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  • 21Oct

    More info on StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm released

    Today at Blizzcon there has been more news and information regarding the next expansion Heart of the Swarm. Now, sadly this information doesn’t include a release date, but there is still some exciting stuff. Heart of the Swarm will be picking up where Wings of Liberty left off. As expected, you will play as Kerrigan, and similarly from Wings of Liberty, as you progress through the game Kerrigan will grow in strength and earn new abilities, and players will choose which powers to enhance and use from mission to mission. The game will have 20 new campaign missions, new gameplay mechanics and even some new multiplayer units! In-game and pre-rendered cinematics will make a return this time as well. There will also be some new Battle.net features which will help with custom-game searching as well as new tools for map authors. There are new things to play here at Blizzcon

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  • 22Feb

    Interview: Penka Kouneva

    Penka Kouneva is a Sundance Composer Fellow and a rising Hollywood film composer who blends her native Eastern European influences with modern orchestra, medieval chant, rock, and electronica. Recently, she composed additional score for the videogames “PRINCE OF PERSIA” 2010 and “TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN” working alongside the TRANSFORMERS composer Steve Jablonsky.  I was given the opportunity to ask her a few questions about herself and her experience with Ubisoft.  Enjoy! GamingAngels: How did you feel when you were first approached by Ubisoft to compose for Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands? Penka Kouneva: When I found out that Ubisoft had approved me to work alongside Steve Jablonsky I was ecstatic and remember jumping to the ceiling with joy. I was being given the one “lucky break” and had to step up to the occasion. Right away I immersed myself in Middle-Eastern and Persian music. I tend to think

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  • 29Jul

    12 Seconds in Heaven 07/29/2010: Starcraft 2

    Welcome to our new weekly article on @GamingAngels! “12 Seconds in Heaven” is a feature wherein several GA staffers will answer a question about anything going on at that moment in geek culture. While San Diego Comic Con just ended, the real geek celebration around the world this week is the release of StarCraft II. This week we’re answering the following question: “Are you excited for Starcraft II?” Working on GA on 12seconds.tv I NEEDED Starcraft 2 on 12seconds.tv Being crazy stoked about StarCraft II. on 12seconds.tv Starcraft 2 on 12seconds.tv My thoughts on the GamingAngels topic of the week – StarCraft. on 12seconds.tv

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  • 09Jul

    Blizzard scraps plans for Real ID forum identification

    As quickly as this brouhaha started, it’s over. Plans to require Blizzard’s forum users to display their real names have been put on hold, due to extreme dissatisfaction from their legion of fans as well as other people from around the world. People went as far as looking up the names and information of Blizzard staffers and posting that on the forums themselves as well as outside blogs (one of which even listed contact information, home address and even more information on Activision CEO Bobby Kotick and his wife). In a post from Nethaera this morning, a message from Blizzard CEO Mike Morhalme said it pretty simply: We’ve been constantly monitoring the feedback you’ve given us, as well as internally discussing your concerns about the use of real names on our forums. As a result of those discussions, we’ve decided at this time that real names will not be required

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  • 02Jun

    Don’t forget Blizzcon 2010 tickets on sale tonight!

    As previously announced, there will be two dates where Blizzcon 2010 tickets will be sold, and today is one of those special days! Tonight at 7pm Pacific, the first round of Blizzcon 2010 tickets are going on sale, so if you didn’t mark it on your calendars yet, here’s your reminder! Tickets for the event are $150 each, and there will be a limit of 5 tickets per mailing address. To go to the sales page, you can click here! The convention will be at the Anaheim Convention Center and Jay Mohr will return as the master of ceremonies for 2010. With the upcoming release of Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, the (hopeful) release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm later this year and maybe more news on Diablo 3 it should prove to be a good show. Not to mention Blizzard fans will have the great opportunity to connect with

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  • 03May

    StarCraft II Out July 27, Start Your Countdowns Now

    Blizzard announced just now that the highly-anticipated StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, will be shipping to stores around most of the world starting July 27. After that point, it will also be possible to purchase the game directly from Blizzard. The sequel touts a new version of Battle.net, as well as a 29-mission campaign with challenge mode minigames and a player-tailored experience. For more information, visit the official website at www.starcraft2.com. To see what’s available in the special edition (that really, you should pre-order today if you want it), check out this article from last month.

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  • 24Dec

    Our Most Wanted Games of Q1 2010

    The holiday season is here, which means as gamers we have been flooded with a ton of great releases to play over our holiday break. But the great games don’t stop here. 2010 is just around the corner and we are going to be seeing some amazing games. These are just a few of our Most Wanted titles for 2010. Mass Effect 2 (Jan 2010) ~ Amanda Alright, so if you haven’t played one of the most multi-faceted, single-player console RPGs ever to be deserving of a sequel, then you probably are in immediate danger of slapping yourself (because you don’t want me to do it for you, trust me). In which case, you can save yourself by grabbing your very own copy of Mass Effect just before the impossibly amazing sequel hits shelves on January 10th. As you can probably deduce, I’m biased and my gaming legacy has lead

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  • 22Jul

    SteelSeries Unveils StarCraft 2 Branded Gaming Surfaces

    SteelSeries, a leading manufacturer of game peripherals and accessories, unveiled a new line of gaming surfaces featuring art from Blizzard Entertainment’s highly anticipated StarCraft® II. The QcK Limited Edition Terran Marine and Kerrigan vs. Zeratul editions are designed with a non-slip rubber base which prevents the pads from sliding, no matter what surface the mousepad is placed on, and is optimized for optical and laser technology providing an overall more reliable gaming experience. “StarCraft and its expansion have together sold more than 11 million copies worldwide, and we believe StarCraft II will prove equally influential and popular, making this a great opportunity to provide gamers with surfaces that help to improve performance and game play,” said Brian Stech, SteelSeries President of the Americas. “We are incredibly excited to have an opportunity to continue our partnership with the designers from Blizzard Entertainment and develop surfaces that we know StarCraft players will

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