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Blizzard celebrate 5th Anniversary of StarCraft 2, special portrait and 'exploding confetti' in-game

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Five years have come and gone since StarCraft II: Hearts of Liberty first graced our computers, and now Blizzard is celebrating with a series of little things like a fancy unique portrait if you login between July 27th and August 3rd.

It's bad news for the backbone of any StarCraft army though as worker units are liable to explode into puffs of confetti. A new wallpaper is being released too in the Media section. Five years and the game still isn't done yet.

Blizzard trademark 'Council of Glades' in New Zealand

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Trademark trawlsters have found Blizzard Entertainment has filed for 'Council of Glades' in New Zealand - that bit next to Australia - the bit on the right. It certainly sounds all Druid-like and World of Warcrafty.

Perhaps we'll find out at this year's BlizzCon which is scheduled November 6-7 at the Anaheim Convention Center, the mecca for Blizzardites. The trademark covers everything 'computer video game' imaginable.

StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void pre-order customers can now play the game's three-mission prologue, Whispers of Oblivion

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Customers who pre-order Blizzard's RTS expansion StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void will be able to play three prequel missions right now, before the game launches in full this Winter.

Titled Whispers of Oblivion, the prologue features three story missions starring Dark Templar Zeratul, who the Starcraft wiki tells me (I'm not big on the lore in this one) is a Protoss hero and has been a major character throughout the series.

Liberator air unit zooms into the Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void beta

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A new unit is making its way to Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void in the latest Beta Patch 5.2, the Liberator airship. This is a high-cost flying fortress that packs an area affect punch against other air units, but can also target a point on the surface to damage ground units.

US sanctions halt Blizzard's Battle.net services in Crimea region

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World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo and other Blizzard Entertainment titles dependent on the studio's Battle.net service are now 'offline' in Crimea following the United States' trade sanctions on the region.

Blizzard have been forced into switching off their services and informed affected gamers through an email. All subscriptions have been terminated, though they hope to "restore access" in the future.

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