Blizzard developers will be on hand at Fry's Electronics at 9 PM, July 26th. To celebrate the event, Blizzard posted a partial list of retailers holding their own midnight launch events. Get that information here.
15th to 16th July—Blizzard launches new StarCraft II beta site; Electronic Download; Developer Chat; System Requirements Released; Real ID FAQ
Today Blizzard launched an expansive StarCraft II beta site, with information on gameplay, media (including a final fansite kit and many never-before-seen pieces of art), and forums. See the new site here.
The full game is available for download here, although it cannot be played until the release date.
In addition, Best Buy hosted a chat with Blizzard developers. Get a transcript here.
Blizzard released the full system requirements to Big Download news. See them here.
9th July—Blizzard no longer requires Real ID in forums and a single-player technology preview
On July 6th, Blizzard announced that anyone posting or replying to a post on official Blizzard forums would be doing so using their Real ID—including the player's name—in an effort to control trolling and flaming. Due to community responses, Blizzard has rescinded that decision.
In addition, Blizzard spotlighted the Hyperion's technology system in Wings of Liberty here.
7th July—StarCraft II beta patch 16
Blizzard has released StarCraft II beta patch 16, signaling the return of the beta. Get the notes here.
23rd June—Blizzard fanfiction contest
Blizzard is hosting their 2010 fanfiction contest, with entries due August 23rd. Read the rules here.
18th June—Join the Dominion propaganda
Blizzard is displaying Terran Dominion-themed content on their website. By taking quizzes, submitting propaganda posters and linking it to Facebook, more content will be released. See the Dominion area here.
25th March—Beta Patch #6, Beta reset and BlizzCon announced
Blizzard released the newest StarCraft II beta patch. See notes here. The beta database was reset as well, wiping characters, friends lists, profiles and league/ladder placements; see source here. BlizzCon 2010 was also announced; see source here.