starcraft

esports

How Esports Teams Decide to Expand Into New Games

The shuttering of pro squads prior to the launch of Blizzard's professional Overwatch league illustrates the risks and rewards teams like Immortals and Team Liquid must consider when choosing new games.
B. David Zarley
7.19.17
Zero Context

'He Was More into Starcraft Than My Vagina'

VICE.com's most memorable lines from the week of June 26, presented with zero context.
Alex Norcia
7.2.17
Dating

People Talk About the Pop Culture That Ended Their Relationship

Infidelity, long distances, and financial struggles can be weathered. Liking the Fray is unforgivable.
Justin Caffier
6.28.17
starcraft

'StarCraft: Remastered' Doesn't Fix The Broken Perfection of 'Brood War'

Bad pathfinding, a ridiculous engine, user-unfriendly controls, all preserved to update the greatest competitive RTS in history.
Rob Zacny
3.27.17
Competitive gaming

Learning The Bizarre Digital Body Language of 'Botolo'

Competitive video games are often so complex that they can lose a bit of the human drama of performance. 'Botolo' represents another way.
Nicole Carpenter
12.20.16
Gaming

'StarCraft' Mod Makes Zerg Rushes Cuter Than Ever

Mod based on CarbotAnimation's StarCrafts set to hit StarCraft 2 on October 11.
Leif Johnson
10.9.16
Gaming

'StarCraft Universe' Isn't Really an MMO, But It's Still Wonderful

We spent a few hours with a 'StarCraft II' mod that changed the game to play more like 'World of Warcraft.'
Leif Johnson
8.8.16
Gaming

There's a Fan-Made 'StarCraft' MMO, and Blizzard Isn't Going to Shut It Down

Five-year-old fan made project at last hits open beta, with a full release scheduled for next month.
Leif Johnson
7.30.16
retired at 19

Pro at 15, Retired at 19: Welcome to the World of Professional eSport

"It's not relaxed play-when-you-feel-like-it. I would play 10-12 hours a day 7 days a week and take very few breaks."
Fury X
3.16.16
Xbox One

Why 'True' AI In Video Games Is a Marketing Gimmick

Don’t expect to have a HAL 9000 moment with your Xbox any time soon.
Jordan Pearson
12.9.15
Gaming

A Human Thrashed Three AI Bots at Starcraft

Researchers pitted homo sapiens against AI to see who would emerge the winner.
Emiko Jozuka
12.2.15
Gaming

9 People Have Been Arrested for Fixing 'StarCraft' Matches

Pro players, organized crime, and a journalist have been implicated in a match-fixing scandal.
Emanuel Maiberg
10.19.15
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