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BlizzCast Episode 3: The Evolution of the Zerg
Episode three of BlizzCast has been posted on Blizzard’s site. This one features the most interesting interview to date ? a long chat with Dustin Browder, StarCraft 2’s lead game designer, and a community Q&A. Here are the highlights of the talk, of which there are many: * Dustin reiterates many times that the Zerg is the ...
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Q&A 39.5 and the Conclusion of I
The StarCraft 2 fanssite StarcraftCZ had won the I <3 SC contest and has received the privilege of having a special Q&A session with Karune, Blizzard ’s RTS community manager. They get in a few interesting questions, to which Karune answers thouroughly. 1) How many units can Nydus Worm and Phase Prism transport (does it depend to ...
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Karunology: Terran Infantry, Building Broodlings, AA Thor
StarCraft 2 updates are scarce, but Karune has released quite a bit of Information last week on Battle.net’s official StarCraft 2 Forum. Karune’s comments, once compiled, provide decent amount of insight into the current build, being informative and on-topic even more than some of the Q&As. The first group of answers deals with the Terran Infantry, specifically its ...
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Q&A 39: No Off-Creep Zerg Colonies; Map Maker Series
Another Q&A in the map maker series has been posted by Karune, Blizzard’s RTS community manager. This one explores the map making capabilities of ScumEdit even further by answering eight fan-submitted questions. First, Karune gives us an update about an issue that we learned about in the last Q&A, regarding the mobile Zerg defenses: Q. Are the ...
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StarCraft 2 Terran Versus Terran Gameplay Video
A new StarCraft 2 gameplay video has surfaced on YouTube, featuring a late game battle between two opposing Terran armies. The forces mainly consist of Thors, Siege Tanks, Battlecrusiers, and a single Banshee. The video exposes new facets of the StarCraft 2 Terran race, which we will explore here. Thors are used as all-rounded units and ...
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Official StarCraft 2 Requirements Officially Denied
An official denial from Blizzard has put an end to the recent rumors surrounding the supposed system requirements for StarCraft 2. Despite the fact the requirements were published in a respectable, well circulated Spanish magazine, they were nothing but fictional. So the following: Is nothing but a guess, probably based on the the configuration of the PCs that ...
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New StarCraft 2 Zerg Unit Page: The Baneling
The Zerg’s unit database has been increased by 33% today, with the official introduction of the Baneling. The Baneling has received a lot of scrutiny lately, coupled with many changes to its look and attributes, and has now matured enough to warrant a page on StarCraft2.com. BANELING Type: Sapper Core Genus: Zergling Primary Attack: Volatile Burst The Baneling is a ...
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StarCraft 2 System Requirements Revealed
A Spanish gaming magazine, Micromania, has conducted an interview with Blizzard reps while visiting their headquarters. The only new information that’s been gathered is these system requirements for StarCraft 2 (read on for the translation). Minumum Requirements GFX: GeForce 7/8 Series or Radeon 1000/2000 with 256 MB RAM CPU: Pentium 4 RAM: 1 GB Internet: ADSL 1 Mbit Recommended Requirements GFX: GeForce ...
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Zerg Swarm Guardian and New Terran Nomad Screenshots
Coming in a bit late, today we’re reporting that StarCraft 2 Forum has gotten their hands on two in game screenshots with what looks to be the new Zerg Swarm Guardian unit. In the first picture, the Swarm Guardian can relatively clearly be seen in the top right corner. Another unidentified unit is found in the ...
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StarCraft 2 Q&A 38: Offensive Creeping, Surviving Psi-Storms
Today’s Q&A, posted by Karune, Blizzard’s RTS community manager, contains a whopping nine questions. No other special sections are included, however - not even the usual Chat with Devs. The wealth of answers, which Karune continues to supply throughout the thread, makes up for it. 1. If the Roach is hit by any spell like “plague” ...
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BlizzCon 2008 Announced
Blizzard has announced the 3rd annual BlizzCon event, which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on October 10 and 11. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment®’s Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises. In response to the demand to accommodate more attendees, this year’s event has expanded ...
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Q&A 37: Nomad Mines, Reaper Explosives, Flying Banelings
Karune, Blizzard’s RTS community manager, has posted Q&A batch #37 on battle.net. This one features a Chat with Devs and the 6 standard questions - including one of our own. Chat with Devs: One of the latest changes the Devs are trying for the Nomad is replacing their previous stationary Mine Drone with Spider Mines. The ...
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DIY Terran Marine Gauss Rifle
“papírového modelu kanónu terranského Mari?áka” is the topic of today’s post. Extremely dedicated fans from the Czech Republic have created a true to form paper-based model of the Terran Marine ’s 8mm C-14 Impaler Gauss Rifle . The rifle is presented from every possible angle in the picture gallery of this Czech StarCraft 2 site, but for those of ...
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WWI StarCraft 2 Tournament and the New BlizzStore
Blizzard has announced that a StarCraft 2 tournament will take place during this year’s Worldwide Invitational event in Paris, on the 28th and 29th of June. The 2 versus 2 tournament will pitch WWI visitors against each other and give them a chance to win prizes. To enter the tournament, players must have a ticket ...
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Q&A 36: Nukes Vs Immortals, Roach Micro, Hallucination 2
Batch #36 of Q&As is here. Featuring ScreenCraft in form an action packed Baneling assault screenshot, the fresh information deals mainly with very specific StarCraft 2 unit details. Starting off, here’s the new picture and its description: ScreenCraft: This batch’s screenshot is to show the significant size increase of the Baneling since the original Protoss announcement ...
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Beyond StarCraft 3D - StarCraft 2 New Gameplay Concepts
Since its unveiling in May 2007, Star Craft 2 has been constantly either criticized or praised for the similarity to its masterpiece predecessor. Unlike the WarCraft and Diablo game series sequels, Blizzard’s StarCraft sequel is not radically different from StarCraft. At first glance, the Terran, Protoss and Zerg clash again, with only slightly modified arsenals ...
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Q&A 35: Walking Colonies, Flying Worms, Batterships
The 35th batch of questions and answers has been posted on Battle .net by Karune, Blizzard’s RTS community manager. This one includes an elaborate Gameplay Blog section, a Chat with the Devs, and eight (!) answers. Chat with the Devs: The Dev team has been working hard to find the best defense mechanic that works for the ...
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StarCraft 2 April Discussion Topic: The Baneling
It’s time for a new monthly discussion topic, created by Blizzard for the purpose of gathering fan feedback. This month’s topic is the Baneling, a Zerg unit that’s been revealed way back, during the initial StarCraft 2 announcement in Korea. The Baneling has changed since, but Blizzard is still unsure about its role on the ...
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Q&A 34: Strike Fighters, Free Marines, Corrupting Clouds
Q&A 34 is here. Plenty of new post-Zerg information is presented, but everything is far from being final. Here’s how Karune, Blizzard’s RTS community manager, introduced this batch: So now that all three races are out of the bag, you may have thought you’ve seen it all- nope! The Dev Team is still working very hard ...
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April Fools? Tauren Marine; 10 Year StarCraft Interview
This year’s Blizzard ’s April Fools’ stunt introduces a new unit that’s going to leave a heavy hoofprint on the StarCraft universe: The Tauren Marine. This fictional-fictional unit was born in a crossover between the WarCraft and StarCraft universes, and the end result is a superunit of epic proportions. Tauren Marine Trains From: Mulgore Armament: 88mm Impala Gauss Rifle Role: ...
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StarCraft 10 Years Old - I
Blizzard is celebrating 10 years of Star Craft and would like everyone to join in on the fun: In celebration of StarCraft’s 10-year anniversary, we’d like to invite every one of you to participate in our “I <3 SC” photo mosaic project. This is your chance to be a part of StarCraft history, as we bring together ...
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Q&A 33: Hunter Ghosts, Shared Nydus Worms, Taiwan Build
Another batch of Q&A has been posted by Karune, Blizzard?s RTS community manager. This Gameplay series post also includes the recently introduced ScreenCraft; screenshots taken as per fans’ request. This time, it’s a Protoss versus Zerg shot titled “Psi Onslaught“. As requested by the community, the Protoss have brought their heavy hitters in this psi onslaught ...
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Karunology: Unique Units, Offensive Queen, Bigger Banelings
Karune, Blizzard’s RTS community manager, has sprinkled a few new bits of information on the Battle .net forums. First, he is asked about his thoughts regarding StarCraft 2’s unique units: In the current build, only the Queen is ‘unique’ (only limited to 1 per Zerg player at any given time). The Thor is currently the Terran’s primary ground ...
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Post-Zerg Q&A and Interview with Blizzard Developers
Incgamers has conducted a very informative interview with Blizzard’s top developers: Dustin Browder (Lead Designer), Chris Sigaty (Lead Producer) and Samwise Didier (Art Director). They ask some important questions and receive detailed responses. Here are the major highlights: The Mothership seems like an extremely powerful unit, are there any counters to it? Sure! It has been changed ...
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Blizzard 2008 Worldwide Invitational Tickets On Sale
Tickets for Blizzard ’s upcoming major event, the 2008 Worldwide Invitational, are about to go on sale in two days. On the 20th of March - this Thursday, fans of Blizzard and their games will be able to purchase tickets to the event. What exactly is planned for the event? The Worldwide Invitational is a two-day event bringing ...
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StarCraft 2 Korean and Chinese Build Summary
The stream of information continues. Fans who were lucky enough to visit the events held by Blizzard in the far east are still supplying us with new interesting tidbits about the game, which we will summarize here. Note that the builds showcased in different locations have small changes and inconsistencies between them - the Roach, for ...
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Fans Visit Blizzard?s HQ, Return with Answers
Several representatives from US-based StarCraft fansites have gotten the chance to visit Blizzard ’s Headquarters in Irving, California, and reported back with plenty of clarifications concerning gameplay, balance and unit roles. The reports shed new light upon key units such as the Zerg Queen, Protoss Colossus and the Terran Thor. They also discuss other interesting adjustments made ...
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Blizzard?s Rush: 36 Hours of Zerg
The Zerg are here. Ending a long period of Rumors and leaks, Blizzard has once again chosen an event held in Korea to announce the latest major development in the StarCraft Universe. On March 10th, 2008, Blizzard has unleashed a true Zerg Rush of information dealing with the long awaited third race. The large amount of screenshots, ...
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Q&A 32: ScreenCraft, Transporting Allies, Anti-Grav Moved
The 32nd batch of questions and answers is here. This is one of the most important Q&As to date, featuring four new action packed screenshots alongside the usual five answers. The screenshots expose the new artistic direction Blizzard had decided to take with StarCraft 2, and also reveal three new units that have recently been ...
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Q&A 32: ScreenCraft, Transporting Allies, Anti-Grav MovedMore articles from this author:
The 32nd batch of questions and answers is here. This is one of the most important Q&As to date, featuring four new action packed screenshots alongside the usual 5 answers. The screenshots expose the new artistic direction Blizzard had decided to take with StarCraft 2, and also reveal three new units that have recently been ...
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