hacking towards release
We've endured two delays to get here, but Watch_Dogs is finally within release sights, and ahead of that event we go hands-on with the latest build. Read on for our full thoughts!
inquisitive minds
AusGamers managed to catch-up with BioWare's Cameron Lee, an Aussie expat who serves as a producer on Dragon Age: Inquisition. Check out our full interview!
oracle of ages
Batman: Arkham Knight is set to be Rocksteady's final in the Arkham series, so it's fitting that it's just so damn big. And Batmobiles. Nuff said. Click for more!
to the moon, athena
We caught up with 2K Australia and Randy Pitchford to discuss Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and why Australia is making an impact on the moon. Click for more!
Post by Eorl @ 10:50am 22/01/14 | 0 Comments
While you may be busy with Hearthstone's Open Beta, Blizzard's popular RTS StarCraft 2 is receiving a brand new patch today that will, in essence, push the title closer than it has ever been to free-to-play by adding in free access to custom maps.

Becoming available in patch 2.1, those who utilise the Starter Edition of StarCraft 2 will now be able to access the "Arcade" section for free, which includes all maps, mods and games found within. Alongside the Arcade, Blizzard has also made all three races available to Starter Editions (previously Terran only) and all custom games, essentially making it so you never have to purchase anything for the "base" game again.

Other changes noted in the patch are changes to modding parameters,
more levels (raised from 30 to 35), the original StarCraft soundtrack for those wanting some nostalgia while battling it out and of course your usual balancing and bug fixes. Check out the full patch notes over here and also find an informative video below on Blizzard's approach to mod tools.

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