As mentioned in the War Chest 6 announcement, Blizzard Entertainment is teaming up with Wardi and committing $150,000 of War Chest proceeds to a community-run tournament called War Chest Team League. Learn more about the upcoming tournament.
The StarCraft II War Chest is here, with new skins and a brand-new community tournament! In addition to granting players access to a bounty of goodies—like new skins, sprays, emojis, and more—War Chest 6 allows fans to lend some crucial support to War Chest Team League, an upcoming community tournament in partnership with StarCraft II caster and tournament organizer Wardi.
StarCraft: Remastered went Live on August 14, 2017. Yet, Blizzard Entertainment posted a job opening for a Test Lead to join the Classic Games team.
Toward the end of the job opening text by the “Pluses” section it clearly says: Passion for StarCraft.
Through some techniques I was able to find this job opening was posted on April 7, 2020.
The question is… why would Blizzard Entertainment need a Test Lead for a game that shipped 3 years ago unless you are planning to add some type of content? This job opening is in the “Quality Assurance” job category.
But… StarCraft II is also now considered a Classic Game. So don’t get too excited about new StarCraft: Remastered content.
So what could Blizzard be working on for StarCraft II if this is what the job opening is for? Well, it could be anything such as new Co-op Commanders or a new campaign (i.e. Nova Covert Ops).
Whatever it is… Blizzard has reached a phase where they are drawing close to a PTR testing or sudden release within the next 6-12 months+.
Blizzard Entertainment posted today a brand-new job opening requesting a Senior UI Designer to work in the Classic Games team.
The job description says this developer is going to work with the StarCraft II, Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft: Remastered and Warcraft III: Reforged teams.
The StarCraft: Shadow of the Xel’Naga Audible is coming on March 10, 2020. It is truly special, because this unabridged audiobook based on Gabriel Mesta’s 2001 novel is narrated by Neil Kaplan … the voice actor behind Tychus Findlay.
Neil Kaplan is also known as Emperor Zarkon / Galra Guard / Officer Sablan in Voltron: Legendary Defender (TV Series), Dominus Ghaul (Destiny 2), Cenarius (World of Warcraft: Legion), Kiyoyasu (Naruto TV series 2006), but holy #$% … his most immortalized character gotta be Optimus Prime in Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2000). He has worked in many other video games and TV series to fit all in here. Your scrolling finger is going to hurt.
Blizzard Entertainment deployed today StarCraft: Remastered Patch 184.108.40.20688 (171MB). The most notable additions to the StarCraft: Remastered game are the Orc-themed console UI for those who purchased the Warcraft III: Reforged game; and change of player color-code options.
Blizzard Entertainment will publish a new hardcover collecting the most recent StarCraft II War Chest comics, under the Blizzard Legends label. The hardcover is slated to ship on March 17, 2020; but pre-orders are now open for the StarCraft: WarChest – Shadow Wars: The Complete Comic Collection
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After the fiasco that StarCraft: Scavengers was, in my opinion, I was ready to step back from reviewing StarCraft: Soldiers — a 4-part mini-series.
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” 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)
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.