Blizzard's name is an aptly-chosen one; this titanic game company is famous for its glacial development pace. New Blizzard projects usually have lengthy gaps between them, with release dates rarely getting mentioned until the product is finished and ready to ship. While it can be frustrating for fans to have to wait interminably long, this relaxed speed brings with it a creative atmosphere and quality games— as Shigeru Miyamoto so famously said, "A delayed game is eventually good. A bad game is bad forever." Overwatch marks the newest entry in the Blizzard library (and their first all-new intellectual property in over a decade), so let's take a moment to go back through the brightest points in the history of these legendary game-makers to better understand why their newest game garners such eager anticipation.
What began in 1998 as a space-themed variant on the sword-and-sorcery of Warcraft has become a gaming phenomenon, with a successful sequel and more expansion packs and gaming tournaments than you can shake a pylon at. Now, Legacy of the Void, the final expansion pack to Starcraft II, closes out the story which began nearly two decades ago, forcing players to push their actions-per-minute to the brink if they want to save the universe from the looming threat annihilating everything in its path (and pwn every Zerg-rushing noob this side of Korhal).
Two weeks ago we introduced the Raynor figure from Sideshow Collectibles and now we have another badass in a Starcraft II Marine suit, Tychus Findlay.
Sideshow Collectibles is jumping into space with its StarCraft II Raynor Terran Space Marine figure and, we're not going to lie, it looks totally awesome.
If you're a Starcraft II player, you better get ready because custom maps are about to become completely insane with the addition of Warcraft III assets.
A Starcraft II match drags on for hours, and the offending player gets himself suspended in the process.
Protip: If you want to win the Fragbite Masters tournament for StarCraft, don't say you're going to "rape" your opponent.
Blizzard has unveiled its exclusive merchandise lineup for this month’s San Diego Comic-Con.
Ever wonder what your favorite game would be like as a movie? Well, wonder no more! Arcade Sushi's Cast That Game series is going to take a pain-staking look at your favorite games and, using our crack skills as connoisseurs of pop culture, figure out who to cast in this video game-turned-movie. This week's game? Starcraft II!