreate the StarCraft gameplay experience.

You can buy or gift the StarCraft Cartooned game for $9.99 at the following page.

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.

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