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Blizzard Celebrating StarCraft’s 20th Anniversary With Giveaways

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Blizzard is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of StarCraft, which turns 20 on March 31st of this year, in style, with in-game giveaways and a series of streams.

But those nifty gifts aren’t exclusive to only StarCraft. In fact, Blizzard is giving away skins and in-game rewards for Diablo 3, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, StarCraft 2, Starcraft: Remastered and World of Warcraft.

Here is how you can earn the rewards:

  • StarCraft: Remastered — Log in to StarCraft: Remastered after March 6 to receive a commemorative 20th Anniversary UI Skin for StarCraft: Remastered.
  • StarCraft 2 — Log in to StarCraft 2 after March 6 to receive a special UI Skin for each race. Additionally, log in between March 6 and April 3 to receive a Portrait and Decal.
  • Diablo 3 — Log in to Diablo 3 after March 6 to receive Dominion’s Revenge, a fearsome Battlecruiser-themed Pet.
  • Overwatch — Log in to Overwatch between March 6 and April 3 to receive the Sarah Kerrigan Ghost skin for Widowmaker.
  • World of Warcraft — Between March 31 and April 6, /salute one of the following StarCraft-themed companion pets — Zergling, Grunty, Mini Thor, Baneling, or Zeradar — to receive the “Salute to StarCraft” Feat of Strength.
  • Heroes of the Storm — Log in to Heroes of the Storm between March 27 and April 7 to receive a 20th Anniversary Portrait for Protoss, Terran and Zerg.
  • Hearthstone — Play a StarCraft-inspired Tavern Brawl between March 21 and 25 to receive three Kobolds & Catacombs packs!

Blizzard plans to host an anniversary stream on March 30 and 31, featuring popular StarCraft personalities on Twitch, followed by the release of a video feature on YouTube called StarCraft is Life: A Celebration, which will feature “StarCraft’s biggest fans” as they “look back on their favorite memories from the past 20 years.”

Ready to celebrate? Let’s get this party started.

 

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Overwatch is Free Over Thanksgiving Week

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Blizzard is celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday by making Overwatch free to play starting on Tuesday, November 20 and will last through the week.

Pre-loading started on Thursday for those on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and it’s worth noting that PlayStation Plus membership and Xbox Live Gold subscription are required in order to take advantage of the free, limited time, offering.

The free run comes at an opportune time,and you can see those times on Overwatch’s website, thanks to the introduction of Ashe to the roster.

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Playstation Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Playstation 4

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Sony is celebrating PlayStation 4’s fifth anniversary and has shared a number of interesting statistics, adding that the console has shipped over 86.1 million units up to this date.

Check out the stats listed on the Playstation blog.

PlayStation 4 fifth anniversary stats

The numbers

  • Over 86.1 million units sold-in (shipped)
  • Over 777.9 million software units sold-in (shipped)
  • 11 major system updates

Games

Top five best-selling titles (listed alphabetically):

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  • Call of Duty: WW2
  • FIFA 17
  • FIFA 18
  • GTA 5

Most popular games on PS4  (listed alphabetically):

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Season Pass, Zombie Chronicles
  • FIFA 17
  • FIFA 18
  • Fortnite
  • GTA 5

Most downloaded titles on PS4 (listed alphabetically):

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Season Pass, Zombie Chronicles
  • Destiny 2
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Just Cause 3
  • Mafia 3

Top five DualShock 4 colors ranked:

  1. Black
  2. Blue
  3. Red
  4. White
  5. Camo

Rarest PlayStation 4 model

  • PS4 Pro 500 million limited edition

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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Heading to PS4 in December

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Fatshark has officially announced that Warhammer: Vermintide 2 will arrive on Playstation 4 on December 18th and the pre-order beta is already available.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Ultimate Pre-Order Edition is available now through the PlayStation Store and will remain available until December 18th, and will come with a price tag $49.99 and comes with the following features:

 

  • Four days Early Access
  • Instant Closed Beta Access
  • Sigmar Keep Statue
  • Helmgart Heraldry Themed Skins
  • 2x Portrait Frame
  • 6x Exclusive Heroic Deeds
  • Shadows over Bogenhafen DLC
  • Back to Ubersreik DLC

 

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