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StarCraft II
Posted on 24/03/10, 10:27 am

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Plutonium

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The all awaited franchise from Blizzard Starcraft 2, is a military science fiction real-time strategy video game currently under development by Blizzard Entertainment as a sequel to the award-winning 1998 video game StarCraft. The game is being developed for concurrent release on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. The release date is based upon the game meeting Blizzard's quality standards; however, parent company Activision Blizzard anticipates Wings of Liberty to be released in the first half of 2010. StarCraft II is split into three installments: the base game with the subtitle Wings of Liberty, and two expansion packs, Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void.

Wings of Liberty story:

Set in the 26th century in a distant part of the Milky Way galaxy, the game is built around three species: the Terrans, human exiles from Earth; the Zerg, a race of insectoid genetic assimilators; and the Protoss, a species with vast psionic power. Wings of Liberty specifically focuses on the Terrans, while the expansions Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void focus on the Zerg and Protoss, respectively. The game is set four years after the events of StarCraft: Brood War, and follows the exploits of Jim Raynor as he leads an insurgent group against the autocratic Terran Dominion. However, unable to inflict major damage against the Dominion, Raynor's forces are relegated to the roles of mercenaries, recovering artifacts of an ancient species thought extinct, the Xel'Naga, for their enigmatic employers. The game reunites old characters from the original game, as well as introducing new characters and locations to the franchise.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starcraft_2

Currently in Beta testing, and is planned for a release later this year. There is no official date as of this moment. The plan for the release, is that there will be 3 different copies. The first one to be released is Wings of Liberty, which is the Terran campaign. The Zerg and Protoss copies will be sold later on. Remember the project Starcraft Ghost project that was scrapped a few years back. It has been over 10 years since Brood War was released, and this will finally give players of the original Starcraft game some news.



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Re: StarCraft II
Posted on 25/03/10, 12:31 am

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Do you happen to have the demo download Pluto? That'd be reaaaaaaally cool. :D



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Re: StarCraft II
Posted on 25/03/10, 12:45 am

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Demo download? Or beta download.



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Re: StarCraft II
Posted on 25/03/10, 11:21 am

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Lale

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Dunno what the difference is, I guess any of em its okay.



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Re: StarCraft II
Posted on 25/03/10, 03:19 pm

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Lale, to even play the beta, you'll need a CD Key that they give out if you make a Battlenet 2.0 account. You'll have to wait awhile though, since they don't give them out right away. It took me 2~3 months after account creation before they gave me one.



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Re: StarCraft II
Posted on 25/03/10, 06:32 pm

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Its okay, already found the beta with the crack.



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Re: StarCraft II
Posted on 04/05/10, 12:58 pm

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STARCRAFT 2 Wings of Liberty will be released on July 27, 2010 FTW!

Time to save money for the original Clap

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Posted on 04/05/10, 01:22 pm

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You can pre-order them awhile ago in Canada, but now the official prices come out.

$59.99 for Wings of Liberty.

Zerg and Protoss boxes will be out later, which sucks badly. :/



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Re: StarCraft II
Posted on 05/05/10, 03:37 am

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lamevil

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woooo! SC2 FTWWWW!! XD!

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Posted on 05/05/10, 07:36 am

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mikan

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ive been waiting for these for ages like I was still a kid. when CS took over SC. xD finally.



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Re: StarCraft II
Posted on 05/05/10, 10:11 am

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asuna

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hell, it's about time...

but 3 games for 3 campaigns? it better be worth the extra money..

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Re: StarCraft II
Posted on 05/05/10, 12:35 pm

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Yep, online play is the same on the 3 boxes. The campaigns should be really big though. A lot longer than they were in SC1.



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Posted on 06/05/10, 09:54 am

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Wooooo!!!! Yeah!!! I wanna play it though i think my computer can't handle it



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Re: StarCraft II
Posted on 06/05/10, 11:00 am

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You can probably handle it, on lowest possible settings. The developers at starcraft made the game on a single core CPU, so you should be able to handle it, just not on highest settings.



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Posted on 07/05/10, 08:26 am

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really? thanks for the info....now i can't wait



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Posted on 08/05/10, 12:32 am

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The box comes with campaign mode which apparently has 29 missions, some mini-games (?), and the multiplayer (Battle.net) online play.



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Posted on 10/05/10, 11:33 am

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mini-games? now that's something new...

not DOTA, Starcraft style, i hope? Tongue

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Posted on 10/05/10, 12:09 pm

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The Starcraft 2 map editor can make any type of game you want.

Dota, Counter-Strike, Resident Evil, Tetris, you name it, the engine is that powerful.



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Re: StarCraft II
Posted on 03/06/10, 09:59 pm


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wow SC 2!!!

where i can find the source of this game?

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Re: StarCraft II
Posted on 06/06/10, 09:09 pm

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Jerec

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Beta ends tomorrow.

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Re: StarCraft II
Posted on 06/06/10, 10:37 pm

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Karinu-chan

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Hmm, hopefuly it's gonna come out good, I'll finally have something to play on a long term. xD Looking forward to it!



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Posted on 09/06/10, 09:34 pm

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Jerec

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Although the beta's ended or is on some hiatus, there is a way to play the game with user-made AIs.

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Re: StarCraft II
Posted on 12/06/10, 05:44 pm

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Anyone who havent seen the screenshots yet, here it is.


Amazed



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Posted on 12/06/10, 06:27 pm

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Jerec

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In the first screencap, are those Thors? They don't seem to look the same as in the beta, if I recall correctly.

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Re: StarCraft II
Posted on 12/06/10, 07:28 pm

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mikan

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yup, a lot of people said that they look diff now. well still awesome. Amazed



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